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Current Awards

faculty research awards

Faculty Research Awards


2020

Alice Olmstead, Department of Physics, from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $146,112 for the project Furthering the Work of STEM Undergraduate Transformation. (1/1/20-12/31/20)
 


2019

Sarah Rebecah Fritts and Ivan Castro-Arellano, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife in the amount of $499,980 for the project Distribution and Abundance of Summer Bats in Texas. (10/3/19-8/31/24)

Farhad Ameri, Department of Engineering Technology, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the amount of $87,272 for the project Ontology Modeling and Data Integration for Agri-Food Supply Chain Traceability. (10/1/19-9/30/20)

Ziliang Zong and Yan Yan, Department of Computer Science, from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $500,000 for the project CNS Core: Small: Interpretable Multi-Model Neural Network Pruning for Edge Devices. (10/1/19-9/30/22)

Heather Galloway, Honors College; Eleanor Close, Department of Physics; Li Feng, Department of Finance and Economics; Cynthia Luxford, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; and Alice Olmstead, Department of Physics; from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $2.5M for the project Building Capacity: Creating Faculty-Student Communities for Culturally Relevant Institutional Change. (10/1/19-9/30/24)

Benjamin Schwartz, Edwards Aquifer Research Data Center, from the City of San Marcos in the amount of $22,146.16 for the project Interlocal Agreement for Collection of Analysis of Organic Wastewater Contaminants. (9/25/19-9/24/24)

Christopher Rhodes, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from the U.S. Army ONRRS San Diego in the amount of $234,020 for the project HSI: Equipment for Unitized Fuel Cells Research and Education. (9/13/19-9/12/20)

Gregory Passty and Susan Romanella, College of Science and Engineering, from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $481,655 for the project H-LSAMP: Houston-STEM Pathways and Research Alliance. (9/1/19-3/1/24)

Astrid Schwalb, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife in the amount of $5,000 for the project Zebra Mussel Monitoring in Texas Water Bodies. (9/1/19-11/3019)

Carolyn Pesthy, Department of Biology, from the State of Texas in the amount of $17,422 for the project Joint Admission Medical Program. (8/31/19-8/31/20)

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from TX Dept. of Transportation Research & Technology in the amount of $625,912 for the project ESA Compliance Monitoring and Avoidance Measures. (8/23/19-8/31/21)

Shannon Weigum, Department of Biology, from Nanohmics, Inc. in the amount of $37,180 for the project Aptamer Beacons for Manual and Remote Automated Microbial Detection. (8/19/19-2/18/20)

Yan Yan, Department of Computer Science, from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $109, 982 for CNS Code: Small: Collaborative: Content-Based Viewpoint Prediction Framework. (8/15/19-7/31/22)

Jesus Jimenez, Semih Aslan, Damian Valles Molina, and Giorgios Koutitas, Ingram School of Engineering, and Francis Mendez, McCoy College of Business, from Toyota Material Handling North America in the amount of $197,411 for the project Using Industry 4.0 Digital Twins to Model Human Labor in Smart Material Handling. (8/14/19-7/31/20)

Andrea Banzatti, Department of Physics, from the Space Telescope Science Institute in the amount of $10,693 for the project Measuring Residual H2 Gas from Small to Large Gaps in Protoplanetary Disks. (8/1/19-7/31/20).

Benjamin Schwartz and Weston Nowlin, Edwards Aquifer Research Data Center, from the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department in the amount of $79,926 for the project Aquifer Ecology of the Barton Springs Pool of the Edwards Aquifer. (8/1/19-7/31/21)

Yong Yang and Thomas Keller, Department of Mathematics, from the National Science Foundation, in the amount of $15,000 for the project China-US Group Theory Summit 2019. (8/1/19-1/3/20)

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from Bastrop County in the amount of $37,682.33 for the project Bastrop County (O'Grady) Houston Toad. (8/1/19-12/31/19)

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from Bastrop County Local Government in the amount of $11,466.78 for the project Green Valley Drive Low Water Crossing Demolition Project. (7/20/19-10/31/19)

Alexander Zakhidov, Department of Physics, from the Office of Naval Research in the amount of $141,466 for the project MSI - High-Bandgap Hybrid Perocskytes for Efficient Underwater Solar Cells. (7/1/19-6/30/20)

Sarah Rebecah Fritts, Department of Biology, from Texas Christian University in the amount of $179,470 for the project Evaulating Species-Specific Responses of Bats to Acoustic Deterrents. (7/1/19-12/31/19)

Yihong Chen, Ingram School of Engineering, from Electroninks, Inc., in the amount of $25,556.60 for the project Aerosol Jet Printing and Evaluation of Innovative Electronic Inks. (7/1/19-12/31/19)

Alice Olmstead, Department of Physics, from Western Michigan University in the amount of $34,417 for the project Facilitating Improvement in Undergraduate STEM Instruction. (6/25/19-6/30/20)

Blagoy Rangelov, Department of Physics, from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in the amount of $40,185 for the project The Intermediate-Age Cluster GLIMPSE-C01. (6/24/19-6/23/21)

Benjamin Hutchins, College of Science and Engineering, from the City of San Marcos, Texas in the amount of $1,325 for the project Aquatic Science Adventure Camp. (5/7/19-5/7/20)

Camila Carlos-Shanley, Department of Biology, from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the amount of $12,538 for the project Functional Genomics of Bacteria Associated with Wild and Captive-Reared Comal Species. (5/1/19-4/30/20)

Soon Jae Lee, Yoo-Jae Kim, and Hyunhwan Kim, Department of Engineering Technology, from the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Technology in the amount of $16,913.22 for the project Development of Road Pavements Quality Management System based on IoT Technology. (4/30/19-12/13/19)

Jitendra Tate, Ingram School of Engineering, from Jacobs Technology in the amount of $11,000 for the project Additive Manufacturing Process for Extruding a UHTR Composite. (4/23/19-10/23/19)

Qingkai Yu, Ingram School of Engineering, from Southwest Research Institute in the amount of $39,869.60 for the project Developing Graphene Foil Technology for Instruments Targeting Low-Energy Ring Cu. (4/19/20-6/25/21)

Yong Yang, Department of Mathematics, from the American Mathematical Society in the amount of $4800 for AMS Fan Fund Travel Grant. (9/1/19-8/31/20)

Thomas Myers and Madhavie Edirisooriya, Materials Applic. ORSP, from First Solar, Inc. in the amount of $100,074 for the project CdTe Back Contact Using Molecular Beam Expitaxy. (7/1/19 - 2/1/21)

Blagoy Rangelov, Department of Physics, from Jacobs Technology in the amount of $9,992.40 for the project Orbital Debris Research. (6/3/19-8/16/19)

Todd Hudnall, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from the Welch Foundation in the amount of $195,000 for the project Diborylcarbenes: A Decades Old Search for Unprecedented Electrophilic Carbenes. (6/1/19-5/31/22)

Thomas Myers, Materials Application Research Center, from MicroPower Global Corporation in the amount of $224,250 for the project Thermoelectric Device Prototype Research and Development. (5/15/19-8/31/20)

Astrid Schwalb and Thomas Hardy, Department of Biology, from Texas A&M Agrilife Research in the amount of $33,451 for the project Environmental Flow Regime Assessment and Development of a Monitoring Framework. (3/21/19-12/15/20)

Christopher Rhodes, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from the Office of Naval Research in the amount of $149,988.52 for the project Bifunctional Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cells. (3/1/19 - 2/28/22)

Max Warshauer, Department of Mathematics, from the American Mathematical Society in the amount of $13,000 for the project American Mathematical Society Epsilon Fund. (2/5/19 - 8/31/19)

Alexander Kornienko, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the amount of $461,764 from National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute for the project Acid-sensitive Glioblastoma Prodrugs derived from Ophiobolin A. (2/1/19 - 1/31/22)

Caitlin Gabor, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham, Attorneys at Law in the amount of $10,675. for the project The Relationship Between Environmental Variables, Stress, and Diversity in Fish. (1/24/19 - 12/31/19)

Heping Chen and Stan McClellan, Ingram School of Engineering, from Jacobs Technology in the amount of $12,650 for the project Development of Particle Storage Receptacles – T.O. #527720. (1/23/19 - 5/24/19)

Heping Chen and Stan McClellan, Ingram School of Engineering, from Jacobs Technology in the amount of $11,750 for the project Intuitive Interface between Operator and Machinery – Michael Tellez/Internship. (1/22/19 - 5/24/19)

Clay Green and Thom Hardy, Department of Biology, and Jennifer Jensen, Department of Geography, from U.S. Department of Interior – Fish and Wildlife Service in the amount of $77,000 for the project Outreach and End-user Support to Implement Shared Conservation Priority Actions. (1/1/19 - 9/30/19)

Soon Jae Lee and Byung Cae Kim, Department of Engineering Technology, from Poinix, Inc., in the amount of $29,164 for the project Development of Rubbertized Asphalt Binder for Double-Layer Low-Noise Pavement YR2.(1/1/19-12/31/19)

Soon Jae Lee and Hyunhwan Kim, Department of Engineering Technology, from Chung-Ang University in the amount of $54,430 for the project Develop Asphalt Overlay Methods/evaluate Bonding Strength of Emulsified Asphalt Yr 2. (1/1/19 - 12/31/19)

Weston Nowlin, Department of Biology, from US Fish and Wildlife Service in the amount of $92,097 for the project Examination of the Life History of the Comal Springs Riffle Beetle (Heterelmis comalensis) and Assessment of Factors which affect Pupation Rates. (1/1/19 - 12/31/19)

Sarah Rebecah Fritts and Rebecca Rylander, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham in the amount of $9,049.00 for the project Blackcrested Titmice Ecology. (1/1/19-12/31/19)

William Brittain, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from Jacobs Technology in the amount of $166,080 for the project Task Order #52772. (1/1/19 - 1/1/20)