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Faculty Research Awards 2021


MAY 2021

Maria del Mar Huertas Pau and Camila Carlos-Shanley, Department of Biology, from U.S. Dept of Agriculture - NIFA in the amount of $298,560.00 for the project Development Of Nasal And Gut Probiotics To Protect Intensive Catfish Culture Against Edwardsiella Ictaluri Infections (09/01/21-08/31/23).

Timothy Bonner, Department of Biology, from Lower Colorado River Authority in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project Distributional and Habitat Surveys to Assess Potential Future Restoration and Reintroduction Sites for Texas Fatmucket in the Upper Colorado River Basin (04/30/21-10/31/23).

Keisuke Ikehata, Ingram School of Engineering, from U.S. Department of the Interior Denver Federal Center  in the amount of $250,000.00 for the project Enhanced Water Recover by a Combination of Photobiological Process and Secondary Reverse Osmosis Lifecycle Cost Analysis and Mini-Pilot Study (03/23/21-06/30/23).

Farhad Ameri and Seyedmeysam Khaleghian, Department of Engineering Technology, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $392,737.00 for the project REU Site: Multidisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates in Advanced Manufacturing (05/15/21-04/30/24).

Hiroaki Tanaka, Department of Mathematics, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $84,058.00 for the project CAREER: Higher Algebra and Symplectic Geometry (08/01/21-07/31/26).

APRIL 2021

Yong Yang and Thomas Keller, Department of Mathematics, from National Security Agency in the amount of $88,137.00 for the project NSA REU Algebra, Combinatorics and Statistics (04/15/21-04/15/23).

Jessica Dutton, Department of Biology, from Texas A & M University in the amount of $142,564.00 for the project Mercury and Plastic in Commercial and Recreational Fisheries in Lavaca, Matagorda, and San Antonio Bays: Risk Assessment and Interaction between the Two Contaminants (03/01/21-02/28/22).

Feng Wang and Xiaohua Luo, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project National Summer Transportation Institute (03/26/21-11/30/22).

Eduardo Perez, Ingram School of Engineering, from Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project A Simulation-Based Data Driven Approach to Manage the Allocation of Airport Security Screening Resources in Airport Terminal Checkpoints (05/01/21-04/30/22).

Eduardo Perez, Ingram School of Engineering, from Arizona State University in the amount of $14,682.00 for the project A Simulation-Based Data Driven Approach to Manage the Allocation of Airport Security Screening Resources in Airport Terminal Checkpoints (05/02/21-05/01/22).

Max Warshauer, Department of Mathematics, from American Mathematical Society in the amount of $8,300.00 for the project Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp (03/24/21-02/28/22).

MARCH 2021

Zhijie Dong, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Science Foundation a budget increase in the amount of $48,545.00 for the project CRII:CIF: CRII: CIF: A Machine Learning-based Computational Framework for Large-Scale Stochastic Programming (07/29/20-05/31/22). 

Blagoy Rangelov, Department of Physics, from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in the amount of $32,756.00 for the project Survey of Gamma-Ray Pulsars (01/11/21-01/10/22).

Clay Green, Department of Biology, from Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program in the amount of $1,000.00 for the project Assessing Optimal Foraging Habitat of Wintering Reddish Egrets in the Laguna Madre, Texas. (11/01/20-12/10/21).

Rachel Davenport, Department of Biology, from Texas Higher Ed Coordinating Board in the amount of $5,000.00 for the project THECB OER GREER GRANT (01/11/21-01/10/22).

Christopher Rhodes, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from Office of Naval Research in the amount of $35,805.00 for the project Three-Dimensional Nickel Hydroxide Cathodes for Energy Dense, Safe Nickel-Zinc Batteries (02/16/21-02/15/24).

Gregory Passty, College of Science and Engineering, from Texas Southern University in the amount of $96,331.00 for the project HSI: Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance H-LSAMP Year 3 (03/01/21-02/28/22).

Timothy Bonner, Department of Biology, from Cardno, Inc. in the amount of $9,356.00 for the project CARDNO: Pier Installation on US83 Crossing at Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos (03/05/21-12/31/21).

Anthony Torres, Department of Engineering Technology, from Minnesota Department of Transportation in the amount of $100,000.00 for the project Enhanced Entrained Air Void System Characterization for Durable Highway Concrete (03/08/21-09/30/22).

FEBRUARY 2021

Timothy Bonner, Department of Biology, from Bio-West, Inc. a budget increase in the amount of $25,000.00 for the project Biological Monitoring in the Comal and San Marcos Spring Systems (01/01/14-12/15/21). 

Soon-Jae Lee, Yoo Jae Kim and Hyunhwan Kim, Ingram School of Engineering, from Korea a budget increase in the amount of $34,200.00 for the project Development of Road Pavement Quality Management System Based on IoT Technology - Analysis of quality management of asphalt concrete pavement construction (04/30/19-12/31/21).

Noland Martin, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham (Ecolab) in the amount of $7,688.00 for the project Berberis Habitat Associations (01/01/21-12/31/21).

Jason Martina and Paula Williamson, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the amount of $99,292.00 for the project Habitat Assessment, Monitoring, and Landowner Outreach for Leavenworthia Texana and Physaria Pallida (01/25/21-12/31/23).

Keisuke Ikehata, Ingram School of Engineering, from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in the amount of $18,470.00 for the project New Application Survey of Water and Wastewater Treatment Using Ozonation (01/18/21-03/31/21).

Jelena Tesic, Department of Computer Science, from Mayachitra, Inc. in the amount of $99,993.00 for the project Object Cueing Using Biomimetic Approaches to Visual Information Processing (01/11/21-12/17/22).

Feng Wang and Xiaohua Luo, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project I-Corps StarImage: Cost-effectiveness Improved Automated Pavement Condition Survey System (01/15/21-06/30/21).

Yoichi Miyahara, Department of Physics, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $82,521.00 for the project CAREER: Characterization of Quantum Dot Qubits by Scannable Mechanical Resonator (02/01/21-01/31/26).

Xijun Shi, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the amount of $1,500.00 for the project HSI: Living Building Materials for Lunar and Martian Construction (01/08/21-01/07/22).

Christopher Serenari, Kristy Daniel and Elena Rubino, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the amount of $105,000.00 for the project Testing Communication Strategies to Increase Houston Toad Safe Harbor Agreement Enrollment (01/01/21-12/31/22).

Joseph Veech, Department of Biology, from U.S. Department of Interior in the amount of $50,655.00 for the project Fiscal Year 2020 Candidate Conservation Action Fund (01/01/21-09/30/22).

Hongchi Shi, Apan Qasem and Jill Seaman, Department of Computer Science, from Northeastern University in the amount of $60,000.00 for the project Data Collection and Analysis for Broadening Participation in Computing (01/12/21- 01/11/23).

Stan McClellan, Ingram School of Engineering, from Jacobs Technology in the amount of $115,320.00 for the project Texas State Jacobs Agreement (02/15/21- 02/11/22).

JANUARY 2021

Alice Olmstead, Department of Physics, from National Science Foundation a budget increase in the amount of $158,646.00 for the project Furthering the Work of STEM Undergraduate Transformation: Modeling Instructional Change Teams (01/01/20-12/31/22). 

Farhad Ameri, Department of Engineering Technology, from National Institute of Stand’s a budget increase in the amount of $41,727.00 for the project Ontology Modeling and Data Integration for Agri-Food Supply Chain Traceability (10/01/20-09/30/21).

Martin Burtscher, Department of Computer Science, from University of Texas at Austin in the amount of $30,388.00 for the project Exascale Predictive Simulation of Inductively Coupled Plasma Torches (9/30/20-09/29/21).

Timothy Bonner, Department of Biology, from Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in the amount of $499,999.00 for the project Range-wide Survey for Louisiana Pigtoe Pleurobema Riddellii and Texas Heelsplitter Potamilus Amphichaenus (12/21/20-05/31/23).

Feng Wang, John Schemmel and Xiaohua Luo, Ingram School of Engineering, from U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration in the amount of $10,000.00 for the project Administration of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition at Texas State University (11/30/20-08/31/21).

Sarah Fritts and Rebekah Rylander, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham in the amount of $6,627.00 for the project Sociality of the Black-Crested Titmouse (Baeolophus Atricristatus) in the Texas Hill Country: An Examination Across Counties (01/13/21-12/31/21).

Sarah Fritts Department of Biology, from Bowman Consulting Group in the amount of $31,382.00 for the project Comparing Thermal Imaging Cameras to Acoustic Detectors for Pre-construction Bat Risk Assessments (01/14/21-01/13/23).

Caitlin Gabor, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham in the amount of $9,872.00 for project The Relationship Between Land Use Conversion, Stress, and Diversity with Focus on Fish and Amphibians (01/14/21-12/31/21).

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2020

Timothy Bonner, Department of Biology, from U.S. Dept of the Interior Intermountain Region Office/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the amount of $75,000.00 for Distributional and habitat surveys to assess potential future restoration and reintroduction sites for Texas Fatmucket in the Upper Colorado River Basin (11/01/20-10/31/23).

Timothy Bonner, Department of Biology, from U.S. Dept of the Interior Intermountain Region Office/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the amount of $75,000.00 for Distributional and habitat surveys to assess potential future restoration and reintroduction sites for Guadalupe Fatmucket in the Guadalupe River Basin (11/01/20-10/31/23).

Yihong Chen, Ingram School of Engineering, from Nanohmics, Inc. in the amount of $38,000.00 for Broadband Antennas for Photonic Receiver (08/07/20-02/03/21).

Yihong Chen, Ingram School of Engineering, from Northrop Grumman Corporation in the amount of $15,000.00 for Emerging Low-Cost Reconfigurable Electronics (10/08/20-10/07/21).

Jitendra Tate, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Research International Company in the amount of $50,742.00 for Additive Manufacturing (AM) of Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) Using Preceramic Polymer Resin (09/11/20-09/30/21).

Feng Wang, John Schemmel and Xiaohua Luo, Ingram School of Engineering, from U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration in the amount of $7,000.00 for Administration of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition at Texas State University (11/30/20-08/31/21).

Feng Wang, John Schemmel and Xiaohua Luo, Ingram School of Engineering, from U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration in the amount of $8,500.00 for Administration of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition at Texas State University (11/30/20-08/31/21).

Bikai Nie, Department of Mathematics, from University of Colorado at Denver in the amount of $36,539.00 for Implementing Techtivities to Promote Covariational Reasoning and Instructional Transformation in College Algebra (ITsCRITiCAL) (10/01/20-09/30/21).

Jacob Fillman, Department of Biology, from Simons Foundation in the amount of $8,400.00 for Spectral Theory of Quasicrystals (09/01/20-08/31/2025).

Astrid Schwalb, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Federal in the amount of $39,717.00 for Early Detection and Population Monitoring of Zebra Mussels in Texas Reservoirs (11/20/20-08/31/2021).

Astrid Schwalb, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - State in the amount of $13,239.00 for Early Detection and Population Monitoring of Zebra Mussels in Texas Reservoirs (11/20/20-08/31/2021).

Paul Hawkins, Department of Mathematics, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $268,417.00 for Collaborative Research: ECR DBER DCL: Comprehending Conditional Claims' Proofs Organically (C3PO) (10/01/20-09/30/23).

Farhad Ameri, Department of Engineering Technology, from National Institute of Stand’s in the amount of $35,000.00 for Ontology Modeling and Data Integration for Agri-Food Supply Chain Traceability (10/01/20-09/30/21).

Farhad Ameri, Department of Engineering Technology, from National Institute of Stand’s in the amount of $50,235.00 for A Hybrid Approach for Developing, Extending, and Implementing Industrial Maintenance Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Ontologies to Support Smart Maintenance Diagnostics (10/01/20-09/30/21).

Jesus Jimenez, Francis Mendez and Eduardo Perez, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Workforce Commission in the amount of $197,751.00 for Exploratory Analysis and Quality Assurance to Support Texas State Use Program Administration (09/28/20-08/31/21).

Scott Walter, Department of Biology, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $122,967.00 for Collaborative Research: IRES Track 1: International: Socio-ecological Training in a Tropical Landscape (01/01/20-12/31/23).

Zhijie Dong, Benjamin Zhan and Feng Wang, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Department of Transportation in the amount of $108,897.00 for Dynamically Coordinated Logistics Planning to Improve Disaster Resilience in Food Security (09/01/20-08/31/22).

Yihong Chen, Ingram School of Engineering, from Nanohmics Inc. in the amount of $125,000.00 for Conformal, Peel-and-Stick Ferrite Waveguide Embedded in Road Striping (09/23/20-09/22/22).

Federico Aguayo, Tech, from Bill Spitzer and Associates, Inc. in the amount of $8,366 for Bill Spitzer and Associates Inc Testing Program (10/14/20-01/31/21).

Bahram Asiabanpour, Nicole Wagner and Maria del Mar Huertas Pau, Ingram School of Engineering, U.S. Dept of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Services in the amount of $249,985.00 for the project Bluewater: A Smart Circular Economy for Integrated Organic Hydroponic-Aquaponic Farming to Empower an Underrepresented Workforce (09/01/20-08/31/24).

Jessica Dutton and Weston Nowlin, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the amount of $99,964.00 for Intra- and Interspecies Variability in Mercury Accumulation in Texas Juvenile Sharks (09/01/20-08/31/22).

Astrid Schwalb, Department of Biology, from U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the amount of $623,579.00 for Predicting Ecological Futures in Texas Watersheds (07/01/20-09/29/21).

Weston Nowlin, Department of Biology, from U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the amount of $958,181.00  for the project Predicting Ecological Futures in Texas Watersheds (07/01/20-09/29/21).

Benjamin Schwartz, Department of Biology, from U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the amount of $618,848.00 for Predicting Ecological Futures in Texas Watersheds (07/01/20-09/29/21).

Tom Hardy, Department of Biology, from U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the amount of $283,646.00 for Predicting Ecological Futures in Texas Watersheds (07/01/20-09/29/21).

Federico Aguayo, John Schemmel and Evan Humphries, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Department of Transportation Research and Technology, received a budget supplement in the amount of $230,401 for the project 20-048 Use of Rapid Setting Hydraulic Cement (RSHC) for Structural Applications (07/03/19-08/31/21).

Liqin Du, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from NIH- National Cancer Institute in the amount of $445,639.00 for the project Molecular and Therapeutic Mechanisms of Differentiation-inducing MicroRNA MiR-506-3p in Neuroblastoma (09/01/20-08/31/23).

Feng Wang, John Schemmel and Xiaohua Luo, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division in the amount of $449,720.00 for the project 21-047 - Improve Data Quality for Automated Pavement Distress Data Collection (09/05/20-08/31/23).

Yihong Chen, Ingram School of Engineering, from Electroninks Inc. in the amount of $25,885.00 for the project Aerosol Jet Printing and Evaluation of Innovative Electronic Inks (09/23/20-03/23/21).

Yihong Chen, Ingram School of Engineering, from Nanohmics Inc. in the amount of $30,000.00 for the project Low-Cost, Broad-Spectrum Antenna for Expanding Rural Broadband Access (09/01/20-04/30/21).

Xiaoyu Xue, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from National Institute of General Medical Sciences in the amount of $436,350 for the project Roles of the Human UAP56 Helicase in Co-transcriptional R-loop Resolution and Genome Maintenance (09/01/20-08/31/21).

Camila Carlos-Shanley, Department of Biology, from US Fish and Wildlife Service in the amount of $24,943.00 for the project Microbiome of Comal Springs Riffle Beetles (09/010/20-08/31/21).

Bahram Asiabanpour and Nicole Wagner, Ingram School of Engineering, U.S. Dept of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Services in the amount of $249,985.00 for the project Bluewater: A Smart Circular Economy for Integrated Organic Hydroponic-Aquaponic Farming to Empower an Underrepresented Workforce (09/01/20-08/31/24).

Chris Nice and William Coleman, Department of Biology, National Cave and Karst Research Institute in the amount of $5,000.00 for the project Variance in Genetic Diversity of an Endangered Freshwater Beetle Before and After an Adverse Climatic Event (09/01/20-08/31/21).

Kevin Lewis and Cory Holland, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from National Institutes of Health in the amount of $428,767.00 for the project DNA Repair Pathways Preserve Cellular Homeostasis (08/01/20-07/31/23).

Dana Garcia, Department of Biology, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $366,693.00 for the project Collaborative Research: Gains and losses of sensory systems: Are convergent subterranean phenotypes produced by a common set of genetic rules? (09/01/20-08/31/23).

Carolyn Pesthy, Department of Biology, from Joint Admission Medical Program in the amount of $17,348.00 for the project Jamp Program FY 2021 (09/01/20-08/31/21).

Jessica Dutton, Department of Biology, from Texas A&M University – SRS received a budget increase in the amount of $400 for the project Selenium: Mercury Molar Ratios in Texas Commercial and Recreational Fisheries (06/15/20-01/31/21).

Jennifer Irvin and Jana Minifie, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from National Science Foundation received a budget increase in the amount of $84,700.00 for the project Type I: Texas State University I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship (9/01/18-8/31/21).

Xiaoyu Xue, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from National Institutes of General Medical Sciences in the amount of $436,350.00 for the project Roles of the Human UAP56 Helicase in Co-transcriptional R-loop Resolution and Genome Maintenance (09/01/20-08/31/23).

Zhijie Dong, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $4,064.00 for the project CRII: CIF: A Machine Learning-based Computational Framework for Large-Scale Stochastic Programming (07/29/20-05/31/2022).

Shane Yost, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund in the amount of $55,000.00 for the project Optimizing Organic Dyes for the use as a Photoorganocatalysis in C-C Bond Formation Reactions (07/01/20-8/31/22).

Chris Nice, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the amount of $25,207.00 for the project Population Genetic Assessment of Spring Salamanders in Central Texas (07/01/20-8/31/21).

Jessica Dutton, Department of Biology, from Texas A&M University-SRS in the amount of $6,300.00 for the project Rapid Response (06/15/20-1/31/21).

Martin Burtscher, Department of Computer Science, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $102,171.00 for the project Collaborative Research: SHF: Medium: Practical and Rigorous Correctness Checking and  Preservation for Irregular Parallel Programs (08/01/20-7/31/21).

Oleg Komogortsev, Department of Computer Science, from Facebook Technologies LLC in the amount of $255,787.00 for the project Eye Movement Prediction on Virtual Reality Platforms (05/28/20-5/27/22).

Ravindranath Droopad, Wilhelmus Geerts and Luisa Scolfaro Ingram School of Engineering, from Office of Naval Research in the amount of $656,949.00 for the project HIS Ultrawide Bandgap Hetero Structures: Growth, Characterization, and Modeling (07/31/20-7/30/23).

Edwin Piner and Mark Holtz, Department of Physics, from U.S. Army ONRRO San Diego in the amount of $660,000.00 for the project Heterogeneous Integration of Diamond and Ultrawide-Bandgap Semiconductors for Fundamental Phonon and Electron Transport Studies (07/31/20-7/30/23).

Apan Qasem, Department of Computer Science, from National Science Foundation received a budget increase in the amount of $16,000.00 for the project Cyber Training: CIP Widening the CI Workforce On-ramp by Exposing Undergraduates to Heterogeneous Computing (9/01/18-8/31/21).

Jennifer Irvin and Jana Minifie, Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program, from National Science Foundation received a budget increase in the amount of $50,332.00 for the project Type I:Texas State University I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship (6/15/20-9/30/22).

Alexander Zakhidov, Department of Physics, from Office of Naval Research received a budget increase in the amount of $75,000.00 for the project High-Bandgap Hybrid Perovskites for Efficient Underwater Solar Cells (7/1/19-6/30/22).

Zhijie Sasha Dong, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Science Foundation received a budget increase in the amount of $8,000.00 for the project CRII:CIF: A Machine Learning-based Computational Framework for Large-Scale Stochastic Programming (5/18/20-5/31/22).

Christopher Serenari, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the amount of $62,031.00 for the project Public Perceptions of Chronic Wasting Disease in Western Texas (6/1/20-11/30/20).

Astrid Schwalb, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department a budget increase in the amount of $34,480.00 for the project Impact of Zebra Mussels on Unionid Mussels and Population Dynamics (11/14/19-4/30/21).

Soon Jae Lee and Hyunhwan Kim, Department of Engineering Technology, from Poinix, Inc. in the amount of $40,647.11 for the project Development of Rubberized Asphalt Binder for Double-Layer Low-noise Pavements (1/1/20-12/31/20).

Sean Kerwin, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $490,000.00 for the project Synthetic Transforms Involving N-Alkynylazoles (9/1/20-8/31/23).

Eduardo Perez, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $57,472.00 for the project RAPID: Analysis of Availability and Utilization of Key Healthcare Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural Texas (5/1/20-4/30/21).

Alexander Zakhidov, Department of Physics, FAS Holdings Group in the amount of $112,465.00 for the project SBIR Phase II: Flexible Perovskite LED with CNT Electrodes. (4/15/20-3/31/21).

Todd Hudnall, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $450,000.00 for the project Novel Electrophilic Carbene Architectures and Related Main Group Analogs (5/15/20-4/30/23).

Susan Schwinning, Department of Biology, from U.S. Department of Agriculture-NIFA National Institute of Food & Agriculture in the amount of $145,616.00 for the project Transdisciplinary Research, Educational and Extension Laboratory (6/15/20-6/14/23).

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from AT&T a renewal in the amount of $228,330.00 for the project Houston Toad Monitoring and Management at AT&T Work Sites (3/31/15- 3/31/22).

Max Warshauer, Department of Mathematics, from American Mathematical Society in the amount of $9,000.00 for the project Honors Summer Math Camp Program 2020 (5/21/20-05/21/21).

Christopher Rhodes, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from the Office of Naval Research a budget increase in the amount of $299,991.22 for the project Bifunctional Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cells (3/1/19-2/28/22).

Eleanor Close, Department of Physics, from Chico State Enterprises in the amount of $701,557.00 for the project HIS-Building Capacities: HDR: Learning about STEM Evaluations and Research (10/1/19-9/30/23).

Zhijie (Sasha) Dong, Ingram School of Engineering from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $191,000.00 for the project CRII:CIF: A Machine Learning-based Computational Framework for Large-Scale Stochastic Programming (6/1/20-5/31/22).

Andrea Banzatti, Department of Physics, from the Space Telescope Science Institute a budget increase in the amount of $21,387.00 for the project Measuring Residual H2 Gas from Small to Large Gaps in Postplanetary Disks (8/1/19-7/31/20).

Jessica Dutton and Astrid Schwalb, Department of Biology from Texas Parks and Wildlife in the amount of $21,699.35 for the project The Impact of Environmental Contaminants on Texas Unionid Mussels in the Guadalupe Basin (9/1/19-8/31/20).

Mike Forstner, Department of Biology, from Kinder Morgan/Perennial Environmental Services, LLC. A budget increase in the amount of $2,500.00 for the project Houston Toad Detections Using Cellular Near Real Time Technology (12/31/19-8/31/20).

Robert McLean, Department of Biology, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration a budget increase in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project Polymicrobial Biofilm Growth and Control During Spaceflight (12/5/16-12/4/20).

Benjamin Schwartz and Benjamin Hutchins, Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the amount of $253,625.00 for the project Evaluating the Conservation Status of SGCN Invertebrates in Sensitive Groundwater-dependent Habitats in the Trans-Pecos (3/19/20-10/31/22).

Greg Passty, College of Science and Engineering, from Texas Southern University for the project HSI: Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance in the amount of $24,085.00 (3/1/20-2/28/21).

Byoung Hee You, In-Hyouk Song, and Meysam Khaleghian, Department of Engineering Technology, and Namwon Kim, Ingram School of Engineering, from Yeongcheon City in the amount of $ 41,911.00 for the project Real-Time Morning & Energy Harvesting from a Tire Deformation using Piezoelectricity (12/1/19-11/30/20).

Hong-Gu Kang, Department of Biology, from the National Science Foundation a budget increase in the amount of $1,890.00 for the project CAREER; Characterization of Epigenetic Factors and their Regulatory Roles in Modulating Transposable Elements, Plant Immunity and Transgenerational Inheritance (3/15/16-2/28/21).

Mike Forstner, Department of Biology, from Fiberlight LLC. in the amount of $26,386.80 for the project Toad Monitoring for Avoidance (3/9/20-21/31/20).

Benjamin Schwartz, Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center, from the City of San Marcos, Texas in the amount of $29,612.00 for the project Interlocal Agreement for Collection of Analysis of Organic Wastewater Contamination (3/3/20-3/3/25).

David Rodriguez and Sarah Fritts, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife in the amount of $149,998.00 for the project Population Monitoring and Assessing Disease Risk in Concho and Brazos Water Snakes (2/28/20-8/31/22).

Cecil Compeau, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Space Grant Consortium in the amount of $2,000.00 for the project Use of Sonification for Spacecraft Situational Awareness (9/1/19-8/31/20).

Cecil Compeau, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Space Grant Consortium in the amount of $2,000.00 for the project TSGC Funding Award for Design Challenge Project Intelligent Lighting Control (9/1/20-8/31/20).

Yan Yan, Department of Computer Science from the National Science Foundation a budget increase in the amount of $16,000.00 for the project CNS Core: Small: Collaborative: Content-based Viewport Prediction Framework for Live Virtual Reality Streaming (8/15/19-7/31/22).

Susan Schwinning, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham Attorneys at Law in the amount of $6,817.00 for the project Landscape Variation in the Water Supply of Tree Species in the Texas Hill Country (1/1/20-12/31/20).

Weston Nowlin, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the amount of $59,596.00 for the project Population Genetics of the Endangered Comal Springs Dryopid Beetle (Stygoparnus comalensis) (2/20/20-8/31/20).

Noland Martin, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham Attorneys at Law in the amount of $14,130.00 for the project Reproductive Ecology of Berberis (2/5/20-12/31/20).

Mike Forstner, Department of Biology, from Texas Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of the Interior in the amount of $150,000.00 for the project TXDOT Houston Toad Headstart Testing (12/14/20-12/31/23).

Tim Bonner, Department of Biology, from Cimarex Energy in the amount of $20,000.00 for the project Aquatic Surveys in the Delaware River (Texas and New Mexico) (2/14/20-8/31/20).

Jason Martina, Department of Biology, from Michigan Technological University in the amount of $20,945.00 for the project Quantifying How Global Change and Land Use Legacies Affect Ecosystem Processes (11/1/19-7/31/20).

Sarah Fritts and Rebekah Rylander, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham Attorneys at Law in the amount of $8,013.00 for the project Using Radio Frequency Identification Technology to Determine Inclusive Fitness Benefits of the Social Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) (1/1/20-12/31/20).

Soon-Jae Lee and Hynhwan Kim, Department of Engineering Technology, from Korean Institute of Civil Engineering and Technology a budget increase in the amount of $35,150.00 for the project Development of Road Pavements Quality Management System (4/30/19-12/32/20).

Christopher Rhodes, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from the Office of Naval Research a budget increase in the amount of $40,000.00 for the project Nanoarchitectured Nickel Hydroxide Cathodes for Energy Dense, Safe, Rechargeable (8/1/19-7/31/21).

Georgios Koutitas, Ingram School of Engineering, from Jacobs Technology budget increase in the amount of $183,059.20 for the project Faculty of Practice-Snead Subcontract (12/31/18-12/31/20).

Code Patterson, Department of Mathematics, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $444,474.00 for the project Reasoning Language for Teaching Secondary Algebra (ReLaTe-SA) (11/22/19-8/31/22).

Frederico Aguayo, Department of Engineering Technology, from Base-Seal International, Inc. in the amount of $5,000.00 for the project Evaluation of Stabilization in Gypsiferous Soils for Concrete Pavements (1/8/20-6/30/20).

Soon Jae Lee, Department of Engineering Technology, from Chung-Ang University in the amount of $54,429.58 for the project Develop Asphalt Overlay Methods/Evaluate Bonding Strength of Emulsified Asphalt (1/1/20-12/31/20).

Karen Lewis, Department of Biology, from National Institutes of Health in the amount of $458,312.00 for the project Molecular Mechanisms of the Posttranscriptional Regulator LARP6 (9/1/19 – 8/31/22).

Jason Martina, Department of Biology, from Michigan Technological University in the amount of $11,497.00 for the project Quantifying How Global Change and Land Use Legacies Affect Ecosystem Processes at the Land Water (11/1/19-7/31/20).

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from Bastrop County in the amount of $320,929.35 for the project Tahitian Village Ingress-Egress Houston Toad (1/23/20-9/5/20).

Eduardo Perez, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Department of State Health Services in the amount of $9,478.35 for the project Identification and Analysis of Key Dynamics Required for Sustainable Planning of the Texas Trauma (1/6/20-8/28/20).

Frederico Aguayo, Department of Engineering Technology, from Cement Council of Texas (CCI) in the amount of $5,000.00 for the project Evaluation of Stabilization in Gypsiferous Soils for Concrete Pavements (1/21/20-6/30/20).

Damian Valles Molina, Ingram School of Engineering, from Jacobs Technology in the amount of $14,500.00 for the project Core Flight System (CFS) Course (1/9/20-8/31/20).

Caitlin Gabor, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham in the amount of $9,342.00 for the project The Relationship Between Land Use Conversion, Stress and Diversity in Fish and Amphibians (1/1/20-12/31/20).


2019

Keisuke Ikehata, Ingram School of Engineering, from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in the amount of $18,500 for the project New Application Survey of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies Using Ozon. (11/15/19-3/31/20)

Astrid Schwalb, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife in the amount of $54,294 for the project Impact of Zebra Mussels on Unionid Mussels and Populations Dynamics. (11/14/19-8/31/20

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from Bastrop County in the amount of $205,947.90 for the project HT Monitoring: Green Valley Rebuild. (11/6/19-5/4/20)

Hyunhwan Kim, Department of Engineering Technolgoy, from ISU, Inc., in the amount of $10,253 for the project Development of Polymer Modified Asphalt Binder for Sustainable Pavement. (11/1/19-10/31/22)

 Sarah Fritts, Department of Biology, from the Alliance for Sustainable Energy in the amount of $271,515.05 for the project Evaluating Deterrent Stimuli for Increasing Species-specific Effectiveness. (10/29/19-9/1/21)

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from Bastrop County in the amount of $157,484.04 for the project Houston Toad Debris Recovery. (10/18/19-1/16/20)

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)

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from Eastern New Mexico University in the amount of $75,951.31 for the project Surveying Occupancy and Habitat Use of Rio Grand Cooter within the Pecos River. (10/1/19-9/30/21)

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)

Benjamin Schwartz, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife in the amount of $ $20,977.15 for the project TPWD Interagency Coop Contract - Support of Lab Student Worker Assistance. (9/1/19-8/31/20)

In-Hyouk Song, Byoung Hee You, Namwon Kim, Department of Engineering Technology from Honeybee Factory in the amount of $5,750 for the project A Study for Ultrasonic Transducer Using 3D Micro-Additive Manufacturing Technology. (9/1/19-8/30/20)

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)

Karen Lewis, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $458,312 for the project A Vertebrate Model System for Characterization of RNA Binding Proteins. (8/31/19-8/31/22)

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)