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Office of Engineering Research and Graduate Programs

Engineering Research and Graduate Programs (ERGP)
Kansas State University
College of Engineering
1042 Rathbone Hall
1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5844
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ergp@k-state.edu

September 2017 Awards

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSITUTE

Tucker, Jeffrey and Lanz, Bret, Support Funds, $27,162, “Match Funds Agreement for KS0973.”

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Moore, Trisha and Bigham, Kari, Kansas Department of Agriculture, $2,000, “Tuttle Creek Watershed Streambank Site Assessment.”

Sharda, Ajay, Wang, Donghai and Flippo, Daniel,Topcon Agriculture Americas, LLC, $117,471, “Protein Sensor Integration for Real-time Sensing on Grain Combines.”

Maghirang, Ronaldo, US Department of Agriculture, $117,840, “Modeling of Stored Product Packing and Fumigation.”

Devlin, Daniel (Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment), Barden, Charles (Horticulture and Natural Resources), Sheshukov, Aleksey and Rahmani, Vahid, US Department of the Interior, $77,414, “Kansas Water Resources Research Institute 2016.”

Devlin, Daniel (Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment), Golden, Bill (Agricultural Economics), Lin, Xiaomao (Agronomy), Aiken, Robert (Northwest Research-Extension Center), Lamm, Freddie (Northwest Research-Extension Center), Obour, Augustine (Agricultural Research Center-Hayes), Jaeger, John (Agricultural Research Center-Hayes), Schlegel, Alan (Southwest Research-Extension Center), Holman, Johnathon (Southwest Research-Extension Center), Johnson, Sandra (Northwest Research-Extension Center), O’Brien, Daniel (Northwest Research-Extension Center), Aguilar, Jonathan (Southwest Research-Extension Center), Vandeveer, Monte (Southwest Research-Extension Center), Rogers, Danny, Steward, David (Civil Engineering) and Kulesza, Stacey (Civil Engineering), US Department of Agriculture, $234,203, “Water Management to Sustain the Economic Activity from the Ogallala Aquifer on the Southern High Plains –KSU.”

Slocombe, John, US Department of Agriculture, $180,000, “Kansas AgrAbility Project.”

Wang, Donghai, US Department of Agriculture, $3,000, “Spectroscopic Measurement of Biological Materials.”

CENTER FOR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RESEARCH

Leven, Blase, Saulters, Oral, Weiser, Margaret and Walker, Mark, US Environmental Protection Agency, $1,318,183, “Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities - US EPA Regions 5, 6, 7, 8 & National.”

Saulters, Oral and Leven, Blase, US Environmental Protection Agency, $300,000, “Technical Assistance to Tribal Communities Addressing Brownfields.”

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Amama, Placidus, National Science Foundation, $299,739, “Scalable Production of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays on Metallic Substrates Using an Industrial Waste Gas Mixture.”

Aikens, Christine (Chemistry), Smith, Paul (Chemistry), Schmit, Jeremy (Physics), Liu, Bin, Andresen, Daniel (Computer Science) and Comer, Jeffrey (Anatomy and Physiology), National Science Foundation, $350,000, “MRI: Acquisition of a GPU-Enabled Compute Cluster for Molecular Modeling Applications.”

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Hossain, Mustaque, Kansas Department of Transportation, $20,000, “Administration of KDOT/KTRAN Program.”

Hossain, Mustaque and Jones, Christopher, Kansas Department of Transportation, $29,939, “Exploring a Rapid Test for Aggregate Qualification for 40-year Pavement Life.”

Sassenrath, Gretchen (Southeast Agricultural Research Center), Farney, Jaymelynn (Southeast Research-Extension Center) and Kulesza, Stacey, US Department of Agriculture, $49,990, “Improving Soil Health and Profitability with Cover Crops and Precision Conservation.”

Devlin, Daniel (Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment), Golden, Bill (Agricultural Economics), Lin, Xiaomao (Agronomy), Aiken, Robert (Northwest Research-Extension Center), Lamm, Freddie (Northwest Research-Extension Center), Obour, Augustine (Agricultural Research Center-Hayes), Jaeger, John (Agricultural Research Center-Hayes), Schlegel, Alan (Southwest Research-Extension Center), Holman, Johnathon (Southwest Research-Extension Center), Johnson, Sandra (Northwest Research-Extension Center), O’Brien, Daniel (Northwest Research-Extension Center), Aguilar, Jonathan (Southwest Research-Extension Center), Vandeveer, Monte (Southwest Research-Extension Center), Rogers, Danny (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Steward, David and Kulesza, Stacey, US Department of Agriculture, $234,203, “Water Management to Sustain the Economic Activity from the Ogallala Aquifer on the Southern High Plains –KSU.”

Parameswaran, Prathap, Bio Huma Netics, Inc., $10,935, “Assessing the Denitrification Potential of PROBIOTIC SOLUTIONS for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment.”

Parameswaran, Prathap, Black & Veatch Corporation, $5,000, “Characterization and Evaluation of Biodegradability of a Complex Industrial Waste.”

Peterman, Robert and Beck, B. Terry (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), US Department of Transportation, $107,869, “Developing Qualification Tests to Ensure Proposer Selection and Interaction of Pretensioned Concrete Railroad Tie Materials.”

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Amariucai, George, National Science Foundation, $201,847, “TWC: Small: Time Advantage-based Key Establishment Protocols for Low-cost Wireless Networked Systems.”

Caragea, Diona, Andresen, Daniel and Caragea Corneila, National Science Foundation, $500,000, “BIGDATA: IA: Collaborative Research: Domain Adaption Approaches for Classifying Crisis Related Data on Social Media.”

Aikens, Christine (Chemistry), Smith, Paul (Chemistry), Schmit, Jeremy (Physics), Liu, Bin (Chemical Engineering), Andresen, Daniel and Comer, Jeffrey (Anatomy and Physiology), National Science Foundation, $350,000, “MRI: Acquisition of a GPU-Enabled Compute Cluster for Molecular Modeling Applications.”

Scoglio, Caterina (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Brase, Gary (Psychology), DeLoach, Scott, Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Heier Stamm, Jessica (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), National Science Foundation, $174,120, “SSDIM: EAGER: Data Generation for the Coupled System Composed of the Beef Cattle Production Infrastructure and the Transportation Services Infrastructure in Southwestern Kansas.”

Hatcliff, John, Robby and Ranganath, Venkatesh, National Science Foundation, $80,000, “FDA SIR: Architecturally-Integrated Hazard Analyses for Medical Application Platforms.”

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Scoglio, Caterina, Brase, Gary (Psychology), DeLoach, Scott (Computer Science), Gruenbacher, Don and Heier Stamm, Jessica (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), National Science Foundation, $174,120, “SSDIM: EAGER: Data Generation for the Coupled System Composed of the Beef Cattle Production Infrastructure and the Transportation Services Infrastructure in Southwestern Kansas.”

Wu, Hongyu, US Department of Energy, $9,996, “HEMS Code to Support Smart Home Hardware-in-the-Loop Experiments.”

INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Scoglio, Caterina (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Brase, Gary (Psychology), DeLoach, Scott (Computer Science), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Heier Stamm, Jessica, National Science Foundation, $174,120, “SSDIM: EAGER: Data Generation for the Coupled System Composed of the Beef Cattle Production Infrastructure and the Transportation Services Infrastructure in Southwestern Kansas.”

Sinha, Ashesh, Schneider Enterprise Resources, LLC, $101,101, “Dispatch Strategies in Intermodal Transportation: A Feasibililty and Validation Study.”

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Eckels, Steven, Support Funds, $4,627, “Thermal Properties of Textile Products.”

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Carter, David, Kansas Corporation Commission, $298,596, “KCC and Kansas State University Energy Education Services.”

Carter, David, US Department of Energy, $30,000, “KCC and Kansas State University Energy Education Services.”

Larson, Nancy and Goode, Barbara, US Department of Agriculture, $90,817, “Providing Technical Assistance and Training to Rural Entities to Reduce Food Loss and Find Alternatives to Landfilling Food Waste.”

Larson, Nancy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $27,500, “Kansas Food Recovery Technical Assistance Partnership.”

Larson, Nancy, US Environmental Protection Agency, $49,870, “Kansas Partners Identify and Implement P2 Strategies that Address National Emphasis Areas.”

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Peterman, Robert (Civil Engineering) and Beck, B. Terry, US Department of Transportation, $107,869, “Developing Qualification Tests to Ensure Proposer Selection and Interaction of Pretensioned Concrete Railroad Tie Materials.”

Betz, Amy, National Science Foundation, $199,995, “Research Initiation: The Formation of Engineering Students' Beliefs about Intelligence.”

Bindra, Hitesh, US Department of Energy, $49,238, “Experimental Investigation of Forced Convection and Natural Circulation Cooling of a VHTR Core under Normal Operation and Accident Scenario.”

Pacey, David, FCA US LLC, $15,000, “SRT Phase 2 - Senior Design I & II.”

Singh, Gurpreet, National Science Foundation, $913,751, “PIRE: High Temperature Ceramic Fibers: Polymer-based Manufacturing, Nanostructure, and Performance.”

Wei, Mingjun, US Army,$40,000, “Comprehensive Reduced Order Modeling and Validations for Loads and Flight Stability of a Flapping Wing.”