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Engineering Research and Graduate Programs
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September 2018 Awards 

ARCHITECTURL ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION SICENCE

Dawson, Darren (College of Engineering), Clark, Gary (College of Engineering), Harner III, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Buyle, Raymond, Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Hossain, Mustaque (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computer Science), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Maghirang, Ronaldo (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Brokesh, Edwin and Higgins, Daniel (Chemistry), Kansas Soybean Commission, $3,432, “K-State Biodiesel Initiative Workshop Planning and Fuel and WVO Handling, Storage and Quality Monitoring Project.”

Sharda, Ajay, Schapaugh Jr., William (Agronomy), Flippo, Daniel and Van Der Merwe, Deon (Diagnostic Medicine Pathobiology), Kansas Soybean Commission, $18,000, “Small Unmanned Aircraft Thermal Infrared Imaging System to Identify Soybean Drought Tolerant Varieties.”

Brouk, Micheal (Animal Sciences and Industry) and Harner III, Joseph, Deere & Company, $12,740, “Assessing the Variability of Packing Density and Kernel Processing Score Associated with Bunker and Drive-Over Silage Masses.”

Dawson, Darren (College of Engineering), Clark, Gary (College of Engineering), Harner III, Joseph, Buyle, Raymond (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Hossain, Mustaque (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computer Science), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Maghirang, Ronaldo (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

Derby, Melanie (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Hendricks, Nathan (Agricultural Economics), Hock, Gaea (Communication and Ag Education), Sanderson, Matthew (Sociology Anthropology and Social Work), Aguilar, Jonathan (Southwest Research Extension Center), Hutchinson, Stacy, Hansen, Ryan (Chemical Engineering) and Parameswaran, Prathap (Civil Engineering), National Science Foundation, $2,998,366, “NRT-INFEWS: Preparing Future Leaders: Rural Resource Resiliency (R3).”

Liu, Zifei, U.S. Department of Agriculture, $100,631, “Developing a Decision Tool to Assist Management of Prescribed Fires in the Flint Hills Region in Order to Reduce Smoke Impact on Ambient Ozone Concentrations.”

Wang, Donghai and X. Susan Sun (Grain Science and Industry), U.S. Department of Agriculture, $136,720, “Effect of Sorghum Grain Components Fermentation and Co-Product Quality.”

Wang, Donghai, U.S. Department of Agriculture, $37,813, “Spectroscopic Measurement of Biological Materials.”

CENTER FOR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RESEARCH

Leven, Blase and Hartnett, Michael, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, $900,000, “Technical Assistance to Tribal Communities Addressing Brownfields.”

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Dawson, Darren (College of Engineering), Clark, Gary (College of Engineering), Harner III, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Buyle, Raymond (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James, Hossain, Mustaque (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computer Science), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Maghirang, Ronaldo (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

Derby, Melanie (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Hendricks, Nathan (Agricultural Economics), Hock, Gaea (Communication and Ag Education), Sanderson, Matthew (Sociology Anthropology and Social Work), Aguilar, Jonathan (Southwest Research Extension Center), Hutchinson, Stacy (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Hansen, Ryan and Parameswaran, Prathap (Civil Engineering), National Science Foundation, $2,998,366, “NRT-INFEWS: Preparing Future Leaders: Rural Resource Resiliency (R3).”

Hasegawa, Urara, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $89,450, “Nanoparticle Platform for Site-Specific Gasotransmitter Hydrogen Sulfide Delivery.”

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Fitzsimmons, Eric and Dissanayake, Sunanda, Kansas Department of Transportation, $69,456, “Guardrail Evaluation for Embankments and Culvert for Kansas Low-Volume Rural Roads.”

Fitzsimmons, Eric, U.S. Department of Justice, $496,184, “Reducing Traffic Related Officer Fatalities and Injuries through Technology Enhancement and Policy.”

Dawson, Darren (College of Engineering), Clark, Gary (College of Engineering), Harner III, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Buyle, Raymond (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Hossain, Mustaque, DeLoach, Scott (Computer Science), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Maghirang, Ronaldo (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

Hossain, Mustaque, Kansas Department of Transportation, $22,000, “Administration of KDOT/KTRAN Program.”

Kulesza, Stacey, Kansas Department of Transportation, $71,914, “Measuring Corrosion Conditions in MSE Walls.”

Kulesza, Stacey, U.S. Department of Transportation, $81,364, “Unsaturated Characteristics of Fouled Ballast to Support in Situ Identification of Fouling using Ground Penetrating Radar – Phase I.”

Derby, Melanie (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Hendricks, Nathan (Agricultural Economics), Hock, Gaea (Communication and Ag Education), Sanderson, Matthew (Sociology Anthropology and Social Work), Aguilar, Jonathan (Southwest Research Extension Center), Hutchinson, Stacy (Biological and Agricultural Enginering), Hansen, Ryan (Chemical Engineering) and Parameswaran, Prathap, National Science Foundation, $2,998,366, “NRT-INFEWS: Preparing Future Leaders: Rural Resource Resiliency (R3).”

Rasheed, Hayder, Kansas Department of Transportation, $39,752, “New Carbon Fiber Anchor to Secure CFRP Flexural and Shear Strengthening Sheets.”

Rasheed, Hayder, Structural Technologies, $11,476, “New Carbon Fiber Anchor to Secure CFRP Flexural and Shear Strengthening Sheets.”

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Dawson, Darren (College of Engineering), Clark, Gary (College of Engineering), Harner III, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Buyle, Raymond (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Hossain, Mustaque (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott, Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Maghirang, Ronaldo (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

Robby and Hatcliff, John, U.S. Department of Defense, $72,422, “Cyber Assured Systems Engineering (CASE) TA5: Architecture Translation for High-Assurance Embedded Systems with Separation Kernels.”

Neilsen, Mitchell, U. S. Department of Defense, $47,700, “Developing Software Imaging Solutions for Single Seed Analysis.”

Neilsen, Mitchell, U.S. Department of Agriculture, $35,000, “Enhancement of Software Tools SITES, WinDAM, WinTR-20, and Pond EFT.”

DEAN OF ENGINEERING

Dawson, Darren, Clark, Gary, Harner III, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Buyle, Raymond (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Hossain, Mustaque (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computer Science), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Maghirang, Ronaldo (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

Mason, April (Provost), Wiley, Zelia (College of Agriculture), Choma, Kimathi (College of Arts and Sciences), Grauer, Bette, Montelone, Beth (Research and Development), National Science Foundation, $450,075, “Louis Stokes STEM Pathways Implementation-Only Alliance: Kansas Pathways to STEM.”

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Dawson, Darren (College of Engineering), Clark, Gary (College of Engineering), Harner III, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Buyle, Raymond (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Hossain, Mustaque (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computer Science), Gruenbacher, Don, Maghirang, Ronaldo (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

Prakash, Punit, Hologic, Inc., $73,799, “Microwave Ablation for Treatment of Uterine Fibroids: Technical Feasibility and Assessment.”

Michel, Kristin (Biology), Kanost, Michael (Biochemistry) and Scoglio, Caterina, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $570,408, “The Protease Network that Regulates Innate Immunity in Mosquitoes.”

Thompson, David, U.S. Department of Energy, $1, “Real-Time Navigation System Simulation Advancement.”

ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Dawson, Darren (College of Engineering), Clark, Gary (College of Engineering), Harner III, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Buyle, Raymond (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Hossain, Mustaque (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computer Science), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Maghirang, Ronaldo, Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Dawson, Darren (College of Engineering), Clark, Gary (College of Engineering), Harner III, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Buyle, Raymond (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Hossain, Mustaque (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computer Science), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Maghirang, Ronaldo (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Carter, David, Cook, Yvonne and Hamel, Ryan, U.S. Department of Energy, $10,000, “Wind for Schools.”

Carter, David, Cook, Yvonne and Hamel, Ryan, U.S. Department of Energy, $308,572, “KCC and Kansas State University.”

Carter, David, Cook, Yvonne and Hamel, Ryan, U.S. Department of Energy, $42,777, “Memorandum of Agreement – KCC Energy Education Services FY19.”

Larson, Nancy, Ladd, Lynelle, Fink, Arthur and Goode, Barbara, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, $249,000, “Small Business Environmental Assistance Program 2019.”

Larson, Nancy and Goode, Barbara, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, $85,500, “Development and Management of the National Small Business Ombudsman/Small Business Environmental Assistance Provider 507 Program Website.”

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Bahadori, Amir and McNeil, Walter, U.S. Department of Energy, $25,000, “Solid State Dual Neutron / X-Ray Imager.”

Derby, Melanie, Hendricks, Nathan (Agricultural Economics), Hock, Gaea (Communication and Ag Education), Sanderson, Matthew (Sociology Anthropology and Social Work), Aguilar, Jonathan (Southwest Research Extension Center), Hutchinson, Stacy (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Hansen, Ryan (Chemical Engineering) and Parameswaran, Prathap (Civil Engineering), National Science Foundation, $2,998,366, “NRT-INFEWS: Preparing Future Leaders: Rural Resource Resiliency (R3).”

Dawson, Darren (College of Engineering), Clark, Gary (College of Engineering), Harner III, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Buyle, Raymond (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Hossain, Mustaque (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computer Science), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Maghirang, Ronaldo (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and Dunn, William, Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

McGregor, Douglas and Roberts, Jeremy, U.S. Department of Energy, $124,997, “Micro-Pocket Fission Detector Development for TREAT Experiments.”

McNeil, Walter, U.S. Department of Energy, $39,333, “Modular Radiological Survey Imaging System (MRSIS).”

Roberts, Jeremy, U.S. Department of Energy, $359,972, “An Evaluated, Transient Experiment Based on Simultaneous, 3-D Neutron-Flux and Temperature Measurements.”