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Office of Engineering Research and Graduate Programs
Kansas State University
College of Engineering
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1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

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December 2016 Awards

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Gregg Hadley (Agriculture & Natural Resources) and Ebert, Kerri, US Department of Agriculture, $1,000, “Kansas SARE – Kansas 2015 PDP.”

Maghirang, Ronaldo, US Department of Agriculture, $85,000, “Modeling of Stored Product Packing and Fumigation.”

Rahmani, Vahid, Kansas Board of Regents, $7,611, “Using NASA Data and Modeling Resources to Improve Management Strategies for Water Scarcity Issues in Kansas.”

Rahmani, Vahid, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $7,589, “Using NASA Data and Modeling Resources to Improve Management Strategies for Water Scarcity Issues in Kansas.”

Zhang, Meng (Peter), Deines, Timothy (both of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering),and Wang, Donghai, National Science Foundation, $15,600, “Increasing Sugar Yield in Biofuel Manufacturing through Control of Cellulosic Biomass Particle Size.”

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Fitzsimmons, Eric and Dissanayake, Sunanda, Kansas Department of Transportation, $58,116, “Continued Updating the Lane Closure Guide for Urban Highways in Kansas.”

Parameswaran, Prathap, Bio Huma Netics, Inc., $7,775, “Assessing the Denitrification Potential of PROBIOTIC SOLUTIONS for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment.”

Welch, Stephen (Agronomy), Albin, Nathan (Mathematics), and Steward, David, US Department of Agriculture, $300,000, “PAPM EAGER: Wheat Phenome/Genome Sensing/Modeling via Microwave Scattering Inversion.”

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Hatcliff, John, Robby, and Vasserman, Eugene, US Department of Defense, $339,187, “Methodologies and Tools for Securing Medical Device Systems in Integrated Clinical Environments (ICE, Phase 2 SBIR for topic DHP15-004).”

Hsu, William, and Carraway, Kurt (Salina Applied Aviation Resource Center), Westar Energy, $53,809, “Westar Task Order #5.”

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Kuhn, William, US Department of Energy, $14,000, RF “Design/Layout of High-Frequency Electronics in Advanced PC Board Technologies.”

Miller, Ruth and White, Warren (Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering), National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $5,000, “Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team 2016.”

Prakash, Punit, Kansas State University Foundation, $14,400, “Software Real-Time Magnetic Resonance Imaging.”

Prakash, Punit, National Science Foundation, $50,000, “I-Corps: Directional Microwave Antenna for Precise Thermal Tissue Ablation.”

INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Zhang, Meng (Peter), Deines, Timothy, and Wang, Donghai (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), National Science Foundation, $15,600, “Increasing Sugar Yield in Biofuel Manufacturing through Control of Cellulosic Biomass Particle Size.”

Kramer, Bradley, National Science Foundation, $49,000, “Workshop: 2017 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop.”

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Eckels, Steven and McCullough, Elizabeth, Multi-Sponsor, $1,200, “Thermal Properties of Textile Products.”

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Snead, Bruce and Hanson, Brian, US Environmental Protection Agency, $152,996, “Radon Projects for Kansas.”

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Miller, Ruth (Electrical & Computer Engineering) and White, Warren, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $5,000, “Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team 2016.”