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Engineering Research and Graduate Programs (ERGP)
Kansas State University
College of Engineering
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April 2016 Awards

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Wang, Donghai, United Sorghum Checkoff Program, $180,000, “Evaluation of the Potential of Pedigreed Sorghum Mutants for Biofuel Production.”

Wang, Donghai, US Department of Agriculture, $11,000, “Acquisition of Goods and Services.”

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Hohn, Keith and Vadlani, Praveen, US Department of Defense, $75,000, “Novel Biomass Conversion Process for Production of Butylenes.”

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Beck, B. Terry, Wu, Chih-Hang, Peterman, Robert, BNSF Railway Foundation, $77,849, “Determining the Transfer Length and Prestress in Concrete Railroad Ties.”

COMPUTER SCIENCE

DeLoach, Scott, US Army, $115,610, “CREACT: Advanced Network Security Metrics for Cyber REsilience and Asset Criticality Measurement in Mission Success.”

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Miller, Ruth and White, Warren, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $3,485, “Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team 2016.”

INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Beck, B. Terry, Wu, Chih-Hang, Peterman, Robert, BNSF Railway Foundation, $77,849, “Determining the Transfer Length and Prestress in Concrete Railroad Ties.”

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

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

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Beck, B. Terry, Wu, Chih-Hang, Peterman, Robert, BNSF Railway Foundation, $77,849, “Determining the Transfer Length and Prestress in Concrete Railroad Ties.”

Bindra, Hitesh, US Department of Energy, $76,634.67, “Experimental Investigation of Forced Convection and Natural Circulation Cooling of a VHTR Core Under Normal Operation and Accident Scenario.”

Lease, Kevin, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $7,000, “Competitive Programs: Research Experience: Charles Balkenbusch Internship – NASA Ames 2016.”

McGregor, Douglas and Ugorowski, Philip, US Department of Energy, $100,000, “Technical Assistance on High Temperature MPFD Development.”

Wanklyn, Kevin, Kansas Department of Transportation, $15,000, “Proposal to Evaluate the Effectiveness of High Friction Surfaces to Mitigate Highway Tire Noise.”

Miller, Ruth and White, Warren, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $3,485, “Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team 2016.”