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Office of Engineering Research and Graduate Programs

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

785-532-5844
Fax:785-532-7810
ergp@k-state.edu

August 2013 Awards 

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE
Kramer, Bradley A., Multi-Sponsor, $39,000 “Advanced Manufacturing Institute - Manufacturing Learning Center.”

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE
Jones, Byron W. (NAGML),and Keen, Julia A., ASHRAE, $75,459, “Role of HVAC Systems in the Transmission of Infectious Agents in Buildings and Intermodal Transportation.”

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
Neilsen, Mitchell L. (CIS), Spears, Jacqueline D. (Dean of Education), Zhang, Naiqian, Singh, Gurdip (CIS), and Andresen, Daniel A. (CIS), National Science Foundation, $571,818, "Infusing System Design and Sensor Technology in Education."

CENTER FOR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RESEARCH
Leven, Blase A., US Environmental Protection Agency, $950,000, "Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities in US EPA Regions 5, 6, 7, and 8."

CIVIL ENGINEERING
Rasheed, Hayder A., and Esmaeily, Asadollah,  Kansas Department of Transportation, $61,000, "Ultimate Shear Capacity of Circular Columns Using the Modified Compression Field Theory."

Hossain, Mustaque A., and Stokes, Robert W., US Department of Transportation, $349,380, "Region VII University Transportation Center (UTC)."

Mladenov, Natalie, US Environmental Protection Agency, $12,906, "From Garbage to Gourmet: Sustainable Waste Prevention and Mushroom Cultivation from Used Coffee.”

Peterman, Robert J., Murray, Leigh W. (Statistics), and Riding, Kyle, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, $15,400, "Determination of Acceptance Criteria for Prestressing Strand in Pretensioned Applications."

COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
Neilsen, Mitchell L., Spears, Jacqueline D. (Dean of Education), Zhang, Naiqian (BAE), Singh, Gurdip, and Andresen, Daniel A., National Science Foundation, $571,818, "Infusing System Design and Sensor Technology in Education."

DeLoach, Scott A., and Ou, Xinming, US Department of Defense, $187,722, "Understanding and Quantifying the Impact of Moving Target Defenses on Computer Networks."

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Schulz, Noel N., and Gruenbacher, Don M., Kansas State University Foundation, $104,000, "Power Affiliates."

INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Daniels, Melinda (Geography), Caldas, Marcellus M.(Geography), Aistrup, Joseph (Political Science), and Heier Stamm, Jessica L., National Science Foundation, $1,450,000, "CNH: Coupled Climate, Cultivation, and Culture in the Great Plains: Understanding Water Supply and Water Quality in a Fragile Landscape."

Lei, Shuting, National Science Foundation, $5,000, "Defect Free and Robust Microstructuring Using Femtosecond Axicon-lens-focused Beam (FAB) with Application Focus in Thin Film Solar Cell Manufacturing."

Lei, Shuting, US Department of Defense, $15,000, "FEM Simulation of the Dynamic Heating Process in Laser Assisted Machining."

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
McCullough, Elizabeth A., Battelle Memorial Institute, $24,600, "The Effect of Environmental and Storage Conditions on the Insulation Provided by PCU Jackets."

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES (ENGINEERING EXTENSION)
Larson, Nancy J., US Department of Agriculture, $5,670, "Product Stewardship Institute, Inc."

Snead, Bruce C., and Hanson, Brian R., US Environmental Protection Agency, $150,000, "National Radon Program Services."

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Hosni, Mohammad H., US Department of Defense, $10,000, "University Engineering Alliance Summit."

Lease, Kevin B., National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $25,000, "Cure Management for Bonded Composite Repair."

Singh, Gurpreet, National Science Foundation, $268,202, "Investigating the Structure and Thermal Damage Resistance of Molecular Precursor Derived Ceramics for High Power Laser Radiometery."

NATIONAL GAS MACHINERY LABORATORY
Jones, Byron W. (NAGML),and Keen, Julia A., ASHRAE, $
75,459, “Role of HVAC Systems in the Transmission of Infectious Agents in Buildings and Intermodal Transportation.”