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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
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December 2013 Awards

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE

Tucker, Jeffrey W., Kansas Department of Commerce, $50,000, "KDOC Innovation Growth Program."

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE

Phillippi, Donald J., USRG, KSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, $3,000, “Mechanics of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Lap Joints with Varying Amounts of Fumed Silica.”

Zhang, Bill, USRG, KSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, $4,000, “Structural Vibration of Sports Facility Buildings.”

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Sheshukov, Aleksey Y., Graber, Ronald W. (KCARE), Devlin, Daniel L. (KCARE), Keane, Timothy D. (Landscape Architecture/ Regional and Community Planning), Barnes, Philip L., US Department of Agriculture, $50,000, “Ephemeral Gully Assessment and Adoption of Preventive Measures to Reduce Erosion in Cultivated Croplands.”

Wang, Donghai, Tesso, Tesfaye (Agronomy), Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, $25,000, "Development and Utilization of Sorghum as Feedstock for Biofuel Production."

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Amama, Placidus B., USRG,KSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, $2,000, “Present “Development of 3D Nanostructured Electrodes for High-Power Lithium Ion Batteries.””

Berry, Vikas, US Department of Defense, $50,000, “Tapered Graphene Nanoribbons of Controlled Tapering Angle: Structurally Tuning the Charge-carrier Properties.”

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Dissanayake, Sunanda, FDA, KSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, $500, “Present “Identification of Areas needing Attention for Improving Motorcycle Safety in the US” at Road Safety and Simulation International Conference in Italy.”

COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Hatcliff, John M., Amtoft, Torben, Ou, Xinming, Robby, Banerjee, Anindya, US Department of Defense, $150,000, “Evidence-based Trust in Large-Scale MLS Systems.”

Welch, Stephen M. (Agronomy), Kluitenberg, Gereard J. (Agronomy), Caragea, Doina, Das, Sanjoy (Electrical and Computer Engineering), US Department of Defense, $240,750, “TRMS: Agroecological Annotation of Gene Function and Computational Analysis of Gene Networks.”

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Welch, Stephen M. (Agronomy), Kluitenberg, Gereard J. (Agronomy), Caragea, Doina (Computing and Information Sciences), Das, Sanjoy, US Department of Defense, $240,750, “TRMS: Agroecological Annotation of Gene Function and Computational Analysis of Gene Networks.”

Schulz, Noel N., Gruenbacher, Don M., Kansas State University Foundation, $7,620.88, “Power Affiliates.”

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Geuther, Jeffrey A., US Department of Energy, $57,890, "Reactor Cooling System Upgrades at Kansas State University TRIGA Reactor."

Roberts, Jeremy A., USRG, KSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, $5,000, “Development of Parallel Neutron Transport Algorithms for Many-Core Architectures in Support of Large Scale Reactor Physics Analysis.”