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Office of Engineering Research and Graduate Programs

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

785-532-5844
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June 2014 Awards

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Nelson, Nathan (Agronomy), Williams, Jeffery (Agricultural Economics), Roozeboom, Kraig (Agronomy), Tomlinson, Peter (Agronomy), Kluitenberg, Gerard (Agronomy), and Barnes, Philip, 4R Nutrient Stewardship, $97,377, “Minimizing Phosphorus Loss with 4R Stewardship and Cover Crops.”

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Amama, Placidus, American Chemical Society, $110,000, “Size-Controlled Catalyst Nanoparticles Supported on Superacid-derived Carbon Nanotube for Synthesis of Clean Fuels.”

Snyder, Kristina (KINEX), Erickson, Larry, Hohn, Keith, Miller, Ruth (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Snead, Bruce (KINEX), and Carter, David (KINEX), US Department of State, $199,024, “Summer Institute on Environmental Stewardship.”

Rezac, Mary, National Science Foundation, $108,600, “REU Site: Summer Academy in Sustainable BioEnergy.”

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Mathews, Alexander, FDA, KSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, $2,000, “Present “Control of Microbiologically Induced Corrosion of Collection System Infrastructure” at the International Sustainable Stormwater and Wastewater Management Conference in Hong Kong.”

Riding, Kyle, US Department of Transportation, $102,331, “Freeze-Thaw Performance of Concrete Railroad Ties.”

Riding, Kyle, FDA, KSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, $1,500, Present “Attenuation of Vibrations in Fresh Concrete” at the XXII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium held in conjunction with the Eco-Crete and 23rd Nordic Rheology Conference in Iceland.”

Tucker, Stacey, USRG, KSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, $3,000, “Research Project: Heating Up: Reducing Thermal Stress in Levees.”

COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Hatcliff, John, Andresen, Daniel, Vasserman, Eugene, Robby, Ranganath, Venkatesh, and Warren Steven (Electrical and Computer Engineering), US Department of Health and Services, $100,000, “Development of a Prototype Healthcare Intranet for Improved Health Outcomes.”

DEAN OF ENGINEERING

Mason, April (Provost), Wiley, Zelia (College of Agriculture Dean’s Office), Montelone, Beth (College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office), Thurston, Linda (College of Education Dean’s Office), and Grauer, Bette, National Science Foundation, $500,000, “Pathways to STEM: Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.”

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Kuhn, William, US Department of Energy, $25,671, “Characterization of Thin Film on LTCC Technologies.”

Miller, Ruth, Spaulding, Gregory (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), and Wang, Youqi (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $8,000, “Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team.”

Snyder, Kristina (KINEX), Erickson, Larry (Chemical Engineering), Hohn, Keith (Chemical Engineering), Miller, Ruth,  Snead, Bruce (KINEX), and Carter, David (KINEX), US Department of State, $199,024, “Summer Institute on Environmental Stewardship.”

Rys, Andrew, FDA, KSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, $500, “Present “Commercial Electronic Components and Silicon-on-Sapphire Ics at Extreme Cryogenic Temperature” at the 25th ICEC/ICMC International Conference on Cryogenic Materials.”

Pahwa, Anil, National Science Foundation, $31,927, “Workshop on CPS Education with Emphasis on the Power Grid.”

Scoglio, Caterina, US Department of Agriculture, $5,000, “Network Based Modeling of Arthropods, Humans, and Animals to Better Understand Vector-Borne Disease Transmission.”

Hatcliff, John (Computing and Information Sciences), Andresen, Daniel (Computing and Information Sciences), Vasserman, Eugene (Computing and Information Sciences), Robby (Computing and Information Sciences), Ranganath, Venkatesh (Computing and Information Sciences), and Warren Steven, US Department of Health and Services, $100,000, “Development of a Prototype Healthcare Intranet for Improved Health Outcomes.”

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Snyder, Kristina, Erickson, Larry (Chemical Engineering), Hohn, Keith (Chemical Engineering), Miller, Ruth (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Snead, Bruce, and Carter, David, US Department of State, $199,024, “Summer Institute on Environmental Stewardship.”

Larson, Nancy, Kansas Health Foundation, $25,000, “The Proper Place for Pharmacy Waste.”

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Derby, Melanie, FDA, KSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, $2,500, “Present “Steam Flow Condensation in Semi-Circular and Square Mini-Channels” at the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference in Japan.”

McGregor, Douglas, Shultis, Kenneth, and Bellinger, Steven, US Department of Defense, $368,705, “Advanced Trenched Structure for Solid-State Neutron Detectors.”

McGregor, Douglas and Shultis, Kenneth, US Department of Defense, $307,175, “Wearable Detection Device (WDD) – Low Visibility Gamma Neutron Detectors.”

Miller, Ruth (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Spaulding, Gregory, and Wang, Youqi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $8,000, “Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team.”

Wang, Youqi, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $43,000, “Stress Prediction for 3D Woven Preforms and Composites.”

White, Warren, FDA, KSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, $500, “Present “A Nonlinear Control Scheme for Extremum Power Seeking in Wind Turbine Energy Conversion Systems” at the American Control Conference in Oregon.”