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

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June 2016 Awards

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Brokesh, Edwin, Kansas Soybean Commission, $21,987, “KSU Biodiesel Initiative Collaboration, Process and Organizational Development Project.”

Derby, Melanie (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Hutchinson, Stacy, and Betz, Amy (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), National Science Foundation, $313,655, “EPRI: Flexible Flapping Surfaces for Water Collection and Condensation.”

Maghirang, Ronaldo, US Department of Agriculture, $66,900, “Modeling of Stored Product Packing and Fumigation.”

Griswold, Wendy (Center for Hazardous Substance Research), Maghirang, Ronaldo, and Erickson, Larry (Center for Hazardous Substance Research), US Environmental Protection Agency, $668,173, “Shared Air/Shared Action (SA2): Community Empowerment through Lowcost Air Pollution Monitoring.”

Aguilar, Jonathan (Southwest Area Extension), Kisekka, Isaya(Southwest Area Extension), Foster, Anserd (Southwest Area Extension), and Rogers, Danny, Kansas Water Office, $30,000, “On-Farm Demonstration of Water Management Technologies and Mobile Trip Irrigation.”

CENTER FOR HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RESEARCH

Griswold, Wendy, Maghirang, Ronaldo (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), and Erickson, Larry, US Environmental Protection Agency, $668,173, “Shared Air/Shared Action (SA2): Community Empowerment through Lowcost Air Pollution Monitoring.”

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Dissanayake, Sunanda, Kansas Department of Transportation, $2,628, “Development of a Microsoft Access Database for Tracking KDOT Research.”

Peterman, Robert, Wu, Chih-Hang (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), and Beck, B. Terry (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), US Department of Transportation, $20,408, “Quantifying the Effect of Prestressing Steel and Concrete Variables on the Transfer Length in Pretensioned Concrete Crossties.”

Rasheed, Hayder, Kansas Department of Transportation, $225,840, “KSU S4M: Settlement Stablization through Structural Strengthening and Monitoring of KDOT Bridge 059-045 Shawnee Drive over I-135.”

Riding, Kyle and Albahttiti, Mohammed, US Department of Transportation, $52,431, “Concrete Pavement Quaility Control Testing Requirements Needed Using the Super Air Meter.”

Riding, Kyle, US Department of Transportation, $36,014, “Determination of Need for Water Soaking Period in Measurement of Concrete Volume of Permeable Voids.”

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Hsu, William, US Department of Energy, $45,000, “Capability Inference based on Dynamic Topic Modeling and Text Information Extraction.”

Singh, Gurdip, National Science Foundation, $330,107, “National Science Foundation - Intergovermental Personnel Act.”

Vasserman, Eugene, National Science Foundation, $14,000, “CAREER: Safety and Security for Nextgeneration World-scale Real-time Medical Systems.”

DEAN OF ENGINEERING

Carter, David (Kansas Industrial Extension Services), Bitsie-Baldwin, LaVerne, and Larson, Nancy (Kansas Industrial Extension Services), $135,246, “Partnering to Foster Pollution Prevention in Kansas.”

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Gruenbacher, Don, Kansas State University Foundation, $80,514, “Power Affiliates.”

INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Peterman, Robert (Civil Engineering), Wu, Chih-Hang, and Beck, B. Terry (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), US Department of Transportation, $20,408, “Quantifying the Effect of Prestressing Steel and Concrete Variables on the Transfer Length in Pretensioned Concrete Crossties.”

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Eckels, Steven, Multi-Sponsor, $9,648, “Evaluation of Human Thermal Comfort and Textile Properties.”

Eckels, Steven and McCullough, Elizabeth, Multi-Sponsor, $12,399, “Thermal Properties of Textile Products.”

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Carter, David, Bitsie-Baldwin, LaVerne (Dean of Engineering), and Larson, Nancy, $135,246, “Partnering to Foster Pollution Prevention in Kansas.”

Larson, Nancy, Kansas Health Foundation, $25,000, “Retail Food Donations Feed People, Not Landfills.”

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Peterman, Robert (Civil Engineering), Wu, Chih-Hang (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), and Beck, B. Terry, US Department of Transportation, $20,408, “Quantifying the Effect of Prestressing Steel and Concrete Variables on the Transfer Length in Pretensioned Concrete Crossties.”

Derby, Melanie, Hutchinson, Stacy (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), and Betz, Amy, National Science Foundation, $313,655, “EPRI: Flexible Flapping Surfaces for Water Collection and Condensation.”

Hosni, Mohammad, US Department of Energy, $7,500, “Nuclear Energy University Programs Fellowship and Scholarship Support.”

McGregor, Douglas, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, $59,952, “Development of Neutron Spectrometer with Directional Sensitivity - NEUKOPIS: Portable Neutron Spectrometer.”

McGregor, Douglas, US Department of Defense, $70,000, “Portable System with Li Foil MWPC Neutron Detectors.”