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Engineering Research and Graduate Programs (ERGP)
Kansas State University
College of Engineering
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Manhattan, KS 66506

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June 2017 Awards

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE

Tucker, Jeffrey and Kramer, Bradley, US Department of Commerce, $250,000, “Kansas State University Olathe Innovation Accelerator University Center Program Grant.”

Tucker, Jeffrey, Kansas Department of Commerce, $100,000, “Kansas Department of Commerce and Kansas State University/Advanced Manufacturing Institute Incentive Agreement.”

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Moore, Trisha and Bigham, Kari, Kansas Department of Agriculture, $21,808, “Tuttle Creek Watershed Streambank Site Assessment.”

Sharda, AjayFlippo, Daniel, Schapaugh Jr., William (Agronomy) and Van Der Merwe, Deon (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Kansas Soybean Commission, $47,560, “Small Unmanned Aircraft Thermal Infrared Imaging System to Identify Soybean Drought Tolerant Varieties.”

He, Mei, Kansas State University Foundation, $800, “Cancer Research – Olathe.”

He, Mei and McGill, Jodi (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), US Department of Agriculture, $450,200, “Reprogramming Extracellular Nanovesicles as Highly Potent Vaccines against Bovine Respiratory Disease.”

Moore, Trisha and Barden, Charles (Horticulture and Natural Resources), Water Environment Research Foundation, $99,984, “Forestry-Stormwater Programs: Advancing Science and Application.”

Rice, Charles (Agronomy), Lin, Xiaomao (Agronomy), Pagadala, Venkata (Agriculture), Golden, Billy (Agricultural Economics), Aguilar, Jonathan (Southwest Research and Extension Center), Kisekka, Isaya (Southwest Research and Extension Center), Schlegel, Alan (Southwest Research and Extension Center), Sanderson, Matthew (Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work) and Rogers, Danny, US Department of Agriculture, $701,875, “Sustaining Agriculture through Adaptive Management to Preserve the Ogallala Aquifer under a Changing Climate.”

Sharda, Ajay, Smithbucklin Corporation, $14,010, “Isolated Soy Protein for Use as Seed Flow Lubricant.”

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Hohn, Keith and Higgins, Daniel (Chemistry), National Science Foundation, $450,000, “SusChEM: Single Molecule Studies of Aldol Condensation on Heterogeneous Catalysts.”

Eckels, Steven (Institute for Environmental Research) and Schlup, John, Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, $24,512, “Economic and Environmental Implications of Implementing Alternate Refrigerants for R-22 for Low to Medium Temperature Chiller Application in a Large Industrial Setting.”

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Hossain, Mustaque, Kansas Department of Transportation, $19,962, “Evaluation of Carbon Char in Hot-Mix Asphalt Mixture.”

Hossain, Mustaque, US Department of Transportation, $30,902, “Implementation of the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Design Guide (AASHTOWare Pavement me Design) for Pavement Rehabilitation.”

Rasheed, Hayder, Kansas Department of Transportation, $37,945, “KDOT COLUMN EXPERT: Shear Capacity of Circular Bridge Piers Confined with FRP Wrapping.”

Hendricks, Nathan (Agricultural Economics) and Steward, David, US Department of Agriculture, $499,917, “Mixed Approaches Towards Effective Collective Management of Groundwater Resources.”

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Munir, Arslan, National Science Foundation, $159,234, “CRII: CPS: Design of Secure and Dependable Next Generation Automotive Cyber-physical Systems.”

Neilsen, Mitchell, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, $35,000, “Mobile Application Development for Highthroughput Phenotyping.”

Poland, Jesse (Plant Pathology) and Neilsen, Mitchell, National Science Foundation, $520,529, “BREAD PHENO: High-Throughput Phenotyping with Smart Phones. #phenoApps.”

Neilsen, Mitchell, US Department of Agriculture, $35,000, “Enhancement of Software Tools SITES, WinDAM, WinTR-20, and Pond EFT.”

Vasserman, Eugene, National Science Foundation, $134,601, “CAREER: Safety and Security for Nextgeneration World-scale Real-time Medical Systems.”

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

McNeil, Walter (Mechanical Engineering), Bahadori, Amir (Mechanical Engineering), Gruenbacher, DonNatarajan, Balasubrama, US Department of Defense, $100,000, “Radiological Systems Research for Detection, Localization, and Isotope Identification.”

Kim, Jungkwun, Korean Institute for the Advancement of Technology, $225,000, “Development of a Tilt-rotation UV Exposure System for 3D Microlithography/Printing.”

White, Warren (Mechanical Engineering) and Miller, Ruth, US Department of Energy, $10,000, “Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team 2018.”

Prakash, Punit, Broncus Medical Inc., $42,714, “Broncoschopic Microwave Ablation of Lung Tumors: Antenna Design and Characterization towards Pilot Clinical Study.”

Thompson, David, US Department of Energy, $50,000, “Real-Time Navigation System Simulation Advancement.”

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Eckels, Steven and Schlup, John (Chemical Engineering), Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, $24,512, “Economic and Environmental Implications of Implementing Alternate Refrigerants for R-22 for Low to Medium Temperature Chiller Application in a Large Industrial Setting.”

Eckels, Steven, Support Funds, $1,342, “Thermal Properties of Textile Products.”

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Larson, Nancy and Carter, David, US Environmental Protection Agency, $101,250, “Kansas Partners Identify and Implement P2 Strategies that Address National Emphasis Areas.”

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

McNeil, Walter, Bahadori, Amir, Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical Engineering), Natarajan, Balasubrama (Electrical Engineering), US Department of Defense, $100,000, “Radiological Systems Research for Detection, Localization, and Isotope Identification.”

Bindra, Hitesh, Roberts, Jeremy, McNeil, Walter, Bahadori, Amir, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, $393,780, “Kansas State University Nuclear Research Fellowship Program.”

Betz, Amy, National Science Foundation, $9,000, “The 15th International Conference on Nanochannels,  Microchannels and Minichannels (August 27-31, 2017 in Cambridge, MA).”

Chen, James and Leseman, Zayd, National Science Foundation, $400,000, “A First-Principles Study of Electro-Mechanical Coupling in Triboelectric Nanogenerators.”

McGregor, Douglas, US Department of Energy, $38,626, “Wide-Bandgap Microstructured Semiconductor Neutron Detector.”

Wei, Mingjun, US Army, $44,000, “Comprehensive Reduced Order Modeling and Validations for Loads and Flight Stability of a Flapping Wing.”

White, Warren and Miller, Ruth (Electrical Engineering), US Department of Energy, $10,000, “Kansas State University Wind Turbine Design Team 2018.”