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Office of Engineering Research and Graduate Programs

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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October 2014 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.”

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Nelson, Nathan (Agronomy), Roozeboom, Kraig (Agronomy), Kluitenberg, Gerard (Agronomy), Tomlinson, Peter (Agronomy) and Barnes, Philip, Kansas Corn Commission, $5,000, “Cover Crops and Phosphorus Management to Protect Water Quality in Corn-Soybean Rotations.”

Moore, Trisha, City of Wichita, KS, $24,385, “Consultant Services for an Offsite BMP Evaluation Plan.”

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Eckels, Steven (Institute for Environmental Research) and Schlup, John, Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, $91,000, “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

Rasheed, Hayder, Kansas Department of Transportation, $51,000, “Rational Load Rating of Deck-Girder Bridge Spans with Cracked Girder Ends.”

Devlin, Daniel (KCARE), Golden, Bill (Agricultural Economics), Swamy, Aavudai Anandhi (Agronomy), Pagadala, P.V. Vara (Agronomy), Lamm, Freddie (Northwest Research Extension Center), Holman, Johnathon (Southwest Research Extension Center), Schlegel, Alan (Southwest Research Extension Center) and Steward, David, US Department of Agriculture, $443,886, “Improving Water Productivity and New Water Management Technologies to Sustain Rural Economies – KSU.”

COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Andresen, Daniel, Welch, Stephen (Agronomy), Akhunov, Eduard (Plant Pathology), Poland, Jesse (Plant Pathology) and Brown, Susan (Biology), National Science Foundation, $231,500, “CC-IIE Networking Infrastructure: KGEN: Next-generation Networking Environments for Biological and Agricultural Data-driven Research at Kansas State University.”

INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Rys, Malgorzata and Chang, Shing, US Department of Veterans Affairs, $83,562, “Application of Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) Techniques to Prevent Healthcare-associated Infections.”

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

McCullough, Elizabeth and Eckels, Steven, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $9,375, “Evaporative Resistance Properties of Fabrics Used in Isolation Gowns.”

Eckels, Steven and Schlup, John (Chemical Engineering), Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, $91,000, “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 and McCullough, Elizabeth, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $600, “Thermal Properties of Textile Products.”

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Snead, BruceHanson, Brian and Snyder, Kristina, US Environmental Protection Agency, $175,000, “National Radon Program Services (NRPS).”

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Betz, AmyHosni, Mohammad and Geuther, Jeffrey, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, $87,426, “Development of an Interactive Nuclear Power Systems Laboratory Class.”

Hosni, Mohammad, US Department of Defense, $10,000, “2014 University Engineering Alliance Summit.”

Wang, Youqi, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, $25,000, “Numerical Simulation for 3-D Reinforced Jet Turbine Engine Vane Components.”