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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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September 2015 Awards

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE

Dawson, Darren (Office of the Dean), Clark, Gary (Office of the Dean), Harner, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Yunk, Raphael, Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Stokes, Robert (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computing and Information Sciences), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Schulz, Noel (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Devlin, Daniel (KCARE), Golden, Bill (Agricultural Economics), Lilja, Nina (Agriculture Experiment Station), Lamm, Freddie (Northwest Research Extension Center), Kisekka, Isaya (Southwest Area Extension), Aguilar, Jonathan (Southwest Area Extension), Bolton, Debra (Southwest Area Extension), Zukoff, Sarah (Southwest Area Extension), Barnes, Philip and Rogers, Danny, US Agency for International Development, $55,961.05, “On-Farm Water Management Trainings - Pakistan Part 2.”

Dawson, Darren (Office of the Dean), Clark, Gary (Office of the Dean), Harner, Joseph, Yunk, Raphael (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Stokes, Robert (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computing and Information Sciences), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Schulz, Noel (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

Maghirang, Ronaldo, US Department of Agriculture, $50,000, “Field Measurements of Interactions between Stored Grain Aeration and Pack Factors.”

Maghirang, Ronaldo, US Department of Agriculture, $30,085, “Mechanistic Modeling of Wind Barriers and Grain Commingling Using CFD and DEM.”

Slocombe, John, US Department of Agriculture, $189,000, “Kansas AgrAbility Project.”

Wang, Donghai, US Department of Agriculture, $100,000, “Spectroscopic Measurement of Biological Materials.”

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Dawson, Darren (Office of the Dean), Clark, Gary (Office of the Dean), Harner, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Yunk, Raphael (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James, Stokes, Robert (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computing and Information Sciences), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Schulz, Noel (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

Edgar, James, National Science Foundation, $297,321, “Hexagonal Boron Nitride Crystal Growth from Solution: A Study of Fundamentals.”

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Dawson, Darren (Office of the Dean), Clark, Gary (Office of the Dean), Harner, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Yunk, Raphael (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Stokes, Robert, DeLoach, Scott (Computing and Information Sciences), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Schulz, Noel (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Dawson, Darren (Office of the Dean), Clark, Gary (Office of the Dean), Harner, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Yunk, Raphael (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Stokes, Robert (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Schulz, Noel (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

Pahwa, Anil (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Gayle, Philip (Economics), DeLoach, Scott, Natarajan, Balasubramani (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Das, Sanjoy (Electrical and Computer Engineering), National Science Foundation, $700,000, “CPS: Synergy: Architecture for Future Distribution Systems Including Active Consumers with Rooftop Solar Generation.”

DEAN OF ENGINEERING

Dawson, DarrenClark, Gary, Harner, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Yunk, Raphael (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Stokes, Robert (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Schulz, Noel (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Pahwa, Anil, Gayle, Philip (Economics), DeLoach, Scott (Computing and Information Sciences), Natarajan, Balasubramani, and Das, Sanjoy, National Science Foundation, $700,000, “CPS: Synergy: Architecture for Future Distribution Systems Including Active Consumers with Rooftop Solar Generation.”

Dawson, Darren (Office of the Dean), Clark, Gary (Office of the Dean), Harner, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Yunk, Raphael (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Stokes, Robert (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computing and Information Sciences), Gruenbacher, Don, Schulz, Noel (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

Warren, Steven, Prakash, Punit, Natarajan, Balasubraman, and Thompson, David, National Science Foundation, $399,962, “UNS: GARDE: Research to Quantify the Health and Development of Children with Disabilities Around the Clock.”

Albin, Nathan (Mathematics), Poggi-Corradini, Pietro (Mathematics), and Scoglio, Caterina, National Science Foundation, $504,567, “p-Modulus on Networks with Applications to the Study of Epidemics.”

Scoglio, Caterina, US Department of Agriculture, $65,000, “Modeling Japanese Encephalitits in US using Interconnected Networks.”

ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Dawson, Darren (Office of the Dean), Clark, Gary (Office of the Dean), Harner, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Yunk, Raphael (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Stokes, Robert (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computing and Information Sciences), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Schulz, Noel, Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Dawson, Darren (Office of the Dean), Clark, Gary (Office of the Dean), Harner, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Yunk, Raphael (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Stokes, Robert (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computing and Information Sciences), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Schulz, Noel (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley, and Dunn, William (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

Lei, Shuting, National Science Foundation, $299,159, “High Performance Machining of Brittle Materials by Controlled Crack Propagation.”

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Eckels, Steven and McCullough, Elizabeth, Multi-Sponsor, $4,800, “Thermal Properties of Textile Products.”

Jones, Byron, US Department of Health and Human Services, $24,999, “Induced Containment Transport from Aisle Movement in a Commercial Airliner.”

Jones, Byron, US Department of Health and Human Services, $25,000, “The Effect of Off-design Flow Conditions in Aircraft Cabins.”

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Larson, Nancy, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, $229,181, “Small Business Environmental Assistance Program 2016.”

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Roberts, Jeremy, Bindra, Hitesh, Geuther, Jeffrey, McGregor, Douglas, and Ugorowski, Philip, US Department of Energy, $799,198, “A Transient Reactor Physics Experiment with High-Fidelity, 3-D Flux Measurements for Validation and Verification.”

Bindra, Hitesh, US Department of Energy, $2,250, “Nuclear Energy Senior Design Projects.”

Dunn, William, Bindra, Hitesh, and Roberts, Jeremy, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, $199,770, “Kansas State University Nuclear Energy Scholarship Program.”

Dawson, Darren (Office of the Dean), Clark, Gary (Office of the Dean), Harner, Joseph (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), Yunk, Raphael (Architectural Engineering and Construction Science), Edgar, James (Chemical Engineering), Stokes, Robert (Civil Engineering), DeLoach, Scott (Computing and Information Sciences), Gruenbacher, Don (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Schulz, Noel (Engineering Research and Graduate Programs), Kramer, Bradley (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering), and Dunn, William, Kansas Department of Commerce, $3,500,000, “University Engineering Initiative Act (UEIA).”

Geuther, Jeffrey, US Department of Energy, $1,495,945, “Control Panel Modernization at the KSU Triga Reactor Facility.”

Hosni, Mohammad, US Department of Defense, $10,000, “2015 University Engineering Alliance Summit.”

NATIONAL GAS MACHINERY LABORATORY

Jones, Byron, Pipeline Research Council International, Inc., $50,146, Evaluation of a Low Cost Engine Balance System.”