Research Awards, April 2009

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Barton, David G.,Multisponsor, $45,000, "Arthur Capper Cooperative Center."

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER-HAYS
Stahlman, Phillip W.,Multisponsor, $24,000, "Weed Research."

AGRONOMY
Gordon, Walter B.,Maddux, Larry D., Marsh, Brian H., and Pierzynski, Gary M., Multisponsor, $24,000, "Soil Fertility and Soil Management Investigations."

Janssen, Keith A., and Thompson, Curtis R., Multisponsor, "Field Herbicidal Evaluations."

Maddux, Larry D.,Gordon, Walter B., Marsh, Brian H., and Pierzynski, Gary M., Multisponsor, "Soil Fertility and Soil Management Investigations."

Marsh, Brian H.,Gordon, Walter B., Maddux, Larry D., and Pierzynski, Gary M., Multisponsor, "Soil Fertility and Soil Management Investigations."

Pierzynski, Gary M.,Gordon, Walter B., Maddux, Larry D., and Marsh, Brian H., Multisponsor, "Soil Fertility and Soil Management Investigations."

Thompson, Curtis R., and Janssen, Keith A., Multisponsor, $43,100, "Field Herbicidal Evaluations."

ANIMAL SCIENCES AND INDUSTRY
Bradford, Barry J., and Titgemeyer, Evan C., Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc., $38,400, "Effects of Molasses Products on Productivity and Milk Fatty Acid Profile of Cows Fed High-DDGS Diets."

DeRouchey, Joel M.,Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., Nelssen, Jim L., and Tokach, Michael D., Elanco Animal Health, "Effects of Pellet Binders on Pellet Quality."

Goodband, Robert D.,DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Nelssen, Jim L., and Tokach, Michael D., Elanco Animal Health, "Effects of Pellet Binders on Pellet Quality."

Nelssen, Jim L.,DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., and Tokach, Michael D., Elanco Animal Health, $14,000, "Effects of Pellet Binders on Pellet Quality."

Tokach, Michael D.,DeRouchey, Joel M., Dritz, Steven S. (Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Goodband, Robert D., and Nelssen, Jim L., Elanco Animal Health, "Effects of Pellet Binders on Pellet Quality."

ENTOMOLOGY
Beeman, Richard W.,Arakane, Yasuyuki (Biochemistry), Kanost, Michael R. (Biochemistry), Kramer, Karl J. (Biochemistry), and Muthukrishnan, Subbarat(Biochemistry), National Science Foundation, $1,500, "Integrated Functional Genomics Investigation of Chitin Metabolism and Its Role in Insect Growth and Development."

Cloyd, Raymond A.,Reese, John C., Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., and Wilde, Gerald E., Multisponsor, "Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Corn and Other Field Crops, Small Grain and Forage."

Kambhampati, Srinivas,Bolton, Timothy A. (Physics), Ferguson, Carolyn J. (Biology), Rebello, Nobel S. (Physics), and Totten, Iris M.(Geology), National Science Foundation, "Evidence-based Inquiry into the Distant, Remote, or Past (EIDRoP): Linking Evidence to Inference in the Kansas Science Classroom."

Michaud, John P.,National Sunflower Association, $32,945, "Mitigation of Yield Losses to Dectes texanus in Rainfed Sunflowers."

Reese, John C.,Cloyd, Raymond A., Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., and Wilde, Gerald E., Multisponsor, "Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Corn and Other Field Crops, Small Grain and Forage."

Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J.,Cloyd, Raymond A., Reese, John C., and Wilde, Gerald E., Multisponsor, "Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Corn and Other Field Crops, Small Grain and Forage."

Wilde, Gerald E.,Cloyd, Raymond A., Reese, John C., and Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Multisponsor, $10,900, "Chemical Control of Insect Pests of Corn and Other Field Crops, Small Grain and Forage."

GRAIN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
Bhadriraju, Subramanyam,Multisponsor, $61,000, "Grain Science."

HORTICULTURE, FORESTRY AND RECREATION RESOURCES
Mattson, Richard H.,Harvest Greenhouse and Garden Center, $4,388, "Graduate Research (Fellowship)."

KS CTR FOR AG RSRCES & THE ENV / KS WATER RSRCE RSRCH INST
Hargrove, William L.,Mankin, Kyle R. (Biological and Agricultural Engineering), and Nejadhashemi, Amirpouyan(Biological and Agricultural Engineering), US Department of the Interior, $92,335, "Kansas Water Resources Research Institute."

NORTHWEST RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER
Aiken, Robert M.,Lamm, Freddie R., and O'Brien, Daniel M.(Northwest Area Office), National Sunflower Association, "Managing Deficit Sprinkler Irrigation for Sunflower Production."

Lamm, Freddie R.,Aiken, Robert M., and O'Brien, Daniel M.(Northwest Area Office), National Sunflower Association, $7,840, "Managing Deficit Sprinkler Irrigation for Sunflower Production."

PLANT PATHOLOGY
Kennelly, Megan,Multisponsor, $3,500, "Evaluation and Testing of Fungicides and Nematicides on Horticultural Crops."

SOUTHEAST AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER
Long Jr, James H.,National Sunflower Association, $4,750, "Production Practices for Late- Planted Sunflower in Eastern Kansas."

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

BIOCHEMISTRY
Arakane, Yasuyuki,Beeman, Richard W. (Entomology), Kanost, Michael R., Kramer, Karl J., and Muthukrishnan, Subbarat, National Science Foundation, "Integrated Functional Genomics Investigation of Chitin Metabolism and Its Role in Insect Growth and Development."

Kanost, Michael R.,Arakane, Yasuyuki, Beeman, Richard W. (Entomology), Kramer, Karl J., and Muthukrishnan, Subbarat, National Science Foundation, "Integrated Functional Genomics Investigation of Chitin Metabolism and Its Role in Insect Growth and Development."

Kramer, Karl J.,Arakane, Yasuyuki, Beeman, Richard W. (Entomology), Kanost, Michael R., and Muthukrishnan, Subbarat, National Science Foundation, "Integrated Functional Genomics Investigation of Chitin Metabolism and Its Role in Insect Growth and Development."

Muthukrishnan, Subbarat,Arakane, Yasuyuki, Beeman, Richard W. (Entomology), Kanost, Michael R., and Kramer, Karl J., National Science Foundation, $4,500, "Integrated Functional Genomics Investigation of Chitin Metabolism and Its Role in Insect Growth and Development."

Prakash, Om,US Department of Health and Human Services, $316,050, "Purchase of a Cryo- Probe to Upgrade a 500 MHz NMR System for BioNMR Applications."

BIOLOGY
Asano, Katsura,US Department of Health and Human Services, $27,740, "Studies on Start Codon Selection by Eukaryotic Ribosomes."

Beeser, Alexander E.,Sarcoma Foundation of America, $25,000, "Evaluation of the Oncogenic Potential of Genes within the 1q23 Amplicon."

Beeser, Alexander E.,US Department of Health and Human Services, $131,400, "Identification of In Vivo Pak 1 Protein Kinase Inhibitors."

Blair, John M.,National Science Foundation, $64,063, "Collaborative Research: Convergence and Contingencies in Savannah."

Blair, John M.,US Department of Energy, $107,740, "Interactive Effects of Altered Rainfall Timing and Elevated Temperature on Soil Communities and Processes."

Blecha, Kevin A.,Conard, Jonathan M., and Paukert, Craig, US Department of the Interior, "Chronic Wasting Disease - Whitetail Deer - Kansas."

Conard, Jonathan M.,Blecha, Kevin A., and Paukert, Craig, US Department of the Interior, "Chronic Wasting Disease - Whitetail Deer - Kansas."

Craine, Joseph M., and McLauchlan, Kendra K., National Science Foundation, $7,000, "Testing the Consequences of the Carbon-Quality Temperature Hypothesis for Soil Organic Matter Decomposition."

Ferguson, Carolyn J.,Bolton, Timothy A. (Physics), Kambhampati, Srinivas (Entomology), Rebello, Nobel S. (Physics), and Totten, Iris M.(Geology), National Science Foundation, $538,637, "Evidence-based Inquiry into the Distant, Remote, or Past (EIDRoP): Linking Evidence to Inference in the Kansas Science Classroom."

Ferguson, Carolyn J., and Rolfsmeier, Steven, US Department of Agriculture, $12,969, "PLANTS Database Project."

Gido, Keith B.,US Department of the Interior, $118,004, "Quantifying Basal Resource Productivity of Native and Nonnative Fishes in the Gila River Basin Fish Assemblages."

Paukert, Craig,Blecha, Kevin A., and Conard, Jonathan M., US Department of the Interior, $16,000, "Chronic Wasting Disease - Whitetail Deer - Kansas."

Sandercock, Brett K., and Wisely, Samantha, US Department of Energy, $27,935, "Effects of Wind Power Development on Greater Prairie Chickens."

Spooner, Brian S.,Kansas State University Foundation, $31,015, "Cancer Center Core."

Ungerer, Mark,National Science Foundation, $242,780, "Hybrid Speciation,Transposable Elements, and Genome Evolution in Wild Sunflowers."

Wisely, Samantha, and Sandercock, Brett K., US Department of Energy, "Effects of Wind Power Development on Greater Prairie Chickens."

CHEMISTRY
Aakeroy, Christer B.,US Department of Health and Human Services, $65,700, "Molecular Co- Crystals: New Solid Forms for Anti-Cancer Drugs."

Aikens, Christine M.,American Chemical Society, $100,000, "Fundamental Surface Reactions of Lactic Acid with MgO."

Chikan, Viktor,American Chemical Society, $100,000, "Investigation of Dopant Incorporation in Semiconductor Nanoparticles by in situ Time-resolved Fluorecence Spectrocopy and Terahertz Spectrocopy."

Higgins, Daniel A.,National Science Foundation, $85,000, "Collaborative Research: New Routes for the Preparation and Characterization of Functionally-Graded and Mesoporous Silica Thin Films."

Hollingsworth, Mark D.,National Science Foundation, $220,000, "Synthesis and Mechanistic Studies of New Series of Ferroelastic and Ferroelectric Crystals."

Li, Jun,US Department of Health and Human Services, $151,110, "Nanoelectronic Chip for Kinase Profiling."

GEOLOGY
Oviatt, Charles G.,Comer Science & Education Foundation, $8,399, "Climate Change During the Overflowing Phase of Lake Bonneville."

Totten, Iris M.,Bolton, Timothy A. (Physics), Ferguson, Carolyn J. (Biology), Kambhampati, Srinivas (Entomology), and Rebello, Nobel S.(Physics), National Science Foundation, "Evidence-based Inquiry into the Distant, Remote, or Past (EIDRoP): Linking Evidence to Inference in the Kansas Science Classroom."

HISTORY
Lynn-Sherow, Bonnie,National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, $24,987, "Lost Kansas: Recovering the Legacy of Kansas Places and People."

JAMES R. MACDONALD LABORATORY
Ben-Itzhak, Itzhak,US Department of Energy, "Structure and Dynamics of Atoms, Ions, Molecules, and Surfaces."

PHYSICS
Ben-Itzhak, Itzhak,US Department of Energy, $1,014,666, "Structure and Dynamics of Atoms, Ions, Molecules, and Surfaces."

Bolton, Timothy A.,Ferguson, Carolyn J. (Biology), Kambhampati, Srinivas (Entomology), Rebello, Nobel S., and Totten, Iris M.(Geology), National Science Foundation, "Evidence-based Inquiry into the Distant, Remote, or Past (EIDRoP): Linking Evidence to Inference in the Kansas Science Classroom."

Law, Bruce M.,National Science Foundation, $145,500, "Materials World Network: Electric Field Induced Microfluidic Manipulation."

Rebello, Nobel S.,Bolton, Timothy A., Ferguson, Carolyn J. (Biology), Kambhampati, Srinivas (Entomology), and Totten, Iris M.(Geology), National Science Foundation, "Evidence-based Inquiry into the Distant, Remote, or Past (EIDRoP): Linking Evidence to Inference in the Kansas Science Classroom."

Thumm, Uwe,National Science Foundation, $65,000, "Quantum Dynamics in Particle Interactions with Atomically Flat and Nano-Structured Surfaces."

Zollman, Dean A.,National Science Foundation, $186,688, "Pathway II: Addressing the Needs of the Nation's Physics Teachers through State-of-the-Art Video Applications and Contemporary Pedagogy."

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE
Case, Scott A., and Tucker, Jeffrey W., Multisponsor, "Advanced Manufacturing Institute - Manufacturing Learning Center."

Case, Scott A.,Jones, Taylor S., Kramer, Bradley A., and Tucker, Jeffrey W., Multisponsor, "Advanced Manufacturing Institute - Manufacturing Learning Center."

Jones, Taylor S.,Case, Scott A., Kramer, Bradley A., and Tucker, Jeffrey W., Multisponsor, "Advanced Manufacturing Institute - Manufacturing Learning Center."

Kramer, Bradley A., and Tucker, Jeffrey W., Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation, $6,000, "EDA "Early-Stage Technology Development Assistance Center: Phase II"."

Kramer, Bradley A.,Case, Scott A., Jones, Taylor S., and Tucker, Jeffrey W., Multisponsor, $53,380, "Advanced Manufacturing Institute - Manufacturing Learning Center."

Tucker, Jeffrey W., and Kramer, Bradley A., Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation, "EDA "Early-Stage Technology Development Assistance Center: Phase II"."

Tucker, Jeffrey W., and Case, Scott A., Multisponsor, $4,000, "Advanced Manufacturing Institute - Manufacturing Learning Center."

Tucker, Jeffrey W.,Case, Scott A., Jones, Taylor S., and Kramer, Bradley A., Multisponsor, "Advanced Manufacturing Institute - Manufacturing Learning Center."

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
Mankin, Kyle R.,Hargrove, William L. (Ks Ctr for Ag Rsrces & the Env / Ks Water Rsrce Rsrch Inst), and Nejadhashemi, Amirpouyan, US Department of the Interior, "Kansas Water Resources Research Institute."

Nejadhashemi, Amirpouyan,Hargrove, William L. (Ks Ctr for Ag Rsrces & the Env / Ks Water Rsrce Rsrch Inst), and Mankin, Kyle R., US Department of the Interior, "Kansas Water Resources Research Institute."

Slocombe, John W.,US Department of Agriculture, $179,860, "Kansas AgrAbility Project."

Wang, Donghai,US Department of Transportation, $31,500, "Designer Sorghums: Development of High Yielding Sorghum Cultivars with Modified Endosperm Matrices for Optimized Low Energy Input Ethanol Production and High Nutrition Feed."

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Walton, Krista S.,US Department of Defense, $400,000, "Multifunctional Nanostructures for Adsorption of Toxic Materials."

CIVIL ENGINEERING
Dissanayake, Sunanda,Kansas Department of Transportation, $40,000, "Identification of Safety Belt Restraint Usage Characteristics Related to 5 - 14 Year Olds - Phase I."

Dissanayake, Sunanda,Hossain, Mustaque A., Peterman, Robert J., and Stokes, Robert W., US Department of Transportation, "Region VII University Transportation Center (UTC)."

Hossain, Mustaque A.,Dissanayake, Sunanda, Peterman, Robert J., and Stokes, Robert W., US Department of Transportation, $12,452, "Region VII University Transportation Center (UTC)."

Peterman, Robert J.,Dissanayake, Sunanda, Hossain, Mustaque A., and Stokes, Robert W., US Department of Transportation, "Region VII University Transportation Center (UTC)."

Stokes, Robert W.,Dissanayake, Sunanda, Hossain, Mustaque A., and Peterman, Robert J., US Department of Transportation, "Region VII University Transportation Center (UTC)."

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Miller, Ruth D.,US Department of Energy, $29,196, "Wind for Schools Wind Application Center: Kansas."

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
Eckels, Steven J., and Hosni, Mohammad H.(Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering), PAX Streamline, Inc., $132,991, "Evaluation of Boiling in an Enhanced Evaporator."

Jones, Byron W.,MITRE Corporation, $30,000, "Aircraft Filter Evaluation."

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Hosni, Mohammad H., and Eckels, Steven J.(Institute for Environmental Research), PAX Streamline, Inc., $44,330, "Evaluation of Boiling in an Enhanced Evaporator."

McGregor, Douglas S.,US Department of Defense, $759,140, "Multi-Diciplined Research in Nuclear Detection."

NATIONAL GAS MACHINERY LABORATORY
Chapman, Kirby S.,Pipeline Research Council International, Inc., $65,772, "Engine Cooling Performance Optimization."

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

HUMAN NUTRITION
Haub, Mark D.,Eriban Research, $5,480, "Directed Service for Eriban Research."

Wang, Weiqun,Kansas State University Foundation, $4,000, "Mechanistic Studies of Cancer Prevention by Phosphoproteomics in Dietary Calorie Restriction and Exercise-Induce Weight Controlled Mice."

Wang, Weiqun,Kansas State University Foundation, $686, "Travel to Experimental Biology - Poster Presentation - Cancer Prevention of Anthocyanins in the Purple Sweetpotatoe Bred in KS."

SCHOOL OF FAMILY STUDIES AND HUMAN SERVICES
Glasscock, Marlene K.,US Department of Agriculture, $881,818, "4-H/Army Youth Development Project - KS."

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Tamura, Masaaki, and Troyer, Deryl L., US Department of Health and Human Services, $137,610, "Nanoparticle-based Dual Gene Therapy for Lung Adenocarcinoma."

Troyer, Deryl L., and Tamura, Masaaki, US Department of Health and Human Services, "Nanoparticle-based Dual Gene Therapy for Lung Adenocarcinoma."

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE/PATHOBIOLOGY
Dritz, Steven S.,DeRouchey, Joel M. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Goodband, Robert D. (Animal Sciences and Industry), Nelssen, Jim L. (Animal Sciences and Industry), and Tokach, Michael D.(Animal Sciences and Industry), Elanco Animal Health, "Effects of Pellet Binders on Pellet Quality."

VETERINARY MEDICAL TEACHING HOSPITAL
Arck, Shirley T.,University of Kansas, $3,200, "Training of Pharmacy D. Students."

Fingland, Roger B.,Friends of the Sunset Zoo, $2,000, "Sunset Zoo Internship Program."

KANSAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE

KANSAS FOREST SERVICE
Biles, Larry E.,US Department of Agriculture, $73,513, "Inventory of the Forest Resources of Kansas."

NORTHWEST AREA OFFICE
O'Brien, Daniel M.,Aiken, Robert M. (Northwest Research Extension Center), and Lamm, Freddie R.(Northwest Research Extension Center), National Sunflower Association, "Managing Deficit Sprinkler Irrigation for Sunflower Production."

SALINA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND AVIATION

SALINA APPLIED AVIATION RESEARCH CENTER
Barnhart, Richard K., and Shappee, Eric J.(Salina Aviation), US Department of Defense, $380,240, "Unmanned Aerial Systmes (UAS) Mission Planning."

SALINA AVIATION
Shappee, Eric J., and Barnhart, Richard K.(Salina Applied Aviation Research Center), US Department of Defense, "Unmanned Aerial Systmes (UAS) Mission Planning."

VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT

EDUCATIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Greene, Kathleen V.,National Science Foundation, $23,078, "Kansas EPSCoR Summer Research Program."

VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL BIOSECURITY CENTER
Vanier, Martha A.,US Department of Defense, $4,985,800, "Infrastructure Support for the KSU Biosecurity Research Institute Facility."

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH
Montelone, Beth A., US Department of Health and Human Services, $38,749, "Evaluation of Live Attenuated B. Melitensis Vaccines in Non-Human Primates."