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Research Awards, July 2016

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE 

AGRONOMY

Rice, Charles W., US Agency for International Development, $168,656, "BHEARD - GHANA PhD (Edwin Akley)." 

ANIMAL SCIENCES AND INDUSTRY

Amamcharla, Jayendra K., Gragg, Sara E., Phebus, Randall K., and Schmidt, Karen A., Dairy Management, Inc., $7,035, "Use of Nano-scale Aqueous Oxone to Remove Biofilms from Selected Dairy Product Contact Surfaces." 

Brouk, Micheal J., Delaval, Inc., $55,000, "Independent Contractor Agreement." 

Gonzalez, John M., GBH Labs, LLC, $8,150, "Effect of a Plasma Product on Fetal and Neonatal Myoblast Activity." 

Gragg, Sara E., Amamcharla, Jayendra K., Phebus, Randall K., and Schmidt, Karen A., Dairy Management, Inc., $7,035, "Use of Nano-scale Aqueous Oxone to Remove Biofilms from Selected Dairy Product Contact Surfaces." 

Phebus, Randall K., Amamcharla, Jayendra K., Gragg, Sara E., and Schmidt, Karen A., Dairy Management, Inc., $7,035, "Use of Nano-scale Aqueous Oxone to Remove Biofilms from Selected Dairy Product Contact Surfaces." 

Schmidt, Karen A., Amamcharla, Jayendra K., Gragg, Sara E., and Phebus, Randall K., Dairy Management, Inc., $7,035, "Use of Nano-scale Aqueous Oxone to Remove Biofilms from Selected Dairy Product Contact Surfaces." 

Woodworth, Jason C., PIC USA, $30,000, "KSU Applied Swine Nutrition Fellowship." 

ENTOMOLOGY

Chen, Ming-Shun, Schwarting, Holly N., Smith, C. Michael, and Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Kansas Wheat Commission, $12,500, "Impact of Temperature on Genetic Resistance to Hessian Fly, Wheat Curl Mite and Russian Wheat Aphid." 

Schwarting, Holly N., Chen, Ming-Shun, Smith, C. Michael, and Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Kansas Wheat Commission, $12,500, "Impact of Temperature on Genetic Resistance to Hessian Fly, Wheat Curl Mite and Russian Wheat Aphid." 

Smith, C. Michael, Chen, Ming-Shun, Schwarting, Holly N., and Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Kansas Wheat Commission, $12,500, "Impact of Temperature on Genetic Resistance to Hessian Fly, Wheat Curl Mite and Russian Wheat Aphid." 

Whitworth, Robert "Jeff" J., Chen, Ming-Shun, Schwarting, Holly N., and Smith, C. Michael, Kansas Wheat Commission, $12,500, "Impact of Temperature on Genetic Resistance to Hessian Fly, Wheat Curl Mite and Russian Wheat Aphid." 

GRAIN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

Aldrich, Greg, Renew Biomass, $84,960, "Evaluation of Miscanthus as a Source of Fiber in Dog and Cat Diets." 

Shi, Yong Cheng, Sappi North America, $110,000, "Modification of Starch for Applications in Paper Industry." 

Smith, Gordon L., and Thiele, Shawn M., Praxair, Inc., "Testing and Evaluation of Pneumatic Conveying System." 

Thiele, Shawn M., and Smith, Gordon L., Praxair, Inc., $2,000, "Testing and Evaluation of Pneumatic Conveying System." 

PLANT PATHOLOGY

Gill, Bikram S., and Poland, Jesse A., National Science Foundation, $46,250, "I/UCRC: Collaborative Research: Wheat Genetics Resource Center: A Public-Private Consortium." 

Poland, Jesse A., Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, $35,498, "Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat." 

Poland, Jesse A., Monsanto Company, $50,918, "Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program (Ms. Emily Delorean's PhD Study)." 

Poland, Jesse A., and Neilsen, Mitchell L. (Computing and Information Sciences), National Science Foundation, $461,013, "BREAD PHENO: iPheno - High-throughput Phenotyping with Smart Phones. #phenoApp." 

Poland, Jesse A., and Gill, Bikram S., National Science Foundation, $46,250, "I/UCRC: Collaborative Research: Wheat Genetics Resource Center: A Public-Private Consortium." 

Whitfield, Anna E., US Department of Agriculture, $34,800, "Collaborative Research to Control Thrips and Tospovirus." 

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE/REGIONAL AND COMMUNITY PLANNING

Belanger, Blake M., Clay County Economic Development Group, $3,935, "Urban Design Strategies for Clay Center, Kansas." 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 

BIOCHEMISTRY

Chen, Jianhan, and Schmit, Jeremy D. (Physics), US Department of Health and Human Services, $95,256, "Theoretical and Computational Modeling of Amyloid Aggregation." 

Finnigan, Gregory C., US Department of Health and Human Services, $18,750, "K-INBRE Recruitment Package-Finnigan." 

BIOLOGY

Blair, John M., Dodds, Walter K., Joern, Anthony, and Nippert, Jesse B., National Science Foundation, $619,850, "LTER: Long-Term Research on Grassland Dynamics - Assessing Sensitivity and Resilience to Global Change." 

Brown, Susan J., US Department of Health and Human Services, $240,000, "Bioinformatics Core - KINBRE." 

Chapes, Stephen K., US Department of Health and Human Services, $15,000, "K-INBRE Undergraduate Coordinator Office Campus Coordinator Award - S.K. Chapes." 

Dodds, Walter K., Blair, John M., Joern, Anthony, and Nippert, Jesse B., National Science Foundation, $169,050, "LTER: Long-Term Research on Grassland Dynamics - Assessing Sensitivity and Resilience to Global Change." 

Hu, Xueyun, and Schrick, Kathrin, US Department of Health and Human Services, "Modulation of Homeodomain Transcription Factors by Lipid Metabolites in Plants." 

Joern, Anthony, Blair, John M., Dodds, Walter K., and Nippert, Jesse B., National Science Foundation, $169,050, "LTER: Long-Term Research on Grassland Dynamics - Assessing Sensitivity and Resilience to Global Change." 

Johnson, Loretta C., Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, $500, "Sigma Xi Award for Samantha Sharpe for Project Entitled "Rapid Adaptation in a Contaminated Environment: Evolutionary Adaptive Response of Old Field Grass Andropogon Virginicus to Heavy Metals in Abandoned Lead and Zinc Mines"." 

Nippert, Jesse B., Blair, John M., Dodds, Walter K., and Joern, Anthony, National Science Foundation, $169,050, "LTER: Long-Term Research on Grassland Dynamics - Assessing Sensitivity and Resilience to Global Change." 

Schrick, Kathrin, and Hu, Xueyun, US Department of Health and Human Services, $37,500, "Modulation of Homeodomain Transcription Factors by Lipid Metabolites in Plants." 

Spooner, Brian S., Kansas State University Foundation, $201,546, "Biology Research Career Development Core." 

Yang, Zhilong, US Department of Health and Human Services, $210,000, "Genomic and Chemical Approaches for Developing Novel Anti-poxvirus Strategies." 

CHEMISTRY

Aikens, Christine M., US Department of Energy, $119,704, "Understanding Electron Transfer in Plasmon-Enhanced Photocatalysis using Nonadiabatic Electron Dynamics." 

Higgins, Daniel A., National Science Foundation, $40,000, "Collaborative Research: Characterization of Functionally-Graded Sol-Gel-Derived Silica Films on Multiple Length Scales, from Single Molecules to Macrosopic Properties." 

Higgins, Daniel A., and Ito, Takashi, US Department of Energy, $90,402, "SISGR: Molecular-Level Investigation of Diffusion Behaviors within Cylindrical Nanoscale Pores." 

Ito, Takashi, and Higgins, Daniel A., US Department of Energy, $90,402, "SISGR: Molecular-Level Investigation of Diffusion Behaviors within Cylindrical Nanoscale Pores." 

Smith, Paul E., US Department of Health and Human Services, $260,542, "Residue Based Contributions to Protein Stability and Association." 

GEOGRAPHY

Harrington Jr, John A., National Science Foundation, $20,000, "Learning Progressions for Places and Regions: A Workshop (Thomas B. Larsen)." 

GEOLOGY

Brueseke, Matthew E., National Science Foundation, $4,880, "Collaborative Research: Investigating the Lost Arc: Geological Constraints on ~25 Million Years of Magmatism Along an Arc-transform Junction, Wrangell Volcanic Belt, Alaska." 

PHYSICS

Khalil, Sadia, US Department of Energy, $10,000, "Fermilab Partial Salary Support for Dr. Sadia Khalil to Collaborate on the CMS Experiment." 

Schmit, Jeremy D., and Chen, Jianhan (Biochemistry), US Department of Health and Human Services, $184,909, "Theoretical and Computational Modeling of Amyloid Aggregation." 

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS

Muturi, Nancy W., and Kidd, Tandalayo (Human Nutrition), US Department of Agriculture, $100,000, "Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Model in Preventing Overweight and Obesity Among 6th-8th Grade Youth in Low-Income Racial/Ethnic Communities." 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 

BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

Sharda, Ajay, Deere & Company, $4,650, "Quantifying Nozzle Flow and Pressure." 

COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Hatcliff, John M., Mizuno, Masaaki, and Neilsen, Mitchell L., US Department of the Interior, $72,151, "Modeling Security/Safety Interactions in Buildings for Compositional Security/Safety Control." 

Mizuno, Masaaki, Hatcliff, John M., and Neilsen, Mitchell L., US Department of the Interior, $74,337, "Modeling Security/Safety Interactions in Buildings for Compositional Security/Safety Control." 

Neilsen, Mitchell L., and Poland, Jesse A. (Plant Pathology), National Science Foundation, $81,355, "BREAD PHENO: iPheno - High-throughput Phenotyping with Smart Phones. #phenoApp." 

Neilsen, Mitchell L., Hatcliff, John M., and Mizuno, Masaaki, US Department of the Interior, $72,151, "Modeling Security/Safety Interactions in Buildings for Compositional Security/Safety Control." 

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Miller, Ruth D., Westar Energy, $16,791, "Photovoltaic Systems Online Power and Energy Display." 

Prakash, Punit, National University of Ireland Galway, $27,614, "Proof-of-principle Assessment of Biopolar Radiofrequency of Ablation of Nasal Targets." 

Thompson, David E., US Department of Energy, $41,605, "Real-Time Navigation System Simulation Advancement." 

INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Hosni, Mohammad H., US Department of Health and Human Services, $113,836, "Aircraft Cabin Microbial Research." 

KANSAS INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES

Carter, David A., US Department of Energy, $264,875, "Kansas Corporation Commission and Kansas State University for Energy Education Services." 

Hanson, Brian R., Snead, Bruce C., and Snyder, Kristina E., US Environmental Protection Agency, $57,750, "National Radon Program Services (NRPS)." 

Snead, Bruce C., Hanson, Brian R., and Snyder, Kristina E., US Environmental Protection Agency, $91,000, "National Radon Program Services (NRPS)." 

Snyder, Kristina E., Hanson, Brian R., and Snead, Bruce C., US Environmental Protection Agency, $26,250, "National Radon Program Services (NRPS)." 

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Derby, Melanie M., OneSubsea Corporate Technology, $79,603, "Oil-water Separation Utilizing Surfact Tension Effects in Horizontal Mini-channels." 

Geuther, Jeffrey A., McGregor, Douglas S., and Roberts, Jeremy A., US Department of Energy, $97,869, "Develop an Active Sensor Array Prototype for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory." 

McGregor, Douglas S., Geuther, Jeffrey A., and Roberts, Jeremy A., US Department of Energy, $100,835, "Develop an Active Sensor Array Prototype for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory." 

Roberts, Jeremy A., Geuther, Jeffrey A., and McGregor, Douglas S., US Department of Energy, $97,869, "Develop an Active Sensor Array Prototype for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory." 

Singh, Gurpreet, OneSubsea Corporate Technology, $85,000, "Investigation of Graphene Oxide Coating for Protection Against Seawater Corrosion." 

COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY 

DEAN OF HUMAN ECOLOGY

Buckwalter, John, Cortez, Anita R. (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies), and Olsen, Charlotte S. (School of Family Studies and Human Services), US Department of Health and Human Services, $27,268, "Kansas Bridges to the Future." 

HUMAN NUTRITION

Chambers IV, Edgar, and Chambers, Delores H., Frito Lay, Inc., $20,650, "Consumer Perception of Products Under Extended Use." 

Chambers, Delores H., and Chambers IV, Edgar, Frito Lay, Inc., "Consumer Perception of Products Under Extended Use." 

Kidd, Tandalayo, US Department of Agriculture, $70,302, ""Get Fruved:" A Peer-Led, Train-the-Trainer Social Marketing Intervention to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Prevent Childhood Obesity." 

Kidd, Tandalayo, and Muturi, Nancy W. (School of Journalism and Mass Communications), US Department of Agriculture, $400,000, "Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Model in Preventing Overweight and Obesity Among 6th-8th Grade Youth in Low- Income Racial/Ethnic Communities." 

SCHOOL OF FAMILY STUDIES AND HUMAN SERVICES

Olsen, Charlotte S., Buckwalter, John (Dean of Human Ecology), and Cortez, Anita R. (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies), US Department of Health and Human Services, $218,146, "Kansas Bridges to the Future." 

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Alves, Fernando P., and Schultz, Bruce D., US Department of Health and Human Services, $106,875, "Mechanisms of Sperm Immunotolerance in the Male Reproductive Tract." 

DeLong, Robert K., US Department of Health and Human Services, $5,712, "Anti-Cancer RNA Nanoconjugates." 

Schultz, Bruce D., University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc., $1,875, "K-INBRE DRPP Mentor." 

Schultz, Bruce D., and Wangemann, A. Philine, US Department of Health and Human Services, $20,124, "BRITE Veterinary Student Program." 

Schultz, Bruce D., and Alves, Fernando P., US Department of Health and Human Services, $5,625, "Mechanisms of Sperm Immunotolerance in the Male Reproductive Tract." 

Tamura, Masaaki, and Wouda, Raelene (Clinical Sciences), US Department of Health and Human Services, $44,993, "Preclinical Evaluations of a Hyaluronan-cisplatin Conjugate for the Treatment of Lung Cancer." 

Wangemann, A. Philine, and Schultz, Bruce D., US Department of Health and Human Services, $20,124, "BRITE Veterinary Student Program." 

Weiss, Mark L., MediVet America, $7,020, "Long Term Follow Up of OA Patients." 

Xiong, Yulan, US Department of Health and Human Services, $92,139, "The Role of Aging in LRRK2-Associated Parkinsons Disease." 

CLINICAL SCIENCES

Wouda, Raelene, and Tamura, Masaaki (Anatomy and Physiology), US Department of Health and Human Services, $14,998, "Preclinical Evaluations of a Hyaluronan-cisplatin Conjugate for the Treatment of Lung Cancer." 

VETERINARY MEDICAL TEACHING HOSPITAL

Arck, Shirley T., and Colvin-Marion, Landa J., University of Kansas, $3,600, "Training of Pharmacy D. Students." 

Colvin-Marion, Landa J., and Arck, Shirley T., University of Kansas, $3,600, "Training of Pharmacy D. Students." 

KANSAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE 

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Hadley, Gregg L., and Rice, Trudy M., Hansen Foundation, Dane G, $6,300, "Leading Locally - Working Together for Lasting Solutions." 

Rice, Trudy M., and Hadley, Gregg L., Hansen Foundation, Dane G, "Leading Locally - Working Together for Lasting Solutions." 

KANSAS FOREST SERVICE

Biles, Larry E., US Department of Agriculture, $1,257,539 (includes $1,257,539 from Third Party Match), "Consolidated Payment Grant 2016." 

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST 

DEAN OF GRADUATE SCHOOL

Herman, Michael A., National Science Foundation, $273,000, "National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award." 

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

Niehoff, Ruth A., Kansas State University Foundation, $812, "Spainhour Faculty Chair for KAWSE." 

VICE PROVOST FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Cortez, Anita R., Buckwalter, John (Dean of Human Ecology), and Olsen, Charlotte S. (School of Family Studies and Human Services), US Department of Health and Human Services, $27,268, "Kansas Bridges to the Future." 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT LIFE AND DEAN OF STUDENTS 

EDUCATIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Booker, Monshonda, US Department of Agriculture, $2,228, "Summer Food Service ProgramUB-Salina 2016."