Faculty Research Awardees

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Final Reports are due 10/1/2015

TRACK 1

Title

Author(s)

Dept.

Amt.

Research and Development of Interactive Games Designed for Introductory Chemistry Students Coonce, Janet Chemistry $3,000
Soaring Above the Rest: Empowering Rural College Students to Organize Against Rape as Part of a Primary Prevention Initiative Navarro, Jordana Sociology and Political Science $3,000
School Based Agricultural Education Students' Attitudes and Beliefs Toward International Agricultural Concepts Conner, Nathan Agriculture $3,000
User Friendly Decision Support System for Ergonomic Patients Handling Turpin, Rebecca Nursing $3,000
  Qasaimeh, Awni Manufacturing and Engineering Technology  
Academic Narratives: Empowering Students to Achieve in Standard-Based Curriculum Dainty, Helen Curriculum and Instruction $3,000
Impact of Peer Victimization on the Form and Function of Children's Cognitions Dukewich, Tammy Counseling and Psychology $3,000
Myth and History in the 1939 Spanish Exile Culture: Rethorical Analysis of "La realidad historica de Espana" by Americo Castro Villalba, Manuel Foreign Languages $2,250
Computational Study of Structure and Mode of Action of Organophosphate Pesticides Northrup, Scott Chemistry $3,000
Shakespeare's Juliet and Elizabethan Catholics: Resisting Authority while Conforming Outwardly Deiter, Kristen English $3,000


TRACK 3

Title

Author(s)

Dept.

Amt.

Hybrid and Graph-Based Data Mining of Medical Information Data Eberle, William Computer Science $9,438
Design and Modeling of Very-High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cells Bhattacharya, Indranil Electrical and Computer Engineering $10,000
Exploring Novel Piezoelectret Polymers for Energy Harvesting Anton, Steven Mechanical Engineering $10,000
Rapid Flood Modeling and Consequence Assessment Using Multi-Core/GPU High Performance Computation Kalyanapu, Alfred; Ghafoor, Sheik Civil and Environmental Engineering; Computer Science $10,000
HOPE to Retain At-Risk Nursing Students Duvall, Judy; Hurley, Shelia Nursing $10,000
The Molecular Underpinnings of Nectaries in the Passion Flowers (Passiflora) Krosnick, Shawn Biology $10,000
Linking Diversity of Polyphosphate Accumulating Organisms to Improved Stability of the Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Process Datta, Tania Civil and Environmental Engineering $10,000

*final reports are due 10/1/14
Author(s) Title Department Amount

Type

Beck, David

Detection and Characterization of Small Colony Variant Staphylococcus aureus

Biology $5,000

Research Development

 Belkacemi, Rabie

Improving Cyber Security of the Future Electric Power Grid

Electrical and Computer Engineering  $4,900

 Research Initiation

Berk, Sharon

A Process for Using Marine and Freshwater Ciliated Protozoa for Biofuel Production

Water Center $5,000

Research Initiation

Burgin, Chris When is Life Most Satisfying?  A Daily Assessment of Enjoyment and Interest for Current Activities Using Experience Sampling Methodology Counseling and Psychology $4,475 Research Development
Callender, Andrew

Automated Raman Spectroscopy of Filtered Nanomaterials

Chemistry $5,000

Research Development

Carver, Brian The Effect of Microphone Directionality and Placement on the Quantity and Quality of Recorded Bat Echolocation Calls Biology $5,000 Research Initiation
Danner, Greg Recording of Original Compositions for Concert Band Music $5,000 Research Development
Datta, Tania Understanding the Effects of Anaerobically Co-digesting Animal Manure and Food Waste with Wastewater Solids on Process Microbiology Water Center $5,000 Research Initiation
Deiter, Kristen Conceptual Blending and Literary Geography from Beowulf to Paradise Lost English $5,000 Research Initiation
DiFurio, Ferdinand The Economic Impact and Benefit Cost Study of a Sporting Event on the Upper Cumberland Region Economics, Marketing and Finance $5,000 Research Development
Fennewald, Dennis/Greene, Bruce Determine the Effect of Different Brooding Strategies on the Health and Growth of Chickens Raised on Pature Agriculture $10,074 Research Development
Gutek, Andrzej Primitive Shifts and Homeomorphism with Subsequentially Dense Orbits Mathematics $5,000 Research Development
Hart, Evan Cave Sediments as Recorders of Erosion and Flooding in Cookeville, Tennessee Earth Sciences $5,000 Research Initiation
Hasan, Syed Exploring Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) Techniques for 3D-Ics Electrical and Computer Engineering $5,000 Research Initiation
Jiang, Xiaohua The Roles of Human Polymerase n in Xeroderma Pigmentosum Diseases and Chemoresistance to Anticancer Drugs Chemistry $5,000 Research Development
Kamal, Ahmed Automatic Function Assessment in Diabetic Patients and Control Subjects Using Nonlinear Method and Entrainment Techniques Manufacturing and Engineering Technology $5,000 Research Development
Kidd, Mary Simulation of Muon-Induced Neutrons Deep Underground for the Majorana Demonstrator Physics $5,000 Research Development
Knox, Larry Precocious Sexual Dimorphism in a Permian Hollinellid Ostracode Earth Sciences $5,000 Research Development
Kubiak, Damian Uniformly Non-Square Points and Related Geometric Properties in Some Banach Spaces Mathematics $5,000 Research Development
Liu, Jane/Rafal Ablamowicz Creating a Maple Package for Engineering Mechanics Teaching and Research Civil and Environmental Engineering $10,000 Research Development
Murdock, Justin Determining How Nutrients Regulate Growth of the Invasive Alga Didymosphenia geminate at the Cellular Level Biology $4,997 Research Initiation
Rice, Jeffrey Development of Advanced Biomolecular Engineering Techniques for Discovery of Novel Protein-Based Theapeutics and Diagnostic Reagents Chemical Engineering $5,000 Research Initiation
Riddlesworth, Tonya Weighted Empirical Likelihood-Based Estimates for the Cox Model with General Censored Data Mathematics $5,000 Research Development
Sheehan, Martin iTextbook: Developing Interactive Textbooks for Foreign Language Classrooms Foreign Languages $5,000 Research Initiation
Shibakov, Alexander Trajectory Planning for Wheeled Robots Over Curved Surfaces Mathematics $4,500 Research Development
Smith, David D. Accurate Percentiles of a Statistical Test for Extreme Event Modeling Mathematics $4,600 Research Development
Tomas, Stacy An Examination of the Role of Agritourism in Sustaining the Family Farm Agriculture $5,000 Research Development
Winkle, Kimberly Cultural Iconography as Inspiration: Color, Abstraction, Symbol and Motif Art $5,000 Research Development

*final reports are due 10/1/13
Author(s) Title Department Amount

Type

Airhart, Douglas High Tunnel and Field Production of Organic Cut Flowers  Agriculture  $5,000

 Research Development

Albu, Titus Understanding Biological Activity of Thiosemicarbazones Using Molecular Modeling Chemistry $5,000

Research Development

Baker, Julia K. Family Matters-Representations of Family in Recent German and Austrian Literature and Film Foreign Languages $5,000

Research Initiation

Baker, Julie C. An Interpretive Study of Adolescents' Pleasure Reading Habits and the Opportunity to Read for Pleasure in School Curriculum and Instruction $5,000

Research Development

Belkacemi, Rabie Multi-Agent System Control Architecture for Autonomous Power System Operation Electrical and Computer Engineering $5,000 Research Initiation
Berk, Sharon An Alternative to Algae as Biofuel Organisms Water Center $4,811 Research Development
Best, Michael Economic Impact of Trunk Flare Excavation of Field-Grown Nursery Trees Agriculture $5,000 Research Development
Boles, Jeffrey Proteomic Analysis of the Aquatic Organism Tetrahymena Sp. When Exposed to Gold Nanoparticles Chemistry $5,000 Research Development
Carrick, Jesse Wacker-Type C-H Oxidation of Olefins to Regioselectively Afford Functionalized Sily Enol-Ethers Chemistry $5,000 Research Initiation
Christen, Scott Investigating Social Presence: The Affects of Social Presence on Interpersonal and Instructionsl Communication English and Communications $2,450 Research Development
Cloutier, Robert *haitan in early Germanic English and Communications $5,000 Research Initiation
Danner, Greg Recording of Original Compositions for Symphonic Band Music and Art $5,000 Research Development
Fidan, Ismail and Elsawy, Ahmed TTU Online Renewable Energy Education Initiative Manufacturing and Industrial Technology $10,000 Research Development
Gunderson, John Simultaneous Identification of Copepods and the Metacestodes Parasitizing Them Biology $5,000 Research Development
Kalyanapu, Alfred Quantifying Uncertainty Using Monte Carlo Based Flood Hazard Framework Civil and Environmental Engineering $5,000 Research Initiation
Hall, Rachel Measuring Outcomes Across the Curriculum Nursing $5,000 Research Development
Hasan, Syed Towards Process Variation and Radiation Aware Designs in FPGA Electrical and Computer Engineering $5,000 Research Initiation
Hays, Colleen To Teach or Not to Teach: The Algerian War in French Manuels d'Histoire Foreign Languages $4,500 Research Development
Hellman, Ann Comparing the Students' Stories: Student Perspectives of Community Action and Participation (C.A.P.S.) Projects Nursing $4,900 Research Development
Isbell, Janet Lessons from the Park: Preservice Teachers Use Community Resources to Build On-Site Learning Lab Curriculum and Instruction $4,457 Research Development
Jiang, Xiaohua Functional Studies of Human DNA Polymerase η Chemistry $5,000 Research Initiation
Norden, Jeffrey Fixed Points and Commuting Functions on the Interval Mathematics $5,000 Research Development
Radman, Ghadir Improving Frequency Control of Power Systems Integrated with Increased Level of Wind Energy Generation Electrical and Computer Engineering $5,000 Research Development
Rice-York, Cynthia Advanced Direct Formic Acid Fuel Cell Fixture Development Chemical Engineering/ Manufacturing Center $5,000 Research Initiation
Sanders, Jonathan Assessment of the Structure and Function of "Dendrimer-Plasmid Complexes": A Platform for Increasing Collaborations with the Oak Ridge National Lab Chemical Engineering $5,000 Research Initiation
Shibakov, Alexander Applications of Probability to Nonlinear Models of Uncertainty Mathematics $4,500 Research Development
Suter, Leslie and Comer, Melissa Exploring Uses of the iPad2 for Problem-Based Learning in College Pre-Service Education Methods Courses Curriculum and Instruction $9,986 Research Development
Terneus, Sandra Revisiting Body Image Dissatisfaction Counseling and Psychology $4,227 Research Development
Ting, Kwun-Lon Compensated Conjugation for Wind Turbine Transmission and High Performance Gearing Mechanical Engineering/ Manufacturing Center $5,000 Research Development
Yoon, Hwan-Sik Aerosol-printed Polymeric Actuator for Biomedical Applications Mechanical Engineering $5,000 Research Development
Zagumny, Matthew and Wilcox, Zachary Religious Identity as a Mediator of Health Behaviors Among Congruent and Incongruent Religious Groups Counseling and Psychology $10,000 Research Development
Zhu, Jiahong High-Performance Cathode Development for Rechargeable Zn-Air Batteries Mechanical Engineering $5,000 Research Development

Author(s) Title Department Amount

Type

Albu, Titus A Computational Study on the Nucleophilic Attack on the C=C Double Bond of Quinones Chemistry  $5,000

 Research Development

Badoe, Daniel

Investigating the Impact Receipt of Travel-Survey Advance-Letter has on Reported Trips and the Number of Phone-Calls for Survey Completion in Transportation Surveys

Civil and Environmental Engineering $5,000

Research Development

Biernacki, Joseph

A Multi-Scale Environmental-Kinetic Study on the Pyrolysis of Sustainable Biomass Feedstock

Chemical Engineering $5,000

Research Development

Boles, Jeffrey

Analysis of Differentially Expressed Proteins via Proteomics When Telluromethionine Replaces Methionine in Growing Cell Cultures for Protein Structural Studies

Chemistry $5,000

Research Development

Brashears, Kathy and Kolodziej, Nancy

Using Technology to Promote Knowledge of Literacy and Teaching Pedagogy

Curriculum and Instruction $10,000

Research Development

Callender, Andrew

Microfluidic Sensors for Simultaneous Determination of Nitrite and Nitrate

Chemistry $5,000

Research Initiation

Groundland, Mark

Edition of Lope de Vega's Arte nuevo de hacer comedias en este tiempo (1609)

Foreign Languages $2,937

Research Development

Gutek, Andrzej

Shift Operators and Homeomorphisms with Subsequentially Dense Orbits

Mathematics $5,000

Research Development

Henderson, Craig

Steel Pile Bent Connections for Achieving Plastic Moment Capacity in High Seismic Zones

Civil and Environmental Engineering $5,000

Research Development

Kamal, Ahmed

Autonomic Function Assessment of Epileptic Patients Using Nonlinear Dynamics Method

Manufacturing and Industiral Technology $5,000

Research Development

Lisic, Edward

Heavy Metal Extraction from Water Using New Trianex Chelating Resins

Chemistry $5,000

Research Development

Machida, Motoya

Imputation Methodology for Case-referent Scheme using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Technique with Applications in Medical Signal Detection

Mathematics $4,500

Research Development

McQuail, Josephine

Persistence of Vision:  William Blake and James Joyce

English $5,000

Research Development

McQuiston, Linda and Hanna, Kim

Peer Coaching Between Graduating Seniors and Incoming Junior Nursing Students in the Clinical Setting

Nursing $5,000

Research Development

Norden, Jeffrey

Commuting Functions on a Finite Set

Mathematics $5,000

Research Development

Smith, David D.

Statistical Modeling of Extreme Events

Mathematics $3,250

Research Development

Stearman, Kim

Compost Operation and Analysis

Water Center $5,000 Research Development
Sullivan, Judith

Musical Playground, Millard Oakley STEM Center

Music and Art $5,000 Research Development
Swartling, Dan

The Synthesis of Stable Isotopes Analogs of Gamma Amino Butyric Acid as Potential Therapeutic Agents

Chemistry $5,000 Research Development
Talbert, Douglas

Computerized Decision Support to Facilitate Crisis Management by Ad Hoc Groups

Computer Science $4,800 Research Development
Ting, Kwun-Lon

Free-Form Conjugation Synthesis and Applications

Mechanical Engineering/ Manufacturing Center $5,000 Research Development
Watlington, Deborah

Interactive White Board Impact on Students' Engagement in Classroom

Curriculum and Instruction $5,000 Research Development

Author(s) Title Department Amount

Type

Ablamowicz, Halina and Christianson, Kevin

Translation of Poems included in 'Sybirackie Refleksje'" and Translations of Poems by Selected Polish Poets

English and Communications $10,000

Research Development

Badoe, Daniel

Modeling the Interrelationship between Trip generation and Household Vehicle Ownership

Civil and Environmental Engineering $5,000

Research Development

Best, Michael An Economic Analysis of Yield and Quality Differences Associated with Two Different High-Tunnel Production Techniques for Heirloom Tomatoes Agriculture  $5,000

 Research Development

Click, Steven

Applicability of Bluetooth-Based Traffic Data Collection in Rural Areas: Market Penetration Study

Civil and Environmental Engineering $5,000 Research Development
Combs, Daniel

Field-Testing a Habitat Model for Predicting the Presence of Green Salamanders on Rock Outcrops

Biology $4,840 Research Development
Ding, Yun

Between Confucianism and Pragmatism: Rhetorical Positioning of the Confucius Institute

English and Communications $4,500 Research Development
Eberle, William

Using Data Mining and Machine Learning for Retention of College Students

Computer Science $4,380 Research Initiation
Greene, Bruce and Baier J. W. Study of Effect of Genetic Variability and the Use of an Organically Approved Mitacide for Control of Varroatosis in Honey Bees Agriculture $9,562  Research Development
Gutek, Andrzej

Shift Operators on Banach Spaces of Continuous or Holomorphic Functions and their Generalizations

Mathematics $5,000 Research Development

Hart, Evan and Mills, Hugh

Dating Marine Terrace Deposits of the Coquimbo Bay Area, Chile using Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL)

Earth Sciences $10,000 Research Development

Harwood, John

Estimation of Organic Pollution Source Loads by LC-MS/MS

Chemistry $5,000 Research Development

Hauser, Joshua; Decker, Charles; McCormick, Chris; Danner, Greg; Morris, Winston

Research and Recording of Significant New and Existing Works for Brass Ensemble

Music and Art $14,744 Research Development
Hays, Colleen

French National Identity and the "Mission Civilatrice" in Pierre Dupont's Sur L'Algerie

Foreign Languages $5,000 Research Development
Hayslette, Steven Distribution and Activity Patterns of Allegheny Woodrats (Neotoma magister) at Catoosa Wildlife Management Area  Biology $5,000  Research Development
Liu, Jane

Application of Groebner Basis Methodology to Vibration Control Problems with Geometrically Nonlinear Hygrothermal-Elastic Composite Plates

Civil and Environmental Engineering $5,000 Research Development
Mohr, Benjamin

Development of Leachate Test for Identifying the Potential for Delayed Ettringite Formation in Cement-Based Material

Civil and Environmental Engineering $5,000  Research Development
Morgan, Shannon

Visual Processing and Attentional Focus in Typically Developing Individuals and Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Counseling and Psychology $5,000 Research Development
Qiu, Robert

Control Techniques for Cognitive Radio Network and Smart Grid

Electrical and Computer Engineering $5,000  Research Development
Shibakov, Alexander Probability Models in Extreme Uncertainty  Mathematics $4,500  Research Development
Siraj, Ambareen

Towards the Development of a Community Information Infrastructure for Smart Grid Security Resources (CII-SGSR)

Computer Science  $5,000  Research Initiation
Stearman, Kim Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Relationships in Composed Organic Vegetable Plots  Water Center  $5,000 Research Development
Wells, Martha

Development Hyphenated Chromatographic-mass Spectrometric Techniques for Analysis of Endogenous and Exogenous Microconstituents

Water Center $5,000  Research Development
Zagumny, Lisa

(Re)presenting "the Muslim world": An Analysis of High School World Geography Textbooks (2008-2014 adoption cycle-Tennessee)

 Curriculum and Instruction $5,000  Research Development

Author(s) Title Department Amount

Type

Bettoli, Phillip

Monitoring a Lake Sturgeon Re-introduction Program in the Upper Tennessee River

Biology $3,813

Research Development

Click, Steven

Using Existing Video Detection to Estimate Signalized Intersection Volumes and Delay

Civil and Environmental Engineering $4,000

Research Initiation

Cui, Jie Numerical Modeling of Pressure Losses Caused by Bends in Pneumatic Conveying Pipelines Mechanical Engineering  $4,000

 Research Development

Cunningham, Glenn

Development of Educational Materials and Basic Analysis Tools for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources

Mechanical Engineering $4,000 Research Development
Elkeelany, Omar

Embedded High-Quality Video Streaming System in the Heterogeneous Multicast Network Technologies

Electrical and Computer Engineering $4,000 Research Initiation
Ghafoor, Sheikh

 Modeling and Simulation of an Adaptive Parallel System

Computer Science $4,000 Research Initiation
Gunderson, John

Identification of Intermediate Stages in the Life Cycles of Marine Cestodes

Biology $4,000 Research Development
Kamal, Ahmed

Autonomic Function Assessment in Chronic Kidney Failure Patients Before and After Hemodialysis Using Nonlinear Method and Entrainment Techniques

Manufacturing and Industrial Technology $4,000 Research Development
Kolodziej, Nancy and Brachears, Kathy

Learning About Literature Circles: An Online Professional Development for Teachers

Curriculum and Instruction $6,912 Research Development
Qiu, Robert

Towards An Integration of Cognitive Radio and Cognitive Radar

Electrical and Computer Engineering/ Manufacturing Center $4,000 Research Development
Radman, Ghadir

A New Approach for Static Voltage Stability Control of Power Systems with Multiple Static Voltage Compensators (SVCs)

Electrical and Computer Engineering $4,000 Research Development
Rice-York, Cynthia and Subramanian, Venkat

Direct Formic Acid Fuel Cell-Modeling and Optimizing Fuel Mass Transport

Manufacturing Center $8,000 Research Initiation
Setliff, Deborah

International Reading Association Team Tennessee Children's Choice Awards: 2008-10 Project

Curriculum and Instruction $4,000 Research Development
Ting, Kwun-Lon

A Unified Mobility Analysis of Complex, Planar, Spherical, and Spatial Linkages and Manipulators

Mechanical Engineering $4,000 Research Development
Wendt, Jeremy and Owens, Carl

Integrating Music into the Elementary Curriculum using iPods

Curriculum and Instruction $8,000 Research Development
Wilson, Christopher

Cyclic Fatigue Properties of Two Metals:  2024-T851 Aluminum and 4340 Steel

Mechanical Engineering $4,000 Research Development

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