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Grant Recap - Summer 2020

College of Engineering Grant Recap - Summer 2020

JUNE 2020

Power-Test-Service Account

  • Faculty: Satish Mahajan (PI), LK Crouch (Co-PI1), Robert Craven (Co-PI2)
  • Founding Source: Various Industries
  • Amount Funded: $13,017.00
  • Length of Funding: 7/1/19-6/30/20

Novel Endogenous Beta Defensin Based Therapeutics to Treat COVID-19 Patients

  • Faculty: Liqun Zhang (PI)
  • Founding Source: Case Western Reserve University
  • Amount Funded: $8,000.00
  • Length of Funding: 4/24/20-10/31/20

Academic Review and Rewrite of NAVFAC-DM 7.02

  • Faculty: Daniel VandenBerge
  • Founding Source: National Institute of Building Sciences via Navy
  • Amount Funded: $29,700.00
  • Length of Funding: 5/21/20-9/30/20

Simulation of HF Inverter Circuits for High-Power Wireless Charging

  • Faculty: Satish Mahajan (PI)
  • Founding Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Amount Funded: $19,218.00
  • Length of Funding: 10/10/19-12/31/20

2019-2020 Affiliate Capacity Building Fund

  • Faculty: Martha Kosa
  • Founding Source: National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
  • Amount Funded: $1,955.00
  • Length of Funding: 6/5/20-6/30/21

JULY 2020

SMART2 Smart Manufacturing for America's Revolutionizing Technological Transformation

  • Faculty: Ismail Fidan (PI)
  • Founding Source: National Science Foundation
  • Amount Funded: $72,982.00
  • Length of Funding: 8/18/18-6/30/21

CC* Collaborative - Tennessee Tech Science DMZ (This is Year 1- or 2-year project)

  • Faculty: Susmit Shannigrahi (PI), Michael Rogers (Co-PI1)
  • Founding Source: National Science Foundation
  • Amount Funded: $259,112.00
  • Length of Funding: 7/1/20-6/30/22

Quasi-Wireless Capacitive (QWiC) Surface Power for Adaptive and Reconfigurable Sensor Elements on Space Infrastructure

  • Faculty: Charles Van Neste (PI), Satish Mahajan (Co-PI1), Denis Ulybyshev (Co-PI2), Manaak Gupta (Co-PI3)
  • Founding Source: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Amount Funded: $60,405.00
  • Length of Funding: 7/1/20-6/30/21

Investigations into the Design Rules for the Control of Wire ArcAdditive

  • Faculty: DuckBong Kim (PI)
  • Founding Source: National Science Foundation
  • Amount Funded: $76,009.00
  • Length of Funding: 7/1/20-6/30/23

Education Program for Connected and Automated Electric Vehicles (CAEVs)

  • Faculty: Pingen Chen (PI), Vahid Motevalli (Co-PI1), Mohan Rao (Co-PI2), Stephen Canfield (Co-PI3), Ismail Fidan (Co-PI4), Denis Ulybyshev (Co-PI5), Steven Anton (Co-PI6), Syed Rafay Hasan (Co-PI7)
  • Founding Source: Denso North American Foundation
  • Amount Funded: $157,964.00
  • Length of Funding: 7/1/20-4/20/22

From Can't to Can: Attack Prevention & In-situ detection of Advanced Attacks or Controller Area Networks

  • Faculty: Sheikh Ghafoor (PI)
  • Founding Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Amount Funded: $10,888.43
  • Length of Funding: 3/11/19-9/30/20

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Presence of Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Urban Karst Ground Water Systems

  • Faculty: Tania Datta (PI), Ron Kaiser (EVS) (Co-PI1)
  • Founding Source: Cave Research Foundation
  • Amount Funded: $3,000.00
  • Length of Funding: 4/14/20-10/13/21


Computer Science Academic Redshirt Program

  • Faculty: Gerald Gannod (PI)
  • Founding Source: Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Amount Funded: $49,960.00
  • Length of Funding: 7/1/20-6/30/21

Compilation and Analysis of Long-term Nitrogen and Phosphorous

  • Faculty: Tania Datta (PI)
  • Founding Source: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)
  • Amount Funded: $40,000.00
  • Length of Funding: 8/1/20-12/31/21

Evaluation of Nonlinear Interactions Between Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge and Rainfall-Runoff

Faculty: Alice Camuti (PI), Alfred Kalyanapu (Co-PI1), John Brackins (Student) Co-PI2)

  • Founding Source: National Science Foundation/Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Amount Funded: $46,000.00
  • Length of Funding: 8/1/20-7/31/20

Supplement to Tennessee Cybercorps: A Hybrid Program in Cybersecurity - Community College Inclusion 2018-2021

  • Faculty: Ambareen Siraj (PI), Doug Talbert (Co-PI2)
  • Founding Source: National Science Foundation
  • Amount Funded: $40,761.00
  • Length of Funding: 1/1/16-12/31/20


  • Faculty: Charria Campbell (MCA) (PI), Elizabeth Powell (Co-PI1)
  • Founding Source: Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Amount Funded: $50,000.00
  • Length of Funding: 7/1/20-6/30/21

Holistic Foundry Undergraduate Engaged Learners (FUEL)

  • Faculty: Andrea Arce-Trigatti (C&I) (PI), Stephanie Jorgensen (Co-PI1), Michael Aikens (ORED) (Co-PI2), Robbie Sanders (Co-PI3), Pedro Arce (Co-PI4)
  • Founding Source: Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Amount Funded: $50,000.00
  • Length of Funding: 7/1/20-6/30/21

Tennessee Tech Science Olympiad Collegiate Scholars (SOCS)

  • Faculty: Carlos Galindo (STEM)(PI), Arce-Trigatti (C&I) (Co-PI1), Stephanie Jorgensen (Co-PI2)
  • Founding Source: Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Amount Funded: $50,000.00
  • Length of Funding: 7/1/20-6/30/21

Development of Hybrid Learning-Driven Predictive Inspection-Methods and Control Methods for Quality Assurance on Additive Man

  • Faculty: DuckBong Kim (PI)
  • Founding Source: Managing Institute and Joint Research Institute
  • Amount Funded: $100,000.00
  • Length of Funding: 6/1/20-5/31/21

Resiliency Tester "Bouncer" for Superior Graphite

  • Faculty: Jie Cui (PI), Stephen Idem (Co-PI2)
  • Founding Source: Superior Graphite
  • Amount Funded: $29,276.00
  • Length of Funding: 8/1/20-10/9/20

Collaborative Research: SaTC: EDU: Artificial Intelligence Assisted Malware Analysis

  • Faculty: Manaak Gupta (PI), Sheikh Ghafoor (Co-PI1)
  • Founding Source: National Science Foundation
  • Amount Funded: $60,292.00
  • Length of Funding: 8/1/20-7/31/23

CC* CRIA: Planning a Regional Cyber-Infrastructure-Research Consortium for Middle Tennessee

  • Faculty: Sheikh Ghafoor (PI)
  • Founding Source: National Science Foundation via UTC
  • Amount Funded: $71,728.00
  • Length of Funding: 7/1/20-12/31/21

CC* Integration-Small: Error Free File Transfer for Big Science

  • Faculty: Susmit Shannigrahi (PI)
  • Founding Source: Colorado State University via National Science Foundation
  • Amount Funded: $69,212.00
  • Length of Funding: 7/1/20-6/30/22

GenCyber Student Camp 2020

  • Faculty: Ambareen Siraj (PI)
  • Founding Source: National Security Agency
  • Amount Funded: $129,243.00
  • Length of Funding: 8/7/20-8/7/22

Development and improvement of high-resolution Flood2D-GPU modeling for Titan HPC environment

  • Faculty: Alfred Kalyanapu (PI), Sheikh Ghafoor (Co-PI1)
  • Founding Source: UT-Battelle, LLC c/o Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Amount Funded: $37,500.00
  • Length of Funding: 8/16/18-8/15/21


Collaborative: CyberTraining: Pilot: Semi-Automatic Assessment of Parallel Programs in Training of Students and Faculty

  • Faculty: Sheikh Ghafoor (PI), Ada Haynes (Co-PI1)
  • Founding Source: National Science Foundation via UNC Chapel Hill
  • Amount Funded: $42,119.00
  • Length of Funding: 9/1/19-8/31/21

2020 Tennessee Technological University NCAE-C Research Grant

  • Faculty: Sheikh Ghafoor (PI), Ambareen Siraj (Co-PI1)
  • Founding Source: National Security Agency
  • Amount Funded: $149,993.00
  • Length of Funding: 9/2/20-9/1/22

BioFoundry Design: Leveraging Biomimicry to Advance Environmental and Social Sustainability Innovation in Prototypes Developed in Foundry-Guided Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Courses

  • Faculty: Pedro Arce (PI), Robbie Sanders (Co-PI1), Stephanie Jorgensen (Co-Pi2), Andrea Arce-Trigatti (Co-PI3)
  • Founding Source: Venturewell
  • Amount Funded: $30,000.00
  • Length of Funding: 6/30/20-12/31/23