Recently Funded Projects


The University of Delaware derives its research funding from a broad base of sources reflecting a diversity of initiatives across our seven colleges. This page includes contracts and grants that are received for research projects, public service/extension projects, education activities and equipment over the course of the month highlighted below. To view previous activity select the month/year in the Archive sidebar.


May 2019 (36 Projects)

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Implementation of the Cohesive Sediment Transport Component in FUNWAVE-TVD and Model Application for Freeport Sabine-to-Galveston PED Coastal Hazards, Fengyan Shi, James Kirby, 5 mo.

DOD $ 126,931

Mathematical Sciences: Probability and Statistics: Analysis of Stochastic Hybrid Systems with Applications to Synthetic Biology, Abhyudai Singh, 3 yr. 5 mo.

DOD $ 226,682

Instant k-Space Tomography for Spatial-Spectral Monitoring, Dennis Prather, 1 yr. 11 mo.

DOD $ 250,000

Probing Direct Cell-to-Cell Exchange of Matter in a Clostridium Syntrophic Coculture, Eleftherios Papoutsakis, 1 yr.

DOD $ 359,383

National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Augmented Data Visualization Research and Development Using Cloud-Based Systems, Containers, Functions and vNext Display Technologies, Douglas White, 3 yr.

DOD $ 670,627

Synthesis and Observation of Emergent Phenomena in Epitaxial Heusler Compound Heterostructures, Anderson Janotti, 3 yr.

DOE $ 234,559

Town of Milton National Register Historic District Amendment, Catherine Morrissey, Kevin Barni, 1 yr.

DOI $ 5,177

Delaware’s Statewide Seat Belt Use Observational Survey, Edward Ratledge, 3 mo.

DOT $ 22,094

21st Century Community Learning Centers Subgrant Program Management for 4-H After School and Summer Program at Lake Forest South, C Crouse, 1 yr. 3 mo.

ED $ 70,000

21st Century Community Learning Centers Subgrant Program Management for 4-H After School and Summer Program at Colonial School District, C Crouse, 1 yr.

ED $ 106,957

21st Century Community Learning Centers Subgrant Program Management for 4-H After School and Summer Program at Indian River School District, C Crouse, 1 yr. 3 mo.

ED $ 150,000

21st Century Community Learning Centers Subgrant Program Management for 4-H After School and Summer Program at Milford HS and Central, C Crouse, 1 yr. 3 mo.

ED $ 240,000

Infant Stool Biomarkers in Satiety Regulation and Obesity, Jillian Trabulsi, 10 mo.

HHS $ 5,162

Cell Junctions and Cell Membranes in the Lens, Velia Fowler, 10 mo.

HHS $ 34,375

Unveiling the Chromosomal Address of Intact HIV Clones to Provide Insights into Persistence, Ryan Zurakowski, 2 yr.

HHS $ 35,605

Supporting Women and Children with Substance Use Recovery – A family Unity Approach (SWC-FamU), Michael Mackenzie, 5 yr.

HHS $ 184,743

Nature of Interplanetary Low Energy Electrons and Positrons, John Clem, Paul Evenson, 3 yr.

NASA $ 1,768,370

Diffusions on Combinatorially Structured State Spaces, Douglas Rizzolo, 3 yr.

NSF $ 179,650

Atomic-Scale Hybrids, Tuning the IR Dielectric Function through Superlattice Design, Stephanie Law Toner, 3 yr.

NSF $ 185,872

Predicting the Spread of Spotted Lanternfly and Resulting Forest and Orchard Impacts, Tara Trammell, 2 yr. 4 mo.

USDA $ 142,500

Stewardship Assistant Intern, Jeffrey Buler, 2 mo.

The Nature Conservancy $ 5,000

Integrated Corn Herbicide Programs, Mark VanGessel, 10 mo.

Monsanto Company $ 7,865

The Mobilizing Effects of Emphasizing the Sameness or Difference of LGBTQ Identities, Philip Jones, 1 yr.

Social Science Research Council $ 8,831

PPO-Resistant Weed Control in XtendFlex System, Mark VanGessel, 10 mo.

Monsanto Company $ 10,010

Hero Help Case Manager, Daniel O’Connell, 4 mo.

New Castle County Police $ 12,852

Analysis of the Apparel-Specific Tariff Schedule and Rules of Origin Provisions in U.S., EU, Canada, Japan and China’s Free Trade Agreements and Trade Preference Programs, Sheng Lu, 9 mo.

Aroq limited $ 14,500

Antibody Tools for Investigating Protein Expression in Mammalian Lens Development, Salil Lachke, 1 yr.

Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank $ 25,000

Modification of a Measure of Resilience for People with Aphasia, Rebecca Pompon, Helen Mach, 2 yr.

University of Delaware Research Foundn $ 28,465

Investigating Cross-Cultural Variation in Speech-Body Coordination and Communicative Timing, Kathryn Franich, 2 yr.

University of Delaware Research Foundn $ 28,500

Understanding How Habitat Degradation Could be Impacting DE Fisheries Through Larval Supply, Danielle Durham, 2 yr.

University of Delaware Research Foundn $ 28,500

Improving the Model of Care for Knee Osteoarthritis: Investigating the Patient-Perceived Value of Physical Therapy, Meredith Christiansen, 1 yr.


DPAS II Training and Video Production, David Santore, 11 mo.

Delaware Department of Education $ 60,887

Catalysis for a Coordination Polymerization of Fluoroolefins, Klaus Theopold, 1 yr.

The Chemours Company $ 65,000

Soft Ankle Foot Orthosis Using Dielectric Elastomer Actuator, Ahad Behboodi, 1 yr.

University City Science Center $ 80,000

Thermal Transport in SiC and Diamond Based Composites, Chaoying Ni, 1 yr.

II-IV Foundation $ 95,000

Extracellular Vesicles and Their Potential Applications in Biologic Production with CHO Cells, Eleftherios Papoutsakis, 2 yr.

Merck & Company $ 100,000

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