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.


March 2019 (45 Projects)

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Coupled Infusion-Cure Modeling Simulation for Low-Cost Composite Parts for Process Defects and Geometric Conformity, Suresh Advani, 7 mo.

DOD $ 44,846

Physics-Based Approach to Computational Design of Molecular Solids, Krzysztof Szalewicz, 3 yr.

DOD $ 472,360

High-Efficiency Reversible Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells, Yushan Yan, 2 yr. 3 mo.

DOE $ 250,001

Measurements and Modeling to Improve Prediction of Vulnerability of Coastal Water Resources and Ecosystems to Salinization by Storm Surges and Sea-Level Rise, Gerald Kauffman, 3 yr.

DOI $ 195,215

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Trevor Nelson, Oyenike Olabisi, 7 mo.

DOS $ 200,000

National Security Language Initiative for Youth-Short Term Summer Programs in China, Jianguo Chen, 10 mo.

DOS $ 312,742

An Artificial Intelligence Traffic Data Analysis Tool for Advanced Traffic Management, Mahyar MovahedNejad, 6 mo.

DOT $ 25,000

Travel Demand Modeling Support, Earl Lee, 1 yr. 6 mo.

DOT $ 72,085

Center for Child and Family Health Consulting, Caroline Roben, 6 mo.

HHS $ 4,320

Wright County Health and Human Service Servicd Agreement, Caroline Roben, 1 yr.

HHS $ 4,320

Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care (PIP) Evaluation, Laura Rapp, 6 mo.

HHS $ 28,000

Developing, Implementing and Evaluating a Video-based Lesson Series for Health and Science Educators, Kami Silk, 9 mo.

HHS $ 77,026

Provider-Assisted HIV Partner Notification and Testing Intervention for Prisoners in Indonesia, Valerie Earnshaw, 2 yr. 10 mo.

HHS $ 93,352

Elucidating a New Function for Topoisomerase II in Meiotic Chromosome Segregation, Aimee Jaramillo-Lambert, 2 yr.

HHS $ 152,432

Molecular Mechanism of Ca2+- Induced Mitochondrial Shape Transition in Metazoans, Jeffrey Caplan, 4 yr. 11 mo.

HHS $ 198,134

Evaluation Planning Service for the State Opioid Response Grant, Laura Rapp, Daniel O’Connell, 9 mo.

HHS $ 268,470

Semantic Literature Annotation and Integrative Panomics Analysis for PTM-Disease Knowledge Network Discovery, Cathy Wu, Vijay Shanker, Hongzhan Huang, Cecilia Arighi, 1 yr.

HHS $ 365,327

Using Hippocampal-Prefrontal Theta Synchrony to Enhance Spatial Working Memory, Amy Griffin, 1 yr. 10 mo.

HHS $ 375,268

Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative, Beth Mineo, 2 yr.

HHS $ 432,505

Actin Cytoskeleton Regulation of Lens Architecture, Transparency and Mechanics, Velia Fowler, 1 yr. 5 mo.

HHS $ 555,225

RNA-Binding Proteins in Early Eye Development, Salil Lachke, 5 yr.

HHS $ 1,728,392

Mechanisms of Vascular Dysfunction with Advancing Reproductive Age, Megan Wenner, Ryan Pohlig, 5 yr.

HHS $ 2,295,151

Research Infrastructure Development (RID) in Delaware, William Matthaeus, James MacDonald, 3 yr.

NASA $ 375,000

Role of Turbulence in Suprathermal Particle Energization Statistics of Intermittency Discontinuities and Dissipation in Interplanetary Turbulence from Earth Orbit to the Outer Helisophere, Tulasi Parashar, Alexandros Chasapis Giannakopoulos, William Matthaeus, 3 yr.

NASA $ 523,109

Convergence: RAISE Nearshore Water-Land Interface During Extreme Storms, Holly Michael, 3 yr.

NSF $ 50,603

RAPID: Neutron Monitors in the 21st Century, John Clem, 1 yr.

NSF $ 165,983

ARS DNA Sequencing, Brewster Kingham, 1 yr.

USDA $ 44,000

BIAD KAMINSKI, Thomas Kaminski, 1 yr.

The Brain Injury Association of Delaware $ 1,000

Attitudes and Behaviors of Undergraduate Dietetics Students Toward Alternative Food Production Practices, Kristin Wiens, 1 yr.

FoodService Systems Management Education $ 2,000

Introductory Training in Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing to Woodbridge School District Teachers, Sharon Walpole, 3 mo.

Woodbridge School District $ 3,600

Professional Development for Secondary Social Studies Teachers at Colonial School District, Sharon Walpole, 5 mo.

Colonial School District $ 6,319

Anxiety in Transition: The Role of Myelination and Testosterone on Pathological Anxiety During Emerging Adulthood, Jeffrey Spielberg, 1 yr.

American Psychological Foundation $ 7,500

Slugs, Ivan Hiltpold, William Cissel, 1 yr.

Delaware Soybean Board $ 11,121

Professional Development for Secondary Social Studies teachers at Colonial Colonial School District, Sharon Walpole, 11 mo.

Colonial School District $ 14,775

Professional Devleopment for Woodbridge School District Teachers Implementing Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing, Sharon Walpole, 1 yr.

Woodbridge School District $ 36,642

Thermophysical Testing of Composite Samples, Steven Sauerbrunn, 2 mo.

Synectic Research & Analysis, Inc $ 43,552

Innovation Sprint Program, Daniel Freeman, 1 yr.

Fortegra $ 50,000

Alice Dunbar-Nelson: A Vision for Wilmington, David Kim, 1 yr. 11 mo.

Whiting Foundation $ 50,000

A VERITAS / Breakthrough Listen Collaborative Program, Jamie Holder, 1 yr.

Breakthrough Initiatives $ 54,000

Finding Mithocondrial Memory, Juan Perilla, 1 yr. 2 mo.

Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation $ 56,250

Mapping Migratory Bird Stopover Hotspots Throughout Southeastern Canada to Inform and Prioritize New Protected Areas, Jeffrey Buler, 1 yr. 1 mo.

Environment and Climate Change Canada $ 96,251

KIDS COUNT Activities Support, Janice Barlow, 1 yr.

A E Casey Foundation $ 100,000

Colored Conventions Project Fellowship in Data Curation for African American and African Studies, Pier Gabrielle Foreman, 2 yr.

Council on Library and Information Resou $ 175,500

Molecular-Level Kinetic Modeling of Resid Fluid Catalytic Cracking, Michael Klein, 2 yr.

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company $ 382,611

Yield and Impurity Clearance in Platform Chromatography Steps for Current and Next-Generation Processes, Abraham Lenhoff, 3 yr.

Bristol -Myers Squibb Company $ 429,039

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