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.


October 2019 (56 Projects)

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Horseshoe Crab – Optical and Acoustic Based Surveys, (9 mo.)
Arthur Trembanis

DOC $ 46,980

Storm Surge and High Tide Relationships in Development of a Delaware Inland Bays Coastal Flood Warning System, (9 mo.)
John Callahan, Kevin Brinson, Christina Callahan

DOC $ 79,580

Modeling and Simulation Framework for Robust Process Design of Thermoset Prepregs, (8 mo.)
Suresh Advani

DOD $ 45,000

Thermoforming of Composite Parts, (1 yr. 1 mo.)
Shridhar Yarlagadda, Dirk Heider, John Tierney

DOD $ 50,000

Additive Manufacturing of Robotic and Remote Ground Systems, (1 yr.)
Larry Holmes

DOD $ 127,000

Tri-Band Radome, (6 mo.)
Mark Mirotznik, Shridhar Yarlagadda

DOD $ 350,000

Live-cell, Quantum-Dot-Based Tracking of Plant and Microbial Extracellular Vesicles, (3 yr.)
Jeffrey Caplan, Mona Batish

DOE $ 2,249,585

Investigating U.S. Clapper Rail Population Connectivity and Effective Population Sizes, (11 mo.)
W Shriver

DOI $ 16,409

Training and Coaching in Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing for Teachers at St. Edmond’s Academy, (3 mo.)
Jaime True Daley

ED $ 1,820

Bookworms Implementation Support Customized for Special Education Teachers, EL Teachers and Reading Specialists, (8 mo.)
Jaime True Daley

ED $ 3,900

Support for Students with Disabilities and Elementary Teachers to Improve Bookworms Implementation and Literacy Outcomes at Maple Lane Elementary School, (8 mo.)
Jaime True Daley

ED $ 6,000

2019 Seminars for Delaware Teachers Institute: New Castle County Vocational School District, (5 mo.)
Patricia Hermance

ED $ 6,250

2019 Seminars for Delaware Teachers Institute: Appoquinimink School District, (5 mo.)
Patricia Hermance

ED $ 7,500

21st Century Project: East Dover Elementary 4-H After School Program, (1 yr.)
Douglas Crouse, Sequoia Rent

ED $ 9,900

21st Century Project: 4-H Afterschool Program at William Henry Middle School, (1 yr. 2 mo.)
Douglas Crouse, Sequoia Rent

ED $ 13,600

2019 Seminars for Delaware Teachers Institute: Colonial School District, (5 mo.)
Patricia Hermance

ED $ 16,250

2019 Seminars for Delaware Teachers Institute: Christina School District, (5 mo.)
Patricia Hermance

ED $ 17,500

2019 Seminars for Delaware Teachers Institute: Red Clay School Districct, (5 mo.)
Patricia Hermance

ED $ 17,500

Positive Behavioral Support, (11 mo.)
Deborah Boyer, Kathleen Minke, George Bear

ED $ 723,999

Delaware Groundwater Monitoring Network, (9 mo.)
Changming He, Alan Andres, Thomas McKenna

EPA $ 40,000

Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey Study, (1 yr. 3 mo.)
Rochelle Brittingham

HHS $ 62,640

Correlation of Chronic Lower Extremity Pain, Physical Activity, and Fall Risk in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, (2 yr.)
Mari Griffioen

HHS $ 81,094

School Health Profile Survey of Delaware School Principals and Lead Health Teachers, (1 yr.)
Rochelle Brittingham

HHS $ 99,612

delAWARE, (1 yr. 1 mo.)
Deborah Boyer

HHS $ 120,000

MRI Measurement of the Mechanical Vulnerability of the Brain, (4 yr. 11 mo.)
Curtis Johnson

HHS $ 858,121

Cognitive and Biological Mechanisms in Pediatric Voice Therapy, (5 yr.)
Katherine Verdolini Abbott

HHS $ 3,076,319

Community Music School, (1 yr.)
Tamara Smith

NEA $ 9,800

My Art Speaks for Both My Peoples: A Symposium on Elizabeth Catlett, (3 mo.)
Amanda Zehnder, Ashley Rye-Kopec

NEH $ 3,000

Facile Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass or Technical Lignin to High-Value Chemicals and Performance Materials Presents a Unique Opportunity for a Cost-Competitive, Performance-Advantaged Circular Bioeconomy, (6 mo.)
Daniel Freeman

NSF $ 50,000

SaTC: CORE: Small: Collaborative: Trustworthy Hierarchical Edge Computing, (3 yr.)
Rui Zhang

NSF $ 250,000

Collaborative Research: Science-Aware Computational Methods for Accelerating Data-Intensive Discovery: Astroparticle Physics as a Test Case, (2 yr.)
Hagit Shatkay-Reshef

NSF $ 333,337

IPA Assignment Agreement, (1 yr.)
Robert Opila

NSF $ 352,147

GCR: Life Cycle Management of Materials: Sustainable Biomass to Designer Polymer Systems, (5 yr.)
Thomas Epps, Changqing Wu, Dionisios Vlachos, LaShanda Korley, Basudeb Saha, Delphis Levia, Aditya Kunjapur

NSF $ 3,699,999

Neutron Spin Echo Spectrometer for the Nation, (5 yr.)
Norman Wagner

NSF $ 11,802,857

Blue Hen Proof of Concept, (1 yr. 4 mo.)
Daniel Freeman, Christina Pellicane

SBA $ 50,000

Get Up and Do Something Website and Facebook Page: Promoting Health Behaviors Among the WIC Population, (1 yr.)
Michael Peterson

USDA $ 15,000

Renewable Resources Extension Act, (2 yr.)
Michelle Rodgers, Jennifer Volk

USDA $ 46,448

Mark Rieger

USDA $ 133,095

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, (2 yr.)
Michelle Rodgers, Diane Oliver

USDA $ 309,680

Hatch Multistate, (1 yr.)
Mark Rieger

USDA $ 499,301

Delaware Hatch, (1 yr.)
Mark Rieger

USDA $ 1,129,569

Patient Experience Academy at Wilmington VA Medical Center, (1 yr.)
Ali Poorani

VA $ 156,250

Coaching and Curriculum Review in Literacy, (10 mo.)
Jaime True Daley

New Castle County Vocational School Dist $ 3,000

Instructional Coaching for Teachers Focused on Improving Differentiated Instruction and Teacher Knowledge, (10 mo.)
Jaime True Daley

Appoquinimink School District $ 3,600

Boston University Service Agreement, (4 mo.)
Dawn Elliott

Boston University $ 10,750

Support to 6th Grade ELA Teachers at CSD Kirk Middle School, Gauger-Cobbs and Shue-Medill, (11 mo.)
Jaime True Daley

Christina School District $ 12,000

EVSE Modification and Vehicle Interface Module, (4 mo.)
Rodney McGee

HummingBird EV $ 21,082

Enhancing Delaware Highways – Establishment of Desirable Vegetation on Medians and Roadsides, (9 mo.)
Susan Barton

Delaware Department of Transportation $ 37,818

New Castle County 4-H Youth Development Programming, (1 yr. 3 mo.)
Maria Pippidis

New Castle County $ 84,000

Snow Monitoring Year XIII, (9 mo.)
Kevin Brinson, Christopher Hughes

Delaware Department of Transportation $ 90,305

The Effect of Offshore Wind Power Projects on Coastal Land Owners: A Discrete Choice Experiment in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the USA, (1 yr. 6 mo.)
George Parsons

First State Marine Wind $ 100,000

Smart Scheduling and Coexistence in Next Generation Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, (1 yr. 3 mo.)
Leonard Cimini, Chien-Chung Shen

Cisco Systems, Inc $ 208,000

Connections and Gaps Between Education Research and School Practices Study, (1 yr.)
Henry May

Delaware Department of Education $ 297,184

Relationship Between Track Geometry Defects and Measured Track Subsurface Condition: Phase II, (2 yr.)
Allan Zarembski, Joseph Palese, Busby Attoh-Okine

Federal Railroad Administration $ 303,880

SLBC FY20, (1 yr.)
Michelle Rodgers

US Department of Agriculture $ 1,344,100

Faculty Fellows Support, (3 yr.)
Bintong Chen, Gonzalo Arce, Wei Qian, Keith Decker, Adam Fleischhacker, Xiao Fang, Paul Laux, Hui Fang

JPMorganChase $ 2,970,170

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