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.


June 2021 (58 Projects)

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ARPA-E TuFF internal WRAP for Rapid Pipeline Repair, (3 yr.)
John Gillespie, Dirk Heider, Christopher Kloxin, Harry Shenton, Shridhar Yarlagadda


Supporting Teachers to Teach Mathematics Through Problem Posing: An Early-Stage Longitudinal Study, (4 yr.)
Jinfa Cai, Michelle Cirillo, Faith Muirhead


Bottom-Up Assembly of Functional Salivary Gland Tissues, (4 yr. 9 mo.)
Xinqiao Jia, Joseph Fox, Jason Gleghorn


2021 American Rescue Plan Act: DE Early Education and Child Care Stabilization, (2 yr.)
Rena Hallam

Delaware Department of Education$1,417,023.00

Characterizing the Global Illicit Trade in Energy-Critical Materials Using Machine Learning, Remote Sensing and Qualitative Research, (5 yr.)
Julie Klinger, Saleem Ali, Federica Bianco, Kyle Davis, Dawn Fallik, Xi Peng


Ithaca Initiative Pilot, (2 yr. 5 mo.)
Maria Aristigueta Coons

Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation$850,500.00

Topological Identification and Analysis of Cyclic Features in Neural Population Coding, (3 yr.)
Chad Giusti


Targeting Genes Identified Through Genome-Wide Association Study of Wooden Breast: Identification and Characterization of Causal Variants, (3 yr.)
Behnam Abasht, Carl Schmidt


Sandbridge Highly Migratory Species: Fish Distribution on a Dredged Shoal, (4 yr.)
Aaron Carlisle, Matthew Breece, Edward Hale


Developing a Cell-Based High Throughput Screening for USP15 Deubiquitinase Inhibitor Discovery, (1 yr. 6 mo.)
Zhihao Zhuang


Sustainable Resilient Transportation Systems, (3 yr.)
Jovan Tatar


Physical Therapy Exercise and Physical Activity for Knee Osteoarthritis, (2 yr.)
Daniel White

Rheumatology Research Foundation$400,000.00

DPAA Postdoctoral Fellowship, (1 yr. 7 mo.)
Mark Moline


Prototype Build: Large Composite Hard Upper Torso, (11 mo.)
Shridhar Yarlagadda, John Gillespie, Nicholas Shevchenko, John Tierney


Investigation of Two Missing WWII Aircraft in the Baltic Sea, Near Langeland, Denmark, (1 yr.)
Mark Moline, Matthew Breece


High-Aligned Short Fiber Technologies for Sustainable Composite Repair, (1 yr. 8 mo.)
Shridhar Yarlagadda, Dirk Heider


Ecological Response and Resilience to Press-Pulse Disturbances and a Recent Decadal Reversal in Sea Ice Trends Along the West Antarctic Peninsula, (2 yr.)
Carlos Moffat Varas


Nonhydrostatic Numerical Modeling of Wave Dynamics Interacting with Estuarine Front, (2 yr.)
Tianjian Hsu, Fengyan Shi


NAHLN Infrastructure Cooperative Agreement, (1 yr.)
Calvin Keeler


4-H After School Program – 21st Century Project: Colonial School District, (1 yr. 2 mo.)
C Crouse

Dept of Educ$106,957.00

CJC Recidivism Reduction Employment Phase Two Project Evaluation, (1 yr.)
Daniel O’Connell


Large Scale QAOA Quantum Simulator, (2 yr.)
Ilya Safro


Improving Longitudinal Coadaptation of Multi-Human/Multi-Agent Teams in Response to Internal and External Signals, (1 yr.)
Jasmin Cloutier, Jennifer Kubota


Mindfulness as a Novel Intervention for Improving Romantic Relationships, (2 yr.)
Lisa Jaremka

The Mind & Life Institute$99,757.00

Biomolecular Interaction Technologies, (2 yr.)
Christopher Roberts

Biomolecular Interaction Technologies Ct$90,000.00

Borehole Lithology Log Collection and Data, (1 yr.)
Peter McLaughlin


Sloan Research Fellowship, (2 yr.)
Frank Gerhard Schroeder

A.P. Sloan Foundation$75,000.00

Coupled Multi-Process Research for Reducing Landfill Emissions, (3 yr. 11 mo.)
Paul Imhoff

The University of Southampton$61,860.00

Mentoring Program, (1 yr. 10 mo.)
Lori Pollock


Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for Achilles Tendon Rupture Rehabilitation, (3 yr.)
Karin Gravare Silbernagel


Entangled Photon Pair Source Based on Thin-Film Lithium Niobate on Insulator Photonic Integrated Circuits, (1 yr. 1 mo.)
Dennis Prather


DVI Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment, (6 mo.)
Susan Giancola, Brian Freedman

Delaware Dept of Health & Social Service$36,470.00

Real-Time Food Insecurity Tracker Using IRI Scanner Data and the Household Pulse Survey, (2 yr. 4 mo.)
Katie Fitzpatrick


MCS Communication Test, (1 yr.)
Rodney McGee

Hewlett Foundation$35,000.00

Closing the College Success Gap for Underprepared Students: Evidence from a State-Wide Remedial Education Reform, (1 yr.)
Xiaotao Ran

William T. Grant Foundation$30,715.00

Zilch: A Framework for Remote Verification of Security Properties Using Zero Knowledge Proofs, (2 yr.)
Nektarios Georgios Tsoutsos

University of Delaware Research Foundn$28,500.00

Implementing the AMBER Force Field for Large-Scale Biomolecular Simulations in NAMD, (2 yr.)
Jodi Hadden-Perilla

University of Delaware Research Foundn$28,500.00

Functional Dissection of Neuropeptide F and its Downstream Neural Pathways in Reward-Driven Behaviors, (2 yr.)
Lisha Shao

University of Delaware Research Foundn$28,500.00

Elucidating the Role of Hsp90 Complex in Cardiac Diseases, (2 yr.)
Chi Keung Lam

University of Delaware Research Foundn$28,500.00

Integrated Approaches to Reduce Yield Loss Due to Root-Knot Nematodes in Lima Bean Production, (2 yr.)
Alyssa Koehler

University of Delaware Research Foundn$28,500.00

Structure and Function of a tRNA Modifying Enzyme with Links to Neurodegenerative Disease, (2 yr.)
Jeffrey Mugridge

University of Delaware Research Foundn$28,500.00

Spin Engineering in 2D Materials for Quantum Information Science, (2 yr.)
Chitraleema Chakraborty

University of Delaware Research Foundn$28,500.00

Quantifying and Controlling Tactile Perception Through Polymer Crystallinity, (2 yr.)
Charles Dhong

University of Delaware Research Foundn$28,500.00

Learning Joint Actions During Cooperative and Competitive Human-Human Interactions, (2 yr.)
Joshua Cashaback

University of Delaware Research Foundn$28,500.00

High Performance GaN Transistors with HfZrO Ferroelectric Gate Dielectric, (2 yr.)
Yuping Zeng

University of Delaware Research Foundn$28,500.00

Evaluating Floodplain Bbuyouts: Understanding How Voluntary Property Acquisitions Affect Participants, (2 yr.)
Anne Siders

University of Delaware Research Foundn$28,498.00

Integrated Household Vulnerability and Flood Risk Analysis for Equitable Transportation Access to Emergency Medical Services, (2 yr.)
Shangjia Dong

University of Delaware Research Foundn$28,490.00

Extension Collaborative on Immunization, Teaching and Engagement, (1 yr.)
Sarah Goldring


Doctoral Dissertation Research: Evoked Category Representations, (2 yr.)
Arild Hestvik, Chao Han


Algebra II Coaching and Illustrative Math Algebra II Professional Learning: Appo School District and Middletown High School, (11 mo.)
Faith Muirhead

Appoquinimink School District$14,950.00

Adapting Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Behavior Therapy for Stroke Survivors with Aphasia to Improve Communication Success, Post-Sstroke Adaptation and Quality of Life, (2 yr.)
Rebecca Pompon


Bookworms Curriculum Implementation for Milford School District Elementary Schools, (11 mo.)
Jaime True Daley

Milford School District$10,400.00

Mosquito Adult Light Trap Collections: Species Identification and Enumeration, (5 mo.)
Charles Bartlett

Delaware Department of Natural Resources$7,873.00

The Political Economy of Child Care and the Families Within: A Covid Comparison, (2 yr.)
Jennifer Bouek

American Sociological Association$7,725.00

Researching the Causes of Underutilized US Marine Fish Stocks, (3 mo.)
Kimberly Oremus

Natural Resources Defense Council$6,682.00

Acquisition of Goods and Services, (1 yr.)
Douglas Tallamy


Coaching to Support ELA Teachers in the Implementation of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices, (1 yr.)
Jaime True Daley

Dept of Educ$3,250.00

Delaware Support Grant III, (3 mo.)
Kathryn Gifford


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