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.


December 2018 (46 Projects)

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Efficient Chemical Production Via Chemical Looping, Bingjun Xu, Dionisios Vlachos, Babatunde Ogunnaike, Raul Lobo, 4 yr.

DOE $ 1,318,053

Adult Recidivism Reduction Planning, Daniel O’Connell, Christine Visher, 1 yr.

DOJ $ 37,163

Innovations in Reentry Evaluation (SMART), Daniel O’Connell, Christine Visher, 2 yr. 6 mo.

DOJ $ 141,928

Opening the Door to Algebra: Does Improving Facets of Fraction Knowledge Impact Algebra Learning, Christina Barbieri, 2 yr.

ED $ 47,690

Delaware Groundwater Monitoring Network, Changming He, Alan Andres, Thomas McKenna, 1 yr.

EPA $ 40,000

delAWARE Program, Deborah Boyer, 10 mo.

HHS $ 120,000

Delaware Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs, Laura Rapp, 1 yr.

HHS $ 36,736

Characterization of Legionella Effectors Targeting Host Membrane Compartments, Maria Neunuebel, 2 yr.

HHS $ 414,570

Synthesis and Evaluation of Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics Targeting MRSA, Catherine Grimes, Brian Bahnson, 4 yr.

HHS $ 527,827

Complete Periastron Coverage of the 50-Year Binary, Jamie Holder, 1 yr.

NASA $ 35,000

Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies, Syed Shah, John Byrne, Babatunde Ogunnaike, William Shafarman, 1 yr.

NSF $ 360,000

An Experimental-Computational Approach to the Integration of Subtasks with a Spinal Reflex Model of Locomotion, John Jeka, 3 yr.

NSF $ 444,929

McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program, Mark Rieger, W Shriver, Jacob Bowman, 1 yr.

USDA $ 137,666

Northeast Region Minor Crop Pest Management Program, Mark VanGessel, 1 yr.

USDA $ 6,000

Examining the Effects of Expected and Unexpected Social Rejection on Belonging Using Event-Related Potentials, Lisa Jaremka, 1 yr. 6 mo.

American Psychological Foundation $ 2,000

PADE Bellevue Community Center, Christina Morrow, 1 yr.

Bellevue Community Center $ 16,000

NIIMBL Global Health Fund, Kelvin Lee, 1 yr. 7 mo.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation $ 1,650,000

PADE Delaware Center for Horticulture, Christina Morrow, 1 yr.

Delaware Center For Horticulture, Inc. $ 16,000

Groundwater Quality Monitoring Task, Alan Andres, 7 mo.

Delaware Department of Transportation $ 47,345

Delaware Center for Transportation Administration, Christopher Meehan, Jerome Lewis, 7 mo.

Delaware Department of Transportation $ 196,622

Delaware Environmental Observation System, Kevin Brinson, 9 mo.

Delaware Emergency Management Agency $ 74,820

Front Page Cafe Series, Deborah Gump, 1 yr. 2 mo.

Delaware Humanities Forum $ 5,000

Direct Fed Microbial Candidate Poultry Trial 4, Brian Ladman, 1 yr.

DuPont Company $ 20,530

Investigations of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs through Metagenomics and Biological Methane Oxidation, Jennifer Biddle, 1 yr.

ExxonMobil Corporation $ 508,487

PADE Girls Inc, Christina Morrow, 10 mo.

Girls Incorporated of Delaware $ 12,000

PADE Girls Inc, Christina Morrow, 1 yr.

Girls Incorporated of Delaware $ 14,000

HCP Identification and Profiling Across a Platform Portfolio, Kelvin Lee, 1 yr. 1 mo.

Janssen Research & Development, LLC $ 167,700

PADE Jewish Family Services, Christina Morrow, 10 mo.

Jewish Family Services of DE $ 16,000

PADE LYTE, Christina Morrow, 1 yr.

Leading Youth Through Empowerment $ 14,000

4H Nutrition Education, C Crouse, 1 yr.

National 4-H Council $ 71,000

PADE National Alliance on Mental Illness Delaware, Christina Morrow, 1 yr.

National Alliance on Mental Illness $ 16,000

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Michelle Rodgers, O Snider, Cheryl Bush, 1 yr.

National Institute of Food & Agriculture $ 309,680

Impacting Chemical Biology Through Synthetic Excellence, Joseph Fox, 1 yr.

Pfizer Incorporated $ 130,198

Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, Stephanie McClellan, 2 yr.

Rockefeller Brothers $ 500,000

PADE Delaware Readiness, Christina Morrow, 1 yr.

Rodel Foundation of Delaware $ 12,000

FES to Improve Gait in CP: A Renewal Resubmission Revision, Samuel Lee, 4 yr.

Shriners Hospital for Children of Phila $ 1,458,128

PADE Habitat for Humanity Sussex 2, Christina Morrow, 1 yr.

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity $ 14,000

PADE Warehouse, Christina Morrow, 1 yr.

The Teen Warehouse, Inc. $ 12,000

Electrochemical Synthesis of Metal-Organic Frameworks, Eric Bloch, Joel Rosenthal, 1 yr. 6 mo.

University of Delaware Research Foundn $ 30,000

Improving Tendon Healing Using Designer Biomaterials, Megan Killian, Kristi Kiick, April Kloxin, 1 yr. 6 mo.

University of Delaware Research Foundn $ 30,000

PADE Water is Life, Christina Morrow, 1 yr.

Water is Life Kenya, Inc. $ 12,000

PADE West End Neighborhood House, Christina Morrow, 1 yr.

West End Neighborhood House $ 16,000

Patient Experience Academy at Wilmington VA Medical Center, Ali Poorani, 8 mo.

Wilmington VA Medical Center $ 83,875

Ammonium Regulation of Primary Production in the Delaware River, Joanna York, 1 yr.

Woods Hole Group, INC $ 71,938

PADE YWCA2, Christina Morrow, 10 mo.

YWCA Delaware, Inc. $ 16,000

PADE YWCA, Christina Morrow, 10 mo.

YWCA Delaware, Inc. $ 16,000

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