Recently Funded Projects


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July 2019 (54 Projects)

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Population Estimates for Participation in the 2020 Census Count Review Program, Edward Ratledge, John Laznik, 1 yr. 6 mo.

DOC $ 9,972

Microplastics in the Murderkill and St. Jones Rivers and Their Accumulation in Blue Crabs, Jonathan Cohen, 9 mo.

DOC $ 70,436

Further Examining the Role of Cohesive Sediments in Munitions Mobility through Additional Infield Deployment of Smart Munitions and Application of a SERDP-Developed Penetrometer, Arthur Trembanis, 1 yr.

DOD $ 64,687

Ultrafast Flying of Aerial Vehicles, Guoquan Huang, 3 yr.

DOD $ 209,459

The Integrated Sea Ice Dynamics Experiment, Chandra Kambhamettu, 5 yr.

DOD $ 592,413

Acoustical Oceanography of Shelf Break Regions, Mohsen Badiey, 3 yr.

DOD $ 596,892

Delaware State Historic Preservation, Catherine Morrissey, Michael Emmons, 1 yr.

DOI $ 15,706

Rescue, Preservation and Access: Delaware Geological Survey’s Atlantic OCS Sample and Data Repository Project, Mojisola KunleDare, Peter McLaughlin, 1 yr.

DOI $ 72,882

Geological Map of the Bombay Hook and Little Creek Quadrangles, Delaware, Kelvin Ramsey, Jaime Tomlinson, 1 yr.

DOI $ 110,578

Next Steps in Creating Cutting Edge Traffic, Infrastructure and Roadway Visualization in Delaware, Eric Best, 1 yr.

DOT $ 52,147

Information Extraction from Bluetooth Sensor Data Analysis, Ardeshir Faghri, Mingxin Li, 1 yr.

DOT $ 55,513

Effects of a Worst Case Hurricane Event on DelDOT, Eric Best, Gerald Kauffman, David Racca, 1 yr.

DOT $ 64,350

A Virtual Reality System to Aid Interactive Indoor/Outdoor Visualization, Chandra Kambhamettu, 1 yr.

DOT $ 74,893

Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multi-Modal Transportation Infrastructure Systems, Monique Head, 5 yr. 4 mo.

DOT $ 74,999

Use of Bacterial DNA for Early Identification of ASR Damage in Concrete, Julia Maresca, Paramita Mondal, 1 yr.

DOT $ 99,479

Assessing Emerging Nuclear Technologies for Effective Spot Testing of Compaction, Christopher Meehan, 1 yr.

DOT $ 101,189

Development and Demonstration of Connected Vehicle Technologies using 40 ft Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus for Efficient Urban Transportation, Suresh Advani, Ajay Prasad, 1 yr.

DOT $ 104,852

Evaluation of Biochar Amendment to Delaware Sand Filters for Improved Nitrogen Removal, Paul Imhoff, 1 yr.

DOT $ 106,514

Feasibility Study of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Pavers, Romain Roy, Michael Chajes, Ajay Prasad, 1 yr.

DOT $ 106,930

Effective Deployment of Continuous Compaction Control Technology for Construction of Delaware’s Roads, Christopher Meehan, 1 yr.

DOT $ 108,191

How Much Can Off-Peak Freight Delivery Reduce Emissions and Congestion in the DVRPC and WILMAPCO MPO’s?, Mingxin Li, Ardeshir Faghri, 1 yr.

DOT $ 110,457

Safety and Operational Impacts of Tractors on Delaware’s Rural Roads, Ardeshir Faghri, Mingxin Li, 1 yr.

DOT $ 119,543

The Source, Extent, and Problems Associated with Litter on Delaware Roads, Ardeshir Faghri, Mingxin Li, 1 yr.

DOT $ 125,410

How Can Delaware Take Next Steps in Preparing for Protection and Reconstruction of DelDOT Assets in the Event of a Worst Case Scenario Hurricane?, Mingxin Li, Fengyan Shi, Jing Gao, 1 yr.

DOT $ 127,534

Geospatial Data Set Collection and Refinement to Support Risk, Resilience and Sustainability Analysis, Mingxin Li, 1 yr.

DOT $ 154,407

Coaching to High School Science Teachers at Seaford School District, Amy Trauth, 1 yr.

ED $ 3,000

Coaching Elementary Teachers at West Seaford Elementary and Frederick Douglass Elementary to Support Bookworms K-5 Reading and Writing Implementation, Jaime True Daley, 1 yr.

ED $ 6,000

Professional Learning and Training to Support Differentiation Instruction in Indian River School District, Jaime True Daley, 11 mo.

ED $ 20,317

Development of Mathematical Mocels and Related Computer Codes, Miao-Jung Yvonne Ou, 3 mo.

HHS $ 15,240

Rape Prevention and Education Evaluation, Sharon Merriman-Nai, 8 mo.

HHS $ 40,200

Mammary Carcinogenesis: Pubertal and Adult Effects of High Fat Diet Plus Oxybenzone, Kami Silk, 1 yr. 10 mo.

HHS $ 55,015

A Plasticity and Reprogramming Paradigm for Therapy Resistance at the Single Cell Level, Abhyudai Singh, 1 yr.

HHS $ 55,208

Modeling of Lube Oil Hydrotreating, Michael Klein, 1 yr.

NSF $ 59,282

Hyperbolic Inverse Problems, Rakesh Rakesh, 3 yr.

NSF $ 116,169

A Unified Multi-Stage Approach to Generalized Sequential Decision Making Problems with Covariates, Wei Qian, Shanshan Ding, 3 yr.

NSF $ 165,782

Sensors of Relativistic Phenomena Based on Solid-State Quantum Platforms, Swati Singh, 3 yr.

NSF $ 245,532

Using Adhesion to Expose the Conditions of the Buried Cartilage Interface, David Burris, 2 yr.

NSF $ 289,523

Models for Tear Film Structure, Dynamics and Parameter Identification, Richard Braun, Tobin Driscoll, 3 yr.

NSF $ 325,000

Protein-Engineered Nanostructures to Illuminate Protein Delivery and Cellular Processing, Millicent Sullivan, Wilfred Chen, 3 yr.

NSF $ 482,694

RSA Hoelmer Services 20, Douglas Tallamy, 1 yr.

USDA $ 5,000

NAHLN Member Laboratory Work Plan, Calvin Keeler, Brian Ladman, 1 yr.

USDA $ 137,000

Post-Incarceration Engagement Project, Christine Visher, 1 yr.

VA $ 12,700

Investigation of the Cataract Pathobiology in Tdrd7 Knockout Mice, Salma Al Saai, 3 mo.

Fight for Sight $ 2,500

Entresto Effects on Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise in Heart Failure Patients, Sangeetha Nathaniel, 1 yr.

American College Sports Medicine Foundtn $ 5,000

The Use of Cover Crop to Manage Slugs, Ivan Hiltpold, 1 yr.

Maryland Soybean Board $ 18,893

Evaluate the Effect of Different DFM Consortia in Chickens Challenged with Clostridium Perfringens to Induce Necrotic Enteritis, Brian Ladman, 1 yr.

DuPont Company $ 21,429

Design Thinking for School Improvement Leadership Series, Alison Travers, Roderick Carey, 1 yr. 8 mo.

Delaware Department of Education $ 59,224

Investigation of Anastatus as Potential Biocontrol Agents of Lycorma Delicatula and other Hemiptera Including Potential Non-Target Organisms, Charles Bartlett, 1 yr.

US Department of Agriculture $ 62,600

Five Full Day Workshops for Woodbridge Middle School Utilizing Design Thinking Methodology to Address School Challenges, Alison Travers, 11 mo.

Woodbridge School District $ 65,735

Low Bandgap CIGS Solar Cells for CIGS/CdTe Tandem Solar Cells, William Shafarman, 1 yr.

First Solar $ 100,000

Energy Assessment Program, Keith Goossen, 1 yr.

Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility $ 105,000

Bridging Attraction of Colloids Systems: A Mechanistic Understanding of Interaction between Preservative and Surfactant Using Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, Norman Wagner, 2 yr.

Eli Lilly And Company $ 182,163

Certificate in Data Science and Analytics for JPMC Employees, Bintong Chen, 1 yr. 1 mo.

JPMorganChase $ 210,000

Professional Learning Partnership Study, Laura Porter, Joshua Wilson, Horatio Blackman, Henry May, Mellissa Gordon, 2 yr. 11 mo.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation $ 1,500,000

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