Recently Funded Projects


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February 2020 (55 Projects)

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Adaptable Sensors for Shipping Container Screening, (8 mo.)
Tingyi Gu

DHS$ 55,010

Samuel Fielding Delaware Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship 2020, (1 yr. 1 mo.)
Kathryn Coyne

DOC$ 69,000

Realizing Large-Scale Integrated RF Photonic Signal Processing Systems, (10 mo.)
Vishal Saxena

DOD$ 40,664

Throughput Optimization for the Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming (TuFF) Process, (5 mo.)
Joseph Deitzel

DOD$ 75,000

Predictive Approaches for Stability of Therapeutic Proteins, (1 yr.)
Christopher Roberts

DOD$ 91,660

In Silico Prediction of Fate and Risk-Determining Properties of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), (3 yr.)
Dominic DiToro

DOD$ 200,027

Barrier Island Hydrodynamics and Morphodynamics During an Extreme Event, (3 yr.)
Jack Puleo

DOD$ 254,999

Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing for Printable Chemical Sensor, (1 yr. 4 mo.)
Mark Mirotznik

DOD$ 300,000

A Human-Machine Symbiotic System for the Extraction of High-level Behaviors from a Macroscopic View of Swarms, (1 yr. 5 mo.)
Panagiotis Artemiadis

DOD$ 524,258

Light-weight and Conformable Solar Modules, (3 mo.)
Robert Opila

DOE$ 12,500

Irex Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, (8 mo.)
Daniel Bottomley, Trevor Nelson, Oyenike Olabisi

DOS$ 200,000

Synthesis Study of Jointless Bridge Design and Detailing, (2 yr.)
Harry Shenton, Michael Chajes, Monique Head

DOT$ 69,295

Bonding of Overlays to Ultra-High Performance Concrete, (1 yr. 4 mo.)
Jovan Tatar, Monique Head, Paramita Mondal

DOT$ 98,743

Structural Performance Verification of Structural Pipe Liners for Corrugated Metal Pipes, (1 yr. 4 mo.)
Monique Head, Michael Chajes, Harry Shenton, Jovan Tatar

DOT$ 108,304

An Evaluation of Turning Around North Carolina’s Lowest Performing Schools: A State Partnership Evaluation, (1 yr.)
Gary Henry

ED$ 83,477

Evaluation of the Regional Educational Laboratories, (1 yr. 11 mo.)
Henry May, Elizabeth Farley-Ripple

ED$ 220,782

Delaware’s Special Education Administrative Leadership (SEAL) Program, (4 yr. 8 mo.)
Deborah Boyer, Susan Giancola, Beth Mineo

ED$ 1,434,794

ABC Training, (1 yr.)
Caroline Roben

HHS$ 5,000

Comprehensive Tools and Models for Addressing Exposure to Mixtures During Environmental Emergency-Related Contamination Events, (7 mo.)
Jennifer Horney

HHS$ 18,662

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Study, (6 mo.)
Tia Barnes, Susan Giancola

HHS$ 39,999

Management of the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps Unit, (6 mo.)
Bethany Hall-Long

HHS$ 83,490

Renewal of Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research, (1 yr.)
Jeffrey Rosen

HHS$ 1,100,143

Testing of Lightweight, Impact-Resistant, Hybrid Composites with STF Energy Absorbing Layers, (6 mo.)
Maria Katzarova

NASA$ 34,549

U.S. Students Participation of the 22nd Course of ISCRA, (1 yr.)
Todor Stanev, Frank Gerhard Schroeder

NSF$ 15,000

NSF Student Travel Grant for 2020 ACM SIGCOMM Symposium, (1 yr.)
Rui Zhang

NSF$ 15,000

University of Delaware IUCRC: Center for Heirarchical Emergent Materials (CHEM), (1 yr.)
David Martin, Norman Wagner, Darrin Pochan, Arthi Jayaraman

NSF$ 15,000

Testing the Fidelity of Neodymium Isotopes as a Paleocirculation Tracer in the Southeast Indian-Southern Ocean, (8 mo.)
Chandranath Basak

NSF$ 37,023

The Evaluation of Ocean Reanalyses in Determining Trends in Global Ocean Heat Content, (1 yr. 1 mo.)
Xinfeng Liang

NSF$ 168,494

Modeling and Analysis of Sensorimotor Dynamics in Inter-leg Coupling Leads to Novel Model-based Approach to Human Gait Rehabilitation, (1 yr. 1 mo.)
Panagiotis Artemiadis

NSF$ 194,640

Evaluating the Causes of Protracted Explosive Eruptions at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, (2 yr.)
Kendra Lynn, Jessica Warren

NSF$ 255,595

CAREER: Neuromechanics of Human-Robot Interaction Via Robot-Assisted In-Vivo Imaging of Neuromuscular Function, (5 yr.)
Fabrizio Sergi

NSF$ 500,007

CAS: Lignocellulosic Building Blocks Towards High-Performance and Sustainable Polysulfones and Polyurethanes, (3 yr.)
LaShanda Korley, Thomas Epps

NSF$ 511,883

CAREER: A New Class of Microfluidic Ex Vivo Culture Models to Understand Whole Organ Physiology and Disease, (5 yr.)
Jason Gleghorn

NSF$ 550,000

Career: The Measurement and Influence of Mathematics Motivation in a Digital Context, (5 yr.)
Teomara Rutherford

NSF$ 978,021

4H Positive Youth Development Programming, (1 yr.)
C Crouse

USDA$ 10,000

NER Crop Pest Management Program – Integrated Solutions and Performance Research, (1 yr.)
David Owens

USDA$ 25,000

Emergency Poultry Disease Response and Policy (EPDRP) International Symposium, (1 yr.)
Eric Benson, Brian Ladman, Erin Brannick

USDA$ 375,638

Functional Characterization of the Human Retina-Specific ABCA4 Transporter in Virus-Like Particles, (1 yr.)
Meera Patel

Sigma Xi$ 2,500

Richenthal Foundation Support for Garden, (1 yr.)
Sanford Robbins

Richenthal Foundation$ 7,500

Resilience: The New Face of Consciousness., (1 yr.)
Stephanie Del Tufo

Vanderbilt University$ 8,100

PhD Graduate Student Funding Plan, (4 mo.)
Kristi Kiick

The Nemours Foundation$ 9,500

Evaluation of a Portable Electromyography Biofeedback Device and its Effects on Gait and Associated Cortical Activity in Stroke Patients, (1 yr.)
Reza Koiler

American Heart Association$ 10,000

Social Causes of Arrests and Criminal Processing in Delaware, (9 mo.)
Ellen Donnelly

SOD Admin Office of the Courts$ 11,927

Understanding the impact of Tennessee’s Achievement School District and Ongoing School Improvement Under ESSA, (10 mo.)
Gary Henry

Kentucky, University of$ 14,364

Girls Inc PADE 19/20 Partner Organization, (11 mo.)
Christina Morrow

Girls Incorporated of Delaware$ 14,500

The Korea Institute of Marine Science and Technology Promotion, (7 mo.)
James Corbett

Korea Inst. of Marine Sci & Tech Promo.$ 17,000

Data Meets Cotton: Use Resources and Edited Business Analytic Tools in the Classroom to Analyze Sourcing Strategies for Sustainable Cotton Apparel, (1 yr.)
Sheng Lu

Cotton Incorporated$ 25,270

Determination of Flood Elevations and Hydrology of Delaware Roadways, (8 mo.)
Kevin Brinson, John Callahan, Daniel Warner

Delaware Department of Transportation$ 46,748

Analysis of the Presence of Cyclospora in Waters of the Mid-Atlantic and Evaluation of Removal and Inactivation by Filtration, (1 yr. 6 mo.)
Kalmia Kniel

The Center for Produce Safety$ 49,170

Determine the Effect of Exogenous Enzyme on Milk Production in Lactating Cows, (1 yr.)
Limin Kung, Tanya Gressley

DuPont Company$ 61,243

Advanced Leadership Training for Professionals, (11 mo.)
Nancy Weiss

Texas Tech University$ 64,710

Fostering Local Strategic Outreach: Wind Energy Challenges and Opportunities in Worcester and Sussex Counties, (4 mo.)
Bonnie Ram, Jame McCray

First State Marine Wind$ 71,618

Tuning Degradation Rates of Dry Powder Hydrogel Nanoparticle Formulations to Drive Antigen-Specific Immune Responses in the Lung, (1 yr.)
Catherine Fromen

Pharmaceutical Res and Manu of American$ 100,000

Community Mobile Healthcare and Wellness Initiative, (1 yr.)
Rita Landgraf

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of DE$ 223,160

Cell-Derived Microparticles and Vesicles for Transfusion-Medicine Applications and Stem-Cell Targeting Gene Therapies, (2 yr.)
Eleftherios Papoutsakis

CSL Behring LLC$ 250,000

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