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Betsy Garrison, $30,572, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

March 2018

$30,572 from University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service to Betsy Garrison, professor of human environmental sciences, for evidence-based complementary and alternative interventions to prevent opioid abuse and misuse in rural Arkansas.

Alan Mantooth, $2,163,630, Advanced Research Projects Agency

March 2018

$2,163,630 from Advanced Research Projects Agency to Alan Mantooth, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, for POETS Center and reliable, high power density inverters for heavy equipment applications.

Morten Jensen, $154,000, American Heart Association

March 2018

$154,000 from the American Heart Association to Morten Jensen, associate professor of biomedical engineering, for optimizing treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions.

Kartik Balachandran, $154,000, American Heart Association

March 2018

$154,000 from the American Heart Association to Kartik Balachandran, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, for the role of a local renin-angiotensin system in the initiation and progression of calcific aortic valve disease.

Ernie Heymsfield, $10,000, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.

March 2018

$10,000 from the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. to Ernie Heymsfield, associate professor of civil engineering, for the Philip D. Reed Undergraduate Fellowship.

Christophe Bobda, $58,423, OnoKaiju

March 2018

$58,423 from OnoKaiju to Christophe Bobda, professor of computer science and computer engineering, for hardware isolation mechanism to secure cryptocurrency transactions.

Janie Hipp, $60,000, The Conservation Fund

March 2018

$60,000 from The Conservation Fund to Janie Hipp, director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, for a conservation innovation grant.

Benjamin Runkle, $500,000, National Science Foundation

March 2018

$500,000 from the National Science Foundation to Benjamin Runkle, assistant professor of biological and agricultural engineering, for CAREER grant developing climate-smart irrigation strategies for rice agriculture in Arkansas.

Douglas Rhoads, $87,880, Zinpro Corporation

March 2018

$87,880 from Zinpro Corporation to Douglas Rhoads, University Professor of biological sciences, for evaluation of Zinpro micronutrients for protection against BCO lameness and improving bone health for broilers raised on wire flooring.

Edward Minar, $3,000, Society of Christian Philosophers

March 2018

$6,831 from Midway USA Foundation, Inc. to Edward Minar, professor of philosophy, for Plantinga Reading Group.

Jonathan Elliott, $6,831, Midway USA Foundation, Inc.

March 2018

$6,831 from Midway USA Foundation, Inc. to Jonathan Elliott, assistant director of Club and Intramural Sports, for team grant application for shotgun sports.

Grant Drawve, $69,984, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

March 2018

$69,984 from Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education to Grant Drawve, assistant professor of sociology, for a rural veterans suicide prevention project.

Benjamin Runkle, $157,714, Unilever US, Inc.

March 2018

$157,714 from Unilever US, Inc. to Benjamin Runkle, assistant professor of biological and agricultural engineering, for water sustainability in Arkansas rice fields.

Jae Kyeom Kim, $2,125, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

March 2018

$2,125 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to Jae Kyeom Kim, assistant professor of human environmental science, for effects of fructose on lipolysis signaling pathways in mitochondrial isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 deficient mice.

Gary Prinz, $200,000, American Institute of Steel Construction

March 2018

$200,000 from the American Institute of Steel Construction to Gary Prinz, assistant professor of civil engineering, for seismic performance of architecturally flexible steel special moment frame connections.

Greg Parnell, $189,433, Georgia Institute of Technology

March 2018

$189,433 from Georgia Institute of Technology to Greg Parnell, research professor of industrial engineering and director of MS Engineering Management, for engineered resilient systems frameworks and quantification.

Mack Ivey, $2,750, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

March 2018

$2,750 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to Mack Ivey, associate professor of biological sciences, for role of the master regulator RstA peptide transport by clostridium difficile.

Wen Zhang, $2,750, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

March 2018

$2,750 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to Wen Zhang, assistant professor of civil engineering, for in situ and simultaneous treatment of cyanbacteria and cyantoxins.

Kelly Sullivan, $2,750, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

March 2018

$2,750 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to Kelly Sullivan, assistant professor of industrial engineering, for vulnerability analysis of modern electric grids, a mathematical optimization approach.

Dale Thompson, $149,890, U.S. Department of Agriculture

March 2018

$149,890 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Dale Thompson, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, for student cross-training opportunities for combining food and cybersecurity into an academic food systems education program.

Janie Simms Hipp, $750,000, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

March 2018

$750,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Janie Simms Hipp, director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative and visiting professor of law, for scaling up food systems in Indian country.

Timothy Muldoon, $500,000, National Science Foundation

March 2018

$500,000 from the National Science Foundation to Timothy Muldoon, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, for tomographic microendoscopy for characterization of epithelial tissue structure and function.

Denise Tobin Airola, $40,000, Council of Chief State School Officers

March 2018

$40,000 from the Council of Chief State School Officers to Denise Tobin Airola, director of the Office of Innovation for Education, for an innovation lab network seed grant.

Mervin Jebaraj, $35,000, The Walton Family Foundation

March 2018

$35,000 from The Walton Family Foundation to Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, for a housing affordability roadmap for Northwest Arkansas.

Mike Johnson, $510,000, Arkansas Natural & Cultural Resources Council

February 2018

$510,000 from the Arkansas Natural & Cultural Resources Council to Mike Johnson, associate vice chancellor, for repair and restoration of a historic Arkansas sandstone wall.

Christian Goering, $20,000, National Writing Project

February 2018

$20,000 from the National Writing Project to Christian Goering, associate professor of English education, for argumentative writing instruction in a high-needs school.

Michael Miller, $115,454, Institute of International Education

February 2018

$115,454 from the Institute of International Education to Michael Miller, Dean of Education, for an Egypt junior faculty development program.

David McNabb, $2,125, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

February 2018

$2,125 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to David McNabb, associate professor of biological sciences, for synthesis and evaluation of fluconazole derivative for broad-spectrum antifungal activity.

Andrew Braham, $2,750, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

February 2018

$2,750 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to Andrew Braham, associate professor of civil engineering, to investigate the compactability and workability of RAP.

A. Burcu Bayram, $11,705, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Foundation

February 2018

$11,705 from the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Foundation to A. Burcu Bayram, assistant professor of political science, for a study on political knowledge and preferences for foreign aid.

Megan Elizabeth Rosa-Caldwell, $1,000, American College of Sports Medicine

February 2018

$1,000 from the American College of Sports Medicine to Megan Elizabeth Rosa-Caldwell, a graduate assistant in the Exercise Science Research Center, for a study on autophagy activation as a novel regulator for improved glucose handling during insulin resistance.

Brent Smith, $715,996, National Institute of Justice

February 2018

$715,996 from the National Institute of Justice to Brent Smith, director of the Terrorism Research Center, for study on innovative methodologies for assessing radicalization risk.

Jamie Baum, $410,630, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

February 2018

$410,630 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to Jamie Baum, assistant professor of nutrition, for study on breakfast, energy metabolism, protein turnover and skeletal muscle health in obese children.

Simon Ang, $187,444, Ozark Integrated Circuits, Inc.

February 2018

$187,444 from Ozark Integrated Circuits, Inc., to Simon Ang, electrical engineering professor, for study on LTCC as the assembly solution for reliable, low-cost, high-temperature electronic controls.

David Andrews, $70,240, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC

January 2018

$70,240 from Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC to David Andrews, professor of computer science and computer engineering, for Advanced FPGA Development.

Micah Hale, $35,000, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

January 2018

$35,000 from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute to Micah Hale, professor of civil engineering, for the implementation of self-consolidating ultra-high strength concrete in prestressed concrete girder.

Brian Haggard, $35,930, Beaver Watershed Alliance

January 2018

$35,930 from Beaver Watershed Alliance to Brian Haggard, director of the Arkansas Water Resources Center, for water sampling and analysis at the West Fork White River.

Alan Mantooth, $200,000, National Science Foundation

January 2018

$200,000 from National Science Foundation to Alan Mantooth, Distinguished Professor of electrical engineering, for the Center for Grid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems.

Cameron Murray, $6,740, University of Oklahoma Norman

January 2018

$6,740 from National Science Foundation to Cameron Murray, assistant professor of civil engineering, for development of a rating tool for prestressed concrete bridges vulnerable to shear.

Mary Leverance, $5,996, National Endowment for the Humanities

January 2018

$5,996 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to Mary Leverance, preservation and conservation coordinator at Mullins Library, for a disaster response workshop and equipment purchase.

Clinton Wood, $5,000, Federal Highway Administration

January 2018

$5,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to Clinton Wood, assistant professor of civil engineering, for a Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Graduate Fellowship.

Micah Hale, $5,000, Federal Highway Administration

January 2018

$5,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to Micah Hale, professor of civil engineering, for a Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Graduate Fellowship.

Gary Prinz, $5,000, Federal Highway Administration

January 2018

$5,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to Gary Prinz, assistant professor of civil engineering, for a Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Graduate Fellowship.

Andrew Braham, $5,000, Federal Highway Administration

January 2018

$5,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to Andrew Braham, associate professor of civil engineering, for a Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Graduate Fellowship.

Ernie Heymsfield, $5,000, Federal Highway Administration

January 2018

$5,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to Ernie Heymsfield, associate professor of civil engineering, for a Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Graduate Fellowship.

Vincent Francois Chevrier, $83,058, University Space Research Association

January 2018

$83,058 from the University Space Research Association to Vincent Francois Chevrier, research assistant professor at the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, to study the biologic potential of the martian subsurface via brine production through atmosphere-regolith interactions.

Lynne Harris Hehr, $9,100, Arkansas STEM Coalition

January 2018

$9,100 from the Arkansas STEM Coalition to Lynne Harris Hehr, director of the Center for Math and Science Education, for STEM Schools #8.

Heather Nachtmann, $1,416,900, U.S. Department of Transportation

January 2018

$1,416,900 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to Heather Nachtmann, director of the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center, for MarTREC Tier 1 University Transportation Center.

Keith Brink, $1,202, University of Alaska Fairbanks

January 2018

$1,202 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks to Keith Brink, director of Upward Bound Programs, for Teaching Through Technology (T3) Alliance.

Lynne Harris Hehr, $4,750, Arkansas STEM Coalition

January 2018

$4,750 from the Arkansas STEM Coalition to Lynne Harris Hehr, director of the Center for Math and Science Education, for STEM Girls Leadership #4.

Avishek Chakraborty, $20,632, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

January 2018

$20,632 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to Avishek Chakraborty, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, for methods to detect and eliminate outliers in longitudinal childhood obesity data.

Brian Haggard, $35,930, Beaver Watershed Alliance

December 2017

$35,930 from the Beaver Watershed Alliance to Brian Haggard, director of the Arkansas Water Resources Center, for water sampling and analysis at the West Fork White River.

Paul D. Adams, $999,847, National Science Foundation

December 2017

$999,847 from the National Science Foundation to Paul D. Adams, associate professor of biochemistry, for Path to Graduation and Honors Achievement for STEM Students.

Marty D. Matlock, $95,362, Resilience Services, PLLC

December 2017

$95,362 from Resilience Services, PLLC to Marty D. Matlock, executive director for the Office for Sustainability, for regional sustainability assessment of U.S. beef production systems.

Curt R. Rom, $472,626, Sabic Americas Inc.

December 2017

$472,626 from Sabic Americas Inc. to Curt R. Rom, associate dean for international education, for Student Scholarship Program, SABIC Americas, Inc.

Robert J. Elbin, $11,645, BrainScope, Inc.

December 2017

$11,645 from BrainScope, Inc. to Robert J. Elbin, assistant professor of exercise science, for Brainscope Validation Amendment 1 and 2.

Lynne Harris Hehr, $9,100, Arkansas STEM Coalition

December 2017

$9,100 from the Arkansas STEM Coalition to Lynne Harris Hehr, director of the Center for Math and Science Education, for STEM Schools #8.

Stefan Michael Kilyanek, $7,688, Earth Science Laboratories

November 2017

$7,688 from Earth Science Laboratories to Stefan Michael Kilyanek, assistant professor of inorganic chemistry, for binding studies of a proprietary ligand system with transition metals.

John Gallagher, $66,262, City-Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office

November 2017

$66,262 from City-Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office to John Gallagher, assistant professor of social work, for Phoenix Veterans Court Enhancement Evaluation.

Ed Pohl, $190,497, ORSA Technologies

November 2017

$190,497 from ORSA Technologies to Ed Pohl, professor of industrial engineering, for resource-constrained accelerated reliability growth testing technology for systems of systems.

Michael Ceballos, $22,000, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

November 2017

$22,000 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to Michael Ceballos, assistant professor of biological sciences, for sustainable aquaponics food systems for extraterrestrial closed habitats.

Ernie Heymsfield, $12,000, Virginia Space Grant Consortium

November 2017

$12,000 from Virginia Space Grant Consortium to Ernie Heymsfield, associate professor of engineering, for the development of anti-icing airfield pavement system using solar energy.

Thomas Carter, $5,447, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

November 2017

$5,447 from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to Thomas Carter, assistant dean in the College of Engineering, for support as part of the LSAMP Grant.

Merry Lynn Moiseichik, $4,956, City of Bentonville

November 2017

$4,956 from the City of Bentonville to Merry Lynn Moiseichik, professor of health, human performance and recreation, for the Bentonville Parks and Recreation Accreditation Project.

Jie Xiao, $9,478, EaglePicher Technologies, L.L.C.

November 2017

$9,478 from EaglePicher Technologies to Jie Xiao, associate professor of chemistry, for battery testing and research collaboration with EaglePicher Technologies.

Frank Jacobus, $14,750, YiQi – USA

November 2017

$15,750 from YiQi – USA to Frank Jacobus, associate professor of architecture, for functional urban sculptures.

John Aloysius, $45,650, American Production and Inventory Control Society

November 2017

$45,650 from the American Production and Inventory Control Society to John Aloysius, associate professor of supply chain management, for supply chain analytics and the evolving work of supply chain managers.

Charles Stegman, $25,000, Arkansas Department of Education

November 2017

$25,000 from the Arkansas Department of Education to Charles Stegman, professor of educational statistics and research methods, for evaluation of MSP partnership.

Diana Gonzales Worthen, $2,744,347, U.S. Department of Education

November 2017

$2,744,347 from the U.S. Department of Education to Diana Gonzales Worthen, director of Project RISE, for retooling educators and paraprofessionals to achieve teacher credentialing.

Ches Jones, $20,172, Arkansas State Police

October 2017

$20,172 from the Arkansas State Police to Ches Jones, professor of community health promotion, to support the Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Coalition.

Lindsey Swagerty, $170,725, Arkansas Department of Education

October 2017

$170,725 from the Arkansas Department of Education to Lindsey Swagerty, director of the Education Renewal Zone, for a grant supporting the Education Renewal Zone.

Marcia A. Shobe, $20,000, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

October 2017

$20,000 from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to Marcia A. Shobe, faculty in the School of Social Work, for college fund seed money for Marshallese children.

Hung K. Pham, $8,835, Arkansas Arts Council

October 2017

$8,835 from the Arkansas Arts Council to Hung K. Pham, a program specialist with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, for an arts curriculum project.

Brian Haggard, $415,415, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission

October 2017

$415,415 from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission to Brian Haggard, director of the Arkansas Water Resources Center, for water quality monitoring in the upper Poteau River watershed.

Douglas Duane Rhoads, $39,461, Zinpro Corporation

October 2017

$39,461 from Zinpro Corporation to Douglas Duane Rhoads, a University Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, for an evaluation of Zinpro micronutrients for protection against BCO lameness for broilers raised on wire flooring.

Alan Mantooth, $449,895, Siemens Corporation

October 2017

$449,895 from Siemens Corporation to Alan Mantooth, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, for a study of novel temperature sensors and wireless technology to monitor active gas turbines.

Roy McCann, $60,000, Entergy Corporation

October 2017

$60,000 from the Entergy Corporation to Roy McCann, a professor of electrical engineering, to investigate the use of Splunk Enterprise software to detect attacks on the Entergy operational network.

Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis, $173,087, National Endowment for the Humanities

October 2017

$173,087 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis, an assistant professor in the English department, for a summer institute for school teachers on adapting classic literature to contemporary audiences.

Mitchell Pruitt, $1,800, Nuttall Ornithological Club

October 2017

$1,800 from the Nuttall Ornithological Club to Mitchell Pruitt, a student in the Department of Biological Sciences, for a study of northern saw-whet owls in Arkansas.

Janie Simms Hipp, $800,000, NoVo Foundation

October 2017

$800,000 from the NoVo Foundation to Janie Simms Hipp, director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative in the School of Law, for Widening the Food Circle of Collaboration and Self-Governance for Tribes and Their Communities.

Dorthea Roumpi, $10,000, Strategy Research Foundation

October 2017

$10,000 from the Strategy Research Foundation to Dorthea Roumpi, a student in the Walton College of Business, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Engineering, for a study on retaining valued human capital.

Benjamin R. Runkle, $331,415, U.S. Department of Agriculture

October 2017

$331,415 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Benjamin R. Runkle, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Engineering, for a study comparing three water-saving irrigation strategies in production-scale rice fields.

Kim LaScola Needy, $80,000, Council of Graduate Schools

September 2017

$80,000 from the Council of Graduate Schools to Kim LaScola Needy, dean for the Graduate School and International Education, for understanding PhD Career Pathways for Humanities and STEM Program Improvement at the University of Arkansas.

Ed Pohl, $180,807, ORSA Technologies

September 2017

$180,807 from ORSA Technologies to Ed Pohl, professor of industrial engineering, for resource-constrained accelerated reliability growth testing technology for systems of systems.

Suzanne Kucharczyk, $998,864, U.S. Department of Education

September 2017

$998,864 from the U.S. Department of Education to Suzanne Kucharczyk, assistant professor of special education, for Teaming for Transition.

Jay Huneycutt, $374,000, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

September 2017

$374,000 from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to Jay Huneycutt, campus planning architect, for Arkansas Research and Technology Park East and West trail connections.

Vincent Chevrier, $330,577, NASA

September 2017

$330,577 from NASA to Vincent Chevrier, research assistant professor for the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, for experimental investigation of volatiles stability and interactions with the surface of Venus.

 

Janet Penner-Williams, $2,740,876, U.S. Department of Education

September 2017

$2,740,876 from the U.S. Department of Education to Janet Penner-Williams, associate professor of educational leadership, for Project SOAR.

Kevin Fitzpatrick, $124,527, National Science Foundation

September 2017

$124,527 from the National Science Foundation to Kevin Fitzpatrick, University professor of sociology, for capital, coping, and the displaced: health, well-being, and resiliency among hurricane Harvey evacuees.

Kyle Quinn, $1,743,757, National Institutes of Health

September 2017

$1,743,757 from the National Institutes of Health to Kyle Quinn, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, for in vivo label-free characterization of aged skin to predict delayed wound healing.

Adam Waddell, $1,163,433, Federal Transit Administration

September 2017

$1,163,433 from the Federal Transit Administration to Adam Waddell, associate director of the transit program, for FY18 operations, maintenance, paratransit & procurement.

Adam Waddell, $127,515, Federal Transit Administration

September 2017

$127,515 from the Federal Transit Administration to Adam Waddell, associate director of the transit program, for bus procurement.

Jenn Veilleux, $110,625, National Institutes of Health

September 2017

$110,625 from the National Institutes of Health to Jenn Veilleux, associate professor of psychological science, for dynamic motivational processes underlying smoking quit intentions.

Marcia Shobe, $1,815,706, Health Resources and Services Administration

September 2017

$1,815,706 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to Marcia Shobe, professor of social work, for the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program.

Manuel Rossetti, $60,000, Defense Logistics Agency

September 2017

$60,000 from the Defense Logistics Agency to Manuel Rossetti, professor of industrial engineering, for CELDi membership.

Vincent Francois Chevrier, $45,000, NASA

September 2017

$45,000 from NASA to Vincent Francois Chevrier, research assistant professor at the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, for experimental simulations of evaporite deposits on Titan.

Fred Limp Jr., $75,000, Historic Arkansas Museum

September 2017

$75,000 from the Historic Arkansas Museum to Fred Limp Jr.,University Professor of geosciences, for the Historic Little Rock mapping project – phase 3.

Lauren Greenlee, $267,507, National Science Foundation

September 2017

$267,507 from the National Science Foundation to Lauren Greenlee, assistant professor of civil engineering, for In Situ and Surface Sensitive Characterization of Fe‐Ni(OH)2 Bimetallic Catalysts.

Mahmoud Moradi, $7,046, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

September 2017

$7,046 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to Mahmoud Moradi, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, for system-level simulation of a bioenergetic membrane.

Kristen Jozkowski, $7,500, Society for Family Planning

September 2017

$7,500 from the Society for Family Planning to Kristen Jozkowski, assistant professor of community health promotion, for shifting abortion attitudes using an empathy-based media intervention.

Electa Leigh Hare-Redcorn, $120,000, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

September 2017

$120,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Electa Leigh Hare-Redcorn, law school student, for the Health Policy Research Scholar Fellowship.

Michelle L Bernhardt, $40,000, U.S. Department of Interior-National Park Service

September 2017

$40,000 from the U.S. Department of Interior-National Park Service to Michelle L Bernhardt, assistant professor of civil engineering, for structural deterioration modeling using the discrete element method.

Fred Limp Jr., $90,000, Arkansas Natural & Cultural Resources Council

September 2017

$90,000 from the Arkansas Natural & Cultural Resources Council to Fred Limp Jr., University Professor of geosciences, for preserving and interpreting Arkansas heritage.

Kyle Quinn, $744,992, National Institutes of Health

September 2017

$744,992 from the National Institutes of Health to Kyle Quinn, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, for non-invasive, label-free, quantitative imaging for chronic wound characterization.

Claire Terhune, $687,160, National Science Foundation

September 2017

$687,160 from the National Science Foundation to Claire Terhune, assistant professor of anthropology, for acquisition of a micro-computed tomography system for advanced imaging and inter-disciplinary multi-user access for the University of Arkansas and the US Interior Highlands.

Kyle Quinn, $45,000, Vivonics Inc.

September 2017

$45,000 from Vivonics Inc. to Kyle Quinn, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, for non-contract tissue viability assessment.

Keith Brink, $1,319,690, U.S. Department of Education

September 2017

$1,319,690 from the U.S. Department of Education to Keith Brink, director of Upward Bound Programs, for Upward Bound math and science.

Morten Jensen, $2,000, National Instruments

September 2017

$2,000 from National Instruments to Morten Jensen, associate professor of biomedical engineering, for development of an in vitro model for physiological testing of native and prosthetic venous valves.

Mervin Jebaraj, $22,292, The Walton Family Foundation

September 2017

$22,292 from The Walton Family Foundation to Mervin Jebaraj, assistant director for the Center for Business and Economic Research, for measuring the vitality of downtowns in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale and Siloam Springs.

Jason Tullis, $7,500, AmericaView

September 2017

$7,500 from AmericaView to Jason Tullis, professor of geosciences, for StateView Program Development and Operations for the State of Arkansas.

Lynn Harris Hehr, $173,000, Arkansas Department of Education

August 2017

$173,000 from the Arkansas Department of Education to Lynn Harris Hehr, director of the Center for Math and Science Education, for STEM Grant: Math and Science Specialists.

Stephen Luoni, $250,000, GFPB, Inc.

August 2017

$250,000 from GFPB, Inc. to Stephen Luoni, Distinguished Professor and director of the Community Design Center, for downtown framework plan for the city of Pine Bluff.

Ashley Patrick Gregg Dowling, $198,912, National Science Foundation

August 2017

$198,912 from the National Science Foundation to Ashley Patrick Gregg Dowling, associate professor of entomology, for an IPA assignment at NSF.

Brendon McDermott, $500, Central States ACSM Regional Chapter

August 2017

$500 from Central States ACSM Regional Chapter to Brendon McDermott, assistant professor of kinesiology, for research on the effect of hydration status on kidney stress during and following exercise in the heat with muscle damage.

Mike Johnson, $13,981, U.S. Department of Energy

August 2017

$13,981 from the U.S. Department of Energy to Mike Johnson, associate vice chancellor, for SEFOR site.

Patricia Herzog, $92,520, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

August 2017

$92,520 from the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism to Patricia Herzog, assistant professor of sociology, for a social research investigation of Arkansas parks and tourism.

Greg Thoma, $636,962, USDA

August 2017

$636,962 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, via the University of Florida, to Greg Thoma, professor of chemical engineering, for climate adaptation and mitigation in fruit and vegetable supply chains.

Clint Wood, $309,112, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

August 2017

$309,112 from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to Clint Wood, assistant professor of civil engineering, for mapping subsurface conditions for transportation applications.

J.L. Gattis, $155,201, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

August 2017

$155,201 from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to J.L. Gattis, emeritus professor, for access management implementation.

Vincent Chevrier, $464,679, NASA

August 2017

$464,679 from NASA to Vincent Chevrier, research assistant professor at the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, for potential grown and survival of sulfate reducing bacteria on the surface of Mars.

Sarah Hernandez, $120,539, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

August 2017

$120,539 from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to Sarah Hernandez, assistant professor of civil engineering, for evaluation of WIM auto-calibration practices and parameters.

Kevin Hall, $354,263, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

August 2017

$354,263 from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to Kevin Hall, professor of civil engineering, for performance-based asphalt mixture design (PBD) for Arkansas.

Debra Hurd, $3,030,390, Arkansas Department of Human Services

August 2017

$3,030,390 from the Arkansas Department of Human Services to Debra Hood, clinical professor of social work, for Arkansas Academic Partnership in Public Child Welfare.

Brendon McDermott, $500, Southwest Athletic Trainers Association

August 2017

$500 from the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association to Brendon McDermott, assistant professor of kinesiology, for pre-season serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels as a predictor of athletic musculoskeletal injury in Division I collegiate athletes.

Brendon McDermott, $500, Southwest Athletic Trainers Association

August 2017

$500 from the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association to Brendon McDermott, assistant professor of kinesiology, for the effect of hydration on kidney stress with muscle damage and heat stress.

Necia Parker-Gibson, $9,539, Center for Research Libraries

August 2017

$9,539 from the Center for Research Libraries to Necia Parker-Gibson, librarian and professor, for digitization of Arkansas extension miscellaneous publications.

Ralph Henry, $2,338,940, U.S. Department of Energy

August 2017

$2,338,940 from the U.S. Department of Energy to Ralph Henry, Distinguished Professor of biological sciences, for protein targeting to the chloroplast thylakoid membrane: structure and function of a targeting complex.

W. Art Chaovalitwongse, $150,000, National Science Foundation

August 2017

$150,000 from the National Science Foundation to W. Art Chaovalitwongse, professor of industrial engineering, for collaborative research: relationship of cortical field anatomy to network vulnerability and behavior.

Haitao Liao, $200,000, National Science Foundation

August 2017

$200,000 from the National Science Foundation to Haitao Liao, professor of industrial engineering, for data simulation for interdependence modeling, coordination and emergency response with application in multimodal transportation.

Joseph Geunes, $95,086, Pine Bluff Arsenal

August 2017

$95,086 from the Pine Bluff Arsenal to Joseph Geunes, professor of industrial engineering, for baselining visit for best practices recommendations.

Michelle Allayne Evans White, $348,652, National Science Foundation

August 2017

$348,652 from the National Science Foundation to Michelle Allayne Evans White, associate professor of biological sciences, for undergraduate research experience on assessment and sustainable management of ecosystem services at the nexus of food, energy and water.

Andrew Braham, $12,500, Federal Highway Administration

August 2017

$12,500 from the Federal Highway Administration to Andrew Braham, associate professor of civil engineering, for enhancing transportation engineering for students at the University of Arkansas.

Carol Reeves, $249,792, National Science Foundation

August 2017

$249,792 from the National Science Foundation to Carol Reeves, associate vice-provost for entrepreneurship and professor of management, for University of Arkansas I-Corps Commercialization STEP.

Gary Ritter, $75,000, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

July 2017

$75,000 from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to Gary Ritter, endowed chair in educational policy in the Department of Education Reform, for Arkansas Teacher Corps – Building the Teacher Pipeline.

Cynthia Sides, $499,344, National Science Foundation

July 2017

$499,344 from the National Science Foundation to Cynthia Sides, a project/program director in the office of the vice provost for research and economic development, for professional awareness, advancement and development of STEM studies.

Marcia Shobe, $250,000, United Way of Northwest Arkansas

July 2017

$250,000 from the United Way of Northwest Arkansas to Marcia Shobe, professor in the School of Social Work, for a study on child savings accounts as a pathway to prosperity for Marshallese children in Northwest Arkansas.

Qinghua Li, $49,998, U.S. Department of Commerce

July 2017

$49,998 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to Qinghua Li, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, for a study on access control frameworks for distributed processing systems and access control policy enhancement.

Andy Pereira, $775,000, National Science Foundation

July 2017

$775,000 from the National Science Foundation to Andy Pereira, professor in the Department of Crop Soil and Environmental Science, for a study on system genetics of photosynthetic carbon metabolism in rice.

Jay Greene, $149,500, National Endowment for the Arts

July 2017

$149,500 from the National Endowment for the Arts to Jay Greene, department head in the Department of Education Reform, for a study on the effect of multiple art experiences on the long-term social/emotional outcomes of urban elementary school students.

Anna Jarrett, $1.1 million, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

July 2017

$1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Anna Jarrett, assistant professor in the Department of Nursing, for a study on the Advancing Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) program.

Jia Di, $349,551, National Science Foundation

July 2017

$349,551 from the National Science Foundation to Jia Di, professor and 21st Century Leadership Chair in the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, for a study on reverse engineering solutions on ubiquitous logic for trustworthiness and security.

Samir M El-Ghazaly, $250,917, National Science Foundation

July 2017

$250,917 from the National Science Foundation to Samir M El-Ghazaly, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, for a study on sapphire based integrated microwave photonics.

Andrew Alverson, $1.11 million, National Science Foundation

July 2017

$1.11 million from the National Science Foundation to Andrew Alverson, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, for a study on environmental adaptation across multiple timescales.

Elizabeth Margulis, $294,268, National Science Foundation

July 2017

$294,268 from the National Science Foundation to Elizabeth Margulis, faculty in the music department, for a study on the role of narrative in music perception.

Jingxian Wu, $300,000, National Science Foundation

July 2017

$300,000 from the National Science Foundation to Jingxian Wu, associate professor of electrical engineering, for a study on low latency anomaly detection with imperfect data models.

Janie Hipp, $170,470, U.S. Department of Agriculture

July 2017

$170,470 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Janie Hipp, director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, for the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative summit and conservation focus.

Michelle Gray, $39,000, Butterfield Trail Village

July 2017

$39,000 from Butterfield Trail Village to Michelle Gray, director of the Exercise Science Research Center, for a Butterfield Trail Village student contract.

Ketevan Mamiseishvili, $60,151, Arizona State University

July 2017

$60,151 from Arizona State University to Ketevan Mamiseishvili, department head of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders, for a study connecting nuances of foreign status, professional networks and higher education outcomes in STEM disciplines over time.

Michael Herbert Lehmann, $430,910, National Institutes of Health

July 2017

$430,910 from the National Institutes of Health to Michael Herbert Lehman, associate professor of biology, for a study of nuclear and endocrine roles of lipin in the control of metabolism, growth and development.

Manuel Rossetti, $199,917, National Science Foundation

July 2017

$199,917 from the National Science Foundation to Manuel Rossetti, professor of industrial engineering, for a study on fast multi-echelon optimization via grouping.

Juan Balda, $96,156, Electric Power Research Institute

June 2017

$96,156 from Electric Power Research Institute to Juan Balda, University Professor of electrical engineering, for medium-voltage static compensators for distribution systems.

Peter MacKeith, $27,235, Finland Prime Minister’s Office

June 2017

$27,235 from Finland Prime Minister’s Office to Peter MacKeith, dean and professor of architecture, for The Iconic and the Everyday: Creative Finland in America.

Mervin Jebaraj, $130,198, Arvest Bank

June 2017

$130,198 from Arvest Bank to Mervin Jebaraj, assistant director for the Center for Business and Economic Research, for analysis of Northwest Arkansas residential and commercial property markets.

Alyssa DeRubeis, $994, The Scientific Research Society

June 2017

$994 from The Scientific Research Society to Alyssa DeRubeis, biological sciences student, for restored grasslands for nesting birds, a measurement of conservation in an endangered ecosystem.

Nicholas Greene, $412,668, National Institutes of Health

June 2017

$412,668 from National Institutes of Health to Nicholas Greene, assistant professor of exercise science, for mitochondrial degeneration the root of skeletal muscle atrophy.

Roger Koeppe, $1,597,367, Arkansas Biosciences Institute

June 2017

$1,597,367 from Arkansas Biosciences Institute to Roger Koeppe, Distinguished Professor, for science and research technology projects.

Tom Spicer, $126,500, Battelle

June 2017

$126,500 from Battelle to Tom Spicer, professor of chemical engineering, for DHS Chemical Security Analysis Center.

Chase Rainwater, $1,000,000, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

June 2017

$1,000,000 from J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. to Chase Rainwater, associate professor of industrial engineering, for the J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence.

Matthew Ganio, $37,000, NSF via University of Wyoming

June 2017

$37,000 from the National Science Foundation via the University of Wyoming to Matthew Ganio, professor of health, human performance and recreation, for an altitude and hydration study.

Chase Rainwater, $17,955, Clemson University

June 2017

$17,955 from Clemson University to Chase Rainwater, associate professor of industrial engineering, for the impact of emerging logistics paradigms on material handling system functional requirements.

Jamie Baum, $258,098, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

June 2017

$258,098 from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to Jamie Baum, assistant professor of food science, for research on breakfast, energy metabolism, protein turnover and skeletal muscle health in obese children.

Eric Specking, $10,220, Arkansas Department of Career Education

June 2017

$10,220 from Arkansas Department of Career Education, to Eric Specking, director of undergraduate recruiting, for Engineering Girl Camp.

Anna Jarrett, $408,612, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

June 2017

$408,612 from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Anna Jarrett, assistant professor of nursing, for advanced nursing education.

Steve Luoni, $94,700, Marlon Blackwell Architects

June 2017

$94,700 from Marlon Blackwell Architects to Steve Luoni, Distinguished Professor and director of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, for Texarkana Art Park.

W. Art Chaovalitwongse, $15,000, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

June 2017

$15,000 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to W. Art Chaovalitwongse, professor of industrial engineering, for development, validation and implementation of an opioid risk prediction tool.

Steve Stephenson, $10,000, National Geographic Society

June 2017

$10,000 from the National Geographic Society to Steve Stephenson, visiting professor of biological sciences, for biodiversity of myxomycetes on Christmas Island, Australia.

Roger Koeppe, $717,524, National Science Foundation

June 2017

$717,524 from the National Science Foundation to Roger Koeppe, Distinguished Professor, for benchmarks for membrane biophysics.

Curt Rom, $75,000, Wal-Mart Foundation Inc.

June 2017

$75,000 from Wal-Mart Foundation Inc. to Curt Rom, associate dean for international education, for the Northwest Arkansas Farmers’ Market ‘Double Your Dollar’ program.

Brian Haggard, $77,413.66, USGS

June 2017

$$77,413.66 from USGS to Brian Haggard, professor of agricultural engineering, for research at the Arkansas Water Resources Center.

David Paul and Julie Stenken, $314,900, National Science Foundation

June 2017

$314,900 from the National Science Foundation to chemistry professors David Paul and Julie Stenken for a Research Experience for Undergraduates program in chemistry for energy and materials.

Dan Hendrix, $100,000, Arkansas Economic Development Commission

June 2017

$100,000 (two awards, $50,000 each) from Arkansas Economic Development Commission to Dan Hendrix, president and CEO of the Arkansas World Trade Center, for additional trade center programming.

Alan Mantooth, $633,000, Department of Energy

June 2017

$633,000 additional from U.S. Department of Energy to Alan Mantooth, Distinguished Professor of electrical engineering, for Cybersecurity Center for Secure Evolvable Energy Delivery Systems, or SEEDS.

Zola Knowles Moon, $100,000, Tyson Foods

May 2017

$100,000 from Tyson Foods to Zola Knowles Moon, professor and chair of the Department of Information Systems, for social sustainability and the contribution of Tyson Foods Upward Academy.

Andy Brownback, $198,940, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

May 2017

$198,940 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Andy Brownback, assistant professor of economics in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, for his research on the impact of waiting periods on food subsidy effectiveness.

Magda El-Shenawee, $424,080, National Institutes of Health

March 2017

$424,080 from the National Institutes of Health to Magda El-Shenawee, professor of electrical engineering, for her research on terahertz imaging for margin assessment of three-dimensional breast cancer tumors.

Daniel John Kennefick, $1,200, Arkansas Space Consortium

March 2017

$1,200 from the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium to Daniel John Kennefick, associate professor of physics, for work to confirm the density wave theory of spiral structure in disk galaxies.

Stacy Williams, $302,529, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept.

March 2017

$302,529 from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to Stacy Williams, research associate professor of civil engineering, for continued training of transportation professionals.

Ines Pinto, $2,750, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

February 2017

$2,750 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to Ines Pinto, associate professor of biological sciences, to research the role of plasma membrane transporters in antimicrobial activity of a novel peptide.

Andrew Alverson, $2,750, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

February 2017

$2,750 from Arkansas Department of Higher Education to Andrew Alverson, assistant professor of biological sciences, for reconstructing patterns of plastid genome evolution in diatoms.

James Lampinen, $40,892, Iowa State University

February 2017

$40,892 from Iowa State University to James Lampinen, Distinguished Professor of psychology, to research into the applied and theoretical understanding of eyewitness decision-making.

Wen Zhang, $2,750, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

February 2017

$2,750 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to Wen Zhang, assistant professor of civil engineering, for research assessing autoflocculation of microalgae in wastewater treatment.

Ashlea Bennett Milburn, $2,750, Arkansas Department of Higher Ed

February 2017

$2,700 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to Ashlea Bennett Milburn, assistant professor of industrial engineering, for research on dispensing medical countermeasures in public health emergencies via home health agencies.

Jingyi Chen, $2,750, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

February 2017

$2,750 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to Jingyi Chen, associate professor of physical chemistry, for research on synthesis of clickable bifunctional dimers for biomedical applications.

Suresh Thallapuranam, $2,750, Arkansas Department of Higher Ed

February 2017

$2,750 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to Suresh Thallapuranam, professor of biochemistry, for research on isolation and characterization of recombinant retro fibroblast growth factor.

Marlis Douglas, $2,125, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

February 2017

$2,125 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to Marlis Douglas, professor of biological sciences, for research on the population of collared lizards in Arkansas.

Alan Mantooth, $50,541, Nano3d Systems

February 2017

$50,541 from the Nano3d Systems to Alan Mantooth, Distinguished Professor, for exploration of advanced interconnect for 3D power modules.

Harry Pierson, $59,462, National Science Foundation

February 2017

$59,462 from the National Science Foundation to Harry Pierson, assistant professor of industrial engineering, and Manuel Rossetti, professor of industrial engineering, to continue their research in logistics and distribution related to the Red River Army Depot Collaborative Robotics program.

Bryan Hill, $120,313, Arkansas Department of Education

February 2017

$120,313 from the Arkansas Department of Education to Bryan Hill, assistant dean for student recruitment, honors and international programs in the College of Engineering, to continue a mathematics and science partnership program between the University of Arkansas and Arkansas public secondary schools.

Vicki Collett, $30,000, University of California

February 2017

$30,000 from the University of California’s National Writing Project to Vicki Collett, assistant professor of childhood education, to develop new pathways to leadership for underrepresented teachers.

R. Nayga & K. Fitzpatrick, $30,239, Ark Children’s Research Institute

February 2017

$30,239 in additional funding from the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute to Rodolfo Nayga and Kevin Fitzpatrick for their work with the Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention. Nayga is professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Fitzpatrick is a university professor and director of the Community and Family Institute.

Alan Mantooth, $74,946, National Science Foundation

February 2017

$79,946 from the National Science Foundation to Alan Mantooth, Distinguished Professor, and Grid-Connected Advanced Power Electronics Systems (GRAPES) for further development of a silicon-carbide-based power electronics interface for a battery energy storage system.

Juan Balda, $35,636, National Science Foundation

February 2017

$35,636 from the National Science Foundation to Juan Balda, University Professor and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Grid-Connected Advanced Power Electronics Systems (GRAPES) for a distributed, autonomous control concept and architecture for microgrids.

Alan Mantooth, $54,456, National Science Foundation

February 2017

$52,456 from the National Science Foundation to Alan Mantooth, Distinguished Professor, and Grid-Connected Advanced Power Electronics Systems (GRAPES) for further development of optimized gate drivers for high voltage power devices.

Winifred Newman, $11,860, National Science Foundation

February 2017

$11,860 from the National Science Foundation, via Florida International University, to Winifred Newman, professor and head of the Department of Architecture in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, to develop, evaluate and assess collaborative problem solving for building sciences.

Janie Hipp, $1.9 million, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

February 2017
$1.9 million from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Janie Hipp, director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative in the School of Law, for outreach, education and training to Native American tribes to enhance food safety and ensure compliance with the Food Safety and Modernization Act.

Donald Catanzaro, $623,296, University of California, San Diego

January 2017

$623,296 from the University of California, San Diego, to Donald Catanzaro, research assistant professor for biological sciences, for the development of an integrated tabletop platform for rapid detection of excessively drug resistant tuberculosis in clinical samples.

Justin Chimka, $33,070, Bekaert Corporation

January 2017

$33,070 from the Bekaert Corporation to Justin Chimka, associate professor of industrial engineering, for maintenance time studies at the company’s production facilities in Van Buren and Rogers, Arkansas.

Shelley Aschliman, $250,000, Arkansas Department of Education

January 2017

$250,000 from the Arkansas Department of Education to Shelley Aschliman, executive director of the Arkansas Teachers Corps, for the 2016-2017 continuation of the program.

Feng Wang, $1.5 million, National Institutes of Health

January 2017

$1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to Feng Wang, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, to develop efficient and accurate force fields for computer-aided drug design.

William Fox, $95,000, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the U.S. Small Business Administration

January 2017

$95,000 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the U.S. Small Business Administration to William Fox, center director, for the Small Business and Technology Development Center at the Walton College of Business.

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