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May 23, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- University of Kentucky researchers received the lion’s share of funding -- $1,315,962 -- yesterday from the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF). Twenty-two of the 32 KSEF-funded projects are at UK.
Following are the names of the funded UK research projects with the principal investigators (PI), departments, amount of funding and project descriptions:
- Rodney Andrews (PI) and Mark Meier; Carbon Materials Group; $59,998; Ultrahigh Carbon Nanotube Composite Fibers.
- Paul Dunbar (PI) and Rhonda Lee-Desautels; Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering; $80,929; Development of Batteries Containing Depleted-Uranium.
- Robert Lodder (PI); Advanced Science and Technology Commercialization Center; $60,000; Device for Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke.
- David Puleo (PI), M. Chris Langub, Mark V. Thomas; Center for Biomedical Engineering; $60,000; Intermittent Release Device for Bone Regeneration.
- Daniel Tao (PI), Rick Honaker; Department of Mining Engineering; $99,961; Beneficiation Process – Picobubble Enhanced Flotation for Efficient Recovery of Coarse and Ultrafine Particles with Less Reagent.
- Raymond LeBeau (PI); Department of Mechanical Engineering; $73,184; Application of Genetic Algorithms to Flow Control Simulations.
- Chicheng Lu (PI), Dayong Gao; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; $99,971; Development of the Novel Single-mode Electromagnetic Resonance Technology for Rapid and Uniform Warming of Cryopreserved Living Cells and Organs.
- Yi-Tin Wang (PI); Department of Civil Engineering; $98,938; Biological Oxidation of Arsenics.
- Fuqian Yang (PI); Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering; $85,172; Micromechanical Behavior of Nanophase Al-Mg Alloys.
- Lance DeLong (PI), Bruce Hinds; Department of Physics and Astronomy; $96,645; Stability, Dynamics and Switching of Magnetic Nanostructures Nanoscale Superconducting and Magnetic Thin Film Features.
- Clair Hicks (PI), Peter Crooks; Department of Animal Sciences; $80,000; Model System for the Development of a Rapid Assay Probes.
- Madhu Menon (PI); Center for Computational Sciences; $80,000; Device Applications of Metal-Semiconductor Wires.
- B. K. Parekh (PI); Center for Applied Energy Research; $79,998; Densification of Coal Processing Waste Slurries to Eliminate Refuse Ponds.
- Vijay Singh (PI), Bruce Hinds; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; $78,201; A Novel Method for Fabrication and Characterization of Nano-scale Heterojunctions.
- Tony Zhai (PI), Michael P. Effgen; Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering; $78,472; Application of Novel Compaction Loading Techniques in Processing of High-performance SmCo5 Magnets by a Powder Metallurgy Method.
- Gang Cao (PI); Department of Physics and Astronomy; $15,000; Monolithic Integration of Strongly Correlated Transition Metal Oxides with Complementary Functionalities.
- Czarena Crofcheck (PI), M. Pinar Menguc; Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering; $15,000; Monitoring the Bubble Size and Liquid Hold-up in a Foam Fractionation Column.
- Jamey Jacob (PI); Department of Mechanical Engineering; $14,493; Development of Test Bed for Investigation and Validation of Morphing Wings.
- Anita Lee-Post (PI); Decision Science and Information Systems Program; $15,000; Issues in Designing, Developing, and Delivering Web-based Distance Learning Programs: an Information Systems Development Paradigm.
- M. Pinar Menguc (PI), M. Aslan; Department of Mechanical Engineering; $15,000; Characterization of Nano-size Metallic Particles Via Polarized Light.
- Michael Montross (PI), Czarena Crofcheck, Adam Berkovich; Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering; $15,000; Mild Solvent Extraction of Corn Stover to Produce Pitch.
- Dusan Sekulic (PI); Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems; $15,000; Exergo-environomic Synthesis of Advanced Manufacturing Processes.