Second-Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 External Funding Recipients

Jan. 13, 2017

The Division of Research and Economic Development wishes to recognize and thank the following UNLV faculty and staff for pursuing and obtaining external funding in the second quarter of fiscal year 2017. For more information on recent external funding recipients and their awards, please visit our External Funding Recipients page.

 

Principal Investigator: Abel-Santos, Ernesto

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Prophylaxis of Clostridium Difficile Infection

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $639,084

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Abella, Scott

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Development of a California Fire Science Delivery Consortium

Funding Agency: University of California, Berkeley

Amount: $4,964

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Ahmad, Sajjad

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Partner Center for Advanced Studies in Water (PCASW) at the University

Funding Agency: University of Utah

Amount: $57,611

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Baker, R. Jacob

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Materials Interaction Technology Initiative of Nevada (EMITION)

Project Title: SiGe/BiCMOS: Testing and Development of BiCMOS Photodetectors and Diagnostic Instrumentation - Task 16

Funding Agency: National Security Technologies

Amount: $181,605

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Barzilov, Alexander

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Radiological Contamination Search and Mapping Using Unmanned Autonomous Systems with Plug and Play Interchangeable Components

Funding Agency: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC - FPT

Amount: $321,055

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Batista, Jacimaria

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: In-Situ and Ex-Situ Hexavalent Chromium Treatment Using Coagulants and Special Materials

Funding Agency: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC - FPT

Amount: $316,923

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Bernhard, Bo

UNLV Department: International Gaming Institute

Project Title: The Nevada Problem Gambling Project

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Amount: $39,861

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Bickmore, Steven

UNLV Department: Zeiter Literacy Development Center

Project Title: UNLV COE and Clark County School District Zoom School Relationship

Funding Agency: Clark County School District

Amount: $160,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Boehm, Robert

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: The Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada - UROP Scholarships (Workforce Development)

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $1,500

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Boehm, Robert

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: The Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada - UROP Scholarships (Workforce Development)

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $1,309

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Breen, Erin

UNLV Department: Transportation Research Center

Project Title: Vulnerable Road Users Project (VRUP) 2017

Funding Agency: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Amount: $30,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Chen, Yitung

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: Supercritical CO2 Thermal Power System Design and Testing

Funding Agency: Utah Green Energy Technologies, LLC

Amount: $487,419

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Colosimo, Roseann

UNLV Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: The Effect of Screen-based Simulation on Prelicensure Nursing Students' High Fidelity Simulation Performance

Funding Agency: Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC

Amount: $23,140

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Cook-Craig, Patricia

UNLV Department: School of Public Policy & Leadership

Project Title: Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Program Evaluation

Funding Agency: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Amount: $40,474

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Cook-Craig, Patricia

UNLV Department: School of Public Policy & Leadership

Project Title: Evaluation of the Kentucky Green Dot Program

Funding Agency: Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs

Amount: $11,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Culbreth, William

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Dense Plasma Focus (DBF) - Task 14

Funding Agency: National Security Technologies

Amount: $188,047

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Czerwinski, Kenneth

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Development of Fluorescent Technetium Compounds - Task 17

Funding Agency: National Security Technologies

Amount: $56,902

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Czerwinski, Kenneth

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Nuclear Science and Engineering Nonproliferation Research Consortium

Funding Agency: University of California, Berkeley

Amount: $400,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Czerwinski, Kenneth

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Evaluating the Influence of Formation Conditions on the Speciation of Uranium and Plutonium in Debris

Funding Agency: Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Amount: $349,997

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Dodge-Francis, Carolee

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: INBRE: UNLV Site Administration

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $15,244

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Gatlin, Patricia

UNLV Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Healthy Pregnancy through Exercise and Nutrition (H-PEN) Study

Funding Agency: Nevada Obstetrical Charity Clinic

Amount: $8,400

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Grim, Jennifer

UNLV Department: School of Music

Project Title: UNLV Chamber Music Series

Funding Agency: Nevada Arts Council

Amount: $1,214

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Grim, Jennifer

UNLV Department: School of Music

Project Title: UNLV Chamber Music Series

Funding Agency: Nevada Arts Council

Amount: $3,997

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Hausrath, Elisabeth

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: NASA Space Grant: Harnessing the Power of Astrobiology to Attract and Retain Student Engagement in Core Geoscience Curriculum: An Interdisciplinary, Discussion-Based Approach - Match

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $30,405

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Heske, Clemens

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Surface Validation: Physical and Electronic Characterization of Materials for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production

Funding Agency: Nat'l Renewable Energy Lab

Amount: $58,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Heske, Clemens

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Wide Bandgap Chalcopyrite Photoelectrodes for Direct Solar Water Splitting

Funding Agency: University of Hawaii

Amount: $208,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: James, David

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Support for UNLV Solar Decathlon - Efficient and Smart Wall and Floors, Development and Outreach

Funding Agency: Nevada Commission on Construction Education

Amount: $25,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kachroo, Pushkin

UNLV Department: Transportation Research Center

Project Title: Observational Seat Belt Use Survey - FY 17

Funding Agency: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Amount: $62,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kim, Si Jung

UNLV Department: Engineering

Project Title: UNLV-Ajou University Winter Workshop

Funding Agency: Ajou University

Amount: $22,238

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Lachniet, Matthew

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: Collaborative Research: Quantitative Reconstructions of Holocene Precipitation Changes Across Central America

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $2,855

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Martin, Rebecca

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: Planet Formation in Binary Star Systems

Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Amount: $97,366

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Miles, Zachary

UNLV Department: NV Small Business Development Center

Project Title: Advanced Mobility Research and Events

Funding Agency: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nv

Amount: $300,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Monteiro, Heather

UNLV Department: Marketing & International Business

Project Title: Stay Well Suites: Guest Satisfaction, Loyalty and Price Sensitivity

Funding Agency: Delos Hospitality LLC

Amount: $9,853

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Moon, Jaeyun

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: 3D Additive Manufacturing Capability for Space Applications: Research Infrastructure Development

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $32,411

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Moon, Jaeyun

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: 3D Additive Manufacturing Capability for Space Applications: Research Infrastructure Development

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $26,841

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Moon, Jaeyun

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: 3D Additive Manufacturing Capability for Space Applications: Research Infrastructure Development

Funding Agency: EPSCoR/National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Amount: $25,049

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Moonie, Sheniz

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2016 Nevada State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey - State

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Amount: $17,500

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Moonie, Sheniz

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2016 Nevada State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey - CFDA 93.336

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $14,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Morris, Brendan

UNLV Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Title: Tracking Object Parts and Learning Interactions Rules

Funding Agency: Naval Research Laboratory

Amount: $61,627

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Nathanson, Rebecca

UNLV Department: Law School

Project Title: Justice AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship Program

Funding Agency: Equal Justice Works

Amount: $24,200

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: O'Toole, Brendan

UNLV Department: Center for Materials & Structures

Project Title: NASA Space Grant: Solar Eclipse Near Space Exploration

Funding Agency: Nevada System of Higher Education

Amount: $21,416

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Oh, Paul

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: REU Supplement: NRI: Large: Collaborative Research: Human-Robot Coordinated Manipulation and Transportation of Large Objects

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $8,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Paz-Cruz, Alexander

UNLV Department: Transportation Research Center

Project Title: Deployment and Production of the Nevada Utility Data Layer System

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Transportation

Amount: $130,014

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Phebus, Tara

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Upstream Strategies for Injury Prevention - Support for the 2017 Child Abuse Prevention and Safety Conference

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services-Dv of C&FS

Amount: $6,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Phebus, Tara

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Social Emotional Learning in Nye County Schools for Upstream Suicide Prevention

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services-Dv of C&FS

Amount: $10,500

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Salisbury, Emily

UNLV Department: Center for Crime & Justice Policy

Project Title: Reducing Statewide Adult Recidivism: Implementing New Innovations for Nevada

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Corrections-FPT

Amount: $25,276

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Schiller, Martin

UNLV Department: NV Institute of Personalized Medicine

Project Title: Phase II NIPM

Funding Agency: Governor's Office of Economic Development

Amount: $750,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Snyder, Joel

UNLV Department: Psychology

Project Title: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Mechanisms of Context Effects During Auditory Scene Analysis

Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research

Amount: $75,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Springer, Christine

UNLV Department: School of Public Policy & Leadership

Project Title: Residential Fire Sprinkler Cost Benefit Analysis for Las Vegas Fire Department

Funding Agency: City of Las Vegas

Amount: $5,500

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Strain, Eric

UNLV Department: Architecture

Project Title: Downtown Design Center: Downtown Las Vegas Urban Design

Funding Agency: City of Las Vegas

Amount: $25,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Sullivan, William

UNLV Department: Academic Enrichment

Project Title: TRIO Training Project (Absolute Priority 2)

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $128,750

Project Type: Student Support

 

Principal Investigator: Sun, Ke-Xun

UNLV Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Title: Center of Excellence for Security Science and Engineering (CESSE) - Task 20

Funding Agency: National Security Technologies

Amount: $283,989

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Sun, Ke-Xun

UNLV Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Title: Precision Fiber Optics Acoustic Sensors (FOAS) - Task 18

Funding Agency: National Security Technologies

Amount: $12,509

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Teng, Hualiang

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Tier 1 University Transportation Center on Rail Infrastructure (RailTeam)

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation

Amount: $1,402,200

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Tian, Ying

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Development of Specifications for High-Performance Fiber Concrete for Nevada

Funding Agency: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Amount: $66,657

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Totten, Gary

UNLV Department: English

Project Title: MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

Funding Agency: Oxford University Press

Amount: $9,063

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Tschauner, Oliver

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: Correlation Between Hot Spots and 3D Defect Structure in Single and Polycrystalline High Explosive (HE) Materials for SDRD Project - Task 19

Funding Agency: National Security Technologies

Amount: $70,416

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Vallett, David

UNLV Department: Teaching and Learning

Project Title: Clark County School District Peer Assistance and Review Evaluation

Funding Agency: Clark County Education Association

Amount: $60,009

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Venkat, Rama

UNLV Department: Engineering

Project Title: NASA Teledyne Mentor-Protégé Program

Funding Agency: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc-FPT

Amount: $5,770

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Yeshayahu, Shai

UNLV Department: Architecture

Project Title: UNLV Artist in Residency Express Grant - Hadrian Predock

Funding Agency: Nevada Arts Council

Amount: $1,500

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Zhan, Justin (Zhijun)

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: Establishing an Army Educational Outreach Program Site in Data Science and Engineering at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Funding Agency: Technology Student Association

Amount: $13,334

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Q2FY17 AWARDS TOTAL: $7,467,994