Second-Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 External Funding Recipients

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Jan. 17, 2018

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 the fiscal year 2018. For more information on recent external funding recipients and their awards, please visit our External Funding Recipients page.

Principal Investigator: Ernesto Abel-Santos

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: Scott Abella

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Evaluating Restoration Treatments on DOI Lands in Southwestern Hot Deserts Cover Material

Funding Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

Amount: $30,000

Project Type: Public Service

                           

Principal Investigator: Scott Abella

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: California Fire Science Consortium - Mojave and Sonoran Desert Region

Funding Agency: U.S. Forest Service

Amount: $66,553

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Scott Abella

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: CESU Analysis and Monitoring of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Resources

Funding Agency: U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Amount: $10,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: R. Jacob Baker

UNLV Department: Center for Engineering Materials Technology (EMITION)

Project Title: ASIC - Transimpedance Amplifier (TIA) Integrated Circuit Design and Fabrication - Task 30

Funding Agency: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Amount: $100,436

Project Type: Public Service

                           

Principal Investigator: Alexander Barzilov

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Nuclear Engineering Fellowship Program at UNLV

Funding Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Amount: $40,000

Project Type: Public Service

                           

Principal Investigator: Alexander Barzilov

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

Amount: $303,227

Project Type: Instruction

                           

Principal Investigator: Jacimaria Batista

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Bench-Scale Testing for Unit 4 Source Area Bioremediation Treatability Study

Funding Agency: Tetra Tech, Inc

Amount: $277,000

Project Type: Public Service

                           

Principal Investigator: Bo Bernhard

UNLV Department: International Gaming Institute

Project Title: IGI GOED Knowledge Funds 2017-2019

Funding Agency: Governor's Office of Economic Development

Amount: $1,757,974

Project Type: Public Service

                           

Principal Investigator: Bo Bernhard

UNLV Department: International Gaming Institute

Project Title: UNLV IGI Data Collection and Research for Problem Gambling

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Amount: $139,372

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Dharini Bhammar

UNLV Department: Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

Project Title: Respiratory Effects of Obesity in Children

Funding Agency: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Amount: $32,403

Project Type: Public Service

                           

Principal Investigator: Robert Boehm

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: 2017 Nexus UROP Scholarships & WFD

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $1,405

Project Type: Instruction

                           

Principal Investigator: Robert Boehm

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: 2017 Nexus Special Projects Match Year 5

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $12,800

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Erin Breen

UNLV Department: Transportation Research Center

Project Title: Vulnerable Road Users Project 2018

Funding Agency: NV Office of Traffic Safety-State

Amount: $125,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Pamela Burnley

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Understanding the Geologic Causes of Variations in Natural Radiological Background

Funding Agency: U.S. Army Research Office

Amount: $72,748

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Mark Buttner

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: Airborne Pollen Monitoring

Funding Agency: Clark County School District

Amount: $98,010

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Mark Buttner

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: Technical Oversight and Infrastructure Support of LVES

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Amount: $50,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Steven Clarke

UNLV Department: Architecture, School of

Project Title: Downtown Design Center: NARA Rural Preservation Plan

Funding Agency: City of Las Vegas

Amount: $100,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Merryn Cole

UNLV Department: Teaching and Learning

Project Title: Project PRISM

Funding Agency: Clark County School District

Amount: $17,497

Project Type: Academic Support

                           

Principal Investigator: Patricia Cook-Craig

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: $15,671

Project Type: Academic Support

                           

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Czerwinski

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Sorption of Cesium and Strontium by Innovative Porous Nanomaterials Containing Ti/Sn/Zr Oxide Active Sites

Funding Agency: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC - FPT

Amount: $310,217

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Czerwinski

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Evaluating Fundamental Interactions Between Plutonium and Nickel, Steel and Concrete for Material Decontamination

Funding Agency: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC

Amount: $250,631

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Czerwinski

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: $350,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Czerwinski

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: Ramona Denby-Brinson

UNLV Department: Lincy Institute/Brookings Mountain West

Project Title: Southern Nevada Substance Use Disorders Training Project

Funding Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Amount: $205,769

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Dale Devitt

UNLV Department: Center for Urban Horticulture & Water Conservation

Project Title: Developing a Landscape Tree Water Conservation Pamphlet for the Mojave Desert Region

Funding Agency: U.S. Forest Service

Amount: $98,368

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Dale Devitt

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: CESU Mojave Desert Inventories (Developing Long Term Plots for Mojave Desert Shrubs to Assess Growth and Seed Production)

Funding Agency: U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Amount: $65,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Ronald Gary

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Metal-Protein Interactions Coordinated by Beryllium Ion

Funding Agency: U.S. Army Research Office

Amount: $26,700

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Tiberio Garza

UNLV Department: Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Project Title: Eco-Resilience NPD Program: Synergistically Connecting Multiple Environments for the Success of English Learners

Funding Agency: Texas A&M University

Amount: $15,000

Project Type: Scholarships And Fellowships

                           

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Grim

UNLV Department: School of Music

Project Title: Las Vegas Baroque Festival

Funding Agency: Nevada Arts Council

Amount: $3,881

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Grim

UNLV Department: School of Music

Project Title: UNLV Chamber Music Series

Funding Agency: Nevada Arts Council

Amount: $3,783

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Thomas Hartmann

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Microstructural Characterization of RERTR Fuel Plates

Funding Agency: Idaho National Laboratory

Amount: $30,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Elisabeth Hausrath

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: Analysis of Fe-rich X-ray Amorphous Weathering Products of Earth and Comparisons to Measurements from Mars

Funding Agency: EPSCoR/National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Amount: $24,792

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Brian Hedlund

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Functional Analysis of Abundant Candidate Microbial Phyla in Geothermal Springs

Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Amount: $125,522

Project Type: Public Service

                           

Principal Investigator: Brian Hedlund

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Functional Analysis of Abundant Candidate Microbial Phyla in Geothermal Springs

Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Amount: $125,522

Project Type: Public Service

                           

Principal Investigator: Christina Hernandez

UNLV Department: Jean Nidetch Women's Center

Project Title: Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) 2016-2018 Grant

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

Amount: $100,000

Project Type: Public Service

                           

Principal Investigator: Clemens Heske

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

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

Funding Agency: University of Hawaii

Amount: $200,240

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Jef Jaeger

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Conservation Genetics of the Relict Leopard Frog

Funding Agency: National Park Service (DOI)

Amount: $68,582

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Pushkin Kachroo

UNLV Department: Transportation Research Center

Project Title: Observational Seat Belt Use Survey FY18

Funding Agency: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Amount: $89,968

Project Type: Public Service

                           

Principal Investigator: Alisha Kerlin

UNLV Department: Marjorie Barrick Museum

Project Title: Preservation Exhibition

Funding Agency: Nevada Arts Council

Amount: $4,563

Project Type: Public Service

                           

Principal Investigator: Si Jung Kim

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Engineering

Project Title: A Survey and Analysis of Animatronics and a Creation of Movie Clip of Tele-Animatronics for Hotel Concierge Based on a Customer Behavior Model

Funding Agency: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology

Amount: $53,773

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Kwang Kim

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Soft-Robots Housing Smart Preventive IR-Based Inspection System

Funding Agency: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC

Amount: $301,057

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Eunja Kim

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: Theoretical Study of Various U Compounds

Funding Agency: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Amount: $6,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Deborah Kuhls

UNLV Department: Surgery

Project Title: Vehicular Trauma in Nevada: Utilization of an Integrated, Linked Database to Quantify the Human and Economic Impact and to Identify Injury Prevention Opportunities

Funding Agency: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Amount: $123,894

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Noelle Lefforge

UNLV Department: Psychology

Project Title: Feasibility of Routine Outcome Monitoring of Group Psychotherapy

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Amount: $2,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Scott Loe

UNLV Department: Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Project Title: A CHC Theoretical Approach to Examining Cognitive and Academic Deficits Among Children with ADHD

Funding Agency: Texas Woman's University

Amount: $10,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Nancy Lough

UNLV Department: Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Project Title: CSN UNLV Graduate Assistant - Wilson Hatcher

Funding Agency: College of Southern Nevada

Amount: $7,325

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Stephen Miller

UNLV Department: Center for Business and Economic Research

Project Title: 2018 Clark County Population Forecast

Funding Agency: Various Sponsors

Amount: $36,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Stephen Miller

UNLV Department: Center for Business and Economic Research

Project Title: Laughlin Gaming District EIA

Funding Agency: G.C. Garcia, Inc

Amount: $20,160

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Jaeyun Moon

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Chlorinated Solvents Remediation Using Cost-Effective/Reusable Novel Nanomaterials: Lab Scale Approaches and Process Scaling-Up

Funding Agency: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC

Amount: $189,622

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Cori More

UNLV Department: Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Project Title: Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities

Funding Agency: University of Nevada, Reno

Amount: $25,194

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Brendan Morris

UNLV Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Title: AF17A-T027: Target Tracking via Deep Learning

Funding Agency: Toyon Research Corporation

Amount: $58,598

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Thomas Padilla

UNLV Department: Library Faculty

Project Title: Always Ready Computational Library Collections as Data

Funding Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services

Amount: $64,226

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Data Management for Clark County Child Death Review

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Child and Family Services

Amount: $17,993

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Janice Pluth

UNLV Department: Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

Project Title: Space Adaption Effects on Immune System Impacts Reproductive Function and Mammary Gland Development Across Generations

Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Amount: $170,852

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: LeAnn Putney

UNLV Department: Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Project Title: 2017-2018 CCSD Interns

Funding Agency: Clark County School District

Amount: $21,258

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Laura Shaw

UNLV Department: Family & Community Medicine

Project Title: Nevada Test Site Former Workers Surveillance Program

Funding Agency: Research Foundation of the City University of New York

Amount: $161,576

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Laura Shaw

UNLV Department: Family & Community Medicine

Project Title: Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program

Funding Agency: Health Resources & Services Administration

Amount: $200,593

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Jeffery Shen

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: WRKY Transcription Factors: Tools for Improving Drought Responses

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Amount: $475,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Pramen Shrestha

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Consttruction

Project Title: Legal Issues Relating to Large Scale Airport Construction Projects

Funding Agency: Transportation Research Board

Amount: $75,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Joel Snyder

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: $63,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Andy Stefik

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: Collaborative Research: AccessCS for All: Including Students with Disabilities in at High School Computer Science

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $472,458

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Ke-Xun Sun

UNLV Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Title: Neutron Radiation Hardness of GaN and Wide Bandgap Semiconductors - Task 29

Funding Agency: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Amount: $316,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Hualiang Teng

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: $1,416,900

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Oliver Tschauner

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: Correlation Between Hot Spots and 3D Defect Structure in Single-and Polycrystalline High Explosive (HE) Materials - Task 28

Funding Agency: National Security Technologies

Amount: $59,272

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Oliver Tschauner

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: UNLV Experimental Petrology Intern - Justin Reppart

Funding Agency: Jacobs Technology

Amount: $27,257

Project Type: Clinical Trials

                           

Principal Investigator: Arya Udry

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: Understanding Diversity in Martian Magmatism: Modeling the Formation of Felsic and Alkaline Igenous Compositions from In-Situ Data Collected on Mars

Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Amount: $104,336

Project Type: Public Service

                           

Principal Investigator: Rama Venkat

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Engineering

Project Title: UNLV-TBE Payload Development

Funding Agency: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc

Amount: $7,607

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Rama Venkat

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Engineering

Project Title: UNLV-TBE Payload Development

Funding Agency: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc

Amount: $7,535

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Karen West

UNLV Department: School of Dental Medicine

Project Title: Nevada State Dental Health Officer

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Amount: $430,033

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Justin (Zhijun) Zhan

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: Deep Learning for Bromate Ion (BrO3) Identification for Improving Water Quality

Funding Agency: METAWATER

Amount: $20,000

Project Type: Research

                           

Principal Investigator: Zhaohuan Zhu

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: CAREER: The Formation of Stars, Planets and Moons - Applying Similar Physics to Different Systems and Enhancing Scientific Computing Literacy

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $593,489

Project Type: Student Support

 

Q2FY18 AWARDS TOTAL: $11,926,726