Third-Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 External Funding Recipients

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Apr. 12, 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 third 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: Baghzouz, Yahia

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: Design and Integration of Battery Storage as Part of a Renewable Energy-Powered Home for Solar Decathlon 2017 - Task 3

Amount: Tesla Motors

Amount: $75,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Baker, R. Jacob

UNLV Department: Center Engineering Materials Technology (EMITION)

Project Title: Dual-Mode, Extended Near-Infrared, Focal Plane Arrays Fabricated with a Commercial SiGe BiCMOS Process

Amount: Freedom Photonics LLC/FPT

Amount: $27,951

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Batista, Jacimaria

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Chromium Removal Investigations

Amount: Tetra Tech, Inc

Amount: $34,999

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Batista, Jacimaria

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Bench-Scale Testing for Groundwater Bioremediation Pilot Test

Amount: Tetra Tech, Inc

Amount: $107,498

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Boehm, Robert

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: The Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada - Solar Energy Lab Kits

Amount: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $7,519

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)

Amount: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $1,489

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Boehm, Robert

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: Regional Test Center Phase III

Amount: Sandia National Laboratories

Amount: $580

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Boehm, Robert

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: Regional Test Center Phase III

Amount: Sandia National Laboratories

Amount: $153,160

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Boehm, Robert

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: The Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada - Task 8 - State Match

Amount: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $5,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Breen, Erin

UNLV Department: Transportation Research Center

Project Title: Vulnerable Road Users Project (VRUP) 2017

Amount: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Amount: $30,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Breen, Erin

UNLV Department: Transportation Research Center

Project Title: Vulnerable Road Users Project (VRUP) 2017

Amount: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Amount: $60,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Bungum, Tim

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: Distracted Driving Intervention Targeting College Students

Amount: Nevada Office of Traffic Safety

Amount: $10,889

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Burnley, Pamela

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program - High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HIPSEC)

Amount: National Nuclear Security Administration

Amount: $73,542

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Burnley, Pamela

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

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

Amount: U.S. Army Research Office

Amount: $59,981

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Buttner, Mark

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: Airborne Pollen Monitoring

Amount: Clark County School District

Amount: $75,000

Project Type: Public Service


Principal Investigator: Chase, Arlen

UNLV Department: Anthropology

Project Title: Interpreting Ancient Maya Society Through Residential Groups: Investigating Early Long-Distance Interaction in Caracol's Epicenter: Proposed Investigations 2015-2017

Amount: Alphawood Foundation Chicago

Amount: $38,045

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Chen, Changfeng

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program - High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HIPSEC)

Amount: National Nuclear Security Administration

Amount: $89,294

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Chen, Xiangning

UNLV Department: NV Inst Personalized Medicine

Project Title: Genes and Molecular Pathways in Nicotine Dependence and Withdrawal

Amount: Virginia Commonwealth University

Amount: $22,200

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Chen, Yitung

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: Thermal Dynamics and Neutronics Modeling Simulations with High Performance Computing

Amount: Thoreact - Utah Green Energy Technologies, LLC

Amount: $63,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Clarke, Steven

UNLV Department: Architecture, School of

Project Title: Downtown Design Center - Springs Preserve Gallery Consolidation

Amount: Las Vegas Valley Water District

Amount: $24,500

Project Type: Public Service


Principal Investigator: Cook-Craig, Patricia

UNLV Department: School of Public Policy & Leadership

Project Title: Informal Bid: Evaluation of Help Hope Home: Southern Nevada Regional Plan to End Homelessness

Amount: Clark County Department of Social Services

Amount: $29,816

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Cook-Craig, Patricia

UNLV Department: School of Public Policy & Leadership

Project Title: Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Program Evaluation

Amount: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Amount: $60,992

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Cornelius, Andrew

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program - High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HIPSEC)

Amount: National Nuclear Security Administration

Amount: $85,974

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Cornelius, Andrew

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program - High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HIPSEC)

Amount: National Nuclear Security Administration

Amount: $1,245,130

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Craig, Carlton

UNLV Department: Social Work, School of

Project Title: Nevada Partnership for Training

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

Amount: $1,397,000

Project Type: Instruction


Principal Investigator: Czerwinski, Kenneth

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: IGERT: Returning the Radio to Chemistry

Amount: Hunter College of CUNY

Amount: $10,144

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Czerwinski, Kenneth

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: UNLV Radiochemistry Life Cycle Plan - Task 23

Amount: National Security Technologies

Amount: $92,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Czerwinski, Kenneth

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Evaluation of Phases, Properties and Interactions in Uranium Metal and Cladding with Simulated Burnup

Amount: TerraPower, LLC

Amount: $179,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Demopoulos, Christina

UNLV Department: School of Dental Medicine

Project Title: Oral Health America/Ronald McDonald House Early Childhood Caries (EEC) Project

Amount: Oral Health America

Amount: $200,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Demopoulos, Christina

UNLV Department: School of Dental Medicine

Project Title: Seal Nevada South Program

Amount: Oral Health America

Amount: $7,500

Project Type: Public Service


Principal Investigator: Denby-Brinson, Ramona

UNLV Department: Lincy Institute/Brookings Mountain West

Project Title: Improving Service Delivery to Youth in the Child Welfare System

Amount: Clark County Department of Family Services

Amount: $49,900

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Dodge-Francis, Carolee

UNLV Department: American Indian Research & Eduucation Center

Project Title: Journey: NIDDK Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons/ STEP-UP

Amount: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $194,693

Project Type: Instruction


Principal Investigator: Ezeanolue, Echezona

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: Intervention for Sustained Testing and Retention (iSTAR) Among HIV-infected Patient

Amount: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $653,918

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Ezeanolue, Echezona

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: Intervention for Sustained Testing and Retention (iSTAR) Among HIV-infected Patients-Men's Club

Amount: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $165,196

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Forster, Paul

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: GO! Program - Amit Sharma

Amount: UT-Battelle, LLC

Amount: $59,072

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Forster, Paul

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program - High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HIPSEC)

Amount: National Nuclear Security Administration

Amount: $31,891

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Freedman-Silvernail, Julia

UNLV Department: Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

Project Title: Footwear Impact Testing - Ariat

Amount: Ariat International, Inc

Amount: $2,500

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Gary, Ronald

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Metal-Protein Interactions Coordinated by Beryllium Ion

Amount: U.S. Army Research Office

Amount: $80,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Gerrity, Daniel

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Management of the Sodium Sulfate Waste Stream at the Tesla Gigafactory - Task 4

Amount: Tesla Motors

Amount: $100,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Haboush, Amanda

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Evaluation of Positively Kids' Southern Nevada Transitional Care Program for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Amount: Positively Kids

Amount: $6,451

Project Type: Public Service


Principal Investigator: Haboush, Amanda

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Evaluation of Positively Kids' Neonatal Program - Year 2

Amount: Positively Kids

Amount: $6,451

Project Type: Public Service


Principal Investigator: Hardin, Andrew

UNLV Department: Management, Entrepreneurship & Technology

Project Title: I-Corps Sites: UNLV Lean Entrepreneurship Advancement Program

Amount: National Science Foundation

Amount: $94,240

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Hays, Danica

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Education

Project Title: CEEDAR Center Stipend Contract Agreement

Amount: University of Florida

Amount: $200,000

Project Type: Public Service


Principal Investigator: Hedlund, Brian

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: In Vitro Analysis of Kluyveromyces Marxianus B0399 Inhibitory Effects on Cadnida Albicans

Amount: Turval Biotechnologies

Amount: $10,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Hernandez, Christina

UNLV Department: Jean Nidetch Women's Center

Project Title: Green Dot Program

Amount: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $54,338

Project Type: Public Service


Principal Investigator: Kim, Eunja

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: Study of Carbon Ad-Dimers and Hydrocarbons on Gold Surfaces Using Combined Density-Functional Theory and Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Amount: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Amount: $30,134

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Kim, Kwang

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Feasibility Analysis of Surface-Treated Condensing Tubes

Amount: NBD Nano Technologies, Inc

Amount: $10,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Kim, Kwang

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: EAP Soft Micro-Sensor Array for Naval Applications

Amount: Office of Naval Research

Amount: $50,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Lynn, Robert

UNLV Department: Facilities Management

Project Title: 2017 Municipal Forestry Institute Grant - Sandra Obenour-Dowd

Amount: Nevada Division of Forestry

Amount: $2,199

Project Type: Public Service


Principal Investigator: McKinney, Marilyn

UNLV Department: Teaching and Learning

Project Title: 2017 NWP Advanced Institute to Scale Up the College-Ready Writers Program

Amount: National Writing Project Corp.

Amount: $20,000

Project Type: Instruction


Principal Investigator: Miles, Zachary

UNLV Department: NV Small Bus Development Center

Project Title: UNLV Knowledge fund: Center for Advanced Mobility (CAM)

Amount: Nevada Department of Transportation

Amount: $62,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Monteiro, Heather

UNLV Department: Marketing & Intl Business

Project Title: Adventure Tourism in Boulder City: A Market Overview and Strategy

Amount: Boulder City Chamber of Commerce

Amount: $11,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Moonie, Sheniz

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2017 Nevada Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey - State

Amount: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Amount: $7,500

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Moonie, Sheniz

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2017 Nevada Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey - CFDA 93.959

Amount: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $25,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Moonie, Sheniz

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2017 Nevada Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey - CFDA 93.994

Amount: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $7,500

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Moonie, Sheniz

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2017 Nevada Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey - CFDA 93.757

Amount: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $15,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Moonie, Sheniz

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2017 Nevada Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey - CFDA 93.283

Amount: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $1,250

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Moonie, Sheniz

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2017 Nevada Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey - CFDA 93.305

Amount: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $2,500

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Moonie, Sheniz

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2017 Nevada Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey - CFDA 93.243

Amount: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $10,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Moonie, Sheniz

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2017 Nevada Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey - CFDA 93.745

Amount: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $68,131

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Morgan, Joseph

UNLV Department: Educational & Clinical Studies

Project Title: A Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Efficacy of the NumberShire Level 1 Gaming Intervention for Improving Math Outcomes

Amount: University of Oregon-FPT

Amount: $118,512

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Morris, Brendan

UNLV Department: Elec & Comp Engineering

Project Title: Person Recognition for Access Logging

Amount: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Amount: $22,852

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Naduvalath, Balakrishnan

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: High-Resolution Quantum Control of Chemical Reactions

Amount: Yale University - FPT

Amount: $48,417

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: O'Toole, Brendan

UNLV Department: Center for Materials & Structures

Project Title: Gas-Gun Configured Magnetic Flux Compression Generator for SDRD Project - Task 21

Amount: National Security Technologies

Amount: $71,696

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Oh, Paul

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Conceptual Study on UAS Operation Under Advanced CNS/ATM Systems

Amount: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Amount: $82,465

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Phebus, Tara

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Evaluation Brief on Outcomes of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for Foster Youth

Amount: SAFY of Nevada

Amount: $1,344

Project Type: Public Service


Principal Investigator: Poston, Brach

UNLV Department: Kinesiology and Nutrition Sci

Project Title: Determining the Loss of Consciousness in Fighters and Development of Associated Injury Assessment Reference Values

Amount: Cleveland Clinic

Amount: $29,215

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Pravica, Michael

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program - High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HIPSEC)

Amount: National Nuclear Security Administration

Amount: $64,898

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Proga, Daniel

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: Modeling UV Spectra of Clumpy Outflows in Seyfert Galaxies

Amount: Space Telescope Science Institute

Amount: $70,001

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Putney, LeAnn

UNLV Department: Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Project Title: CCSD Intern 2017 - Kevin Worth

Amount: Clark County School District

Amount: $12,498

Project Type: Public Service


Principal Investigator: Quinn, Linda

UNLV Department: Teaching and Learning

Project Title: A Collaborative Pyramid Supporting Professional Development, Teacher Leadership and Teacher Retention

Amount: Nevada Department of Education

Amount: $200,300

Project Type: Instruction


Principal Investigator: Salamat, Ashkan

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program - High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HIPSEC)

Amount: National Nuclear Security Administration

Amount: $64,401

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Serafica, Reimund

UNLV Department: School of Nursing

Project Title: Continuing Education Scholarship Award

Amount: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Amount: $1,000

Project Type: Scholarships and Fellowships


Principal Investigator: Shrestha, Pramen

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Life-Cycle Cost Benefit Analysis: Comparing Portland Concrete and Polymer Concrete Manholes in Sewer Systems

Amount: Armorock

Amount: $52,478

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Snyder, Joel

UNLV Department: Psychology

Project Title: Perceptual and Neural Mechanisms of Auditory Charge Detection

Amount: U.S. Army Research Office

Amount: $86,746

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

Amount: Office of Naval Research

Amount: $78,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Sun, Ke-Xun

UNLV Department: Elec & Comp Engineering

Project Title: III-Nitride Photoemission Studies - Task 22

Amount: National Security Technologies

Amount: $66,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Sy, Francisco

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition

Amount: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Amount: $33,000

Project Type: Public Service


Principal Investigator: Tschauner, Oliver

UNLV Department: High Pressure Sci & Eng Center

Project Title: Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program - High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HIPSEC)

Amount: National Nuclear Security Administration

Amount: $74,938

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Venkat, Rama

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Engineering

Project Title: NASA Teledyne Mentor-Protégé Program

Amount: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc-FPT

Amount: $37,576

Project Type: Academic Support


Principal Investigator: Wing, Helen

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Understanding Transcriptional Silencing and Anti-Silencing Mechanisms in Shigella

Amount: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $372,381

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Wing, Helen

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Understanding Transcriptional Silencing and Anti-Silencing Mechanisms in Shigella

Amount: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $72,627

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Zhan, Justin (Zhijun)

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: A Deep Learning Approach for Network Dynamics

Amount: U.S. Army Research Office

Amount: $60,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Zhan, Justin (Zhijun)

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: RET Site: Research Experiences for Teachers in Big Data

Amount: National Science Foundation

Amount: $600,000

Project Type: Research


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

Amount: Technology Student Association

Amount: $13,333

Project Type: Academic Support


Principal Investigator: Zhan, Justin (Zhijun)

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: Big Data Analytics for Neutron Transmission Radiography

Amount: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Amount: $75,000

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Zhao, Hui

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Travel Grant to Visit NASA Collaborator: Development and Performance Evaluation of a Novel Porous Media Using Laser 3D Processing for Advanced NASA Cooling Systems

Amount: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $1,172

Project Type: Research


Principal Investigator: Zhu, Qiang

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program - High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HIPSEC)

Amount: National Nuclear Security Administration

Amount: $63,932

Project Type: Research


Q3FY17 AWARDS TOTAL: $8,772,849