2015 Faculty Opportunity Awards

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Individual Investigator Awards

  • Neighborhood Resiliency in West Las Vegas: A Case-Study of Community Engagement, Collective Efficacy, and Neighborhood Attachment ($19,500)
    Christie Batson, Department of Sociology
  • Traveling Blackness: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora ($11,961)
    Manoucheka Celeste, Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies/Afro-American Studies
  • Obesity and Gait: A Dynamical Systems Perspective of Osteoarthritis Risk in Young Healthy Adults ($19,992)
    Julia Freedman Silvernail, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences
  • Baroque Performance Practice: An Intensive Study of the Baroque Flute and Historical Performance ($18,000)
    Jennifer Grim, School of Music
  • Understanding Differences in Healthcare Access and Quality by Insurance Type ($12,097)
    Amanda Haboush, Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy
  • A New Class Of Designs: An Orthogonal Array Composite Design, with Applications to Biomedical Research and Fuel Alternatives ($15,864)
    Jessica Jaynes, Department of Mathematics
  • Legislative Institutions and Party Policy Positions in Parliamentary Systems ($20,000)
    Christian Jensen, Department of Political Science
  • Radiobiological Determination of Dose Escalation and Normal Tissue Toxicity in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Multiple Metastases ($20,000)
    Yu Kuang, Department of Health Physics
  • Novel Nanomaterials for Water Purification Using Solar Thermal Energy ($20,000)
    Jaeyun Moon, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
  • Establishing a Vertebrate Model for Eye Regeneration ($20,000)
    Ai-Sun Tseng, School of Life Sciences
  • Comparative Genomic Analysis of Paenibacillus Larvae Phages ($20,000)
    Philippos Tsourkas, School of Life Sciences
  • Towards a Better Understanding of Magmatic Processes on Mercury Using Aubrite Meteorites ($19,500)
    Arya Udry, Department of Geoscience

Innovation Technology Award

  • Synthesis of Novel Gamma-aminophosphonate for Pharmaceuticals ($20,000)
    Jun Yong Kang, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Awards – Emerging Areas Seed Grants

  • Development of Novel Neutron-Photon Tomography Method at the UNLV Particle Accelerator Facility ($29,911)
    Alexander Barzilov, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Emma Regentova, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Gender, Judging, and Deportation: The Immigration Appeals Database Pilot Study ($29,959)
    Rebecca Gill, Department of Political Science
    Michael Kagan, Boyd School of Law
    Fatma Marouf, Boyd School of Law
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Catalysts for the Electrochemical Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Liquid Fuels ($29,556)
    David Hatchett, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Clemens Heske, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Paul Forster, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Balakrishnan Naduvalath, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Laszlo Nemeth, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Teaching Walton's Argumentation Schemes to Middle and High School Students in Science and Language Arts ($29,908)
    Michael Nussbaum, Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education
    CarolAnne Kardash, Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education
    David Vallett, Department of Teaching & Learning
    Chyllis Scott, Department of Teaching & Learning
    Ian Dove, Department of Philosophy
    Margarita Huerta, Department of Educational & Clinical Studies
    Nicole Klimow, Clark County School District
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Improve Gait Function in Parkinson’s Disease ($30,000)
    Brach Poston, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science
    Merrill Landers, School of Integrated Health Sciences
    Nanoantenna-enhanced Super-hydrophobic Surface Enabled Fluorescence Spectroscopy ($30,000)
    Hui Zhao, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Kwang Kim, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Changchun Liu, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nanoantenna-enhanced Super-hydrophobic Surface Enabled Fluorescence Spectroscopy ($30,000) Hui Zhao, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Kwang Kim, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Changchun Liu, University of Pennsylvania

Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Awards – Center Of Excellence Challenge Grant

  • Center for Excellence in Consumer Robotics ($100,000)
    Kwang Kim and Paul Oh, Department of Mechanical Engineering