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Top Sponsored Awards, September 2020

News for Researchers

October 30, 2020

The following list of awards from public entities includes all arts and humanities grants of $10,000 or more and all other grants of $200,000 or more between Aug. 16, 2020, and Sept. 15, 2020, as reported through NUgrant, the electronic research administration system for the university. 

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities 
K. Walter 
$20,000 
University of Illinois 
Humanities Without Walls Pass Through Grants  

Department of Biochemistry 
M. Wilson 
$1,183,976 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-National Institute of General Medical Sciences 
Time-Resolved X-ray Crystallography of Dynamics in Cysteine-Dependent Enzymes 
 
Department of Biological Systems Engineering 
N. Iverson 
$1,777,195 
U.S. DHHS-NIGMS 
New and Improved Sensor Platforms and Quantification of Nitric Oxide for In Vitro and In Vivo Systems 
 
Department of Chemistry/Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
J. Guo, W. Niu 
$613,476 
U.S. DHHS-NIGMS 
Development of Proximity-Induced Fluorogenic Reactions for Imaging Biomolecular Interaction 
 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
J. Eun, S. Kim 
$640,000 
U.S. Department of Energy-Nuclear Energy University Programs 
Multiscale and Multiphysical Testing-Modeling of Inorganic Microfiber-Reinforced Engineered Barrier Materials (IMEBM) for Enhancing Repository Performance 
 
J. Zhu, C. Jin 
$250,000 
U.S. Department of Transportation-Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 
Nondestructive Diagnosis and Probabilistic Prognosis of Aging Plastic Pipe 
 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Y. Qian 
$250,000 
National Science Foundation 
CNS Core: Small: Secure and Efficient Mobile Edge Computing in Wireless Heterogeneous Networks 
 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering/Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering 
Y. Lu, B. Cui, X. Huang 
$800,000 
Department of Energy 
Multifunctional Laser Processing for Repair and Mitigation of Pitting and Cracks in Welded Stainless Steel Dry Storage Canisters 

Department of History 
A. Burnett 
$57,000 
University of Wisconsin Institute for Research in Humanities 
The Religious Republic of Letters: Correspondence Networks in Reformation Germany 

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering 
P. Rao, K. Cole, J. Shield 
$670,000 
Department of Energy 
Understanding the Thermal Physics and Metallurgy of Metal Big Area Additive Manufacturing 
 
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering/Department of Biochemistry/Department of Biological Systems Engineering 
R. Pedrigi, F. Kievit, X. Sun, J. Turner 
$602,769 
U.S. DHHS-National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering 
Ultrasound as a Mechanotherapy for Endothelial Cell Dysfunction 
 
Department of Physics and Astronomy 
D. Umstadter, S. Banerjee 
$466,999 
Department of Defense-Defense Threat Reduction Agency 
Disabling batteries with laser-driven beams of high-brightness ionizing radiation 
 
D. Umstadter 
$2,100,000 
Department of Energy 
LaserNetUS: A Proposal to Advance North America’s First High Intensity Laser Research Network 

Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design 
C. Nicholas 
$53,462 
Dalhousie University 
Gesture & Form: A Field-Based Approach to New Methods of Architecture & Handcraft in Textiles using Augmented Reality Technologies 

Midwest Roadside Safety Facility 
J. Steelman, R. Bielenberg, R. Faller, S. Rosenbaugh, J. Schmidt-Rasmussen 
$440,000 
National Academy of Sciences-National Cooperative Highway Research Program-Transportation Research Board 
MASH Railing Load Requirements for Bridge Deck Overhang 
 
Midwest Roadside Safety Facility/Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering 
J. Schmidt-Rasmussen, R. Faller, J. Reid 
$500,000 
National Academy of Sciences-NCHRP 
AASHTO Guidelines for Implementation of MASH Sign Supports, Breakaway Poles, and Work Zone Traffic Control Devices 
 
Nebraska State Forest Service 
J. Erixson 
$2,626,262 
U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service 
Cooperative Forestry Program 


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