Faculty Research Awards

Faculty Research Awards 2022

OCTOBER 2022

Yihong Chen, Ingram School of Engineering, from Nanohmics, Inc. for the project Solar Sail Integrated Antenna Technology (07/25/22-08/25/23).

Xijun Shi and Kristina Collins, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the project Lunar Concrete for Additive Manufacturing Using Locally Available Resources on the Moon (10/01/22-01/31/23).

Christine Ruey Shan Lee, Department of Mathematics, from National Science Foundation for the project Surfaces and Geometry and Topology of Quantum Link Invariants (09/01/22-08/31/23).

Krishna Kisi and Manusheela Pokharel, Department of Engineering Technology from U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the project Susan Harwood Targeted Topic Training Grant – Temperature Extremes (09/30/22-09/30/23).

Subashish Das, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Department of Transportation for the project 0-7131 - Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques to Detect, Forecast, and Manage Freeway Congestion (08/08/22-08/31/23).

Maria del Mar Huertas Pau, Department of Biology, from North Carolina State University Research Administration for the project Sex Pheromones in Striped Bass/Sea Grant FY22-23 Aquaculture Supplemental Funding (09/01/22-07/31/23).

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from Houston Zoo Inc. for the project Southern Tier Houston Toad Monitoring (01/01/22-12/31/24).

Farhad Ameri, Department of Engineering Technology from National Institute of Standards and Technology for the project Ontology Modeling and Data Integration for Agri Food Supply Chain Traceability IV (10/01/22-09/30/23).

SEPTEMBER 2022

Salah Faroughi, Ingram School of Engineering, from U.S. Department of Energy in the amount of $149,847.00 for the project ESMs Latent Space Exploration for Uncertainty Quantification and Spatiotemporal Downscaling (09/01/22-06/30/24).

Feng Wang and Xiaohua Luo Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division in the amount of $146,115.00 for the project Improve Data Quality for Automaticed Pavement Data Collection (09/01/22-08/31/23).

Jessica Bishop, Department of Mathematics, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $351,072.00 for the project MCA: Toward Analyses of Mathematics Classroom Discourse At Scale Using Tools From Applied Mathematics (01/01/23-12/31/25).

Marilyn Banta, Department of Biology, from Joint Admission Medical Program in the amount of $15,294 for the project JAMP Program FY2023 (09/01/22-08/31/23)

Robert McLean, Department of Biology, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the amount of $174,000.00 for the project Polymicrobial Biofilm Growth and Control During Spaceflight (09/01/22-08/31/24).

Yihong Chen, Wilhelmus Geerts, Karl Stephan, Jitendra Tate, Harold Stern, Ravindranath Droopad and Xijiun Shi, Ingram School of Engineering, from U. S. Department of Defense in the amount of $548,700.00 for the project HSI: Acquisition of Wide Frequency Band Characterization System for Electronic Devices, Antennas, and Intelligent Materials (08/01/22-07/31/23).

Benjamin Schwartz, Edwards Aquifer Research, from City of San Marcos in the amount of $95,000.00 for the project Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Between Texas State University and the City of San Marcos, Texas for the Provision of Water Quality Analytical Testing (11/16/21-11/15/22).

Andrea Banzatti, Department of Physics, from Space Telescope Science Institute Grants Administration in the amount of $27,623.00 for the project The Chemistry of Planet Formation: A JWST-ALMA Survey of 4 Planet-Forming Disks (08/01/22-07/31/25).

Andrea Banzatti, Department of Physics, from Space Telescope Science Institute Grants Administration in the amount of $32,851.00 for the project Preparing for Planets: The Impact of the Extraordinary Outburst of EX Lup on its Circumstellar Disk (08/01/22-07/31/25).

Tanzima Islam, Department of Computer Science, from U. S Department of Energy Office of Acquisition & Assistance in the amount of $144,226.00 for the project INTELYTICS: An Efficient Data-Driven Decision-Making Engine for Performance In the Era of Heterogeneity (07/01/22-06/30/23).

Yihong Chen, Ingram School of Engineering, from Electroninks, Inc. in the amount of $19,455.00 for the project Aerosol Jet Printing and Evaluation of Innovative Electronic Inks (09/01/22-12/15/22).

Xijiun Shi, Ingram School of Engineering, from American Concrete Institute Foundation in the amount of $57,499.00 for the project Multiscale Reinforcement of Hybrid Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete (06/15/22-06/14/23).

Wilhelmus Geerts, Department of Physics, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $121,364.00 for the project MRI: Development of Full Vector Vibrating Sample Magnetometry for Materials Research and Education (09/01/22-08/31/24).

Jung Yeon and Togay Ozbakkaloglu, Ingram School of Engineering, from American Concrete Institute Foundation amount of $57,500.00 for the project Development of a Phase Change Material-Based Heat-Absorbing Surface Covering for Concrete Pavements/Bridge Decks (07/05/22-08/31/23).

Feng Wang, Jelena Tesic and Xiaohua Luo, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division in the amount of $451,875.00 for the project Artificial Intelligence for Pavement Condition Assessment from 2D/3D Surface Images (08/10/22-08/31/23).

Anton Dochtermann, Department of Mathematics, from Simons Foundation in the amount of $42,000.00 for the project Topics in Algebraic and Geometric Combinatorics (09/01/22-08/31/27).

Yong Yang, Department of Mathematics, from Simons Foundation in the amount of $42,000.00 for the project Group Representations and Group Invariants (09/01/22-08/31/27).

AUGUST 2022

Blagoy Rangelov, Department of Physics, from NASA in the amount of $76,698.00 for the project Multi-wavelength Classification of X-ray Sources in Spiral Galaxies (06/14/22-06/13/25).

Semih Aslan and Damian Valles Molina, Ingram School of Engineering, from Stratajam LLC in the amount of $121,010.00 for the project Use of Machine Learning and a Unique Sensor Package to Analyze the Walls of Mineral Exploration and Geotechnical Boreholes and Report the Results in Real-Time to the Customer Using a Secure Web Portal (07/08/22-09/30/22).

Andrea Banzatti and Anusha Kalyaan, Department of Physics, from Space Telescope Science Institute Grants Administration in the amount of $54,510.00 for the project The Infrared Water Spectrum as a Tracer of Pebble Delivery to Rocky Planets (07/01/22-06/30/23).

Meysam Khaleghian, Salah Faroughi, Ryan Anderson, and Anahita Emami Department of Engineering Technology, from U.S. Department of Agriculture in the amount of $270,119.00 for the project HSI: Smart Farm Program (08/01/22-07/31/26).

Feng Wang and Xiaohua Lou, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $249,999.00 for the project PFI-TT: Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Accuracy of Automated Pavement Condition Data Collection (07/15/22-06/30/24).

Ryan Peterson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical in the amount of $176,864.00 for the project Mechanisms for Cellular Copper Import via Secreted Cuproproteins (07/21/22-06/30/23).

Cecil Compeau, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Space Consortium in the amount of $1,000.00 for the project Radiation-Tolerant Graphics Processing Unit (RGPU) Architecture Investigation - Team Photon (06/01/22-05/31/23).

Mar Huertas Pau, Department of Biology, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $298,134.00 for project the EAGER: Environmental Nitrite is a Nitric Oxide Donor that Modulates Fish Olfactory Function (01/15/23-12/31/24).

Eduardo Perez, Ingram School of Engineering, from Arizona State University in the amount of $77,793.00 for the project Center of Excellence for Accelerating Operational Efficiency (CAOE): Robust Workforce Management at a Network of Screening Facilities (07/01/22-06/30/23).

Bahram Asiabanpour, Ingram School of Engineering, from U.S. Department of Agriculture in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project SCRP22 Mexico Soil Health at Texas State (09/01/22-08/31/24).

Karen Lewis, Steven Whitten, Alexander Kornienko, Sean Kerwin, Xiaoyu Xue and Ryan Peterson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $265,280.00 for the project MRI: Acquisition of Automated Isothermal Titration Calorimeter for Biophysical Research at Texas State University (09/01/22-08/31/25).

Robert McLean, Department of Biology, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $29,999.00 for the project Collaborative Research: ISS: Biofilm Inhibition with Germicidal Light Side-Emitted from Nano-enabled Flexible Optical Fibers in Water Systems (10/01/22-09/30/25).

JULY 2022

Eduardo Perez, Ingram School of Engineering, from Oak Ridge Institute for Science in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project A Simulation-Based Data Driven Approach to Manage the Allocation of Airport Security Screening Resources in Airport Terminal Checkpoints (05/01/21-04/30/22.

Yihong Chen, Ingram School of Engineering, from SurgePower Materials, Inc. in the amount of $3,000.00 for the project Preparation and Evaluation of Graphene Inks (06/15/22-09/14/22).

Jacob Fillman, Department of Mathematics, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $248,177.00 for the From Cantor to Bethe-Sommerfeld: Phase Transitions in Aperiodic Media (09/01/22-08/31/24).

Todd Hudnall, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from American Chemical Society in the amount of $110,000.00 for the Enhancing Catalytic Activity at P-Block Element Centers Through Coordination to Electrophilic Carbene Ligands (09/01/22-08/31/24).

Yihong Chen and Tanzima Islam, Ingram School of Engineering, from Nanohmics, Inc. in the amount of $340,000.00 for the project Additive Manufacturing Process Kits For RF Components (06/17/22-05/09/24).

JUNE 2022

Yong Yang and Thomas Keller, Department of Mathematics, from National Security Agency in the amount of $67,998.00 for the project REU Site: Algebra, Combinatorics and Statistics (04/27/22-04/26/23).

Keisuke Ikehata, Ingram School of Engineering, from Mitsubishi Electric Corp. Advanced Technology R&D Center in the amount of $15,897.00 for the project Consultation for the International Standardization of Water Reuse and Investigation of New Advanced Technologies in Water and Wastewater Treatment (04/18/22-03/31/23).

Anthony Torres, Department of Engineering Technology, from Universities Space Research Association, in the amount of $350,000.00 for the project Understanding the Effect of Vibration on the Crystallization of ZBLAN (05/02/22-05/01/24).

Feng Wang, Yihong Yuan and Xiaohua Luo, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Department of Transportation in the amount of $49,999.00 for the project National Summer Transportation Institute (05/31/22-08/31/22).

Young Ju Lee, Department of Mathematics, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $350,017.00 for the project Coupled Flow and Transports Modeling and Simulation of Complex Fluids and Extreme Weather Patterns by Harnessing Data (06/01/22-05/31/25).

Anthony Torres, Department of Engineering Technology, from TX Department of Transportation Research & Technology, in the amount of $107,509.00 for the project Use of Rapid Setting Hydraulic Cement (RSHC) for Structural App FY23 (08/30/22-08/31/23).

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from Bastrop County, in the amount of $95,275.00 for the project 2022 Community Center Houston Toad Avoidance and Minimization (06/01/22-08/31/23).

Cecil Compeau, Ingram School of Engineering, from University of Texas at Austin Texas Space Grant Consortium in the amount of $500.00 for the project Design Challenge project Dual-Use Wideband Microphone Array System Challenge for Team Aurora (06/01/22-08/31/23).

MAY 2022

Susan Schwinning, Department of Biology, from Native Prairie Association of Texas, in the amount of $25,464.00 for the project Establishment of a Prairie Restoration Demonstration Site at the Dowell Ranch, Austin, TX, based on the management goals of NPATBUP (05/01/22-04/30/25).

Jessica Dutton, Dale Blasingame and Sara Shields, Department of Biology, from Texas Sea Grant College Program of Texas A&M, in the amount of $190,902.00 for the project Validating a Conceptual Framework for Resistance in Investigative Interviewing/Relationship Between Mercury and Selenium Concentrations in Texas Offshore. (02/01/22-01/31/24).

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from AT&T Sites, in the amount of $117,590.00 for the project from Houston Toad Monitoring and Management at AT&T Work Sites (04/27/22-03/31/23).

Karen Lewis and Brittany Vinciguerra, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from National Science Foundation, in the amount of $304,073.00 for the project CheMICE: A Chemistry REU in Molecular Innovation and Career Exploration (04/15/22-03/31/25).

Zhijie Dong, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project I-Corps: Social Media Misinformation Interactive Dashboard (05/01/22-10/31/22).

Soon Jae Lee, Department of Engineering Technology, from INSURG AT&T Co. LTD, in the amount of $25,404.00 for the project Evaluation Method and Specification on Bonding Strength of Emulsified Asphalt Signatures (01/01/22-09/30/22).

Hwa Young Lee, Department of Mathematics, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $293,841.00 for the project Collaborative Research: Middle School Students Graphing from the Ground Up (06/01/22-05/31/25).

David Schilter, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from National Science Foundation, in the amount of $15,050.00 for the project Central Texas PREM: A Partnership Between Texas State University and The University of Texas at Austin's MRSEC (07/01/21-06/30/27).

APRIL 2022

Cecil Compeau, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Space Grant Consortium in the amount of $1,200.00 for the project Dual-Use Wideband Microphone Array System Challenge (09/01/21-12/31/21).

Nestor Guillen Matheus, Department of Mathematics, from Nationals Science Foundation in the amount of $118,507.00 for the project CAREER: Integra-Differential and Transport Problems in Partial Differential Equations (07/01/22-06/30/27).

Xijun Shi, Ingram School of Engineering, from Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. in the amount of $5,129.00 for the project Microstructural Analysis for Concrete (03/17/22-08/31/22).

Timothy Bonner and Melissa Wolter, Department of Biology, from Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, in the amount of $1,500.00 for the project American Fisheries Society Scholarship (01/20/22-12/31/22).

Christopher Rhodes, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from Office of Naval Research, in the amount of $75,001.00 for the project Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cells for Undersea Refuellable Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (04/01/22-03/31/25).

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from Bastrop County, in the amount of $130,412.00 for the project Houston Toad Minimization and Avoidance: 2022 Bastrop County Fuels Task Order 2 (03/20/22-03/20/24).

Dan Tamir, Department of Computer Science, from Oak Ridge Institute for Science in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project Harnessing Distributed Ledger Technology for the US Coast Guard Mission and Operations Support (03/01/22-02/28/23).

Gregory Passty, College of Science and Engineering, from Texas Southern University in the amount of $96,331.00 for the project HSI: Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance H-LSAMP Year 4 (03/01/22-02/28/23).

Nikoleta Theodoropoulou, Department of Physics, from First Solar Inc, in the amount of $88,545.00 for the project Validating a Conceptual Framework for Resistance in Investigative Interviewing (04/01/22-12/31/22).

Salah Faroughi, Ingram School of Engineering, from Nationals Science Foundation in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project NSF I-CORPS: Asset Scope: Edge Intelligence Platform for Continuous Monitoring in Smart Infrastructures (04/01/22-09/30/22).

Krishna Kisi, Department of Engineering Technology, from TEXO Education and Research Foundation in the amount of $5,000.00 for the project Purchase of 3D Laser Scanner (12/20/21-11/30/22).

Hyunhwan Kim, Department of Engineering Technology, from Korea Petroleum Industries Company in the amount of $5,000.00 for the project Research on Company Trends in the US Asphalt Industry (03/01/22-09/30/22).

MARCH 2022

Yong Yang and Thomas Keller, Department of Mathematics, from Nationals Science Foundation in the amount of $305,418.00 for the project REU Site: Algebra, Combinatorics and Statistics (03/01/22-02/28/25).

Paul Dawkins, Kathleen Melhuish and Kristen Lew, Department of Mathematics, from Nationals Science Foundation in the amount of $600,000.00 for the project Generating a Research-Informed Transition to a Mathematical Proof Curriculum (07/01/22-06/30/25).

Anthony Torres, Department of Engineering Technology, from New Mexico Tech in the amount of $10,000.00 for the project Effect of Vibrations on the Crystal Formation of Novel Spaced Based Construction Materials (12/02/21-12/01/22).

Jessica Dutton, Department of Biology, from Texas A&M University, in the amount of $92,031.00 for the project Trophic Linkages and Habitat Connectivity of Popular Sportfish in the Matagorda Bay System (03/01/22-02/28/25).

Kecheng Yang and Hee Hiong Ngu, Department of Computer Science, from Nationals Science Foundation in the amount of $389,995.00 for the project REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Edge Computing (03/01/22-02/28/25).

FEBRUARY 2022

Wilhelmus Geerts, Department of Physics, from FAS Holdings Group in the amount of $105,359.00 for the project Manufacturing 27%-efficient Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Photovoltaic Cells Using Slot Die Coating at >5000 Wafers Per Hour (10/01/21-11/30/22).

Feng Wang and Jesus Jimenez, Ingram School of Engineering, from U. S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration in the amount of $8,500.00 for the project HSI: Administration of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition at Texas State University (12/20/21-08/31/22).

Feng Wang and Jesus Jimenez, Ingram School of Engineering, from U. S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration in the amount of $7,000.00 for the project HSI: Administration of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition at Texas State University (12/20/21-08/31/22).

Damian Valles Molina and Ting Liu, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $344,029.00 for the project REU Site: Undergraduate Research Experiences in Machine Learning, Analytics, and Augmented Reality for Smart and Connected Health (01/15/22-12/31/24).

Yihong Chen, Ingram School of Engineering, from Nanohmics, Inc. in the amount of $2,000.00 for the project Small Form Factor UHF SATCOM Patch Antenna (02/02/22-02/28/22).

Timothy Bonner, Department of Biology, from Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, in the amount of $450,000.00 for the project East Texas Mussel Surveys and Tolerances (02/01/22-02/28/25).

Xijun Shi, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the amount of $1,500.00 for the project Geopolymer for Future Lunar 3D Construction  (01/07/22-12/31/22).

JANUARY 2022

Benjamin Schwartz, Edwards Aquifer, from City of San Marcos in the amount of $95,000.00 for the project Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Between Texas State University and City of San Marcos for the Provisions of Water Quality Analytical Testing Services (11/16/21-11/15/22).

Chul-Ho Lee, Department of Computer Science, from SK Hynix American Inc. in the amount of $48,000.00 for the project Computational Storage for Scalable AI (12/01/21-11/30/22).

Christopher Serenari and Elena Rubino, Department of Biology, from Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program in the amount of $109,182.00 for the project Black Skimmer Conservation Along the Texas Gulf Coast (12/17/21-01/31/24).

Chul-Ho Lee, Department of Computer Science, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $190,609.00 for the project III: Small: Collaborative Research: Cost-Effective Samplings & Estimation from Large Scale Networks (11/15/21-09/30/23).

Ryan Peterson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from U.S. Department of Agriculture-NIFA National Institute of Food & Agriculture in the amount of $300,000.00 for the project Elucidating the Metal Cell Biology of Saprolegnia Parasitica (01/01/22-12/31/23).

Yung Yeon, Sangchul Hwang, Togay Ozbakkaloglu and In-Hyouk Song, Ingram School of Engineering, from Seoul Institute of Technology in the amount of $326,552.00 for the project Development of IoT-based Snow Removal System for Preemptive Response to Heavy Snow and Black Ice (09/01/21-12/31/23).

Chul-Ho Lee, Department of Computer Science, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $225,760.00 for the project Collaborative Research: CNS Core: Small: Closing the Theory-Practice Gap in Understanding and Combating Epidemic Spreading on Resource-Constrained Large-Scale Networks (11/15/21-09/30/23).

Feng Wang and Jesus Jimenez, Ingram School of Engineering, from U. S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration in the amount of $10,000.00 for the project HSI: Administration of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition at Texas State University (12/20/21-08/31/22).

Jessica Dutton and Dale Blasingame, Department of Biology, from Texas Sea Grant College Program Texas A&M in the amount of $190,902.00 for the project Validating a Conceptual Framework for Resistance in Investigative Interviewing (02/01/22-01/31/24).

Caitlin Gabor and Dillon Monroe, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham, Attorneys at Law in the amount of $3,400.00 for the project The Relationship Between Land Use Conversion, Stress, Cognitive Skills and Fish and Biodiversity (01/01/22-12/31/23).

 

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Faculty Research Awards 2021

DECEMBER 2021

Astrid Schwalb, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the amount of $67,310.00 for the project Zebra Mussel Monitoring in Texas Water Bodies (11/18/21-08/31/22).

Astrid Schwalb, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the amount of $97,190.00 for the project Assessing Ammonia Toxicity in Texas Unionid Mussels (12/14/21-08/30/24).

Stacey Kulesza, Ingram School of Engineering, from Kansas State University in the amount of $58,879.00 for the project A Study of Intermediate Geomaterials and Highly Erodible Rock (10/01/21-11/30/22).

Stacey Kulesza, Ingram School of Engineering, from Kansas State University in the amount of $44,732.00 for the project Predicting Critical Shear Stress of Cohesive Sediments/Soils in Riverbeds (01/01/22-05/31/23).

Soon Jae Lee, Hyunhwan Kim and Mithil Mazumder, Department of Engineering Technology, from Poinix, Inc in the amount of $35,044.00 for the project Development of Rubberized Asphalt Binder for Low-Noise Double-Layer Pavements (01/01/22-12/31/22).

NOVEMBER 2021

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, from Texas Department of Transportation in the amount of $150,000.00 for the project Farm-To-Market Road (FM) 109 at Cumming Creek Bridge Improvement Project Located in Colorado County, Texas (06/18/21-12/31/24).

Vangelis Metsis, Hee Hiong Ngu, Hongchi Shi and Ju Gao, Department of Computer Science, from U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $202,264.00 for the project Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need – Computer and Information Science (10/01/21-09/30/22).

Stacey Kulesza, Ingram School of Engineering, from University of Kansas in the amount of $48,621.00 for the project Development of a Geotechnical Asset Management System (09/01/21-10/14/22).

Michael Clay Green, Department of Biology, from Coast Bend Audobon Society in the amount of $1,000.00 for the project Assessing the Success of Dimorphic Reddish Egret Nests Based on Nest Attendance and Habitat Structure Along the Texas Coast (10/0121-09/30/22).

Keisuke Ikehata, Ingram School of Engineering, from Mitsubishi Electric Corp in the amount of $9,100.00 for the project Consultation for the International Standardization of Water Reuse and Investigation of New Advanced Technologies in Water and Wastewater Treatment (10/18/21-03/31/22).

Yihong Chen, Ingram School of Engineering, from Northrop Grumman in the amount of $10,000.00 for the project Emerging Low-Cost Reconfigurable Electronics Year 2 (10/08/21-10/07/22).

OCTOBER 2021

Thersa Westbrook and Emily Kyung Jin Suh, Department of Mathematics, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Adult and Development Education in the amount of $100,000.00 for the project 2021 College Readiness Model (08/20/21-08/31/23).

Eleanor Close, Leslie Huling, Hunter Close and Cynthia Luxford, Department of Physics, National Science Foundation in the amount of $54,627.00 supplemental funding for the project COVID: Responsive, Attentive, Dialogic, and Interactive Noyce Scholars (08/12/21-05/31/22).

Jason Martina, Department of Biology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the amount of $250,570.00 for the project Integrating Systems Models and Remote Sensing to Explore Aquatic Ecosystem Vulnerability to Global Change in Lake Huron (09/01/21-08/31/24).

Astrid Schwalb, Weston Hugh Nowlin and Benjamin Schwartz, Department of Biology, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the amount of $333,581.00 for the project Examining Changes to Hyporheic Exchange Flow and Nutrient Dynamics and their Interaction with Microbial, Algal, and Macroinvertebrate Communities in Response to Drying and Re-wetting in Texas Rivers (09/30/21-09/29/22).

Weston Hugh Nowlin, Astrid Schwalb and Benjamin Schwartz, Department of Biology, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the amount of $135,620.00 for the project Examining Changes to Hyporheic Exchange Flow and Nutrient Dynamics and their Interaction with Microbial, Algal, and Macroinvertebrate Communities in Response to Drying and Re-wetting in Texas Rivers (09/30/21-09/29/22).

Benjamin Schwartz, Astrid Schwalb and Weston Hugh Nowlin, Department of Biology, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the amount of $526,933.00 for the project Examining Changes to Hyporheic Exchange Flow and Nutrient Dynamics and their Interaction with Microbial, Algal, and Macroinvertebrate Communities in Response to Drying and Re-wetting in Texas Rivers (09/30/21-09/29/22).

Farhad Ameri, Department of Engineering Technology, National Institute of Standards & Technology  in the amount of $86,436.00 for the project Ontology Modeling Data Integration for Agri-Food Supply Chain Traceability, Phase III (10/01/21-09/30/22).

Paula Williamson, Chad Booth, Mary Cavitt and Kambra Bolch, Department of Biology, U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $988,687.00 for the project Generacion STEM - Promoting Hispanic and Low-Income Student Success through Individualized Support, Transfer Navigation, and STEM Career Preparation (10/01/21-09/30/22).

William Boney, Department of Mathematics, National Science Foundation in the amount of $79,103.00 for the project HSI:LEAPS-MPS: Fragments of Compactness Year 1 (09/15/21-08/31/23).

William Boney, Department of Mathematics, National Science Foundation in the amount of $91,263.00 for the project HSI:LEAPS-MPS: Fragments of Compactness Year 2 (09/15/21-08/31/23).

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the amount of $25,000.00 for the project Prescribed Fire on the Griffith League Ranch 2021 (10/7/21-09/30/22).

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, Texas Department of Transportation in the amount of $150,000.00 for the project Farm-to-Market Road (FM) 2000 Road Improvement Project Located in Burleson County, Texas (06/15/21-12/31/2024).

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, Bastrop County in the amount of $89,125.00 for the project Houston Toad Monitoring: 2021Task Order GotierTrace (10/15/21-01/15/22).

Martin Burtscher, Department of Computer Science, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science in the amount of $195,249.00 for the project Automatic Generation of Algorithms for High-Speed Reliable Lossy Compression (09/01/21-08/31/22).

Krishna Kisi and Bobbi Spencer, Department of Engineering Technology, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration  in the amount of $151,343.00 for the project Susan Harwood Targeted Topic Training Grant – Fall Prevention/Protection (09/30/21-09/30/22).

Krishna Kisi, Rodney Rohde and Arzu Ari, Department of Engineering Technology, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration  in the amount of $151,343.00 for the project COVID: Infectious Diseases, Including COVID-19 (09/30/21-03/31/23).

SEPTEMBER 2021

Michael Forstner, Department of Biology, Texas Department of Transportation in the amount of $640,775.00 for the project Endangered Species Act Assessment, Monitoring and Avoidance (08/09/21-08/31/23).

Hee Hiong Ngu, Department of Computer Science, National Science Foundation in the amount of $910,249.00 for the project Collaborative Research: SCH: Personalized Watch-based Fall Risk Analysis and Detection with Cross Modal Learning (09/01/21-08/31/25).

Yoichi Miyahara, Department of Physics, National Science Foundation in the amount of $419,999.00 for the project MRI: Development of a Scanning Single-Electron Box Electrometer Microscope for Studying Quantum Electronic Devices and Quantum Materials (09/01/21-8/31/23).

Lauren Fuess, Department of Biology, National Academy of Sciences NAS-NRC Programs in the amount of $76,000.00 for the project Early Career Fellowship, Environmental Protection and Stewardship Track (09/01/21-08/31/23).

Carolyn Pesthy, Department of Biology, JAMP Program 2022 in the amount of $17,002.00 for the project Joint Admission Medical Program (09/01/21-08/31/22).

Jason Martina, Department of Biology, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the amount of $98,537.00 for the project Using Remote Sensing to Map Arundo Donax Populations in Native Fish Conservation Areas Throughout Texas to Getter Understand Causal Factors of Invasion and Set Management Priorities (09/01/21-08/31/23).

Jesus Jimenez, Robert Wright, Francis Mendez, Eduardo Perez and Anahita Emami, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Workforce Commission in the amount of $275,063.00 for the project Phase 3 – Quality Assurance of New and Existing Products to Support Texas State (09/01/21-08/31/23).

Zhijie Dong, Benjamin Zhan and Feng Wang, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Department of Transportation Research and Technology in the amount of $111,922.00 for the project Determine Evacuation Planning Design of Disaster Resilience (09/01/21-08/31/22).

Feng Wang, John Schemmel and Xiaohua Luo, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division in the amount of $141,740.00 for the project Improve Data Quality for Automated Pavement Distress Data Collection (09/01/21-08/31/22).

Anthony Torres, Department of Engineering Technology, Texas Department of Transportation Research and Technology in the amount of $101,796.00 for the project Use of Rapid Setting Hydraulic Cement for Structural App FY22 (09/01/21-08/31/22).

Susan Morey and Alexander White, Department of Mathematics, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board College Readiness Initiatives in the amount of $32,500.00 for the project Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 2021 Completion Model (08/20/21-08/31/22).

AUGUST 2021

Tania Betancourt, Benjamin Martin, Jennifer Irvin, Nikoleta Theodoropoulou, William Brittain, Christopher Rhodes, Sean Kerwin, Mark Wistey and Yoichi Miyahara, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $632,450.00 for the project Central Texas PREM: A Partnership Between Texas State University and The University of Texas at Austin's MRSEC (07/01/21-06/30/27).

Xijun Shi, Ingram School of Engineering, National Science Foundation in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project I-Corps: Plient Concrete: A Cost-Effective, Sustainable Infrastructure Material (07/15/21-12/31/21).

Sarah Fritts, Department of Biology, Bowman Consulting Group in the amount of $16,800.00 for the project Understanding Interspecific Differences Between Male and Female Bat Collision Risk to Inform Minimization Strategies (07/22/21-04/30/23).

Stan McClellan, Ingram School of Engineering, from Jacobs Technology in the amount of $155,209.00 for the project Jacobs “JETS” Task Order - McCarthy (08/02/21-04/30/22).

Stan McClellan, Ingram School of Engineering, from Jacobs Technology in the amount of $155,209.00 for the project Jacobs “JETS” Task Order – A. Jagge (08/07/21-04/30/22).

Timothy Bonner, Department of Biology, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority in the amount of $15,000.00 for the project Assessment of Stream Reaches for Conservation and Restoration of Guadalupe Orb and False Spike in the Guadalupe River Basin (08/10/21-08/09/2024).

Camila Carlos-Shanley, Department of Biology, US Fish & Wildlife Service in the amount of $23,954.00 for the project Microbiome of Comal Springs Riffle Beetles (09/01/20-08/31/21).

Jessica Dutton, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University in the amount of $142,564.00 for the project Mercury and Plastic in Commercial and Recreational Fisheries in Lavaca, Matagorda, and San Antonio Bays: Risk Assessment and Interaction between the Two Contaminants (03/01/21-02/28/22).

JULY 2021

Karen Lewis, Robert McLean and Sean Kerwin, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from National Institutes of Health in the amount of $143,033.00 for the project U-RISE at Texas State University (04/01/21-03/31/22).

Keisuke Ikehata, Ingram School of Engineering, U.S. Department of the Interior in the amount of $149,999.00 for the project Development of Multi-parameter Direct Water Quality Monitoring System to Achieve the Circular Society for Water (06/25/21-12/31/22).

Kecheng Yang, Department of Computer Science, National Science Foundation in the amount of $175,000.00 for the project CRII: CNS: Supporting Mixed-Criticality Real-Time Systems on Heterogeneous Platforms (07/01/21-06/30/23).

Semih Aslan, Ingram School of Engineering, from Stratajam LLC in the amount of $12,934.00 for the project Smart Headache Rack System (06/30/21-09/30/21).

David Rodriguez, Department of Biology, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $635,333.00 for the CAREER: Unraveling Post-Invasion Dynamics of the Amphibian-Killing Fungus Via Rapid Genetic Diversity Assessments of Both Hosts and Pathogens (09/01/21-08/31/25).

JUNE 2021

Nikoleta Theodroropoulou and Wilhelmus Geerts, Department of Physics, from Department of Defense in the amount of $278,778.00 for the project Enhanced Optical, Electrical, and Magnetic measurement capabilities for Materials and Device Studies in Research and Education (05/10/21-05/09/22).

Karen Lewis, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from Boise State University in the amount of $37,634.00 for the project Regulation of Collagen Type I Expression by Chaperone-Mediated mRNA Remodeling (05/01/21-04/30/23).

Soon Jae Lee and Hyunhwan Kim, Department of Engineering Technology, from Poinix, Inc. in the amount of $35,329.00 for the project Development of rubberized asphalt binder for double-layer low-noise pavements (04/01/21-12/31/2021).

Stan McClellan, Ingram School of Engineering, from Jacobs Technology in the amount of $107,612.00 for the project Jacobs "JETS" Task Order-STO-000143-M.Thorpe (06/14/21-04/30/22).

Alexander Kornienko, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from Baylor University in the amount of $27,000.00 for the project Informed Natural Product Derivatization (01/01/21-12/31/21).

Yong Yang, Department of Mathematics, from American Mathematical Society in the amount of $2,300.00 for the project AMS Fan Fund 2021 (06/01/21-08/31/21).

MAY 2021

Maria del Mar Huertas Pau and Camila Carlos-Shanley, Department of Biology, from U.S. Dept of Agriculture - NIFA in the amount of $298,560.00 for the project Development Of Nasal And Gut Probiotics To Protect Intensive Catfish Culture Against Edwardsiella Ictaluri Infections (09/01/21-08/31/23).

Timothy Bonner, Department of Biology, from Lower Colorado River Authority in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project Distributional and Habitat Surveys to Assess Potential Future Restoration and Reintroduction Sites for Texas Fatmucket in the Upper Colorado River Basin (04/30/21-10/31/23).

Keisuke Ikehata, Ingram School of Engineering, from U.S. Department of the Interior Denver Federal Center  in the amount of $250,000.00 for the project Enhanced Water Recover by a Combination of Photobiological Process and Secondary Reverse Osmosis Lifecycle Cost Analysis and Mini-Pilot Study (03/23/21-06/30/23).

Farhad Ameri and Seyedmeysam Khaleghian, Department of Engineering Technology, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $392,737.00 for the project REU Site: Multidisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates in Advanced Manufacturing (05/15/21-04/30/24).

Hiroaki Tanaka, Department of Mathematics, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $84,058.00 for the project CAREER: Higher Algebra and Symplectic Geometry (08/01/21-07/31/26).

APRIL 2021

Yong Yang and Thomas Keller, Department of Mathematics from National Security Agency in the amount of $88,137.00 for the project NSA REU Algebra, Combinatorics and Statistics (04/15/21-04/15/23).

Jessica Dutton, Department of Biology, from Texas A & M University in the amount of $142,564.00 for the project Mercury and Plastic in Commercial and Recreational Fisheries in Lavaca, Matagorda, and San Antonio Bays: Risk Assessment and Interaction between the Two Contaminants (03/01/21-02/28/22).

Feng Wang and Xiaohua Luo, Ingram School of Engineering, from Texas Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project National Summer Transportation Institute (03/26/21-11/30/22).

Eduardo Perez, Ingram School of Engineering, from Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project A Simulation-Based Data Driven Approach to Manage the Allocation of Airport Security Screening Resources in Airport Terminal Checkpoints (05/01/21-04/30/22).

Eduardo Perez, Ingram School of Engineering, from Arizona State University in the amount of $14,682.00 for the project A Simulation-Based Data Driven Approach to Manage the Allocation of Airport Security Screening Resources in Airport Terminal Checkpoints (05/02/21-05/01/22).

Max Warshauer, Department of Mathematics, from American Mathematical Society in the amount of $8,300.00 for the project Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp (03/24/21-02/28/22).

MARCH 2021

Zhijie Dong, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Science Foundation a budget increase in the  amount of $48,545.00 for the project CRII:CIF:CRII:CIF: A Machine Learning-based Computational Framework for Large-Scale Stochastic Programming (07/29/20-05/32/22).

Blagoy Rangelov, Department of Physics, from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in the amount of $32,756.00 for the project Survey of Gamma-Ray Pulsars (01/11/21-01/10/22).

Clay Green, Department of Biology, from Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program in the amount of $1,000.00 for the project Assessing Optimal Foraging Habitat of Wintering Reddish Egrets in the Laguna Madre, Texas. (11/01/20-12/10/21).

Rachel Davenport, Department of Biology, from Texas Higher Ed Coordinating Board in the amount of $5,000.00 for the project THECB OER GREER GRANT (01/11/21-01/10/22).

Christopher Rhodes, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, from Office of Naval Research in the amount of $35,805.00 for the project Three-Dimensional Nickel Hydroxide Cathodes for Energy Dense, Safe Nickel-Zinc Batteries (02/16/21-02/15/24).

Gregory Passty, College of Science and Engineering, from Texas Southern University in the amount of $96,331.00 for the project HSI: Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance H-LSAMP Year 3 (03/01/21-02/28/22).

Timothy Bonner, Department of Biology, from Cardno, Inc. in the amount of $9,356.00 for the project CARDNO: Pier Installation on US83 Crossing at Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos (03/05/21-12/31/21).

Anthony Torres, Department of Engineering Technology, from Minnesota Department of Transportation in the amount of $100,000.00 for the project Enhanced Entrained Air Void System Characterization for Durable Highway Concrete (03/08/21-09/30/22).

FEBRUARY 2021

Timothy Bonner, Department of Biology, from Bio-West, Inc. a budget increase in the amount of $25,000.00 for the project Biological Monitoring in the Comal and San Marcos Spring Systems (01/01/14-12/15/21).

Soon-Jae Lee, Yoo Jae Kim and Hyunhwan Kim, Ingram School of Engineering, from Korea a budget increase in the amount of $34,200.00 for the project Development of Road Pavement Quality Management System Based on IoT Technology - Analysis of quality management of asphalt concrete pavement construction (04/30/19-12/31/21).

Noland Martin, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham (Ecolab) in the amount of $7,688.00 for the project Berberis Habitat Associations (01/01/21-12/31/21).

Jason Martina and Paula Williamson, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the amount of $99,292.00 for the project Habitat Assessment, Monitoring, and Landowner Outreach for Leavenworthia Texana and Physaria Pallida (01/25/21-12/31/23).

Keisuke Ikehata, Ingram School of Engineering, from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in the amount of $18,470.00 for the project New Application Survey of Water and Wastewater Treatment Using Ozonation (01/18/21-03/31/21).

Jelena Tesic, Department of Computer Science, from Mayachitra, Inc. in the amount of $99,993.00 for the project Object Cueing Using Biomimetic Approaches to Visual Information Processing (01/11/21-12/17/22).

Feng Wang and Xiaohua Luo, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $50,000.00 for the project I-Corps StarImage: Cost-effectiveness Improved Automated Pavement Condition Survey System (01/15/21-06/30/21).

Yoichi Miyahara, Department of Physics, from National Science Foundation in the amount of $82,521.00 for the project CAREER: Characterization of Quantum Dot Qubits by Scannable Mechanical Resonator (02/01/21-01/31/26).

Xijun Shi, Ingram School of Engineering, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the amount of $1,500.00 for the project HSI: Living Building Materials for Lunar and Martian Construction (01/08/21-01/07/22).

Christopher Serenari, Kristy Daniel and Elena Rubino, Department of Biology, from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the amount of $105,000.00 for the project Testing Communication Strategies to Increase Houston Toad Safe Harbor Agreement Enrollment (01/01/21-12/31/22).

Joseph Veech, Department of Biology, from U.S. Department of Interior in the amount of $50,655.00 for the project Fiscal Year 2020 Candidate Conservation Action Fund (01/01/21-09/30/22).

Hongchi Shi, Apan Qasem and Jill Seaman, Department of Computer Science, from Northeastern University in the amount of $60,000.00 for the project Data Collection and Analysis for Broadening Participation in Computing (01/12/21- 01/11/23).

Stan McClellan, Ingram School of Engineering, from Jacobs Technology in the amount of $115,320.00 for the project Texas State Jacobs Agreement (02/15/21- 02/11/22).

JANUARY 2021

Alice Olmstead, Department of Physics, from National Science Foundation a budget increase in the amount of $158,646.00 for the project Furthering the Work of STEM Undergraduate Transformation: Modeling Instructional Change Teams (01/01/20-12/31/22).

Farhad Ameri, Department of Engineering Technology, from National Institute of Stand’s a budget increase in the amount of $41,727.00 for the project Ontology Modeling and Data Integration for Agri-Food Supply Chain Traceability (10/01/20-09/30/21).

Martin Burtscher, Department of Computer Science, from University of Texas at Austin in the amount of $30,388.00 for the project Exascale Predictive Simulation of Inductively Coupled Plasma Torches (9/30/20-09/29/21).

Timothy Bonner, Department of Biology, from Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in the amount of $499,999.00 for the project Range-wide Survey for Louisiana Pigtoe Pleurobema Riddellii and Texas Heelsplitter Potamilus Amphichaenus (12/21/20-05/31/23).

Feng Wang, John Schemmel and Xiaohua Luo, Ingram School of Engineering, from U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration in the amount of $10,000.00 for the project Administration of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition at Texas State University (11/30/20-08/31/21).

Sarah Fritts and Rebekah Rylander, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham in the amount of $6,627.00 for the project Sociality of the Black-Crested Titmouse (Baeolophus Atricristatus) in the Texas Hill Country: An Examination Across Counties (01/13/21-12/31/21).

Sarah Fritts Department of Biology, from Bowman Consulting Group in the amount of $31,382.00 for the project Comparing Thermal Imaging Cameras to Acoustic Detectors for Pre-construction Bat Risk Assessments (01/14/21-01/13/23).

Caitlin Gabor, Department of Biology, from Braun & Gresham in the amount of $9,872.00 for project The Relationship Between Land Use Conversion, Stress, and Diversity with Focus on Fish and Amphibians (01/14/21-12/31/21).