Research Awards 2020

Awards for Fiscal Year 2020

Our faculty and staff have been doing exciting work in the fields of engineering.  This includes winning extramural funding for research and scholarly activities.  Below is a list of our successes since July 2019.  For more detailed information on research and innovation at the JB Speed School of Engineering, please visit our Research Productivity site or contact 

Investigator Role Department Sponsor Title Amount
Li, Zhixia PI Civil & Environmental Eng National Academy of Science A Real-Time, Proactive Intersection Safety Monitoring and Visualization System Based on Radar Sensor Data $137,000
Steinbach Rankins, Jill PI Bio-Engineering National Institutes of Health Understanding the Host-Microtiome-Therapeutic Triad: Implications for Designing Alternative Intravaginal Delivery Platforms to Treat Bacterial Vaginosis $2,544,889
Sharon, Jessica CO-I Bio-Engineering Ky. Economic Development Cabinet LEAP – Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership $975,000
Gentili, Monica PI Industrial Engineering Starboard Corp. Network Design Algorithm Development $1,656
McGinley, Mark PI Civil & Environmental Eng The Regents of the Univ of California Smart Manufacturing of Cement $251,909
  • Druffel, Thad
CO-I Conn Center
  • Farag, Aly
CO-I Elec & Computer Eng
  • McIntyre, Michael
CO-I Elec & Computer Eng
  • Sunkara, Mahendra
CO-I Chemical Engineering
Park, Juw Won CO-I  Computer Sci Eng University of Tennessee In vitro evaluation and characterization of novel lead therarpeutic candidates for encephalitic alphavirus treatment $530,271
Druffel, Thad PI Conn Center U.S. Dept. of Energy Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Continuous Perovskite Modules $849,216
  • Amos, Delaina
CO-I Chemical Engineering
Gupta, Gautam PI Chemical Engineering Electric Power Research Institute Encapsulated Heavy Metal Contained Wastewater Using Sol Gel Process Studies $52,075
Roussel, Thomas CO-I Bio-Engineering Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society Development of a 3D Printed Microfluidic Manifold to Extract Plasma from Whole Blood $1,000
Robinson, Brian PI Engineering Fundamentals The National Science Foundation Reinvigorating Energy Teaching (RET) via Research with Engineerstd> $599,181
  • Druffel, Thad
CO-I Conn Center
  • Ghasemi Fare, Omid
CO-I Civil & Environmental Eng
  • McGinley, Mark
CO-I Civil & Environmental Eng
  • Wang, Hui
CO-I Mechanical Engineering
Lian, Yongsheng PI Mechanical Engineering National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: A Fundamental Study on Supercooled Large Droplets: Impacting, Splashing, Surface Water Dynamics and Ice Accretion $214,190
Richards, Christopher PI Mechanical Engineering University of Kentucky Res. Fdn. NASA KY EPSCoR: Stability Analysis and Synthesis of an Adaptive Control System with Anti-Windup Compensation for Flexible Spacecraft $108,143
Rockaway, Thomas PI Civil & Environmental Eng Metropolitan Sewer District FY20 Performance Assessment> $422,650
  • Kazemi, Hamidreza
CO-I Ctr for Infrastructure Res
  • Rivard, Joshua
CO-I Ctr for Infrastructure Res
Popa, Dan PI Elec & Computer Eng University of Kentucky Res. Fdn. NSF EPSCoR: RII Track-1: Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Enhanced Robotics and Structures> $927,936
  • Alphenaar, Bruce
CO-I Elec & Computer Eng
  • Altiparmak, Nihat
CO-I Comp Eng. & Comp Sci.
  • Bertocci, Gina
CO-I Bio-Engineering
  • Kate, Kunal
CO-I Mechanical Engineering
  • Naber, John
CO-I Elec & Computer Eng
  • Nasraoui, Olfa
CO-I Computer Sci Eng
  • Roussel, Thomas
CO-I Bio-Engineering
  • Welch, Karla
CO-I Elec & Computer Eng