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 $498,301
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 Comp Eng. & Comp Sci 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

* Based on guaranteed funding.  Actual award amount may be larger.