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Research Grants Awarded: College of Engineering and Natural Sciences

The following research grants and contracts have been awarded to the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

December 2016

Southwest Region Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
Sponsored by: University of Texas-San Antonio, Department of Homeland Security
Awarded to: Tandy Professor of Bioinformatics Computational Biology John Hale, Research Network Manager Andrew Kongs
Award total: $10,000

“High Efficiency Flexible Dilute Nitrides Solar Cells for Space Applications”
Sponsored by: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Awarded to: Associate Professor of Physics Parameswar Hari
Award total: $6,600

“High Efficiency Flexible Dilute Nitrides Solar Cells for Space Applications”
Sponsored by: University of Oklahoma, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Awarded to: Associate Professor of Physics Parameswar Hari
Award total: $33,000

“Processing and Stress Effects on Stress Corrosion Cracking of High Strength Aluminum Alloys”
Sponsored by: Ford Motor Company
Awarded to: Professor of Mechanical Engineering John Henshaw
Award total: $28,680

“Summer Engineering Academy at The University of Tulsa”
Sponsored by: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education”
Awarded to: Professor of Electrical Engineering Peter LoPresti, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Michael Keller, Instructor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Jeffrey Kohlbeck, Assistant Professor of Education Peggy Lisenbee
Award total: $7,950

“Tulsa University Petroleum Reservoir Exploitation Projects (TUPREP) 2017”
Sponsored by: Private entities
Awarded to: Research Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Mathematics
Award total: $32,000

“Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects (TUFFP) 2017”
Sponsored by: Private entities
Awarded to: F.H. “Mick” Merelli/Cimarex Energy Professor of Petroleum Engineering Cem Sarica, Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering Eduardo Pereyra
Award total: $360,000

“Tulsa University Separation Technology Projects (TUSTP) 2016-17”
Sponsored by: Private entities
Awarded to: Floyd M. Stevenson Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering Ovadia Shoham, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Ram Mohan
Award total: $150,000

“TU Future Reservoir Simulation Systems & Technology Consortium (TU FuRSST) 2017”
Sponsored by: Private entities
Awarded to: Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering Rami Younis
Award total: $100,000

November 2016

“Student Research Experience in Heavy Vehicle Cyber Assurance”
Sponsored by: National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc.
Awarded to: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jeremy Daily
Award total: $4,900

“Embedding Verification Awareness in Self-Repairing Systems”
Sponsored by: DOD – Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Awarded to: Tandy Professor of Computer Science Engineering Rose Gamble
Award total: $46,000

“Gas Storage Field Development – Phase II”
Sponsored by: ONEOK, Inc.
Awarded to: Williams Professor of Petroleum Engineering Mohan Kelkar
Award total: $76,860

“Patch and Full-Encirclement Repairs for Through-Wall Defects”
Sponsored by: U.S. DOT – Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Awarded to: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Michael Keller
Award total: $8,799

“Tulsa University Drilling Research Projects 2016-2017”
Sponsored by: Private entities
Awarded to: Jonathan B. Detwiler Professor of Petroleum Engineering Stefan Miska, Professor of Chemistry Nicholas Takach, Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering Mengjiao Yu, Wellspring Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering Evren Ozbayoglu
Award total: $60,000

“RetroSol: Retrofitting CSP for Enhanced Power Output”
Sponsored by: Department of Energy
Awarded to: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Todd Otanicar, Associate Professor of Physics Parameswar Harikumar, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Kenneth Roberts, Research Scientist in Solar Energy Matthew Orosz
Award total: $694,856

“Tulsa University Petroleum Reservoir Exploitation Projects (TUPREP) 2017”
Sponsored by: Private entities
Awarded to: Research Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Mathematics Albert Reynolds
Award total: $128,000

“Tulsa University Horizontal Well Artificial Lift Project (TUHWALP) 2016-2017”
Sponsored by: Private entities
Awarded to: “F.H. “Mick” Merelli/Cimarex Energy Professor of Petroleum Engineering Cem Sarica, Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering Eduardo Pereyra
Award total: $75,000

“Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects (TUFFP) 2017”
Sponsored by: Private entities
Awarded to: “F.H. “Mick” Merelli/Cimarex Energy Professor of Petroleum Engineering Cem Sarica, Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering Eduardo Pereyra
Award total: $240,000

“The Impact of Ventilation and Cleaning on the Indoor Microbiology of the Built Environment in Tribal Homes”
Sponsored by: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Awarded to: Indoor Air Program Director Richard Shaughnessy (chemical engineering)
Award total: $35,867

“Research to Practice: Translating the Science of the Microbiology of the Built Environment Program”
Sponsored by: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Awarded to: Indoor Air Program Director Richard Shaughnessy (chemical engineering)
Award total: $99,960

“Development, Calibration, and Validation of a Simple Tool for Guiding Mold Inspection and Remediation in U.S. Homes”
Sponsored by: EMSL Analytical, Inc.
Awarded to: Indoor Air Program Director Richard Shaughnessy (chemical engineering)
Award total: $28,800

“Development, Calibration, and Validation of a Simple Tool for Guiding Mold Inspection and Remediation in U.S. Homes”
Sponsored by: Mickey Lee Consulting LLC
Awarded to: Indoor Air Program Director Richard Shaughnessy (chemical engineering)
Award total: $2,100

“Development, Calibration, and Validation of a Simple Tool for Guiding Mold Inspection and Remediation in U.S. Homes”
Sponsored by: Camroden Associates
Awarded to: Indoor Air Program Director Richard Shaughnessy (chemical engineering)
Award total: $3,300

“Development, Calibration, and Validation of a Simple Tool for Guiding Mold Inspection and Remediation in U.S. Homes”
Sponsored by: Martin Taubel
Awarded to: Indoor Air Program Director Richard Shaughnessy (chemical engineering)
Award total: $432

“Development, Calibration, and Validation of a Simple Tool for Guiding Mold Inspection and Remediation in U.S. Homes”
Sponsored by: Mason-Grant Consulting
Awarded to: Indoor Air Program Director Richard Shaughnessy (chemical engineering)
Award total: $900

“Development, Calibration, and Validation of a Simple Tool for Guiding Mold Inspection and Remediation in U.S. Homes”
Sponsored by: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Awarded to: Indoor Air Program Director Richard Shaughnessy (chemical engineering)
Award total: $125,264

“University of Tulsa Coiled Tubing Mechanics Research Consortium (TUCTMRC) 2017”
Sponsored by: Private entities
Awarded to: Frank W. Murphy Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering Steven Tipton
Award total: $60,000

“Tulsa University Artificial Lift Projects (TUALP) 2016”
Sponsored by: Private entities
Awarded to: Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering Holden Zhang
Award total: $60,000

“Tulsa University Artificial Lift Projects (TUALP) 2017”
Sponsored by: Private entities
Awarded to: Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering Holden Zhang
Award total: $420,000

October 2016

“Using Environmental DNA to Delineate the Distribution of the Ouachita Streambed Salamander”
Sponsored by: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, USDI – Fish and Wildlife Services
Awarded to: Associate Professor of Biological Science Ron Bonett
Award total: $23,707

“Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Cohort V”
Sponsored by: Oklahoma State University, National Science Foundation
Awarded to: Professor of Computer Science & Mathematics Julio Diaz, Senior Instructor Amy Schachle
Award total: $30,000

“Extracting the Photonic Spectrum for the Long Range Exploration of Space: A Hybrid Photovoltaic Photon Upconversion and Biological System for Energy Production and Life Support”
Sponsored by: The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Awarded to: Associate Professor of Physics Parameswar Hari, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Kenneth Roberts, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Todd Otanicar, Wellspring Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Tyler Johannes
Award total: $40,000

“Electromagnetic Strategies for Locatable Plastic Pipe”
Sponsored by: The U.S. DOT – Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Awarded to: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Michael Keller, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Award total: $2,932

“Wall Break-Through in Composite Repaired Defects”
Sponsored by: U.S. DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Awarded to: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Michael Keller, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Brenton McLaury
Award total: $2,090

“Molecular Mechanisms and Genetics of Autoimmunity COBRE”
Sponsored by: the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, DHHS – National Institutes of Health
Awarded to: Associate Professor of Computer Science Brett McKinney
Award total: $38,927

“Feasibility Study of Fiber Optics Utilization in Multiphase Flow and Paraffin Deposition”
Sponsored by: Total
Awarded to: F.H. “Mick” Merelli/Cimarex Energy Professor of Petroleum Engineering Cem Sarica, Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Research Assistant Professor Nagu Daraboina
Award total: $45,000

“Scaling Up Nanomanufacturing Processes for Nanostructured Li-lon Battery Systems”
Sponsored by: Frontier Electronic Systems Corp, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology
Awarded to: Professor of Chemistry Dale Teeters
Award total: $45,483