2011 JDRD Awards

In 2011 the Science Alliance funded eight new and six second-year JDRD projects.

First-year Projects

The following individuals received first-year JDRD funding in 2011.

Gajanan Bhat, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Monolayer Polymeric Coatings to Enhance the Performance and Service Life of Membranes for High Temperature Biomass Pretreatment (Nanoporous Inorganic Membranes for Selective Separations in High Temperature Flow-through Recycle Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass, Ramesh Bhave)

Qing Cao, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Distributed Computational Framework for Massive Heterogeneous Data Fusion A Location-Centric Approach (Distributed Computational Framework for Massive Heterogeneous Data Fusion, James Horey)

Shane Foister, Department of Chemistry

Catalytic Degradation of Lignin to Low Molecular Weight Organics (Biomass Production and Conversion for Energy and Materials, Wei Wang and Tommy Phelps)

Jens Gregor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Iterative Image Reconstruction for Neutron Tomography (Neutron imaging of fluids within plant?soil?groundwater systems, Hassina Z. Bilheux)

Lee Han, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Distributed Computation Framework for Faster-than-Real-Time Microscopic Traffic Simulation (Distributed Computational Framework for Massive Heterogeneous Data Fusion, James Horey)

Qiang He, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Lignocellulose Bioconversion in Anaerobic Digestion as a Unique Model (Harnessing Nitrogen and Sulfur Cycles to Develop Microbial Consortia for Consolidated Bioprocessing, David Graham)

David Jenkins, Department of Chemistry

Well-defined Tetra-carbene Complexes for Metal Deposition in Zeolites for Catalytic Alcohol Production (Novel Zeolitic Carbon Support for Catalytic Bioethanol Production, De-en Jiang)

Shih-Lung Shaw, Department of Geography

Integration of Space-Time GIS with Climate Informatics for Climate Change Research (Enhancing Climate Impact Integrated Assessment for Water through Climate Informatics, W. C. Lenhardt)

 Second-year Projects

The following individuals received first-year JDRD funding in 2010.

Paul Crilly and Seddik Djouadi, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Integrated Navigation Systems for GPS-Denied Environments (Integrated Navigation System for GPS-Denied Environments, Stephen Fulton Smith)

Joshua Fu, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Downscaling of Global Chemistry and Climate Predictions: Regional Analysis and Local Impacts (Real-Time Simulation of Power Grid Disruptions, Steven Fernandez)

Ivan Maldonado, Department of Nuclear Engineering

Revolutionary Radiation Transport for Next-Generation Predictive Multi-Physics Modeling and Simulation (Revolutionary Radiation Transport for Next-Generation Predictive Multi-Physics Modeling and Simulation, John C Wagner)

Stephen Paddison, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Ab initio Studies of Li+Mobility in Solid Electrolytes and their Interfaces (Tough electrolytes for batteries – Composites inspired by nature, Nancy Dudney)

Edmund Perfect, Department of Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Neutron Imaging of Fluids in Rocks and Soils (Neutron Imaging of Fluids Within Plant-Soil-Groundwater Systems, Hassina Z Bilheux

Mingjun Zhang, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering

A Nature-derived Nanoparticle and Nanofiber-based Scaffold for Enhancing Chemical Detection and Imaging (Standoff Detection and Imaging of Chemicals, Ali Passian)