In 2012 the Science Alliance funded eight new and four second-year JDRD projects.
The following individuals received first-year JDRD funding
Incorporating microbial dynamics that alter soil C fluxes into terrestrial C cycle models (Incorporating molecular-scale mechanisms stabilizing soil organic C into terrestrial C cycle models, Melanie Mayes, ORNL Environmental Sciences Division)
Triazole and Tetrazole Linkers for Covalent Organic Frameworks for Carbon Dioxide Capture (Novel Covalent Organic Frameworks with Tailored Carbon Capture Functionality, Radu Custelcean, ORNL Chemical Sciences Division)
Lignin-based High Performance Li-Ion Anode Materials Synthesized from Low-Cost Renewable Resources (Lignin-based High-Performance Li-Ion Anode Materials Synthesized from Low-Cost Renewable Resources, Orlando Rios, ORNL Materials Science and Technology Division)
Ferroelectric instabilities in thermoelectric materials (Improving energy efficiency in thermoelectric materials by integrating neutron scattering with supercomputing and modeling, Oliver Delaire, ORNL Materials Science and Technology Division)
Wireless Communication Network Design for Flow Control in Microgrid (Power Flow Control Using Distributed Saturable Reactors, Aleksandar D. Dimitrovski, ORNL Energy and Transportation Science Division)
Coupled Simulation of Hydrologic Processes and Terrestrial Ecosystem and Climate Feedbacks: Inclusion of Soil Freezing/Thawing and Upscaling Modules in PFLOTRAN (Coupled Simulation of Surface-Subsurface Hydrologic Processes and Ecosystem and Climate Feedbacks: From Arctic Landscapes to the Continental U.S., Richard Mills, ORNL Computer Science and Mathematics Division)
Redesigning yeast metabolism for optimal biodiesel production from biomass (Synthetic metabolic pathways for bioconversion of lignin and biomass inhibitors, Adam Guss, ORNL Biosciences Division)
High-throughput transcriptomics to secure ecosystem health in freshwater systems (High-Throughput Transcriptomics for Microbial Bioforensic Analysis, Loren Hauser, ORNL Biosciences Division)
The following individuals received JDRD funding in 2011.
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)
Distributed Computational Framework for Massive Heterogeneous Data Fusion A Location-Centric Approach (Distributed Computational Framework for Massive Heterogeneous Data Fusion, James Horey)
Distributed Computation Framework for Faster-than-Real-Time Microscopic Traffic Simulation (Distributed Computational Framework for Massive Heterogeneous Data Fusion, James Horey)
Lignocellulose Bioconversion in Anaerobic Digestion as a Unique Model (Harnessing Nitrogen and Sulfur Cycles to Develop Microbial Consortia for Consolidated Bioprocessing, David Graham)