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Recent Research Awards Earned by College of Science and Engineering Faculty (Since July 1, 2020)

Biological Sciences  

Joshua Grinath
RAPID: Ecological Memories and Theory-guided Recovery of Post-fire Steppe
National Science Foundation
$199,998

Joshua Grinath
Achieving Multi-Purpose Roadside Vegetation: Reducing Weed Invasion and Fire Risk While Enhancing Pollinator Habitat
Idaho Transportation Department
$105,105 

Ken Aho
Bat White-Nose Syndrome Monitoring
US Department of the Interior
$31,200

Kathleen Lohse
Collaborative Research: Network Cluster: Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry in the Critical Zone
National Science Foundation
$483,083 

Bruce Finney
Hydroclimatic History of South-central Alaska
US Department of the Interior
$9,999

Rebecca Hale
Collaborative Research Scales and Drivers of Variability in Dissolved Organic Carbon Across Diverse Urban Watersheds
National Science Foundation
$934,991

Keith Reinhardt
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Quantifying the Amount and Functional Significance of Stem-stored Water in Trees
National Science Foundation
$476,566

 

 

Chemistry

Rene Rodriguez
Synthesis, Characterization, and Testing of Catalysts
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC
$9,649

Caryn Evilia
INL-ISU Collaboration LDRD: Improving the Stability and Durability of Aptamer Based Smart-Materials Using Extremophiles. (additional funds)
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC
$59,668

Andrew Holland
MRI: Acquisition of a 400-MHz NMR Spectrometer at Idaho State University
National Science Foundation
$329,085

 

 

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mustafa Mashal
Bulk Storage of Hydrogen
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC
$7,000

Mustafa Mashal
Laboratory Operations Supervisor Academy (LOSA) Pilot Program at Idaho State University
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC
$13,950

 

 

Computer Science

Leslie Kerby
Develop an Effective Artificial Intelligence-based Battery Diagnostic Platform
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC
$11,999

Paul Bodily
AER R-43127 Proposal: Automating Predictive Maintenance for Energy Efficiency via Machine Learning and IoT Sensors
Avista Corporation
$82,112

 

 

Geosciences 

Donna Delparte
Field Trials for an Automated Early-season Potato Virus Y (PVY) Detection System
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
$97,803 

Glenn Thackray
CAMS Sample Analysis
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
$75,000

Sarah Godsey
RII Track-2 FEC: Aquatic Intermittency Effects on Microbiomes in Streams (AIMS) 
National Science Foundation
$1,370,907

Ben Crosby
Collaborative Proposal: GOLD-EN EAGER: Promoting Diverse and Inclusive Leadership in the Geosciences
National Science Foundation
$35,000

Donna Delparte
StateView Program Development and Operations for the State of Idaho
AmericaView
$23,500

Donna Delparte
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Mapping and Monitor of Golden Eagles and Their Habitat Associated with the NCA/OC
Department of Defense
$198,991

Sarah Godsey
Pocatello Source Water Protection Grant 
City of Pocatello
$10,000

 

 

Mechanical Engineering

Marco Schoen
Additive Manufacturing Control Infrastructure
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC
$19,715

Marco Schoen
New Materials and an Efficient Processing Approach for Materials for Harsh Environments - Advanced fabrication and Joining of High-Performance Materials
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC
$92,085

 

 

Nuclear Engineering

Chad Pope
Real-time Simulation and Digital Twins
Studsvik Scandpower, Inc.
$48,505 

Richard Schultz
Characterization of Plenum to Plenum Natural Circulation flows in a High-Temperature Gas Reactor (HTGR)
Department of Energy
$60,000

Daniel LaBrier
Informative Design of High-Temperature Metal Hydride Moderators in Microreactors
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC
$25,853

Chad Pope
Idaho State University Support of CAES Nuclear Safeguards and Security Certificate
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC
$9,980 

Chad Pope
Light Water Reactor Sustainability
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC
$89,965

Amir Ali
A New Control Rod Drive Mechanism Design for ISU GN-201M Reactor
US Department of Energy
$41,734 

 

 

Physics

Dustin McNulty
Precision Electroweak Probes of Neutron-rich Matter and BSM Physics
National Science Foundation
$539,000

 

2021 CAES Summer Visiting Faculty Program

Mostafa Fouda - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic Initiative
5G Security through Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)


Andrew Chrysler - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic Initiative
5G Security through Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)


Mustafa Mashal - Department of Civil Engineering 
Dan LaBrier - Department of Nuclear Engineering, Polytechnic Initiative
Innovation in Fission Battery Development and Deployment


 

CAES Collaboration Program Development Funds Recipients

Amir Ali - Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics
Nuclear Microreactor Heat Pipe Modeling and Simulation Database


Mustafa Mashal - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bruce Savage - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rene Rodriguez - Department of Chemistry
Kavita Sharma - Department of Chemistry, Idaho National Laboratory
Bulk Storage of Hydrogen Energy


Mustafa Mashal - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Radiological Dispersal Device Training


Leslie Kerby - Department of Computer Science
Randomized Computing for Multiphysics Modeling and Simulations