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Knoxville-Area National Science Foundation Grants Ranked by Amount Awarded to Date
Rank
'15
Title
Organization
Phone
Website
Awarded to date
Award type
Start-end date
Description
Program manager
Principal investigator
Investigators
1A National Institute for Computational Sciences to Provide Leading-Edge Computational Support for Breakthrough Science and Engineering Research
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$81,546,905
Cooperative agreement
Oct 1, '07-Sep 30, '15
In partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT will operate a sequence of high-performance computational resources on behalf of the science and engineering research community
Robert Chadduck
Thomas Zacharia
2Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage using Outreach, Research and Education (TN-SCORE)
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$20,000,000
Cooperative agreement
Aug 15, '10-Jul 31, '15
Focuses on energy research & education in the areas of solar capture and conversion, fuel cells, batteries, nanostructures & nanomaterials for enhancing energy efficiency. Involves nine geographically distributed colleges & universities in Tennessee and strengthens collaborations between academic institutions and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Kelvin Chu
David Millhorn
John Hopkins
Thomas Zawodzinski
Gregory Sedrick
Barry Bruce
Sandra Rosenthal
3NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$15,474,061
Cooperative agreement
Aug 15, '11-Jul 31, '18
Develop transforming technologies to address the needs of an aging power grid infrastructure to allow reliable operation of the electric transmission infrastructure over vast distances and over multiple time scales
Carmina Londono
Kevin Tomsovic
Gregory Murphy
Ali Abur
Joe Chow
Yilu Liu
4NIMBioS: National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$8,000,000
Cooperative agreement
Sep 1, '13-Aug 31, '18
Establishes a center to foster research & education at the interface of mathematical and biological sciences to address fundamental and applied biological questions while advancing mathematical sciences and fostering development of transdisciplinary researchers
Samuel M. Scheiner
Colleen Jonsson
Louis Gross
5IRNC: ProNet: GLORIAD
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$5,604,251
Cooperative agreement
Aug 1, '10-Jul 31, '15
Provide cyberinfrastructure development and encourage scientific collaboration in cooperative partnership between the U.S., Russia, Korea, China, the Netherlands, the Nordic countries, Canada, Hong Kong, and developing new partnerships with Egypt, India, Singapore, and Vietnam
Kevin L. Thompson
Greg Cole
Jun Li
Jerome Sobieski
Dongkyun Kim
Donald Riley
6TEACH/Here
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$2,441,769
Continuing grant
Sep 1, '10-Aug 31, '16
Partnership between UT, the Public Education Foundation, Knox Co. Schools, Hamilton Co. Schools for recruiting and training exceptional & effective mathematics and science teachers through an alternative pathway to teach in the districts' high-need schools
Keith Sverdrup
Susan Benner
Daniel Challener
Stuart Elston
7Research and Instructional Strategies for Engineering Retention - RISER
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$2,000,000
Continuing grant
Jul 1, '11-Jun 30, '16
Program of interventions designed to increase the first-to-second-year retention rate of two at-risk, first-year engineering student populations: those that do not qualify for the first-year engineering fundamentals due to low scores on the ACT math test and on the institution's math placement test, and women in the honors program
Amy Chan Hilton
Claudia Rawn
Veerle Keppens
Christopher Pionke
Margaret Russell
Richard Bennett
8Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Genetic, Phylogenetic, and Functional Microbial Diversity in Permanently Frozen Aquatic Sediments Over Geological Time
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$1,551,143
Standard grant
Aug 15, '14-Jul 31, '19
A study of microbial communities in Siberian permafrost, the oldest known permafrost sediments in the Northern Hemisphere, to determine how biological communities respond to large changes in the environment
Douglas Levey
Tatiana Vishnivetskaya
Karen Lloyd
Susan Pfiffner
Alice Layton
Benjamin Fitzpatrick
9MRI: Development of and Broad-Based Materials Research with the Next Generation Nanomechanical Testing Laboratory
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$1,542,631
Standard grant
Aug 15, '14-Jul 31, '19
A team of research partners from nine academic institutions and a national laboratory are developing the next generation nanomechanical testing laboratory and using it to advance fundamental understanding of materials for applications such as advanced batteries, welding, micro-electro-mechanical systems, additive manufacturing, protective ceramic coatings, space power systems, and two-dimensional sheet structures
Charles E. Bouldin
George Pharr
Erik Herbert
Warren Oliver
10SI2-SSI: Collaborative Research: Sustained Innovation for Linear Algebra Software (SILAS)
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$1,377,955
Continuing grant
Oct 1, '13-Sep 30, '16
Updates two of the most widely used numerical libraries in the history of Computational Science and Engineering, LAPACK and ScaLAPACK, enhancing them and making them more resistant to failure for future innovations in processor architecture and system design
Daniel Katze
Jack Dongarra
11Noyce Professional Development for Future STEM Educators at UTK
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$1,196,592
Standard grant
Sep 1, '11-Aug 31, '16
Partnership between UT, Knoxville's VolsTeach four-year, two-career paths program, the National Institute for Math and Biological Synthesis, Anderson Co. Schools, Roane Co. Schools and Knox Co. Schools designed to improve teacher quality in STEM disciplines in high-need schools
Terry S. Woodin
Susan Riechert
Susan Benner
12Beacon: A Strategic Path to Scientific Discovery Enabled by the Intel MIC Architecture
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$1,058,230
Standard grant
Apr 15, '12-Mar 31, '15
Funds a program at UT for operating an experimental cluster equipped with Intel MIC co-processors, which allow for parallel processing, and to coordinate an associated research program in collaboration with other institutions to determine the effectiveness of this processing architecture when applied to the fields of computer science, quantum chromodynamics, plasma physics, nanoelectronics, astrophysics, chemistry and biology
Thomas F. Russell
Robert Brook
Homayoun Karimabadi
Patricia Kovatch
Robert Harrison
Jack Dongarra
TOTAL$141,793,537

Source: National Science Foundation website; active grants in 2014. Information obtained on Jan. 26, 2015. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.
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