Seed for Success Awards - October 20, 2009

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2009 Seed for Success Awards

The Seed for Success Award is given in recognition of the accomplishments of single investigators and teams of investigators for their efforts in obtaining a $1 million dollar or more research grant. This year, an award dinner was held on October 20, 2009, to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Purdue’s research community.

Among the 196 investigators recognized for their accomplishments during fiscal year 2009, sixty-nine were first-time principal investigators or co-investigators who had received a $1 million dollar or more research grant. Each first-time recipient was presented with a personally engraved bronze acorn award.

A complete list of the awardees, project titles, sponsors and funding follows. A link to a slide presentation list of awards with brief descriptions can be accessed at: 2009 Seed for Success Awards  

List of 2009 Seed for Success Awards

Foods and Nutrition Program 2009
Angela R. Abbott; Karen L. Zotz
from Indiana Family and Social Services Administration/U.S. Department of Agriculture
$4,449,258
Department and Testing of Innovative Health Management Tools for Damage Detection, Evaluation, and Repair of the CH-53K Composite Rotor Blades and Structure.
Douglas E. Adams; James M. Caruthers, Weinong W. Chen,Charles M. Krousgrill, Peter H. Meckl, R. Byron Pipes, Farshid Sadeghi, Thomas H. Siegmund, Ron Sterkenburg, Chin-Teh Sun, Jeffrey P. Youngblood
from CACI International Inc/Naval Sea Systems Command/Naval Service Warfare Center Crane
$2,210,285
A Low-cost, High-yield Process for the Direct Production of Higher Energy Density Liquid Fuel from Biomass
Rakesh Agrawal; W. Nicholas Delgass, Fabio H. Ribeiro
from U.S. Department of Energy
$1,672,989
A Framework for Managing the Assured Information Sharing Lifecycle
Elisa Bertino; Chris Clifton, Ninghui Li, Eugene H. Spafford
from Air Force Office of Scientific Research; University of Maryland
$1,500,000
Facility Support: The Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory
Marc W. Caffee; Darryl E. Granger, Paul F. Muzikar
from National Science Foundation
$1,978,583
Translational Genomics for the Improvement of Switchgrass
Nicholas C. Carpita; Maureen C. McCann
from U.S. Department of Energy
$1,396,933
Integrated Lightweight C4ISR Electronics Shelter
James M. Caruthers; William J. Chappell, Weinong W. Chen,R. Byron Pipes, You-Yeon Won,
from Department of Army; Aeronautical Radio, Inc.
$1,123,153
Assembly of a Lignin Modification Toolbox
Clinton C. Chapple; Alan M. Friedman
from Stanford University/ Global Climate Energy Project
$1,930,603
Low Temperature Plasma Coupled to Portable Mass Spectrometry for Homeland Security
R. Graham Cooks
from U.S. Department of Homeland Security
$1,133,120
Indiana University School of Medicine-Lafayette on the Campus of Purdue University
Gordon L. Coppoc
from Indiana University, School of Medicine
$1,742,884
ADVANCE: Purdue Center for Faculty Success
France A. Córdova; Barbara S. Clark, Klod Kokini, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Valentine M. Moghadam, Alice L. Pawley, Dorothy A. Reed, Chris L. Sahley
from National Science Foundation
$3,925,626
Problems in Membrane Protein Crystallography: Hetero-Oligomeric Cytochrome b6f
William A. Cramer
from Public Health Service- National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Science
$1,341,280
R&D Quality Cyber-Enabled, Engineering Education Professional Development to Support Teacher Change & Student Achievement (E2PD)
Heidi A. Diefes-Dux; Sean Brophy, Brenda M. Capobianco, Monica E. Cardella, Teri Reed-Rhoads, Johannes Strobel
from National Science Foundation
$2,999,450
VACCINE : Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments
David S. Ebert; Chris Clifton, Mireille Boutin, William S. Cleveland, Timothy F. Collins, Edward J. Delp, Ahmed K. Elmagarmid, Niklas E. Elmqvist, Mourad Ouzzani
from U.S. Department of Homeland Security
$15,000,000
Development Studies of the Inner Ear
Rakesh Agrawal; W. Nicholas Delgass, Fabio H. Ribeiro
Donna M. Fekete
from Public Health Service-National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
$1,900,452
National AgrAbility Project
William E. Field
from Cooperative State Research Services/U.S. Department of Agriculture
$2,199,375
Intestinal Calcium Absorption: Molecular Mechanism
James C. Fleet
from Public Health Service- National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
$1,620,000
Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program for 2008 and 2009
John E. Haddock
from U.S. Department of Transportation;Indiana Department of Transportation
$1,137,500 (2008); $1,183,000 (2009)
Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning (INSPIRE)
Kamyar Haghighi
from S. D. Bechtel, Jr.
$1,000,000
Supporting and Enhancing Interns for Indiana: A Sustaining Grant Proposal from the Lilly Endowment
Jonathan M. Harbor; Wilella D. Burgess, Nathalie Duval-Couetil, Victor L. Lechtenberg
from Lilly Endowment, Inc.
$1,750,000
Integrated Prediction and Benchmarking of Material Damage and Lifetime Analysis during Major Plasma Instabilities in Fusion Devices
Ahmed Hassanein; Valeryi Sizyuk
from U.S. Department of Energy
$1,500,000
Supersonic Business Jet Years 3 and 4
Stephan D. Heister; Gregory A. Blaisdell, William A. Crossley, Nicole L. Key, Anastasios S. Lyrintzis, Charles L. Merkle, Scott E. Meyer, John P. Sullivan
from Rolls-Royce Corporation
$1,625,000
Spray and Combustion of Gelled Hypergolic Propellants
France A. Córdova; Barbara S. Clark, Klod Kokini, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Valentine M. Moghadam, Stephen D. Heister; William E. Anderson, Osvaldo H. Campanella, Marcelo A. Carignano, Carlos M. Corvalan, Robert P. Lucht, Charles L. Merkle, Timothée I. Pourpoint, Paul E. Sojka, Steven F. Son
from Army Research Office
$1,250,000
Micrometer Scale IOP Sensor for Glaucoma Research in Mice
Pedro Irazoqui
from Howard Hughes Medical Institute
$1,426,179
Soymap II: Leveraging Untapped Genetic Diversity in Soybean
Scott A. Jackson; Jianxin Ma
from National Science Foundation
$8,947,932
Mutant-Assisted Exploration of Natural Variation Underlying R Gene-Mediated Immunity in Maize
Gurmukh S. Johal; Clifford F. Weil
from National Science Foundation
$3,979,901
Kras-Induced Cellular Plasticity in Pancreatic Cancer
Stephen F. Konieczny
from Public Health Service-National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
$1,563,935
Input Sources of Grammatical Defi cits in Specific Language Impairment
Laurence B. Leonard
from Public Health Service- National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
$2,449,114
Improved Detection Techniques for Foodborne Pathogens
Richard H. Linton
from U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research
$1,505,692
Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program
Annette L. Litster; Andrea C. Kerr, Andrew U. Luescher, George E. Moore
from Maddie’s Fund
$1,171,334
Rapid and Accurate Pathogen Identification/Detection (RAPID) Program
Philip S. Low; Yeong E. Kim, Ronald G. Reifenberger, Alexander Wei
from U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command
$1,097,357
Studies of Erythrocyte Membrane Structure
Philip S. Low
from Public Health Service- National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Science
$2,384,411
International Sorghum and Millet Mali Associate Award-Transfer for Sorghum and Millet Production, Processing and Marketing
James M. Lowenberg-DeBoer; Bruce R. Hamaker, John H. Sanders, Mitchell R. Tuinstra
from University of Nebraska; Agency for International Development
$1,000,001
Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Mark S. Lundstrom; George B. Adams, Gerhard Klimeck, Michael J. McLennan, Alejandro H. Strachan
from National Science Foundation
$3,648,333
Operation Diploma
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
from Lilly Endowment, Inc.
$5,800,000
Pre-Ingestive Influences on Solid and Fluid Food Intake in Lean and Obese Adults
Richard D. Mattes; Mario Ferruzzi, George P. McCabe
from Public Health Service-National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
$2,279,448
Northwest Indiana Computational Grid: Joint Project at the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University-West Lafayette and Purdue University-Calumet
William G. McCartney; John P. Campbell, Frank Cervone, Christoph M. Hoffmann, Z. George Hong, Ralph V. Rogers
from U.S. Department of Energy-Economic Recovery-Nuclear Energy
$4,910,156
Instrumentation for Analysis of High Mass Biomolecules
Scott A. McLuckey
from Public Health Service-National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Science
$1,149,401
Advancing Afghan Agriculture Alliance
Kevin T. McNamara; James M. Lowenberg-DeBoer
from Agency for International Development
$1,246,857
PRISM: Center for Prediction of Reliability, Integrity and Survivability of Microsystems.
Jayathi Y. Murthy, Ahmed H. Sameh, Eric A. Stach, Lin Sun, Dongbin Xiu, Bottalgazi Yildirim
from U.S. Department of Energy
$1,600,000 and $1,000,000 Amendment 1
North Central Nursing Centers: Caring for Rural Underserved Populations
Julie C. Novak
from Public Health Service-Health Resources and Services Administration, National Center for Health Services Research
$1,300,000
Indiana Cares
Kathleen L. O’Connell
from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
$1,499,994
SMARTER Teamwork: System for Management, Assessment, Research, Training, Education and Remediation for Teamwork
Matthew W. Ohland
from National Science Foundation
$2,000,000
NEXTRANS: Integrated Solutions for Mobility, Safety and Infrastructure Renewal
Srinivas Peeta
from U.S. Department of Transportation
$1,686,000
Membrane Technology and 3D Photonic-Crystal Devices
Minghao Qi; Xianfan Xu
from Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Air Force Office of Scientific Research
$1,150,000
Purdue Cancer Center Recruitment of Cancer-focused Structural Biologist
Timothy L. Ratliff
from Walther Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc.
$2,147,208
Cancer Center Support Grant (CORE)
Timothy L. Ratliff
from Public Health Services- National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
$1,165,054
Discovery Park Sustainability
Alan H. Rebar
from Indiana Economic Development Corporation
$1,500,000
APT: The Analytical Proteomics Team
Fred E. Regnier; Jiri Adamec
from Public Health Service-National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
$1,249,457
Making Sense of Global Warming and Climate Change: Model of Student Learning via Collaborative Research
Anita Roychoudhury; Brenda M. Capobianco, Andrew S. Hirsch, Devdutta S. Niyogi, Daniel P. Shepardson
from National Science Foundation
$1,568,132
Disruptive MEM Sensors for Monitoring Aircraft Drive Trains
Farshid Sadeghi; Douglas E. Adams, Dimitrios Peroulis
from CACI International Inc./Department of Navy
$1,200,000
TRMS: From Ionome to Geonome: Mapping the Networks Controlling Nutrient Content in Rice Grain
David E. Salt; Ivan Baxter, Min Zhang
from National Science Foundation
$1,363,222
The Experimental Study of the Phase Structure of Hadronic Matter
Rolf P. Scharenberg; Andrew S. Hirsch, Fuqiang Wang, Wei Xie
from U.S. Department of Energy
$2,010,000
German International School of Management and Administration(GISMA) Program - Hanover, Germany
F. David Schoorman
from GISMA Foundation
$11,500,000
An Experimental and Theoretical High Energy Physics Program
Ian P. Shipsey; Virgil E. Barnes, Daniela Bortoletto, Thomas E. Clark, Wei K. Cui, John P. Finley, Ephraim Fischbach, Arthur F. Garfinkel, Timothy M. Jones, Sergei Khlebnikov, L. Martin Kruczenski, Sherwin T. Love, David H. Miller, Norbert Neumeister, John R. Peterson
from U.S. Department of Energy
$7,600,296
TeraGrid Resource Partners
Carol X. Song; Gary R. Bertoline
from National Science Foundation
$1,460,832
Biophysical Studies of Proteins Nucleic Acids and Viruses
Cynthia V. Stauffacher
from Public Health Service-National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
$1,082,345
Cyber-Enabled Predictive Models for Polymer Nanocomposites: Multiresolutions Simulations and Experiments
Alejandro H. Strachan; Marisol Koslowski, R. Byron Pipes, Arvind Raman
from National Science Foundation
$1,269,026
Boeing-Purdue Project: Atoms to Aircraft Program
Alejandro H. Strachan; James M. Caruthers, Marisol Koslowski, R. Byron Pipes, Arvind Raman
from The Boeing Company
$1,250,000
Midwest Crossroads Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) - Amendment 7
Beverly D. Sypher; Mark J.T. Smith
from National Science Foundation
$1,000,000
Interdisiciplinary Cancer Prevention Research Internship Program
Dorothy Teegarden; Robin S. Adams, Christopher R. Agnew, Jakob D. Jensen, Deborah W. Knapp, James F. Leary, Sophia A. Lelievre,William C. Oakes, Cleveland G. Shields
from Public Health Service-National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
$1,554,689
Development of Bioresponsive Lipids for Intracellular Delivery
David H. Thompson
from Public Health Service-National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Science
$1,871,250
Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Connie M. Weaver; Carol J. Boushey, Stephen R. Byrn, Wayne W. Campbell, Richard J. Kuhn, James F. Leary, Richard D. Mattes, George P. McCabe, George E. Moore, Alan H. Rebar, Jon A. Story, Dorothy Teegarden, John J. Turek, William G. VanAlstine, Steven M. Witz, George R. Wodicka
from Indiana University/Public Health Service- National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources
$5,372,527
Botanicals Center for Age-Related Diseases - Year 10
Connie M. Weaver; Richard D. Mattes, George S. Jackson, Elsa M. Janle, George P. McCabe, Charles R. Santerre, David J. Waters
from Public Health Service-National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
$1,189,473
Nurturing Multiplicative Reasoning in Students with Learning Disabilities in a Computerized Conceptual-Modeling Environment (NMRSD)
Yan Ping Xin; Luo Si, Ron Tzur
from National Science Foundation
$2,969,894

Questions about the information in this section should be directed to Pam Burroff-Murr.