Seed for Success Awards - November 02, 2010

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2010 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 November 02, 2010, to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Purdue’s research community.Among the honorees were faculty members who had received college or school awards for outstanding research in 2010. Please access the Internal Awards here

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: 2010 Seed for Success Awards

List of 2010 Seed for Success Awards

Foods and Nutrition Program 2010
Angela R. Abbott; Karen L. Zotz
from Indiana Family and Social Services Administration/U.S. Department of Agriculture
$5,048,854
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
$3,107,550.
EFRI-HyBi : Maximizing Conversion of Biomass Carbon to Liquid Fuel
Rakesh Agrawal; Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, Nicholas C. Carpita, W. Nicholas Delgass, Maureen C. McCann, Fabio H. Ribeiro
From National Science Foundation
$2,000,000
IGERT: The Solar Economy IGERT (SEIGERT)
Rakesh Agrawal; George Bodner, Brenda M. Capobianco, Hugh W. Hillhouse and Wallace E. Tyner
from National Science Foundation
$3,100,000
Interferon Alpha Regulation of Murine
Erik S. Barton
from PHS-NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
$1,850,944
Realistic Simulation of Jet Engine Noise Using Petaflop Computing
Gregory A. Blaisdell; Zhiyuan Li, Anastasios S. Lyrintzis
from National Science Foundation
$1,291,668
Indiana Advanced Electric Vehicle Education and Training Consortium
James M. Caruthers; John F. Burr, J. Eric Dietz, Steve Dunlop, Steve Shelby and Ron Steuterman
from U.S. Department of Energy
$6,135,839
State of Indiana Funded Activities for Midwest Institute of Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND)
James A. Cooper
from James A. Cooper
$1,102,200
Indiana University School of Medicine-Lafayette
Gordon L. Coppoc
from Indiana University School of Medicine
$1,777,362
Innovative Methods in Membrane Protein Production for Structure Determination
William A. Cramer; Jue Chen, Wen Jiang, Garth J. Simpson, Cynthia V. Stauffacher, Dinesh A. Yernool
from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences
$1,053,187
A Center for High Performance Buildings at the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories
Patricia Davies; James E. Braun, Qingyan Chen, Daniel E. Hirleman, Larry Fusaro, Robert E. Olson
from National Institute of Standards & Technology
$11,750,000
Catalyst Design by Discovery Informatics
W. Nicholas Delgass; Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, James M. Caruthers, Fabio H. Ribeiro, Kendall T. Thomson
from U.S. Department of Energy
$2,340,000
Benzoic Acid Biosynthesis in Plants
Natalia Doudareva
from National Science Foundation
$1,042,558
NEESR-SG: Performance-Based Design and Real-Time Large-Scale Testing to Enable Implementation of Advanced Damping Systems
Shirley J. Dyke
from National Science Foundation
$1,046,483
VACCINE: Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments
David S. Ebert; Mireille Boutin, William S. Cleveland, Timothy F. Collins, Edward J. Delp, Niklas Emanuel Elmqvist
from U.S. Department of Homeland Security
$1,684,999
Development of Nano Thermal Interface Materials
Timothy Fisher; Suresh V. Garimella, Jayathi Y. Murthy, Xianfan Xu
From Raytheon
$2,185,654
Developing Talents and Improving Student Achievement Among Traditionally Underrepresented Populations
Marcia L. Gentry; Luciana De Oliveira, Eric L. Mann, Rebecca L. Mann, Yukiko Maeda, Jean P. Peterson, Ala Samarapungavan
Donna M. Fekete
from U.S. Department of Education
$2,243,965
TC: Medium: Security and Privacy Preserving Data Mining and Management for Distributed Domains
Arif Ghafoor; Walid G. Aref, Ahmed K. Elmagarmid
From National Science Foundation
$1,192,870
Language Motor Relations in Children’s Speech Production
Lisa A. Goffman; Anne Smith, Howard N. Zelaznik
from PHS-NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
$1,741,227
INLTAP2010
John E. Haddock
from Indiana Department of Transportation
$1,229,458
Operating Grant for the Second Year Institute P-12 Engineering Research and Learning(INSPIRE)
Kamyar Haghighi
from S. D. Bechtel, Jr.
$1,000,000
Hypercast Program
Qingyou Han and Keith Bowman; David R. Johnson, Matthew J. M. Krane, Rodney W. Trice, Kevin P. Trumble
from North American Die Casting Association
$2,165,000
Walther Oncology Physical Sciences & Engineering Research Embedding Program
Marietta L. Harrison; Joseph F. Pekny
from Walther Cancer Institute Foundation Inc.
$1,000,000
Integrated Genomewide Analysis of the ipl1 Kinase Signaling Network
Tony R. Hazbun
from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences
$1,538,322
Effects of Sensorineural Hearing Loss on Robust Speech Coding
Michael G. Heinz
from PHS-NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
$2,156,977
Spray & Combustion of Gelled Hypergolic Propellants
Stephen D. Heister; William E. Anderson, Osvaldo H. Campanella, Carlos M. Corvalan, Robert P. Lucht, Charles L. Merkle, Timothee Pourpoint, Paul E. Sojka, Steven F. Son
from Army Research Office
$1,250,000
L-type Ca2+ channel modulation of beta cell function
Gregory H. Hockerman
from PHS-NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
$1,642,628
Control of Neural Organelle Transport
Peter J. Hollenbeck
from PHS-NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes
$1,627,858
Core Technology Development Plan for Cyberonics Next-Generation Devices
Pedro Irazoqui
from Cyberonics, Inc
$1,200,000
SoyMapII:Leveraging Untapped Genetic Diversity in Soybean–Amendment 1
Scott A. Jackson;Jianxin Ma
from National Science Foundation
$2,281,276
Prescription Drug Abuse in Club Subcultures: Contexts & Risks
Brian C. Kell
from PHS-NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Cancer Institute
$3,026,205
Migration and Function of Th17 Cells in the Gut
Chang H. Kim; Harm Hogenesch
from PHS-NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
$1,670,758
Instant-On Simulation Delivery: Helping Teragrid Achieve its Wide and Open Strategic Goals
Gerhard Klimeck; George B. Adams, Michael J. McLennan
from National Science Foundation
$1,426,404
Pancreas Transcription Factors and Disease Model Systems
Stephen F. Konieczny
from PHS-NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
$1,311,316
Notch Regulation of Stem Cell Fate in Muscle
Shihuan Kuang
from PHS-NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
$1,906,250
A Multidisciplinary Cancer Research Facility at Purdue University
Richard J. Kuhn
from PHS-NIH National Center for Research Resource
$14,902,414
Structure-Function Studies of Alpha-and Flaviviruses
Richard J. Kuhn; Wen Jiang, Michael G. Rossmann
from PHS-NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
$3,946,282
Improved Detection Techniques for Foodborne Pathogens
Richard H. Linton; Bruce M. Applegate, Arun K. Bhunia, Michael R. Ladisch, Lisa J. Mauer
from Agricultural Research Service
$1,496,658
Development, and Engineering Command, Rapid and Accurate Pathogen Identification/Detection
Philip S. Low; Yeong E. Kim, Ronald G. Reifenberger, Alexander Wei
From U.S. Army Research
$1,438,585
Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Mark S. Lundstrom; George B. Adams, Gerhard Klimeck, Michael McLennan and Alejandro Strachan
from National Science Foundation
$3,648,333
Theory, Modeling, and Simulation of Nanotransistors
Mark S. Lundstrom; Muhammad A. Alam, Supriyo Datta, Gerhard Klimeck, Alejandro H. Strachan, Peide Ye
from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
$2,039,235
Center for the Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Bioenergy (C3Bio)
Maureen C. McCann; Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, Rakesh Agrawal, Nicholas C . Carpita, Clint C.S. Chapple, W. Nicholas Delgass, Hilkka I. Kenttamaa, Nathan S. Mosier, Fabio H. Ribiero, Garth J. Simpson, Christopher J. Staiger, Daniel B. Szymanski, Kendall T. Thomson
From U.S. Department of Energy
$15,074,136
Advancing Afghan Agriculture Alliance
Kevin T. McNamara; James M. Lowenberg-DeBoer
from Agency for International Development
$1,246,857
Biomarkers of Dietary Variables Commonly Misreported
Megan A. McCrory; Carol J. Boushey, Stacey L. Mobley, Mario Ferruzzi
from PHS-NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
$1,143,006
Afternoons ROCK in Indiana
Renee K. McKee
from Indiana State Department of Health
$1,194,111
Purdue University Establishment of the Indiana Health Information Technology Extension Center
David R. McKinnis; Mary Ann Sloan, Steven M. Witz
from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
$12,000,000
Advancing Afghan Agriculture Alliance
Kevin T. McNamara
from Agency for International Development
$2,010,738
A Genetically Tractable Microalgal Platform for Advanced Biofuel Production
John A. Morgan
from Iowa State University
$1,034,523
PRISM: Center for Prediction of Reliability, Integrity, and Survivability of Microsystems – Amendment 4
Jayathi Y. Murthy
from U.S. Department of Energy
$3,300,000
Adaptable Polymer Micelles for Tumor Targeting
Kinam Park; Ji-Xin Cheng
from PHS-CDC Centers for Disease Control
$1,854,476
NEXTRANS: Integrated Solutions for Mobility, Safety and Infrastructure
Srinivas Peeta
from U.S. Department of Transportation
$2,085,000
NMR Structure of Peptide and Protein Complexes
Carol B. Post
from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences
$1,851,266
To Continue the Work of the State Utility Forecasting Group
Paul V. Preckel; Douglas J. Gotham
from Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
$1,298,974
George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
Julio A. Ramirez; Saurabh Bagchi, Sean Brophy, Rudolf Eigenmann, Barbara Fossum, Thomas J. Hacker, Ayhan Irfanoglu, Tanu Malik, Santiago Pujol, Mete A. Sozen
from National Science Foundation
$20,000,000 multi-year award totaling $105 million
Cancer Center Support Grant (CORE)
Timothy L. Ratliff
from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute
$1,165,056
Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses: Animal Contributions towards a Healthier Citizenry
Timothy L. Ratliff; Sandra F. Amass, Wilella D. Burgess, Kauline S. Davis, Marcia L. Gentry, Rebecca L. Mann, John R. Staver
from PHS-NIH National Center for Research Resource
$1,334,422
Collaborative Research: ciHub, a Virtual Community to Support Research, Development,and Dissemination of Concept Inventories
Teri Reed-Rhoads; Peter K. Imbrie, Johannes Strobel
from National Science Foundation
$1,064,603
APT: The Analytical Proteomics Team
Fred E. Regnier; Jiri Adamec, John A. Springer
from PHS-NIH National Cancer Institute
$1,178,066
CDI-Type II: Cyber-enabled Engineering of Pharmaceutical Products
Gintaras V. Reklaitis; Gary E. Blau, Michael J. Mclennan
From National Science Foundation
$1,932,768
Institute for Atom-efficient Chemical Transformations (IACT)
Fabio H. Ribeiro; Chelsey D. Baertsch, W. Nicholas Delgass, Eric A. Stach
from Argonne National Laboratory
$2,150,000
Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan – Module 3 of Phase 2
Ralph V. Rogers; Agbai Agwu Nnanna
from BP America Inc
$2,688,213
Structural Studies of Bacteriophage T4
Michael G. Rossmann; Siyang Sun
from PHS-NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
$3,105,219
Quantitative Design of Experiments to Predictably Alter Intracellular Signaling Dynamics
Ann E. Rundell; Gregery T. Buzzard, Marietta L. Harrison
From National Science Foundation
$1,216,337
TRMS: From Ionome to Genome: Mapping the Gene Networks Controlling Nutrient Content in Rice Grain
David E. Salt; Ivan R. Baxter, Min Zhang
from National Science Foundation
$1,305,452
Prognostic Significance of Insufficient ADL Help on Health Outcomes/Utilization
Laura P. Sands; Bruce A. Craig, Joseph Thomas
from PHS-NIH National Institute on Aging
$1,112,313
Tunable and Reconfigurable Optical Negative-Index Materials with Low Losses
Vladimir M. Shalaev; Evgueni Nariminov
from Army Research Office
$1,052,215
Transformation Optical Metamaterials
Vladimir M. Shalaev; Alexandra Boltasseva, Evgueni E. Narimanov
from Duke University
$2,152,964
Development, Improvement & Assessment of the Accuracy of Aircraft-Based Mass Balance Measurements of Integrated Urban Emission Fluxes of Greenhouse Gas
Paul B. Shepson; Kevin R. Gurney
from National Institute of Standards & Technology
$1,500,000
Computational Analysis of Advanced Cooling Strategies for High-Efficiency and Long Service Life Turbines
Tom I-P. Shih
from Ames Laboratory
$1,065,530
Experimental and Theoretical High Energy Physics Program Modification 44
Ian P. Shipsey; Virgil Barnes, Daniela Bortoletto, Thomas Clark, Wei Cui, John Finley, Ephraim Fischbach, Arthur Garfinkel, Matthew Jones, Sergei Khlebnikov, Luis Martin Kruczenski, Sherwin Love, David Miller, Norbert Neumeister, John Peterson
from U.S. Department of Energy
$1,903,500
NSF Stimulus Graduate Fellowship Research Program 2009-2012
M.J.T. Smith
from National Science Foundation
$1,000,000
Teragrid Extension: Bridging to XD
Xiaohui Carol Song
from University of Chicago
$1,329,806
Development and Implementation of the National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion
David L. Stanley; Denver W. Lopp, James M. Thom
from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
$1,356,000
Large-Scale Testing of SC Shield Building Components for Nuclear Power Plants
Amit H. Varma
from Westinghouse Electric Corporation
$1,723,287
New Lilly/CICP Resource Network Grant
Bill Walker and Brandon Sorge
from Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
$2,000,000
Comprehensive Mapping and Annotation of the E. Coli Transcriptome
Barry L. Wanner; Michael R. Gribskov, Daisuke Kihara
from PHS-NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences
$1,000,000
Calcium Metabolism in Mexican American Adolescents
Connie M. Weaver; George P. McCabe
from PHS-NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
$2,053,264
Supplemental Vitamin D and Functional Outcomes in Early Adolescence
Connie M. Weaver; George P. McCabe
from University of Georgia
$1,077,209
Novel Ultrabroadband Photonic and Radio-Frequency Systems for Communications, Sensing and Countermeasures
Andrew M. Weiner
from Naval Post-Graduate School
$4,214,174
Nano-modified Cement for High Strength Concrete with Improved Mechanical Performance and Blast Resistance
William J. Weiss; Weinong W. Chen, Carol A. Handwerker, Eric A. Stach
from Army Corps of Engineers
$1,000,000
Nanoscale Optical Antenna Array for Controlled Massively Parallel Manufacturing of Nanowire Devices Modification 2
Bill Walker and Brandon Sorge
from Central Indiana Corporate Partnership
$2,000,000
Comprehensive Mapping and Annotation of the E. Coli Transcriptome
Xianfan Xu; Minghao Qi, Eric A.Stach, Chen Yang
from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center
$1,422,587
Chinese Spirituality and Society Program: A Research and Training Initiative
Fenggang Yang
from John Templeton Foundation
$1,998,426
Choroid Plexus as a Target in Metal-induced Neurotoxicity
Wei Zheng; Yulia N. Pushkar
from PHS-NIH National Institute of Environment Health Sciences
$2,041,292
The Center for Computational Simulation and Visualization Project
Chenn Qian Zhou
from Department of Energy
$4,757,500

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