Excellence in Research Awards - November 02, 2011

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2011 Banquet Recognizes Excellence in Research at Purdue

Nearly 300 Purdue University faculty and staff gathered November 2, 2011, for the Excellence in Research Awards dinner, celebrating 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 2011 Please access the Internal Awards here., and 262 Seed for Success honorees were recognized for garnering $1 million or more in research grants.  110 new Seeds for Success honorees received bronze acorn awards.

Professor Clint Chapple was presented with the 2011 Herbert Newby McCoy Award for his pioneering efforts in the mapping of metabolic pathways that drive plant biomass production. His discoveries open new avenues for applications in improved forage, fiber and biofuel production. Please access the Mccoy Distinguished Lecture here.

Please click here to view the presentation slides of Excellence in Research Award program.

Previous Seed for Success awards can be accessed from here

Seed for Success 2009

Seed for Success 2010


List of 2011 Seed for Success Awards

SNAP-Ed: Family Nutrition Program
Angela R. Abbott; Amy R. Mobley and Karen L. Zotz
from Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
$5,582,349
Semiwave MURI:Sound and ElectroMagnetic Interacting Waves
Douglas E. Adams, J. Stuart Bolton, Patricia Davies and Jeffrey F. Rhoads
from National Science Foundation
$2,000,000
Development and Testing of Innovative Health Management Tools for Damage Detection, Evaluation, and Repair of the CH-53K Composite Rotor Blades and Structures
Douglas E. Adams
from CACI International, Inc.
$2,772,170
Development and Fabrication of a Stent Prototype to Induce Closure of Post-traumatic Blast-induced Pseudo-aneurysms,
Jean P. Allain and Lisa M. Reece
from Army Medical Research and Material Command
$1,067,257.
HORIZONS Student Support Program
Dean M. Ballotti
from U.S. Department of Education
$1,889,885
Student Support Services
Gail A. Barker
from U.S. Department of Education
$1,495,875
Developing an Interactive On-line Writing Lab to Increase Student Success in Core Writing Standards
Linda S. Bergmann; Janet Alsup
from Gates Foundation
$1,453,832
Science Learning through Engineering Design Targeted Partnership
Keith J. Bowman; Brenda M. Capobianco, Todd R. Kelley, James D. Lehman, Johannes Strobel and Gabriela C. Weaver
from National Science Foundation
$3,862,372
Energy Efficient Building Systems Regional Innovation Cluster Initiative
James E. Braun; Qingyan Chen, William T. Horton, Jianghai Hu, Panagiota Karava, Steven D. Pekarek, Maryam Saeedifard and Athanasios Tzempelikos
from U.S Department of Energy
$5,960,000
Topological Insulator Coherent Energy-efficient Devices
Yong P. Chen, Supriyo Datta, Mark S. Lundstrom, Anant K. Ramdas, Xianfan Xu and Peide Ye
from Office of Naval Research
$2,492,613
Indiana Space Grant Consortium
Barrett S. Caldwall
from National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$2,875,000
Energizing Research through Cyberinfrastructure: Renovation of the Research Data Center
John P. Campbell, Joseph S. Francisco, Mark S. Lundstrom, Jayathi Y. Murthy and Norbert Neumeister
from National Science Foundation
$1,999,969
Watershed Scale Optimization to Meet Sustainable Cellulosic Energy Crop Demand
Indrajeet Chaubey, Laura C. Bowling, Sylvie M. Brouder, Keith A. Cherkauer, Bernard A. Engel, Jane R. Frankenberger, Reuben R. Goforth, Benjamin M. Gramig, Patrick T. Murphy and Jeffrey J. Volenec
from U.S. Department of Energy
$1,592,385
Student Support Services at IPFW
Kenneth C. Christmon and Barbara Kirkwood
from U.S. Department of Education
$1,100,000

Anonymizing Textual Data and its Impact on Utility
Christopher Clifton; Chyi-Kong K. Chang, Victor Raskin and Luo Si
from National Science Foundation
$1,554,441

FY 2011 Indiana University School of Medicine - Lafayette General Fund
Gordon L. Coppoc
from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
$1,665,143

Novel Topoisomerase I Inhibitors
Mark S. Cushman
from National Institutes of Health
$1,662,777

Signals to Feed: Biological and Associative Mechanisms
Terry L. Davidson, Kimberly P. Kinzig and Susan E. Swithers,
from National Institutes of Health
$1,462,435

An Agent-based Concept for an Enhanced C2BMC Architecture
Daniel A. Delaurentis, Saurabh Bagchi, Stephen D. Heister and Muharrem Mane,
from Missile Defense Agency
$1,250,972

Crossroads Smart Grid Workforce Development Program
James Eric Dietz, John Francis Burr, James M. Caruthers, Douglas E. Adams, Venkataramanan Balakrishnan, Anil Bajaj, Sanford Fleeter, Nancy L. Denton, David R. Hankins, Andrew L. Liu, Eric T. Matson, Vahid Motevalli, Joseph F. Pekny, Karl A. Perusich, Jeffrey J. Richardson, Maryam Saeedifard, Gregory M. Shaver, Steven D. Shelby, Anthony H. Smith, Oleg Wasynczuk and Clifford J. Wojtalewicz,
from U.S. Department of Energy
$2,200,760

Institute for Accessible Science: Advancing Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Biomedical Laboratory Research
Bradley S. Duerstock and Susan M. Mendrysa,
from National Institutes of Health
$1,984,388

Application and Dissemination of a Culture-centered Approach to Tailoring Comparative Effectiveness Research Summary Guides
Mohan J. Dutta, William B. Collins and Titilayo A. Okoror,
from National Institutes of Health
$1,494,475

VACCINE: Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments
David S. Ebert, Mireille Boutin, Timothy F. Collins, Edward J. Delp, Niklas E. Elmqvist and Ross L. Maciejewski
from U.S. Department of Homeland Security
$2,500,000

Development of a Real-time Infectious Disease Surveillance and Response System for Pakistan:Responding to Human Well-being in Times of Threat
Arif Ghafoor, Walid G. Aref, David S. Ebert and Ross L. Maciejewski,
from U.S. Department of Defense,
$1,594,655

Inhibition and Mechanism of Flavivirus Methyltransferase
Arun K. Ghosh
from Wadsworth Center Health Research Inc.
$1,194,494

Broad-spectrum Antibiotic against Category A Agents
Arun K. Ghosh and Thomas J. Kappock
from National Institutes of Health
$1,860,683

Economics, Ecology, Education: An Integrated Approach to Ensure the Success of Organic Vegetable Growers
Kevin D. Gibson, Corinne E.N. Alexander, Janna L. Beckerman, Steven G. Hallett, Lori Hoagland, Ian Kaplan, Maria I. Marshall, Eileen J. Kladivko and Clifford S. Sadof
from National Institute of Food and Agriculture
$1,288,010

Coupling of Structure and Dynamics in RNA Catalysis,
Barbara L. Golden,
from National Institutes of Health,
$1,801,848

Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program
John E. Haddock, from Indiana Department of Transportation
$1,266,796

Cancer Care Engineering
Marietta L. Harrison, Ann Christine Catlin, David S. Ebert, Michael D. Murray, Joseph Pekny, Dan Raftery, Dorothy Teegarden, Dabao Zhang and Min Zhang,
from Army Medical Research and Material Command
$1,208,307

Development of a High Performance Cold Climate Heat Pump
William Travis Horton, James E. Braun and Eckhard A. Groll
from U.S. Department of Energy
$1,331,435

Center for International Business Education and Research
Gregory S. Hundley
from U.S. Department of Education
$1,798,317

SoyMapII: Leveraging Untapped Genetic Diversity in Soybean
Scott Jackson and Jianzin Ma
from National Science Foundation
$1,473,266

Centers for Chemical Innovation, Phase I:Quantum Information and Computation for Chemistry
Sabre Kais
from National Science Foundation
$1,500,000

Retrieval-Oriented Learning Strategies
Jeffrey D. Karpicke
from Institute of Education Sciences
$1,600,000

Migration and Function of Th17 Cells in the Gut
Chang H. Kim and Harm HogenEsch
from National Institutes of Health
$1,347,428

North Central Nursing Clinics
Jane M. Kirkpatrick, Pamela M. Aaltonen, Jennifer A. Coddington and Elizabeth A. O’Neil
from Health Resources and Services Administration
$3,250,000

Climate Change, Mitigation, and Adaptation in Corn-Based Cropping
Eileen J. Kladivko, Laura Bowling, Phillip Owens and Jane Frankenberger
from National Institute of Food and Agriculture
$1,400,940

Structure-function Studies of Alpha- and Flaviviruses
Richard J. Kuhn, Wen Jiang and Michael G. Rossmann
from National Institutes of Health
$1,962,284

A Temporal View of the Plasmodium-Red Blood Cell Interactome
Douglas J. LaCount
from National Institutes of Health
$1,464,666

Novel Computational Methods for Modeling Cytochrome P450 Mediated Drug Metabolism
Markus A. Lill
from National Institutes of Health
$1,336,745

Improved Detection Techniques for Foodborne Pathogens
Richard H. Linton, Bruce M. Applegate, Arun K. Bhunia, Michael R. Ladisch and Lisa J. Mauer
from National Institute of Food and Agriculture
$1,496,658

Delivery of Hemotherapeutics — Development of Targeted Therapeutics for Cancer and Inflammation
Philip S. Low
from Endocyte, Inc., Folate Chemo: Novel, Non-toxic
$1,384,986

Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Mark S. Lundstrom, Gerhard K. Klimeck, Michael L. McLennan and George B. Adams III
from National Science Foundation
$3,648,333

Strengthening Supports to Military Families in Indiana and Beyond
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
from Lilly Endowment Inc.
$6,328,144

Military Community, Family and Youth Extension Program
Renee K. McKee, Charles A. Hibberd and Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
from National Institute of Food and Agriculture
$10,482,038

Afternoons ROCK in Indiana
Renee K. McKee
from Indiana State Department of Health
$1,194,111

Afghan Agriculture University Faculty Strengthening
Kevin T. McNamara and James M. Lowenberg-DeBoer
from Agency for International Development
$5,000,000

Mechanisms of Viral Proteases in Coronavirus Replication and Pathogenesis,
Andrew D. Mesecar and Susan C. Baker
from National Institutes of Health
$1,635,125

Deviating from the Standard: Integrating Statistical Analysis and Experimental Design into Life Science Education
Dennis J. Minchella, Edward L. Bartlett, James D. Forney, George P. McCabe, Nancy Pelaez and Ann E. Rundell
from Howard Hughes Medical Institute
, $1,500,000

Developing LED Lighting Technology and Practices for Sustainable Specialty-crop Production
Cary A. Mitchell, John Francis Burr and Roberto G. Lopez
from National Institute of Food and Agriculture
$2,441,298

Encouraging Marketing and Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa through Hermetic Storage of Crops by Smallholder Farmers
Larry L. Murdock and James M. Lowenberg-DeBoer
from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
$1,099,709

Purdue University Water Institute and Energy-Efficiency and Water Institute Research Facility
Agbai Agwu Nnanna and Robert Kramer
from U.S. Department of Energy
$1,944,000

Characterizing and Modeling the Experience of Transfer Students in Engineering
Matthew W. Ohland and Russell Long
from National Science Foundation
$1,500,000

Normal and Accelerated Failure Assessment of New Quantitative in vitro and in vivo Neural Interfaces
Kevin J. Otto and Alyssa Panitch
from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center
$1,978,517

Improved Therapeutics for Drug Eluting Stents
Alyssa Panitch and Kinam Park
from National Institutes of Health
$1,521,403

NEXTRANS: Integrated Solutions for Mobility, Safety and Infrastructure
Srinivas Peeta
from U.S. Department of Transportation
, $2,082,800

State Utility Forecasting Group
Paul V. Preckel and Douglas J. Gotham
from Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
$1,139,653

Useful to Usable: Transforming Climate Variability and Change Information for Cereal Crop Producers
Linda Prokopy, Otto C. Doering, Benjamin M. Gramig, Devdutta S. Niyogi and Xiaohui C. Song
from National Institute of Food and Agriculture
$1,000,000

the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Operations
Julio A. Ramirez, Saurabh Bagchi, Sean Brophy, Rudolf Eigenmann, Thomas J. Hacker, Ayhan Irfanoglu, Santiago Pujol, Barbara Fossum, Shirley Dyke and Scott A. Newbolds
from National Science Foundation
$18,844,107

Cancer Center Support Grant
Timothy L.Ratliff
from National Institutes of Health
$1,258,258

Analytical Proteomics Team
Fred E. Regnier and John A. Springer
from National Institutes of Health
$1,032,527

A Distributed Clinical and Biodefense National Network for Rapid Organism Identification,
J. Paul Robinson, Arun K. Bhunia, Vincent Jo Davisson, Eric James Dietz, Daniel E. Hirleman and Bartlomiej P. Rajwa,
from National Institutes of Health,
$1,309,177.

Specific Detection of Cervical Cancers Using Cytometry-Based Molecular Diagnostics
J. Paul Robinson and Vincent Jo Davisson
National Institutes of Health
$1,570,140

Elucidating the Genetic Architecture of ProVitamin A and Vitamin E Biosynthesis in Seed
Torbert R. Rocheford
from National Science Foundation
$1,400,777

Structure and Function of Icosahedral Viruses
Michael G. Rossmann
from National Institutes of Health
$2,103,440

X-ray Determinations of Proteins and Viruses
Michael G. Rossmann
from National Science Foundation
$1,350,000

TRMS:From Ionome to Genome: Mapping the Gene Networks Controlling Nutrient Content in Rice Grain
David E. Salt
from National Science Foundation
$1,302,944

The Genetic Basis of Natural Ionomic Variation
David E. Salt
from National Institutes of Health
$1,857,862

A Sustainable Energy Concepts Professional Development Model for Rural Schools and its Extension to a Systemic Approach for Integrating STEM Research and Education
Timothy D. Sands, Kari Clase, Peggy A. Ertmer, Lisa Kirkham, Maureen C. McCann, Sidney M. Moon, and Gabriela C. Weaver
from National Science Foundation
$1,250,000

Large-area 3D Optical Metamaterials with Tunability and Low Loss
Vladimir M. Shalaev and Alexandra Boltasseva
from the Office of Naval Research
$1,950,000

Technology and System Level Demonstration of Highly Efficient and Clean Diesel Powered Class 8 Trucks
Gregory M. Shaver and Robert P. Lucht
from Cummins, Inc.
$1,262,495

The O-Buoy Network of Chemical Sensors in the Arctic Ocean
Paul B. Shepson
from National Science Foundation
$1,041,211

Social and Behavioral Influences on Clinical Communication and Pain Management
Cleveland B. Shields
from National Institutes of Health
$3,437,436

An Experimental and Theoretical High Energy Physics Program
Ian P. Shipsey, Virgil E. Barnes, Daniela Bortoletto, Thomas Clark, Wei Cui, John Finley, Ephraim Fischbach, Arthur Garfinkel, Matthew Jones, W. C. Sergei Khlebnikov, Luis Martin Kruczenski, Sherwin Love, David Miller, Norbert Neumeister and John Peterson
from U.S. Department of Energy
$1,976,000

Nonlinear Optical Imaging for Guiding Protein Structure Determination
Garth J. Simpson, Chittaranjan Das and Minghao Qi
from National Institutes of Health
$1,549,599

Robust and Principled Visual Intelligence
Jeffrey M. Siskind, Sven Dickinson and Song Wang
from Army Research Laboratory
$6,000,000

Midwest Crossroads Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
Mark J.T. Smith
from National Science Foundation
$1,259,559

Nanoenergetics and High Hydrogen Content Materials for Space Propulsion
Steven F. Son and Timothee L. Pourpoint
from Air Force Office of Scientific Research
$1,090,150

Chemical Decomposition in High Energy Density Materials Induced by Coupled Acoustic and Electromagnetic Energy Insult
Steven F. Son, Lori J. Groven and Alejandro H. Strachan
from Office of Naval Research
$1,200,000

I-STEM Resource Network/Indiana Science Initiative
Brandon Sorge and William S. Walker
from Eli Lilly and Company Foundation
$1,500,000

Preparing Cyber Security Leaders,
Eugene H. Spafford, Melissa J. Dark and Victor Raskin,
from National Science Foundation,
$1,039,953.

Arabidopsis 2010: Dissecting Cortical Actin Function During Arabidopsis-Pseudomonas Interactions
Christopher J. Staiger
from National Science Foundation
$1,108,984

Development and Implementation of the National Test Facility for Fuels and Propulsion
David L. Stanley, Denver W. Lopp, Robert P. Lucht and James Mark Thom,
from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
$1,283,000

Multi-Resolution Modeling and Experiments of Nanostructured Reactive Materials
Alejandro H. Strachan and Steven F. Son
from Defense Threat Reduction Agency,
$1,861,054

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Indiana
Beverly Davenport Sypher, G. Christine Taylor and Monica Cox,
from National Science Foundation,
$1,301,948

Emerging Frontiers of Science of Information
Wojciech Szpankowski, Ruben C. Aguilar, Mikhail J. Atallah, Christopher Clifton, Supriyo Datta, Ananth Y. Grama, Suresh Jagannathan, Aditya P. Mathur, Jennifer L. Neville, Zygmunt Pizlo, Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Yuan Qi, Vernon J. Rego, Luo Si, and Mark Daniel Ward
from National Science Foundation
$2,500,000

New Proteomic Technologies for the Analysis of Tyrosine Kinase Signaling Pathways,
Weiguo Andy Tao, Robert L. Geahlen, Scott A. McLuckey and Olga Vitek,
from National Institutes of Health,
$1,854,175.

The Role of DEAD-box Proteins in Gene Expression
Elizabeth Tran
from National Institutes of Health
$1,819,192

Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Understanding Long-distance Transport and Carbon Partitioning in Plants
Clifford F. Weil and Rebecca W. Doerge
from National Science Foundation,
$1,735,212

From Research to Impact
Steven M. Witz and Kenneth J. Musselman
from Regenstrief Foundation,
$3,000,000

Thermoelectrics Partnership:Thermoelectrics for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery
Xianfan Xu, Timothy Fisher, Timothy D. Sands, Stephen D. Heister and Yue Wu
from National Science Foundation,
$1,391,825

The Center for Computational Simulation and Visualization Project
Chenn Qian Zhou,
from U.S. Department of Energy
$3,000,000

Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance
Jian-Kang Zhu
from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
$6,033,300

A Paradigm Shift in Ecosystem and Environmental Modeling: An Integrated Stochastic, Deterministic, and Machine Learning Approach
Qianlai Zhuang; Melba M. Crawford, Dongbin Xiu and Hao Zhang
from National Science Foundation
$1,591,428

 

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