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2014 Banquet Recognizes Excellence in Research at Purdue

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 external sponsored award.  The awards listed include single year and multi-year awards received in fiscal year 2014.

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

Please click here to view the Internal Awards for 2014.

List of 2014 Seed for Success Awards

  • Angela R. Abbott; Heather Eicher-Miller, from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Snap Ed /FNP Project, $5,468,972
  • Joerg Appenzeller; Zhihong Chen; Supriyo Datta, from Nanoelectronics Research Corporation, Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery and Exploration (INDEX), $2,441,674
  • Dieudonné Baributsa; Corinne E. N. Alexander; James M. Lowenberg-DeBoer; Larry L. Murdock; Jacob E. Ricker-Gilbert; Charles P. Woloshuk, from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Commercializing Hermetic Technologies for Grain Storage to Improve Market Access and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa,$10,072,081
  • Betty Bugusu; Corinne E. N. Alexander; Mario Ferruzzi; Bruce R. Hamaker; Klein E. Ileleji; James M. Lowenberg-DeBoer; S. Suzanne Nielsen; Jacob E. Ricker-Gilbert; Charles P. Woloshuk, from U.S. Agency for International Development, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Processing and Post-Harvest Handling, $4,999,478
  • Hyunyi Cho; Michael Yu Zhu, from National Institutes of Health, Media Literacy Intervention for Indoor Tanning Prevention, $1,499,632
  • Gordon L. Coppoc, from Indiana University, IUSM -Lafayette General Fund, $2,142,000
  • William A. Cramer, from National Institutes of Health, Trans-Membrane Signaling in the Cytochrome b6f Lipoprotein Complex, $1,550,261
  • Carolyn Curiel, from Daniels Fund, Purdue Institute for Civic Communication, $1,000,000
  • Brent M. Drake; Eric D. Deemer; Douglas B. Samuel; Sien Chieh Tay, from Lumina Foundation, The Gallup-Purdue Index, $2,000,000
  • Timothy S. Fisher; Stephen D. Heister; Tom I-P. Shih, from Air Force Research Laboratory, Center for Integrated Thermal Management of Aerospace Vehicles, $1,498,887
  • Suresh V. Garimella; Bo Beaulieu; Gary Bertoline; Margarita Contreni; Greg Deason; David Hummels; Mary Anne Sloane, from Lilly Endowment Inc., Transforming Indiana into a Magnet for High-Technology Jobs: Proposal for the Initiative to Promote Opportunities Through Educational Collaborations, $5,000,000
  • James L. Garrison, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Signals of Opportunity Airborne Demonstrator (SoOp-AD), $2,470,864
  • Douglas J. Gotham; Paul V. Preckel, from Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Provide Independent Energy and Peak Demand Forecasts to the Midcontinent System Operator (MISO), $1,527,055
  • John E. Haddock, from U.S. Department of Transportation, Local Technical Assistance Program, $1,358,063
  • Carol A. Handwerker; Ananth V. Iyer; John W. Sutherland; Fu Zhao, from U.S. Department of Energy, Critical Materials Institute, $2,595,000
  • Bradley C. Harriger; Alka R. Harriger, from National Science Foundation, Strategies:  Teaching Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists (TECHFIT), $1,199,969
  • Marlene O. Heeg, from Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Hepatology Centers of Educational Expertise HE National Educational Initiative, $2,000,000
  • Tomas O. Höök; Brian K. Miller; Kwamena K. Quagrainie; Kara A. Salazar; Leslie E. Thompson, from National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration, IL IN Sea Grant Omnibus, $1,065,968
  • Karen S. Hudmon, from National Institutes of Health, Standardized Patients to Assess Competency in Tobacco Cessation Counseling, $1,624,373
  • Mamoru Ishii, from Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Thermal Hydraulic Experimental and Model Development, $2,188,777
  • Stephen F. Konieczny, from National Institutes of Health, Kras-Induced Cellular Plasticity in Pancreatic Cancer, $1,906,930
  • Stephen F. Konieczny; Elizabeth J. Taparowsky, from National Institutes of Health, Pancreas Transcription Factors and Disease Model Systems, $1,841,895
  • Niaz Latif; Mohammad A. Zahraee, from U.S. Department of Labor, AWAKE - Assisting Workforce by Advancing Knowledge for Employment, $2,741,491
  • Philip S. Low, from National Institutes of Health, Regulation of Erythrocyte Function, $2,424,581
  • James M. Lowenberg-DeBoer; Jerry L. Peters, from Agency for International Development, Guinea Agriculture Education and Market Improvement Program, $1,000,000
  • Mark S. Lundstom; Muhammad A. Alam; Kaushik Roy, from Semiconductor Research Corporation, Network for Computational Nanotechnology- NEEDS Node, $1,000,000
  • Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, from Lilly Endowment Inc., Mobilizing Innovation to Support Military and Veteran Families, $6,430,455
  • Scott McLuckey, from National Institutes of Health, Gas-phase Bio-conjugation in the Tandem Mass Spectrometry of Peptides, Proteins, and Protein Complexes, $1,249,777
  • Kevin T. McNamara; James M. Lowenberg-DeBoer; Haley F. Oliver, from U.S. Agency for International Development, STEP-UP-USAID, $4,946,772
  • Jitesh H. Panchal; Mikhail J. Atallah; Karthik Ramani, from National Science Foundation, CPS: Synergy: Foundations of Cyber-Physical Infrastructure for Creative Design and Making of Cyber-Physical Products, $1,000,000
  • Alyssa Panitch; Julie C. Liu, from National Institutes of Health, Biomimetic Scaffolds to Promote Stem Cell Differentiation for Cartilage Engineering, $1,064,208
  • Alyssa Panitch; Gert J. Breur; Corey P. Neu; Paul W. Snyder, from National Institutes of Health, Investigation Of Proteoglycan Mimetics as Treatments for Osteoarthritis, $1,612,468
  • Laurie L. Parker, from National Institutes of Health, Biosensor Assay to Screen for Signaling Pathway Inhibition in Cancer, $1,879,309
  • Bryan C. Pijanowski; Daniel P. Shepardson, from National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research:  Full Scale Development:  Global Soundscapes ...  The Big Data, Big Screens, Open Ears Project, $1,997,085
  • Douglas R. Powell; James G. Elicker; Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth; Panaota Y. Mantzicopoulos-James; David J. Purpura, from U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Defense Child Care Curriculum Development, $4,536,042
  • Paul V. Preckel; Douglas J. Gotham, from Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, Continue the Work of the State Utility Forecasting Group, $1,139,653
  • Katherine Martin Rainey, from United Soybean Board, High-impact Public Research for Modified Carbohydrate Composition in U.S. Soybeans, $1,931,035
  • Arvind Raman, from Colciencias, Colciencias-Fulbright Fellowship, $1,491,538
  • Arvind Raman; Alina Alexeenko, Euiwon Bae; Timothy Fisher; Esteban E. Marinero-Caceres; Alexander Wei; from National Science Foundation, SNM: Large Scale Manufacturing of Low-Cost Functionalized Carbon Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Biosensor Applications, $1,497,906
  • Vladimir M. Shalaev; Alexandra Boltasseva; Alexander V. Kildishev, from U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Flat Photonics with Metasurfaces, $1,000,000
  • Vladimir M. Shalaev; Alexandra Boltasseva, from Office of Naval Research, Random Lasers, Nano-Spasers and Optical Rogue Waves, $2,120,000
  • Gregory M. Shaver, from Cummins, Inc., Enabling Ultra-High Engine System Efficiency via Flexible Valve Actuation, $2,250,000
  • Steven F. Son, from National Nuclear Security Administration, Shock Wave-Processing of Advanced Reactive Materials Experiments, $1,285,000
  • Xiaohui Carol Song; Larry L. Biehl; Venkatesh M. Merwade; Nelson B. Villoria, from National Science Foundation, CIF21 DIBBs: Integrating Geospatial Capabilities into HUBzero, $4,543,420
  • Scott D. Sudhoff; Steve D. Pekarek, from Office of Naval Research, ESRDC - Designing and Powering the Future Fleet, $1,249,777
  • Daniel B. Szymanski; Mark C. Hall; Daisuke Kihara; Jun Xie, from National Science Foundation, Novel Quantitative Proteomic Methods to Discover and Localize Endogenous Protein Complexes, $1,104,241
  • Mitchell R. Tuinstra; Brad C. Joern; Gurmukh S. Johal; Michael V. Mickelbart; Tony J. Vyn, from The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Developing Climate Resilient Maize Production Systems,  $1,555,266
  • David M. Umulis; Ann E. Rundell, from National Institutes of Health, Systems Analysis of BMP Regulation in Developing Zebrafish Embryos, $1,907,112
  • Juan P. Wachs; Voicu S. Popescu, from Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, See-what-I-do: Increasing Mentor and Trainee Sense of Co-Presence in Trauma Surgeries with the STAR Platform, $1,714,617
  • Connie M. Weaver; Stephen R. Byrn; Wayne W. Campbell; Lynetta J. Freeman; James F. Leary; Richard D. Mattes; George P. McCabe; Alyssa Panitch; Timothy L. Ratliff; Dennis A. Savaiano; Thomas G. Sors; Jon A. Story; Dorothy Teegarden; John J. Turek; William G. Van Alstine; George R. Wodicka; Michael Dennis Murray, from National Institutes of Health, Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute, $5,275,725
  • Yoon Yeo; Bennett D. Elzey; Raymond E. Galinsky, from National Institutes of Health, Environmentally-adaptive Nanoparticles with Focal Irradiation for Cancer Therapy, $1,565,500

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