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Selected Current Research Grant and Contract Awards

  1. Collaborative Research: ORCC: Harnessing Adaptive Variation in Drought Resistance Strategies to Manage Populations Under Climate Change
    Principal Investigator: Nicholas Kooyers (Biology)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2222466
    Amount Awarded: $178,638.00
    Grant Period: 11/01/2022 - 10/31/2026 (estimated)
  2. Science Advisor to the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
    Principal Investigator: Scott France (Biology)
    Sponsor: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)/ NOAA Ocean Exploration
    Amount Awarded: $565,169.00
    Grant Period: 08/01/2017 - 07/31/2023
  3. Unsuspected eukaryotic life inhabits rhodolith-forming coralline algae (Hapalidiales, Rhodophyta), a remarkable marine benthic microhabitat
    Principal Investigator: Suzanne Fredericq (Biology), co-PI: Sherry Krayesky-Self (Biology)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1754504
    Amount Awarded: $928,161.00
    Grant Period: 05/15/2018 - 04/30/2023
  4. The effects of environmental salinity changes on eco-mechanical performance in mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)
    Principal Investigator: Emily Kane (Biology)
    Sponsor: Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute
    Amount Awarded: $17,872.00
    Grant Period: 09/01/2022 - 08/31/2023
  5. US:UK Collab: Multi-scale infection dynamics from cells to landscapes: FMD in African buffalo
    Principal Investigator: Anna Jolles (Oregon State University) Co-PIs: Jan Medlock, Brianna Beechler, Hayriye Gulbudak (Mathematics)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2208087
    Amount Awarded: $2,608,206.00
    Grant Period: 10/01/2022 - 08/31/2027
  6. CAREER: Holistic Framework for Constructing Dynamic Malicious Knowledge Bases in Social Networks
    Principal Investigator: Xu Yuan (CACS)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2146447
    Amount Awarded: $98,988.00
    Grant Period: 10/01/2022 - 03/30/2027 (Estimated)
  7. Improving Inductive Reasoning Skills in Polymer Science Through Open Virtual Experiment Simulator Education Tools
    Principal Investigator: Yu Wang (Chemistry); Co-PIs: Manyu Li (Psychology)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2142043
    Amount Awarded: $299,832.00
    Grant Period: 07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025 (Estimated)
  8. Classifying Student Distraction Level in Educational Virtual Reality
    Principal Investigator: Arun Kulshreshth (CACS)
    Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents Research and Development Program ‐ Research Competitiveness Subprogram
    Amount Awarded: $182,928.00
    Grant Period: 2022 - 2025 (Estimated)
  9. Inventory of Heavy Metal Soil Concentrations in Lafayette, Louisiana Using X-ray Fluorescence Analysis, Geographic Information Systems, and Geostatistical Interpolation Methods
    Principal Investigator: Anna Paltseva (Geosciences)
    Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents Research and Development Program ‐ Research Competitiveness Subprogram
    Amount Awarded: $78,467.00
    Grant Period: 2022 - 2024 (Estimated)
  10. Enhanced Machine Learning and Dynamic Optimal Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases
    Principal Investigator: Xiang-Sheng Wang (Mathematics)
    Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents Research and Development Program ‐ Research Competitiveness Subprogram
    Amount Awarded: $141,088.00
    Grant Period: 2022 - 2025 (Estimated)
  11. Improving Engineering Education and the Pipeline of Engineering Majors Through a Preservice Teacher Bioinspired Engineering Maker Space and Curricular Enhancements
    Principal Investigator: Douglas Williams (Education) Co-PIs: Mark Genung (Biology), Aimee Barber (Education)
    Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents Departmental Enhancement Program
    Amount Awarded: $94,476.00
    Grant Period: 2022 - 2025
  12. CAREER: Empirically evaluating the genomic consequences of assisted migration in heterogeneous environments
    Principal Investigator: Nicholas Kooyers (Biology)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2045643
    Amount Awarded: $440,668.00
    Grant Period: 04/01/2021 - 03/31/2026 (Estimated)
  13. Restoration of Gulf of Mexico Islands and Beaches for Wildlife: Reducing the Uncertainty
    Principal Investigator: James Nelson (Biology)
    Sponsor: NOAA RESTORE Science Program
    Amount Awarded: $102,694.00
    Grant Period: 09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022
  14. Understanding the pathophysiology of GBS UTI in diabetes
    Principal Investigator: Ritwij Kulkarni (Biology)
    Sponsor: NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Project Number: 1R21AI165939-01
    Amount Awarded: $208,856.00
    Grant Period: 09/24/2021 - 08/31/2023
  15. Development of a new computational method for predicting drug - target interactions using a TSR-based representation of 3-D structures
    Principal Investigator: Wu Xu (Chemistry)
    Sponsor: NIH: National Institute Of General Medical Sciences Project Number: 1R15GM144944-01
    Amount Awarded: $420,456.00
    Grant Period: 09/15/2021 - 08/31/2024
  16. MRI: Development of High-Confidence Medical Cyber-Physical System Research Instrument with Benchmark Security Software
    Principal Investigator: Xiali (Sharon) Hei (CACS) Co-PIs: Zhongqi Pan (CACS), Christoph Borst (CACS), Raju Gottumukkala (CACS), and Mohsen Amini Salehi (CACS)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2117785
    Amount Awarded: $1,134,297.00
    Grant Period: 10/01/2021 - 09/30/2024 (Estimated)
  17. (DEPSCOR) Gliders Deepwater Hurricane Reconnaissance in the Gulf of Mexico
    Principal Investigator: Sidorovskaia, N. (Physics) Co-PIs: Griffin, S. and Ioup, J.
    Sponsor: DOD Project: FA95502110215
    Amount Awarded: $598,977.00
    Grant Period: 06/01/2021 - 05/31/2024
  18. GP-UP: Geosciences Students Excelling in Real, Vital Investigations with Community Engagement (GEO SERVICE)
    Principal Investigator: Brent Yantis (Regional Application Center) Co-PIs: Jennifer Hargrave (Geosciences), and Brittany Cook (College of Liberal Arts)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2120015
    Amount Awarded: $364,874.00
    Grant Period: 09/01/2021 - 08/31/2024 (Estimated)
  19. Acquisition of a tabletop SEM/EDS system at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Principal Investigator: Eric Ferre (Geosciences) Co-PIs: Brian Schubert (Geosciences), Raphael Gottardi (Geosciences), Aubrey Hillman (formerly Geosciences), Davide Oppo (Geosciences)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2041040
    Amount Awarded: $162,850.00
    Grant Period: 06/01/2021 - 05/31/2023 (Estimated)
  20. The Eighth International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Populations in Biological Systems
    Principal Investigator: Amy Veprauskas (Math) Co-PI: Azmy Ackleh (Math)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2137047
    Amount Awarded: $26,247.00
    Grant Period: 10/01/2021 - 09/30/2022
  21. CAREER: Integrating Seascapes and Energy Flow: learning and teaching about energy, biodiversity, and ecosystem function on the frontlines of climate change
    Principal Investigator: James Nelson (Biology)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2046460
    Amount Awarded: $227,697.00
    Grant Period: 05/01/2021 - 04/30/2026
  22. RII Track 4: Heavy Element Isotopic Characterization of Stardust
    Principal Investigator: Manavi Jadhav (Physics)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2033380
    Amount Awarded: $232,500.00
    Grant Period: 02/01/2021 - 01/31/2023 (Estimated)
  23. CAREER: Developing a Flexible Serverless Multimedia Streaming Cloud Platform
    Principal Investigator: Mohsen Amini Salehi (CACS)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2047144
    Amount Awarded: $231,642.00
    Grant Period: 02/15/2021 - 01/31/2026 (Estimated)
  24. LO-SPAT: Leveraging Opportunities and Strategic Partnerships to Advance Tolerant Oysters for Restoration
    Principal Investigator: Beth Stauffer (Biology) Co-PIs: Durga Poudel (Geosciences), Natalia Sidorovskaia (Physics), and Geoffrey Steward, G. (Business)
    Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
    Amount Awarded: $14,065,204.00
    Grant Period: 04/01/2021 - 03/31/2024
  25. RCN-HERS: Research Coordination Network for Hurricane Ecosystem Response Synthesis
    Principal Investigator: Christopher Patrick (VIMS) Co-PIs: Beth Stauffer (Biology), William McDowell (UNH), John Kominoski (FIU)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2003292
    Amount Awarded: $489,960.00
    Grant Period: 01/15/2021 - 12/31/2024 (Estimated)
  26. Uncovering the Genetic Basis of Survival from Plauge in Gunnison's Prairie Dogs
    Principal Investigator: Loren D. Cassin-Sackett (Biology)
    Sponsor: Arizona Game and Fish Department Heritage Fund
    Amount Awarded: $69,925.00
    Grant Period: 03/19/2021 - 03/18/2024
  27. Exploring the Role of Emerging Technologies in Digital Health Interventions for Older Adults
    Principal Investigator: Beenish M. Chaudhry (CACS)
    Sponsor: --
    Amount Awarded: $145,199.00
    Grant Period: 06/01/2021 - 06/30/2024
  28. Fast and Efficient Scheduler for Deep Learning in GPU Cluster
    Principal Investigator: Li Chen (CACS)
    Sponsor: --
    Amount Awarded: $39,990.00
    Grant Period: 06/01/2021 - 06/30/2022
  29. Acquiring a Gas Analysis System Integrated to Materials Characterization Suite for In-Situ Research in Chemistry
    Principal Investigator: Hui Yan (Chemistry)
    Sponsor: --
    Amount Awarded: $72,557.00
    Grant Period: 06/01/2021 - 06/30/2022
  30. RAPID: Visual Analytics Approach to Real-Time Tracking of COVID-19
    Principal Investigator: Raju Gottumukkala (Mechanical Engineering); Co-PIs: Satya Katragadda, Vijay Raghavan (CACS), Ravi Teja Bhupatiraju; former Co-PI: Ziad Ashkar
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2027688
    Amount Awarded: $187,477.00
    Grant Period: 06/01/2020 - 5/31/2022 (Estimated)
  31. Collaborative Research: CNS Core: Small: SmartSight: an AI-Based Computing Platform to Assist Blind and Visually Impaired People.
    Principal Investigator: Mohsen Amini Salehi (CACS)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2007209
    Amount Awarded: $249,687.00
    Grant Period: 10/01/2020 - 09/30/2023
  32. Modeling Across-Scale Feedback of Pathogen Virulence, Host Immunity, and Disease Control
    Principal Investigator: Hayriye Gulbudak (Math)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1951759
    Amount Awarded: $239,939.00
    Grant Period: 08/01/2020 - 07/31/2023
  33. RII Track-1: Louisiana Materials Design Alliance (LAMDA)
    Principal Investigator: Michael Khonsari (LSU); Co-PIs: Guoqiang Li (LSU), Shengmin Guo (LSU), Miao Jin (CACS), Arden Moore (Louisiana Tech)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1946231
    Amount Awarded: FY 2020 $4,334,558.00, FY 2021 $8,128,786.00
    Grant Period: 07/01/2020 - 06/30/2025 (Estimated)
  34. Quantum Chemical Studies of the Thermal and Photo-induced Chemistry of Criegee Intermediates
    Principal Investigator: Tolga Karsili (Chemistry)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2003422
    Amount Awarded: $248,499.00
    Grant Period: 09/01/2020 - 08/31/2023
  35. MRI: Acquisition of a Closed-Loop PPMS Enhanced for Multidisciplinary Research and Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Principal Investigator: Gabriela Petculescu (Physics) Co-PIs: Carl Richter (Geosciences), Ling Fei (Chemical Engineering), Michalis Charilaou (Geosciences), Jonathan Raush (Mechanical Engineering)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2018984
    Amount Awarded: $362,772.00
    Grant Period: 09/01/2020 - 08/31/2022
  36. RII Track-2 FEC: Precise Regional Forecasting via Intelligent and Rapid Harnessing of National Scale Hydrometeorological Big Data
    Principal Investigator: Nian-Feng Tzeng (CACS); Co-PIs: Sytske Kimball (South Alabama), Eric Rappin (Western Kentucky), Stuart Foster (Former Co-PI), Richard Day, Xu Yuan (CACS)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 2019511
    Amount Awarded:$2,509,859.00
    Grant Period: 09/01/2020 - 08/31/2024 (Estimated)
  37. Functional-type modeling approach and data-driven parameterization of methane emissions in wetlands
    Principal Investigator: Gil Bohrer (Ohio State) Co-PIs: Kelly Wrighton (Colorado State), Jorge Villa (Geosciences), William Riley (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab), Eric Ward (USGS)
    Sponsor: DOE Award: DE-SC0021067
    Amount Awarded: $808,246.00
    Grant Period: 08/15/2020 - 08/14/2023
  38. High-Efficiency Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Ethylene
    Principal Investigator: Zhou, X.-D. (Chemical Engineering) Co-PIs: Depan, D. (Chemical Engineering), Karsili, T. (Chemistry), and Wang, Y. (Chemistry), and Jingjie Wu (U. Cincinnati)
    Sponsor: DOE Synthesis of Value-Added Organic Products Award
    Amount Awarded: DOE Funding: $1,000,000.00; Non-DOE Funding: $250,000.00
    Grant Period: 09/01/2020 - 08/31/2023
  39. CRII: SaTC: Empowering Elastic-honeypot as Real-time Malicious Content Sniffers for Social Networks
    Principal Investigator: Xu Yuan (CACS)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1948374
    Amount Awarded: $175,000.00
    Grant Period: 03/01/2020 - 02/28/2023 (Estimated)
  40. Understanding the Effects of Varying Prey Assemblages on Oyster Feeding in Restoration and Climate-Impacted Estuaries
    Principal Investigator: Beth Stauffer (Biology) Co-PIs: Jerome LaPeyre, (LSU AgCenter)
    Sponsor: Louisiana Sea Grant - Omnibus Research Project
    Amount Awarded: --
    Grant Period: 2020 - 2022
  41. Optimizing the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS) to Identify and Track Finfish Schools for the Commercial Fishing Industry
    Principal Investigator: Kelly Robinson (Biology) Co-PIs: James Nelson (Biology), Guillaume Rieucau, (LUMCON)
    Sponsor:Louisiana SeaGrant
    Amount Awarded: $49,989.00
    Grant Period: 08/01/2020 - 07/31/2022
  42. Multi-Scale Structured Models of Infectious Disease Dynamics
    Co-Principal Investigator: Hayriye Gulbudak (math)
    Sponsor: Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians
    Amount Awarded: $42,000
    Grant Period: 09/01/2019-08/31/2024
  43. Algebraic structures and geometric phenomena in spaces of embeddings
    Principal Investigator: Robin Koytcheff (math)
    Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund, Research Competitiveness Subprogram
    Amount Awarded: $137,644.00
    Grant Period: 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2022
  44. RII Track-2 FEC: Consortium for Plant Invasion Genomics (CPING): Combining Big Data and Plant Collections to Understand Invasiveness
    Principal Investigator: Nicholas Kooyers (biology) Co-PIs: Maribeth Latvis, Erin Sigel (biology), Michael McKain (biology), Craig Barrett
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1920858
    Amount Awarded: $2,039,766.00
    Grant Period: 08/01/2019 - 07/31/2023 (Estimated), last amended 08/08/2019
  45. Structure and Cohomology in Fusion Systems
    Principal Investigator: Justin Lynd (math)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1902152
    Amount Awarded: $135,000.00
    Grant Period: 08/01/2019 - 07/31/2022 (estimated), last amended 07/11/2019
  46. Collaborative Proposal: Fluid flow metamorphism and strain localization in mid-crustal shear zones
    Principal Investigator: Raphael Gottardi (geosciences)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1849812
    Amount Awarded: $319,973.00
    Grant Period: 08/01/2019 - 07/31/2022 (estimated), last amended 05/20/2019
  47. Collaborative Research: Coupling and Cohesion as Factors Affecting Vulnerability to Abrupt Climate Change
    Principal Investigator: Aubrey Hillman (geosciences)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1848722
    Amount Awarded: $33,106.00
    Grant Period: 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2023 (estimated), last amended 04/09/2019
  48. Collaborative Proposal: MSB-FRA: Scaling Climate, Connectivity, and Communities in Streams
    Principal Investigator: Katie Costigan (biology)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1802855
    Amount Awarded: $308,466.00
    Grant Period: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 (estimated), last amended 08/06/2018
  49. Collaborative Research: TIDE: Legacy effects of long-term nutrient enrichment on recovery of saltmarsh ecosystems
    Principal Investigator: James Nelson (biology)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1902704
    Amount Awarded: $100,041.00
    Grant Period: 05/01/2019 - 04/30/2023 (estimated), last amended 03/12/2020
  50. III: Medium: Collaborative Research: KMELIN: Knowledge Mining and Embedding Learning for Complex Dynamic Information Networks
    Principal Investigator: Xindong Wu (CACS) Co-PIs: Louis Caillouet
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1763620
    Amount Awarded: $600,000.00
    Grant Period: 06/01/2018 - 05/31/2022 (estimated), last amended 09/13/2018
  51. CAREER: Making Type Error Debugging Work
    Principal Investigator: Sheng Chen (CACS)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1750886
    Amount Awarded: $242,421.00
    Grant Period: 02/01/2018 - 01/31/2023 (estimated), last amended 02/11/2019
  52. Dixmier sets of C*-algebras
    Co-Principal Investigator: Leonel Robert Gonzalez (math)
    Sponsor: Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians
    Amount Awarded: $42,000
    Grant Period: 09/01/2017-08/31/2022
  53. Persistence in Concrete Biological Systems
    Co-Principal Investigator: Paul Salceanu (math)
    Sponsor: Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians
    Amount Awarded: $42,000
    Grant Period: 09/01/2017-08/31/2022
  54. I/UCRC Phase II Renewal: Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI)
    Principal Investigator: Vijay Raghavan (CACS) Co-PIs: Xindong Wu (CACS), Christoph Borst (CACS), Raju Gottumukkala, Jian Chen (CACS), Mehmet Tozal (CACS)
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1650551
    Amount Awarded: $406,996.00
    Grant Period: 03/01/2017 - 02/28/2022 (estimated), last amended 04/12/2019
  55. Spatial Eco-epidemiology of Tick-Borne Rickettsial Pathogens
    Principal Investigator: Holly Gaff (Old Dominion University); Co-Principal Investigator: Scott Duke-Sylvester (Biology)
    Sponsor: NIH: National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases Project number: 1R01AI136035-01.
    Amount Awarded: $2,455,904 (total), $248,000 (Scott Duke-Sylvester - UL Lafayette)
    Grant Period: 8/18/2017 - 7/31/2022
  56. I/UCRC Phase II Renewal: Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI)
    Principal Investigator: Vijay Raghavan (CACS); Co-PIs: Miao Jin (CACS), Mehmet Tozal (CACS), Christoph Borst (CACS), Raju Gottumukkala (Mechanical Engineering); Former Co-PIs: Jian Chen, Xindong Wu
    Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1650551
    Amount Awarded: $656,994.00
    Grant Period: 03/01/2017 - 02/28/2023 (Estimated)