June, 2016 Research Awards

New Awards

Amount   Title   Agency   Principal Investigator
& Co-PIs/Dept.
$5,724 Hydrothermal Liquefaction Tests at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 
United States Department of Energy - Idaho National Laboratory
PI: Shende, Rajesh
Academic Career Development Program 
SME Academic Grant Program
PI: Brickey, Andrea
$179,003Aluminum Epilayers for Controlled Growth and Processing of High-Efficiency, Low-Cost III-V Solar Cells United States Department of EnergyPI: Ahrenkiel, Phil
$24,999Annual Paleontological Field Survey and Salvage of Fossil Material Along Lake Francis Case/Ft. Randall Project Lands United States Department of Defense - United States Army Corp of Engineers
PI-Pagnac, Darrin
$41,719Large-Scale Underground Mine Planning Newmont USA Limited (Subaward from Colorado School of Mines)
PI: Brickey, Andrea
$104,491Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: The Cretaceous World: Digitizing Fossils to Reconstruct Evolving Ecosystems in the Western Interior Seaway National Science Foundation (Subaward from University of Kansas)
PI-Anderson, Laurie
Co-PI-Price, Maribeth
$75,000Center for Acceleration of Research and Development on Electrospun Nanofibers (CARDEN) South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development - South Dakota Board of Regents PI-Fong, Hao
Co-PI's-Menkhaus,Todd; Salem, David
$294,102Surface Engineering Research Center (SERC)South Dakota Board of Regents PI-Crawford, Grant
Co-PI's-Kustas, Francis; Jasthi, Bharat; Gadhamshetty, Venkata
Gear Up
United States Department of Education- South Dakota Department of Education-South Dakota Board of Regents (Subaward from Black Hills State University)PI-Moore, Molly

Additional Funding

Amount   Title   Agency   Principal Investigator
& Co-PIs/Dept.
$100,000 Printable Polymer Bound Reactives
United States Department of Defense - Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
PI-Groven, Lori
$8,240 IGERT: Nanostructured Solar Cells: Materials, Process and Devices
National Science Foundation (Subaward from University of South Dakota)
PI - Kellar, Jon
Co-PI Cross, William
$400,000 Composite and Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing Center (CNAM Center)
South Dakota Board of Regents
PI-Salem, David
Co-PI's - Cross, William; Fong, Hao; Hong, Haiping; Robinson, Marc
$400,000 Advanced Manufacturing Process Technology Transition and Training Center (AMPTΕC)
South Dakota Board of Regents 
PI-Widener, Christian
Co-PI-Jasthi, Bharat 
$157,063Promoting System Level Thinking in Undergraduate Engineering Courses US Department of Defense - Office of Naval Research PI - Muci, Karim
Co-PI's -Degen, Cassandra; Ellingsen, Marius; Bedillion, Mark; Huang, Shaobo
All Nations Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ANLSAMP) National Science Foundation (Subaward from Salish Kootenai College)
PI-Kerk, Carter

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