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Knoxville-Area National Science Foundation Grants Ranked by Amount Awarded to Date
Rank
'16
Title
Organization
Phone
Website
Awarded to date
Award type
Start-end date1
Description
Program manager
Principal investigator
Investigators
1A National Institute for Computational Sciences to Provide Leading-Edge Computational Support for Breakthrough Science and Engineering Research
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$84,527,695
Cooperative
Oct 1, '07-Sep 30, '16
In partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT will operate a sequence of high-performance computational resources on behalf of the science and engineering research community
Edward Walker
Thomas Zacharia
2Tennessee Solar Conversion and Storage using Outreach, Research and Education (TN-SCORE)
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$20,000,000
Cooperative
Aug 15, '10-Jul 31, '16
Energy, research & education in the areas of solar capture and conversion, fuel cells, batteries, nanostructures & nanomaterials for enhancing energy efficiency. Involves nine geographically distributed colleges & universities in Tennessee, strengthens collaborations between academic institutions and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Uma D. Venkateswaran
David Millhorn
Thomas Zawodzinski
John Hopkins
Gregory Sedrick
Barry Bruce
Sandra Rosenthal
Stacey Patterson
3NSF Engineering Research Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Network
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$17,474,061
Cooperative
Aug 15, '11-Jul 31, '18
Develop transforming technologies to address the needs of an aging power grid infrastructure to allow reliable operation of the electric transmission infrastructure over vast distances and over multiple time scales
Carmina Londono
Kevin Tomsovic
Yilu Liu
Joe Chow
Ali Abur
Gregory Murphy
4NIMBioS: National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$12,052,200
Cooperative
Sep 1, '13-Aug 31, '18
Establishes a center to foster research & education at the interface of mathematical and biological sciences to address fundamental and applied biological questions while advancing mathematical sciences and fostering development of transdisciplinary researchers
Samuel M. Scheiner
Louis Gross
5IRNC: ProNet: GLORIAD
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$5,604,251
Cooperative
Aug 1, '10-Apr 30, '16
Provide cyberinfrascture development and encourage scientific collaboration in cooperative partnership between the U.S., Russia, Korea, China, the Netherlands, the Nordic countries, Canada, Hong Kong, and developing new partnerships with Egypt, India, Singapore and Vietnam
Kevin L. Thompson
Greg Cole
Jun Li
Jerome Sobieski
Dongkyun Kim
Donald Riley
6NSF/DOE Public Access Repository Services for Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Memorandum, "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research"
Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information
P.O. Box 62
Oak Ridge,TN 37831
865-576-1188
osti.gov
$2,964,000
Interagency
Aug 1, '14-Jul 31, '16
N/A
Amy Friedlander
Brian Hitson
7TEACH/Here
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$2,441,769
Continuing grant
Sep 1, '10-Aug 31, '17
Partnership between UT, the Public Education Foundation, Knox Co. Schools, Hamilton Co. Schools for recruiting and training exceptional and effective mathematics and science teachers through an alternative pathway to teach in the districts' high-need schools
Keith Sverdrup
Susan Benner
Stuart Elston
Daniel Challener
8SI2-SSI: Collaborative Proposal: Performance Application Programming Interface for Extreme-Scale Environments (PAPI-EX)
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$2,126,446
Standard grant
Sep 1, '15-Aug 31, '19
Addresses need for performance optimization of High Performance Computing systems through integrating critical performance application programming interface enhancements that flow from research investments by government and industry
Daniel Katz
Jack Dongarra
Anthony Danalis
Heike Jagode
9Research and Instructional Strategies for Engineering Retention - RISER
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$2,000,000
Continuing grant
Jul 1, '11-Jun 30, '17
Program of interventions designed to increase the the first- to second-year retention rate of two at-risk, first-year engineering student populations: those that do not qualify for first-year engineering fundamentals due to low scores on the ACT math test and on the institution's math placement test, and women in the honors program
Nicole Bennett
Claudia Rawn
Richard Bennett
Christopher Pionke
Veerle Keppens
Margaret Russell
10Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Genetic, Phylogenetic, and Functional Microbial Diversity In Permanently Frozen Aquatic Sediments Over Geological Time
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$1,551,143
Standard grant
Aug 15, '14-Jul 31, '19
A study of microbial communities in Siberian permafrost, the oldest known permafrost sediments in the Northern Hemisphere, to determine how biological communities respond to large changes in the environment
Douglas Levey
Tatiana Vishnivetskaya
Karen Lloyd
Susan Pfiffner
Alice Layton
Benjamin Fitzpatrick
11MRI: Development of and Broad-Based Materials Research with the Next Generation Nanomechanical Testing Laboratory
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$1,542,631
Standard grant
Aug 15, '14-Jul 31, '19
Research partners from nine academic institutions and a national laboratory are developing the next generation nanomechanical testing laboratory and using it to advance understanding of materials for applications such as advanced batteries, welding, micro-electro-mechanical systems, additive manufacturing, protective ceramic coatings, space power systems and two-dimensional sheet structures
Leonard Spinu
George Pharr
Erik Herbert
Warren Oliver
12SI2-SSI: Collaborative Research: Sustained Innovation for Linear Algebra Software (SILAS)
University of Tennessee
1 Circle Park
Knoxville,TN 37996
865-974-3466
utk.edu
$1,427,995
Continuing grant
Oct 1, '13-Sep 30, '16
Updates two of the most widely used numerical libraries in the history of Computational Science and Engineering, LAPACK and ScaLAPACK, enhancing them and making them more resistant to failure for future innovations in processor architecture and system design
Daniel Katz
Jack Dongarra
TOTAL$153,712,191
1 Award type: Cooperative agreement refers to a support mechanism used when there will be substantial Federal scientific or programmaticinvolvement. An interagency agreement refers to a request and acceptance for goods or services between DoD components or between a DoD component and a Non-DoD federal agency
Source: National Science Foundation website; active grants in 2015. Information obtained on Jan. 11, 2016. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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