Faculty Research Enhancement Program Past Recipients

Faculty Research Enhancement Grants
FY 2006 - 2018

Funding Year Last Name First Name Title Amount Funded Dept College
2017-2018 Equbal Javed Generation of a human fibroblast cell line for screening of cardiomyocytes reprogramming factors/co-factors  $10,000.00 Biological & Environmental Sciences  COSE
2017-2018 Wang Yuehua VISLC: Intelligent Sensing, Learning, and Control for Active Safety under Adverse Visual Conditions $  9,966.00 Computer Science and Information Systems COSE
2017-2018 Zhao Zhengshan Repair of damaged myocardium using human-heart RNA in rat myocardial infarction model $10,000.00 Biological & Environmental Sciences COSE
2016-2017 Khan Izhar Mechanisms of Reproductive Neuroendocrine Toxicology in Zebrafish $10,000 Biological & Environmental Sciences COSE
2016-2017 Miller Frannie Economic Impacts of Cattle Trade Flows and Disease Spread $9,890 Economics & Finance COB
2016-2017 Seneviratne Padmapani Quantum Error-Correcting Codes from Skew Polynomial Rings $9,880 Mathematics COSE
2015-2016 Delgado-Acevedo Johanna Small mammal and vegetation communities within the Blackland Prairie Region in Texas $9,820 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2015-2016 Guo Lin Phytoremediation of hydraulic fracturing contaminated water $9,774 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2015-2016 Carlson Curt The Influence of Weapon Presence on Eyewitness Confidence and Accuracy $9,990 Psychology & Special Education COEHS
2015-2016 Rice Delores Girls in STEM:  Who Wants to be an Engineer? $9,710 Educational Leadership COEHS
2014-2015 Cheriyath Venugopalan Molecular Role of G1P3 in Mediated Mitochondrial Fusion in Breast  Cancer Cells $9,950 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2014-2015 Hott Brittany Mathematics Text Analyses Project:  Are Mathematics Textbooks Considerate of Diverse Learners? $8,551 Psychology & Special Education COEHS
2014-2015 Judd Rebecca Social workers and Sport Exercise-Physical Education Professionals:  A Team for Building Human Capital $4,460 Social Work COEHS
2014-2015 Li Shiyou Auditor Independence in the Durable Product Industry:  Empirical Evidence from Warranty Reserve $4,995 Accounting COB
2014-2015 Sakoglu Unal Development of a Novel Multivariate Classification Method and Its Application to Wireless EEG Data $8,273 Computer Science CSEA
2014-2015 Starnes Stephen Chiral Porphyrins:  Hosts, Molecular Switches, and Nerve Agent Sensors $4,000 Chemistry CSEA
2014-2015 Wang Tingxiu Boundedness of Differential Equations $10,000 Mathematics CSEA
2014-2015 Zator Brian Rev:  Marimba Solo and Ensemble Recording $6,908 Music CHSSA
2013-2014 Sakoglu Unal Graphical User Interface Development for Multivariate Pattern Analysis of Functional MRI Data $14,666 Computer Science CSEA
2013-2014 Headley Allan Eco-friendly Catalysts for the Synthesis of Asymmetric Compounds $14,666 Chemistry CSEA
2013-2014 Cheriyath Venugopalan Role of G1P3-Actin Interactions in Breast Cancer Development and Metastasis $10,320 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2013-2014 Choi DongWon Development of Improved Purification Method of Methanobactin from Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b $10,348 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2012-2013 Fernandez-Lamarque Maria Antonio Robles' Cinderella: A Translation $4,700 Literature & Languages CHSSA
2012-2013 Smith John To Hear News from Heaven: A History of the First Great Awakening, 1725-1775 $7,688 History CHSSA
2012-2013 Hinojosa Maria HSI Bound: Enhanced TRIO Tutoring Program $13,000 Educational Leadership CEHS
2012-2013 Gurupur Varadraj Student Talent Search for STEM Education $10,666 Computer Science CSEA
2012-2013 Mete Mutlu Closing the Gap between Neuroimaging and Machine Learning $13,773 Computer Science CSEA
2012-2013 Cheriyath Venu Molecular Role of G1P3 in Developing Therapeutic Resistance in ER+ Breast Cancers $14,000 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2012-2013 Cooper Aaron Effects of Multimin and Red Lake Earth on Feeder Cattle Performance $11,266 Agricultural Sciences CSEA
2011-2012 Carter Shannon "The South's Most Democratic College": A Rhetorical Analysis of Critical Race Narratives Surrounding Integration in a Southern, University Town (1960-1980) $10,000 Literature & Languages CHSSA
2011-2012 Mete Mutlu Fast Quantification of Angiogenesis in Virtual Slides $12,963 Computer Science CSEA
2011-2012 Hanna Michael Rab7 Localization and Unique Protein Interaction in SPG21-/-mice $15,000 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2011-2012 Choi DongWon A road Towards Light Driven Bio-Hydrogen Production $18,000 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2010-2011 Russell Yvonne-Villanueva Using Evidence to Make and Account for the Decision to Not Vaccinate $6,029 Sociology & Criminal Justice CHSSA
2010-2011 Ou Yelin The Geometric Study of Biharmonic Maps $6,000 Mathematics CSEA
2010-2011 Jacobs Kathryn The Chaucer Shakespeare Knew $10,000 Literature & Languages CHSSA
2010-2011 Suh Sang Robust Data Visualization Tool for Information Discovery from Massive Data Sets $10,666 Computer Science CSEA
2010-2011 Sirakov Nikolay Delineation of Skin Cancer and Lesions by Filters Supported Active Contour $14,533 Computer Science CSEA
2010-2011 Angel Laurence Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry Studies of Protein and Peptide Complexes $17,506 Chemistry CSEA
2010-2011 Hanna Michael Investigation into Kif5/spastin/maspardin interaction's role in Mast Syndrome $10,666 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2009-2010 Lu  Shulan The Role of Embodiment in Perception and Action in Virtual Environments $13,265 Psychology & Special Education CEHS
2009-2010 Ou Yelin The geometry of infinity-harmonic and biharmonic maps II $5,000 Mathematics CSEA
2009-2010 Reid Robin Anne The Fan Fiction Reader $4,500 Literature & Languages CHSSA
2009-2010 Suh Sang Robust Data and Visual Analytic Tool For Automatic Information Retrieval from Massive Data Sets $10,666 Computer Science CSEA
2009-2010 Harter Derek Fractal Self-Organization of Sensory-motor Systems $10,754 Computer Science CSEA
2009-2010 Ni Bukuo Chiral Pyrrolidine-Catalyzed Asymmetric Organic Reactions $8,000 Chemistry CSEA
2009-2010 Angel Laurence Mass spectrometry and ion mobility studies of metal-peptide and protein complexes $14,916 Chemistry CSEA
2009-2010 Hanna Michael Investigations into ACP33/maspardin's role in Mast Syndrome $12,756 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2009-2010 Cain James W. Influence of Ecosystem Heterogeneity and Predation on Habitat Selection, Resource use, and movements on non-migratory wildebeest $13,875 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2009-2010 Durkin Josephine Solo Exhibition at Metro Space Gallery in Richmond, Virginia and Group Exhibition at Lohin Geduld Gallery in New York, New York $5,000 Art CHSSA
2009-2010 Harp Derald Soil CO2 Flux, Temperature and Water Content in a Texas Green Roof Garden $9,918 Agricultural Sciences CSEA
2008-2009 Sun Jiaming Exploring Patterns of Global Connectivity in Urban United States $6,002 Sociology & Criminal Justice CHSSA
2008-2009 Dailey Jeffrey The Sexual Abuse of Female Prisoners: An Exploratory Study $6,110 Sociology & Criminal Justice CHSSA
2008-2009 Tochkov Karin Regret, Risk Seeking, and the Role of Feedback in Problem Gambling $10,318 Psychology & Special Education CEHS
2008-2009 Lu Shulan An Investigation of Enacting Risky Actions $11,680 Psychology & Special Education CEHS
2008-2009 Ou Yelin The geometry of infinity-harmonic and biharmonic maps $8,500 Mathematics CSEA
2008-2009 Fernandez-Babineaux Maria The Censored Version of Antonio Robles' Cinderella $2,500 Literature & Languages CHSSA
2008-2009 Bolin Bill The Rhetoric of Pacifism $4,000 Literature & Languages CHSSA
2008-2009 Boggs Merry Texas Teachers Talk about Factors that Shape Their Teaching in the Current Era of High- Stakes Testing $8,200 Curriculum & Instruction CEHS
2008-2009 Suh Sang Role of Intentionality for Data and Visual Analytics in Digital Document Processing $10,666 Computer Science CSEA
2008-2009 Starnes Stephen Synthesis and study of porphyrin-based receptors for anions of environmental importance $7,320 Chemistry CSEA
2008-2009 Angel Laurence Studies of Biological Active Transition Metal-Peptide Complexes $12,614 Chemistry CSEA
2007-2008 Coskun Hasan The Geometric and Combinatorial Aspects of a New Family of Multiple q-Series Identities $12,666 Mathematics CSEA
2007-2008 Sirakov Nikolay 3D Segmentation and Features Extraction for 3D Database Indexing 5,698 Mathematics CSEA
2007-2008 Royal Derek Archival Research on Philip Roth toward the Completion of Two Book Manuscripts 5,500 Literature & Languages CHSSA
2006-2007 West Keith Influences of Solar Eclipses on the Low-Latitude Ionosphere $9,501 Physics CSEA
2006-2007 Sirakov Nikolay 3D Segmentation and Features Extraction for 3D Database Indexing 5,698 Mathematics CSEA
2006-2007 Fernandez-Babineaux Maria Revisiting Elena Fortun's and Antoniorrobles' Censored Spanish Children's Literature  $3,000 Literature & Languages CHSSA
2006-2007 Reid Robin Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: An Encyclopedia $2,000 Literature & Languages CHSSA
2006-2007 Royal Derek Archival Research on Philip Roth toward the Completion of Two Book Manuscripts 5,500 Literature & Languages CHSSA
2006-2007 Kimbrough Sandy Using Immediate and Delayed Video Feedback for Improving the Training and Teaching of Physical Education Pre-service Teachers $5,000 Health & Human Performance CEHS
2006-2007 Suh Sang SmartRetrieve - An Embedded Intelligent Knowledge Retrieval System $8,000 Computer Science CSEA
2006-2007 Tseng Chiu-Che Smart Environment Technologies for Alzheimer's Patients Living at Home $10,666 Computer Science CSEA
2006-2007 Starnes Stephen Shape Selective Anion Recognition: The Rational Design of Nitrite and Nitrate Receptors  $6,666 Chemistry CSEA
2006-2007 Hamra Jena Characterization of Serotonergic Receptors on Specific Lymphocyte Subsets $6,000 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2006-2007 Miskevich Frank Analysis of Tomato Lectin as a Stem Cell Marker $5,332 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA
2006-2007 Ogunc Asli Further Evidence of Mutual Funds Performance  $5,363 Economics & Finance CBE
2005-2006 Lu Shulan A Computational and Empirical Investigation of Time in Perceiving, Remembering, and Describing Events and Actions $6,128 Psychology & Special Education CEHS
2005-2006 Chourasia Anil A Systematic Investigation of Oxidation of Hafnium $2,500 Physics CSEA
2005-2006 West Keith Solar Eclipse Influences on the Ionosphere $9,502 Physics CSEA
2005-2006 Sirakov Nikolay Segmentation, Matching and Features Extraction for Content Based Image Retrieval $4,030 Mathematics and Computer Science CSEA
2005-2006 Reid Robin Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy:  An Encyclopedia $4,738 Literature & Languages CHSSA
2005-2006 Royal Derek Completing a Book Manuscript, Philip Roth:  An Annotated Bibliography, 1984-2005 $10,500 Literature & Languages CHSSA
2005-2006 Dobbs Ricky Richard Nixon and the South:  A Relationship that Shaped Modern American Politics $3,210 History CHSSA
2005-2006 Jang Ben Fundamental Study of RF Plasma Effects on the Interaction of Nickel with Oxide Supports $8,948 Chemistry CSEA
2005-2006 Miskevich Frank Identification of a Neural Stem Cell Marker $13,232 Biological & Environmental Sciences CSEA

2004-05

Recipient

Department

Title of Project

Dr. Robert Baumgardner

Literature & Languages

English Borrowings in Mexican Spanish

Dr. Bill Bolin

Literature & Languages

The Fifth Canon: “Delivery” and the Public Presentation of Disciplinary Scholarship

Dr. Ben Jang

Chemistry

Study of Control of Catalytic Properties by RF Non- thermal Plasma

Dr. Gail Johnson

Psychology and Special Education

Development of a Nursing Home Adjustment Scale

Dr. Olibe Kingsley

Accounting

An Empirical Examination of the Association Between International Diversification and Firm Value

Dr. LaVerne Raine

Elementary Education

Comparison of the Perceptions of Educational Experiences of Western Ukrainians Over a Span of Time Periods with Individuals from Other Countries

Dr. Aditi Sinha

Biological & Environmental Sciences

Biological, Physical and Chemical Structure of Wetlands in Cowleech Prairie, Northeast Texas

Dr. Keith West

Physics

Factors Influencing the Composition of the Low Latitude Topside Ionosphere

Dr. William Whaley

Chemistry

Characterization of 2-Hydroxy-Isoflavone Synthase (2-HIS) and Molecular Cloning of the Encoding from Macluar Pomifera


2003-04

Recipient

Department

Title of Project

Dr. Anil Banerjee

Chemistry

Low Temperature Catalytic Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide

Dr. Jena Hamra

Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Immunomodulation by Methamphetamine: Role Dopamine

Dr. Kathryn Jacobs

Literature and Languages

The Chaucer Shakespeare Knew Chapter 5: Liberality and Prodigality: From the Franklin's Tale to Cymbeline

Dr. Ben Jang

Chemistry

Study of the Non-thermal Plasma Effect on Pt Metal Dispersion and Sintering Resistance

Dr. Srinivas Nippani

Economics and Finance

Regional Patterns in International Stock Market Integration

Dr. LaVerne Raine

Elementary Education

Perceptions of Educational Experiences of Western Ukrainians Over a Span of Time Periods

Dr. Aditi Sinha

Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Do Control Measures of Invasive Plant Species Clear the Path for New Invasive?

Dr. Keith West

Physics

Examinations of Variations in Low Latitude Topside Plasma Concentrations

Dr. William Whaley

Chemistry

Correlation of Flavonoid Structure with Incorporation and Position in Lipid Micelles


2002-03

Recipient

Department

Title of Project

Dr. Jena Hamra

Chemistry

Immunomodulation by Methamphetamine: Role of Dopamine

Dr. Ben Jang

Chemistry

Novel Synthesis of Gallium Oxide Catalysts for Nox Reduction

Dr. William Whaley

Chemistry

Investigation of Interactions Between Neurotoxic Peptides and Poly-phenolic Compounds

Dr. Ricky Dobbs

History

The 1960 Presidential Election in the South: Campaign Strategies and Issues

Dr. Richard Fulkerson

Literature and Languages

Composition Theory at the Close of the Twentieth Century

Dr. Kathryn Jacobs

Literature and Languages

The Chaucer Shakespeare Knew

Dr. Nancy Livingston

Mathematics

Classification of C*-Algebras

Dr. Charles Rogers

Physics

Developing a New Stereoscopic Video Data Acquisition System

2001-02

Recipient

Department

Title of Project

Dr. Sang Suh

Computer Science

An Efficient Attribute Selection Method for Association Rules in Data Mining

Dr. Jeff Kopachena

Biological & Earth Sciences

Hatching Asynchrony in the American Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster) - A Test of the Egg