Research by Investigators

Dr. Lana Alagha, Research Investigator

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  • Project Title: Resource Evaluation and Technology Development                                                                                                          ‌
  • Beginning Date: 11/14/2019
  • End Date: 11/13/2020
  • Sponsor: First Solar Inc.
  • Total Sponsor Budget:  $4,678.00

 Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei, Research Investigator

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  • Project Title: Understanding the effect of digging parameters on excavation forces using discrete element method
  • Beginning Date: 6/01/2019
  • End Date: 5/31/2020
  • Sponsor: Komatsu Mining Corp Group
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $55,488.00

Dr. Baojun Bai, Sr. Research Investigator

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  • Project Title: First Ever Field Pilot on Alaska's North Slope to Validate the use of Polymer Flodds for Heavy oil EOR
  • Beginning Date: 06/01/2018
  • End Date: 9/30/2022
  • Sponsor: Univ of ARK
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $324,956.00

 Dr. Andreas Eckert, Research Investigator

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  • Project Title: Geopaths-Extra: Road Maps into Geoscience-Exposing students to the multiple pathways into the geosciences
  • Beginning Date: 8/18/2018
  • End Date: 7/31/2021
  • Sponsor: NSF Natl SCI Foundation
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $306,716.00
  • Project Title: Integrated Numerical-laboratory approach to evaluate cement sheath integrity at Mont Terri
  • Beginning Date: 6/1/2019
  • End Date: 12/31/2020
  • Sponsor: Bp America Production CO
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $95,138.00

Dr. Greg Galecki, Emeritus

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Dr. Stephen Gao, Sr. Research Investigator

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  • Project Title: Crustal Structure and ‌Subsidence of the Williston Basin: Constraints from Modeling of Gravity Data
  • Beginning Date: 7/1/2019
  • End Date: 8/31/2021
  • Sponsor: Amer Chem Soc Petroleum Research Fund
  • Total Sponsor Budget:$110,000.00

 Dr. Leslie Gertsch, Sr. Research Investigator

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Dr. Abdulmohsin Imqam, Research Investigator

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 Dr. Catherine Johnson, Sr. Research Investigator

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  • Project Title: Low-Intensity Blast-induced Brain Molecular and Ultrastrutural Abnormalities in Human Tau Transgenic Mice
  • Beginning Date: 8/15/2019
  • End Date: 8/14/2022
  • Sponsor: DOD
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $158,100.00
  • Project Title: Post Blast Forensics Training for Fort Leonard Wood USAMPS
  • Beginning Date: 06/12/2018
  • End Date: 9/30/2020
  • Sponsor: Dept of Army
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $157,401.00
  • Project Title: SME 2017 Freeport-McMoRAN Career Development Grant
  • Beginning Date: 06/01/2017
  • End Date: 8/31/2020
  • Sponsor: SOC For Mining & Metallurgy & Explor Inc
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $ 300,000.00
  • Project Title: Evacuation of Antioxidant Therapy and Oxidative Stress Biomarkers after Blast induced Traumatic Brain injury in Rat models
  • Beginning Date: 4/1/2019
  • End Date: 9/30/2020
  • Sponsor: Leonard Wood Institute
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $412,261.00
  • Project Title: Open-Field Blast Core Facility
  • Beginning Date: 4/01/2019
  • End Date: 9/30/2020
  • Sponsor: Department of VA
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $50,000.00
  • Project Title: Energetic Material Transportation Containers
  • Beginning Date: 4/02/2020
  • End Date: 8/31/2020
  • Sponsor: Lawrence Livermore Natl Lab
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $54,813.00
  • Project Title: IPA Assignment for Dr. Catherine Johnson and Jeff Heniff with VA
  • Beginning Date: 10/01/2018
  • End Date: 9/30/2020
  • Sponsor: Harry S. Truman Mem Verterans Hosp
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $48,019.00

 Dr. Hyoung Lee, Research Investigator

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  • Project Title: Graduate Fellowship in Nuclear Engineering at Missour S&T 2014 to 2021
  • Beginning Date: 8/1/2014
  • End Date: 6/29/2021
  • Sponsor: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $400,000.00
  • Project Title: Stationary CT Design for Real-Time 4-D Imaging of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Beginning Date: 4/1/2019
  • End Date: 9/30/2020
  • Sponsor: Leonard Wood Institute
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $329,989.00

 DR. JENNY LIU, SR. RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR

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  • Project Title: Preparing Interdisciplinary Professionals for Rebuilding/Engineering Resilient Infrastructure of the Nation
  • Beginning Date: 10/1/2018
  • End Date: 9/30/2021
  • Sponsor: US Dept of Education
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $399,324.00
  • Project Title: Snow and Ice Treatment Product Evaluation
  • Beginning Date: 8/16/2019
  • End Date: 11/30/2020
  • Sponsor: MO Dept of Transporation
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $99,461.00

 Dr. Kelly Liu, Sr. Research Investigator

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  • Project Title: Investigating the Pervasiveness of Complex Seismic Anistropy and its Geodynamic SIgnificance beneath Continents ‌
  • Beginning Date: 8/1/2018
  • End Date: 7/31/2020
  • Sponsor: NSF Natl Sci Foundation
  • Total Sponsor Budget: 228,446.00

 DR MAREK LOCMELIS, RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR

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  • Project Title: CAREER: Investigating the source, transport and deposition of economically important metals in the lower Continental crust
  • Beginning Date: 7/1/2020
  • End Date: 6/20/2025
  • Sponsor: NSF Natl Sci Foundation
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $550,000.00
  • Project Title: Workshop: Resillient Supply of Critical Minerals
  • Beginning Date: 1/15/2020
  • End Date: 12/31/2020
  • Sponsor: NSF Natl Sci Foundation
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $49,886.00

Dr. Norbert Maerz, Emeritus

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Dr. Phillip Mulligan, Research Investigator

  • Project Title: Explosives and Soybeans: Meeting the Need for a more Environmentally Friendly Explosive
  • Beginning Date: 3/1/2019
  • End Date: 6/30/2021
  • Sponsor: Missouri Soybean ASSN
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $182,217.00

 Dr. Jonathan Obrist-Farner, Research Investigator

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  • Project Title: RAPID: Assessing the Fate of Flood-Born Contaminants
  • Beginning Date: 9/15/2019
  • End Date: 8/31/2020
  • Sponsor: NSF Natl Sci Foundation
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $44,888.00
  • Project Title: The LIBRE [Lake Izabal Basin Research Endeavor] Scientific Drilling Workshop: Drilling and Coring the Lake Izabal Basin
  • Beginning Date: 9/01/2019
  • End Date: 8/31/2020
  • Sponsor: NSF  Natl Sci Foundation
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $49,892.00
  • Project Title: LIBRE-Lake Izabal Basin Research Endeavor
  • Beginning Date: 3/30/2020
  • End Date: 5/31/2022
  • Sponsor: Intl Continental Sci Drilling Prog
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $52,000.00

 Dr. Guney Olgun, Research Investigator

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DR. KYLE PERRY, RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR

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  • Project Title: Analysis of Coal Mine Seal Integrity from Explosively Driven Projectiles
  • Beginning Date: 8/1/2018
  • End Date: 8/31/2020
  • Sponsor: Alpha Foundation
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $249,240.00

 Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh, Research Investigator

  • Project Title: Numerical Investigating of Rib Stability in Underground Coal Mines Independent Estimate of Cost 
  • Beginning Date: 2/26/2020
  • End Date: 12/31/2020
  • Sponsor: Dept of Health and Human SVC
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $24,830.10

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DR. RYAN SMITH, RESEARCH INVESTIGATOR

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  • Project Title: Integration of InSAR with Airborne Geophysical Data for the Development of Groundwater Models 
  • Beinning Date: 7/1/2019
  • End Date: 6/30/2020
  • Sponsor: Stanford University 
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $24,867.00

 Dr. Evgeniy Torgashov, Research Investigator

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  • Project Title: City Utilities Utility Waste Landfill Detailed Site Investigation: Proposed Missouri S&T Geophysical Work Plan
  • Beginning Date: 6/30/2014
  • End Date: 6/30/2020
  • Sponsor: Geoengineers INC.
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $1,900,000.00
  • Project Title: Geopysical Imaging of the Subsurface for Sinkhole Evacuation in Harrison, Arkansas
  • Beginning Date: 6/30/2019
  • End Date: 6/16/2020
  • Sponsor: Geoengineers INC.
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $5,500.00

 Dr. Mingzhen Wei, Research Investigator

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  • Project Title: First Ever Pilot on Alaska's North Slope to Validate the use of Polymer Floods for Heavy Oil EOR
  • Beginning Date: 6/1/2018
  • End Date: 9/30/2022
  • Sponsor: Univ of Ark
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $324,956.00
  • Project Title: Petro-Physics Property and EOR Potential Evaluation of Tight Oil Sands
  • Beginning Date: 4/4/2019
  • End Date: 3/31/2021
  • Sponsor: China Natl Petroleum Corp
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $317,130.00

 Dr. Xiong Zhang, Sr. Research Investigator

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  • Project Title: Preparing Inderdisciplinary Professionals for Rebuilding/Engineering resilient Infrastructure of the Nation
  • Beginning Date: 10/1/2018
  • End Date: 9/30/2021
  • Sponsor: US Dept of Education
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $399,324.00
  • Project Title: Development of Design Method for H2Ri Wicking Fabric in Pavement Structures: Phase II
  • Beginning Date: 5/1/2019
  • End Date: 4/30/2021
  • Sponsor: NICOLON CORP
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $94,332.00
  • Project Title: Collaborative Research: NNA track 1: Advancing Arctic Prosperity through intrastructures and Sociodemographic Resilence under the effect of Permafrost Degreadation
  • Beginning Date: 9/1/2019
  • End Date: 8/31/2024
  • Sponsor: NSF
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $349,999.00