Submitted Research Proposals

Proposals

 ROCK FRACTURING UTILIZING ELECTRIC CURRENT
  • Proposal Submitted: 1/31/2020
  • PI: Dr. Abdulmohsin Imqam
  • Total Budget: $10,749.00
IMPROVING THE CHARACTERIZATION AND  RECOVERY OF HETEROGENOUS TURBIDITE RESERVOIRS USING PROCESS-BASED DEPOSITIONAL MODELING
  • Proposal Submitted: 3/5/2020
  • PI: Dr. Andreas Eckert
  • Total Budget: $110,000.00
TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING DISTRIBUTED FIBER OPTIC SENSING RESPONSE IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OF UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIRS USING EXPERIEMTNAL AND NUMERICAL TECHNIQUES
  • Proposal Submitted: 3/13/2020
  • PI: Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh
  • Total Budget: $110,000.00
RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF NEXT GENERATION HIGH PERFORMANCE STEELS FOR ENHANCED MILITARY READINESS 
  • Proposal Submitted: 3/18/2020
  • PI: Dr. Laura Bartlett
  • Co PI: Dr. Phillip Mulligan, Dr. Mario Buchely, Dr. Ronald O'Malley
  • Total Budget: $3,959,258.00
POSITION PAPER ON CRITICAL ELEMENT RECOVERY FROM THE NORTH AMERICAN COPPER SUPPLy CHAIN 
  • Proposal Submitted: 3/31/2020
  • PI: Dr. Michael Moats
  • Co PI: Dr. Lana Alagha, Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei 
  • Total Budget: $11,372.00
STRAIN RATE ESTIMATION AND BACK-SLIP MODELS WITH UNCERTAINTY FOR THE NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL SEISMIC HAZARD MAP PROJECT
  • Proposal Submitted: 4/01/2020
  • PI: Dr. Jeremy Maurer
  • Total Budget: $49,539.00
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: SNAPSHOTS OF MIOCENE  TO RECENT PALEOENVIRONMENTAL AND PALEOECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS IN THE NORTHERN NEOTROPICS
  • Proposal Submitted: 4/06/2020
  • PI: Dr. Jonathan Obrist- Farner
  • Co PI: Dr. Francisca Oboh Ikuenobe
  • Total Budget: $200,369.00
DISTINGUISHING OFF-FAULT STRAIN RATES FROM ON-FAULT ELASTIC COUPLING USING GEOSTATISTICS AND ELASTIC MODELS
  • Proposal Submitted: 4/22/2020
  • PI: Dr. Jeremy Maurer
  • Total Budget: $26,000.00
ANIMAL TO HUMAN SCALING OF PRIMARY BLAST INJURIES: ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT ON BLAST INDUCED TBI
  • Proposal Submitted: 4/22/2020
  • PI: Dr. Catherine Johnson
  • Total Budget: $1,823,908.00
ASSESSING WHOLE BODY BLAST LETHALITY: INSTRUMENTATION OF SYNTHETIC SURROGATES USING NOVEL SENSING TECHNOLGY
  • Proposal Submitted: 4/22/2020
  • PI: Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh
  • Co PI: Dr. Phillip Mulligan, Dr. Kyle. Perry, Dr. Mina Esmaeelpour, Dr. Arezoo Emdadi, Dr. Jie Huang
  • Total Budget: $2,714,104.00
RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN INTERVENTIONS FOR SELF-ESCAPE IN UNDERGROUND MINE EMERGENCIES
  • Proposal Submitted: 4/29/2020
  • PI: Dr. Samuel Frimpong
  • Co PI: Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei, Dr. Catherine Johnson, Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh, Dr. Kyle Perry, Dr. Guang Xu, Dr. Douglas Bistrow, Dr. Vemkata Nadendia, Dr. Sanjay Madria, Dr. Denise Baker
  • Total Budget: $992,501.00
DURIP FY2021
  • Proposal Submitted: 5/15/2020
  • PI: Dr. Phillip Mulligan
  • Co PI: Dr. Daoru Han
  • Total Budget: $373,938.00
CATAPULT-EM IMPROVED ENERGETICS METROLOGY
  • Proposal Submitted: 5/14/2020
  • PI: Dr. Phillip Mulligan
  • Total Budget: $1,037,478.00
GREENHOUSE STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECT OF TOPSOIL DEPTH AND SOIL AMENDMENTS ON SAGEBRUSH ESTABLISHMENT
  • Proposal Submitted: 5/25/2020
  • PI: Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei
  • CO PI: Dr. Joel Burken 
  • Total Budget: $199,798.00
COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF MINING AND RECLAMATION PRACTICES ON STREAMS IN STEEP SLOAP & FLAT MINING AREAS
  • Proposal Submitted: 5/25/2020
  • PI: Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offie
  • Co PI: Dr. Jonathan Obrist-Farner, Dr. Marek Locmelis, Dr. Dev Niyogi
  • Total Budget: $199,873.00
FROM STRAIN RATE TO HAZARD: ESTIMATING FAULT SLIP DEFICIT RATE AND OFF-FAULT MOMENT RATE USING GEODETIC DATA: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH WITH INDIANA UNIVERSITY AND S&T
  • Proposal Submitted:  6/3/2020
  • PI:  Dr. Jeremy Maurer 
  • Total Budget:  $ 43,605.00
REDUCTION OF GROUND MOTIONS AND ENHANCEMENT OF SITE AMPLIFICATION FACTORS WITH SOIL IMPROVEMENT 
  • Proposal Submitted: 6/3/2020
  • PI: Dr. Guney Olgun
  • Total Budget: $89,457.00
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: INVESTIGATING SEA-LEVEL RISE ALONG THE MARGINAL AND COASTAL SYSTEM IN EASTERN GUATEMALA
  • Proposal Submitted: 6/30/2020
  • PI: Dr. Jonathan Obrist-Farner
  • Total Budget: $203,352.00
TRANSGENIC RAT MODELING OF BLAST INDUCED TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
  • Proposal Submitted: 7/21/2020
  • PI: Dr. Catheirne Johnson
  • Total Budget: $90,427.00
CAREER: THE ROLE OF TEMPORALLY VARYING SPECIFIC STORAGE ON CONFINED AQUIFER DYNAMICS
  • Proposal Submitted: 8/11/2020
  • PI: Dr. Ryan Smith
  • Total Budget: $596,262.00
PARTICLE SIZE SENSITIVITY FOR RDX
  • Proposal Submitted: 7/31/2020
  • PI: Dr. Phillip Mulligan
  • Total Budget:  $2,666.00
HIGH RESOLUTION NUMERICAL FORECASTING OF THE IN-SITU STRESS FIELD AT THE UTAH FORGE SITE
  • Proposal Submitted: 8/10/2020
  • PI: Dr. Andreas Eckert
  • CO PI: Dr. Jeremy Maurer
  • Total Budget:  $887,596.00
IMPROVED RECOVERY OF TELLURIUM DURING PROCESSING OF COPPER PORPHYRY DEPOSITS
  • Proposal Submitted: 8/21/2020
  • PI: Dr. Lana Alagha
  • CO PI: Dr. Marek Locmelis, Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei, Dr. Michael Moats
  • Total Budget: $1,124,950.00
 EFFECT OF SEC'S NEW REGULATION S-K RULES ON MINING TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY STUDIES
  • Proposal Submitted: 8/13/2020
  • PI: Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei
  • Total Budget: $10,001.00
GEOTECHNICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF POTENTIAL LUNAR POLAR WATER ICE DEPOSITS
  • Proposal Submitted: 9/9/2020
  • PI: Dr. Leslie Gertsch
  • CO PI: Dr. Jeremy Maurer, Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh, Dr. Xiong Zhang, Dr. Daoru Han
  • Total Budget: $965,178.00
ESTIMATING GROUNDWATER WITHDRAWALS USING SATELITE DATA IN THE MISSISSIPPI ALLUVIAL PLAIN
  • Proposal Submitted: 10/5/2020
  • PI: Dr. Ryan Smith
  • Total Budget: $149,424.00
 THE EFFECT OF VISCOSITY AND ELASTICITY ON THE PARTICLE S
  • Proposal Submitted: 10/16/2020
  • PI:  Dr. Abdulmohsin Imqam
  • Total Budget: $110,000.00

 

Grant Proposals

 

ENHANCED VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING ON MOBILE EQUIPMENT SAFETY FOR SMALL OPERATORS IN THE WESTERN U.S. USE IN SAFETY TRAINING FOR MINERS
  • Proposal Submitted: 01/31/2020
  • PI: Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei
  • Co PI: Dr. Catherine Johnson, Dr. Kyle Perry, Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh, Dr. Phillip Mulligan, Dr. Samuel Frimpong, Dr. Guang Xu, Dr. Benjamin Kwasa 
  • Total Budget: $1,561,323.00

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: A TECTONICS  SNAPSHOT - ASSESSMENT OF THE TECTONICS OF THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE NORTH AMERICAN PLATE
  • Proposal Submitted: 02/05/2020
  • PI: Dr. Jonathan Obrist -Farner
  • Co PI: Dr. Andreas Eckert, Dr. Stephen Gao, Dr. Jeremy Maurer
  • Total Budget: $1,302,184.00

COLLABORATIVE PROPOSAL: A TECTONICS SNAPSHOT - ASSESSMENT  OF THE TECTONICS  OF THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE NORTH AMERICAN PLATE
  • Proposal Submitted: 02/21/2020
  • PI: Dr. Jonathan Obrist- Farner
  • Co-PI: Dr. Andreas Eckert, Dr. Stephen Gao
  • Total Budget: $1,704,664.00

SBIR PHASE II: DIRECTIONAL PERMEABILITY ENHANCEMENT  USING ELECTRIC WELL TREATMENT 
  • Proposal Submitted: 2/17/2020
  • PI: Dr. Abdulmohsin Imqam
  • Total Budget: $ 10,749.00

THE IMPACT OF DROUGHT ON ARSENIC EXPOSURE AND CARDIOMETABOLIC OUTCOMES IN A RURAL AGING POPULATION
  • Propoal Submitted: 2/20/2020
  • PI:  Dr. Ryan Smith 
  • Total Budget: $596,623.00
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: A FUNDAMENTAL STUDY ON SOLID PARTICLE SUSPENSION IN HIGH CONCENTRATION POLYACYLAMIDE FLUIDS DURING HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OPERATIONS
  • Proposal Submitted: 2/18/2020
  • PI: Dr. Abdulmohsin Imqam
  • Co PI: Dr. V.A. Samaranayake
  • Total Budget: $329,998.00
MONITORING LANDSLIDE ON ROUTE 465 NEAR  BRANSON
  • Proposal Submitted: 2/20/2020
  • PI: Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh
  • Co PI: Dr. Jeremy Maurer, Dr. Kamal Khayat, Dr. Mina Esmaeelpour
  • Total Budget: $149,908.00
MODELING REPETITIVE EXPOSURE TO LOW-INTENSITY BLAST OVERPRESSURE EVENTS (MRE LITE)
  • Proposal Submitted: 2/28/2020
  • PI: Dr. Catherine Johnson
  • Total Budget: $2,066,444.00
SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF ENERGY MINERALS
  • Proposal Submitted: 3/15/2020
  • PI: Dr. Michael Moats
  • Co PI: Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei
  • Total Budget: $3,00,003.00
AUTOMATIC ENERGETICS (AUTOE) FORMULATOR
  • Proposal Submitted: 5/14/2020
  • PI: Dr. Phillip Mulligan
  • Total Budget: $257,632.00
MAGNETICALLY RESPONSIVE CHITOSAN GRAFTED POLYACRYLAMIDES FOR ENHANCED SEPERATION OF BASE METAL SULFIDES IN FLOTATION SYSTEMS
  • Propal Submitted: 5/11/2020
  • PI: Dr. Lana Alagha
  • Co PI: Dr. Aditya Kumar
  • Total Budget: $379,966.00
CONSTRAINING VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL LAND MOTIONS IN HISPANIOLA FOR DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN TECTONIC MODELS AND QUANTIFYING HAZARD FROM EATHQUAKES AND SEA LEVEL RISE 
  • Proposal Submitted: 6/02/2020
  • PI: Dr. Jeremy Maurer
  • Total Budget:  $424,435.00
CONSTRAINING THE PROPENSITY OF INDUCED ASEISMIC VERSUS SEISMIC SLIP THROUGH NUMERICAL MODELS OF FLUID INJECTION
  • Proposal Submitted: 6/3/2020
  • PI: Dr. Jeremy Maurer
  • Co PI: Dr. Guney Olgun 
  • Total Budget: $87,467.00
LIQUEFACTION ASSESSEMENT METHODOLOGY FOR CARBONATE SANDS 
  • Proposal Submitted: 6/3/2020
  • PI: Dr. Guney Olgun
  • Co PI: Dr. Chenglin Wu
  • Total Budget: $89,939.00
CAREER: PALEOSEISMICITY ALONG THE NORTH AMERICAN-CARIBBEAN PLATE BOUNDARY: RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
  • Proposal Submitted: 6/12/2020
  • PI: Dr. Jonathan Obrist-Farner
  • Total Budget: $503,440.00
INCORPORATING TESTING STANDARDS INTO EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING EDUCATION
  • Proposal Submitted: 6/15/2020
  • PI: Dr. Phillip Mulligan
  • Total Budget: $48,027.00
QUANTIFYING GRONDWATER AND SURFACE WATER SCARCITY IN GLOBAL AREAS SENSITIVE TO UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY
  • Proposal Submitted: 6/24/2020
  • PI: Dr. Ryan Smith
  • Total Budget: $421,829.00
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: INVESTIGATING SEA-LEVEL RISE ALONG THE MARGINAL MARINE AND COASTAL SYSTEM IN EASTERN GUATEMALA
  • Proposal Submitted:  7/01/2020
  • PI: Dr. Jonathan Obrist-Farner
  • Total Budget: $203,352.00
BUILDING KTI RASTOFSKOLENS CAPACITY TO DELIVER WORLD CLASS MINERALS EDUCATION TO ADVANCE GREENLANDS MINERAL SECTOR
  • Proposal Submitted: 7/31/2020
  • PI: Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei
  • CO PI: Dr. Kyle Perry, Dr. Catherine Johnson, Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh, Dr. Lana Alagha, Dr. Michael Moats, Dr. Samuel Frimpong, Dr. Guang Xu
  • Total Budget: $1,184,768.00
THE ENERGY RESOURCE GOVEMANCE INITIATIVE (ERG) ACADEMY AT THE BAKER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY, RICE UNIVERSITY
  • Proposal Submitted: 7/27/2020
  • PI: Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei
  • Co PI: Dr. Michael Moats
  • Total Budget: $175,073.00
DEVELOPING MULTI-FUNCTION COMPOSITE EPOXY POLYMER AND DURABLE GEOPOLYMER CEMENTS FOR TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT ZONAL ISOLATION UNDER GEOTHERMAL CONDITIONS
  • Proposal Submitted: 8/10/2020
  • PI: Dr. Abdulmohsin Imqam
  • Co PI: Dr. Shari Norman Dunn
  • Total Budget: $4,667,309.00
TRAINING ON PUBLIC REPORTING OF EXPLORATION RESULTS, MINERAL RESOURCES AND RESERVES
  • Proposal Submitted: 8/13/2020
  • PI: Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei
  • Total Budget: $10,001.00
ICY REGOLITH EXCAVATOR FOR LUNAR SURFACE
  • Proposal Submitted: 9/9/2020
  • PI: Dr. Leslie Gertsch
  • Total Budget: $96,255.00
CAREER: CONSTRAINING HYDROLOGIC TIME SERIES WITH NONLINEAR SIGNALS : FROM INSAR TO WATER LEVELS
  • Proposal Submitted: 9/15/2020
  • PI: Dr. Ryan Smith
  • Total Budget: $452,069.00
INTEGRATED NUMERICAL-LABORATORY APPROACH TO EVALUATE CEMENT SHEATH INTEGRITY AT MONT TERI 
  • Proposal Submitted: 9/11/2020
  • PI: Dr. Andreas Eckert
  • Total Budget: $220,330.00
TESTING THE PARADIGM ALONG THE JURASSIC-CRETACEOUS PASSIVE MARGIN OF THE MAHAJANGA BASIN; MADGASCAR
  • Proposal Submitted: 9/20/2020
  • PI: Dr. Jonathan Obrist-Farner
  • CO PI: Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe
  • Total Budget: $53,298.00