Submitted Research Proposals

Proposals

Real Time Ground Movement Monitoring for Improved Safety Near Large Excavations using Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing

  • Proposal Submitted: 01/15/2020
  • PI: Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh
  • Co PI: Dr. Mina Esmaeelpour
  • Total Budget: $278,884.00

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

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

 

 

Grant Proposals

Enhancement of MOOSE Framework: Development of a Numerical Modeling Module for Mining Applications

  • Proposal Submitted: 1/15/2020
  • PI: Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh 
  • Co PI: Dr. Kwame Awuah-Offei, Dr. Andreas Eckert, 
  • Total Sponsor Budget: $298,266.00

Development of a Real-Time Personal Portable Silica Monitoring Instrument Based on Optimized Optical Signature Characterization Technique

  • Proposal Submitted: 1/15/2020
  • PI: Dr. Taghi Sherizadeh
  • Co PI: Dr. Guang Xu
  • Total Budget: $298,314.00

Rock Fracturing Utilizing Electric Current

  • Proposal Submitted: 1/31/2020
  • PI: Dr. Abdulmohsin Imqam
  • Total Budget: $10,749.00

Enhanced Virtual Reality Training on Mobile Equipment Safety for Small Operators inthe 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

Colloraborative 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 Phas 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

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

QUANTIFYING GRONDWATER AND SURFACE WATER SCARCITY IN GLOBAL AREAS SENSITIVE TO UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY

  • Proposal Submitted: 6/24/20
  • PI: Dr. Ryan Smith
  • Total Budget: $421,829.00

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