Polytechnic research proposals submitted - November 2017

Funding proposals for November 2017. Bolded names are Purdue Polytechnic faculty or staff; starred names are the principal investigators.

  • Integrating Energy in STEM Education
    Investigator(s): Brittany Newell**, Jose Garcia Bravo; Sponsor: Constellation; Polytechnic: $50,000
  • K-SW Square – Capstone
    Investigator(s): Eric Matson**, James Eric Dietz, Anthony Smith, John Springer, Julia Taylor; Sponsor: Info & Communication Tech Promotion; Polytechnic: $1,016,644
  • STEM On Trial
    Investigator(s): Greg Strimel**, Scott Bartholomew; Sponsor: Indiana University; Polytechnic: $321,870
  • Adaptive Comparative Judgement: An Innovative Approach to Authentic, Reliable Performance-Based Assessment for Demonstration of Competency in Engineering Design
    Investigator(s): Scott Bartholomew**, Greg Strimel; Sponsor: Ohio Department of Education; Polytechnic: $777,565
  • Development of Virtual-Reality Based User Interface Technologies for Immersive Visualization
    Investigator(s): Eric Matson**; Sponsor: Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials; Polytechnic: $15,985
  • IITP Industry Professional Practice 2018
    Investigator(s): Eric Matson**; Sponsor: Info & Communication Tech Promotion; Polytechnic: $72,165
  • Air Quality Awareness and Evaluation
    Investigator(s): Maher Shehadi**; Sponsor: Spencer Foundation; Polytechnic: $50,000
  • NSF-EAGER: Educating and Training A STEM Workforce on Renewable Energy for Puerto Rico
    Investigator(s): Luciano Castillo**, Sajjad Abedi, Jonathan Harbor, William Hutzel, Monika Ivantysynova, Partha Mukherjee; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Total $263,086; Polytechnic: $26,308.60
  • Multi-Year Design & Innovation Purdue Polytechnic Curriculum
    Investigator(s): Greg Strimel**; Sponsor: VentureWell; Polytechnic: $30,000
  • Cryogenic Machining for Increased Tool Life and Quality of Machined Surfaces of Aluminum Alloys and Steels
    Investigator(s): Milan Rakita**, Qingyou Han; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $173,970
  • Real Time Tool Wear and Chattering Control
    Investigator(s): Haiyan Zhang**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $150,000
  • III: Small: Using Markov Random Field Structured Restricted Boltzmann Machines for Probabilistic Search and Classification
    Investigator(s): Thomas Hacker**; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Polytechnic: $499,996
  • Prototype Development for NVH Testing of Planetary Gear Set Sub-assemblies
    Investigator(s): Kia Ming Li**, Haiyan Zhang, Charles Krousgrill; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Total $300,000; Polytechnic: $99,900
  • Advanced Casting Rework
    Investigator(s): Qingyou Han**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $200,000
  • Acoustic or Laser Assisted Degating
    Investigator(s): Qingyou Han**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $200,000
  • Infrared Die Heating
    Investigator(s): Qingyou Han**, Jason Ostanek; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $200,000
  • Smart Integrated Systems
    Investigator(s): Brittany Newell**, Jose Garcia Bravo; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $186,717
  • Powertrain Designs for Additive Manufacturing
    Investigator(s): Haiyan Zhang**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $200,000
  • Purdue UNITE Program: Increasing Minority STEM Participation through Leadership
    Investigator(s): Mesut Akdere**; Sponsor: Technology Student Association; Polytechnic: $48,310
  • Rapid Inspection and Assessment System for Engine Head Block
    Investigator(s): Suranjan Panigrahi**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $300,476
  • Collaborative Robotic Installation and Inspection of Main Shaft Torlon Seals
    Investigator(s): Richard Voyles**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $166,505
  • Augmented Reality with Collaborative Robotics for Training and Active Inspection
    Investigator(s): Richard Voyles**, Daniel Aliaga, Juan Wachs; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Total $838,622; Polytechnic: $545,104
  • Revolutionizing Data Centers’ Energy Consumption
    Investigator(s): Maher Shehadi**; Sponsor: The Energy Foundation; Polytechnic: $92,288
  • CHS: Small: Intuitive, Immersive Shape Modeling in Virtual Reality
    Investigator(s): Tim McGraw**, Raymond Hassan; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Polytechnic: $495,523
  • Powertrain Designs for Additive Manufacturing
    Investigator(s): Xiaoming Wang**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $220,000
  • Collaborative Robotic Lift Assist for Improved Operator Compatibility
    Investigator(s): Richard Voyles**, Ragu Athinarayanan, Byung-Cheol Min, David Cappelleri; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Total $381,731; Polytechnic: $305,384
  • I3Big: An Innovative Intelligent and Interactive Big Data Analytic Toolkit
    Investigator(s): Baijian Yang**, Tonglin Zhang; Sponsor: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indiana HD DIV; Total: $446,103; Polytechnic: $223,051.50
  • Collaborative Robotic Bi-Manual Transfer for Valve Bodies
    Investigator(s): Richard Voyles**, David Cappelleri; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Total $359,011; Polytechnic: $179,505.50
  • Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems for Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) Control: Development of Robotic Platforms
    Investigator(s): Byung-Cheol Min**; Sponsor: In Water Resources Research Center; Polytechnic: $15,000
  • CHS: Small: Development and Assessment of a Virtual Reality Brain Atlas for Neuroanatomy Education
    Investigator(s): Tim McGraw**, James Walker, Victoria Walker; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Total $432,684; Polytechnic: $259,610
  • Exploring Parallels between Data Visualization and Engineering Processes to Enhance Student Learning in Engineering Design
    Investigator(s): Vetria Byrd**, Scott Bartholomew, Paul Parsons, Greg Strimel; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Polytechnic: $2,362,274
  • Impacts of Formative Feedback Strategies on Student Design Performance
    Investigator(s): Nathan Mentzer**, Scott Bartholomew; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Total $800,396; Polytechnic: $700,346.50
  • NSF: CHS: Small: Enriching Life with Humor: Human-Computer Partnership
    Investigator(s): Julia Rayz**, Victor Raskin; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Total $442,546; Polytechnic: $331,909.50
  • CHS: Small: Developing Student Representational Fluency in Information Visualization Using Contrasting Cases
    Investigator(s): Paul Parsons**, Vetria Byrd, Camilo Vieira Mejia; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Polytechnic: $422,482
  • CHS: Small: Distributed Expertise and Professionalization in Emerging Occupations
    Investigator(s): Colin Gray**, Yubo Kou, Robin Adams; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Total $498,967; Polytechnic: $399,223.50
  • RI: Small: Functional Proceduralization of 3D Geometric Models
    Investigator(s): Daniel Aliaga**, Bedrich Benes; Sponsor:  National Science Foundation; Total $499,937; Polytechnic: $244,969.13
  • CHS: Small: Data Visualization Patterns in Graph-based Interaction for Collective Action
    Investigator(s): Sabine Brunswicker**; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Polytechnic: $459,462
  • Exploiting Luminescence Emissions of Solar Cells for Internet-of-Things Applications
    Investigator(s): Walter Leon-Salas**, Saeed Mohammadi, Borja Peleato-Inarrea; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Total $553,458; Polytechnic: $298,867.32
  • Bulk Nanostructured Materials Processed by High-intensity Ultrasonic Vibration
    Investigator(s): Qingyou Han**, Saeed Bagherzadeh; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Polytechnic: $360,000
  • Nanostructured Metallic Surface Fabricated by Ultrasonic Shot Peening for Bioimplant Materials Applications
    Investigator(s): Milan Rakita**, Fei Yin; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Polytechnic: $360,000
  • Conceptual Model-based Math Intelligent Tutor: A Response-to-Intervention Program for Elementary Students with Learning Difficulties in Mathematics (COMMIT-EleRtI)
    Investigator(s): Yan Ping Xin**, Yingjie Chen, Signe Kastberg, Anne Traynor; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Total $4,868,338; Polytechnic: $1,217,084.50
  • Automated Parts Sorting System
    Investigator(s): Suranjan Panigrahi**; Sponsor: Lafayette Instrument Co., Inc.; Polytechnic: $21,158
  • Quality Scorecard Analytics Sub-team
    Investigator(s): Stephen Robert Byrn**, Kari Clase; Sponsor: National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology & Education; Total $335,930; Polytechnic: $164,605.70
  • AIHEC Advanced Manufacturing Summer Institute
    Investigator(s): Lisa Bosman**, Travis Fuerst, Greg Strimel, Nielsen Pereira; Sponsor: American Indian Higher Education Consortium; Total $102,560; Polytechnic: $76,920
  • Beyond Boundaries: Exploring Transdisciplinary Potential in Visualization
    Investigator(s): Paul Parson**; Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Polytechnic: $4,000

**Indicates Principle Investigator

Total Polytechnic proposals = $14,545,180