Texas Tech University

Proposal Stimulus Program

The Proposal Stimulus Program (PSP) is no longer active. The Scholarship Catalyst Program (SCP) will be replacing the PSP beginning 2014. Please visit the SCP website for more information.

FY2014 PSP Award Recipients:

Level 1
  • Lead PI: Chang-Dong Yeo, Whitacre College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
    Title: Integrated Research on Thermo-Magneto-Mechanical Contact Performance of Ferromagnetic Films
    Agency: National Science Foundation
Level 2
  • Lead PI: Robert Bradley, College of Arts & Sciences (Biological Sciences)
    Title: Genes and Transcriptomes: Predicting Speciation in Mammals
    Agency: National Science Foundation
  • Lead PI: Jorge Salazar-Bravo, College of Arts & Sciences (Biological Sciences)
    Title: Testing hypotheses of diversification in the High Andean Plateau
    Agency: National Science Foundation
  • Lead PI: Zhen Cong, College of Human Sciences (Human Development and Family Studies)
    Co PI(s): Ali Nejat and Daan Liang, Whitacre College of Engineering (Construction Engineering and Engineering Technology)
    Title: The elderly's psychological well-being in disasters: An agent-based approach
    Agency: National Institute on Aging
  • Lead PI: Jaime Cooper, College of Human Sciences (Nutritional Sciences)
    Title: Effects of a PUFA-rich diet on high saturated fat meal responses
    Agency: American Heart Association
  • Lead PI: Zhaomin He, Whitacre College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
    Title: Fully elastic annuloplasty based on mitral annulus mechanics
    Agency: National Institutes of Health
  • Lead PI: Raj Khare, Whitacre College of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
    Co PI(s): Micah Green, Whitacre College of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
    Title: Molecular Origins of Thermo-Mechanical Property Changes in Polymer Stabilized Graphene/Epoxy Nanocomposites
    Agency: National Science Foundation
  • Lead PI: Paul Pare, College of Arts and Sciences (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
    Co PI(s): Yehia Mechref, College of Arts and Sciences (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
    Title: A Proteo-Metabolomic Identification of Small Molecule Regulators from Plant Metabolic and Signaling Pathways
    Agency: National Science Foundation
  • Lead PI: Chad Paton, College of Human Sciences (Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing)
    Title: Effects of linoleic acid on skeletal muscle PPAR-delta transcriptional activity
    Agency: National Institutes of Health
  • Lead PI: Kamaleshwar Singh, College of Arts and Sciences (Environmental Toxicology)
    Co PI(s): Weimin Gao, College of Arts and Sciences (Environmental Toxicology)
    Title: Reactive Oxygen Species-Mediated Epigenetic Silencing of MLH1 and Susceptibility to Prostate Cancer
    Agency: Department of Defense
  • Lead PI: Sherin Wang, Whitacre College of Engineering (Industrial and Mechanical Engineering)
    Co PI(s): Jingjing Qiu, Whitacre College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
    Title: Highly Thermally-Conductive and Electrically-Insulating Composites
    Agency: National Science Foundation
  • Lead PI: James Yang, Whitacre College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
    Co PI(s): Patricia DeLucia, College of Arts and Sciences (Psychology)
    Title: Collaborative Research: Reliability-Based Standing Posture Prediction for Mitigation of Nurse Low Back Injury under Uncertainty
    Agency: National Science Foundation
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Previous PSP Award Recipients