Grants

A holistic effort to decarbonize diesel for heavy duty transportation: Targeted combustion & exhaust catalysis research to improve life-cycle performance
(as co-PI) sponsored by the National Science Foundation
2020-2024

Mitigating the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance and Its Associated Health Impacts in Clinical and Environmental Contexts
sponsored by the UVA Center for Engineering in Medicine
2019-2020

Quantifying the Benefits and Costs of Energy Sector Resilience in the United States
sponsored by the UVA Environmental Resilience Institute
2019-2020

Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure
sponsored by the US Department of Education
2018-2019

Development of antibiotic resistance “in the wild”
sponsored by the UVA 3 Cavaliers Fund (with Prof. Jason Papin and Prof. Peter M. Kasson)
2018-2019

Resilient Infrastructure: Designing for America’s Future
sponsored by the US Department of Education
2016-2019

Formation of Silver and Copper “Nanopatches” in Ceramic Porous Media and Application for Point-of-Use Water Treatment
(as co-PI) sponsored by the National Science Foundation
2014-2019

Research on wastewater treatment and algae cultivation
sponsored by the G. Vetlesen Foundation
2013-2016

ADVANCE Enhancement Fellowship
sponsored by the NSF-supported ADVANCE Program
2013-2014

Algae-Medicated Energy Production and Water Quality Enhancement for Virginia’s Wastewater Treatment Plants
sponsored by the Virginia Environmental Endowment
2013-2014

LAUNCH 2020-Systems Innovation Experiment (SIX)
sponsored by the Tides Foundation
2013-2014

Biomass productivity technology advancement towards a commercially viable, integrated algal biomass production unit
(as Co-PI) sponsored by the US Department of Energy
2013-2015

GRDS: Characterizing Estrogenicity in Life Cycle Assessment (Supplement)
sponsored by the National Science Foundation
2012-2013

Feasibility of Bio-Jet Fuel Industry for Virginia
(as Co-PI) sponsored by the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research and Virginia Department of Aviation
2012-2013

A Meta-Model for Life Cycle Assessment of Algae-to-Energy Systems
sponsored by the National Science Foundation
2011-2014

Rainwater Harvesting and Treatment System for the Delmas 30 Neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti
sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency P3 Grants
2010-2011

Estrogen uptake by algae cultivated using municipal wastewater for simultaneous bioremediation and energy production
Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology (with Prof. Andres Clarens)

sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research
2010-2011

CO2 sequestration with concurrent synthesis of fatty acid based fuels in a model organism: Chlorella protothecoides
(as Co-PI) sponsored by UVA Collaborative Energy Research
2008-2009