In academic year 2004-05, sponsors awarded $14,675,605 to SMU for direct and indirect costs of research and sponsored projects. Totals in recent years were $19,658,689 in 2003-04, $13,752,118 in 2002-03, and $11,010,791 in 2001-02.
Funding sources for the $14,675,605 were federal agencies, $13,712,459 (93.4 percent); corporations, $444,189 (3.0 percent); foundations, $453,192 (3.1 percent); and state and local government agencies, $65,765 (0.4 percent).
Dedman College received $9,315,179 in 49 awards; the School of Education and Human Development, $3,110,049 in 13 awards; the School of Engineering, $1,942,877 in 26 awards; and Meadows School of the Arts, $90,000 in one award. Nonacademic departments reporting to the Provost Office received six awards for a total of $217,500.
Of the 70 project directors/investigators, 37 received $100,000 or more in aggregate funding. They are listed in alphabetical order:
David Blackwell, Geological Sciences, “Application of Thermal Techniques for Exploration, Evaluation, and Assessment of Geothermal Resources,” Department of Energy; “A Test of Borehole Paleoclimatology as a Method to Quantify Radiative Climate Forcing,” National Science Foundation.
David Blackwell and Maria Richards, Geological Sciences, “Texas Geothermal Outreach – Getting the Heat Out (Texas State Energy Conservation),” Department of Energy.
John Buynak, Chemistry, “Dual Purpose b-Lactamase Inhibitors (collaborating with Design Therapeutics Inc.),” National Institutes of Health; “Alamax Purchase Order,” AlamX, LLC; “Diagnostic Reagents for Infectious Diseases,” Becton, Dickinson and Co.
Nell Carvell, Learning Therapy, “LEAP for Dallas Kids,” Department of Education.
Marc Christensen and Jerome Butler, Electrical Engineering, “Active Optical Filter Development” (contract with Photodigm Inc.), National Reconnaissance Office.
Marc Christensen, Dinesh Rajan, and Scott Douglas, Electrical Engineering, “Analysis of Irregular Sampling for Information Efficient Sensors,” Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Scott Douglas, Electrical Engineering, “Launching the Texas Engineering Education Pipeline: Deploying The Infinity Project Statewide,” Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Eugene Herrin and Paul Golden, Geological Sciences, “Infrasound Calibration Explosions from Rockets Launched at White Sands Missile Range,” Army; “Operation and Maintenance of the TXAR Array,” Air Force; “The Operation and Maintenance of Three IMS Primary Seismic Arrays,” Comprehensive Testban Treaty Organization (CTBTO); “Operations and Maintenance of the U.S. IMS Primary Seismic at Mina, NV (PS47),” Army; “Site Selection, Preparation, Construction, Installation, and Operation of Infrasound Station in North Mississippi,” Army; “Proposal for the Continuing Operation and Maintenance of Infrasound Data Acquisition Stations Txiar and Nviar Imbedded in the U.S. IMS Primary Seismic Arrays at Terlingua, TX TXAR (PS46), and Mina, NV NVAR (PS47),” Army.
Richard Jones, Biological Sciences, “Polycomb-Group Genes and Gene Regulation (year 12),” National Institutes of Health.
Ernest Jouriles and Renee McDonald, Psychology, “Domestic Violence and Child Aggression,” National Institutes of Health (NIH); “Preventing Abuse in Adolescent Dating Relationships,” NIH.
Jeffery Kennington and Eli Olinick, Engineering Management, Information, and Systems, “Protection Strategies for DWDM All-Optical Networks,” Navy.
Paul Krueger, Mechanical Engineering, “Hydro and Aerodynamic Pulsed Jet Micropropulsion,” National Science Foundation (NSF); “Ontogenetic Changes in Swimming Squid: An Integrative Examination of Jet Structure and Muscular Mechanics (with New York Institute of Technology),” NSF.
Patricia Mathes, Reading Research, “English Language Acquisition Evaluation Research Program (Project ELLA), Department of Education.
Patricia Mathes and Jill Allor, Reading Research, and Ian Harris, Statistical Science, “Maximizing Literacy Learning Among Children with Mild to Moderate Mental Retardation (Project Maximize),” Department of Education.
Patricia Mathes and Deborah Diffily, Reading Research, “Texas Instruments Model Demonstration,” Texas Instruments Foundation.
Sukumaran Nair, Computer Science and Engineering, “Traffic Engineering and Security for Metro-Ethernet,” Alcatel Network Systems Inc.
Sukumaran Nair and Marco Marchetti, Computer Science and Engineering, “System Security Engineering Capability Maturity Model Applications,” EWA Information and Infra-Structure Technologies Inc.
William Orr, Biological Sciences, “Thioredoxin Peroxidases, Oxidative Stress, and Aging,” National Institutes of Health; “Glutathione, Oxidative Stress, and Aging,” NIH; “Cellular Aging and Oxygen Free Radicals,” NIH.
Geoffrey Orsak and Tammy Richards, Electrical Engineering, “Institute for Engineering Education: Expanding Engineering Programs to the National Stage,” Department of Education.
Connie Peters, Learning Therapy, “Head Start Program,” Texas Instruments Foundation.
William Pulte, Education, “Master’s Program in Bilingual Education with Gifted and Talented Focus” and “Supplemental Certification in Bilingual Education,” Department of Education.
Svetlana Radyuk, Biological Sciences, “The Role of Peroxiredoxins in Immunity and Aging,” National Institutes of Health; “Automated Individual Real-Time Toxic Exposure Monitoring (AIRTEM) System,” Air Force.
Dinesh Rajan, Electrical Engineering, “Transceiver Design for Next Generation Wireless Systems,” Nokia Telecommunications.
Ne’Shaun Robinson-Jones, Pre-college Programs, “Upward Bound Program” and “Upward Bound Supplement,” Department of Education.
Lawrence Ruben, Biological Sciences, “TRACK Regulates Cytokinesis in Trypanosoma brucei,” National Institutes of Health.
Ryszard Stroynowski, Physics, “High Energy Physics,” Department of Energy; “ATLAS Commissioning Maintenance and Operations,” Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC.
Ryszard Stroynowski and Fredrick Olness, Physics, “High Energy Physics,” Department
Ryszard Stroynowski and Jingbo Ye, Physics, “G-Link System,” Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC.
Brian Stump, Geological Sciences, “Small Explosion Monitoring Program (SEMP),” Air Force; “Field Studies to Quantify Natural and Man-induced Events in NE China and Korea Using Seismic and Infrasound Observations,” Air Force; “Regional Geophysical Discrimination Support – Multiple Arrays,” Air Force.
Pia Vogel, Biological Sciences, “The Stator Subunits of the ATP Synthase,” National Science Foundation.
James Waddle, Biological Sciences, “Longevity and Metabolism Mediated by Fasting,” National Institutes of Health.
John Walther, Geological Sciences, “Experimental and Theoretical Determination of Solubilities of Rock-forming Minerals,” National Science Foundation.
R. Hal Williams, Research and Graduate Studies, “Graduate Research Fellowship Program (for five students),” National Science Foundation.
David Willis and Vladimir Ajaev, Mechanical Engineering, “Investigation of Phase Change, Liquid Flow, and Heat Transfer During Laser Micromachining,” National Science Foundation.