The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is a tier-one research institution that fosters the advancement of cutting-edge research discoveries and technology. UT Dallas receives funding from various federal agencies, state agencies, industry, and foundations. These funds are generally awarded in multi-year contract or grants, therefore the amount recorded as received each year may not reflect the research being done in that year.

The Office of Research oversees research metrics for the institution, including proposals and total research dollars awarded, research expenditures, and licensing revenue.

In 2nd quarter FY21 (December 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021), the Office of Research assisted faculty with 353 proposals. During this same period, there were 25 research awards processed through the Office of Research.

The total research dollars awarded to the University through proposals submitted or contracts negotiated by the Office of Research and gifts designated for research in 2nd quarter FY21 is $5,359,807. This total does not include any cost share amounts. Each School contributed to this total as follows:

Economic Political and Policy$45,000
Engineering and Computer Sciences$5,109,053
Natural Science and Mathematics$200,254
Research Gifts$5,500

DISCLAIMER:  Office of Research uses reasonable efforts to provide accurate and up-to-date information based on the specific requests that we receive.  The numbers/amounts listed are accurate as of the date the report was provided.  The amounts are the total expected award and do not take into consideration funding cuts, stop work orders, transfers, or de-obligations.  Some of this information may be currently in an administrative process and is subject to change or verification.  Due to sponsor restrictions, some qualifying awards may not be listed below.

Faculty Research Awards

The following are awards that were made prior to 2nd quarter FY21 but received by The University after November 30, 2020:

Marshall, Andrew, STTR Phase II: Modularized High Efficiency, Low Frequency
Vibration Energy Harvesting Power Supply System, Microsol Technologies, Inc., $200,000

Campbell, Zachary, hiPSC-based DRG Tissue Mimics on Multi-well Microelectrode Arrays as a Tissue Chip Model of Acute and Chronic Nociception, University of Massachusetts Lowell, $189,906


The following are awards over $100,000 received by UT Dallas faculty from Federal sponsors between December 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021:

Hoyt, Kenneth, Multiparametric Ultrasound Imaging for Early Detection of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, National Institutes of Health R01DK126833, $1,650,462

Hamlen, Kevin, Information and Software Assurance: Dynamic Multi-Layer Multi-Stage Cognition-Inspired Active Cyber Deception, US Army Research Office W911NF2110032, $600,000

Iungo, Giacomo Valerio, CAREER: Scalar Transport in High Reynolds Number Boundary Layer with Heterogeneous Roughness and Source Flux: Modeling Marine Aerosol in Coastal Regions, National Science Foundation 2046160, $502,482

Adams, Stephanie, Collaborative Research: Rising Doctoral Institute, National Science Foundation 2029782, $473,883

Liu, Cong, Collaborative Research: CPS: Medium: Timeliness vs. Trustworthiness: Balancing Predictability and Security in Time-Sensitive CPS Design, National Science Foundation 2038727, $239,897

Conlon, Ronan, Kahler Manifolds with Prescribed Ricci Curvature, National Science Foundation 2109577, $178,789

Zhang, Jie, Machine Learning-based Real-Time Optimal Switchings of Reconfigurable Microgrids, US Army Research Dev and Engr Command W9132T21C0007, $104,173


The following are awards over $50,000 received by UT Dallas faculty from non-Federal sponsors between December 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021:

Kim, Jiyoung, Novel Organic-Inorganic Hybrid EUV Dry Resists Deposited by Molecular Atomic Layer Deposition (MALD), Semiconductor Research Corp. 2021-NM-3035, $249,375

Prasad, Shalini, SRA: Investigation and Assessment of Food Contaminants in Sample Matrices without Need for Pre-processing, Sensorx Pty Ltd., $220,000

Makris, Georgios, Machine Learning Solutions for Golden Chip-Free Hardware Trojan Detection based on Fusion of Electrical & Optical Measurements, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technology N000379236, $200,000

Kim, Moon, Floating Gate Microscopy Development, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technology N000379568, $150,000

Cho, Kyeongjae, ASCENT: Applications and Systems Driven Center for Energy-Efficient Integrated NanoTechnologies (DSSP), SRCco, JUMP and DARPA and University of Notre Dame, $125,000

Summers, Joshua, Collaborative Research: Creativity in Teams: Identifying the Role of Meetings in Fostering Effective Cognitive and Social Processes in Teams, Clemson University, $117,000

Basu, Kanad, Machine Learning-based Efficient Atomic Layer Deposition, University of Central Florida and Semiconductor Research Corp., $85,644

Wong, Weichen Eric, Collaborative Research: I/URC Phase II: Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC), Ball State University, $81,900

Thursaisingham, Bhavani, From Device to Cloud: An End-to-End Framework for Trusted Edge Computing for IIoT Security, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, $60,154           

Daescu, Ovidiu, SRA: Drone-based System for Automatically Mapping a Warehouse and Tracking its Inventory, InfoVision, Inc., $54,990

Akin, Bilal, IPA SRA: Electric Motor Fault Diagnostics, Toshiba International Corporation, $50,000Veyan, Jean-Francois, STTR I: Infrared Chemical Sensor for Toxic Industrial Chemicals/Toxic Industrial Materials (TICs/TIMs) Filtration Performance Monitoring, Max-IR Labs LLC, $50,000

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