External Funding Awarded

Year 5  (August 2018 – July 2019)

Plant Oil-Based Polymers for Personal Care Products
Funding Agency: North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission
Award Amount: $30,000.00
Award Dates: July 2019
Principal Investigator: Andriy Voronov (North Dakota State University)

Self-healing Polymeric Materials from Corn Sugars
Funding Agency: North Dakota Corn Council
Award Amount: $19,035.00
Award Dates: February 2019
Principal Investigator: Guodong Du (University of North Dakota)

New Corn Oil-Based Monomer Synthesis for Latex Applications in Coatings and Paints
Funding Agency: North Dakota Corn Utilization Council
Award Amount: $52,522.00
Award Dates: December 2018
Principal Investigator: Andriy Voronov (North Dakota State University)

High oleic soybean oil as a plasticizer for crumb rubber for new rubber compounds
Funding Agency: United Soybean Board
Award Amount: $98,086.00
Award Dates: October 2018 – September 2019
Principal Investigator: Dean Webster (North Dakota State University)
Other Researcher/s: Olena Shafranska

High oleic soybean oil industrial uses and properties
Funding Agency: Ford Motor Company, United Soybean Board
Award Amount: $62,664.00
Award Dates: October 2018 – September 2019
Principal Investigator: Dean Webster (North Dakota State University)

D3SC: Integrated Studies and Design of Organometallic Complexes with Nonlinear Optical and near-IR Emission Properties
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Award Amount: $468,030.00
Award Dates: August 2018
Principal Investigator: Bakhtiyor Rasulev (North Dakota State University)
Co-Principal Investigator: Svetlana Kilina (North Dakota State University)
Other Researcher/s: Wenfang Sun, Dmitri Kilin


Year 4  (August 2017 – July 2018)

Soy protein derived thermoset resins for traditional molding and 3D printing
Funding Agency: North Dakota Soybean Council
Award Amount: $32,732.00
Award Dates: July 2018 – June 2019
Principal Investigator: Long Jiang (North Dakota State University)
Co-Principal Investigator: Mohiuddin Quadir (North Dakota State University)

Undergraduate Scholarships with Mathematics and Science Training, Exploration, and Research
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Award Amount: $999,952.00
Award Dates: February 2018 – January 2023
Principal Investigator: Alena Kubátová (University of North Dakota)
Other EPSCoR Researcher/s: Rebecca Simmons, Gregory Vandeberg (University of North Dakota)
Other Researcher/s: Daphne Pedersen, Shari Nelson

Factors affecting windows design and stability and their determination
Funding Agency: Marvin Windows and Doors
Award Amount: $34,039.00
Award Dates: December 2017 – December 2018
Principal Investigator: Alena Kubátová (University of North Dakota)
Other EPSCoR Researcher/s: Joshua Hatton (University of North Dakota)
Other Researcher/s: E. Kozliak

New High Oleic Soybean Oil(HOSO)-Based Latexes for Coatings and Paints
Funding Agency: United Soybean Board
Award Amount: $106,647.00
Award Dates: October 2017 – September 2018
Principal Investigator: Andriy Voronov (North Dakota State University)

High oleic soybean oil in automotive rubber applications
Funding Agency: Ford Motor Company, United Soybean Board
Award Amount: $61,684.00
Award Dates: October 2017 – September 2018
Principal Investigator: Dean Webster (North Dakota State University)

High Oleic Soybean Oil as a Plasticizer for Crumb Rubber for Tire Tread Compounds
Funding Agency: United Soybean Board
Award Amount: $97,525.00
Award Dates: October 2017 – September 2018
Principal Investigator: Dean Webster (North Dakota State University)

Vegetable Oil-Based latex for Paints and Coatings
Funding Agency: ND Department of Commerce, Agricultural Products Utilization Commission
Award Amount: $25,000.00
Award Dates: September 2017 – August 2018
Principal Investigator: Andriy Voronov (North Dakota State University)


Year 3  (August 2016 – July 2017)

Development of ND Flax Fiber Mat for New Applications
Funding Agency: AmeriFlax
Award Amount: $28,366.00
Award Dates: July 2017 – June 2018
Principal Investigator: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)

Additive Manufacturing for Mattress Comfort Customization
Funding Agency: North Dakota Department of Commerce
Award Amount: $64,000.00
Award Dates: June 2017 – August 2018
Principal Investigator: Bashir Khoda (North Dakota State University)
Co-Principal Investigator: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)

Assisting Sunstrand in NSF SBIR Phase IIB Project
Funding Agency: Sunstrand, LLC
Award Amount: $25,000.00
Award Dates: June 2017 – August 2018
Principal Investigator: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dean Webster (North Dakota State University)

IRES‑IEGAC Interdisciplinary Environmental and Green Applications in Chemistry (IEGAC)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Award Amount: $249,956.00
Award Dates: August 2017
Principal Investigator: Alena Kubátová (University of North Dakota)
Co-Principal Investigator: Mukund Sibi (North Dakota State University)
Other Researcher/s: Evguenii Kozliak, David Pierce

Sanford Seed Grant: Nanocapsule mediated dietary delivery of arginine for acute wound healing
Funding Agency: Sanford Health
Award Amount: $80,570.00
Award Dates: May 2017
Principal Investigator: Mohiuddin Quadir (North Dakota State University)
Co-Principal Investigator: Long Jiang (North Dakota State University)

Modified Soybean Oil to Enhance Effectiveness as a Processing Oil for Rubber
Funding Agency: Ford Motor Company
Award Amount: $99,806.00
Award Dates: December, 2016 – September 2017
Principal Investigator: Bret Chisholm (North Dakota State University)
Other EPSCoR Researcher/s: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)

High Performance Bio-based Polymer Materials Systems
Funding Agency: Department of Defense
Award Amount: $480,000.00
Award Dates: September 27, 2016 – September 26, 2018
Principal Investigator: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)
Other EPSCoR Researcher/s: Mukund Sibi, Dean Webster (North Dakota State University)

Biobased monomer and polymer systems for coatings
Funding Agency: Akzo Nobel
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Award Dates: September 2016 – August 2017
Principal Investigator: Dean Webster (North Dakota State University)
Other EPSCoR Researcher/s: Mukund Sibi (North Dakota State University)

Synthesizing medical materials from corn bran: Corn meets Nanomedicine
Funding Agency: North Dakota Corn Council
Award Amount: $4,999.00
Award Dates: August 2016
Principal Investigator: Mohiuddin Quadir (North Dakota State University)
Co-Principal Investigator: Khwaja Hossain (Mayville State University)


Year 2  (August 2015 – July 2016)

Pyrolysis of Woody Biomass for Advanced Products
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Award Dates: July 2016 – January 2018
Principal Investigator: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)

Further Development of ND Flax Fiber and Shive for Commercialization in ND
Funding Agency: AmeriFlax
Award Amount: $32,866.00
Award Dates: July 2016 – June 2017
Principal Investigator: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)

Integration of Flax Fibers into Kingetics Advanced Composite Orthotics
Funding Agency: AmeriFlax
Award Amount: $17,000.00
Award Dates: July 2016 – June 2017
Principal Investigator: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)

Modified Soybean Oil to Enhance Effectiveness as a Processing Oil for Rubber
Funding Agency: United Soybean Board
Award Amount: $27,306.00
Award Dates: July 2016 – September 2016
Principal Investigator: Bret Chisholm (North Dakota State University)
Co-Principal Investigator: Olena Shafranska (North Dakota State University)
Other EPSCoR Researcher/s: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)

Medical Nanomaterials from Agricultural and Bio-based Products
Funding Agency:
NDSU Development Foundation
Award Amount:
$14,253.00
Award Dates:
April 2016
Principal Investigator:
Mohiuddin Quadir (North Dakota State University)
Co-Principal Investigator:
Olena Shafranska (North Dakota State University)
Other EPSCoR Researcher/s:
Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)

Integration of Composite Materials into Sprayer Boom Design – Prototype and Testing Completion
Funding Agency: AGCO Corporation
Award Amount: $14,876.00
Award Dates: January 2016 – June 2016
Principal Investigator: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)

BiMAT Zymergen
Funding Agency: Zymergen, Inc.
Award Amount: $360,000.00
Award Dates: September 2015 – July 2020
Principal Investigator: Dean Webster (North Dakota State University)


YEAR 1  (August 2014 – July 2015)

Modified Soybean Oil to Enhance Effectiveness as a Processing Oil for Rubber
Funding Agency: United Soybean Board
Award Amount: $93,435.00
Award Dates: July 2015 – June 2017
Principal Investigator: Bret Chisholm
Co-Principal Investigator/s: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)

Further Natural Fiber Composites Development with FibreCITY
Funding Agency: Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba
Award Amount: $32,000.00
Award Dates: January 2015 – June 2017
Principal Investigator: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)

Integration of Composite Materials into Sprayer Boom Design – Year 8
Funding Agency: AGCO Corporation
Award Amount: $48,000.00
Award Dates: January 2015 – December 2015
Principal Investigator: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)

Sensing Earth Environment Directly Sensor
Funding Agency: North Dakota Department of Commerce – Venture Grant
Award Amount:  $99,969.00
Award Dates:  October 2014 – September 2015
Principal Investigator: Chad Ulven (North Dakota State University)
Co-Principal Investigator/s: Frederik Haring, Justin Hoey, and Robert Sailer (North Dakota State University)