NASA EPSCoR Research Projects
Awardees Awardee Institution Award Type Project Title
Anthony Reynolds * USC 2010 NASA EPSCoR Fundamental and Applied Studies in Friction Based Consolidation and Extrusion of Finely Divided Metals
Frank Chen * USC 2010 NASA EPSCoR Development of High Power Density Regenerative Bi-electrode Supported Solid Oxide Cells to Support NASAs Planetary Exploration Missions
Jim Ritter * USC 2009 NASA EPSCoR Development of Rapid Cycle Pressure Swing Adsorption Oxygen Concentrators for Extraterrestrial Applications
Joshua Summers Clemson 2007 NASA EPSCoR Development of a Lunar Capable Rover Wheel for a Modular Rover System: Analytical and Experimental Research
Branko Popov USC 2007 NASA EPSCoR Development of Advanced Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell
Lisa Brodhacker * Lander 2012 NASA EPSCoR RGP Spin-Cast Epoxy Mirrors for Near-Earth and Deep Space Laser Communications
James Ritter * USC 2012 NASA EPSCoR RGP Compact Adsorption Systems for Extracting EVA Oxygen from Spacecraft and Habitat Air
Ahmad Khalilian * Clemson 2012 NASA EPSCoR RGP Refining NASA's Space-Based GPS Technology for Applications in Site-Specific Irrigation and Watershed Management
Luke Sollitt The Citadel 2012 NASA EPSCoR Travel
Frank Alexis Clemson 2012 NASA EPSCoR Travel
Xinyu Huang USC 2012 NASA EPSCoR Travel
Nick Panasik Claflin 2012 NASA EPSCoR Travel
Ya-Ping Sun Clemson 2012 NASA EPSCoR Travel
Sakamuri Reddy MUSC 2012 NASA EPSCoR Travel
John Baatz MUSC 2012 NASA EPSCoR Travel
Lin Zhu Clemson 2012 NASA EPSCoR Travel
Rajagopalan Bhaskaran Claflin 2012 NASA EPSCoR MSI Mechanistic Understanding of Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Protein Aggregation Using Multidimensional NMR Study
Jennifer Cash SCSU 2012 NASA EPSCoR MSI Computational Modeling of Pulsating Variable Stars
Ananda Mondal Calflin 2012 NASA EPSCoR MSI Diffusion Kernel to Identify Subnetwork Biomarkers
David Morris UVI 2012 NASA EPSCoR MSI Understanding Fermi and Swift Transients through Coordinated Monitoring with the VIRT-GRT Telescopes
Richard Murphy Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech 2012 NASA EPSCoR MSI Signal Transmission and Process Control Communications
Paul Rienstra-Munnicha SCSU 2012 NASA EPSCoR MSI Quantifying Economic Impact of Climate Change on the US Southeast Coastal Region
Meenu Shukla-Dennis Denmark Tech 2012 NASA EPSCoR MSI Sea Surface Salinity Study
Latrice Singletary Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech 2012 NASA EPSCoR MSI Evaluating the Socio-Economic Impact that the Implementation of a Biomed and Health Information Technology Degree can have in the Analysis of Chronic and Infectious Diseases in SC
David Smith SCSU 2012 NASA EPSCoR MSI Cosmic Microwave Background Analysis for Physics Undergraduates
* Faculty also received a $3750 Travel grant to develop their NASA EPSCoR research project.


SC Space Grant Research and Education Awards Program (REAP)
Awardees Awardee Institution Award Type Project Title
Harry Ploehn USC 2012-2013 REAP RGP - Polymer-Grafted Platelet Nanocomposites for Engineered Materials and Structures in Extreme Environments
Joseph Carson College of Charleston 2012-2013 REAP RGP - Search for Extrasolar Planets of Nearby Young Stars
James Neff College of Charleston 2012-2013 REAP RF/I - Using the Kepler Spacecraft to Study Stellar Magnetic Cycles and to Probe Stellar Interiors with Asteroseismology
Varavut Limpasuvan Coastal Carolina 2012-2013 REAP RF/I - Changes in the Upper Atmospheric Ozone
Andrew Mount Clemson 2012-2013 REAP RF/I - Enabling Public Participation in Astronomy: Installation of the 29" Dixon Lomax Telescope at the Taylor Creek Observatory
Charles Groetsch The Citadel 2012-2013 REAP CD - Mathematics for Cosmic Exploration
David Morris University of Virgin Islands 2012-2013 REAP CD - Developing a Customized Astronomy Lab Manual at the University of the Virgin Islands
Louis Rubbo Coastal Carolina 2012-2013 REAP CD - Developing scientific reasoning and promoting STEM careers via a robotics summer camp for middle school children
Anglea Peters Claflin 2012-2013 REAP T - STEM Activities for Middle School girls
Anglea Peters Claflin 2012-2013 REAP ERA - Aerospace Academy II


SC Space Grant Student Awards
Name Award Type Awardee Institution
Madelyne Adams 2012-2013 Graduate College of Charleston - Environmental Sciences
Ankoma Anderson 2012-2013 Graduate Clemson - Chemistry
Greg Harris 2012-2013 Graduate USC - Chemical Engineering
Eileen Miller 2012-2013 Graduate USC - Mechanical Engineering
Matthew Neinhaus 2012-2013 Graduate USC - Earth and Ocean Sciences
William Rigdon 2012-2013 Graduate USC - Mechanical Engineering
Alina Wilson 2012-2013 Graduate USC - Electrical Engineering
Robert Emmett 2012-2013 Undergraduate Clemson - Chemical Engineering
John Helms 2012-2013 Undergraduate Clemson - Chemical Engineering
Andrew La Croix 2012-2013 Undergraduate Lander - Physical Sciences
Brian Rogers 2012-2013 Undergraduate Coastal Carolina - Physics
Laura Stevens 2012-2013 Undergraduate College of Charleston - Physics   Astronomy
James Tolson 2012-2013 Undergraduate USC - Electrical Engineering
Ryan Widejko 2012-2013 Kathy Sullivan FMU - Physics   Astronomy
Jonathan Foster 2012-2013 Pre-Service Award Wofford - Mathematics
Brandon Hunter 2012-2013 Pre-Service Award College of Charleston - Education
Ruth Sease 2012-2013 Pre-Service Award FMU - Education
Ryan Boodee 2012-2013 NASA Internship - Ames Citadel - Physics   Mathematics
Melissa Gaddy 2012-2013 NASA Internship - LPSA Wofford - Computer Science   Mathematics
Daniel Showers 2012-2013 NASA Internship - Marshall Clemson - Mechanical Engineering
Michelle Iannantuano 2012-2013 NASA Internship - Marshall College of Charleston - Chemistry   Biochemistry
Cameron Nickle 2012-2013 NASA Internship - Langley USC - Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
Edward Sullivan 2012-2013 NASA Internship - Ames Clemson - Computer Engineering


SC Space Grant 2012 Palmetto Academy Awards
Awardees Awardee Status Awardee Institution Project Title
Adem Ali Faculty College of Charleston Application of Satellite Remote Sensing techniques for determining Water Quality Parameters in the optically complex waters of Lake Erie
Catharine (Lyndsey) Sydow Student College of Charleston Application of Satellite Remote Sensing techniques for determining Water Quality Parameters in the optically complex waters of Lake Erie
Jeffrey Anker Faculty Clemson Optical strain indicators to accurately measure the strain of various objects and materials through nondestructive measures
Dakotah Anderson Student Clemson Optical strain indicators to accurately measure the strain of various objects and materials through nondestructive measures
Jonathan Heath Student FMU Optical strain indicators to accurately measure the strain of various objects and materials through nondestructive measures
Scott Argraves and Jamie Barth Faculty MUSC Biomedical Palmetto Academy at MUSC
Cecelia Lipman Student Clemson Biomedical Palmetto Academy at MUSC
David Prim Student USC Biomedical Palmetto Academy at MUSC
Sadia Robinson Student SCSU Biomedical Palmetto Academy at MUSC
Joshua Voltin Student College of Charleston Biomedical Palmetto Academy at MUSC
Frank Chen Faculty USC Novel Solid Oxide Cell Technology to Support NASA’s Planetary Exploration Missions
Jacob Bunch Student USC Novel Solid Oxide Cell Technology to Support NASA’s Planetary Exploration Missions
Delphine Dean Faculty Clemson Understanding the Effect of Ionizing Radiation on Articular Cartilage Biomechanics
Westley Green Student Tri-County Tech Understanding the Effect of Ionizing Radiation on Articular Cartilage Biomechanics
Christopher Bourean Student Wofford Understanding the Effect of Ionizing Radiation on Articular Cartilage Biomechanics
John DesJardins Faculty Clemson Effects of Irradiation on Polymer Material Properties for Bearing and Structural Applications in Space
John O'Donnell Student Clemson Effects of Irradiation on Polymer Material Properties for Bearing and Structural Applications in Space
Thompson Mefford Faculty Clemson Nanostructured Surfaces and Surface Coatings for Photovoltaic Cells
William Glasgow Student Clemson Nanostructured Surfaces and Surface Coatings for Photovoltaic Cells
Alexander Parenzan Student Clemson Nanostructured Surfaces and Surface Coatings for Photovoltaic Cells
Jeanette Myers Faculty FMU Computational Astrophysics - Modeling Galaxy Collisions and Cosmological Acceleration
Ezekiel Shuler Student FMU Computational Astrophysics - Modeling Galaxy Collisions and Cosmological Acceleration
Kirubaa Thavayoganathan Student FMU Computational Astrophysics - Modeling Galaxy Collisions and Cosmological Acceleration
Luke Sollitt Faculty The Citadel Development of the Atsa Suborbital Observatory
Danielle Barrett Student Trident Tech Development of the Atsa Suborbital Observatory
Daniel Pittman Student The Citadel Development of the Atsa Suborbital Observatory
Christian (Todd) Rhodes Student FMU Development of the Atsa Suborbital Observatory
Yaping Sun Faculty Clemson Advanced Space Materials
John Ivester Student Clemson Advanced Space Materials
Ethan LeCroy Student Clemson Advanced Space Materials