Research Funding Updates

Investigating the role of ice sheet instability in marine carbon and nutrient cycling in the Eurasian Arctic

Investigator Allyson Tessin, $248,000, National Science Foundation

Application of UAV and satellite based optical sensors to help preserve the coral reefs of the US Virgin Islands

Investigator: Joseph Ortiz, 2023-2025, $213,552, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Cover crop impacts on soil carbon inferred by modeling and soil optical properties

Investigator: Joseph Ortiz, 2022-2023, $257,825. Herbert W. Hoover Foundation

Understanding Organic Matter Linkages and Transformations across a Cretaceous Terrestrial-Marine Interface

Investigator: Timothy Gallagher, 2022-2024, $110,000. American Chemical Society

Acquisition of organic geochemical equipment for paleo- and modern earth surface geochemical research

Investigator: Allyson Tessin, Co-PI: Timothy Gallagher, 2022, $215,000. National Science Foundation

Collaborative Research: BoCP Design: US-South Africa: Turning CO2 to stone: the ecosystem service of the oxalate-carbonate pathway and its sensitivity to land use change. 

Investigator: Timothy Gallagher, January 2023, $350,000. National Science Foundation

ORCA - Satellite Algae Bloom and Nutrient Sources Tracking

Investigator: Joseph Ortiz, August 2021 - February 2023, $140,000, Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

Participation of Allyson Tessin on IODP Expedition 392

Investigator: Allyson Tessin, February 2022 - January 2023, $39,820, Columbia University, National Science Foundation

Oxidative exhaustion: Assessing the time frame for the cessation of acid mine drainage production within impacted watersheds

Investigator: David Singer, September 2022, $56,000, Ohio Water Resources Center

Automating the Detection of Harmful Algal Blooms using Google Earth Engine and Google Cloud Platform

Investigator: Joseph Ortiz, 2021-2022, $100,000, Herbert W. Hoover Foundation

Science for Community Change

Investigators Bridget Mulvey, David Singer, 2021-2022, $24,108, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation 

Moving mountains: timing and emplacement of the Marysvale gravity slide complex

Investigator: David Hacker, 2021-2024, $210,394, National Science Foundation

How the Surface Roughness Contributes to Wettability and its Alteration of Geologic Minerals

Investigator Kuldeep Singh, 2021-2022, $110,000, American Chemical Society PRF

Mapping of the Spry Intrusion and Associated Volcanic Rocks Within the Markagunt Mega-Scale Gravity Slide, Utah

Investigator: David Hacker, 2020-2022, $16,665, United States Geological Society

Remote sensing validation of benthic cover in Biscayne Bay

Investigator: Joseph Ortiz, 2021, $60,380 Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Field-scale estimates of soil carbon based on modeling and soil optical properties

Investigator: Joseph Ortiz, 2021, $175,000, Herbert W. Hoover Foundation

Capacity building for ocean color remote sensing in support of fisheries management in the northern Benguela Current

Investigator: Joseph Ortiz, 2020, $30,000, National Geographic Society 2020 Explorer Travel Grant

Science for Community Change

Investigators: Bridget Mulvey (KSU Education) and David Singer (KSU Geology); 2020-2021, $24,108, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

Collaborative Research: Neotoma Paleoecology Database, a Multi-Proxy, International, Community-Curated Data Resource for Global Change Research

Investigator: Alison Smith, 2020-2023, $14,599, National Science Foundation

PoreStudio: First Cloud-Based Reactive Flow Simulator

Investigator: Babak Shafei, Co-Director: Kuldeep Singh, 2019-2021, $1,100,000, Department of Energy, DOE-SBIR

Data-Driven Module for Prediction of Materials Physical-Chemical Properties Using Machine Learning

Investigator: Babak Shafei, Co-Director: Kuldeep Singh, 2019-2021, $225,000, National Science Foundation

Local Environment-based Authentic Discovery Research and Outreach on Lead (Project LEAD)

Investigators: Bridget Mulvey (KSU Education) and David Singer (KSU Geology); 2019-2020, $12,000, KSU Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative

Despite recent high-profile cases of lead (Pb)-contaminated drinking water, ingestion and/or inhalation of Pb from soil and dust are potentially more significant exposure pathways. Although scientists know Pb is a problem in urban areas, the scope of the problem in Akron is unknown. Participating students are making substantial contributions to the development of new scientific knowledge. Akron Public Schools (APS), our high-need urban school district partner, requested that we develop a curriculum to support students' authentic STEM research on the Akron community. This project involves students doing soil science research on Pb in Akron. The long-term goal is to develop an Akron exposure risk map and continue design of a soil Pb curriculum for middle and high school. Students will develop and implement action plans to improve their own health and the health of the Akron community.

Geology of Parts of the Cow Creek and Deep Creek 7.5 Minute Quadrangles, Garfield County, Utah: Structural and Deformational History of the Mega-Scale Sevier Gravity Slide

Investigator: David Hacker, 2019-2020, $29,724, U.S. Geological Survey EDMAP Program

Monitoring Lake Okeechobee Toxic Blooms: Google Earth Engine and KSU spectral Decomposition Method

Investigator: Joseph Ortiz, Co-Director: J. Amos (SkyTruth), 2018-2020, $180,000, Herbert W. Hoover Foundation

Science in Support of Management and Restoration in Biscayne National Park

Investigator: Joseph Ortiz, 2018-2020, $140,000, Herbert W. Hoover Foundation

Remote Sensing Research for Harmful Algal Blooms in Inland Waters

Investigator: Joseph Ortiz, 2018-2019, $59,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration