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Office of the Vice President for Research

Monthly Grant Awards Report: November 2021

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share our monthly report listing new grant awards UofSC faculty researchers across the university system received between November 1 and November 30, 2021. Please note that some awards received toward the end of that period might have missed the reporting cut-off. In such cases, the award will be listed in the next monthly report. Our office is proud to share these successes with the university research community. Please join us in congratulating our excellent researchers on their new grant awards.

Get the November 2021 New Grant Awards Report (pdf).


Summary of Large November 2021 Grant Awards

PI Name

PI College/Dept.

Award Title



Wang, Yi

College of Engineering & Comp. - Mechanical Engineering

Reliable Perception for Unmanned Maritime Systems

Office of Naval Research (ONR)/DOD


Chaudhry, M.

College of Engineering & Comp. - Civil & Environmental Eng.

The Use of Biopolymers to Strengthen Earthen Infrastructure

US Army Engineer Research and Development Center/Department of the Army/DOD


Cui, Taixing

School of Medicine - Cell Biology & Anatomy

Metabolic control of vascular smooth muscle cell plasticity

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)/NIH


Googe, Heather

College of Education - Child Development Res. Center

Building a Statewide System for Inclusion 2021-22

SC Department of Social Services(DSS)/HHS


Irvin, Matthew

College of Education - Educational Studies

South Carolina Institute for Measurement Methods in Rural STEM Education (SC-IMMERSE)

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Knight, Travis

College of Engineering & Comp. - Mechanical Engineering

Internal Wireless Sensors for Dry Cask Storage

Office of Nuclear Energy/DOE


Sockalingam, Subramani

College of Engineering & Comp. - Mechanical Engineering

Fundamental Studies of Process-Material Interactions in Advanced Adhesion-Driven Manufacturing with Automated Placement of Uncured Thermoset Tows as Model Process

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Welton, Shelley

School of Law - Law - Dean's Office

As Goes the South: Community and Worker Solutions for a Just Transition in South Carolina and Tennessee

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Dudycha, Jeffry

College of Arts and Sciences - Biological Sciences

Resource development for the Daphnia dentifera - Metschnikowia bicuspidata host-symbiont system.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation


Tebbs, Joshua

College of Arts and Sciences - Statistics

Group testing for infectious disease detection

University of Nebraska/NIH



14 December 2021

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