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Texas A&M-Kingsville receives over $2M in grants from National Science Foundation

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KINGSVILLE — The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded six grants totaling $2,486,076 for Texas A&M University-Kingsville research projects, representing several of the engineering disciplines offered by the university. 

The awards were announced this fall and posted on the foundation’s website. The grants were awarded to faculty from the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering. 

Dr. Heidi A. Taboada, Dean of the College of Engineering, celebrated the awards, noting the funding adds to the prestige of the university. 

“It speaks volumes of the quality of our faculty and the high impact research they are conducting,” Taboada said. “Our faculty are conducting innovative research to find the best solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.” 

“Research is central to what we do in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M-Kingsville. The research performed by our faculty is funded from multiple agencies, NSF being only one of those,” she added. 

“The research our faculty conducts are thoroughly integrated with education and exposes our students to state-of-the-art research, pushing their disciplines to new heights.” 

The grants include: 

Transdisciplinary Research in Graduate Engineering Education  

Start Date: Oct.1, 2022   

Amount: $487,251 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Hua Li 

Co-Investigators: Dr. Jianhong Ren, Dr. David Ramirez, Dr. Arieh Sherris and Dr. Christine Robbins  


RET Site: Integrating data-driven research in Renewable Energy Across Disciplines (I-READ) 

Start Date: Sept. 1, 2022  

Amount: $600,000 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Mohammad Hossain  

Co-Investigators: Dr. Kai Jin, Dr. Hua Li, and Dr. Marsha Sowell 


Collaborative Research: CISE-MSI: RPEP: CPS: A Resilient Cyber-Physical Security Framework for Next-Generation Distributed Energy Resources at Grid Edge 

Start Date: Oct. 1, 2022  

Amount: $737,373 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Taesic Kim 

Co-Investigators: Dr. Habib M Ammari and Dr. Xingang Fu  


CISE-MSI: RCBP-ED: CNS: MBARKA: A Multi-tier Basic Architecture for fault-tolerant and K-secure IoT-based Autonomous campus monitoring systems 

Start Date: Oct. 1, 2022  

Amount: $400,000 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Habib M Ammari 


Collaborative Research: CISE-MSI: DP: CPS: Cyber Resilient 5G Enabled Virtual Power System for Growing Power Demand 

Start Date: Oct. 1, 2022 

Amount: $110,851 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ayush Goyal 


Collaborative Research: CyberTraining: Implementation: Medium: CyberTraining for Open Science in Climate, Water and Environmental Sustainability 

Start Date: January 1, 2023 

Amount: $150,601 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Adnan Rajib 

Co-Investigator: Dr. David Ramirez 

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