GRANTS




 Current Grants
  1. "Magnetic Resonance Nanosensors for Influenza Diagnosis". NIH R03, Role: PI, $142,558, 2017-2019.

  2. "Magnetic nanoprobes for cancer imaging", Bridging Award, K-INBRE, NIH. Role: PI, $54,695, 2017-2018.

  3. "One-step, green chemistry approach for the systheses of petroleum-based building blocks and polymers", Undergraduate New Investigator (UNI) Award from American Chemical Society (ACS)-Petroleum Research Fund (PRF), Role: PI, $55,000.00; 2016-2018.

  4. "Multifunctional Magnetic Nanosensors for Rapid Diagnosis of Zika". K-INBRE Star-Trainee Award, K-INBRE, Role: PI, $9,000, 2017-2018.

  5. "Magneto-fluorescent nanosensors for the rapid detection of food-, water- and blood-borne pathogens". K-INBRE Semester Scholar Award, K-INBRE,
    Role: PI, $4,000, 2017-2018.

  6. "Shimadzu Equipment Grant for Research", Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Role: PI, $130,000.00, 2016-2017.

  7. "Highly economic, one-step synthesis of soybean polyols for industrial applications", Kansas Soybean Commission, Role: PI, $100,000.00, 2015-2017.

  8. "Development of New soybean-based anti-oxidant topical lotion for skin care applications", Kansas Soybean Commission, Role: PI, $100,000.00, 2015-2017.

  9. “New Magnetic Nanotheranostics for the Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer” Star-Trainee Award, K-INBRE, NIGMS P20 GM103418 (NIH), Role: PI, $9,000, 2016-2017.

  10. “Hsp90 Inhibitor and immunomodulator: Unique drug cocktail carrying anti-oxidant nanoparticles for the targeted treatment of KRAS-driven NSCLC” Summer Scholar Award, K-INBRE, NIGMS P20 GM103418 (NIH), Role: PI, $4,000, 2016-2017.

  11. “Development of new synthetic protocol for the one-step synthesis commercial polymers” Independent research project, Pittsburg State University,
    Role: PI, $2,000, 2016-2017.



 Completed Grants
  1. "Polycarbonate from soybean oil-based epoxide and carbon dioxide", Kansas Soybean Commission, Role: Co-PI, $50,000.00, 2015-2016.

  2. “Activatable MR Contrast Agent for the PARP-1 Inhibitor-Assisted Combination Therapy of Prostate Cancers” Star-Trainee Award, K-INBRE, NIGMS P20 GM103418 (NIH), Role: PI, $9,000, 2015-2016.

  3. “Hsp90 Inhibitor-Induced Combination Therapy of Lung Cancer Using Novel Magnetic Nanotheranostics” Summer Scholar Award, K-INBRE, NIGMS P20 GM103418 (NIH), Role: PI, $4,000, 2015-2016.

  4. “Rapid and sensitive detection of bacterial contaminations in SEK environmental water resources using novel magnetic relaxation nanosensors” Campus Award, K-INBRE, NIGMS P20 GM103418 (NIH), Role: PI, $2,000, 2015- 2016.

  5. "Development of novel sulfur-containing theranostic nanomedicines for the targeted X-ray/CT imaging and treatment of cancers", Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE), Role: PI, $31,000.00, 2014-2015.

  6. Start-up fund, Polymer Chemistry Initiative, Pittsburg State University, Role: PI, $200,000.00, 2013-2015.

  7. "Design and Synthesis of Novel Polymeric Nanotheranostics for the targeted Optical / X-ray CT Imaging and Treatment of Lung Cancer". Star Trainee Award, K-INBRE, Role: PI, $9,000, 2014-2015.

  8. "Assessement of Molecular Interactions for the Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Influenza using Novel Magnetic Relaxation Nanosensors" Summer Scholar Award, K-INBRE, Role: PI, $4,000, 2014-2015.

  9. "Nucleolin Targeting Novel Polymeric Nanotheranostics for the MR Imaging and Treatment of Breast Cancer" Semester Scholar Award, K-INBRE, Role: PI, $4,000, 2014-2015.

  10. "Independent Research Project Grant", Pittsburg State University, Role: PI, $2,000, 2014-2015.

  11. "Faculty proposal submission incentive grant", Pittsburg State University, Role: PI, $1,000.00, 2014-2015.


  Other grant proposals submitted to the following funding agencies: