Grants for Research Advancement and Transformation (GREAT) Program Winners Announced

Adel Alaeddini, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was awarded GREAT funding for his research on chronic disease management.

The Grants for Research Advancement and Transformation (GREAT) program, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, has recently awarded six seed grants in the amount of $20,000 each to support new areas of research for faculty at UTSA. 

The primary goal of these awards is to assemble preliminary data that can be used to seek extramural funding and advance UTSA’s goal of reaching Tier One status.  The competition was extremely close and those awarded were chosen for their proposed project’s potential to secure funding to further their research in future years.

College of Architecture

Angela Lombardi, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Department of Historic Preservation
The Franciscan Missions of the Camino Real: Applying Geo-Technology to Research for Cultural Heritage Management

College of Engineering

Adel Alaeddini, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Integrative Statistical and Operational Methods for Effective Chronic Disease Management

Krystel Castillo, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Integrated Modeling and Optimization of Supply Chain Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Robert Hard, Ph.D. – Professor, Department of Anthropology
Reconstructing Holocene Paleoclimate in Southwestern New Mexico

College of Sciences

Robert Renthal, Ph.D. – Professor, Department of Biology
How Begomovirus Manipulates Whiteflies for Transmission to Plant Hosts

Waldemar Gorski, Ph.D. – Professor, Department of Chemistry
Determination of Enzyme Biomarkers and Nanoparticle-Based Enzyme Inhibition

May 21, 2014