Grants & Awards

Research Grants and Awards Received (total grants and awards: $8,737,766.00)

2014 – 2015

  1. “Smart­Phone Based Device for Monitoring Chemical Pollutants in Water” Lake Michigan Coastal Grants Program, 2015­2016, PI: G. Nnanna, $46,256.00. (Approved for funding).
  2. “Northwest Indiana Well Water Testing Program” Lake Michigan Coastal Grants Program, 2015­2016, PI: G. Nnanna, $47,793.00; (approved for funding).
  3. “Engineering Summer Program,” INSGC Grant Program, 2015­2016, PI: G. Nnanna, $5,000.
  4. “Energy­Dispersive X­ray Spectroscopy and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Analysis” City of East Chicago, 2014­2015, PI: G. Nnanna, $1,062.
  5. 1. “Optimization of Poly-Aluminum Chloride Dosage by Jar Test Method at East Chicago Water Treatment Plant,” East Chicago Drinking Water Plant, City of East Chicago, 2013-2014, PI: G. Nnanna, $6330.
  6. 2. “Water Characterization,” East Chicago Drinking Water Plant, City of East Chicago, 2013-2014, PI: G. Nnanna, $6774.
  7. 3. “BP Water Institute Lecture Series,” BP America Inc., 2013-2014, PI: G. Nnanna, $10,000.
  8. 4. “Mercury Reduction from Municipal Effluents Discharged into Lake Michigan,” Lake Michigan Coastal Grants Program, 2013-2014, PI: G. Nnanna, $50,000.
  9. 5. “Occurrence of Emerging Contaminants in Lake Michigan and Sensory Development,” Lake Michigan Coastal Grants Program, 2013-2014, PI: G. Nnanna, $50,000.

Previous Grants

  1. “Integrating virtual 3D lab modules for flood modeling studies in civil engineering curriculum: An Inter-university Implementation and Evaluation,” National Science Foundation, PI: Chandra Viswanathan; Co-PIs: Purdue Calumet – Chenn Zhou, Emily Hixon and George Nnanna; Ramesh Teegavarapu from Florida Atlantic University; Pradeep Behera from University of District of Columbia; and Dr. Fox, University of Kentucky, $200,000.
  2. “East Chicago Water Characterization,” East Chicago Drinking Water Plant, City of East Chicago, 2013, PI: G. Nnanna, $1,500.
  3. “A Study of Strainer Performance at East Chicago Membrane Filtration Plant,” East Chicago Drinking Water Plant, City of East Chicago, 2013, PI: G. Nnanna, $10,000.
  4. “Study of the Total Suspended Solids Profiles – East Chicago Drinking Water Plant, City of East Chicago, 2012, PI: G. Nnanna, $10,000.
  5. “Lake Michigan Water Resources Study,” Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 2012— 2013, PI: G. Nnanna, $28,000.
  6. “Examining climate change influence on non-point source pollution using NSPECT models for Lake Michigan Watershed,” Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 2012, PI: Chandramouli Viswanathan, Co-PI: G. Nnanna; $21,317.
  7. “Refrigeration and Heat Pump Teaching System,” ASHRAE, 2012-2013, PI: G. Nnanna, $4994.06.
  8. “Energy Efficiency and Water Institute Lab.,” DOE, 2010-2012, PI: G. Nnanna, Co-PI: B. Kramer, $2M.
  9. “Energy Efficient HVAC&R Using Evaporative Cooling,” ASHRAE, 2010-2011, PI: G. Nnanna, $5000.
  10. “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan, Phase II-Module III,” British Petroleum, 2009-2012, Co-PI: George Nnanna, PI: R. Rogers, $2, 670, 000.
  11. “Purdue Calumet Water Institute,” DOE, 2009-2013, PI-George Nnanna, $924,000.
  12. “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan, Phase II-Module II,” British Petroleum, 2009-2010, Co-PI: George Nnanna, PI: R. Rogers, $46,397.
  13. “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan, Phase II-Module I,” British Petroleum, 2009-2010, Co-PI: George Nnanna, PI: R. Rogers, $587,000.
  14. “Purdue Calumet Water Institute,” DOE, 2008-2009, PI-George Nnanna, $479,000.
  15. “Cooling Systems for Data Centers,” ASHRAE, 2008-2009, PI-George Nnanna, $7500.
  16. “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan, Phase I,” British Petroleum, 2007-2008, Co-PI: George Nnanna, PI: H. Cohen, $1, 000, 000.
  17. “Purdue Calumet Water Institute,” US Depart. of Energy (DOE), 2006-2007, PI-G. Nnanna, $587, 014.
  18. “Ralston Street Lagoon Project,” Gary Sanitary Dist., 2006, PI- G. Nnanna. Co-PI: H. Pinnick, $17,355.
  19. “Thermoelectric Refrigeration System,” ASHRAE, 2006-2007, PI-George Nnanna, $5,000.
  20. “Nanofluid flow in Microchannels,” Purdue Research Foundation, 2006, $3,000.
  21. “Euromech Colloquium 472 on Microfluids and Transfer, Grenoble, France, September 6th — 8th, 2005,” Purdue Research Foundation International Travel Grant, $1,000.
  22. “Optical Table and CCD-Camera,” DOE Energy-Related Laboratory Equipment, 2005, Original Acquisition Cost $16,031.
  23. “Smart Air Distribution System,” Purdue Calumet Undergraduate Research Grant, 2005, $1300.
  24. “Experimental Investigation of Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids,” NSF Grant # CTS-0404493, 2004-2005, PI-George Nnanna, $23,000.
  25. “Thermo-Mechanical Issues in BGA Packages in Electronics,” Purdue Calumet Summer Grant, 2004, PI: George Nnanna, Co-PI: M. Mojtahed, $6000.
  26. “Design, Construction, and Testing of Smart Air Distribution System for Cooling of Data Centers,” ASHRAE, 2004, PI-George Nnanna, $4300.
  27. “Design, Construction, and Application of Vapor Compression Refrigeration Unit to Cool High Heat Flux Electronics,” Purdue Calumet Undergraduate Research Grant, 2003, $3000.
  28. “Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids,” Purdue Calumet URG, 2003, $1500.
  29. “Design, Construction, and Application of Vapor Compression Refrigeration Unit to Cool High Heat Flux Electronics,” ASHRAE, 2003, PI-George Nnanna, Co-PI: Ed Pierson, $3400.