Winkelmann Research Group

Chemical Research and Education Research Funding

Most ongoing chemical and education research projects are externally funded. Winkelmann Research Group funding from federal, private, state, and local sources is listed below. Our lab has also received generous donations of scientific research instruments and equipment from industry laboratories and NASA Kennedy Space Center.

Research always involves students and many projects include other professors and industry scientists. Collaborators affiliatied with the Winkelmann Research Group are presented in this site's People page.

Currently Funded Grants

PI, NSF DUE, Award #1848612, Collaborative Research: The Future of Innovative Learning Environments in STEM Education, $92,400, 2018 - 2020

PI, NSF CBET, Nano and Biosensing program, Award #1833221, Supporting Student Research at the NanoFlorida 2018 Conference, $10,000, 2018 – 2019

PI, NSF DUE, IUSE program, Award #1650342, Collaborative Research: STEM Education in Virtual Worlds Workshop Series, $24,980, 2016-2019

Co-PI, NASA NSPIRES program, Experimental Investigation of Polyimide Wire Repair System in Microgravity Environment, $49,357, 2016-2019



Previous Federal Grants

PI, NSF TUES program, Award #1140841, Evaluating Students' Learning and Attitudes in a Virtual Chemistry Laboratory, $200,000, 2012-2016

Co-PI, Florida Tech subcontract (Purdue University) for FAA WJHTC Fuels Program, Alternative Storage Fuel Testing, $61,400, 2014-2015

Lead contractor with funding from NASA 2013 Space Technology Research Opportunities - Early Stage Innovations (STRO-ESI) through Qinetiq North America, Magnetic Nanoparticle-Based Composite Materials, $91,000, 2013-2014

Co-PI, U.S. Department of Energy, Development of an Interdisciplinary Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Academic Program, $300,000, 2010-2012

Co-PI, NSF CCLI program, Award #0942180, Introducing Research-inspired Modules in the General Chemistry Lab Curriculum, $183,000, 2009-2013

Co-PI, NSF NUE program, Award #0939355, Creating a Hands-On Nanoscience and Technology Minor, $200,000, 2009-2012

Co-PI, NSF NUE program, Award #0303986, Development of a Nanotechnology Laboratory Course for First-Year Undergraduates, $106,000, 2003-2005


Previous Private Foundation Grants

PI, Oak Ridge Associated Universities Events Sponsorshop Program, Virtual Reality in Education Seminar Exchange, $4000, 2017-2018

PI, Dreyfus Foundation Special Grants in the Chemical Sciences, Hands-On Nanotechnology Laboratory Experiments for Freshmen, $33,000, 2008-2011

PI, Terasem Foundation, Real Learning in a Virtual Lab: Designing Chemistry Experiments in Second Life, $4000, 2008-2009




Expired State and Local Grants

PI, Florida Space Grant, Learning Chemistry through Mars-Themed Experiments in a Virtual Lab, $15,000, 2009-2010

PI, Florida Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship Fellows program, A Nanotechnology Outreach Program for High School Students, $2500, 2009-2010

PI, Space Alliance Technology Outreach, Mechanism of Automobile Tire Devulcanization, $2000, 2006

PI, Florida Solar Energy Center, New Actinometry Methods for Research and Education, $18,040, 2005

Co-PI, Florida Solar Energy Center, Ultrahigh Vacuum (UHV) Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Scanning Tunneling Optical Spectroscopy (STOS) for Elucidation of TiO2 Photochemistry, $30,000, 2003-2004

PI, Florida Solar Energy Center, Reduction of CFCs in TiO2 Suspensions under Visible Irradiation, $7250, 2003-2004

PI, Florida Space Grant, Introducing Mars Terraforming in General Chemistry, $15,000, 2003-2004

PI or Co-PI for Florida Tech internal funding awards totaling $23,000 for initiating chemical research and chemical education research projects