GrantsandContracts

Darby Weinstein Newman Maly
Darby Weinstein Newman Maly


The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for March and April. Award amounts are totals expected for the entire funding period. The list does not include supplements, modifications or other changes to existing grants or contracts. For awards that have more than one investigator, the first faculty member listed is the principal investigator.

JULIAN ASHFORD, adjunct assistant professor of biological sciences, and CYNTHIA M. JONES, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Population Spatial Structure and Stage-Specific Connectivity of the Toothfishes Dissostichus Eleginoides and D. Mawsoni”; National Science Foundation, $441,363.

JAY A. AUSTIN, research assistant professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, “Cross-Shelf Transport and Alongshelf Exchange Processes in Regions of Multiple Mesoscale Fronts”; Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, $100,297.

KENT E. CARPENTER, associate professor of biological sciences, “Marine Protected Area GAP Analysis: Caribbean GIS Database”; World Conservation Union, $9,982.

ROBERT W. CASE, associate professor of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, “Economic Impact/Direct Spending Study on the 2003 Rock and Roll Half Marathon”; City of Virginia Beach, $1,500.

CAROL L. CONSIDINE, assistant professor of engineering technology, “Engineering Economy Model for Valuing Utility Privatization Opportunities”; Engineering and Environment Inc., $3,500.

ROLAND A. COOPER, research assistant professor of biological sciences, “Toxicity of Artemisinin in the Human Malaria Parasite”; U.S. Public Health Service (including NIH), $264,528.

GLENN F. COTA, research professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, “(High Latitude) Bio-Optical Algorithm Development and Validation”; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, $8,000.

DENNIS A. DARBY, professor, GREGORY A. CUTTER, professor, and JENS F. BISCHOF, research assistant professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Collaborative Research: Trans Arctic 2005 Expedition for Development of a Pan-Arctic Stratigraphy and Paleoclimate Record”; National Science Foundation, $168,443.

DANIEL M. DAUER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and HAROLD G. MARSHALL, professor emeritus of biological sciences, “2003 Update of Status and Trends in Water Quality and Living Resources of the Chesapeake”; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $15,315.

FRANK P. DAY, professor of biological sciences, “Long-Term Ecological Research on Disturbance, Succession and Ecosystem State Change at the Virginia Coast Reserve – Subcontract: Vegetation Monitoring on the Hog Island Chronosequence”; University of Virginia, $10,000.

AMIN N. DHARAMSI, professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Outreach Activities for Enhancement of Scientific Literacy in Hampton Roads”; Verizon, $10,500.

JOHN R. DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program”; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $478,557.

ANDREW S. GORDON, professor, and HAROLD G. MARSHAL, professor emeritus, biological sciences, “The Detection and Study of Harmful Algae”; Virginia Department of Health, $4,545.

STEVEN W. GRAY and OSCAR R. GONZALEZ, associate professors of electrical and computer engineering, “Advanced Control Recovery Concepts for Safety-Critical Systems”; NASA Langley Research Center, $402,562.

CHESTER E. GROSCH, professor of computer science, “Studies in Forced and Time-Varying Turbulent Flow”; NASA Langley Research Center, $50,000.

JOSEPH J. GROSEL, program manager, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “J28 Support”; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Philadelphia, $43,898.

MOOL C. GUPTA, director of the Applied Research Center, “Tasks for Modeling Effort on Titanium Tubing Damage Limits”; Army Research Office, $74,800. Also, “Membership Account - University Cooperative Research Center for Lasers and Plasmas for Advanced Manufacturing”; Southeast University Research Association, $30,000.

BARBARA Y. HARGRAVE and CHRISTOPHER OSGOOD, associate professors of biological sciences, “Development of a Mouse Model to Investigate Gender Differences in Drug-Induced Cardiovascular Disease”; Jeffress Research Grants Program, $30,000.

JEFFREY Y. HARLOW, director, and TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director, Social Science Research Center, “Norfolk Ready to Read” City of Norfolk, $8,858. Also, “Data Entry and Frequency Distributions, Grades K-12”; National Science Foundation, $1,300. Also, “Infant and Toddlers Online Tracking System/Monitoring Improvement and Measurement System”; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $305,368. Also, “Tobacco Survey”; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $32,518.

MARK D. HAVEY, eminent scholar of physics, “Localization of Light in High-Density Ultracold Atomic Vapors”; National Science Foundation, $419,300.

EILEEN E. HOFMANN and JOHN M. KLINCK, professors, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, “Biogeochemical Processes in the Ross Sea: A Modeling Approach”; National Science Foundation, $397,293.

GENE J. HOU, professor of mechanical engineering, “Injection Molding Process Simulations and Mechanical Stress Analysis Case Studies”; NOVA Chemicals Inc., $22,500.

CYNTHIA M. JONES, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and ROBERT F. DIAS, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “How Seagrass Beds Support Healthy Fish Growth: A Study of Trophic Structure in the Chesapeake Bay Using Stable Isotopes”; Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $69,996. Also, CYNTHIA M. JONES and ZHONGXING CHEN, adjunct assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “How Essential Fish Habitat Influences Population Structure for Spotted Sea Trout, Cynoscion Nebulosus, with Special Emphasis in Chesapeake Bay”; Virginia Graduate Marine Science Consortium, $78,702.

JOSEPH LAPLACA, manufacturing consultant, Technology Applications Center, “Water Tunnel, CAD Blueprints and Solid Model Drawings”; Noah Moffett, $1,006.

JAMES F. LEATHRUM JR., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Small Port Simulation System”; Army Corps of Engineers/Research & Development Center (Vicksburg, Miss.), $313,198.

R. BOWEN LOFTIN, director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “I/IT SEC 2003 Support to U.S. Joint Forces Command” and “Joint National Training Center Advanced Training Technology Support”; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Philadelphia, $17,029 and 404,430.

KURT J. MALY, eminent scholar, and MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, professor, computer science, “Tools for Extracting Metadata and Structure from Defense Technical Information Center Documents”; Defense Technical Information Center, $50,000.

HAROLD G. MARSHAL, professor emeritus of biological sciences, and PERRY M. DUNCAN, associate professor of psychology, “The Detection and Study of Harmful Algae”; Virginia Department of Health, $250,000.

KEVIN MCCLESKEY, general manager and SFS program manager, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “General Dynamics Support” and “XC21 Support”; General Dynamics, $29,093 and $163,730.

ROLAND R. MIELKE, professor of electrical and computer engineering, “U.S. Joint Forces Command Integrated Battle Laboratory Modeling and Simulation Support”; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Philadelphia, $2.37 million.

GANAPATI R. MYNENI, adjunct associate professor of physics, “Proposal to Conduct an Underlying Experimental Vacuum Programme for Katrin”; Institut Fuer Techniche Physik, $49,000.

BRETT A. NEWMAN, associate professor, and COLIN P. BRITCHER, professor, aerospace engineering, “Energy State Management in a SATS Environment”; Athena Technology Inc., $108,000.

NORA NOFFKE, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Microbially Induced Sedimentary Structures in the Pongola and Witwatersrand Supergroups, South Africa”; National Science Foundation, $113,061.

AHMED K. NOOR, director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Environments, “NASA Engineering Training Program Supplement”; NASA Langley Research Center, $199,089.

MARK A. PHILLIPS, research scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Homeland Security Simulation Support”; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Philadelphia, $118,644.

BRYAN E. PORTER, associate professor of psychology, and JEFFREY Y. HARLOW and TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, director and associate director, Social Science Research Center, “A Community Assessment of Drinking and Driving Predictors: Alcohol Outlets and Socioeconomic Factors”; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, $1,500.

BILLIE M. REED, executive director, and WAYNE WOODHAMS, deputy executive director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, “Falcon Phase 1 Activities”; Microcosm Inc., $11,133.

MARY L. SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, “Support of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program” and “NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program”; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center $475,000 and $158,000. Also, “Geospatial Extension Specialist Initiative - Year 2”; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $100,000.

ELIZABETH A. SMITH, research assistant professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, “Virginia’s Access and Mid-Atlantic Geospatial Consortium Remote Sensing of Virginia’s Natural Resources for Education”; Virginia Space Grant Consortium, $23,196.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, project scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, and ROLAND R. MIEKLE, professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Training Simulation Capabilities Development for Civil Authorities”; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Philadelphia, $898,684.

ANDREAS TOLK, senior research scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Integration of Live Systems into the Composable Mission Space Environment: Using Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance,” George Mason University, $49,881. Also, “Extensible Modeling and Simulation Framework Technical Support”; Navy Postgraduate School, $28,981. Also, “Applying the Extensible Modeling and Simulation Framework for Command and Control 2004”; George Mason University, $195,000.

ARNOLDO VALLE-LEVINSON, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “A Harmful Algal Bloom Observing System for Coastal Regions Using a Surface Autonomous Vehicle”; Center for Innovative Technology, $99,955.

ALOK K. VERMA, associate professor of engineering technology, “Developing Lean Enterprise Simulation Exercises for Shipbuilding and Repair”; Naval Sea Systems Command, $188,219.

LARRY WEINSTEIN, professor; PAUL E. ULMER, associate professor; GAIL E. DODGE, associate professor; SEBASTIAN E. KUHN, professor; and CHARLES HYDE-WRIGHT, professor, physics, “Renewal: From Quarks to Nuclei,” U.S. Department of Energy, $560,000.

G. RICHARD WHITTECAR, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Hydrogeologic Site Assessment and Monitoring - Wetland Creation Site, Weanack Port Facility, Charles City County, Va.”; Virginia Tech, $10,000.

KEITH M. WILLIAMSON, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, “Investigating Recursive Plastic Heating in Third-Body Regions During Friction Stir Welding”; National Science Foundation, $6,000.

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