GrantsandContracts

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The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for May and June. 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.

HUSSEIN ABDEL-WAHAB, professor of computer science, “A Workshop on Promoting Collaborative Research in Computers and Communications”; National Science Foundation, $12,400.

VIJAYAN ASARI, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Pose and Lighting Invariant Face Location Algorithm”; Navy Engineering Logistics Office, $68,000. Also, “Visibility Improvement in Digital Color Images”; Vision Innovations Corp., $10,000.

CARRYL BALDWIN, assistant professor of psychology, “An Evaluation of Graphical Presentation Formats for Surface Weather”; NASA Headquarters, $24,000.

COLIN P. BRITCHER, professor of aerospace engineering, “Aerodynamic Calibration of the Behr America Climatic Wind Tunnel”; Behr America Inc., $24,140.

CAROL L. CONSIDINE, assistant professor of engineering technology, “Engineering Economy Model for Valuing Utility Privatization Opportunities Phase II”; Engineering and Environment Inc., $6,502.

JEREMIAH CREEDON, director of transportation research, “Airspace System Research”; National Institute of Aerospace, $264,699.

DONALD D. DAVIS, associate professor of psychology, “Impact of Leadership Relationships and University Context on the Performance of National Science Foundation/University Cooperative Research Centers”; National Science Foundation, $53,449.

RITA D. DEBATE, associate professor of community and environmental health, “Eating Disorders and Dental Practitioners”; U.S. Public Health Service, $63,514.

FREDERICK C. DOBBS, associate professor, and MARTINA A. DOBLIN, research assistant professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Assessment of Transoceanic NOBOB Vessels and Low-Salinity Ballast Water as Vectors for Nonindigenous Species Introductions to the Great Lakes”; University of Michigan Department of Parks and Recreation, $6,808.

MARK J. DORREPAAL, professor of mathematics and statistics, “PDE Constrained Optimization”; New York Sea Grant, $50,987.

LISA A. DRAKE, research assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Vibrio Cholerae Quantification in the Portal Project”; International Commission for Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean Sea, $4,080.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, professor of electrical and computer engineering, “NASA Graduate Researchers Program - Student Andrea Holmes,” NASA Langley Research Center, $24,000. Also, “MRI: Acquisition of an Ultrahigh Vacuum Scanning Tunneling Microscope”; National Science Foundation, $119,000 (with TAREK ABDEL-FATLAH, graduate teaching assistant for ECE; LEPOSAVA VUSKOVIC, professor of physics; X. NANCY XU, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry; and RICHARD V. GREGORY, dean of the College of Sciences).

ROBERT A. GABLE, eminent scholar of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education; KERRY LAMBERT, director, Training and Technical Assistance Center; and STEPHEN W. TONELSON, professor of ECSLPSE, “Special Education Training and Technical Assistance Center for Regions 2 and 3”; General Assembly of Virginia, $830,243.

OSCAR R. GONZALEZ, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, “NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program - Anushka Lakdawala”; NASA Langley Research Center, $24,000.

MOOL C. GUPTA, director of the Applied Research Center, “Augmentation to Improved Polymer-to-Polymer Adhesion Project”; NASA Langley Research Center, $50,000. Also, “Establish a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Lasers and Plasmas for Advanced Manufacturing”; National Science Foundation, $10,000. Also, “Development of a Strong EFG Wafer Understanding”; RWE Schott Solar Inc., $45,000.

JEFFREY Y. HARLOW, director, and TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director, Social Science Research Center, “Virginia Department of Health, Center for Injury and Violence Prevention, Violence Prevention Program”; Old Dominion University, $84,015.

FANG Q. HU, professor of mathematics and statistics, “Study of Dispersive Waves and Development of Accurate Nonreflecting Boundary Conditions”; National Science Foundation, $120,846.

LUISA A. IGLORIA, associate professor of English, and FRED BAYERSDORFER, arts assistant to the dean, College of Arts and Letters, “27th Annual ODU Literary Festival”; Virginia Commission of the Arts, $1,000.

ANDREY R. KASPAROV, associate professor of music; FRED BAYERSDORFER, arts assistant to the dean, College of Arts and Letters; and ROBERT WOJTOWICZ, associate professor of art; “Multimedia Collaboration and Performance”; Virginia Commission of the Arts, $2,000.

MICHELLE L. KELLEY, professor of psychology, “Brief Couples Therapy in Drug Abuse Treatment”; State University of New York, $43,371.

JOHN M. KLINCK, professor, and GLENN F. COTA, research professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Multi-sensor Coastal Ocean and Atmosphere Time-Series”; NASA Headquarters, $412,957.

JOSEPH LAPLACA, manufacturing consultant, Technology Applications Center, “Lean Factory Assessment/Wisconsin Study for Identification of Recycling Markets for Abrasive Material Waste”; Hermes Abrasives Ltd., $1,625.

IRWIN B. LEVINSTEIN, assistant professor of computer science, “Health Care Portal”; Castle Technologies Inc., $7,500.

R. BOWEN LOFTIN, director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Operational Test and Evaluation Support Services”; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center (Philadelphia), $88,588.

MARILYN F. MARLOFF, associate professor of communication and theatre arts, “Choreographers’ Showcase, Choreography Competition”; Virginia Commission of the Arts, $2,000.

ROLAND R. MIELKE, professor of electrical and computer engineering, “”XDV II Expanded Support to J9”; General Dynamics, $27,292. Also, “XBML Air Operations”; Gestalt LLC, $39,942.

MICHAEL L. NELSON and JOHAN BOLLEN, assistant professors of computer science, “Self-preserving Digital Objects: Archive Ingest and Handling Test”; Information Systems Support, $109,840.

NORA NOFFKE, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Microbially-induced Sedimentary Structures – A New Reference Catalogue for the Detection of Life on Mars”; NASA Headquarters, $62,108.

STEPHAN OLARIU and HUSSEIN ABDEL-WAHAB, professors, and LARRY W. WILSON, associate professor, computer science, “Sensor Network Technology of NASA”; NASA Langley Research Center, $24,454.

WILLIAM OWINGS, associate professor of educational leadership and counseling, “Troops to Teachers Quality Grant”; Old Dominion University, $10,000.

MIKEL D. PETTY, research professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “University of Alabama-Huntsville Center for Modeling and Simulation”; University of Alabama, $45,635. Also, with RICK MCKENZIE, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Crowd Modeling 3”; Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $470,286.

ALEX POTHEN, professor of computer science, “Clustered and Hierarchical Networks”; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, $44,959.

GHAITH RABADI, assistant professor of engineering management, “Research Extension of the Architectural Simulation Model for Existing and Future Launch
Systems”; NASA Langley Research Center, $28,118.

BILLIE M. REED, executive director, and WAYNE WOODHAMS, deputy executive director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, “Virginia Economic Development Partnership – Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority Operations”; General Assembly of Virginia, $100,000.

JERRY B. ROBERTSON, director of the Technology Applications Center, “Center for Innovative Technology and Virginia’s Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership Support for Technology Applications Center for FY05”; Center for Innovative Technology, $70,000.

THOMAS C. ROYER, Slover Professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and CHESTER E. GROSCH, professor of computer science, “GLOBEC: Gulf of Alaska Long-term Observation Program”; University of Alaska-Fairbanks, $72,709.

CAROLYN RUTLEDGE, associate professor of nursing; STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of community and environmental health; and

RICHARDEAN BENJAMIN and LAUREL S. GARZON, associate professors of nursing; “Educating Culturally Competent Nurse Midwives for Virginia”; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $580,130.

MARY L. SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, “Feasibility and Planning Studies for the Migration of the Micromaps Instrument to a UAV Platform”; NASA Langley Research Center, $53,947.

ALAN H. SAVITZKY, associate professor of biological sciences, “Research Services and Reports for Canebrake Rattlesnake”; Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, $60,000.

KARL H. SCHOENBACH, eminent scholar, and RAVINDRA P. JOSHI, professor, electrical and computer engineering, “Single Electrode Neuromuscular Disruption”; University of New Hampshire, $269,988.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, project scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Advanced Systems and Technology Futures Laboratory Operations”; Arion Systems Inc., $41,673. Also, with R. BOWEN LOFTIN, director of VMASC, “HU HLD Phase II Battle Lab”; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center (Philadelphia), $436,800.

DANIEL E. SONENSHINE, professor emeritus of biological sciences, “Endocrinology of Tick Reproduction: A New Perspective”; North Carolina State University, $56,944.

SURENDRA N. TIWARI, eminent scholar of mechanical engineering, “NASA Faculty Fellowship Program - Langley Research Center”; NASA Headquarters, $1,296,292.

LINDA L. VAHALA, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Topics in Plasma Physics”; U.S. Department of Energy, $10,000.

ARNOLDO VALLE-LEVINSON, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Collaborative Research: Asymmetric Circulation in Wind-driven Bays”; National Science Foundation, $185,117

TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director of the Social Science Research Center, “Virginia Department of Mental Health - Adult Consumer Survey”; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $15,000. Also, “Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board”; Fairfax County, $8,650. Also, “Dr. Williamson’s Grades K-12 Support”; National Science Foundation, $9,000. Also, “Youth Services Survey for Families, 2004”; Old Dominion University, $20,000

KEITH M. WILLIAMSON, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; VINOD B. AGARWAL, professor of economics; and MARTHA C. HOFLER, lecturer of economics; “The Center for Urban Education at ODU: Engineering Graduate Fellows and Master’s Teachers for Grades 4-5”; National Science Foundation, $110,878.

XIUSHI YANG, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice, “Community-based Study of Mobility, Drug Use and AIDS”; U.S. Public Health Service, $233,682.

RICHARD ZIMMERMAN, chair of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Benthic Ecology from Space: Algorithms from Remote Sensing of Seagrass Primary Production from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Ocean Color Sensor”; NASA Headquarters, $25,064.

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