Grants & Contracts

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The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for January and February. 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.

VINOD B. AGARWAL and GILBERT YOCHUM, professors of economics, “Estimate the Economic Impact on the Commonwealth and Local Cities and the Rate of Return of Virginia Ports”; Virginia Port Authority, $181,282.

JOSHUA BEHR, assistant professor of political science and geography, “Health Matters: Determinants of Health Disparities in Hampton Roads”; Old Dominion University, $92,000. Co-PI’s are: TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director of the Social Science Research Center; MARGARET CAMARENA, director of the SSRC; STACEY B. PLICHTA, associate professor of community and environmental health; and HARRY TILLMAN, assistant professor of nursing.

MARK J. BUTLER, professor of biological sciences, “Hard-bottom Monitoring in Florida Keys: Summer 2006”; Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, $15,000.

MARGARET CAMARENA, director of the Social Science Research Center, “Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Mail Survey, 2006”; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $25,163. Also, with TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director of SSRC, “Spiritual Health Survey”; Janet Kanter, $11,878.

GREGORY A. CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Collaborative Research Evaluating the Use of SE/S in Marine Barite as a Tracer of Ocean Nutrients”; National Science Foundation, $149,797.

DENNIS A. DARBY, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Establishing the Onset and History of Perennial Sea Ice in the Arctic”; National Science Foundation, $305,993.

DANIEL M. DAUER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, “2006 Update of Status and Trends in Water Quality and Living Resources of the Chesapeake Bay”; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $125,296.

J. MARK DORREPAAL, professor of mathematics and statistics, “Large-scale PDI-constrained Optimization”; Columbia University, $36,404.

ABDELMAGEED A. ELMUSTAFA, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, “Nanoscale Study of Delamination Mechanisms in Al-Li Alloys”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $47,679.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, “Development of Lidar Detection System”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $143,998.

EILEEN E. HOFMANN and JOHN M. KLINCK, professors of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Collaborative Research: U.S. SO GLOBEC Synthesis and Modeling Circulation and Hydrographic Data Analysis and Modeling Studies”; National Science Foundation, $87,360.

ANNA H. JENG, assistant professor of community and environmental health, “Establishment of Environmental Public Health Tracking System in Virginia”; Old Dominion University, $80,000. Co-PIs are: DAYANAND N. NAIK, professor of mathematics and statistics; LING X. LI, associate professor of information technology and decision sciences; and THOMAS ALLEN, associate professor of political science and geography.

RAVINDRA P. JOSHI, professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Compact Pulsed Power for Defense Applications”; University of New Mexico, $50,000.

LI-SHI LUO, associate professor of mathematics and statistics, “Hypersonic Transition and Turbulence with Non-equilibrium Thermo-Chemistry”; Texas Engineering Experiment Station, $32,158. Also, “Hypersonic Transition and Turbulence with Non-equilibrium Thermo-Chemistry”; Texas A&M University, $9,500.

JENNIFER A. MORROW, assistant professor of psychology, “Project Weed and Seed Evaluation, 2006-07”; City of Portsmouth, $16,998.

MARGARET MULHOLLAND, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Forecasting Ecological Impacts from Continuous Monitoring Systems”; Virginia Environmental Endowment, $66,289.

STEVE MYRAN, research associate, Darden College of Education, “Special Education Research to Practice Collaboration Project with Northhampton County Public Schools”; Old Dominion University, $416,156. Co-PIs are JACK ROBINSON and RITA RICHARDSON, associate professors of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education.

BRIAN PAYNE, chair, and RANDY R. GAINEY, associate professor, sociology and criminal justice, “Using an Empowerment Method to Study Youth Violence Prevention in the City of Suffolk”; City of Suffolk, $29,992.

CESAR A. PINTO, assistant professor of engineering management, “Effective Sensor Technology and Development for Biodefense”; Old Dominion University, $38,000.

ANATOLY RADYUSHKIN, eminent scholar of physics, “Topics in Theoretical Nuclear Physics”; U.S. Department of Energy, $50,000. Co-PIs are: IAN BALITSKY, professor of physics; J. WALLACE VAN ORDEN, eminent scholar of physics; and ROCCO SCHIAVILLA, professor of physics.

JERRY B. ROBERTSON, director of the Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center, “A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership Proposal for the Technology Applications Center at ODU”; A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Center, $95,000. Also, “CIT Proposal for the Technology Applications Center at ODU”; Center for Innovative Technology, $50,000.

MARY L. SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, “NASA Ames Undergraduate Student Researchers Program Support” (three awards); $20,000. Also, “Los Alamos National Laboratory Undergraduate Student Researchers Program”; Los Alamos National Laboratories, $50,000. Also, “National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program -Year 1 Supplement”; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $165,875. Also, “NASA Glenn Undergraduate Student Researchers Program Support”; NASA, $15,000. Also, “Virginia Space Grant/State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Scholarships, 2006-07”; SCHEV, $170,000. Also, “Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant – Innovative Teachers of Earth Science in Tidewater”; Virginia Department of Education, $119,400.

LEPOSAVA VUSKOVIC, professor of physics, “Continuation Research of the Effect of Microwave-generated Plasmas on Aerodynamic Flow”; NASA Langley Research Center, $20,000.

JOSEPH WARGO, director of the Virginia Troops to Teachers program, “Spouse to Teachers FY06”; U.S. Department of Defense, $25,000. Also, “Troops to Teachers 2006”; U.S. Department of Defense, $200,000.