Grants & Contracts

Darby Seibles Yang Sokolowski


The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for September and October. 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.

TSACHARIA ALBIN, professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Diamond-like Carbon Film Deposi-tion”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $40,000.

DENNIS DARBY and GREGORY CUTTER, professors of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Collaborative Research Investigating Holocene Paleo-climate in the Western Arctic Ocean Using Very High-Resolution Marine Records Off Alaska”; National Science Foundation, $124,546 and $75,063.

DANIEL DAUER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, “Elizabeth River Benthic Monitoring Program”; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $42,200.

ABDELMAGEED ELMUSTAFA, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, “Study of RF Electrodes Charac-terization Subsequent to Breakdown Using SEM EDX Analysis”; Muons Inc., $43,416.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, “Analytical/Photolithography Services for Biocell Coverslip Chamber”; RPN Research, $3,419.

ISAAC FLORY, assistant professor of engineering technology, “Biomass, Feasi-bility and Support of Biomass and Waste-to-Energy Projects in Virginia Administered by the Virginia Energy and Envi-ronment Network”; Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, $249,848. Co-PI’s are CAROL CONSIDINE, associate professor of engineering technology, and JERRY ROBERTSON, director of the Virginia Applied Technol-ogy and Professional Development Center.

MICHAEL FONTAINE, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, four grants from the Virginia Transportation Research Council: “Evaluation of Raised Pavement Marker Failures,” $10,864; “Sampling Issues in Wireless Location Technology Based Traffic Monitoring Systems,” $9,408; “Private Sector Provision of Congestion Data,” $13,693; and “Demonstration and Evaluation of Rational Speed Limits,” 25,989.

CYNTHIA JONES, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Marine Finfish Aging”; Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $203,458.

SHARON JUDGE, associate professor of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education, “Longi-tudinal Predictors of Competence Among Resilient and Vulnerable At-risk Chil-dren”; Spencer Foundation, $19,040.

CHARLES KEATING, associate professor of engineering management, “System of Systems Engineered Change for Border Security”; Naval Research Laboratory, $599,941.

DREW LANDMAN, associate professor of aerospace engineering, “Dynamic Pressure Parachute Inflation Test”; NASA Langley Research Center, $20,000.

PHILIP LANGLAIS, vice provost for graduate studies, “Training and Assessment Program – Ethics, Professional Standards and Responsible Conduct”; Council of Graduate Schools, $15,000.

LI-SHI LUO, associate professor of mathematics and statistics, “RSR Cycle Fatigue Analysis”; Rotordynamics-Seal Research, $21,000.

KURT MALY, eminent scholar, and MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, professor, computer science, “Consulting Services for the Full Implementation of the Open Archive Initiative”; Defense Technical Information Center, $7,000.

MICHAEL MCGINNIS, executive director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “IPA of Thomas C. Lang”; U.S. Joint Forces Command, $359,530.

FREDERIC MCKENZIE, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Crowd Federate Integration with Multi-Player Online Game”; Army Research Office, $38,848.

MICHAEL NELSON, professor of computer science, “Design and Support for the Library of Congress”; CACI Inc. - Federal, $16,156. Also, with JOHAN BOLLEN, assistant professor of computer science, “In Vivo Digital Preservation”; National Science Foundation, $101,895.

DAVID NETHERTON, senior lecturer, and SHARON DAVIS, lecturer, occupational and technical studies, “Virginia Assistive Technology Support 2007”; Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, $85,000.

ALEX POTHEN, professor of computer science, “Combinatorial Scientific Computing and Petascale Simulations”; U.S. Department of Energy, $1,914,942.

MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, “FAA Design Competition”; Federal Aviation Administration, $8,730.

TIM SEIBLES, associate professor of English, and FRED BAYERSDORFER, arts assistant to the dean of Arts and Letters, “29th Annual Literary Festival”; City of Norfolk, $5,000.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, acting chief scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Commonwealth Transportation”; Old Dominion University, $399,999.

LYNN TOLLE, professor of dental hygiene; MARY COSABOOM, graduate assistant, dental hygiene; and MARTHA WALKER, associate professor of physical therapy; “Effects of Five Different Finger Rest Positions on Arm Muscle Activity During Hand Scaling by Dental Hygiene Students”; American Dental Hygiene Association, $8,388.

STEPHEN TONELSON, professor, CHERYL BAKER, lecturer, and ROBERT GABLE, eminent scholar, early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education; and JANE HAGER, chair of educational curriculum and instruction, “CSEEP/PPET/Access Program for 2006-07”; Virginia Depart-ment of Education, $750,000.

LINDA VAHALA, associate dean of engineering and technology, “Use of Zigbee Architecture in Monitoring Structural Health of Aircraft”; NASA Langley Research Center, $35,000.

BRIAN WARD, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Collaborative Research: Near-Surface Controls of Air-Sea CO2 Exchange: A Contribution to the UK-SOLAS ‘Deep Ocean Gas Exchange Experiment’“; National Science Foundation, $179,519.

JOSEPH WARGO, director of Troops to Teachers, “Troops to Teachers”; U.S. Department of Defense, $125,000.

XIUSHI YANG, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice, “HIV Intervention Among Women at High Risk”; U.S. Public Health Service, $1,361,832.

HARRY ZHANG, assistant professor of community and environmental health, “Impact of Local Food Prices on the Relationship Between Food Stamp Program Participation and Body Weight Status of Adults in the South”; Southern Rural Development Center, $35,027.