Grants & Contracts

Landaeta Colberg-Ochs Blackburn Gregory


The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for November and December. 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.

VIJAYAN ASARI, associate professor, and SHIRSHAK DHALI, chair, electrical and computer engineering, and MOHAMMAD KARIM, vice president for research, “Multi-Sensor Electro-Optic Image-based Scene Understanding for Navy Security Automation”; Office of Naval Research, $958,000.

LARRY P. ATKINSON, eminent scholar, BRIAN WARD, assistant professor, and MARGARET MULHOLLAND, associate professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Coastal Observations IV”; Center for Innovative Technology, $124,748 and $165,048.

ANDREW BALAS, dean, College of Health Sciences, “Biosurveillance Utilizing SNOMED-CT-based Natural Language Processing” and “Biosense Evaluation”; Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, $50,000 and $50,000.

OKTAY BAYSAL, dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, “Turkish Air Force Student Support ’07”; General Command of Gandarme, $159,360.

DAVE BLACKBURN, director, Program for Research and Evaluation in Public Schools, “Newport News Public Schools Teaching American History”; Newport News Public Schools, $110,229.

MARK BUTLER, professor of biological sciences, “Lobster Modeling Simulations”; South Florida Water Management District, $53,551.

SHERI COLBERG-OCHS, associate professor of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, “Mechanisms of Exercise-induced Improvement in Defective Neurovascular Function in Type 2 Diabetes”; American Diabetes Association. Also, with FAYE COLEMAN and SCOTT SECHRIST, associate professors, and THOMAS SOMMA, chair, medical laboratory and radiation sciences, “The Relationship Among Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Diabetes and Physical Activity Status”; Virginia Commonwealth University, $30,000.

MICHAEL CORY, manufacturing consultant, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Lean Enterprise Certification”; Valco Piping Products, $18,500. Also, with STEPHEN DEMOS, manufacturing specialist, VMASC, “Assessment and Registration and Lean Enterprise Certification”; Seacoast Electric Co. Inc., $7,500.

HAROLD FAMILANT, senior research scientist, Applied Research Center, “Laser-drilled Spinnert Capillaries for National Jet Co.”; National Jet Co. Inc., $1,861.

MICHAEL FONTAINE, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, “Evaluation of Truck Lane Restrictions”; Virginia Transportation Research Council, $7,711.

RICHARD GREGORY, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Fibers for Textile-based Electrical Energy Storage”; Clemson University, $36,621.

EILEEN HOFMANN and JOHN KLINCK, professors of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms”; State University of New Jersey, $47,587.

GENE HOU, professor of mechanical engineering, and CHUH MEI, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering, “Development of Lightweight and Low-cost Advanced Structural Materials for Off-board Surface Vessels”; Webcore Technologies Inc., $20,985.

WAYNE HYNES, associate professor, and DANIEL SONENSHINE, professor emeritus, biological sciences, “The Role of Defense in the Transmission of Borrelia Burgdorferi”; National Research Fund for Tick-borne Diseases Inc., $60,000.

JEN-KUANG HUANG, chair, mechanical engineering, “Tool for Individualized Performance Prediction During Military Operations Including Prophylactic Nap Sleep and Caffeine Countermeasures”; Pulsar Informatics Inc., $90,224.

RAVINDRA JOSHI, professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Space Charge Modeling of the Jefferson Lab 10KW IR Upgrade FEL”; Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, $18,000.

RAFAEL LANDAETA and SHANNON BOWLING, assistant professors of engineering management, “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Operational and Business Value of Different Sources of Project Resources”; Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, $10,000.

KURT MALY, eminent scholar, and AJAY GUPTA, director of computer research, computer science, “Security and Unix System Architecture”; Dominion Enterprises, $20,200.

MICHAEL MCGINNIS, executive director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “IPA of Robert Lee Stiegler”; Naval Service Weapons Center, $360.926. Also, “IPA of Pamela J. Ross” and “IPA of John Kittle”; U.S. Joint Forces Command, $244,951 and $280,391.

AHMED NOOR, director, Center for Advanced Engineering Environments, “National Aerospace Leadership Initiative”; Intellisis Corp., $59,999.

ZIA-UR RAHMAN, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Multi-Sensor Fusion and Enhance-ment for Terrain Verification”; College of William and Mary, $89,931.

BILLIE REED, executive director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, “Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority Operations, 2006-07”; General Assembly of Virginia, $100,000. Also, with WAYNE WOODHAMS, executive director, Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space and Technology, “Extension of NASA IPA for Joseph C. Casas”; NASA, $232,800.

MARK SCERBO, professor of psychology, JAMES BLISS, associate professor of psychology, and LEE BELFORE, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Modeling and Simulation Solutions for Advanced Surgical Skills, Augmented Patient Technologies and Advanced Patient Technologies, and Labor and Delivery”; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $1,399,943.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, acting chief scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “USSOCOM Technical Support” and “USSOCOM Support - Tampa”; Coherent Systems International Inc.; $48,990 and 48,981. Also, “TCAOA ALT 4 Prototype”; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center (Philadelphia), $29,808.

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 Department of Education, $254,000.

BRIAN WARD, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Multi-Sensor Improved Sea Surface Temperature for Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment”; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, $12,000.

JAEWAN YOON, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, “Development of Interconnectivity and Enhancement Module in DVOT GDBMS Framework”; Virginia Transportation Research Council, $80,000.