Grants & Contracts

De Leo Bliss Peery Porter


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.

LARRY ATKINSON, eminent scholar, and MARGARET MULHOLLAND, associate professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Coastal Observations V”; Center for Innovative Technology, $78,803 and $86,539.

SEBASTIAN BAWAB, associate professor of mechanical engineering, “Motion Induced Corporation”; Computer Science Corp., $160,000. Co-PIs are: JAMES ONATE, assistant professor of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation; STACIE RINGLEB, research scientist, VMASC; and GENE HOU, professor of mechanical engineering.

OKTAY BAYSAL, dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, “Scholarships for Future Marine Engineering Workforce Professionals, Scientists and Industry Leaders”; National Science Foundation, $599,000. Co-PIs are: ANTHONY DEAN, assistant professor of engineering technology; HAN BAO and GENE HOU, professors of mechanical engineering; and BRETT NEWMAN, associate professor of aerospace engineering.

CRAIG BAYSE, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Platinum Metal Complexes as DNA-Protein Cross-Linking Agents”; Virginia Commonwealth University, $14,998.

JAMES BLISS, associate professor of psychology, and MICHAEL MCGINNIS, executive director of VMASC, “Next Generation Behavior Composer for Military Simulation”; Advanced Anti-Terror Technologies Corp., $48,502.

DAVID BURDIGE, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Collaborative Research: Tracing the Transformation of Organic Carbon in Marine Sediments Using Natural C Isotopes”; National Science Foundation, $122,229.

MARGARET CAMARENA, director of the Social Science Research Center, “Adult Consumer Survey (MHSIP)“; Old Dominion University, $12,563. Also, “Empire Machinery Study”; Empire Machinery & Supply Corp., $4,000.

KENT CARPENTER, professor of biological sciences, “Origins of High Marine Biodiversity in the Indo-Malay-Philippine Archipelago: Transforming a Biodiversity Hotspot into a Research and Education Hotspot”; National Science Foundation, $2.5 million. Also, “Collaborative Research: Assembling the Euteleost Tree of Life – Addressing the Major Unresolved Problem in Vertebrate Phylogeny”; NSF, $382,955.

MICHAEL CORY and STEPHEN DEMOS, senior consulting engineers, Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center, “Lean Enterprise Certification”; Davis Interiors, $2,500.

JEREMIAH CREEDON, director of transportation research, “Next Generation ATC Systems Concepts”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $121,710. Also, “Logistics Management Institute Supplemental Funding”; Logistics Management Institute, $50,000.

DANIEL DAUER, eminent scholar of biological sciences, “Benthic Biological Monitoring of the Elizabeth River, 2007”; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $43,380.

GIANLUCA DE LEO, assistant professor of medical laboratory and radiation sciences, “Portable Device for Supporting Interaction and Communication with Autistic Children”; Claremont Graduate University, $48,824.
ANTHONY DEAN, assistant professor of engineering technology, “Study and Evaluate the Initial Conditions of the Navy’s Maintenance Program”; CDI Marine, $125,000. Co-PIs are HAN BAO, professor of mechanical engineering, and JERRY ROBERTSON, director of the Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center.

STEPHEN DEMOS and MICHAEL CORY, senior consulting engineers, Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center, “Lean Enterprise Certification”; Jo-Kell Inc., $4,995. Also, “Lean Imple-mentation Truck Fabrication/Operations”; Liebherr Mining Equipment Co., $36,350. Also, “Lean Imple-mentation/Production Area”; Riggins Co., $17,850. Also, “Business Startup Planning”; Airline Automotive, $2,500.

AYODEJI DEMUREN and GENE HOU, professors of mechanical engineering, “Methodology for Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of High Performance Planning Hulls”; CDI Marine, $40,000.

LAWRENCE DOTOLO, president, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, “Educational Opportunity Centers Program”; U.S. Department of Education, $480,170.

THOMAS EIDSON, research professor of aerospace engineering, “Wave Modeling Project”; Computer Science Corp., $100,001.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, “Pulsed Laser Distribution of Niobium Thin Film Inside an RF Cavity”; Black Laboratories, LLC, $19,999.

TAL EZER, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Numerical Modeling of Tides and Inundation Processes in Cook Inlet (Alaska) in Support of Beluga Population and Migration Studies”; NOAA, $54,998. Also, “Collaborative Research: Climate Process Team, Gravity Current Entrainment”; Princeton University, $20,976.

GAIL GRISETTI, associate professor of physical therapy, and JAMES NEFF, professor of community and environmental health, “Collaborative Practice and Research to Improve Functional Outcomes for Amputees”; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $45,430.

EILEEN HOFMANN and JOHN KLINCK, professors, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “The Oyster Disease Research Program: The Influence of Disease on Oyster Generation Time and Implications for Fecundity and Habitat Maintenance”; Virginia Graduate Marine Science Consortium, $35,000.

WALT HOOKS, operations manager, physics, “Southeastern Universities Research Association – Jefferson Lab Support”; Jefferson Lab, $92,138.

JAMES KOCH, Board of Visitors Professor of economics, “Economic Impact Study Update”; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $20,000.

DREW LANDMAN, associate professor of aerospace engineering, “Design Experiments and Dynamic Testing” and “Development of the Payload Adaptor Fitting”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $48,009 and $69,380.

ROLAND LAWRENCE, assistant professor of engineering technology, and VIJAYAN ASARI and ZIA-UR RAHMAN, associate professors of electrical and computer engineering, “Wave Radar Project”; Computer Science Corp., $101,200.

ROBIN LEWIS, professor of psychology, “Assistantship for Student in Virginia Consortium Program, Tidewater Child Development Center - Year 2”; Virginia Department of Health, $7,000.

KURT MALY, eminent scholar of computer science, “Supplement to Hospice of Palm Beach-Latis System Software Development”; Hospice of Palm Beach County, $20,000. Also, “Database Project Phase 2”; Welligent Inc., $22,964.

MICHAEL MCGINNIS, executive director of VMASC, “IPA for Erik Syvrud”; Army Research Office, $179,612. Also, “IPA Renewal of Richard Allan Burklund”; U.S. Joint Forces Command, $144,113.

RICK MCKENZIE, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Crowd Modeling”; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center (Philadelphia), $235,651. Also, with ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management, and DAVID EARNEST, assistant professor of political science and geography, “Development and Training of an Agent Based Modeling and Simulation Short Course”; NASA Langley Research Center, $60,000.

MARGARET MULHOLLAND, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Emergency Funding Request to CSCOR to Study the 2007 Coclodinium Polykrikoides Bloom in the James River, Virginia”; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, $6,400.

GON NAMKOONG, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Investigation and Growth of Nitride/ZNO Based Phosphor-Free White LEDS”; Cermet Inc., $10,703.

BRETT NEWMAN, associate professor of aerospace engineering, “Investigation of Flight Control Issues for Celestial Landers”; Unisys Corp., $45,200.

AHMED NOOR, eminent scholar of aerospace engineering, and MARK SCERBO, professor of psychology, “Prototype of a DGBL Module to Augment Aerospace Systems and Design Engineering Course Using Serious Gaming and Advanced Display Technology”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $53,000.

JAMES ONATE, assistant professor of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, “Lower Extremity Assessment Program for Collegiate Athletes”; U.S. Public Health Service, $68,941.

ANDREI PAKHOMOV, research associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Effects of High Peak Power Electromagnetic Pulses on Cell Membrane”; General Dynamics, $55,557.

JANET PEERY, associate professor of English, “30th Annual Literary Festival”; city of Norfolk, $5,000.

BRYAN PORTER, associate professor of psychology, “Program Evaluation for Virginia DMV Statewide Initiatives”; Virginia DMV, $130,310.

BILLIE REED, executive director of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, “Contract - Joe Casas”; Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation, $33,712. Also, “Modify Launch Pad 0B at Wallops Island”; Alliant Techsystems Inc., $22,157.

STACIE RINGLEB, research scientist, VMASC, and SEBASTIAN BAWAB, associate professor of mechanical engineering, “Development of a Data Acquisition System to Non-invasively Measure the Material Properties of the Sternum and Rib Cage”; Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, $5,000.

JERRY ROBERTSON, director of the Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center, “VPMEP Proposal for Technology Applications Center at ODU, FY08”; A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Center, $150,000. Also, with STEVEN WALK and ISAAC FLORY, assistant professors, engineering technology, “Virginia Energy and Environmental Network, Energy Solutions Incentive”; Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, $50,000.

JACK ROBINSON, associate professor of early childhood, speech/language pathology and special education, and STEVE MYRAN, research scientist, Programs for Research and Evaluation in Public Schools, “Integration Instruction and Assessment for Powerful Literacy”; Old Dominion University, $50,000.

ROBERT ROSE, professor emeritus of biological sciences, “AP Hill Winter Birding Survey”; Engineering and Environment Inc., $980 and $2,975.

MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, “Geographic Information Systems Services and Support”; Raytheon Aircraft Co., $34,712. Also, “ESMD Internship Program” and “Undergraduate Student Researchers Program”; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $28,000 and $33,200.

ALAN SAVITZKY, professor of biological sciences, “NSF Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for R. Saporito”; National Science Foundation, $10,000.

MARK SCERBO, professor of psychology, “Simulation Based Open Surgery Training Systems Vision/Haptic Evaluation”; Simquest LLC, $20,999.

CORY SEARCY, assistant professor of engineering management, and STEPHEN DEMOS and MICHAEL CORY, senior consulting engineers, Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center, “ISO 9001-2000 Implementation and Certification”; Liebherr Mining Equipment Co., $39,500.

ELIZABETH SMITH, research assistant professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Chesapeake Inundation Prediction System: A Forecast and Visualization Prototype for Emergency Management in Coastal-Bay-Estuary Systems”; Chesapeake Research Consortium, $32,205.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, director of research, VMASC, “National Environment Course Development (Part of Subcontract with Werner Anderson)“; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center (Philadelphia), $20,329.

DANIEL SONENSHINE, professor emeritus of biological sciences, “Endocrinology of Tick Reproduction: A New Perspective”; North Carolina State University, $202,541.

STEVE TONELSON, professor of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education, “Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs/PPET Program for 2007-08”; Virginia Department of Education, $254,000. Co-PIs are: CHERYL BAKER, senior lecturer of ECSSE; JANE HAGER, chair of educational curriculum and instruction; and ROBERT GABLE, eminent scholar of ECSSE.

JOHN TWEED, professor of mathematics and statistics, “Supplementary Funding Request for NASA Grant: Analytical and Computational Procedures for Space Radiation Transport Studies”; NASA, $25,000.

JOSEPH WARGO, director of Troops to Teachers, “Troops to Teachers”; U.S. Department of Defense, $250,000.

HARRIS WU, assistant professor of MIS/decision sciences, “Collaborative Classification of Large, Growing Collections with Evolving Facets”; National Science Foundation, $403,578. Co-authors are MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, professor, and KURT MALY, eminent scholar, computer science.

JAEWAN YOON, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, “Calibration of a Three-dimensional, Numerical Hydrodynamic Model of the Mattaponi Tidal Estuary, Virginia”; Beach Consultants, $15,231.

QI ZHANG, assistant professor of community and environmental health, “Price Effect on Diet and Obesity Risk of Food Assistance Program Recipients”; U.S. Public Health Service, $71,000.

MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, professor; STEVEN ZEIL, associate professor; and KURT MALY, eminent scholar, computer science, “Tools for Automatic Extraction of Metadata from GPO Electronic Documents Collection”; U.S. Government Printing Office, $126,415.