Grants & Contracts

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The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for March and April.. 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.

JAMES BLISS, associate professor of psychology, “OneSAF Behavioral Composer (Nexgen) Project - Phase II” and “Game Interface for the OneSAF Computer Generated Forces Simulation (GI MOD)”; Advanced Anti-Terror Technologies Corp., $275,107 and $19,198.

GREG CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Sediment Geochemistry”; State University of New York, $85,914. Also, “Collaborative Research: U.S. Geotraces Sampling Systems and Intercalibration”; National Science Foundation, $58,220.

ABDELMAGEED ELMUSTAFA, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, “Nanoscale Study of Delami-nation Mechanisms in Al-Li Alloys”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $8,600.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, “Hall A Compton Polarimeter Upgrade Project”; Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, $52,638.

TAL EZER, associate professor, and LARRY ATKINSON, eminent professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Mid-Atlantic Ocean Model Calculations”; Princeton University, $89,167.

HOLLY GAFF, assistant professor of community and environmental health, “ODU Office of Research Seed Grant - Field Study”; Old Dominion University, $25,000. Co-PIs are: DANIEL SONENSHINE, professor emeritus, and WAYNE HYNES, professor, biological sciences.

LAUREL GARZON, associate professor of nursing, “Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship”; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $5,533.

RICHARD HELLER, executive director, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, “Electroporation System for Cutaneous Gene Transfer”; U.S. Public Health Service (including NIH), $326,172.

RANI KADY, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, “The Development of a Modeling and Simulation Program: Proposal to Boeing”; Boeing Co., $100,000. Co-PIs are: SHANNON BOWLING, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering; GHAITH RABADI, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering; ROLAND MIELKE, professor of electrical and computer engineering; and JERRY ROBERTSON, director of applied technology.

MICHELLE KELLEY, professor of psychology, “Children of Drug Abusing Fathers”; Research Triangle Institute, $30,892. Also, with JAMES HENSON, assistant professor of psychology, “Secondary Effects of Parent Treatment for Drug Abuse on Children”; National Science Foundation, $333,133.

RAFAEL LANDAETA, assistant professor of engineering management and systems engineering, “Identifying Measures of Trainees’ Knowledge Change for Modeling and Simulation Training Projects, Phase II”; Univer-sity of Central Florida, $50,000. Also, “Deployment of a Customized Project Managers’ Development Program”; Army Corps of Engineers - Norfolk District, $77,282. Co-PIs are: from EMSE, PILAR PAZOS and SHANNON BOWLING, assistant professors; GHAITH RABADI, associate professor; CHARLIE DANIELS and VICKIE PARSONS, lecturers; and GINGER WATSON, associate professor of educational curriculum and instruction.

KURT MALY, eminent scholar of computer science, “Eagle and MMIS Integration and Engineering”; Raytheon Aircraft Co., $29,508.

HAROLD MARSHALL, Morgan Professor Emeritus of biological sciences, “Plankton Analysis”; Hampton Roads Sanitation District Commission, $5,400.

RICK MCKENZIE, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Health I Manage: Incentivized Type 2 Diabetes Management Using I-Phone Technology”; Old Dominion University, $26,962. Co-PIs are: SHERI COLBERG-OCHS, associate professor of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, and MARK SCERBO, professor of psychology.

MICHAEL MCGINNIS, former executive director, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Supplement Support to the Joint Transformation Command - Intelligence, Norfolk, Va., Integration Division”; General Dynamics, $93,164. Also, “IPA Renewal for Robert Stiegler”; Naval Surface Weapons Center, $1,890. Also, “Provide Expertise on M&S Best Value Practices and Technology Development Integration”; Alion Science and Technology Corp., $101,414. Also, “Supplemental Support to the Joint Transformation Command - Intelligence, Norfolk, Va., Integration Division”; General Dynamics, $22,313.

MARGARET MULHOLLAND, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “The Impacts of Climate Variability on Primary Productivity and Carbon Distributions in the Middle Atlantic Bight and Gulf Maine”; NASA, $337,001.

GON NAMKOONG, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Control of Indium Phase Separation and P-Type Ingan”; Cermet Inc., $20,000.

YIANNIS PAPELIS, research associate professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Airspace and Traffic Operations Simulation Functional Enhancement”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $45,384.

SCOTT REICHLE, assistant professor of engineering technology, “Utilization of Conservation Easements as a Means of Sustainable Land Development”; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $12,000.

STACIE RINGLEB, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, “Development and Validation of a Physical Performance Prediction Model”; Office of Naval Research, $107,670. Co-PIs are: ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering; STEVE MORRISON, associate professor of physical therapy; and JAMES ONATE, assistant professor of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation.

ROBERT ROSE, professor emeritus of biological sciences, “Assessment for the Potential Habitat for the Dismal Swamp Southeastern Shrew, Sorex Longirostris Fisheri, Along the Proposed Powerline Alignment of Virginia”; Williamsburg Environmental Group Inc., $6,950.

MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, “Gear Up”; Hampton Public Schools, $107,189. Also, “Inspire Pre-College Experience at Virginia Tech”; NASA, $50,000.

PETER SEDWICK, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Collaborative Research: Impact of Atmospheric Deposition on the Distribution and Speciation of Trace Elements in the Upper Ocean - Focus on Iron in the Sargasso Sea” and “Collaborative Research: Quantifying the Effects of Iron and Light on the Growth of Diatoms from the Ross Sea, Antarctica”; National Science Foundation, $109,521 and $255,742.

STEPHEN TONELSON, professor of early childhood education, “Continuation of the Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs: Traineeships for Education of Special Education Personnel”; Virginia Department of Education, $306,948. Co-PIs are: ROBERT GABLE, eminent scholar of special education; CHERYL BAKER, senior lecturer of special education; and JANE HAGER, chair of educational curriculum and instruction.

LEPSHA VUSKOVIC, professor of physics, “Extension of NNL07AE36P - Microwave Generated Surface Plasma”; NASA Langley Research Center, $21,000.

XIUSHI YANG, professor of sociology, “Venue-based HIV and Alcohol Use Risk Reduction Among Female Sex Workers in China”; Wayne State University, $21,137.

GUOQING ZHOU, associate professor of engineering technology, “Large-Scale Orthopho Standards Development and Implementation”; U.S. Geological Society, $24,999.

MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, professor of computer science, “Chesapeake Bay Project: Monitoring Data Management”; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $27,300.