Grants & Contracts

Jeng Morrison Kelley Alberts


The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for May and June. 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 AGARWAL and GIL YOCHUM, professors of economics, “Summer 2008 Virginia Beach Overnight Visitor Profile and 2008 Virginia Beach Tourism Economic Impact Study”; Barker, Campbell & Farley, $53,599.

THOMAS ALBERTS, professor of aerospace engineering, “MagneMotion Inc. and ODURF FTA Project”; MagneMotion Inc., $387,011. Also, with JEREMIAH CREEDON, director of transportation research, “ODU Maglev System Development”; Old Dominion University, $120,000.

IAN BARTOL, assistant professor of biological sciences, “Locomotive Role of Fins in the Brief Squid Lolliguncula brevis”; Jeffress Research Grants Program, $10,000. Also, “Hearing Capabilities of Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) Throughout Ontogeny: An Integrative Approach Involving Behavioral and Electro-physiological Techniques”; Virginia Wesleyan College, $220,178.

MARGARET CAMARENA, director of the Social Science Research Center, “Youth Services Survey for Families”; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $25,000. Also, “Office of Inspector General Field State Mental Hospital Form Creation and Scanning”; VDMH/MR, $2,399. Also, with TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director, “Wayne County Community College Student Survey”; Ohio State University Research Foundation, $3,248.

MICHAEL CORY and STEPHEN DEMOS, senior consulting engineers, Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center, “Lean Training and Implementation ‘Pipe Shop’”; BAE Systems, $16,000.

JEREMIAH CREEDON, director of transportation research, BRETT NEWMAN, associate professor of aerospace engineering, and ADRIAN GHEORGHE, professor of engineering management, “Advanced Security Research Assessment and Decision Support Capability”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $46,525.

GREGORY CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Hall-Bonner 2008-09”; Hampton University, $100,453. Also, “Sediment Geochemistry”; State University of New York, $45,123.

SHARON DAVIS, lecturer, and DAVID NETHERTON, senior lecturer, occupational and technical studies, “Cotton Ecology”; Cotton Inc., $25,027.

GIANLUCA DE LEO, assistant professor of medical laboratory and radiation sciences, “An Online Community for Teachers to Support, Observe, Collect and Evaluate Assisted Communication with Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder”; Claremont Graduate University, $25,000. Also, “Use Smart Phones to Promote Diabetes Self-Management: Robust Elderly in Urban and Rural China”; University of Michigan, $16,999.

AYODEJI DEMUREN, professor of mechanical engineering, “Cat Machine Dust Minimization CFD Analysis, Phase 4”; Caterpillar Inc., $69,964.

RAFAEL DIAZ, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Improving Productivity at Sysco by Enhancing Storage Assignment and Family-based Grouping”; Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, $30,000.

ELLEN DIGGS, principal consulting engineer, and STEPHEN DEMOS, senior consulting engineer, Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center, and CORY SEARCY, assistant professor of engineering management, “ISO Implementation and Certification”; Conforma Laboratories Inc., $15,750.

ALEX GREENWOOD, assistant professor of biological sciences, “Forensics Analysis of the Distant Past: Population Genetics of the Wooly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) Using Variable Microsatellite Loci”; Jeffress Research Grants Program, $10,000.

KAAVONIA HINTON-JOHNSON, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “Tidewater Writing Project”; National Writing Project, $43,000.

ANNA JENG, assistant professor of community and environmental health, “Ambient Ultrafine Particles, Oxidative Stress and Mitochondria Dysfunction”; Jeffress Research Grants Program, $20,000.

MOHAMMAD KARIM, vice president for research, “VSGC ODU Scholar/Fellow, 2008-09”; Virginia Space Grant Consortium, $36,100.

MICHELLE KELLEY, professor of psychology, “Children of Drug Abusing Fathers”; Research Triangle Institute; $28,143.

JUERGEN KOLB, assistant professor, Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, KARL SCHOENBACH, Batten Chair in bioelectrics engineering, and STEPHEN BEEBE, research professor, Reidy Center, “Design and Construction of Nanosecond Pulse Generator Plus Delivery System”; Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., $75,000.

MOUNIR LAROUSSI, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Development and Characterization of a Nonthermal Plasma Source for Wound Healing and Other Biomedical Applications”; BOC Limited, $113,000.

JAMES LEATHRUM JR., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, “The Discrete-Event Simulation Central Processing Unit”; Mymic LLC, $27,915.

JIANG LI and YUZHONG SHEN, assistant professors of electrical and computer engineering, “MRI Image Artifacts Correction and Denoising”; Medical Image Engine, LLC, $7,500.

LI-SHI LUO, associate professor of mathematics and statistics, “Collaborative Research Proposal to Support U.S. Participation in ICMMES”; National Science Foundation, $13,000.

JINGDONG MAO, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, “Influence of Tillage, Crop Residue and Organic Nitrogen Forms Investigated by Advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy”; Jeffress Research Grants Program, $10,000.

HAROLD MARSHALL, professor emeritus of biological sciences, “The Detection and Study of Harmful Algae, Including Pfiesteria SPP and Pfiesteria-like Dino-flagellates in Shellfish Harvesting Regions of Virginia Estuaries”; Virginia Department of Health, $25,190.

GAYLE MCCOMBS, associate professor of dental hygiene, “A 4-Day Plaque Study to Evaluate Comparative Plaque Efficacy of Various Oral Hygiene Products”; Proctor and Gamble, $48,553.

MICHAEL MCGINNIS, executive director, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Modeling and Simulation Services Support to the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Readiness), Director, Readiness and Training Plans and Programs”; Alion Science and Technology Corp., $155,519. Also, “MODSIM World 2008”; Center for Public Private Partnership, $122,219. Also, Extension of IPA of Guy Cofield”; Commander, Operational Test & Evaluation Force, 9,708. Also, “IPA for Charles G. Hart”; U.S. Joint Forces Command, $315,219.

STEVE MORRISON, endowed professor of physical therapy, “Dynamic Medical Measures: Creating a Model to Study Neuropathic Process in Diabetes and Normal Aging”; Old Dominion University, $80,000.

LYTTON MUSSELMAN, eminent scholar of biological sciences, “Is the Germination Ecology of Michaux’s Sumac (Rhus michauxii) Linked to Dry Heat Socket”; Virginia Department of Agriculture, $4,000.

STEVE MYRAN, research scientist, Programs for Research and Evaluation in Public Schools, “Mathematics Content, Pedagogy and Classroom Assessment Teacher Professional Development”; Virginia Department of Education, $64,036. Co-PIs are JEFFREY STECKROTH and SUE DOVIAK, lecturers of mathematics and statistics, and SUEANNE MCKINNEY, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction.

GON NAMKOONG, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Ingan-based Thin Multijunction Solar Cells”; Cermet Inc., $30,000.

JOHN NUNNERY, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, and SHANA PRIBESH, assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “Multistate Evaluation of At-risk Interventions”; University of Memphis, $47,465.

JAMES ONATE, assistant professor, and DAVID SWAIN, University Professor, exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation, “Naval Special Warfare Development Group Combine Screening: N32 Selection and Training Proposal”; Naval Spec Warfare Development Group, $63,900.

YIANNIS PAPELIS, computational science cluster leader, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Airports: An Agent-based End-to-End Class B Terminal Area Operations Simulation Tool”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $120,000. Also, “Support for Crowd Modeling Effort”; Werner Anderson Inc., $50,000.

BRYAN PORTER, associate professor of psychology, “Boost ’em to Safety: Raising Awareness About Booster Seats”; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $13,134.

BILLIE REED, executive director of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, “Fabricate ATL Launch System”; Alliant Techsystems Inc., $3,139.

CAROLYN RUTLEDGE, associate professor of nursing, “Addressing Health Disparities with Nursing Administrators and Educators”; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $258,742. Co-PIs are KAREN KARLOWICZ, assistant professor, KIMBERLY ADAMS-TUFTS, associate professor, PAUL CLEMENTS, assistant professor, and LAUREL GARZON, associate professor, nursing.

MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, “LSU LARSS Summer 2008 Internship”; Louisiana State University, $5,000. Also, “LARSS Summer 2008”; National Space Grant Foundations, $149,500. Also, “Governor’s Academy for Innovation, Technology and Engineering”; New Horizons Regional Education Centers, $12,900.

ALAN SAVITZKY, professor of biological sciences, “Defensive Sequestration of Toad Toxins in the Asian Snake Rhabdophis tigrinus”; National Science Foundation, $6,000.

KARL SCHOENBACH, Batten Chair in bioelectrics engineering, and FRED DOBBS, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Pasteurization of Packaged Food with Pulsed Electric Fields”; Smithfield Foods Inc., $41,212.

MALCOLM SCULLY, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “In Situ Measurements of Coherent Structures and Turbulence and Their Relation to Remote-sensing Imagery in Coherent Structures in Rivers and Estuaries Experiment”; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, $18,872.

CLETEUS SMITH and CATHERINE SMITH, instructors, Child Development Center, and MARGARET MULHOLLAND, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Building Environmental Stewardship into Pre-K and K Curriculum”; Chesapeake Bay Restoration Advisory Committee, $15,000.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, director of research, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Evacuation Modeling”; Virginia Department of Emergency Management, $55,870.

JOHN TWEED, professor of mathematics and statistics, “GRA Supplement to NASA Project”; NASA Langley Research Center, $120,000.

LINDA VAHALA, associate dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, “Electrostatic Electron Bernstein Waves Physics of Electrical and Computer Engineering in NSTX”; U.S. Department of Energy, $65,000.

MICHELE WEIGLE, assistant professor, and STEPHAN OLARIU, professor, computer science, “NeTS-WN: An Architecture for the Notification of Traffic Incidents and Congestion”; National Science Foundation, $6,000.

WAYNE WOODHAMS, deputy executive director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, “UAV Test and Certification Program at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility and Surrounding Region”; NASA Stennis “Space Center, $199,671. Also, “Worcester County Summer 2008 Interns”; Worcester County, Md., $138,805.

SHU XIAO, research assistant professor, Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, and KARL SCHOENBACH, Batten Chair in bioelectrics engineering, “Near-field Propagation of Sub-Nanosecond Electric Pulses into Amorphous Masses”; Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $49,999.

MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, professor, KURT MALY, eminent scholar, and STEVEN ZEIL, associate professor, computer science, “Conversion of Metadata Records in DTIC Native Format to Standard MARC 21 Format”; Defense Technical Information Center, $14,997.