Grants & Contracts

Crum Ashford Watson Khattak


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.

JULIAN ASHFORD, research assistant professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Collaborative Research: Possible Climate Induced Change in the Distribution of Pleuragramma antarcticum on the Western Antarctic Peninsula Shelf”; National Science Foundation, $203,000. Also, “Spatial Structure and Connectivity in Populations of Jack Mackerel, Trachurus murphyi, in the Southern Pacific Ocean”; Chilean Fishing Development Institute, $72,765.

HAN BAO, professor of mechanical engineering, “Emission Inventory Study of Ocean-cruising Vessels”; Maersk Line Limited Inc., $29,635.

JAMES BLISS, associate professor of psychology, “Establishing an Intellectual and Theoretical Foundation for the After Action Review Process as Practiced Within the U.S. Army”; Mymic LLC, $16,000.

COLIN BRITCHER, chair of aerospace engineering, “VIPER Dynamometer and Engine Instrumentation Laboratory; VIPER Phase II (B)”; Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commis-sion, $432,470. Co-PIs are ERIC KOSTER, director of motorsports operations, Langley Full Scale Wind Tunnel; and FRED LOPEZ, senior lecturer of engineering technology.

DAVID BURDIGE, eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Emerging Topics in Biogeo-chemical Cycles: Collaborative Research: Evaluating the Role of Submarine Groundwater Discharge in the Oceanic Nd Budget”; National Science Foundation, $263,841.

MARGARET CAMARENA, director of the Social Science Research Center, “Expanded MHSIP Mail Survey”; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $37,118. Also, “Evaluation of Component - W.K. Kellogg Civic Engagement Evaluation”; W.K. Kellogg Foundation, $49,900.

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

KAREN CRUM, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, and STEVE MYRAN, research scientist, Programs for Research and Evaluation for Public Schools, “The Generational Educators Network Futures Program or Gen ‘F’”; U.S. Department of Education, $114,782 and $188,091.

GREG CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Collaborative Research: U.S. Geotraces Sampling Systems and Intercalibration” and “Sampling Facility for U.S. Geotraces and Other Trace Element Biogeochemistry Programs”; National Science Foundation, $20,503 and $6,812.

MONA DANNER, professor of sociology and criminal justice, “Chesapeake Police Citizen Satisfaction Survey”; city of Chesapeake, $16,114. Co-PIs are TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director of the Social Science Research Center, and ALLISON CHAPPELL, assistant professor of SCJ.

DENNIS DARBY, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “MRI: Acquisition of an Electron Probe Microanalyzer for Innovative Geological, Biogeochemical and Material Science Applications”; National Science Foundation, $500,000. Co-PIs are: ABDELMAGEED ELMUSTAFA, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; HANI ELSAYED-ALI, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering; DESMOND COOK, professor of physics; and CYNTHIA JONES, eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences. Also, “Collaborative Research: Paleoceanographic Constraints on the Warming Arctic Ocean”; National Science Foundation, $226,606. Co-PI is JENS BISCHOFF, lecturer of OEAS.

SHARON DAVIS, lecturer, and DAVID NETHERTON, senior lecturer, occupational and technical studies, “Virginia Assistive Technical Support, 2009”; Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, $89,000.

STEPHEN DEMOS, senior consulting engineer, Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center, “Lean Training and Implementation Hyponics Product Line”; Sumitomo Corp., $14,800.

DECLAN DE PAOR, research professor of physics, “Collaborative Research: Enhancing the Geoscience Curriculum Using Geobrowsers-based Learning Objects”; National Science Foundation, $99,296.

ANDREA DEBRUIN-PARECKI, associate professor of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education, “Developing Prereaders’ Comprehension Skills Using Supported Strategy Instruction, Modeling and Activity-based Learning”; Old Dominion University, $6,257.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, “Evaluation and Improvement of Atmospheric Remote Sensing Detection Systems”; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $169,355.

ABDELMAGEED ELMUSTAFA, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and HANI ELSAYED-ALI, eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, “Fabrication of Transparent Wireless Sensor Using Micromachined Indium Tin Oxide Conductive Coating”; NASA Langley Research Center, $40,000.

HOLLY GAFF, assistant professor of community and environmental health, “From Syndromic to Disease-course Surveillance”; University of Maryland, $15,000.

LAUREL GARZON, associate professor of nursing, “Nurse Traineeship Programs”; Old Dominion University, $73,808.

ASSEFAW GEBREMEDHIN, postdoctoral research associate, computer science, “Combinatorial Algorithms for Computational Science and Engineering”; Purdue University, $47,700.

PATRICK HATCHER, Batten Endowed Chair in physical sciences, “Molecular Study of Organic Matter and Phosphorous Interaction with Surfaces: Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry and ATF-FTIR Approaches”; University of Maine, $90,000.

JULIE HAO, assistant professor, and GENE HOU, professor, mechanical engineering, “Robust Design of High Performance MEMS Resonators”; National Science Foundation, $343,762.

RICHARD HELLER, director, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, “Electro Gene Transfer for Coronary Artery Disease”; U.S. Public Health Service (including NIH), $377,839.

JACQUELINE HINES, director of student support services, “Student Support Services 2008-09 Federal Budget”; U.S. Department of Education, $316,601.

WALT HOOKS, physics operations manager, “Southeastern Universities Research Association - Jefferson Lab Support”; Jefferson Lab, $16,412.

WAYNE HYNES, professor of biological sciences, “IPA for Alan Savitzy”; National Science Foundation, $153,744.

ASAAD KHATTAK, professor of civil and environmental engineering, “National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) Survey Tasks”; Virginia Department of Transportation, $67,566

GEOFFREY KRAFFT, Jefferson Lab professor of physics, “Postdoctoral Fellow in Accelerator Physics at Jefferson Lab”; Muons Inc., $194,173.

DREW LANDMAN, associate professor of aerospace engineering, “Continuation of NIAA Task 6124: Statistical Modeling and Uncertainty Analysis of Mars Entry Atmospheric Data System”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $14,472.

LI-SHI LUO, associate professor of mathematics and statistics, “Computing Using General Purpose Graphic Processing Units”; Science Systems & Applications Inc., $15,000. Co-PIs are Alex Pothen, former professor of computer science; and YAN PENG and WEI LIAO, postdoctoral research associates of mathematics and statistics.

KURT MALY, eminent scholar of computer science, “Database Project - Hospice of Palm Beach County”; Hospice of Palm Beach County, $50,000. Also, “Extension to Welligent Database Project, Phase II”; Welligent Inc., $27,095. Also, “Dominion Extension and Support”; Dominion Enterprises, $20,200.

GAYLE MCCOMBS, associate professor of dental hygiene, “Oral Health Assessment of Virginia Elders”; Virginia Department of Health, $28,493.

MICHAEL MCGINNIS, executive director, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Capstone Seminar”; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center, $35,120. Also, “IPA for Thomas Lang”; Navy FISC, $410,054. Also, “Department of Homeland Security Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Techniques Workshop”; Sandia National Laboratories, $39,591. Also, “IPA for David Brian O’Neill”; U.S. Joint Forces Command, $324,467.

TAMMI MILLIKEN, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling, “Partnership in Character Education”; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $10,080.

MICHAEL NELSON, assistant professor of computer science, “Tools for a Preservation-ready Web”; CACI Inc., $100,013.

BRYAN PORTER, associate professor of psychology, “Evaluating Virginia Statewide Traffic Safety Programs”; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, $161,927.

JERRY ROBERTSON, director of the Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center, “VPMEP-VATPDC FY09”; A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Center, $150,000.

MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, “ESMD Internship Program” and “Support to NASA Langley Research Center Aeronautics Research Directorate”; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $18,000 and $23,350. Also, “Support for the GIS Internship Program at NASA Langley Research Center and NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $98,650. Also, “NASA Langley Faculty Researcher - R. Ale Lukaszew”; NASA Goddard, $26,130. Also, “Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars Program”; NASA Goddard, $250,000. Also, “Laszlo Adler Support for Non-destructive Evaluation Sciences Branch”; NASA Goddard, $3,469. Also, “Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars”; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $1,019,490.

MALCOLM SCULLY, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Quantifying Stratified Turbulence in Estuaries”; National Science Foundation, $244,664.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, director of research, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, “Battle Lab - Revision (Supplement) to Travel Funding on JWFC-JTTG”; Navy Fleet Industrial Supply Center, $108,000. Also, “Support to USJFCOM Joint Innovation and Experimentation Capabilities Solution Group PMESII”; General Dynamics, $85,365. Also, “USJFCOM Network Support Group”; Navy FISC, $272,923. Also, “Student, Faculty and Fellows Engineering and Technical Services Support”; Navy FISC, $11,107,627. VMASC co-PIs are: CATHERINE BANKS, social science cluster leader; YIANNIS PAPELIS, computational science cluster leader; JOSHUA BEHR, research associate professor; and MICHAEL MCGINNIS, executive director. Also, with SOLOMON SHERFEY, senior project scientist, VMASC, “Shore Force Training Center Modeling and Simulation Requirements Study”; Alion Science and Technology Corp., $13,633.

SUZAN THOMPSON, visiting assistant professor, DANA BURNETT, chair, and TED REMLEY, professor, educational leadership and counseling, “Community-based Counseling in Partnership with the Norfolk Community Services Board”; Norfolk Community Services Board, $60,000.

STEPHEN TONELSON, professor of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education, “Continuation of Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs: Traineeships for Education of Special Education Personnel”; Virginia Department of Education, $150,000. Co-PIs are: CHERYL BAKER, lecturer of ECSLPSE; ROBERT GABLE, eminent scholar of ECSLPSE; and JANE HAGER, chair of educational curriculum and instruction.

ALOK VERMA, professor of engineering technology, “Strategies: Collaborative Research: Marine Tech: STEM Preparation Through Marine Engineering, Science and Technology Experiences”; National Science Foundation, $1,273,308. Co-PIs are SUEANNE MCKINNEY and DANIEL DICKERSON, assistant professors of educational curriculum and instruction, and NINA BROWN, eminent scholar of educational leadership and counseling.

JIN WANG, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, and HOLLY GAFF, assistant professor of community and environmental health, “Optimal Control Studies for Cholera Outbreaks”; Marymount University, $49,999.

JOSEPH WARGO, director, Troops to Teachers, “Troops to Teachers - Year 5”; U.S. Department of Defense, $273,425.

GINGER WATSON, associate professor of educational curriculum and instruction, “Shipboard Simulator and Motion Sickness Mitigation”; SA Photonics, $21,000.

RICHARD WHITTECAR, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Water Budget Modeling for Mitigation Wetland Design”; Virginia Tech, $248,238.

WAYNE WOODHAMS, executive director, Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space and Technology, “Construction of Tenant Improvements in MIST Incubator Building”; U.S. Department of Commerce, $200,000 and $194,000.

RICHARD ZIMMERMAN, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, “Evaluate the Utility of Calipso Data for Ocean Color Missions”; Science Applications International Corp., $13,443.