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The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for July and August. 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 GILBERT YOCHUM, professors of economics, "2009 Virginia Beach Overnight Visitor Profiles and 2009 Virginia Beach Tourism Economic Impact Study"; Barker, Campbell & Farley, $77,273.


THOMAS ALBERTS, professor of aerospace engineering, "Continuation Funding for Maglev"; Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, $124,000.


LARRY ATKINSON, Slover Professor of Oceanography, "Collaborative Research: Planning Grant: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers for Wind Energy"; National Science Foundation, $10,000. Co-PIs are: JOHN KLINCK, professor, TAL EZER, professor, and JENNIFER GEORGEN, assistant professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences.


IAN BARTOL, associate professor of biological sciences, "GRA Support for Processing Archived Life History Samples from Stranded Tursiops in Virginia"; Virginia Aquarium Foundation Inc., $20,350.


CRAIG BAYSE, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Platinum Metal Complexes as DNA-Protein Cross-Linking Agents"; Virginia Commonwealth University, $5,000.


ALI BESKOK, professor of aerospace engineering and Batten Endowed Professor of Computational Engineering, "Interface Resistance and Thermal Transport in Nano-scale Confined Liquids"; National Science Foundation, $255,624.


MARK BUTLER, professor of biological sciences, "A Proposal for Shallow Hard-bottomed Sponge Community Restoration Research in the Everglades National Park"; National Park Service, $74,991.


MECIT CETIN, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Development of Truck Trip Generation Models"; South Carolina State University, $9,598.


JIE CHEN, professor of political science and geography, "Collaborative Research: Private Entrepreneurs as Agents of Political Change in China"; National Science Foundation, $19,951.


GREG CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Supplement to ODURF Project 553511"; State University of New York, $34,339.


BERNA DEMIRALP, assistant professor of economics, "Social Security Literacy and Retirement Well-Being"; St. Louis University, $17,345.


FREDERICK DOBBS, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research - Microscopic Islands: Modeling the Theory of Island Biogeography for Aquatic Pathogens Colonizing Marine Aggregates"; National Science Foundation, $849,832.


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


HANI ELSAYED-ALI, professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Time Resolved Electron Diffraction of Surface Reactions"; U.S. Department of Energy, $132,000. Also, "Evaluation and Improvement of Atmospheric Remote Sensing Detection Systems"; NASA, $45,000.


PETER EUDENBACH, assistant professor, and FRED BAYERSDORFER, instructor, art, "Dormitorium: An Exhibition of Film Décors by the Quay Brothers"; Virginia Commission of the Arts, $4,000.


ALEXANDER GODUNOV, assistant professor of physics, "Support of Research at Muons Inc. - Graduate Research Assistant"; Muons Inc., $61,490.


PATRICK HATCHER, Batten Endowed Chair in Physical Sciences, "ODU Office of Research Alternative Energy Program"; Old Dominion University, $192,120, $120,025 and $15,000. Co-PIs are: GARY SCHAFRAN, professor of civil and environmental engineering; LARRY ATKINSON, Slover Professor of Oceanography; ANDREW GORDON, professor of biological sciences; and HAROLD MARSHALL, professor emeritus of biological sciences.


RICHARD HELLER, executive director, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, "Bioreactor-Electroporation"; Intrexon Corp., $238,608.


PATRICK HESTER, assistant professor of engineering management, "Sandia National Laboratories Systems Engineering Technical Assistance"; Sandia National Laboratories, $30,147.


PEGGY HESTER, professor, and CHERYL BAKER, senior lecturer, communication disorders and special education, "Preparation for Leadership Personnel"; U.S. Department of Education, $800,000.


KAAVONIA HINTON-JOHNSON, assistant professor of teaching and learning, "Tidewater Writing Project, 2009-10 - Continued Funding Application"; National Writing Project, $46,000.


EILEEN HOFMANN, professor, MICHAEL DINNIMAN, research scientist, and JOHN KLINCK, professor, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, "Collaborative Research: Weddell Seals as Autonomous Sensors of the Winter Oceanography of the Ross Sea"; National Science Foundation, $246,960. Also, "Collaborative Research: Seasonal Evolution of Chemical and Biological Variability in the Ross Sea"; NSF, $197,814.


ANNA JENG, assistant professor of community and environmental health, "Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Male Reproductive Health"; U.S. Public Health Service, $75,000.


KAREN KARLOWICZ, nursing, "Technology Skill Development for Effective Nurse Communication"; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $264,760. Co-PIs from nursing are: RICHARDEAN BENJAMIN, chair and associate professor; KAY PALMER, associate professor; AMY LEE, senior lecturer; and PHYLLIS BARHAM, senior lecturer.


PETROS KATSIOLOUDIS, assistant professor of STEM education and professional studies, "Emerging Transportation Technologies"; Virginia Department of Education, $8,000.


DREW LANDMAN, associate professor of aerospace engineering, "X48C Blended Wing Body Low Speed Vehicle, Wind Tunnel Testing by Boeing at the Old Dominion University Langley Full-Scale Tunnel"; Boeing Co., $480,000.


ROLAND LAWRENCE, assistant professor of engineering technology, "Development of Differential Absorption Barometric Radar for Medium Altitude Applications"; NASA Langley Research Center, $49,006.


DEBRA MAJOR, professor of psychology, "Collaborative Research: Capitalizing on Opportunity: Narrowing the Gender Divide in Engineering and Computer Science Through Professional Development"; National Science Foundation, $451,273. Co-PIs are: LINDA VAHALA, associate dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology; and JAMES HENSON and KARIN ORVIS, assistant professors of psychology.


KURT MALY, Kaufman Professor, MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, professor, and STEVEN ZEIL, associate professor, computer science, "Phase V of Automated Metadata Extraction for DTIC Documents"; Defense Technical Information Center, $84,700.


JINGDONG MAO, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Collaborative Research: Advanced Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Characterization of Non-Covalent Interactions of Organic Compounds in Soil and Sediment Organic Matter"; National Science Foundation, $225,000.


KENNETH MOPPER, professor, and ARON STUBBINS, assistant research professor, chemistry and biochemistry, "Development of a High-Precision Total Organic Carbon/Dissolved Organic Carbon Analyzer with an nM Detection Limit"; National Science Foundation, $394,749.


STEPHAN OLARIU, professor of computer science, "NETS-NOSS: Autonomous Networked Sensor Systems"; National Science Foundation, $8,000.


SHIZHI QIAN, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, "MRI: Acquisition of Four-Probe Multi-View 4000 AMF, NSOM and SPM Systems"; National Science Foundation, $310,401. Co-PIs are: ALI BESKOK, professor of aerospace engineering; ZHILI HAO, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; ROLAND COOPER, associate professor of biological sciences; and DAVID GAUTHIER, assistant professor of biological sciences.


ANATOLY RADYUSHKIN, eminent professor of physics, "Continuation of Topics in Theoretical Nuclear Physics"; U.S. Department of Energy, $139,000. Co-PIs from physics are: IAN BALITSY, professor; JOZEF DUDEK, assistant professor; ROCCO SCHIAVILLA, eminent professor; and WALLACE VAN ORDEN, eminent professor.


ANASTASIA RAYMER, professor of communication disorders and special education, and FREDERIC MCKENZIE, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Administrative Supplement: Communication Outcomes for Naming Treatment in Aphasia"; U.S. Public Health Service, $34,587.


TED REMLEY, Batten Endowed Chair in Counseling, and SUZAN THOMPSON, research associate professor, educational foundations and leadership, "Community-based Counseling in Partnership with the Norfolk Community Services Board"; Norfolk Community Services Board, $60,086.


STACIE RINGLEB, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and JAMES ONATE, associate professor of human movement sciences, "Development of Virtual Reality Tools for Assessment of Return-to-Duty Status Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury"; Advanced Anti-Terror Technologies Corp., $32,000.


JERRY ROBERTSON, executive director of the Virginia Applied Technology and Professional Development Center, "A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership"; A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Center, $150,000.


MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars, Summer 2009"; National Space Grant Foundations, $110,000. Also, "LARSS Non-NASA Funded Support"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $30,700. Also, "Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars"; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, $75,000.


JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, interim director, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Continuation of Support to the Joint Transformation Command - Intelligence (JTC-1), Norfolk, Va., Integration Division (DII)"; General Dynamics, $21,384.


CHARLES SUKENIK, associate professor of physics, "Production of Ultracold Weakly Bound Polar Molecules and Trapping of Ground State Noble Gases"; National Science Foundation, $200,000.


STEPHEN TONELSON, professor of communication disorders and special education, "Traineeship for Education of Special Education Personnel for Regions 2 and 5 (CSEEP)"; Virginia Department of Education, $150,000. Co-PIs are: ROBERT GABLE, eminent scholar of communication disorders and special education; JANE HAGER, professor of teaching and learning; and CHERYL BAKER, senior lecturer of communication disorders and special education.


LINDA VAHALA, associate dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, "Topics in Plasma Physics" and "Electron Bernstein Waves Physics of Electrical and Computer Engineering in NSTX"; U.S. Department of Energy, $10,000 and $70,000.


STEVEN WALK, assistant professor of engineering technology, "Applications of Quantitative Technology Forecasting in Conceiving and Planning the NASA 21st Century Laboratory"; NASA Langley Research Center, $10,000.


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, $8,000.


HARRIS WU, assistant professor of information technology and decision sciences, "SoD: Supporting Cased-based Design for Packaged Software Implementations"; National Science Foundation, $16,000.


SHU XIAO, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Nanosecond Pulse Power Generator"; Air Force Research Laboratory, $7,992.

This highlight was posted on: October 15, 2009

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