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GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2009

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2009

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for September 2009. 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.

VIJAYAN ASARI, professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Development/Delivery of Face/Iris Recognition and Image Enhancement Algorithms"; Creative Information Technology Inc., $72,000. Also, with GENE HOU, professor of mechanical engineering, "Automatic Vessel Detection and Slamming Avoidance"; Lockheed/Martin, $50,000.

DANA BURNETT, professor of educational foundations and leadership, "Hampton Schools Gear Up Program 2009-13"; Hampton Public Schools, $43,529.

MARK BUTLER, professor of biological sciences, "Collaborative Proposal: Connectivity of Disease in Marine Ecosystems: Multi-scale Dynamics of a Viral Disease Infecting Caribbean Spiny Lobster"; National Science Foundation, $573,498.

MICHAEL CARHART, assistant professor of history, "ACLS Fellowship: The Caucasians: Central Asia in the European Imagination" and "Junior Research Fellowship at the Frias School of History: The Caucasians: Central Asia in the European Imagination"; American Council of Learned Societies, $35,000 and $38,364.

GREG CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Management and Logistics Operations for the U.S. Geotraces Zonal North Atlantic Survey Section"; National Science Foundation, $71,701.

RAFAEL DIAZ, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, and WAYNE TALLEY, professor of economics, "Educating College Students in M&S Engineering: The Reverse Logistic Problem"; Southeastern Virginia Partnership for Regional Transformation, $64,500.

DANIEL DICKERSON, associate professor of STEM education and professional studies, "Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training Program: Science Education Advancing Research of the Chesapeake Bay and Its Habitats"; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $89,132. Co-PIs are: EILEEN HOFMANN and JOHN KLINCK, professors, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography; SUEANNE MCKINNEY, assistant professor of STEM education and professional studies; and LEIGH BUTLER, director of teacher education services.

CHESTER GROSCH, professor, and ANN GARGETT, professor emeritus, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Large-eddy Simulation and Modeling of Turbulence on Shallow Shelves Under Combined Langmuir Tidal and Convective Forcing with Comparison to Vertical-beam Acoustic Doppler Current Profile Observations"; National Science Foundation, $554,972.

EILEEN HOFMANN and JOHN KLINCK, professors, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, "Collaborative Research: Climate Change and Responses in a Coupled Marine System"; National Science Foundation, $300,000.

WAYNE HYNES, professor of biological sciences, "IPA for Alan Savitzky - Continuation"; National Science Foundation, $78,388.

RAVINDRA JOSHI, professor of electrical and computer engineering, "CSK2SB Photocathode Development"; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, $24,500.

JOHN KLINCK, professor, and MICHAEL DINNIMAN, research scientist, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, "Processes Controlling Cross Shelf Exchange in the Amundsen/Bellinghausen Seas"; National Science Foundation, $559,574.

SEBASTIAN KUHN, professor of physics, "From Quarks to Nuclei - Stimulus Supplement"; U.S. Department of Energy, $100,000. Co-PIs from physics are: STEPHEN BUELTMANN, assistant professor; MOSKOV AMARIAN, associate professor; GAIL DODGE, professor; and LARRY WEINSTEIN, professor.

LI-SHI LUO, professor of mathematics and statistics, "Supporting U.S. Participation in Sixth International Conference for Mesoscopic Methods in Engineering and Science"; Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $15,000.

POORNIMA MADHAVAN, assistant professor of psychology, "Optimization of Passenger Flow in Virginia's International and Regional Airports"; Virginia Academy of Science, $1,200.

GAYLE MCCOMBS, associate professor of dental hygiene, "A Study to Identify Panelists for Participation in Future DPIA Plaque Removal Clinical Studies"; Procter & Gamble, $47,487.

RICK MCKENZIE, associate professor, and JIANG LI, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering, "Cyberknife Radiation Modeling: Effects of Reduced Parameter Corrections on Healthy Tissue Irradiation"; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $9,792.

RICHARD OVERBAUGH, associate professor of teaching and learning, "An Evaluation Proposal for the Enhancing Education Through Technology Program in the No Child Left Behind Grant (2009-10) Four Rivers Technology in Education Consortium"; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, $26,892.

ANDREI PAKHOMOV, research associate professor, Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, "Directed Energy Bioeffects Program"; General Dynamics, $19,985. Also, with OLGA PAKHOMOVA, research associate professor, Reidy Center, "Directed Energy Bioeffects Program"; General Dynamics, $44,926.

BRYAN PORTER, associate professor of psychology, "State 28+: Next Steps for Occupant Protection Program Evaluation"; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, $197,231.

ZHONTANG REN, research scientist with Program for Research and Evaluation in Public Schools, "Foundations of Freedom Extension Grant for 2009-10"; Newport News Public Schools, $11,500.

STACIE RINGLEB, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, "OSD09-H05 Utilization of Affective Computing for Cognitive and Physical Rehabilitation of Victims of Traumatic Brain Surgery"; Advanced Anti-Terror Technologies Corp., $22,000. Co-PIs are: POORNIMA MADHAVAN, assistant professor of psychology, and MARTHA WALKER, associate professor of physical therapy. Also, "An Internet Based Rehabilitation Program for Warriors with Hearing Loss and Auditory Processing Disorders Secondary to Blast and Traumatic Brain Injuries"; Advanced Anti-Terror Technologies Corp., $270,000. Co-PIs are: ANASTASIA RAYMER, professor of communication disorders and special education; JOSEPH SEVER, associate professor of communication disorders and special education; and GINGER WATSON, associate professor of STEM education and professional studies.

MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "Space Grant Faculty Support to NASA Langley Research Center Aeronautics Research Directorate"; NASA, $27,930.

JOHN TWEED, professor of mathematics and statistics, "Computational Models for Space Radiation Shielding Studies"; NASA Langley Research Center, $902,353.

LEPOSAVA VUSKOVIC, professor of physics, "Support for Continuing Research on the Effect of Microwave-generated Plasmas on Aerodynamic Flow"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $33,164.

CHRISTINE WARD, research scientist with Program for Research and Evaluation in Public Schools, "Gear-Up"; U.S. Department of Education, $38,540.

XIUSHI YANG, professor of sociology and criminal justice, "Youth Services Survey for Families Mail Survey and Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program Survey"; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $24,022 and $34,542.

This highlight was posted on: November 11, 2009

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