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Grants and Contracts for January 2010

Grants and Contracts for January 2010

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for January 2010. 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.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FOR JANUARY 2010

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for January 2010. 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.

JOSE BLANCO, research scientist, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, "Carrying Capacity of the Titicaca Lake, First Stage"; Association Hispanic Peruvian Cooperation Fund, $45,171.

MECIT CETIN, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Exploratory Methods for Truck Re-identification in a Statewide Network Based on Axle Weight and Axle Spacing Data to Enhance Freight Metrics: Phase II"; Portland State University, $51,803.

GREGORY CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Curtis Barnes- Cruise Aboard R/V Meteor"; Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, $8,592. Also, "Geotraces Zonal Atlantic Section: Arsenic and Phosphorus Biogeochemistry"; National Science Foundation, $296,231.

ANDREA DEBRUIN-PARECKI, associate professor of early childhood, speech-language pathology and special education, "Preschoolers Up on Readiness, Pre-reading and Literacy Enrichment (Project Purple)"; city of Norfolk, $154,579.

RAFAEL DIAZ, business and supply chain cluster leader, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Routing Optimization Phase 1"; city of Hampton, $35,205. Co-PIs are PETER FOYTIK, senior project scientist, and JOSHUA BEHR, research associate professor.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Scanning Electron Microscopy of Nanofibers"; Lifenet Transplant Services, $2,613.

DAVID GAUTHIER, assistant professor of biological sciences, and HOLLY GAFF, assistant professor of community and environmental health, "Modeling Eco-Epidemiology of Chronic Disease in Wild Finfish"; ODU, $74,250.

LESLEY GREENE, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Renewal of: 'Elucidating the Key Determinants of Protein Folding and Stability in the Death Domain Superfamily'"; Jeffress Research Grants Program, $10,000.

PATRICK HATCHER, Batten Endowed Professor in Physical Sciences, "Revisiting Chemical Mechanisms of Petroleum Generation in Sedimentary Basins: Role of Asphaltenes During Kerogen Cracking"; American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, $100,000.

MARK HAVEY, professor of physics, "Atomic Physics Investigations of Light Localization in High Density Ultracold 87RB Vapor"; National Science Foundation, $12,000.

PATRICK HESTER, assistant professor, and ANDREAS TOLK, associate professor, engineering management and systems engineering, "Training Aware Common Operational Picture Phase II Technical Assistance"; Referentia Systems Inc., $100,000.

SHARON JUDGE, associate dean, Darden College of Education, "ODU Teacher Immersion Residency"; U.S. Department of Education, $719,466. Co-PIs are: WILLIAM GRAVES, ROBERT WOJTOWICZ, ANNETTE FINLEY-CROSWHITE, JIE CHEN, LEIGH BUTLER, SUEANNE MCKINNEY, TERRI MATHEWS, MARK DORREPAAL, JACK ROBINSON, TED RASPILLER, RICHARD ZIMMERMAN, PETROS KATSIOLOUDIS, PHILIP REED, MARY SANDY, CHRISTOPHER OSGOOD, KAAVONIA HINTON-JOHNSON, CARROLL STARLING, NICHOLAS BOUNTRESS, CHARLENE FLEENER, CARROLL BUTLER, TAMI AL-HAZZA and JEFFREY RICHARDS.

YAN PENG, assistant professor, and LI-SHI LUO, professor, mathematics and statistics, "Numerical and Experimental Study of Complex Bio-fluids in Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip for Biomedical Applications"; ODU, $70,599.

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

STACIE RINGLEB, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, "Development, Assessment and Validation of Physical Training Regimens"; Office of Naval Research, $106,000. Co-PIs are: DAYANAND NAIK, professor of mathematics and statistics; DAVID SWAIN, professor of human movement sciences; STEVE MORRISON, associate professor of physical therapy; and JAMES ONATE, associate professor of human movement sciences.

MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars FY10 Administrative Support" and "NASA Langley Aerospace Summer Scholars Program Coordination"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $57,000 and $1,025,942. Also, "Safety Enhanced Surface Exploration Vehicle"; NASA, $10,311.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, interim executive director, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Modeling and Simulation Business Incubation and Acceleration"; Opportunity Inc., $66,550.

JAMES SWANSON, professor of biological sciences, "Mitichondria and Oocyte Failure: Seed Grant for Future Funding"; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $117,104.

MILETA TOMOVIC, professor of engineering technology, "Safety Enhanced Surface Exploration Vehicle"; NASA, $59,686. Co-PIs are JOHN COMPANION, research programs manager, Virginia Space Grant Consortium; ROLAND LAWRENCE, assistant professor of engineering technology; and MOUSTAFA MOUSTAFA, associate professor of engineering technology.

STEPHEN TONELSON, professor of communication disorders and special education, "Special Education Endorsement Programs"; Virginia Department of Education, $306,948. Co-PIs are: JANE HAGER, professor of teaching and learning; ROBERT GABLE, professor of communication disorders and special education; and CHERYL BAKER, senior lecturer of communication disorders and special education.

ALOK VERMA, Ray Ferrari Professor of Engineering Technology, "Supplement Request for: Strategies: Collaborative Research: Marinetech: STEM Preparation Through Marine Engineering, Science and Technology Experiences"; National Science Foundation, $59,804. Co-PIs are SUEANNE MCKINNEY, assistant professor, and DANIEL DICKERSON, associate professor, STEM education and professional studies, and NINA BROWN, professor of counseling and human services.

HONGWEI ZHU, assistant professor of information systems/decision sciences, "Multiplayer Online Games for Information Quality Management"; ODU, 59,438. Co-PIs are YUZHONG SHEN, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and AMY ADCOCK, assistant professor of STEM education and professional studies.

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