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Grants and Contracts for February 2011

Grants and Contracts for February 2011

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for February 2011. 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.


HARI ARETI, Jefferson Lab professor, and GAIL DODGE, professor of physics, "REU Site: Renewal of REU at ODU: Accelerator and Nuclear Physics"; National Science Foundation, $76,600.

STEPHEN BEEBE, research professor, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, "Treatment of a Rat Homotopic Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Rat Liver with Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields and IRE"; Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., $129,307. Co-PIs are JUERGEN KOLB, assistant professor, and RICHARD HELLER, director, Center for Bioelectrics.

NIKOS CHRISOCHOIDES, professor of computer science, "A Multidisciplinary Approach to Nanoscale Measurement and Image Analysis of Patient Cartilage for Predicting Surgical Response"; Old Dominion University, $70,000. Co-PIs are ALI BESKOK, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; ANDREY CHERNIKOV, research assistant professor of computer science; SHUIWANG JI, assistant professor of computer science; SHIZHI QIAN, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and MICHAEL STACEY, research associate professor, Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, professor and eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, "Evaluation and Characterization of Detectors for Active and Passive Remote Sensing Systems"; NASA, $44,987.

JOHN KLINCK, professor, and MIKE DINNIMAN, research scientist, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Atmosphere-Ocean Coupling Causing Ice Shelf Melt in Antarctica"; National Science Foundation, $149,723.

MEG LEMASTER, assistant professor, and SHARON STULL, instructor, dental hygiene, "Lake Taylor Oral Health Initiative"; American Dental Hygiene Association, $5,000.

GON NAMKOONG, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Investigation of High Efficiency Solar Cell Using Highly Ordered Nanostructures and Low Bandgap Organic Semiconducting Materials"; Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, $13,300.

JOHN NUNNERY, executive director of The Center for Educational Partnerships, "Supplement No. 2 to an Examination of the Impact of the National Institute for School Leadership's Executive Development Program on Student Achievement in Massachusetts"; National Institute for School Leadership, $16,739. Co-PIs are SHANA PRIBESH and CHERNG-JYH, assistant professors, educational foundations and leadership.

SHIZHI QIAN, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Postdoctoral Support"; Yeungnam University, $17,941.

ROBERT ROSE, professor emeritus of biological sciences, "Status Assessment of Southern Bog Lemmings"; Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, $5,748.

MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "New Horizons GAITE Teacher Professional Development 2010"; New Horizons Regional Education Centers, $25,821.

JIM SWANSON, professor of biological sciences, "Mitochondria and Oocyte Failure - MOD No. 7"; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $29,151.

This highlight was posted on: April 3, 2011

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