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Grants and Contracts for March 2011

Grants and Contracts for March 2011

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for March 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.

KEVIN ADAMS, research scientist, National Centers for System of Systems Engineering, and CHUCK KEATING, professor of engineering management, "System of Systems Engineering Certificate Program Task Order 1"; Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, $34,488.

THOMAS ALBERTS, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Installation and Testing M3 Maglev on the ODU Guideway, Phase 2"; Magne Motion Inc., $304,702.

LARRY ATKINSON, Slover Professor of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, "Carrying Capacity of the Titicaca Lake, First Stage"; Association Hispanic Peruvian Cooperation Fund, $8,400.

OKTAY BAYSAL, dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, "ODU Engineering's Participation in the Naval Education Consortium"; University of Michigan Department of Parks and Recreation, $24,996,. Co-PIs are: ANTHONY DEAN, ALOK VERMA and STEVEN WALK, engineering technology, and DREW LANDMAN, GENE HOU, HAN BAO and MILTIADIS KOTINIS, mechanical and aerospace engineering.

JOSHUA BEHR, research associate professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Mapping Neighborhood Community Vulnerability and Medically Fragile Populations in Hampton Roads"; Old Dominion University, $113,440. Co-PIs are HUA LIU, assistant professor of political science and geography; BARRY EZELL, research associate professor, VMASC; and RAFAEL DIAZ, business and supply chain lead, VMASC.

KENT CARPENTER, professor of biological sciences, "Extinction Risk Assessment of Habitat-Forming Bivalves"; Old Dominion University, $40,000.

ABDELMAGEED ELMUSTAFA, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Mechanical Engineering and Design for Polarized Electron Source Projects"; Jefferson Lab, $20,000.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, professor and eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, "Continuation of JLab Polarimeter Upgrade"; Jefferson Lab, $61,097.

MUJDE ERTEN-UNAL, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Solar Decathlon 2011"; U.S. Department of Energy, $50,000. Co-PIs are STELLA BONDI, assistant professor of engineering technology, and JAEWAN YOON, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

RANDY GAINEY and RUTH TRIPLETT, professors of sociology and criminal justice, "Proposal to Conduct a Comprehensive Youth Assessment Project for the City of Norfolk Department of Human Services"; City of Norfolk, $38,041.

CHUCK KEATING, professor of engineering management and director of the National Center for System of Systems Engineering, and JOSEPH BRADLEY, principal researcher, NCSOSE, "Consultant Services from Joseph Bradley for Spatial Integrated Systems Inc."; Spatial Integrated Systems Inc., $30,000.

DEAN KRUSIENSKI, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, "General Purpose Brain-Computer Interface System"; Wadsworth Center, $99,213.

KURT MALY, Kaufman Professor of computer science, "Mobile Application Development Phase III" and "Mobile Application Development Phase IV"; Inngineered Solutions, $15,427 and $7,714.

JINGDONG MAO, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Tracking Dissolved Organic Nitrogen in Terrestrial Aquatic Systems Using Fluorescence EEM Spectroscopy"; Lincoln University, $85,132.

TAMER NADEEM, assistant professor of computer science, "Student Travel Grants to Attend MOBISYS 2011"; National Science Foundation, $10,000.

YIANNIS PAPELIS, chief scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Technical Evaluation of Synthetic Texture Generation Algorithms"; Diamond Visionics, $74,935. Co-PIs are GINGER WATSON, associate professor of STEM education and professional studies, and MENION CROLL, senior project scientist, VMASC.

BILLIE REED, executive director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, "FY11 Virginia Appropriations"; Virginia General Assembly, $1,164,686. Also, "Demo Launch," Orbital Science Corp., $650,000.

FOTIOS SKOUZES, executive director, Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space & Technology, "Step Up Internship Program 2011"; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $75,000.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "SME Work, Adm. Jim Metzger"; U.S. Joint Forces Command, $2,400.

TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director, Social Science Research Center, "QMR Family Interviews"; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $24,699.

QI "HARRY" ZHANG, assistant professor of community and environmental health, "Causes and Interventions for Childhood Obesity: Innovative Systems Analysis"; Johns Hopkins University, $22,248.

RICHARD ZIMMERMAN, professor, and VICTORIA HILL, assistant research professor, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: The Response of Seagrass Ecosystems to Ocean Acidification"; National Science Foundation, $912,102. Also, "Integrated Modeling of SAV Habitat Requirements: Improving Predictions of Water Quality on a Critical Marine Resource"; Virginia Graduate Marine Science Consortium, $55,499.


GEORGE FOWLER, associate university librarian for information resources and technology, and lead author Phillip Jones, head of the Fine Arts Library at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, "The Limits of Democracy in Academic Libraries in a Revolutionary Age" at the Association of College & Research Libraries 2011 National Conference in Philadelphia.

IORDANKA PANAYOTOVA, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, "How Does the Earth's Rotation Affect the Large-Scale Atmospheric Phenomena?" to the Applied Mathematical Sciences students at Sweet Briar College, and "Meridional Asymmetries in Geophysical Flows" at the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Workshop "Societally Relevant Computing" at University of Minnesota.

JAMES SWEENEY, associate professor emeritus of history, "Postscript to Massive Resistance: The Decline and Fall of the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government" at the Virginia Forum (the annual conference on Virginia history) at Washington and Lee University.

MARIANA SZKLO-COXE, assistant professor of community and environmental health, was invited to present Clinical Research Grand Rounds, on "Insomnia and Depression: Can Research Shed Light on this Complex Relationship?" at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research in Baltimore.


RENEE OLANDER, assistant vice president, regional higher education centers, and assistant professor of English, "A Conversation with Lesléa Newman" in vol. 43, no. 6 of The Writer's Chronicle.

This highlight was posted on: May 3, 2011

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