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Grants and Contracts for April 2011

Grants and Contracts for April 2011

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


IAN BARTOL, associate professor of biological sciences, "Eager: Collaborative Research: A New Integrated Quantitative Metrics Approach for Identifying Coordinating Gaits in Swimming Animals"; National Science Foundation, $100,000.

HELMUT BAUMGART, professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Ultraefficient Thermoelectric Devises II"; Microxact Inc., $35,000.

KENT CARPENTER, professor of biological sciences, "Broadening PIRE Success in Southeast Asia Triangle and Sunda Shelf Marine Biodiversity and Build Collaborations in Vietnam and Thailand"; National Science Foundation, $26,888.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, professor and eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, "Electron Microscopy Studies in Support of NSF CREST Center for Nano and Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices"; Norfolk State University, $15,000.

BARRY EZELL, research associate professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "2011 Hampton Roads Full Scale Exercise"; Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Co-PIs from VMASC are: PETER FOYTIK, senior project scientist; JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director; JOSHUA BEHR, research associate professor; and MIKE ROBINSON, research assistant professor.

HOLLY GAFF, assistant professor of biological sciences, and JENIFER ALONZO, assistant professor of communication and theatre arts, "RCN UBE Incubator: Interdisciplinary Communication Laboratory for Undergraduate Biology"; National Science Foundation, $50,000.

JULIE HAO, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Robust Design of High Performance MEMS Resonators"; National Science Foundation, $12,000.

RODGER HARVEY, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Integrating Geochemistry and Proteomics to Assess Protein Sources and Their Fate in Marine Systems"; National Science Foundation, $313,242.

DANICA HAYS, associate professor of counseling and human services, "Mental Health Services Contract II"; Eastern Shore Community Services Board, $29,091.

EILEEN HOFMANN, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Impacts of Changing Climate and Land Use on Carbon Cycling and Budgets of the Coastal Ocean Margin: Observations, Analysis and Modeling"; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $31,497.

LOUIS JANDA, associate professor of psychology "Assistantship for Student in Virginia Consortium Program - Tidewater Child Development Center"; Virginia Department of Health, $14,000.

JUERGEN KOLB, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Jie Zhuang Fellowship"; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, $3,000.

SYLVAIN MARSILLAC, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Lightweight Photovoltaic Electricity for Portable, On-Demand Power for Defense Applications"; University of Toledo, $303,249. Co-PIs from ECE are: GON NAMKOONG, assistant professor; HELMUT BAUMGART, professor; and HANI ELSAYED-ALI, professor and eminent scholar.

GHAITH RABADI, associate professor of engineering management, "Integrated Modeling and Optimization Approaches for Airport Terminal Area Management"; Qatar University, $65,050.

MIKE ROBINSON, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Climate Change and Sea Level Rise"; Old Dominion University, $45,000. Co-PIs from VMASC are: SAIKOU DIALLO and PETER FOYTIK, senor project scientists.

KAREN SANZO, assistant professor of educational foundations and leadership, "Partnership for Teaching and Learning a Quality Science Program"; Virginia Department of Education, $155,856. Co-PIs are: DAN DICKERSON, associate professor of STEM education and professional studies, and STEVE MYRAN, assistant professor of educational foundations and leadership.

GARY SCHAFRAN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Operation and Optimization of the Ostara Crystallization Process"; Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., $7,258.

STEPHEN TONELSON, professor, and CHERYL BAKER, senior lecturer, communication disorders and special education, "Visual Impairment Initial and Add-On Endorsement Program"; George Mason University, $20,996.

This highlight was posted on: June 7, 2011

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