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GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FOR JUNE 2011

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FOR JUNE 2011

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

JULIAN ASHFORD, research associate professor, and CYNTHIA JONES, professor and eminent scholar, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "A Randomized Sampling Program to Obtain Efforts, Harvest and Harvest Composition Data from the Recreational Fishery for Blue Crabs in Maryland"; Maryland Department of Natural Resources, $377,809.

LARRY ATKINSON, professor and eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Offshore Renewable Energy - Information Needs for Resource Assessment and Design Conditions"; National Science Foundation, $15,000.

RAO CHAGANTY, professor of mathematics and statistics, "VDEQ: Supplement Data Analysis Support"; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $21,546.

NIKOS CHRISOCHOIDES, professor of computer science, "Software Systems Support for High Performance Computing in Computational Materials"; College of William and Mary, $26,000. Also, "A Novel Algorithmic Approach for Real-Time Image-to-Mesh Conversion of Brain MRI"; National Science Foundation, $481,137. Also, "Software Environment for Real-Time Non-Rigid Registration Using Commodity and Grid Computing"; NSF, $114,128. Also, with ANDREY CHERNIKOV, research assistant professor of computer science, "A Multi-Layered Finite Element Application and Runtime System for Scalable High-End Computer Architecture"; NSF, $16,000.

DAN DAUER, professor and eminent scholar of biological sciences, "VDEQ: Chesapeake Bay Program - Benthic Monitoring Program"; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $217,435. Also, "VDEQ: Chesapeake Bay Program - Data Management and Analysis Program"; VDEQ, $103,915.

JOHN DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "VDEQ: Water Quality Monitoring Component"; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $564,046.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, professor and eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, "Transmission Electron Microscopy of Boron Nitride Nanotubes"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $3,000.

BARRY EZELL, research associate professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Analytical Support of the Hampton Roads urban Area Security Program"; Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, $20,000.

JOANNA GARNER and SHANAN CHAPPELL, research assistant professors, and JOHN NUNNERY, executive director, Center for Educational Partnerships, "Virginia Student Growth Measure Professional Development Initiative"; Virginia Department of Education, $119,848.

MAURA HAMETZ, associate professor of history, "Human Dimensions in Public Engagement and Support for Environmental Resiliency Policies"; Old Dominion University, $37,456. Co-PIs are POORNIMA MADHAVAN, assistant professor of psychology; CINDY TOMOVIC, professor of STEM education and professional studies; and LEONA TAM, assistant professor of business administration.

PATRICK HATCHER, Batten Endowed Chair in Physical Sciences, "Recovery and Purification of Trimethoxypropane from the ODU Algaenator"; Afton Chemical Corp., $11,318. Also, "Evaluation of Natural Organic Matter Fractions for Correlations Between Chemical Composition and Biological Algae"; Floratine Biosciences, $33,689.

MARK HAVEY, professor and eminent scholar of physics, "Atomic Physics Investigation of Light Localization in High Density Ultracold 87RB Vapor"; National Science Foundation, $5,000.

KAA HINTON-JOHNSON and LEA LEE, associate professors of teaching and learning, "Tidewater Writing Project 2011"; National Writing Project, $35,000.

FANG HU, professor of mathematics and statistics, "Fast and Efficient Computation of Acoustic Scattering and Its Application to Aircraft Noise Prediction"; NASA, $242,958.

ASAD KHATTAK, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Do Trip Productions Vary in Space? Spatial Analysis of National Household Travel Survey VA Add-On Data"; The Corradino Group Inc., $16,251.

ROBIN LEWIS and VALERIAN DERLEGA, professors of psychology, "Sexual Minority Stressors and Lesbians' Intimate Partner Violence"; Lesbian Health Fund, $10,000.

HAROLD MARSHALL, Morgan Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, "VDEQ: Phytoplankton Identification and Abundance Scan Water Sample"; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $30,000. Also, "VDEQ: Phytoplankton Monitoring Component"; VDEQ, $122,727.

MARGIE MULHOLLAND, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Use of Algae as a Tertiary Treatment Process for Nitrogen Removal"; Water Environmental Research Foundation, $143,252.

JAMES PAULSON, associate professor of psychology, "Postnatal Parental Depression, Family Dynamics in Early Parenting"; U.S. Public Health Service, $143,063.

JERRY ROBERTSON, associate vice president, Business Gateway, "Veterans Business Outreach Center Program"; Small Business Administration, $150,000.

PETER SEDWICK, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Impact of Mesoscale Processes on Iron Supply and Phytoplankton Dynamics in the Ross Sea"; National Science Foundation, $378,202. Co-PIs are DAN DICKERSON, associate professor of STEM education and professional studies; EILEEN HOFMANN, professor of OEAS; JOHN KLINCK, professor of OEAS; and MICHAEL DINNIMAN, research scientist, OEAS.

YUZHONG SHEN, assistant professor of modeling, simulation and visualization engineering, "Serious Game and Application Development"; Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association Inc., $17,500. Co-PIs are HONGWEI ZHU, assistant professor of MIS/decision sciences, and BRUCE RUBIN, associate professor of business administration.

FOTIOS SKOUZES, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space and Technology, "Step-Up Interns 2011"; Arthur W. Purdue Foundation, $2,500. Also, "Step-Up Interns/Reach for the Stars 2011"; Worcester County, Md., $77,000.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "IPA for Michael Olmstead"; Office of the Secretary of Defense, $367,210. Also, with THOMAS REESE, research associate professor, VMASC, "Innovate! Hampton Roads"; Hampton Roads Partnership, $50,000.

HONGWEI ZHU, assistant professor of MIS/decision sciences, "Improving Programming and Financial Literacy Education Using Student-Developed Games"; National Science Foundation, $197,746. Co-PIs are ZHONTANG REN, adjunct assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures; MOHAMMAD NAJAND, professor of economics; LI XU, professor and eminent scholar of MIS/decision sciences; and YUZHONG SHEN, assistant professor of modeling, simulation and visualization engineering.

MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, professor of computer science, "VDEQ: Supplement Data Management Component"; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $21,755.

This highlight was posted on: August 1, 2011

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