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

FRED BAYERSDORFER, arts assistant to the dean, College of Arts and Letters, "33rd Annual Literary Festival and Festival of the Arts"; Virginia Commission for the Arts, $3,000. Co PIs are JANET PEERY and MICHAEL PEARSON, professors of English.

COLIN BRITCHER, professor of aerospace engineering, "Dismantling and Removal of Wind Tunnel"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $7,464.

JEAN DELAYEN, professor of physics, "Development of a Suite of Engineered Multispoke Superconducting Cavities for Nuclear Physics, Light Sources and Driven Systems Applications"; U.S. Department of Energy, $1.4 million. Co-PIs are GEOFFREY KRAFFT and HARI ARETI, Jefferson Lab Professors.

HANI ELSAYED-ALI, professor and eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, "Pulsed Laser Deposition of Niobium Nitride Thin Films on Niobium"; Jefferson Lab, $24,000.

ISAAC FLORY, associate professor of engineering technology, "Intelligent High Efficiency Street Lighting"; Virginia Tech, $59,088.

DAVID GAUTHIER, assistant professor of biological sciences, "Reservoir Hosts of Pathogenic Mycobacteria in Chesapeake Bay"; Coastal Conservation Association, $5,100.

PATRICK HATCHER, Batten Endowed Professor in Physical Sciences, "Developing Alternative Energy in Virginia: Biodiesel from Algae"; U.S. Department of Energy, $713,625.

EILEEN HOFMANN and JOHN KLINCK, professors of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Development of a Larval Dispersal Model for the Oyster Crassostrea virginica in Pensacola Bay"; Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, $50,000.

CYNTHIA JONES, eminent scholar and professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Population Dynamics of Grouper and Tilefish"; Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $152,521. Also, with JASON SCHAFFLER, postdoctoral research associate, OEAS, "Collaborative Research: The Impact of Multiple Nursery Areas and Adult Age Structure on the Population Dynamics of Marine Fishes"; National Science Foundation, $184,453.

SAMUEL KOVACIC, research scientist, and ANDRES SOUSA-POZA, associate professor, engineering management, "Complex Adaptive Situations Environment Decision and Software"; Systems Engineering Solutions Inc., $109,095.

JIANG LI, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Remote PTSD Monitoring and Diagnosis Using an Automated System"; Intelligent Automation Inc., $9,999.

TAMMI MILLIKEN, assistant professor of counseling and human services, "Care Now"; city of Norfolk, $59,220.

NORA NOFFKE, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: EAGER: a Novel Approach to Study Earth's Oldest Environments and Biosphere: Tidal, Shelf, and Deep Ocean Habitats in the >3.7 GA ISUA Greenstone Belt, Greenland"; National Science Foundation, $58,026.

ANDREI PAKHOMOV and OLGA PAKHOMOVA, research associate professors, Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, and SHU XIAO, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Mechanisms and Implications of Nanoelectroporation in Living Cells"; U.S. Public Health Service, $272,963.

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

ARON STUBBINS, assistant research professor, and KENNETH MOPPER, professor, chemistry and biochemistry, "Collaborative Research: Comprehensive Chemical Characterization of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter Using Efficient Isolation Coupled to Advanced Analytical Techniques"; National Science Foundation, $5,000.

LINDA VAHALA, associate dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, "Topics in Plasma Physics"; U.S. Department of Energy, $10,000.

TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director, Social Science Research Center, "Virginia Beach GrowSmart"; city of Virginia Beach, $1,000.

This article was posted on: August 5, 2010

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