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Grants and Contracts for November 2010


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

KEVIN ADAMS, principal research scientist, National Centers for System of Systems Engineering, and CHARLES KEATING, professor of engineering management, "System of Systems Engineering Certificate Program"; Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, $2,698,656.

KAREN CRUM and STEVE MYRAN, assistant professors, educational foundations and leadership, "Supplement to U.S. DOE Communication Hub Grant"; U.S. Department of Education, $125,000.

SHIRSHAK DHALI, professor, and SHU XIAO, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering, "Recovery Act: A Nationwide Consortium of Universities to Revitalize Electric Power Engineering Education by State-of-the-Art Laboratories"; University of Minnesota, $24,999.

ROBERT GABLE, professor and eminent scholar, and STEPHEN TONELSON, professor, communication disorders and special education, " Continuation for TTAC - '619 Portion," "Continuation for TTAC - TTAC with ESD Portion" and "Continuation for TTAC - TTAC with ESD Portion"; Virginia Department of Education, $436,990, $2,131,825 and $795,870.

STEVE KNISLEY, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Comparison of Novel Waveforms for Pacing"; Boston Scientific Corp., $38,028.

SYLVAIN MARSILLAC, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Enhancement of the Second Generation Thin Film Solar Cells"; University of Toledo, $300,000.

FREDERIC MCKENZIE, associate professor of modeling, simulation and visualization engineering, "Haptic-Enabled Prototype for a Nuss Procedure Planner and Trainer"; Children's Surgical Specialty Group Inc., $25,500. Co-PIs are STEVE KNISLEY, professor, and SEBASTIAN BAWAB, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering.

DUC NGUYEN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Preliminary Study for Improving NASA Weather Code"; Science Systems & Applications Inc., $9,999.

MARY SANDY, director, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "LARSS Summer 2010 Admin Support"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $80,600.

GARY SCHAFRAN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Operation and Optimization of the Ostara Crystallization Process"; Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., $3,629.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Renewal of IPA for Robert Halayko"; Office of the Secretary of Defense, $196,921.

STEPHEN TONELSON, professor of communication disorders and special education, "The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs - 2010-11 Continuation Proposal"; Virginia Department of Education, $306,948. Co-PIs are ROBERT GABLE, professor and eminent scholar, and CHERYL BAKER, senior lecturer, communication disorders and special education.

LARRY WEINSTEIN, professor of physics, "Services of Dr. Lawrence Weinstein"; Jefferson Lab, $21,885. Also, with STEPHEN BUELTMANN, assistant professor, and GAIL DODGE, professor, physics, "Construction and Testing of Region 2 Drift Chambers for CLAS12"; Jefferson Lab, $223,000.

SHU XIAO, assistant professor, and SHIRSHAK DHALI, professor, electrical and computer engineering, "Upgrading Labs for Power Courses at ODU for Future Energy Career Training"; Dominion Foundation, $30,000.

This article was posted on: January 7, 2011

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