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Grants and Contracts for January 2011

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for January 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, principal 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, $309,343.

 

CATHERINE BERRY, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Tool Development for Perioperative Blood Management Simulation Training"; ODU, $37,000. Co-PIs are KAREN GILLIKIN, lecturer of nursing, and JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director, VMASC.

 

ALI BESKOK, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Seed Grant: Microfluids-Immunology Project"; ODU, $10,000.

 

RAO CHAGANTY, professor of mathematics and statistics, "Virginia DEQ: Data Analysis - Dr. Chaganty's Portion"; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $9,900.

 

SUSHIL CHATURVEDI, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Engineering Laboratory Instruction in Immersive Virtual Environment"; National Science Foundation, $198,532. Co-PIs are: PETROS KATSIOLOUDIS, assistant professor, STEM education and professional studies; RAM PRABHAKARAN, eminent professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; HECTOR GARCIA, senior project scientist, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; JAEWAN YOON, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering; and RICK MCKENZIE, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.

 

KONSTANTIN CIGURALOV, assistant professor of psychology, "Enhancing Safety Through Leadership"; Colorado State University, $25,607.

 

DANIEL DAUER, professor and eminent scholar of biological sciences, "Chesapeake Bay Program: Data Analyses and Special Data Interpretation Projects"; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $76,645.

 

GAIL DODGE, professor of physics, "JSA/Lab Faculty Services"; Jefferson Lab, $10,833. Also, "Jefferson Lab GRA Support"; Jefferson Lab, $6,501 and $19,500.

 

JOHN DONAT, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "VDEQ/CBP: Water Quality Monitoring Component - Data Collection"; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $530,974.

 

LAWRENCE DOTOLO, president, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, "VDEM 2010 HR Urban Security"; Virginia Department of Emergency Management, $425,000.

 

ABDELMAGEED ELMUSTAFA, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Nanoindentation to Determine Turgor Pressure in Escherichia Coli"; ODU, $85,135.

 

VICTORIA HILL, assistant research professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Material in Arctic Surface Waters: Implications for Solar Heating"; National Science Foundation, $91,515.

 

LISA HORTH, assistant professor of biological sciences, "REU Supplement - Rapid: Selection in Action: Will the Gulf of Mexico Oil Leak Increase the Frequency of Mottled Fish?"; National Science Foundation, $7,500.

 

GENE HOU, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Wave Energy Dynamics: Simulation, Experiment and Optimization"; ODU, $13,000. Co-PIs are: JIN WANG, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics; RAVINDRA JOSHI, professor and eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering; and MILTIADIS KOTINIS, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

 

RAVINDRA JOSHI, professor and eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, "Wave Energy Dynamics: Simulation, Experiment and Optimization"; ODU, $7,000. Co-PIs are: JIN WANG, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics; GENE HOU, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and MILTIADIS KOTINIS, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

 

JOHN KLINCK, professor, and MIKE DINNIMAN, research scientist, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Processes Controlling Cross Shelf Exchange in the Amundsen/Bellingshausen Seas"; National Science Foundation, $5,363.

 

MILTIADIS KOTINIS, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Wave Energy Dynamics: Simulation, Experiment and Optimization"; ODU, $19,000. Co-PIs are: JIN WANG, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics; GENE HOU, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and RAVINDRA JOSHI, professor and eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering.

 

KAREN KOTT, associate professor of physical therapy, "Designing, Maintaining and Evaluating a Family Support Access Expansion Center for Vulnerable African American Families in the Tidewater Region of Virginia"; Hampton University, $16,400.

 

YAOHANG LI, associate professor of computer science, "Career: Novel Sampling Approaches for Protein Modeling Applications"; National Science Foundations, $376,712. Also, with co-PIs MICHAEL NELSON, associate professor, and DESH RANJAN, professor, computer science, "Workshop: 2011 NSF Career Proposal Writing Workshop"; National Science Foundation, $49,990.

 

KURT MALY, professor and eminent scholar of computer science, "Development of Mobile Learning Infrastructure"; Engineered Solutions, $15,427. Also, "Mobile Application Development Phase II"; Inngineered Solutions, $15,427.

 

HAROLD MARSHALL, Morgan Professor Emeritus of biological sciences, "Supplement: Detection and Study of Harmful Algae, Including Pfiesteria"; Virginia Department of Health, $27,977.

 

MICHAEL NELSON, associate professor of computer science, "Identifying and Archiving Socially Important Conversations in the Social Web"; ODU, $54,000. Co-PIs are: MICHELE WEIGLE, assistant professor of computer science; and LISA POTTS and KATHIE GOSSETT, assistant professors of English.

 

PILAR PAZOS, assistant professor, and RAFAEL LANDAETA, associate professor, engineering management, "Evaluation of Virginia Natural Gas Energy Conservation Program"; Virginia Natural Gas, $14,996.

 

BALA RAMJEE, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and CHRIS OSGOOD, associate professor of biological sciences, "Robust, Multifunctional, Biocompatible Nanocapsules for Intraoperative Imaging and Other Biomedical Applications"; ODU, $56,572.

 

JERRY ROBERTSON, associate vice president and executive director, ODU Business Gateway, "Software Development and System Safety Report for the Compact Swaging Machine"; CREARE Inc., $285,961. Co-PIs are: ANTHONY DEAN and JOHN HACKWORTH, associate professors, and CHENG LIN, professor, engineering technology.

 

MICHAEL STACEY, research associate professor, Center for Bioelectrics, "Sensitizing 3-Dimensional Tumors to Ultra Short Pulsed Electronic Fields"; Breeden-Adams Foundation, $14,625.

 

JAMES SWANSON, professor of biological sciences, "Mitochondria and Oocyte Failure"; Foundation for the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, $22,325.

 

JIN WANG, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, "Wave Energy Dynamics: Simulation, Experiment and Optimization"; ODU, $16,500. Co-PIs are: RAVINDRA JOSHI, professor and eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering; GENE HOU, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and MILTIADIS KOTINIS, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

 

GINGER WATSON, associate professor of STEM education and professional studies, "Enhancing Education Through Technology (E2T2): Leading-Edge, Media-Rich, Online Modeling, Simulation and Games"; Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association Inc., $118,317. Co-PIs are: AMY ADCOCK, associate professor of STEM education and professional studies, and YIANNIS PAPELIS, chief scientist and research professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center.

 

RICH WHITTECAR, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Assessing Availability of Groundwater Resources for Piedmont Mitigation Wetlands (Project 4)"; Wetland Studies and Solutions Inc., $34,992.

 

XIUSHI YANG, professor of sociology and criminal justice, "Youth Services Survey for Families Mail Survey and MHSIP Survey"; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $7,000.

 

MOHAMMAD ZUBAIR, professor of computer science, "Chesapeake Bay Program: Data Management"; Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, $20,000.

This article was posted on: March 3, 2011

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