Grants and Contracts for May 2011
The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for May 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.
HELMUT BAUMGART, professor of electrical and computer engineering, "NIST-ARRA Graduate Fellowship for Pragya Shrethsa"; University of Maryland, $48,319.
MECIT CETIN, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Tunnel Vision"; Tunnel Vision, LLC, $50,000. Co-PIs are ASAD KHATTAK, professor of CEE; MIKE ROBINSON, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; and YIANNIS PAPELIS, chief scientist, VMASC.
NIKOS CHRISOCHOIDES, professor of computer science, "Run-Time System for Parallel Mesh Generation on Petascale Computers"; National Science Foundation, $95,746.
RAFAEL DIAZ, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "The Disparate Impacts of SLR on Hampton Roads' Underserved Populations Residing in the Chesapeake Bay's Coastal Zone"; Old Dominion University, $37,800. Co-PIs are MICHAEL FINEWOOD, lecturer of political science and geography; JOSHUA BEHR, associate professor, VMASC; and HUA LIU, assistant professor of political science and geography.
ALEX GUREVICH, professor of physics, "Theoretical Investigation of Nonlinear Surface Resistance of Multilayered Superconducting Cavities"; Argonne National Laboratories, $254,648.
LISA HORTH, assistant professor of biological sciences, "The Reversible Epigenetic Effects of Pollutants on Crabs and Fish in the Chesapeake Bay, from an Epigenetic Perspective"; Virginia Environmental Endowment, $25,000.
CHARLES HYDE, professor of physics, "From Quarks to Nuclei: Grant Renewal"; U.S. Department of Energy, $760,000. Co-PIs from physics are GAIL DODGE, professor; MOSKOV AMARYAN, associate professor; LARRY WEINSTEIN, professor; SEBASTIAN KUHN, professor and eminent scholar; and STEPHEN BUELTMANN, assistant professor.
RAVINDRA JOSHI, professor and eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, "Electrostatic Active Space Radiation Shielding for Deep Space Missions"; NASA Langley Research Center, $45,000.
KURT MALY, professor and eminent scholar of computer science, "Eagle and MMIS Raytheon Services Co. Software Development 2011"; Raytheon Aircraft Co., $70,905.
GAYLE MCCOMBS, associate professor of dental hygiene, and DANIEL RUSSELL, assistant professor of physical therapy, "Comparison of Handpiece Design on Forearm Muscle Activity During Dental Polishing"; Dentsply International Inc., $24,572.
JERRY ROBERTSON, associate vice president, Business Gateway, "Veterans Business Outreach Center"; Small Business Administration, $49,718.
MALCOLM SCULLY, assistant professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: The Role of Wind in Estuarine Dynamics"; National Science Foundation, $366,219.
CHARLES SUKENIK, associate professor of physics, "Novel Metastable Krypton Beam Source"; Argonne National Laboratories, $8,418.
JIM SWANSON, professor of biological sciences, and SHU XIAO, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "In Vivo Nanosecond Electric Stimuli for Nonlethal Immobilization: Finding a Reversible Optimized Maximum"; Office of Naval Research, $490,892.
BONNIE VAN LUNEN, associate professor of human movement sciences, "Evidence-based Education for Athletic Training"; National Athletic Trainers' Association, $24,569.
This article was posted on: July 11, 2011
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