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Grants and Contracts for July 2011

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

JENIFER ALONZO, assistant professor of communication and theatre arts, and VICTORIA HILL, assistant research professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Climate Change Sea Level Rise Initiative Seed Grant"; Old Dominion University, $44,631.

LARRY ATKINSON, professor and eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Atlantic Advanced Offshore Wind Energy Consortium"; University of Delaware, $35,000. Also, "Development of an Integrated Extreme Wind, Wave, Current and Water Level Climatology to Support Standards-based Design of Offshore Wind Projects"; Virginia Tech, $39,500.

HELMUT BAUMGART, professor of electrical and computer engineering, "VMEC Summer Scholarship for Chelsea Powell"; University of Virginia, $13,800.

JOSEPH BRADLEY, principal researcher, engineering management, "Task Order 3"; Spatial Integrated Systems Inc., $22,888.

NIKOS CHRISOCHOIDES, professor of computer science, "3D Real-Time Physics-based Non-Rigid Registration for Image Guided Neurosurgery"; College of William and Mary, $139,211.

DENNIS DARBY, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Do Holocene Variations in Arctic Sea Ice and Greenland Icebergs Drifting Through Denmark Strait Reflect Natural Cycles?"; National Science Foundation, $432,925.

JEAN DELAYEN, professor of physics, "JSA Fellowship - Subashini De Silva, 2011-12"; Jefferson Lab, $11,188.

TAL EZER, professor, and CYNTHIA JONES, professor and eminent scholar, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Research: Study of Physical and Biological Factors that Impact the Beluga's Population"; Kenai Peninsula Borough, $176,316.

RODGER HARVEY, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Best Synthesis: Integration and Modeling of Spatial-Temporal Variation in Vital Rates for Euphausiids in the Eastern Bering Sea: Implications for Demographics"; National Science Foundation, $145,683.

PATRICK HATCHER, Batten Endowed Chair in Physical Sciences, "Assistant Research Scientist in Air-Sea Flux"; College of William and Mary, $44,952.

DANICA HAYS, associate professor of counseling and human services, "ODU-NCSB Outpatient Counseling Clinic"; Norfolk Community Services Board, $67,175.

FANG HU, professor of mathematics and statistics, "Suppression of Instability Waves for Linear Aeroacoustics Computations in Time Domain - Part 2"; Ohio Aerospace Institute, $74,665.

CYNTHIA JONES, professor and eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Support of Facilities to Provide Finfish Ageing for Virginia Catches and Application of a Variety of Stock Assessment Analyses Including Adapt to Provide Management Advice"; Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $297,610. Also, with JASON SCHAFFLER, postdoctoral research associate, OEAS, "Virginia and Maryland Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Initiative"; Virginia Aquarium Foundation Inc., $108,136

RAVINDRA JOSHI, professor and eminent scholar of electrical and computer engineering, "Center of Excellence in Advanced Nanomaterials and Devices"; Norfolk State University, $50,000.

JOHN KLINCK, professor, and LARRY ATKINSON, professor and eminent scholar, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Development of the National Offshore Wind Technology Center"; James Madison University, $100,000.

MARGIE MULHOLLAND, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Geo-Cape: Primary Productivity"; NASA, $25,369. Also, with EILEEN HOFMANN, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Response of Coastal Phytoplankton to Climate Change Variables: Taxonomic Diversity and Net Productivity of the Future Coastal Ocean"; NASA, $37,690.

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, $325,834. Co-PIs are EILEEN HOFMANN, professor of OEAS; JOHN KLINCK, professor of OEAS; MICHAEL DINNIMAN, research scientist, OEAS; and DAN DICKERSON, associate professor of STEM education and professional studies.

LAUREL SHEPHERD, associate professor of nursing, "HRSA Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship"; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $63,538.

FOTIOS SKOUZES, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space and Technology, "Research for the Stars Camp 2011"; National Space Grant Foundations, $2,500.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "IPA for Denis K. Scott"; Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office, $408,389.

JIN WANG, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, "Simons Foundation: Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians"; Simons Foundation, $35,000.

This article was posted on: September 1, 2011

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