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Grants and Contracts


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

HARI ARETI, Jefferson Lab Professor of physics, "Supplemental Funding: Renewal of REU at ODU Accelerator and Nuclear Physics"; National Science Foundation, $3,600.

JULIAN ASHFORD, research associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, ""Phase II: Spatial Structure and Connectivity in Jack Mackerel, Trachurus Murphyi, in the Southern Pacific Ocean"; Chilean Fishing Development Institute, $191,149.

MECIT CETIN, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Investigation of New Equilibrium Assignment Methods for the VDOT Travel Demand Models"; Virginia Department of Transportation, $199,989. Co-PIs are: MANWO NG, assistant professor of modeling, simulation and visualization engineering; MIKE ROBINSON, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; ASAD KHATTAK, professor of CEE; and CETIN, assistant professor of transportation modeling, VMASC.

GREG CUTTER, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Management and Logistics Operations for the U.S. Geotraces Zonal North Atlantic Survey Section"; National Science Foundation, $89,076.

HOLLY GAFF, assistant professor, and WAYNE HYNES, professor, biological sciences, "Tidewater Spotted Fever Surveillance in the Hampton Roads Region"; Naval Medical Research and Development Command, $30,000.

GAGIK GAVALIAN, research assistant professor of physics, "Services of Dr. Gagik Gavalian"; Jefferson Lab, $10,000.

RICHARD HELLER, director of the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, "Flu Vaccine Technology Program"; Vandalia Research Inc., $263,383.

STEVE HSIUNG, associate professor of engineering technology, "Dissemination of Microprocessor Courses Through Classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies"; National Science Foundation, $596,302. Co-PIs are: JOHN RITZ, professor of STEM education and professional studies, and RICHARD JONES, senior lecturer of engineering technology.

CYNTHIA JONES, professor and eminent scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "The Population Dynamics of Snowy Grouper, Warsaw Grouper, Wreckfish, Blueline Tilefish and Bolden Tilefish Along the Continental Shelf"; Virginia Marine Resources Commission, $145,169.

ASAD KHATTAK, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Analysis of Virginia Add-On National Household Travel Survey and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Household Travel Survey"; Virginia Department of Transportation, $150,000. Also, with MIKE ROBINSON, research assistant professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, and MECIT CETIN, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Unmet Data Needs of Transportation Planners"; Virginia Department of Transportation, $94,408.

AMANDA KINZER, associate professor of communication and theatre arts, "Workshop and Performance by Jane Franklin Dance Company"; Virginia Commission of the Arts, $850.

DREW LANDMAN, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Statistical Engineering for the Next Generation Air Transportation System"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $41,498.

HAROLD MARSHALL, professor emeritus of biological sciences, "Analysis of Water Samples"; Maryland Department of Natural Resources, $24,725.

JOHN MCCONAUGHA, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Effects of Changing Population Density on the Blue Crab Reproduction"; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $95,816.

STEVE MORRISON, associate professor of physical therapy, "A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study on the Effect of Pregabalin on Pain Related to Walking in Patients with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy"; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $45,075.

MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "Virginia Space Grant/State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Scholarships 2011-12"; SCHEV, $595,000.

FOTIOS SKOUZES, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space and Technology, "Intern Extension - Dianna Vogel"; LJT & Associates Inc., $1,320. Also, "Intern - Anis Ahmad - MIST"; Millennium Microwave Corp., $4,400.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Joint/Multi-Service Concepts and Operations Analysis, Research and Support"; Naval Surface Weapons Center, $666,358.

TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, associate director of the Social Science Research Center, "Consumer Satisfaction Survey"; city of Virginia Beach, $1,740. Also, "YSS-F Survey"; Virginia Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, $26,373.

WALLACE VAN ORDEN, professor and eminent scholar of physics, "JSA Fellowship - William Ford"; Jefferson Lab, $11,188.

STEVEN WALK, assistant professor of engineering technology, "Technology Analysis and Forecasting"; World Tech International, $32,623.

MICHELE WEIGLE, assistant professor, and STEPHAN OARIU, professor, computer science, "CSR: Small: Collaborative Research: An Architecture for the Emergency Re-Tasking of Wireless Sensor Networks"; National Science Foundation, $358,549.

This article was posted on: September 30, 2011

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