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GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FOR MARCH 2012

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for March 2012. 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.

DAVID BURDIGE, professor and Eminent Scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Collaborative Research: Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) Transformations in Deep Sub-surface Sediments and Its Role as a Source of 'Old DOC' to the Water Column"; National Science Foundation, $339,573.

KENT CARPENTER, professor of biological sciences, "Pan-Pacific Advanced Studies Institute: Genomic Applications to Marine Science and Resources Management in SE Asia"; National Science Foundation, $98,993.

JEAN DELAYEN, professor of physics, "Development of an SRF Crab Crossing Cavity for an Electron Ion Collider, Phase II"; Niowave Inc., $375,000.

FRED DOBBS, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Subcontract for Importation of Baitworms and Their Live Algal Packing Materials to the Mid-Atlantic: Vector Characterization and Management"; Smithsonian Institution, $7,500.

LAWRENCE DOTOLO, president of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, "CIKR Protection of Higher Learning"; Virginia Department of Emergency Management, $330,000.

JOANNA GARNER, research assistant professor, The Center for Educational Partnerships, "Learning Enhanced Through the Nature of Science: An Inter-disciplinary Sustainable Professional Development Model for High School Science"; Virginia Department of Education, $249,059. Co-PIs are RICH WHITTECAR, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, and LESLIE GRANT, assistant professor of teaching and learning.

JOANNA GARNER, research assistant professor, The Center for Educational Partnerships, "Evaluation of NNPS DODEA Proposal Boosting Students' Mathematics Achievement and Promoting Positive Social Connections for Military Connected Families at Targeted NNPS Schools"; city of Newport News, $212,330. Co-PIs are: JOHN NUNNERY, executive director, TCEP; PAMELA ARNOLD, research associate, TCEP; and SHANAN CHAPPELL, research assistant professor, TCEP.

PATRICK HATCHER, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Plutonium Speciation and Mobility Through the Subsurface Environment: Nature of Organic Collodial Carriers"; Texas A&M University, $50,000.

VICTORIA HILL, assistant research professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Planktonic Ecosystem Response Changing Sea Ice and Upper Ocean Physics in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas: Modeling, Satellite and In Situ Observations"; University of Washington, $12,753.

SHUIWANG JI, assistant professor of computer science, "Integrative Analysis of the Anatomic and Genetic Landscapes in the Mouse Brain"; National Science Foundation, $526,888.

CYNTHIA JONES, professor and Eminent Scholar, and JASON SCHAFFLER, self-supporting research professional, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Investigating Alabama Shad Life History with Laser Ablation ICP-MS"; Nature Conservancy, $12,507.

JIANG LI, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Remote PTSD Monitoring and Diagnosis Using an Automated System"; Intelligent Automation Inc., $30,000

KURT MALY, professor and Eminent Scholar of computer science, "SIMIS Software Research Design and Development"; SIMIS Inc., $12,600.

SYLVAIN MARSILLAC, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Installation of a Roof-top Tracking Photovoltaic System at Old Dominion University"; Trabant Solar, $200,000. Co-PIs are: SHIRSHAK DHALI, professor, and GON NAMKOONG, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering.

MARGARET MULHOLLAND, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "RAPID: Does Dinitrogen Fixation Occur in Oxygen Minimum Zones?"; National Science Foundation, $25,000.

TAMER NADEEM, assistant professor of computer science, "Evaluation of Vehicle's Lane Identification Schemes with Intersection Support"; Siemens Automotive Inc., $25,000.

GON NAMKOONG, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Year 2: Investigation of High Efficiency Solar Cells Using Highly Ordered Nanostructures and Low Bandgap Organic Semiconducting Materials"; Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, $18,181.

STACIE RINGLEB, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Toward the Development of a Clinically Useful Technique to Detect Changes in Subtalar Joint Kinematics in the Injured and Surgically Repaired Hindfoot"; American Society of Biomechanics, $2,000.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "IPA for Leigh Gene Yu"; Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office, $411,144.

CHRISTINE WARD, assistant professor of counseling and human services, "Boosting Students' Mathematics Achievement and Promoting Positive Social Connections for Military Connected Families at Targeted NNPS Schools"; city of Newport News, $150,589. Co-PIs are: KATHLEEN LEVINGSTON and LAURIE CRAIGEN, assistant professors of counseling and human services, and MELVA GRANT, assistant professor of STEM education and professional studies.

This article was posted on: May 4, 2012

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