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July 2015 Contract and Grant Awards

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Archuleta, R.J. (Earth Science), Ji, C. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $11,000, University of Southern California, “SCEC4 Participation, Project S: M 7.x SIV-Benchmark Simulations for greater L.A. Region”

Bazerman, C. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $8,147, Spencer Foundation, “Lifespan Development of Writing Abilities.”

Blanchette, C.A., Marine Science Institute, $40,000, UC Santa Cruz, “MARINe Rocky Intertidal Survey Program”

Blankinship, J.C., Schimel, J.P. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Earth Research Institute, $9,255, UC Center For Water Resources, “Using soil exopolysaccharides (EPS) to make California grapes more drought-adapted”

Briggs, C.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $17,100, UC Mexus, “Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in northwestern Baja California: an examination of incidence and prevalence in three anuran communities”

Bultan, T., Computer Science, $1,387,246, Vanderbilt University (Tennessee), “Integrated Symbolic execution for Space-Time Analysis of Code (ISSTAC)”

Bultan, T., Yan, X., Computer Science, $99,989, National Science Foundation, “EAGER: Collaborative Research: Leveraging Graph Databases for Incremental and Scalable Symbolic Analysis and Verification of Web Applications”

Buntaine, M.T. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $35,000, College Of William And Mary, “Harnessing the Crowd to Improve Accountability for the Delivery of Public Services”

Byl, K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $47,292, General Dynamics Corporation, “Agile High-Dimensional Locomotion and Full-Body Manipulation”

Campas-Rigau, O. (Mechanical Engineering), California Nanosystems Institute, $412,909, National Institutes of Health, “Biomechanics of gastrulation in zebrafish”

Carlson, C.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $661,501, National Science Foundation, “Tracking the temporal and spatial variability of dissolved organic matter, its diagenetic state and bioavailability during various bloom states in the North Atlantic”

Carlson, C.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $231,852, University Of Hawaii, “Analyses of dissolved organic carbon and total nitrogen for the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) program”

Dawson, D.R. (Natural Reserve System), Holden, P.A. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $99,403, National Science Foundation-NSF, “FSML: Establishing a Modern Molecular Diagnostics Facility to Support Microbiology Research in the Sierra Nevada Ecoregion”

De Tomaso, A.W., Boyer, S., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $90,000, Santa Barbara Foundation, “Real-Time Analysis and Control of Mechanical Signals in a Living Organism”

Felix, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Quirk, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $231,493, Santa Barbara County, “Evaluation of Proposition 10-Funded Activities for Santa Barbara County”

Fredrickson, G.H. Chemical Engineering, Delaney, K., Materials Research Laboratory, $360,000, National Science Foundation, “Computational Polymer Field Theory: Revisiting the Sign Problem”

Han, S., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $699,599, National Science Foundation, “Dynamic nuclear polarization at 7 Tesla to enable and enhance the study of chemical structures and surfaces”

Helgeson, M.E., Chemical Engineering, $55,000, UC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee, “Microgel-encapsulated nanoemulsions: novel vehicles for cancer nanomedicine”

Hodges, S.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $463,579, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: The Aquilegia petal as a model for the elaboration and evolution of organ shape”

Kramer, E.J. (Materials), Hawker, C.J. (Materials), Materials Research Laboratory, $100,000, Office Of Naval Research (ONR), “Physicochemical Control of Composition and Location for Fundamental Studies of

Biofouling Resistant, High Fouling Release Surfaces” Lambert, A., Dudley, T.L., Marine Science Institute, $1,349,008, Ventura County, “Santa Clara River upstream of Balcom Canyon wash habitat restoration project”

Lin, H., Tessaro, S.M., Computer Science, $498,987, National Science Foundation, “TWC: Small: Oblivious Cloud Storage Systems, from Theory to Practice --- Simpler, More Efficient, More Robust”

Lin, H., Computer Science, $342,049, National Science Foundation, “III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Seal: Secure Engine for Analytics- From Secure Similarity Search to Secure Data Analytics”

Lubin, P.M. (Physics), Institute for Terahertz Science & Technology, $428,282, University of Copenhagen, “Greenland Deployment”

Lubin, P.M. (Physics), Meinhold, P.R. (Physics), Institute for Terahertz Science & technology, $99,926, NASA Washington, D.C. HQ, “Deep in Directed Energy Propulsion for Interstellar exploration”

Mahan, M.J., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $15,000, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, “Alkaline phosphatase levels mediate host survival during Salmonella sepsis”

Matoza, R., Earth Research Institute, $220,000, National Science Foundation “Characterizing fault zones at Kilauea & Mauna Loa volcanoes by large-scale mapping of earthquake stress drops and focal mechanisms”

Mazin, B., Srypryt, P., Physics, $72,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detector Development.”

Meinhart, C.D., Mechanical Engineering, $15,000, National Science Foundation, “11th International Symposium on Particle Image Velocimetry

(Santa Barbara, CA, September 14-16, 2015)” Miller, R.J. (Earth Research Institute), Marine Science Institute, $1,250,000, USDI Minerals Management Service, “A Demonstration Marine Biodiversity Network (BON) for Ecosystem Monitoring”

Mishra, U.K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $10,050, National Science Foundation, “The 42nd International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors 27th International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials (ISCS/IPRM 2015: Compound Semiconductor Week)”

Monreal, B., Physics, $355,000, Department of Energy, “New Measurements of the Neutrino Mass: KATRIN and Project 8” O’Connor, M.I., Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $1,499, UC MEXUS, “Access to Health Care for Mixtec Immigrants”

Oh, S., Physics, $404,704, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Nonthermal Processes in the ISM and ICM” Ohlmann, J.C., Earth Research Institute, $87,692, City of Los Angeles, “Monitoring the Fate and Transport of the Diversion Effluent Plume from the Hyperion Treatment Plant (City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation)”

Oono, R. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $16,400, UC MEXUS, “Foliar fungal endophyte assemblage and diversity compared across multiple host phylogenetic scales - a study on pine hosts of California and Mexico”

Pincus, P.A., Physics, $68,016, Oak Ridge National Lab, “Prof. Philip Pincus, Neutron Sciences Directorate”

Pollock, T., Materials, $463,722, Vibrant, “Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS) Frequency Prediction Due to Damage Evolution”

Pulver, S. (Environmental Studies Program), Collins, M., Earth Research Institute, $349,308, National Science Foundation “Egregious Polluters: A socially-structured explanation of disproportionality in the production of pollution”

Read De Alaniz, J., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $55,000, UC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee, “Anticancer Drug Release from Micelles Regulated by a One-Photon Process: Studies Toward Photorelease Drug Delivery System”

Roberts, D.A., Meerdink, S.K., Geography, $30,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Discriminating California plant species and evaluating temperature relations across seasons within drought impacted ecosystems”

Rothman, J.H., Neuroscience Research Institute, $398,651, National Institutes of Health, “Mechanisms of Developmental Fidelity”

Sandoval, C., Swarbrick, S. (Natural Reserve System), Marine Science Institute, $300,000, California Coastal Conservancy, “Education Center at Coal Point Reserve”

Schooler, J., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $199,782, National Philanthropic Trust, “The Benefits of Creative Daydreaming for Creativity and Creative Writing”

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Cosden, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $68,796, Santa Barbara County, “Evaluation of the Public Safety Realignment Act”

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Cosden, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $55,497, Santa Barbara County, “Reduction of Felony Probation Recidivism with Local Probation Practices”

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Allen, J.G., Earth Research Institute, $30,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Retrieval of Phytoplankton Size Distribution from Satellite Imagery”

Simon, S.E., Johnson, M.E., Marine Science Institute, $59,968, National Oceanic and Atmosperic Administration (NOAA), “Oceans-to- Classrooms Watershed Education and Training Program”

Strukov, D., Electrical & Computer Dngineering, $449,951, National Science Foundation, “SHF: Small: Development of Integrated Memristive Crossbar Circuits for Pattern Classification Applications”

Szumlinski, K.K., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $80,557, Boston University, “Bridging genetic variation with behavior: Molecular and functional mechanisms of quantitative trait gene regulation of the stimulant and addictive properties of methamphetamine in mice”

Voss, L.B., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $33,856, California Department Of Education, “2015-2016 California Depart6 ment of Education, General Child Care, CCTR”

Voss, L.B., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $113,030, California Department Of Education, “2015-2016 California Department of Education, General Child Care, CCTR”

Voss, L.B., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $61,537, Cal Department Of Education, “2015-2016 California Department of Education, General Child Care, CCTR”

Wang, L.C., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $78,662, Semiconductor Research Corporation, “Data Mining Technologies for SoC Verification and Debug”

Zhao, Y., Zheng, H., Computer Science, $499,929, National Science Foundation, “TWC: Small: User Behavior Modeling and Prediction in Anonymous Social Networks”

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