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June 2015 Monthly Contract and Grant Awards

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Archuleta, R.J. (Earth Science), Ji, C. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $30,000, University of Southern California, "SCEC4 Participation, Project R: Characterization of Induced micro-seismicity associated with one hydraulic fracturing experiment near the San Andreas Fault, Central California."

Bazan, G.C. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Nguyen, T.T. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Center for Polymers & Organic Solids, $370,900, Army Research Laboratory, "Acquisition of a Femtosecond Laser System for Materials Characterization and Education."

Berg, H.R. (Feminist Studies), Rupp, L.J. (Feminist Studies), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $5,000, American Coucnil Of Learned Societies, "Porn Work: Adult Film at the Point of Production."

Bowers, J.E., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $350,000, Morton Photonics, "Simultaneous RF Beamforming Phased Array Sensors through Wafer Scale Photonic Integration."

Bowers, J.E., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $45,000, Morton Photonics, "Integrated Photonic Optical Circulator."

Buckwalter, J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $1,057,223, National Science Foundation, "Enabling Algorithms, Signal Processing, and Circuits for Agile Cognitive Radio in CMOS Technology."

Bullo, F., Friedkin, N. (Sociology), Mechanical Engineering, $49,986, Army, "Dynamic Processes over Dynamic Social Networks [Research Area: ARO Special Programs - STIR Program]."

Carlson, C.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $871,417, University Of Miami, "Collaborative Research: Global Ocean Repeat Hydrography, Carbon, and Tracer Measurements, 2015-2020."

Cassels, S.L., Geography, $434,851, National Institutes of Health, "Mathematical models to inform effective home-use HIV testing strategies for MSM."

Clegg, D.O. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $792,042, University of Southern California, "Phase 1 Safety Assessment of CPCB-RPE1, hESC-derived RPE Cell Coated Parylene Membrane Implants, in Patients with Advanced Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration."

Cosden, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $35,000, Santa Barbara County, "Evaluation of Substance Abuse Treatment Court (SATC)."

Cosden, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $62,500, Santa Barbara, County of, "Evaluation of Veteran's Treatment Court."

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $27,500, Nature Conservancy, "Task Agreement #7: Improving the Management of Peru's Anchoveta Fishery."

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $30,000, Nature Conservancy, "TNC MOU, Task 3 Improving the Management of Peru’s Anchoveta Fishery."

Craig, N.J., Physics, $750,000, Department of Energy, "Leveraging the Higgs to Discover Physics Beyond the Standard Model."

Doherty, M.F., Chemical Engineering, $214,900, Novartis Pharmaceutical (Switzerland) (Merger Of Ciba-Geigy & Sandoz), "Screening of solvents and their effect on the shape of APIs, particularly of organic salts."

Dowdy, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Cosden, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $44,879, Santa Barbara County Schools, "Evaluation of California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) Grant for Crisis Facilities and Crisis Triage Grant."

Feliciano, E., Student Health Services, $55,000, Santa Barbara County, "Education and Outreach to Students, Property Managers and Other Isla Vista Community Stakeholders on Binge Drinking Prevention."

Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $258,750, Ocean Conservancy, "Reimagining fishery management: A joint project to identify breakthrough approaches to fisheries management."

Gerber, M. (Education), Gottfried, M.A. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $34,055, American Educational Research Association, "Advancing Individual Differences Research on STEM Learning Opportunities A National Conference."

Geyer, R. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Krintz, C. (Computer Science), Institute for Energy Efficiency, $416,448, Powwow Energy, Inc., "Irrigation optimization and well pump monitoring leveraging smart meter data."

Grafton, S.T. (Psychological & Brain Sciences), Giesbrecht, B.L. (Psychological & Brain Sciences), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $1,362,126, DCS Corporation, "Multimodal Imaging of Human Agents."

Halpern, B.S., National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $40,469, Conservation International Foundation, "Analytical support for data-limited fisheries working group."

Han, S., Kaminker, I., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $28,200, Human Frontier Science Program Organization, "Revealing protein hydration landscape with sub-nanometer resolution in living cells."

Helgeson, M.E., Chemical Engineering, $750,000, Department of Energy, "Rheo-structural spectroscopy: fingerprinting the in situ response of fluids to arbitrary flow fields."

Hodges, S.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $2,000, Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, "The genetic distinctiveness of Hermit Park's Aquilegia coerulea var. daileyae."

Horowitz, G.T., Marolf, D.M., Physics, $1,320,000, National Science Foundation, "Research in Classical and Quantum Gravity."

Jimerson, S. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Dowdy, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $72,409, Santa Barbara County Special Education Local Plan Area Office, "Understanding and Promoting Policy and Programming for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances."

Jones, M., National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $544,539, The HDF Group, "Beyond Data Discovery: Shared Services for Community Metadata Improvement."

Koegel, R. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Koegel, L. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $300,000, California Department of Rehabilitation, "Workability IV: State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program 2."

Leal, L.G., Fredrickson, G.H., Chemical Engineering, $420,014, National Science Foundation, "The Effect of Flow-Induced Concentration Inhomogeneities on the Flow of Polymer Solutions."

Long, D., Mathematics, $271,680, National Science Foundation, "FRG: Collaborative Research: Super Approximation and Thin Groups with Applications to Geometry, Groups, and Number Theory."

Matoza, R., Earth Research Institute, $63,493, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Constraining Volcanic Jet Dynamics with Infrasound Using Numerical and Empirical Models."

Mayer, R., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $1,499,976, Institute of Education Sciences (IES), "Focused Computer Games that Promote Specific Cognitive Skills."

Mayer, R., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $145,903, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Multimedia learning principles for design-it-yourself online instruction of GIS concepts."

Mazin, B., Physics, $913,486, NASA, "Large Imaging X-ray MKID Arrays for Astrophysics."

McCauley, D. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $50,000, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, "Sloan Research Fellowship: Marine community assembly and function in a rapidly changing world."

Mishra, U.K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $10,000, Office Of Naval Research (ONR), "The 42nd International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors  27th International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials (ISCS/IPRM 2015: Compound Semiconductor Week)."

Mishra, U.K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $267,000, UC Merced, "California Advanced Solar Technologies Institute."

Palmstrom, C., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $390,000, National Science Foundation, "Buried single crystal semi-metal/semiconductor nanocomposites for 3D electronic materials."

Petzold, L.R. (Computer Science), Soh, H.T. (Mechanical Engineering), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $2,510,798, Naval Health Research Center, "Systems Biology of Coagulation and Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy."

Ratner, K., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $120,703, National Science Foundation, "RAPID: The social psychology of judicial decisions affecting stigmatized groups."

Read de Alaniz, J., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $60,000, Naval Postgraduate School, "Investigation of Stimuli-Responsive Materials Under High Strain-Rates."

Rodwell, M.J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $150,000, Teledyne, "Design of Passive Retroreflector Phase-Shifters for Beamsteering to 700GHz."

Romero, L. (Marine Science Institute), Earth Research Institute, $26,856, University Corp For Atmospheric Research, "Numerical Modeling of Non-Equilibrium Wind-Waves in the Southern Ocean.

Sandoval, C.P. (Natural Reserve System), Swarbrick, S. (Natural Reserve System), marine science institute, $505,000, California Wildlife Conservation Board, "Coal Oil Point Reserve Infrastructure and Facilities Project."

Scott, S.L., Chemical Engineering, $345,361, National Science Foundation, "SusChEM: Directing the distribution of biomass-derived molecules in porous materials."

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $74,077, Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County, "Evaluation of the CalGRIP Youth Empowerment Internship to Help Adolescents Obtain and Retain Employment."

Simon, S.E., Brzezinski, M.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $7,976, UC San Diego, "Integrating CIMEC Science into the Oceans-to-Classrooms Outreach Program at UCSB's Marine Science Institute."

Smith, W.C. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $120,000, California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience (Cal-BRAIN), "Whole brain imaging in a primative chordate."

Speck, J.S., Denbaars, S.P., Materials, $4,250,000, Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST), "CREST-UCSB Program in Solid State Lighting."

Squires, T., Chemical Engineering, $289,595, National Science Foundation, "Exploiting novel surface rheology to probe and tailor 2D suspension dynamics."

Strukov, D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $150,000, Physical Optics Corporation, "Memristor-based Brain-like Morphware Processing Technology (BRAINWARE)."

Suri, S., Computer Science, $499,897, National Science Foundation, "AF: Small: Geometric Methods for Network Science."

Vernon, T.W. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $3,000, Autism Science Foundation, "Evaluating Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) using fMRI-based social paradigms."

Waite, J.H. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Ahn, B.K., Marine Science Institute, $31,236, Korean Institute of Industrial Technology, "Catechol Comprising copolymer synthesis and properties evaluation."

Waite, J.H. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Marine Science Institute, $76,731, National Science Foundation, "EAGER: Collaborative Research: Mimicking mussel adhesion with periodically sequenced polypeptides."

Wei, G., Mathematics, $35,000, Simons Foundation, "Spaces with Curvature Bounds."

Weldeab, S. (Earth Science), Marine Science Institute, $55,237, National Science Foundation, "Investigating seasonal and interannual variability of Central Asia paleo-hydroclimate."

Williams, R.J. (History Of Art & Architecture), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $5,000, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, "Raphael's Use of the Blind Stylus."

Wilson, S.D., Materials, $1,000,000, William M. Keck Foundation, "Crystal Growth for Next Generation Materials."

Zok, F.W., Materials, $150,000, United Technologies Corp, "Oxidation Modeling of Sic/Sic Composites."

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