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November 2015 Monthly Contract and Grant Awards

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Begley, M. (Mechanical Engineering), Materials, $450,000, Air Force, “Microstructure-based Simulations to Identify Failure Mechanisms in Additively Manufactured Metallic Components.

Beltz, G.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Castellanos, M.L. (Campus Outreach Initiatives), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $180,000, UC Mesa Program, “UCSB 2015-2016 MESA MSP Schools Program.”

Campas-Rigau, O. (Mechanical Engineering), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $375,000, Human Frontier Science Program Organization (Intl), “Mechanical control of progenitor cell renewal and differentiation during vertebrate limb formation.”

Gamble, L. (Anthropology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $9,000, State of California, “Historic Preservation Fund Grant.”

Geyer, R. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $26,658, American Iron and Steel Institute, “Consequential Life Cycle Assessment (CLCA) of Steel vs. Aluminum in Vehicles.”

Grafton, S.T., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $73,373, X2 Biosystems, Inc., “The health of brain wiring and cognition after cumulative head impacts.”

Grafton, S.T. (Psychological & Brain Sciences), Chmelka, B.F. (Chemical Engineering), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $60,000, Army, “Task 43: Understanding the Mechanism of Transmembrane Electron Transfer and its Influence on Intercellular Communication and Bioflim Diversification.”

Han, H.C. (Political Science), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $38,526, Center for Community Change, “Assessing the Effectiveness of Integrated Voter Engagement Models in Ohio.”

Heeger, A.J. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $204,728, Biosolar, “Bio-Inspired Redox-Active-Polyelectrolytes (RPE).”

Kosik, K.S. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $59,000, Simons Foundation, “BAZ1B Haploinsufficiency and the Neuro-phenotypes of Williams Syndrome.”

Lortie, C.J., Davis, F.W. (Geography), National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $20,000, USDI Bureau of Land Management, “BLM CA CESU Panoche Plateau Leopard Lizard Shrub Habitat Study at Cencal District, Hollister FO.”

Lortie, C.J., Davis, F.W. (Geography), National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $30,000, Nature Conservancy, “A study of endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizard-shrub dynamics at the Carrizo Plain National Monument.”

Margalith, T., California Nanosystems Institute, $50,000, National Science Foundation, “Laser-Stimulated Phosphor Technology for Next-Generation Solid-State Lighting.”

Maritorena, S., Earth Research Institute, $144,592, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, “CORAL: COral Reef Airborne Laboratory.”

Miller, R.J. (Earth Research Institute), Page, H.M., Marine Science Institute, $76,836, CSU San Diego State University, “Archaeological and Biological Assessment of Submerged Landforms in the Pacific Coast.”

Mitragotri, S.S., Chemical Engineering, $253,068, University Of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, “(PQA4) Molecularly Targeted Chemoprevention for Preneoplastic Squamous Epithelia.”

O’Malley, M.A., Chemical Engineering, $12,500, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, “Identification of Novel Bioactive Compounds from Anaerobic Gut Fungi.”

Pollock, T., Materials, $53,427, Howmet Corporation, “Comparison of LMC and Bridgeman Casting Processes using a Turbine Blade Geometry.”

Quirk, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Felix, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $349,627, Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara, “Evaluation of Family Service Agency’s Healthy Marriage and Relationships Program.”

Roberts, D.A., Geography, $50,000, U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, “Hyperspectral Analysis of Post-fire Burned Top-Soil as a Tool for Comprehensive Evaluation of Ash Distribution in Space and Time and Potential Biogeochemical Cycle Effects.”

Sandoval, C.P. (Natural Reserve System), Swarbrick, S. (Natural Reserve System), Marine Science Institute, $25,000, Santa Barbara Foundation, “Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve Nature Center.”

Segalman, R., Chemical Engineering, $135,000, Solvay, “Understand and develop novel PEDOT-derivatives for hybrid thermoelectric Materials.”

Van der Ven, A., Materials, $120,000, University of Michigan, “Tailoring Charge Transport and Magnetism in Complex Half-Heusler/Full-Heusler Nanocomposites.”

Voss, L.B., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $26,404, California Department of Education, “2015-2016 California Department of Education, CSPP.”

Voss, L.B., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $14,527, California Department of Education, “2015-2016 California Department of Education, CSPP.”

Voss, L.B., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $122,900, California Department of Education, “2015-2016 California Department of Education, CSPP.”

Voss, L.B., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $35,000, California Department of Education, “2014-2015 CDE Child Care and Adult Care Food Program.”

Witherell, M.S., Nelson, H.N., Physics, $1,790,557, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL), “LUX/Zeplin (LZ) Project.”

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