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September 2015 Contract and Grant Awards

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Banerjee, K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $170,000, National Science Foundation, “NSF: EAGER: 2D Layered Heterostructure based Tunnel Field-Effect Transistors (TFETs) and Circuits.”

Brenner, M.E. (Education), Duran, R.P. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $51,622, UC Links (University-Community Links), “UCSB UC Links.”

Brzezinski, M.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $400,000, USDI Geological Survey, “Wave energy in kelp forests.”

Carlson, C.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $382,543, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Dissolved organic matter feedbacks in coral reef resilience: The genomic & geochemical basis for microbial modulation of algal phase shifts.”

Cheng, K., Koc, C.K. (Computer Science), Electrical & Computer Engineering, $150,000, Semiconductor Research Corporation, “Detection of Hardware Trojans Hidden in Unspecified Design Functionality.”

Cottle, J.M. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $257,128, National Science Foundation, “Petrologic Constraints on Subduction Termination From Lamprophyres, Ross Orogen, Antarctica.”

Dahlquist, F.W., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $1,381,072, National Institutes of Health, “Mechanistic Studies of Bacterial Chemotaxis.”

Dowdy, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $351,440, University of South Carolina, “A Psychometric Investigation of Universal Screening for Social-Emotional Development in Preschool Using Parent and Teacher Informants.”

Dozier, J.C. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $239,066, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “CAS-NASA Workshops on Snow and Glacier Change and Related Natural Disasters in High Mountain Asia.”

Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Szuwalski, C.S., Marine Science Institute, $65,818, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, “Fixing retrospective biases in stock assessment and implication for management targets.”

Grafton, S.T. (Psychological & Brain Sciences), Chmelka, B.F. (Chemical Engineering), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $790,000, Army, “Task 44: Designed Microbial Consortia for Sustainability.”

Han, S., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $1,333,472, National Institutes of Health, “Role of lipid membrane and hydration on the oligomerization and function of PR and A2A.”

Harthorn, B.H. (Anthropology), Partridge, T., Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $107,788, National Science Foundation, “Postdoctoral Fellowship: Energy, Risk and Urgency of Emergent Public Perceptions of Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction.”

Heeger, A.J. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $471,288, University of Akron, “Solution-Processed Infrared Polymer Photodetectors.”

Helgeson, M.E. (Chemical Engineering), Israelachvili, J.N. (Chemical Engineering), College of Engineering (MCAM), $0, Mitsubishi Group (Japan), “NRT-23: Enabling lubricants with robust rheology using Crossi™ colloids.”

Keller, A.A. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Earth Research Institute, $2,479, National Science Foundation, “International travel to participate as reviewer for the third joint transnational call of the ERA-NET SIINN.”

Knapp, R.A., Marine Science Institute, $89,087, USDI National Park Service, “Restoring rare frogs in Yosemite National Park.”

Krintz, C., Computer Science, $559,478, Huawei Technologies Co., “ScaleMon: Scalable system-wide monitoring, prediction, and performance characterization of cloud platform services.”

Linz, D.G. (Communication), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $3,000, Fairleigh Dickinson University, “Campus Sexual Misconduct: Using Perpetrator Risk Assessment and Tailored Treatment to Individualize Sanctioning Phase I.”

Madhow, U., Rodwell, M.J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $1,600,000, National Science Foundation, “NeTS: Large: Collaborative Research: GigaNets: A Path to Experimental Research in Millimeter Wave Networking.”

Marolf, D.M., Physics, $440,000, Simons Foundation, “Qubit: Simon Collaboration on Quantum Fields, Gravity and Information.”

Meiburg, E.H., Mechanical Engineering, $200,028, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Multiscale interactions between active particles and stratified fluids during collective vertical migration.”

Mitragotri, S.S., Chemical Engineering, $1,150,000, University of Michigan, “Topobiological Targeting of the Blood Brain Barrier.”

Montell, C. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $3,837,500, National Institutes of Health, “Creation of a new generation of transgenic mosquitoes to control infectious disease.”

Odette, G.R., Mechanical Engineering, $499,711, Oak Ridge National Lab, “Post Irradiation Examination of the UCSB ATR-2 Experiment.”

Palmstrom, C., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $2,999,738, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “Engineered Heusler Compound Heterostructures and Superlattices.”

Polchinski, J.G., Physics, $440,000, Simons Foundation, “Qubit: Simons Collaboration on Quantum Fields, Gravity and Information.”

Pollock, T., Materials, $450,000, National Nuclear Security Administration, “New Multimodal Characterization of Additive Structures for Extreme Environments.”

Pollock, T., Begley, M. (Mechanical Engineering), Materials, $1,200,000, National Science Foundation, “DMREF: Accelerating the Design and Synthesis of Multicomponent, Multiphase Metallic Single Crystals.”

Rodwell, M.J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $180,000, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: nm Electron Wave Devices for Low-Power VLSI Electronics.”

Romero, L., Ohlmann, J.C., Earth Research Institute, $1,872,457, Centro De Investigacion Cientifica De Ensenada (Cicese) (Mexico), “Inner-Shelf Near-Surface Horizontal Dispersion in Support of Analysis of Possible Consequences of Large Scale Oil-Spills under Various Scenarios.”

Scott, S.L., Peters, B., Chemical Engineering, $1,380,000, Department of Energy, “Hierarchical Design of Supported Organometallic

Catalysts for Hydrocarbon Transformations.”

Stemmer, S., Wilson, S.D., Materials, $543,856, National Science Foundation, “MRI: Acquisition of a versatile cryogen-free dilution refrigerator for materials and condensed matter physics research.”

Tague, C. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Plantinga, A. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Earth Research Institute, $62,980, University of

Maryland, “Wildfire Management, Ecosystem Dynamics, and Climate: The Role of Risk Salience in Driving Ecological Outcomes.”

Turk, M.A., Computer Science, $47,000, Naval Postgraduate School, “One+ Class Support Vector Machine Learning for Interactive Object Detection.”

Tyburczy, J.L. (Feminist Studies), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $1,500, UC Mexus, “Binational Museum Exhibition of Women Artists in the US and Mexico.”

Valentine, D.L. (Earth Science), Iglesias-Rodriguez, M.D. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $588,041, Simons Foundation, “The Refugio Oil Spill as a Microbial Laboratory.”

Van der Ven, A., Materials, $120,000, Oak Ridge National Lab, “Research Support to the CASL Project.”

Wei, G., Mathematics, $151,044, National Science Foundation, “Spaces with Curvature Bounded from Below.”

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