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April Contract and Grant Awards

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Blankinship, J.C., Schimel, J.P. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Earth Research Institute, $12,396, UC Center for Water Resources, “2016CA358B: Using soil exopolysaccharides (EPS) to make California grapes more drought-adapted.”

Bowers, J.E. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Institute for Energy Efficiency, $376,135, State University of New York (SUNY), “AIM - Task B: Standup.”

Bowers, J.E. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Palmstrom, C. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Institute for Energy Efficiency, $860,000, State University of New York (SUNY), “AIM - Task 3: Laser Integration into SUNY Platform with Heteroepitaxy.”

Bowers, J.E. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Blumenthal, D.J. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Institute for Energy Efficiency, $599,998, State University of New York (SUNY), “AIM - Task 4: High-Capacity High-Radix Optical Switch.”

Bowers, J.E. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Blumenthal, D.J. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Institute for Energy Efficiency, $500,000, STATE State University of New York (SUNY), “AIM - Task 5: Integrated Photonic Analog Link on Si.”

Bowers, J.E. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Meinhart, C.D. (Mechanical Engineering), Institute for Energy Efficiency, $400,000, State University of New York(SUNY), “AIM - Task 7: Fully-Integrated Raman Detector for Distributed Detection of Chemicals and Point-of-Care Detection of Biological Cells.”

Briggs, C.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Knapp, R.A., Marine Science Institute, $225,747, National Science Foundation, “LTREB: Collaborative Research: Long-term dynamics of amphibian populations following disease-driven declines.”

Carlson, C.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $1,115,480, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, “BIOS-SCOPE - A collaborative program for the study of microbial oceanography in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre.”

Caselle, J.E., Marine Science Institute, $525,000, Marisla Foundation, “Coral Reef Resilience in a rare, undisturbed ecosystem: UCSB and Palmyra Atoll.”

D’Antonio, C.M. (Environmental Studies Program), Marine Science Institute, $57,500, USDA Forest Service, “Evaluating the status and trends of southern California Forest Service lands through long-term monitoring.”

Davis, F.W. (Geography), National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $400,000, Nature Conservancy, “SNAPP Administrative Support.”

Denbaars, S.P., Materials, $21,532, Arizona State University/Tempe, “High Efficiency InGan Solar Cells.”

Gibou, F.G., Mechanical Engineering, $419,986, DA Army Materiel Command, “Octree Methods for Multiscale Discretization [Research Area 3: Mathematical Sciences].”

Giesbrecht, B.L., Miller, M.B., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $249,378, UC Davis, “Summer institute in cognitive neuroscience.”

Herbst, D.B., Marine Science Institute, $50,759, Cal State University Chico, “Public Education and Monitoring related to Climate Change and Drought in Sierra Nevada Water Resources.”

Klamkin, J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $516,163, NASA Washington, D.C., “HELIOS: Heterogeneous Laser Transmitter Integration for Low SWaP.”

Kuchera-morin, J.C. (Music), California Nanosystems Institute, $250,849, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, “Participatory Research and Content Engagement Community STEAM Educational Pilot.”

Kuris, A.M. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Weinstein, S.B. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $19,550, National Science Foundation-NSF, “Dissertation Research: Understanding effects on climate change on parasitism in small mammals.”

Low, D.A., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $100,000, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, “Strategy for development of enteric pathogen-specific phage.”

Mazin, B., Physics, $88,995, Subaru Telescope, “Deliverables for the Design and Manufacture of MEC, the MKID Exoplanet Camera for SCExAO on the Subaru Telescope.”

Meiburg, E.H., Mechanical Engineering, $550,000, Naval Surface Warfare Center, “Atmospheric Turbulence Generation in Multiphase Flows with Density Stratification and Phase Change.”

Miller, R.J. (Earth Research Institute), Marine Science Institute, $36,669, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, “Develop techniques to batch-identify ichthyoplankton larvae.”

Nicholson, C.C., Marine Science Institute, $38,000, University of Southern California, “Continuing to Evaluate & Update Active 3D Fault Geometry in Special Fault Study Areas and to improve the SCEC Community Fault Model.”

Oh, S., Physics, $88,642, Association of Universities for Research Astronomy, “Turbulent Mixing and Thermal Instability in the Circumgalactic Medium.”

Passow, U., Marine Science Institute, $308,417, University of Georgia, “Oil-Marine Snow-Mineral Aggregate Interactions and Sedimentation during the BP Oil Spill.”

Pruitt, J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $24,767, U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, “Stress, development and behavioral syndromes.”

Read de Alaniz, J., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $79,999, MedImmune, Inc., “Engineering New Conjugation Tools for ADC Applications.”

Read de Alaniz, J., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $420,000, National Science Foundation, “Copper-Catalyzed Radical Reactions of Nitroso Compounds for the Synthesis of C-N Bonds.”

Rescorla, M., Philosophy, $50,400, National Endowment for the Humanities, “Bayesian Modeling of the Mind: Conceptual and Explanatory Foundations.”

Roberts, D.A., Geography, $70,000, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “Plant Species Mapping, water and LMA using HYTES.”

Schildhauer, M., National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $72,501, National Science Foundation, “Workshop: MacroMycoFunc - Forming an integrated understanding of function across fungi.”

Schimel, J.P. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Blankinship, J.C., Earth Research Institute, $100,000, USDI Geological Survey (Incl Natl Biological Service), “What lies below? Improving quantification and prediction of soil carbon storage, stability, and susceptibility to disturbance.”

Smith, W.C. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $600,000, NIH Office of the Director, “A Zeiss Lightsheet Microscope for Rapid Multi-Dimensional Imaging.”

Stucky, G.D. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), California NanoSystems Institute, $166,848, UC Berkeley-UCB, “Synthesis of Anti-Oxidation Ag Nanowires via Wet Chemistry.”

Sturman, P.C. (History of Art & Architecture), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $10,000, American Cncl Of Learned Societies, “Texts on Calligraphy by Zhang Huaiguan.”

Thebaud, S.E. (Sociology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $35,000, Ewing Marion Kauffman Fdn, “Gender Inequality in Entrepreneurship.”

Valentine, D.L. (Earth Science), Paul, B.G. (Earth Science), Marine Science Institute, $180,712, University of Southern California, “Using a targeted metagenomic approach to examine adaptive protein diversification by microorganisms and their viruses in subseafloor sediments.”

White, D.G., Religious Studies, $56,300, American Cncl of Learned Societies, “European Demonology Viewed from the East.”

Wilson, G. (Anthropology), Friberg, C.M. (Anthropology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $25,100, National Science Foundation, “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Cahokian Influence and Local Innovation: A Perspective from the Neighboring Lower Illinois River Valley.”

Wolski, R.M., Krintz, C., Computer Science, $475,929, Naval Surface Warfare Center, “Developing MANDRAKE: a Maintenance AND Remediation Anticipatory Knowledge Environment.”

Zok, F.W., Levi, C.G., Materials, $558,000, Siemens (Incl U.S. Subsidiaries) (Germany), “High Temperature Oxide Composites and Coatings.”

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