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December Contract and Grant Awards

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Acevedo, B.P. (Psychological & Brain Sciences), Kosik, K.S. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $174,999, Alzheimer's Assn (Incl Alzheimer's Disease & Rel Disorders Assn, Inc.), "Care-giving, Empathy and Alzheimer's Disease: A Pilot Study."

Bowers, J.E. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), $1,045,000, DAF Air Force Research Laboratory, "High-Power MWIR Lasers on Silicon."

Chmelka, B.F. (Chemical Engineering), $100,000, Chevron Corporation, "Understanding and correlating compositions, structures, and properties of zeolite catalysts at an atomic level."

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $230,000, David And Lucile Packard Foundation (The), "Analysis of Fisheries Management and Climate Change."

De Tomaso, A.W, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Valentine, M.T. (Mechanical Engineering), $660,000, G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation, "Dissecting Mechanotransduction in Real Time: How Do Cells Sense and Respond to Changes in their Physical Environment?."

Feinstein, S.C. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $55,000, UC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee, "Mechanisms of Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy."

Funk, C.C., Husak, G.J. (Geography), $203,350, Johns Hopkins University, "INFEWS/T1: Understanding multi-scale resilience options for climate-vulnerable Africa."

Hollerer, T.H. (Computer Science), $1,189,365, DN Office Of Naval Research (ONR), "View Management and User Interface Optimization for Wide-Area Mobile Augmented Reality."

Jimerson, S. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Dowdy, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $29,177, Goleta Union School District, "UCSB School Psychology Collaboration to Promote Student Success: Understanding District-Wide Implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support to Advance Academic Success of Students and Promoting Programming for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances."

Kippin, T.E. (Psychological & Brain Sciences), $23,025, Aptitude Medical, "Real-Time Continuous Intravenous Drug Monitor for Closed-Loop Anesthesia Delivery."

Klamkin, J. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), $80,000, Johns Hopkins University, "Microwave Photonic Integrated Circuits for Broadband Beamforming."

Kosik, K.S. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $220,000, Leo and Anne Charitable Trust, "Development of a Therapeutic for Alzheimer Neurofibrillary Tangles: A Farnesyl Transferase Inhibitor for Neuroprotection."

Kosik, K.S. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $510,000, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, "Stem Cell Models Provide Mechanistic and Phenotypic Insights into Tauopathies."

Read de Alaniz, J. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), California Nanosystems Institute, $50,000, National Science Foundation-NSF, "I-Corps: Colorimetric sensors for the detection of volitile amine."

Santoro, A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $408,515, Simons Foundation, "Growth efficiency in the mesopelagic at Station ALOHA."

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $35,000, Santa Barbara, County of, "Evaluation of Female-Specific Services: Transforming the Juvenile Justice Approach to Girls Year 3."

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $69,233, University Of Connecticut, "Water Quality Monitoring Enhancements to Support the Hypoxia Management in Long Island Sound."

Stemmer, S. (Materials), $22,000, Advanced Oxide Devices, LLC, "Tunable MBE BST Samples."

Vigna, G. (Computer Science), $145,357, National Science Foundation-NSF, "EDU: Collaborative: Educating the Security Workforce through On-Demand Live Competitions."

Wittmann, M.E. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Jerde, C.L. (Marine Science Institute), $16,000, Santa Barbara Foundation, "A pilot project to demonstrate best water management practices for sustainable agriculture, wildlife conservation and regional fire security at UCSB's Sedgwick Reserve."

 

Zhou, X. (Mathematics), $51,971, National Science Foundation-NSF, "Investigation on Differential  Geometry and General Relativity."

Abu-Omar, M., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $408,945, Purdue University, "C3Bio, Catalytic Depolymerization of Lignocellulose and Upgrading to Fuels and Chemicals."

 

Bowers, J.E., electrical & computer engineering, $250,000, Morton Photonics, "Ultra-Coherent Semiconductor Laser Technology."
Bowers, J.E. (electrical & computer engineering), Aguirre, M.O. (california nanosystems institute), institute for energy efficiency, $399,450, State Univeristy of New York (SUNY), "AIM - Academy 1A: Education & Workforce Development."
Bucholtz, M.H. (linguistics), Love-Nichols, J.A. (linguistics), institute for social, behavioral, & economic research, $1,480, UC Mexus, "Orgullosamente Indigena: Creating Sociolinguistic Justice through Collaborative Activism."
Buckwalter, J., electrical & computer engineering, $765,589, DOD Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), "REconfigurable COde Generation aNd Identification for Spectral Efficiency (RECOGNISE) with Full-duplex Communication."
Buntaine, M.T. (donald bren school of environmental science & management), institute for social, behavioral, & economic research, $73,564, University Of Notre Dame (Incl Gem), "Expanding the Reach of MERL."
Crouch, C.Q. (linguistics), Campbell, E.W. (linguistics), interdisciplinary humanities center, $5,512, Arcadia Fund, "Ninde documentation and orthographic design project."
Doyle, A.M., neuroscience research institute, $15,000, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, "Switch-like Regulation of GABAergic and Glutamatergic Neuronal Differentiation."
Florsheim, J.L., earth research institute, $25,000, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, "Biophysical Approach Toward Riparian Conservation and Floodplain Ecosystem Functionality."
Grafton, S.T. (psychological & brain sciences), Chmelka, B.F. (chemical engineering), institute for collaborative biotechnologies, $1,700,000, DA Army Misc Bases And Agencies, "Task 48: Biomarkers of Stress States (BOSS)."
Grafton, S.T. (psychological & brain sciences), Chmelka, B.F. (chemical engineering), institute for collaborative biotechnologies, $27,646, DA Army Misc Bases And Agencies, "Task 47: E-chem aptasensors for trace explosives detection."
Holden, P.A. (donald bren school of environmental science & management), earth research institute, $29,999, Santa Barbara, City Of, "Research in New Source Detection."
Jones, M., national center for ecological analysis and synthesis, $319,700, Natl Academy Of Sciences, "Open science training enabling synthetic science within the  for the Gulf Research Program."
Kosik, K.S. (molecular, cellular & developmental biology), neuroscience research institute, $1,801,936, J. David Gladstone Institutes, "Uptake mechanisms and neuronal excitability in FTD."
Love, M.S., marine science institute, $12,741, Occidental College, "The current and potential contribution of manmade reef habitats to fisheries resources and protected species recovery in Southern California."
Marden, J.R., electrical & computer engineering, $476,858, DN Office Of Naval Research (ONR), "Inherent Trade-offs in Multiagent Coordination."
Michaelsen, J.C. (geography), Stratton, E., earth research institute (ccber), $1,000,000, California Ocean Protection Council, "North Campus Open Space Coastal Wetland Restoration."
Mishra, U.K., electrical & computer engineering, $10,500, Toyon Research Corporation, "GaN Varactor Devices."
Mishra, U.K., electrical & computer engineering, $270,897, Teledyne (Incl Electronic Tech, Microwave, Adv Materials, Relay, Etc), "N-Polar GaN mm-wave power amplifiers."
Myers, M., marine science institute, $4,934, UC Sea Grant College Program, "Sea Grant Extension Program Funds."
Read de alaniz, J., chemistry & biochemistry, $4,000, Freedom Photonics Llc, "Freedom Photonics Company."
Rumberger, R.W. (education), gevirtz graduate school of education, $35,000, Stuart Foundation (San Francisco, Ca), "California Dropout Research Project Phase 5."
Rumberger, R.W. (education), gevirtz graduate school of education, $34,838, American Educational Research Association-Aera, "Inequality in cognitive and non-cognitive skills: An international comparison of policy and practice."
Segalman, R., chemical engineering, $492,110, DN Office Of Naval Research (ONR), "Understanding Underwater Polymer Surfaces for Soft Fouler Resistance and Hard Fouler Active Prevention."
Young, A., physics, $875,000, David And Lucile Packard Foundation (The), "Classification and control of topological quantum matter in two dimensional materials."
Young, O.R. (donald bren school of environmental science & management), marine science institute, $49,018, National Science Foundation-NSF, "Collaborative Research: Belmont Forum: Pan-Arctic Options: Holistic Integration for Arctic Coastal-Marine Sustainability."
Zok, F.W., materials, $31,173, IHI Corporation, "Interfacial Sliding Stresses in SiC/SiC Composites."
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