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July Contract and Grant Awards

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Ameeriar, L. (Asian American Studies), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $45,000, Institute For Advanced Study, “Saving Muslim Women: Examining Forced Marriage and Honor Killing among Muslim immigrants in London, United Kingdom.”

Archuleta, R.J. (Earth Science), Crempien, J. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $35,000, University of Southern California, “SCEC4 Participation, Project U: High-Frequency Path and Source Parameters Determined from Recorded Ground Motion in Central California.”

Belding, E.M., Computer Science, $116,667, National Science Foundation, “NeTS: Medium: Collaborative Research: TribalNet: Expanding Internet Accessibility and Participation on Native American Reservations.”

Belding, E.M., Computer Science, $149,998, National Science Foundation, “EAGER: Collaborative Research: A Multi-Network Architecture for Expanding Internet Participation and Community-Building on Native American Reservations.”

Bowers, J.E., Blumenthal, D.J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $2,150,000, Honeywell, Inc. (Includes Sperry Flight & Tetratech Data Systems, Inc), “Optical Waveguide Laser-Gyroscope (OWL-G).”

Bowers, J.E. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Cheng, T.T. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Institute for Energy Efficiency, $700,000, State Univeristy of New York (SUNY), “AIM - Task 1: DFM Methods and Tools for Photonic Systems.”

Bucholtz, M.H. (Linguistics), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $32,500, UC Humanities Research Institute, “Language in Latino Lives on California’s Central Coast.”

Chandrasekaran, S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $50,000, Toyon Research Corporation, “Cognitive Processing and Exploitation of 3D Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Imagery Data.”

Chen, I., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $151,101, Simons Foundation, “Equipment for RNA and protocell studies.”

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Libecap, G. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $280,000, Nature Conservancy, “TASK 8: Bio-Economic Modeling of Pacific Tuna Fisheries.”

Feliciano, E., Student Health Service, $3,100, Santa Barbara County, “Tobacco Cessation for Special Populations.”

Finkelstein, R., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $499,711, National Science Foundation, “Modulators of the Abscisic Acid Core Signaling Pathway.”

Han, S., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $334,410, National Institute of Health (NIBIB), “Multifrequency microwave powered DNP instrument for MAS NMR.”

Hespanha, J.P., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $600,000, University of Washington, “ADAPT: Analytical Framework for Actionable Defense against Advanced Persistent Threats.”

Jackson, M.G. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $299,928, National Science Foundation, “Preservation of Hadean geochemical signatures in the Icelandic high 3He/4He mantle domain.”

Lew, G. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Reese, B.E. (Psychological & Brain Sciences), Neuroscience Research Institute, $422,125, NIH Natl Ctr Complementary & Alternative Medicine, “Procyanindin A-type dimer:  A novel inhibitor of tau aggregation in vivo.”

Lubin, P.M., Meinhold, P.R., Physics, $400,000, NASA Washington, D.C. HQ, “DEEP - Directed Energy for IntErstellar Propulsion.”

Marter-Kenyon, J.S., Sweeney, S.H., Geography, $39,566, Purdue University, “Investigating the Impacts of a Ruralization on Sustainable Intensification and Smallholder Livelihoods in Rural Rwanda.”

Mazin, B., Srypryt, P., Physics, $71,000, NASA Office of the Chief Technologist, “Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detector Development.”

Michaelsen, J.C. (Geography), Stratton, E., Earth Research Institute (CCBER), $3,820,000, California Wildlife Conservation Board, “Upper Devereux Slough Restoration.”

Mishra, U.K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $200,000, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “Performance enhancement of Deep Recess N-polar MISHEMTs for 94 GHz operation via electric field shaping in the GaN channel.”

Mishra, U.K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $200,000, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “Dielectric and Gate-Stack Engineering in N-Polar GaN Deep Recess MISHEMTs.”

Mitragotri, S.S., Chemical Engineering, $329,716, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., “DAFODIL by investigating its anti-tumor efficacy in 3 tumor xenograft models.”

Mostofi, Y.C., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $300,000, National Science Foundation, “Robotic See-Through Imaging with Everyday RF Signals.”

Palmstrom, C., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $450,000, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “Molecular Beam and Chemical Beam Epitaxial Growth of Hexagonal Boron Nitride.”

Pennathur, S. (Mechanical Engineering), California Nanosystems Institute, $38,000, Angstrom Designs, “Modular, Embedded Sensor Network.”

Roberts, D.A., Geography, $47,983, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “Airborne Instrument Methane Retrieval Processing and Algorithm Development.”

Romero, L., Earth Research Institute, $259,538, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “Numerical Modeling of Wave-Current interactions in the Presence of Submesoscale Ocean Features.”

Rose, K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $170,000, Google Inc., “Optimal Adaptation of Motion-Compensated Prediction and Decorrelating Transforms in Video Coding.”

Seltmann, K. (Earth Research Institute), Earth Research Institute (CCBER), $40,000, California Coastal Conservancy, “Kids in Nature Explore the Coast (KIN2).”

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Cosden, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $58,021, Santa Barbara County, “Reduction of Felony Probation Recidivism with Local Probation Practices.”

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Cosden, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $71,406, Santa Barbara County, “Evaluation of the Public Safety Realignment Act.”

Sherwin, M., Young, A., Physics, $749,328, National Science Foundation, “MRI: Development of a sinlge mode Terahertz free electron lasers for research in materiala, physics, chemistry and biology.”

Shukla, S., Geography, $50,000, UC San Diego, “Drought Early Warning for the California and Nevada Region.”

Smith, W.C., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $1,558,483, NIH Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health, “Genetic Analysis of Chordate Neurulation.”

Stemmer, S., Materials, $3,000,000, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “Engineered 3D Dirac Materials.”

Streichan, S. (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics), Shraiman, B.I., physics, $215,942, NIH Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health, “Tissue flow genetics: using cartography to reveal forces driving morphogenesis.”

Wei, G., Mathematics, $11,280, UC MEXUS, “Contemporary Techniques in Differential Geometry: metric measure spaces and geometric flows.”

York, R.A., Stemmer, S. (Materials), Electrical & Computer Engineering, $823,143, Army Research Office (AROD), “Research Topic 4.4: Epitaxial Cd3As2 for RF Device Applications.”

York, R.A., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $75,000, Northrop Grumman Corporation, “High Performance Low Cost Reflectarray.”

Young, O.R. (Environmental Studies Program), Halpern, B.S., Marine Science Institute, $220,067, Tufts University, “Collaborative Research: Holistic Integration for Arctic Coastal-Marine Sustainability (HIACMS), subaward via Tufts.”

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