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June Contract and Grant Awards

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Amar, P.E. (Global and International Studies), Sakr, L. (Film Studies), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $25,000, Open Society Institute, “Freedom of Assembly in Civic Space: After Tahrir: Dissent Experiences and Future Visions in Egypt and Beyond.”
Archuleta, R.J. (Earth Science), Simms, A. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $12,000, University of Southern California, “SCEC4 Participation, Project T: Testing Model Predictions of Large Tsunamis Associated with Great Earthquakes on the Pitas Point Thrust using Ground-Penetrating Radar.”

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Amar, P.E. (Global and International Studies), Sakr, L. (Film Studies), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $25,000, Open Society Institute, “Freedom of Assembly in Civic Space: After Tahrir: Dissent Experiences and Future Visions in Egypt and Beyond.”

Archuleta, R.J. (Earth Science), Simms, A. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $12,000, University of Southern California, “SCEC4 Participation, Project T: Testing Model Predictions of Large Tsunamis Associated with Great Earthquakes on the Pitas Point Thrust using Ground-Penetrating Radar.”

Billeci Hajda, C., Arts & Lectures, $25,000, National Endowment For the Arts, “Inventive Performances and Practices.”

Birnir, B., Mathematics, $50,000, Army Research Office (AROD), “Research Area 11.1 ARO STIR Program: The Chaotic Quantum Oscillator.”

Bowers, J.E. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Gossard, A.C. (Materials), Institute for Energy Efficiency, $1,934,700, DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), “High Efficiency Quantum-Dot Photonic Integrated Circuit Technology Epitaxially Grown on Silicon.”

Bowers, M.T. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Institute for Terahertz Science & Technology, $480,000, National Science Foundation, “Amino Acid and Peptide Assembly: Mechanism and Structures.”

Brown, M. (Anthropology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $5,000, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, “Measuring the Effects of Feeding Competition at Multiple Scales in a Frugivorous Primate Community.”

Carvalho, L. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $70,784, Rutgers University, “The precipitation response to ENSO over Tropical South America: spatial and temporal heterogeneity and the role of the land surface.”

Cooper, S.D. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $123,500, USDA Forest Service, “Evaluating the status of South Central and Southern California Steelhead populations and stream habitat conditions on the LPNF through data acquisition and analysis.”

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $39,000, Nature Conservancy, “TASK 7: A decision Support Tool to analyze the socio-economic performance of management scenarios in the Peruvian Anchoveta Fishery.”

Davis, F.W. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $288,675, Nature Conservancy, “SNAP: Landscape Sensitivity to Ecological Drought: The Knowns, Needs, and Solutions for the Real World (SNP014).”

Feinstein, S.C. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Wilson, L. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $326,264, Genentech, Inc., “Mechanism of Action of MMAE as a Free Drug and an Antibody Drug Conjugate.”

Goodearl, K.R., Mathematics, $223,650, National Science Foundation, “Research in Ring Theory and Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry.”

Gottfried, M.A. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $144,000, Foundation for Child Development, “The Role of Full-Day Kindergarten for Children with Disabilities: Effects on Achievement and Socioemotional Development.”

Herbst, D.B., Marine Science Institute, $49,518, Roy F. Weston, Inc., “Bio Assessment Study Support for Leviathan Mine Superfund Site, CA.”

Jablonski, J.R., Moon, D.L., Davidson Library, $39,579, John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, “LA from the Air: Images of a Growing Metropolis from the Watson and Fairchild Photographic Collections 1932-1962.”

Jayich, A. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $95,922, UC Berkeley-UCB, “UC Network of Sensors for Exotic physics (UC NOSE).”

Jones, M., National Center for Ecological Analysis And Synthesis, $500,000, University of Illinois, “CC*DNI DIBBS: Merging Science and Cyberinfrastructure Pathways: The Whole Tale.”

Kosik, K.S. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $19,000, American Federation-Aging Research, “Identification of novel molecular programs that mediate selective neuronal injury in Alzheimer’s Disease and subcortical white matter injury.”

Lipshutz, B.H. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Institute for Terahertz Science & Technology, $500,000, National Science Foundation, “SusChEM: New Technologies Based on Organocopper Catalysis.”

Love, M.S., Marine Science Institute, $150,000, California Artificial Reef Enhancement (Care), “Fish surveys around California oil and gas platforms preparatory to the decommissioning process.”

Matoza, R.S. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $261,778, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Quantifying explosive volcanism in Alaska using seismo-acoustic wavefields recorded by USArray.”

Meiburg, E.H., Mechanical Engineering, $12,500, National Science Foundation, “Travel Support for U.S. Participants Attending the 8th International Symposium on Stratified Flows (ISSF).”

Millett, K.C., Mathematics, $34,000, National Science Foundation, “USA Graduate Student/Recent PhD Travel Support for the conference Knots, Low-Dimensional Topology and Applications (Knots in Hellas 2016).”

Morse, D.E. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $1,173,000, Department of Energy, “Reflectin: Protein Driver of Dynamically Tunable Biophotonics; New Paradigm for Tunably Reconfigurable Materials.”

Nakamura, S., Denbaars, S.P., Materials, $2,372,723, DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), “Laser-Based Solid State Lighting.”

Pollock, T., Zok, F.W., Materials, $129,806, Pratt & Whitney, “Vision 2040 for Integrated, Multiscale Materials and Structures Modeling/Simulation.”

Pollock, T., Materials, $115,000, Oak Ridge National Lab, “A New High-Resolution 3D Mesoscale Characterization Approach for Additively Manufactured Structures.”

Rambelli, F. (East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $5,000, Japan Foundation, “Sea Religion in Japan.”

Rambelli, F. (East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $10,000, Toshiba International Foudation, “Sea Religion in Japan.”

Seshadri, R. (Materials), Wilson, S.D. (Materials), Materials Research Laboratory, $150,000, UC Berkeley-UCB, “Earth-Abundant Magnetocalorics for Ambient-Temperature Refrigeration.”

Seubert, D.C., Brylawski, S.S., davidson library, $300,000, Packard Humanities Institute (The), “AMERICAN DISCOGRAPHY PROJECT.”

Speck, J.S., Denbaars, S.P., Materials, $1,000,001, Department of Energy, “Identification and Mitigation of Droop Mechanism in GaN-Based LEDs.”

Strukov, D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $449,938, Army Research Office (AROD), “Spatial-temporal memory effects in nanoelectronic neuromorphic networks.”

Turner, K.L., Mechanical Engineering, $300,000, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research:  Improving Capabilities of Micro-scale Vibratory Systems by Embracing and Accounting for Large-Amplitude Responses.”

Wilson, G.D. (Anthropology), Santy, J.K. (Anthropology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $25,195, National Science Foundation, “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Changing Household, Changing Community: A Case Study from Owens Valley, CA.”

Young, A. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $413,576, Office of Scientific Research, “Scanning Magnetometry of Low Dimensional Electronic Systems.”

Young, A. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $105,430, National Science Foundation, “EAGER: Layer Resolved Capacitance in Graphene Bilayers.”

 

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