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March Contract and Grant Awards

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Banerjee, K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $720,000, University of Illinois, “Next-Generation VLSI Interconnects and Passives Based on 2-Dimensional Materials.”

Bedard, K.L. (Economics), Lundberg, S.J. (Economics), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $12,500, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., “Encouraging Women to Consider an Economics Major.”

Bildsten, L., Physics, $2,400,000, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, “A Moore Foundation Initiative in Time-Domain Astrophysics: New Theoretical Insights into Cosmic Cataclysms.”

Bildsten, L., Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, $2,500,000, Simons Foundation, “The Simons Fund for Visiting Scientists.”

Bowers, J.E. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Blumenthal, D.J. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Institute for Energy Efficiency, $0, State University of New York (Suny), “AIM Photonics.”

Brown, C.J. (French & Italian), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $35,000, Albert & Elaine Borchard Foundation, Inc., “Manuscript to Print, Print to Digital Editions in Performance and Performance in Editions in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe (1450-1625).”

Brzezinski, M.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $485,970, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Proposal: A field and laboratory examination of the diatom N and Si isotope proxies: Implications for assessing the Southern Ocean biological pump.”

Buckwalter, J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $357,000, Nokia Research Center, “Scalable, Bidirectional Phased-Array Circuits Implemented in a BiCMOS Integrated Circuit Process.”

Bullo, F., Mechanical Engineering, $348,654, Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, “Stabilizing the Power System in 2035 and Beyond: Evolving from Grid-Following to Grid-Forming Distributed Inverter Controllers.”

Campagnari, C.F., Physics, $74,436, Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, “Fermilab CMS LPC Distinguished Researcher Program 2016.”

Caselle, J.E., Marine Science Institute, $109,784, UC Sea Grant College Program, “Species Distribution Models for Management of Fisheries and MPAs: innovative approaches to cost-effective data collection in California.”

Caselle, J.E., Marine Science Institute, $65,000, Nature Conservancy, “Task Agreement #5: Scientific and strategic support of TNC Oceans initiatives.”

Chmelka, B.F., Chemical Engineering, $150,000, Halliburton, “Monitoring and Undestanding Cement Hydration at a Molecular Level: Compositions, Structures, and Conditions for Controlling Cement Properties.”

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $187,270, Oceana, Inc., “Forecasting the Impacts of Marine Conservation Interventions.”

Culver, C.S., Marine Science Institute, $10,250, UC Sea Grant College Program, “Sea Grant Extension Program Funds.”

Dahlquist, F.W., Hayes, C.S. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Chemistry & Biochemistry, $385,659, National Institutes of Health, “Specificity Determinants of Contact Dependent Inhibition.”

Davis, F.W. (Geography), National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $2,415,000, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, “Salmon Connect.”

Derwin, S. (Germanic, Slavic, & Semitic Studies), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $30,000, National Endowment for the Humanities, “2015-16 University of California Veteran’s Summer Writing Workshop.”

Dudley, T.L., Marine Science Institute, $129,944, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, “Research and Restoration Through the Santa Clara River Reserve: A Proposal to Develop a University of California Research and Education Station.”

Dudley, T.L., Long, R.W. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $1,499, UC Mexus, “Surveys of Insect Communities in the Colorado River Delta.”

Dunne, T., Bray, E.N., Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, $32,000, Union of Concerned Scientists, “Predicting basin-scale groundwater dynamics under different climate conditions.”

Eckstein, M.P., Juni, M.Z., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $119,190, DOD National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, “Machine enabled collective wisdom in complex visual search.”

Eckstein, M.P., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $229,854, Mayachitra, Inc., “Object Cueing Using Biomimetic Approaches to Visual Information Processing.”

Fredrickson, G.H. (Chemical Engineering), Materials Research Laboratory, $125,000, Samsung, “Theoretical and Computational Studies of DSA for Advanced DRAM.”

Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $50,000, Rare, “Fish Forever.”

Garcia, M. (Chicana and Chicano Studies), Chicano Studies Institute, $1,500, UC Mexus, “The Sal Castro Memorial Bi-Annual Conference on the Emerging Historiography of the Chicano Movement.”

Gehlbach, H.S. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $141,283, Spencer Foundation, “The Right Climate for a New Experiment: Adding Content to Social Interventions in Environmental Education.”

Goard, M. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $746,999, National Institutes of Health, “Dissection of the neural circuitry of short-term memory in behaving.”

Gwinn, E.G., Physics, $460,000, National Science Foundation, “DNA-Protected Silver Clusters for Atomically Precise Nanophotonics and Wiring.”

Hacker, B. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $260,623, Boise State University, “PIRE: ExTerra Field Institute and Research Endeavor (E-FIRE).”

Hacker, B. (Earth Science), Cottle, J.M. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $332,772, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Characterizing and Modeling Crustal Recycling.”

Hayes, C.S., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $15,000, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, “Engineering bacteriocins for specific targeting of pathogenic bacteria.”

Hayes, C.S., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $1,475,786, National Institutes of Health, “Molecular Mechanisms of anti-bacterial contact-dependent growth inhibition (CDI).”

Heeger, A.J. (Physics), California NanoSystems Institute, $120,000, Capacitor Sciences, Inc, “A New Approach to Organic Photovoltaics.”

Hespanha, J.P., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $300,000, Toyon Research Corporation, “Demonstration of a Local Carrier-Based Precision Approach and Landing System (LC-PALS).”

Holbrook, S.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Burkepile, D. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $199,988, National Science Foundation, “RAPID: How does nutrient availability alter coral bleaching, mortality, and recovery on Moorea coral reefs?.

Jones, M., National Center For Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $5,909,063, National Science Foundation, “Scientia Arctica: A Knowledge Archive for Discovery and Reproducible Science in the Arctic.”

Keller, E.A. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $9,264, UC Sea Grant College Program, “The Impact of Sea-Level Rise on Coastal Erosion: Using the Coming 2015-2016 El Niño as a Surrogate for 50-100 years of Expected Sea-Level Rise in Central California.”

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

Klamkin, J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $499,990, NASA Washington, D.C. HQ, “PICULS: Photonic Integrated Circuits for Ultra-Low Size, Weight and Power.”

Klamkin, J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $7,000, University of Massachusetts, “Monolithic Microwave Photonic Integrated Circuit (MMPIC).”

Koegel, L. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Koegel, R. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $900,000, Weitz Family Foundation, “Pivotal Response Treatment Training and Parent Education.”

Lenihan, H.S. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Muller, E.B., Marine Science Institute, $106,480, UC Sea Grant College Program, “Impact of Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Estuaries and Coastal Streams.”

Lenihan, H.S. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $40,000, Nature Conservancy, “Task Agreement #6: Survey and assessment of California Rock Crab.”

Lenihan, H.S. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Muller, E.B., Marine Science Institute, $43,883, UC Sea Grant College Program, “Impact of Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Estuaries and Coastal Streams (Trainee portion).”

Lewis, K., Technology Management Program, $951,801, Army Research Office, “Tasks and Transitions: An Investigation of Transactive Memory Systems in Teams Performing Multi-Task Activities.”

Liebling, M., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $200,000, Toyon Research Corporation, “Measuring Whole Body Fluorescence and Movement in Freely Swimming Transgenic Zebrafish for Measuring Stress from Exposure to Environmental Stressors.”

Lortie, C.J., Davis, F.W. (Geography), National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $62,907, Nature Conservancy, “Plants, lizards, and shrubs as key responders to global change in Santa Barbara County: micro-environmental change and biotic interaction buffers.”

Maul, A.E. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $21,808, University Of Colorado System, “Assessing deliberative spaces for engagement across difference: Two new civics measurement instruments.”

Mayer, R., Stull, A.T., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $49,997, Spencer Foundation, “The Learning Glass: A New Platform for Promoting STEM Engagement and Learning.”

Mazin, B., physics, $616,257, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Fundamental Performance Improvement of Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors for UVOIR Astrophysics.”

McCauley, D. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $3,000, Phoenix Zoo, “Promoting hippopotamus conservation and management through research on the ecology of hippopotamus habitat use.”

McCauley, D. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $40,000, Safari Club International, “Promoting sustainable hippopotamus management through research on the ecology of hippopotamus habitat use.”

Mezic, I., Mechanical Engineering, $86,085, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “Koopman Mode Decomposition and Mixing in Fluid Flows.”

Michaelsen, J.C. (Geography), Stratton, E., Earth Research Institute (CCBER), $923,718, Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, “North Campus Open Space Devereux Creek Flood Plain Restoration Project.”

Mishra, U.K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $600,000, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “III-N Hot Electron Transistors for high-frequency amplification.”

Mishra, U.K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $499,760, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “Efficiency Improvements for Record 94 GHz Power Density Nitrogen-Polar Deep Recess MISHEMTs.”

Mostofi, Y.C., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $15,000, Northwestern University, “Study Proposal: Transforming Terrestrial Agility at All Scales.”

Murray-Clay, R., Physics, $581,620, National Science Foundation, “CAREER: Origins of Structure in Planetary Systems.”

Nakamura, S., Materials, $18,000, QuinStar Technology, Inc., “GaN Avalanche Devices for RF Power Generation.”

Nicholson, C.C., Marine Science Institute, $48,933, USDI Geological Survey, “An Integrated Onshore-Offshore Re-Evaluation of 3D Fault and Fold Geometry, Coastal Uplift and Seismic Hazard in the Santa Barbara-Ventura Area.”

Park, J.S. (Asian American Studies), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $34,258, Russell Sage Foundation, “Coming Into an Awareness:  Status and Illegality Among Children and Young Adults in American Law.”

Pollock, T., Begley, M. (Mechanical Engineering), Materials, $155,178, IQM Research Institute, “Translation Support for DARPA MDP Program.”

Pollock, T., Materials, $65,190, Societe Nationale d Detudes et de Construction de Moteurs d Aviation (SNECMA), “Influence of non-metallic inclusions on the fatigue service life of Inconel 718DA at intermediate temperatures.”

Pruitt, J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $321,582, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: The effects of keystone individuals on collective behavior.”

Quirk, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Edyburn, K.L. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $1,084, UC Mexus, “Assessing Language Instruction Practices in Linguistically Diverse Early Childhood Classrooms.”

Reed, D.C., Page, H.M., Marine Science Institute, $199,500, National Science Foundation, “RAPID: Tracing the origin and fate of particulate organic matter in nearshore marine sediments.”

Reed, D.C., Schroeter, S.C., Marine Science Institute, $5,362,124, Simpson and Simpson Business and Personnel Services, Inc., “San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Mitigation Project Monitoring Program, 2016-2017.”

Rodwell, M.J., Gossard, A.C. (Materials), Electrical & Computer Engineering, $500,000, University of Notre Dame, “32nm/3 THz Transistors for 2THz Interconnects.”

Rodwell, M.J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $600,000, DOD Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), “12nm InP-based CMOS for Extreme-Speed Logic.”

Rose, K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $150,000, LG Industrial Systems Co., “Advanced transform-domain prediction in video coding.”

Royer, H. (Economics), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $39,704, University of Pennsylvania, “The Penn Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health.”

Sandoval, C., Swarbrick, S.L., Marine Science Institute, $61,920, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, “Exhibits for the Coal Oil Point Reserve Nature Center.”

Segalman, R., Chemical Engineering, $391,378, National Science Foundation, “Polypeptoids as model materials for studying the role of monomer sequence and chain shape on block copolymer self-assembly.”

Seshadri, R. (Materials), Materials Research Laboratory, $103,250, Fluency Lighting, Inc., “Optical Modeling and Materials Performance in Laser-Stimulated Phosphors for Next-Generation Solid-State Lighting.”

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Quirk, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $58,000, Santa Barbara County, “Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities by Addressing Barriers to the School to College Pipeline - 2016.”

Spera, F. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $251,997, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Thermodynamics of magma mixing.”

Stemmer, S., Materials, $540,000, Department of Energy, “Probing Correlated Phenomena in Oxide Structures with Quantitative STEM.”

Stemmer, S., Allen, S. (Physics), Materials, $2,505,000, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “Extreme Electron Concentration Oxide Devices (EXCEDE).”

Stratton, E., Earth Research Institute (CCBER), $18,000, Santa Barbara Foundation, “Restoration of the eastern mesa top at Campus Point along the CA Coastal Trail.”

Szumlinski, K.K., Kippin, T.E., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $1,673,453, National Institutes of Health, “Adolescent Alcohol and Anxiety.”

Tanimoto, T. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $197,763, National Science Foundation, “Extreme Interaction Between Atmosphere and Solid Earth: Understanding the Forcing Mechanism by Hurricanes and its Application for Monitoring.”

Tessaro, S.M., Computer Science, $422,212, National Science Foundation, “CAREER: The Theoretical Foundations of Symmetric Cryptography.”

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

Vernon, T.W. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Koegel, R. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $30,000, Organization for Autism Research, Inc., “Social Tools and Rules for Transitions (START): A young adult social intervention package.”

Visell, Y. (Media Arts & Technology Program), California NanoSystems Institute, $499,650, National Science Foundation, “CHS: Small: ETouch - Amplifying the Sense of Touch.”

Visell, Y. (Media Arts & Technology Program), California NanoSystems Institute, $408,330, National Science Foundation, “CPS: Breakthrough: From Whole-Hand Tactile Imaging to Interactive Simulation.”

Wang, Z., Mathematics, $60,001, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Mathematical Foundations of Topological Quantum Computation.”

Weld, D., Physics, $15,540, Los Alamos National Laboratory -, “Design/Construction of a High-Temperature Micro-Crucible.”

Weld, D. (Physics), California NanoSystems Institute, $276,250, Office Of Naval Research (ONR), “Quasiperiodicity, Interactions, and Topology in Tunable Quantum Materials.”

Weld, D., Physics, $712,610, National Science Foundation, “CAREER: Quantum Emulation of Strongly Driven Interacting Systems.”

Wilson, S.D., Materials, $2,068, Sigma XI, The Scientific Research Society, “Construction of a Micro-Calorimeter for the Study of Meteorite Heat Capacities.”

Young, H.S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $119,499, National Science Foundation, “SG Collaborative Research: The Changing Role on Watering holes in Concentrating Parasites in a Changing Climate.”

Zhang, Y., Montell, C. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $460,500, National Institutes of Health, “Exploring the molecular and cellular basis of food texture sensation in Drosophila.”

Zok, F.W., Materials, $45,000, IHI Corporation, “Environmental Effects in Low Cycle Fatigue of Ceramic Composites.”

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