October Contract and Grant Awards

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Alagona, P. (History), Brown, K.C., Marine Science Institute, $61,983, UC Santa Cruz, “Kevin Brown ISEECI Post Doc Fellowship.”

Bazan, G.C. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Nguyen, T.T. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Center for Polymers & Organic Solids, $345,236, Georgia Institute Of Technology, “Center for Advanced Organic Photovoltaics.”

Beltz, G.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Castellanos, M.L. (Campus Outreach Initiatives), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $180,000, UC Mesa Program, “UCSB 2016-2017 MESA MSP Schools Program.”

Bowers, J.E., Coldren, L.A., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $2,207,327, Lockheed Martin Corporation, “ARray of Cell-based High Etendue Steering Sensors (ARCHESS).”

Chen, I., (Chemistry & Biochemistry), $2,195,603, NIH General Medical Sciences, National Institute Of, “Understanding how bacteriophages affect wound ecologies and developing new tools to harness bacteria-phage interactions.”

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren school of Environmental Science & Management), Gaines, S. (Ecology, evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $100,404, National Geographic Society, “Pristine Seas.”

Dudley, T.L., Marine Science Institute, $41,872, UC Agriculture And Natural Resources, “Decetion and Implication of Polyphagous shot hole borer in riparian ecosystems and adjacent agricultural systems.”

Gossard, A.C., (Materials), $146,272, UC San Diego, “Excitonic Approaches to Solar Energy Conversion and Photodetection.”

Hajjar, L. (Sociology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $200,000, NFAH National Endowment for the Humanities-NEH, “Human Rights in the Arab World:  Research, Advocacy and Public Policy.”

Hayton, T.W., (Chemistry & Biochemistry), $1,500, UC Mexus, “New Approaches for the Synthesis of Atomically Precise Group 13 Nanoclusters.”

Knapp, R.A., (Marine Science Institute), $70,500, USDI National Park Service, “Critical Restoration Efforts to Recover Endangered Mountain Yellow-legged Frogs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.”

Love, M.S., Miller, R.J. (Earth Research Institute), Marine Science Institute, $455,000, USDI Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), “Net Environmental Benefit Analysis of Pacific Platform Decommissioning Scenarios.”

Mazin, B., (Physics), $756,972, University of Massachusetts Lowell, “Planetary Imaging Concept Testbed Using a Recoverable Experiment - Coronagraph (PICTURE-C).”

Mcfarland, E.W., (Chemical Engineering), $150,000, UC Berkeley, “Molten salt HCl oxidation.”

Michaelsen, J.C. (Geography), Stratton, E., Earth Research Institute (ccber), $997,095, Cal Department Of Fish and Wildlife, “North Campus Open Space Coastal Wetland Restoration Project.”

Mitragotri, S.S., (Chemical Engineering), $142,684, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Inc., “(PQA4) Molecularly Targeted Chemoprevention for Preneoplastic Squamous Epithelia.”

Morrison, D., (Mathematics), $631,200, Simons Foundation, “Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis and Physics.”

Padilla, T.G., Davidson Library, $100,000, Institute Of Museum And Library Services, “Always Already Computational: Library Collections as Data.”

Pruitt, J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $126,000, UC Los Angeles, “Consortium grant: Quantitative approaches to the study of keystone individuals.”

Radeke, M., Lewis, G.P., Neuroscience Research Institute, $1,495,405, Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, “Treatment strategies for blinding combat retinal injury employing combinatorial therapeutics.”

Roberts, D.A., (Geography), $30,000, Jet Propulsion Laboratory-JPL, “One-time Investment Enabling Routine Production of a Terrestrial Ecosystem Product for Green Vegetation, Non-photosynthetic Vegetation, and Substrate Fractions for AVIRIS.”

Rose, K., (Electrical & Computer Engineering), $120,167, Google Inc., “Compression of Higher Order Ambisonics to exploit all linear and non-linear redundancies.”

Schuller, J.A. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), California Nanosystems Institute, $420,000, DAF Air Force Research Laboratory, “Electrically Reconfigurable Infrared III-V Phased Array Metasurfaces.”

Seltmann, K. (Earth Research Institute), Earth Research Institute (ccber), $112,749, Institute Of Museum And Library Services, “Upgrade of the historical Wenner insect collection: Utilizing collection data in Restoration Ecology.”

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $762,291, NASA Miscellaneous Centers, “Data Mining Global Ocean Ecosystem & Carbon Cycling Observations for EXPORTS Planning & Synthesis.”

Speck, J.S., Denbaars, S.P., Materials, $55,000, Agnitron Technology, Inc., “Epitaxial Technologies for Gallium Oxide Ultra High Voltage Power Electronics.”

Szuwalski, C.S., Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $500,000, David And Lucile Packard Foundation (The), “Capacity building in China through collaborative marine research.”

Wang, L., (Electrical & Computer Engineering), $249,000, Semiconductor Research Corporation, “Data Mining Framework for Verification with Knowledge Discovery and Reuse.”

Wei, G., Mathematics, $53,797, UC Mexus, “Alexandrov Geometry.”

Young, H.S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $23,109, National Geographic Society, “Interacting effects of climate change and defaunation on tick-borne disease in East Africa.”

Zhang, L., (Chemistry & Biochemistry), $55,000, UC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee, “Mitomycin C-inspired selective targeting of solid tumors.”

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