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August Contract and Grant Awards

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Abu-Omar, M., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $166,998, Department of Energy, “Tandem and Bimetallic Catalysts for Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Light Hydrocarbons with Renewable Feedstock.”

Bates, C.M. (Materials), Chabinyc, M. (Materials), College of Engineering (MCAM), $0, Mitsubishi Group (Japan), “NRT-26: Bottlebrush Polymers for Dielectric Elastomers.”

Bazan, G.C. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Nguyen, T.T. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), College of Engineering (MCAM), $0, Mitsubishi Group (Japan), “NRT-27: Organic Near Infrared Photodetectors.”

Beltz, G.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Materials Research Laboratory, $30,000, UC Irvine, “California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.”

Beyerlein, I.J., Mechanical Engineering, $276,928, National Science Foundation, “GOALI/Collaborative Research: Immiscible Phase Interface-Driven Processing of Ultrafine-Laminated Structures for Lightweight and Strong Magnesium-Based Sheets.”

Beyerlein, I.J., Mechanical Engineering, $400,000, National Science Foundation, “DMREF/Collaborative Research: Multiscale Alloy Design of HCP Alloys via Twin Mesh Engineering.”

Blanchette, C.A., Wittmann, M.E. (Natural Reserve System), Marine Science Institute, $24,990, National Science Foundation, “Developing a sustainable plan to advance research and Education at the Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve.”

Blumenthal, D.J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $150,000, National Science Foundation, “EAGER: Large Scale Photonic Molecules and Applications.”

Bowers, J.E., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $45,000, Physical Sciences Inc., “Heterogeneously Integrated Active Laser Sensing Platform on Silicon on Nitride on Insolation.”

Bowers, J.E., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $50,000, Luna Innovations Incorporated, “Miniaturized Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing System via Heterogeneous Silicon Photonics.”

Bowers, J.E., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $69,016, Hong Kong University Of Science and Technology, (Hong Kong), “A Photonic Manufacturing Platform for Energy-Efficient, High Performance Computing and Communications.

Bowers, J.E., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $72,465, Technical University of Denmark, “Quantum Random Number Generator.”

Buckwalter, J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $115,905, Rockwell Collins, Inc., “4 GHz IBW Ultra-WideBand Digitizer using Large ADC Arrays.”

Buntaine, M.T. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Earth Research Institute, $208,269, UC Berkeley, “Citizen Monitoring of Urban Waterways in Jiangsu, China.”

Butler, A., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $480,000, National Science Foundation, “Bioinorganic Chemistry of Catechols: Siderophores, Adhesive Proteins and Biomimetic Analogs.”

Carvalho, L. (Geography), Jones, C. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $1,508,987, National Science Foundation, “PREEVENTS Track 2: Understanding Extreme Fire Weather Hazards and Improving Resilience in Coastal Santa Barbara, California.”

Dudley, T.L., Marine Science Institute, $168,183, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, “Using environmental DNA to map the distributions of aquatic species in areas within and near the Zaca, Piru, and Jesusita fire scars.”

Eilon, Z.C. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $357,265, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Imaging small-scale convection and structure of the mantle in the south Pacific: A US contribution to an international Pacific Array.”

Farmer, S.A. (History), Seketa, S.L. (History), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $5,000, Koch Industries, Inc., “Defining and Defending Citizenship in Times of National Crisis: Jewish Immigrant Businesses and Economic Nationalism in Imperial Britain, 1870s & 1940s.”

Gottfried, M.A. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $8,800, Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., “Education Policy Collaborative (EPC).”

Han, H.C. (Political Science), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $63,800, Center for Community Change, “Testing the Effectiveness of Integrated Voter Engagement Models.”

Helgeson, M.E., Chemical Engineering, $500,000, National Science Foundation, “DMREF: Collaborative Research: Programming mesostructured colloidal soft matter through complex quenching and annealing.”

Hernandez, E.D. (Chicana and Chicano Studies), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $1,500, UC Mexus, “Joteria in Latinx Popular Culture.”

Island, J., Young, A. (Physics), Materials, $149,446, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, “Nanoscale devices of two-dimensional correlated systems.”

Jackson, M.G. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $299,756, National Science Foundation, “Origin of highly heterogeneous 87Sr/86Sr in melt inclusions from oceanic hotspot lavas.”

Keller, A.A. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Earth Research Institute, $25,000, National Science Foundation, “Sustainable Nanotechnology Conference.”

Klamkin, J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $35,000, Freedom Photonics Llc, “High Performance 3D Photonic Integration for Space Applications.”

Kruegel, C., Vigna, G., Computer Science, $703,416, Penn State University, “Software Shim, Project Cobblestone - ARL Penn State, ONR.”

Lasala-Blanco, N. (Political Science), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $124,865, National Science Foundation, “Refugee and European Cities Panel.”

Lin, H., Computer Science, $547,081, Galois, Inc, “STARPILOT.”

Lubin, P.M., Physics, $3,000, UC San Diego, “California Space Grant 2017 Workforce Development Award.”

Ludkovski, M. (Statistics & Applied Probability), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $170,000, National Science Foundation, “AMPS: Collaborative Research: Stochastic Modeling of the Power Grid.”

Mazer, S.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $778,809, National Science Foundation, “Evolutionary adaptation to intensifying drought across a geographic gradient: a comprehensive test of Fisher’s Fundamental Theorem.”

Mazin, B., Physics, $287,565, National Science Foundation, “OP Collaborative Research: Active Speckle Control and Fast Speckle Statistics to Drastically Improve the Contrast Ratio of Exoplanet Direct Imaging.”

Mcfarland, E.W., Metiu, H.I. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Chemical Engineering, $1,395,558, UC Berkeley-UCB, “Decarbonizing Methane for Fuels and Chemicals by Understanding and Controlling Reactions and Processes on Complex Melts.”

Menard, G., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $60,000, U.S.-Israel Binat’l Science Foundation (Bsf) (Intl), “Tuning Phosphorus-Based Radicals for Controlled C-H Functionalization and Catalysis.”

Mezic, I., Luzzatto-Fegiz, P., Mechanical Engineering, $6,250,000, DA Army Materiel Command/Hq, “From Data-Driven Operator Theoretic Schemes to Prediction, Inference, and Control of Systems.”

Moeller, H. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $9,827, Phycological Society of America, “Quantifying Niche Partitioning along an Acquired Phototrophy Gradient.”

Nguyen, T.T. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Bazan, G.C. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Center For Polymers & Organic Solids, $900,000, Department of Energy, “Understanding Lewis Acid Doping Mechanisms in Novel Organic Semiconductors.”

Peng, X. (California Nanosystems Institute), Valentine, D.L. (Earth Science), Marine Science Institute, $246,000, Simons Foundation, “Impact of Marine Fungi on Global Biogeochemical Cycling of C and N.”

Peters, B., Doherty, M.F., Chemical Engineering, $734,916, Lilly Research Laboratories, “Towards Digital Design 2020: From Crystal Structure Prediction to Crystallization Process Development.”

Plaxco, K.W., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $8,500, UC Irvine, “Electrochemical aptamer-based sensors for the mycotoxin detection.”

Pollock, T., Materials, $400,000, Oak Ridge Natl Lab, “Three Dimensional Characterization of Additively Manufactured Nickel-Base Superalloys.”

Saldivar Tanaka, E. (Anthropology), Arenas Velazquez, E. (Sociology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $372,988, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, “Towards the Inclusion of Mexico’s Afrodescendent Population in the 2020 National Census.”

Seshadri, R. (Materials), Chabinyc, M. (Materials), Materials Research Laboratory, $1,200,000, DOE Washington, D.C., “Hybrid Metal Halides: Advancing Optoelectronic Materials.”

Sharf, T., Neuroscience Research Institute, $7,500, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, “Mobile CMOS detector for high-resolution probing of neural circuits.”

Shea, J.E., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $900,000, National Science Foundation, “Interfacial and osmolyte-induced modulation of protein folding, assembly and adhesion.”

Shraiman, B.I., Physics, $965,113, National Science Foundation, “Mechanics and Mechanisms for Morphogenesis.”

Simms, A. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $239,459, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: New Constraints on Post-Glacial Rebound and Holocene Environmental History along the Northern Antarctic Peninsula from Raised Beaches.”

Stucky, G.D. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), College of Engineering (MCAM), $0, Mitsubishi Group (Japan), “NRT-28: Alternative Synthetic Strategies for Metastable Silicon Oxides.”

Turner, K.L., Mechanical Engineering, $354,000, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Nonlinear Coupling and Relaxation Mechanisms in Micro-Mechanics.”

Vigna, G., Kruegel, C., Computer Science, $1,101,634, National Science Foundation, “SaTC: CORE: Medium: Augmenting Automated Vulnerability Analysis with Human Activity.”

Vigna, G., Kruegel, C., Computer Science, $1,990,042, DN Office Of Naval Research (ONR), “ONR: Trimming and Shaping Binaries for Improved Security.”

Wilson, S.D. (Materials), California Nanosystems Institute, $534,000, Department of Energy, “Orbitally Active NaMO2 as a Platform for Novel Magnetism and Entangled Electronic States.”

Young, A. (Physics), Weld, D. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $6,250,000, DA Army Research, Wash D.C. Office, “Abelian Bridge to Non-Abelian Anyons in Ultra-Cold Atoms and Graphene.”

Zhang, L., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $2,492,485, National Institutes of Health, “Development of novel approaches for stereoselective construction of glycosidic linkages.”

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