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June Contract and Grant Awards

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Banerjee, K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $285,000, UC Los Angeles, "Mesoscopic two-dimensional Materials: from many-body interactions to device applications."

Beltz, G.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Castellanos, M.L. (Campus Outreach Initiatives), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $6,892, UC Mesa Program, "Google Cascade the Code - MEP Center."

Beltz, G.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Castellanos, M.L. (Campus Outreach Initiatives), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $800, UC Mesa Program, "Google Cascade the Code - MSP Center."

Beyerlein, I.J. (Mechanical Engineering), Materials, $341,129, Los Alamos National Laboratory, "Scaling up defects to enable quantitative investigation of evolution mechanisms in crystalline components."

Bowers, J.E., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $30,000, Strobe, Inc., "PIC Design and Laser Testing."

Buratto, S.K., Metiu, H.I., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $300,000, National Science Foundation, "Model Inverse Nanocluster Catalysts: The Role of Size, Shape and Composition on the Catalytic Activity of Small Metal Oxide Clusters on Metal Surfaces."

Caselle, J.E., Marine Science Institute, $79,161, California Ocean Protection Council, "Evaluation of Methods for Long Term monitoring for the State of California."

Chmelka, B.F., Chemical Engineering, $60,000, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, "Characterization of the compositions, local structures, and properties of Chevron-Phillips Aromax’s catalysts by solid-state NMR."

Dagli, N., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $360,000, National Science Foundation, "Ultra-Wide Bandwidth and High Resolution Photonic Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog Converters."

Dozier, J.C. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Brandt, W.T., Earth Research Institute, $45,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Using the spatial variability of snow accumulation to evaluate the orographic effect in California's Sierra Nevada."

Felix, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Quirk, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $110,000, First 5 Santa Barbara County, "Evaluation of Proposition 10-Funded Activities for Santa Barbara County."

Ford, A., Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $1,500, UC Mexus, "Exploring the Flora of the Maya Forest: Ancient and Contemporary."

Fredrickson, G.H. (Chemical Engineering), Delaney, K., Materials Research Laboratory, $500,000, National Science Foundation, "DMREF: Collaborative Research: Computationally-Driven Design of Advanced Block Polymer NanoMaterials."

Genetti, C.E., Graduate Division, $4,000,000, Navy, "Naval Officer Educational Service Agreement."

Hanna, K.B. (Feminist Studies), Chang, G. (Feminist Studies), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $5,000, American Council of Learned Societies, "Makibaka!: A Feminist Social History of the Transnational Filipina/o American Left From 1969-1992."

Jimerson, S. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Dowdy, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $31,956, Santa Barbara County Special Education Local Plan Area Office, "Understanding and Promoting Policy and Programming for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances."

Mazin, B., Physics, $29,785, Subaru Telescope, "Software Interface for MEC: A photon counting, energy discriminating detector for Exoplanet observations for the Subaru Telescope."

Mcclintock, W.J., Marine Science Institute, $36,485, Nature Conservancy, "Task 16: Developer support for Crab Gear Recon App."

Melack, J.M. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Macintyre, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Earth Research Institute, $926,357, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Methane fluxes from tropical aquatic systems: Integration of measurements, hydrological and biogeochemical models and remote sensing."

Mithun, M. (Linguistics), Palakurthy, K.P. (Linguistics), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $18,897, National Science Foundation, "Doctoral Dissertation Research: Documenting Variation in Navajo (NAV)."

Montell, C. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $2,141,170, National Institutes of Health, "Non-classical roles for opsins in taste and smell."

Nguyen, T.T. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Bazan, G.C. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Center for Polymers & Organic Solids, $239,446, Georgia Institute of Technology, "Hyperspectral imaging platform for in-situ monitoring of functional thin-film formation and solution-processed devices with spatial and temporal resolution."

Nidzieko, N. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $11,657, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Circulation and mixing in a coastally trapped river plume."

Oh, S., Physics, $410,217, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "The Origin and Survival of Cold Gas in Hot Halos."

Read de Alaniz, J. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), California Nanosystems Institute, $1,075,000, UC Irvine, "Bridge to the Doctorate: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation."

Rios, R.M. (Education), Chicano Studies Institute, $12,174, Santa Barbara, "An Ethnographic Study of an After School Homework Program: Student, Family, and School Interactions."

Roberts, D.A., Wetherley, E.B., Geography, $45,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Using HyspIRI-like data to quantify the effects of urban vegetation and Materials on microclimate at sub-pixel scales."

Santoro, A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $370,840, University of Exeter (Great Britain), "Transporter function and kinetics in uncultivated marine microbes."

Schooler, J., Mrazek, M.D., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $1,379,390, ED Institute of Education Sciences (IES), "Scalable Multimedia Mindfulness Training for Youth."

Seubert, D.C., Brylawski, S.S., Davidson Library, $500,000, Packard Humanities Institute (The), "American Discography Project."

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $121,488, Santa Barbara County, "Evaluation of the Public Safety Realignment Act (PSRA) Workscope for USCB."

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Quirk, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $59,466, Santa Barbara, County of, "Reduction of Felony Probation Recidivism with Local Probation Practices Workscope for UCSB."

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Allen, J.G., Earth Research Institute, $45,000, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), "Retrieval of Phytoplankton Size Distribution from Satellite Imagery."

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Catlett, D.S., Earth Research Institute, $45,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Linking Ocean Optical Properties with Marine Microbial Diversity Assessed by Next-Generation Sequencing."

Soleri, D., Geography, $40,020, CSU Fullerton, "Partnerships across HSIs to Enhance the Student Research Experience through Community Engagement: Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE) 3.0."

Wilson, S.D. (Materials), Stemmer, S. (Materials), California Nanosystems Institute, $1,200,000, National Science Foundation, "DMREF: Collaborative Research: Structure Genome of Metal-Insulator Transitions."

Xie, Y., Strukov, D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $500,000, National Science Foundation, "II-NEW: RICARDO: Research Infrastructure for Circuit and Architecture Design with Emerging Technologies."

Xie, Y., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $508,663, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., "PIM Architecture Based on New Memory Technology."

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