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March Contract and Grant Awards

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Barnett, M.L. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $600,067, NIH Mental Health, National Institutes Of Health, "Lay Health Worker Mobilization to Address Disparities in Parent Training Services."


Billeci Hajda, C. (Arts & Lectures), $25,000, NFAH Arts, National Endowment For The Arts, "Arts & Lectures: Changemakers Series."


Bowers, M.T. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Institute for Terahertz Science & Technology, $450,000, DAF Office Of Scientific Research, "Litigated Metal and Metal Oxide Clusters: Structures, Energetics and Reactivity."


Chadwick, O.A. (Geography), $30,087, University Of Hawaii (Incl Research Corporation Of The Univ Of Hawaii), "Soil Biogeochemistry Factors in Ecohydrology of Hawaiian Forests Under Climate Change."


Chmelka, B.F. (Chemical Engineering), $150,000, UC Berkeley, "Molecular compositions and structures of heteroatom and cation-exchange sites in zeolite catalysts analyzed by solid-state NMR."


Dagli, N. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), $65,009, Carbon Sciences, Inc., "Investigation of graphene for optical modulator applications."


Devries, T.J. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $274,355, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative research: Combining models and observations to constrain the marine iron cycle."


Feldwinn, D. and Van Koppen, P.A. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), $36,000, UC California Science Project, "South Coast Science Project--NCLB 2016-2017."


Halpern, B.S. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $67,348, Nature Conservancy, "SNAPP: Landscape Sensitivity to Ecological Drought:The Knowns, Needs, and Solutions for the Real World."


Hegarty, M. (Psychological & Brain Sciences), $502,729, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Mechanisms of Visuospatial thinking in STEM."


Israelachvili, J.N. (Chemical Engineering), $600,000, DOE Miscellaneous Offices and Programs, "New instrumentation and tools to study dynamic (non-equilibrium) physico-chemical interfacial processes across large length, rates, and time scales."


Knapp, R.A. (Marine Science Institute), $195,000, Cal Department Of Fish and Wildlife, "Three crucially important conservation actions to recovery R. sierrae in the northern Sierra."


Knapp, R.A. (Marine Science Institute), $17,850, San Francisco Zoo, "Disease Assays for Frog Captive-Rearing Program-San Francisco  Zoo."


Lewis, K. and Thebaud, S.E. (Sociology), Technology Management Program, $60,900, Ewing Marion Kauffman Fdn, "Increasing Women's Representation in Entrepreneurial Activity: A Longitudinal Study of the Rising Tide Program."


Lin, H. (Computer Science), $548,195, National Science Foundation, "CAREER: Obfuscation from a Complexity Theoretic Perspective."


Matoza, R. (Earth Research Institute), $290,000, National Science Foundation, "Investigating the seismic signatures of volcanic unrest and eruption: Spatiotemporal distribution and source origin of tiny long-period seismicity."


Mishra, U.K. and Rodwell, M.J. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), $367,680, DN Office Of Naval Research (ONR), "Instrumentation for Characterization and Nonlinear Modeling of Millimeter-Wave Devices and Circuits."


Oakley, T.H. and Ellis, E.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $19,955, National Science Foundation, "DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Correlated diversification of a sexual male trait and associated female perception."


Pedarsani, R. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), $144,359, UC Berkeley, "UCCONNECT (State): Control and Management of Urban Traffic Networks with Mixed Autonomy."


Plaxco, K.W. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), $1,412,930, NIH General Medical Sciences, National Institutes Of Health, "The thermodynamics of protein-surface interactions."


Schimel, J.P. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Earth Research Institute, $41,122, UC Berkeley, "Carbon sequestration potential of rangeland soils."


Sloan, T. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $1,520,000, UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives, "California Teacher Education Research & Improvement Network."


Valentine, M.T. (Mechanical Engineering), California Nanosystems Institute, $300,000, UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives, "UC Consortium for Vascular Mechanics and Mechanobiology."


Washburn, L. (Geography), Emery, B.M. (Marine Science Institute), $536,279, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Resolving complex coastal flows via advances in high-frequency radar."


Xie, Y. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), $100,000, Samsung, "Near Data Computing Architecture for Machine Learning Applications."


Yamamoto, T. (Chemical Engineering), $150,000, Central Research Institute Of Electric Power Industry (Japan), "Mechanical properties and microstructure evolution of reactor pressure vessel steels under low flux-high fluence neutron irradiation."


Young, H.S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $68,339, UC Davis, "Megafires and ecological networks."

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