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November Contract and Grant Awards

Data provided by Office of Research. “()” represent investigators’ home departments when those are different from the administering unit.

Brooks, A.J., Wittmann, M.E. (Natural Reserve System), Marine Science Institute, $91,700, California Wildlife Conservation Board, “Carpinteria Salt Marsh Infrastructure Improvement Project.”

Burkepile, D. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $299,048, Zegar Family Foundation, “Coral Reef Bright Spots: Helping Coral Reefs Survive Climate Change.”

Duran, R.P. (Education), Solis, B. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $1,200, UC Mexus, “Narrative Case Studies of Latinx Transfer Students: Academic Pathways, Career Aspirations, and Perceptions of the Campus Climate.”

Geyer, R. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Institute for Energy Efficiency, $196,453, Powwow Energy, Inc., “Increased Energy Efficiency via Programmable Irrigation and Fertigation.”

Gottfried, M.A. (Education), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $15,000, San Francisco Foundation, “How Teachers View their Training for Addressing and Combatting Chronic Absenteeism.”

Halpern, B.S., National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $317,560, Zegar Family Foundation, “Anticipating climate change impacts on ocean aquaculture.”

Halpern, B.S., National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $424,149, Zegar Family Foundation, “Environmental impact and sustainability of global food systems.”

Hawkes, E.W., Mechanical Engineering, $300,106, Stanford University, “NRI Vine Robot.”

Husak, G.J., Shukla, S., Geography, $1,214,449, University Of Maryland, “NASA Food Security and Agriculture Consortium (FSAC).”

Israelachvili, J.N., Chemical Engineering, $63,016, SurForce LLC, “Adhesion measurements of BADGE Polymer on aluminum oxide surfaces.”

Israelachvili, J.N., Chemical Engineering, $200,000, Aramco Services Company, “Gulf Crude Oil-Rock-Brine interactions at the nano to the macro scales.”

McCauley, D. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Earth Research Institute, $20,200, National Geographic Society, “Deploying next-generation remote sensing technologies to understand collective behavior in animal groups at multiple scales.”

Menard, G., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $110,000, American Chemical Society, “Investigating the Proposed Reduction-Coupled Oxo-Activation Mechanism for Hydro-carbon C-H Functionalization.”

Nakamura, S., Speck, J.S., Materials, $999,994, Department of Energy, “High Performance Green LEDs for Solid State Lighting.”

Napoli, M.T. (Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies), Weld, D. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $225,000, Angstrom Designs Engrg Servs, “Liquid-Metal Microfluidic Portable Energy Transducer (LIMMPET).”

Plaxco, K.W. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $2,225,269, National Institutes of Health, “Bio-electrochemical detectors for in vivo continuous monitoring.”

Pollock, T., Beyerlein, I.J. (Mechanical Engineering), Materials, $465,295, Drexel University, “Mechanism and stability of deformation Twinning: Toward Predictive Understanding as a Function of Chemistry and Strain Rate.”

Pollock, T., Materials, $3,000,000, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “A 3-D Platform for Discovery of New Structural Materials.”

Rose, K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $123,771, Google Inc., “Advanced Video Coding: Flexible Framework for Interpolated Motion Compensated Prediction.”

Scalapino, D.J., Physics, $105,672, Oak Ridge National Lab, “Computational Framework for Unbiased Studies of Correlated Electron Systems.”

Scott, S.L., Chemical Engineering, $120,000, Pfizer Inc., “Design and testing of solid catalysts for carboxylic acid/ester amidation in flow.”

Speck, J.S., Denbaars, S.P., Materials, $901,528, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, “KACST Center of Excellence.”

Streichan, S. (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics), Physics, $746,997, National Institutes of Health, “Tissue flow genetics: using cartography to reveal forces driving morphogenesis.”

Susko, T.G., Mechanical Engineering, $5,000, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, “Pilot Study of Cadence, a Novel Assistive Shoe for Populations with Drop-Foot.”

Wittmann, M.E. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $1,380,000, California Wildlife Conservation Board, “Sedgwick Reserve Infrastructure and Facilities Project: Phase 2.”

Xie, Y., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $1,493,228, Boeing Aerospace, Inc., “Heterogeneous Interaction Intellectual Modular Property Reused Array at Timescales (HI-IMPACT).”

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