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October Contract and Grant Awards

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

Abu-Omar, M., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $125,000, UC Berkeley, “Time-Released Options for Water Treatment.”

Alizadeh, M., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $120,000, Oregon State University, “S&CC-IRG Track 2: Smart & Connected Kids for Sustainable Energy Communities.”

Banerjee, K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $129,483, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (Japan), “Performance Improvement and Exploring the Application of Two-Dimensional TMDC Complementary MISFETs by applying LSI Process.”

Barandiaran, J. (Global and International Studies), Damluji, M.N. (Film Studies), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $225,000, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Energy Justice in Global Perspective.”

Beltz, G.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Castellanos, M.L. (Campus Outreach Initiatives), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $600,000, UC Mesa Program, “UCSB 2017-2020 MESA Schools Program.”

Blackwell, A.D. (Anthropology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $260,000, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, “Behavioral Flexibility in an Invasive Species: Functions, Mechanisms, Invasion Ecology, and Genetics.”

Bowers, J.E., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $40,000, Morton Photonics, “Integrable high-performance analog optical modulators.”

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $47,870, Nature Conservancy, “TASK 17: Technical training in the Economics of Fisheries Management for Mexican decision makers.”

Dogic, Z., Physics, $110,000, U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, “Designing reconfigurable flagella-based polymeric Materials.”

Garcia, M. (Chicana and Chicano Studies), Chicano Studies Institute, $1,500, UC Mexus, “The Sal Castro Memorial Bi-Annual Conference on the Emerging Historiography of the Chicano Movement.”

Goard, M. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Theogarajan, L. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), neuroscience research institute, $723,398, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Neurotechnology Hub: Nemonic: Next-generation multiphoton neuroimaging consortium.”

Goulias, K.G., Geography, $610,000, ITALCONSULT, “Qatar Activity-Based Model Framework: Development of QATAR ABM.”

Jacobs, E., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $69,761, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, “Characterizing sex differences in dopamine neurotransmission in humans: A pharmacological raclopride/FMT PET study.”

Janowicz, K., Clarke, K.C. (Earth Science), Geography, $63,937, George Mason University, “Siemens NSF spatiotemporal innovation center membership.”

Levi, C.G., Materials, $440,000, Questek Innovations, “Materials Genome Tools to Accelerate CMAS-resistant Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) Design for Aero-Turbine Application.”

Liu, A.Y. (English), Douglass, J.H. (English), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $1,100,000, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “WhatEvery1Says.”

Love, M.S., Bull, A., Marine Science Institute, $64,155, Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company, “Worldwide Oil and Gas Platform Decommissioning: A Review of Practices and Reefing Options.”

McMeeking, R.M. (Mechanical Engineering), Materials, $50,000, National Science Foundation, “I-Corps Fall Cohort 2017- Nama Development.”

Menard, G., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $55,000, UC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee, “Vanadocene Phosphates: ROS Generation and Cancer Therapeutic.”

Michaelsen, J.C. (Geography), Stratton, E., Earth Research Institute (CCBER), $350,000, Cal Resource Agency/Miscellaneous Agencies, “North Campus Open Space Coastal Habitat Enhancement Program.”

Plaxco, K.W. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $281,656, Diagnostic Biochips, Inc., “Continuous In Vivo Acetylcholine Monitoring with Electrochemical Aptamer-Based Sensors.”

Plaxco, K.W., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $99,529, Aptatek Biosciences, Inc., “E-AB sensors for the point-of-care quantification of phenylalanine.”

Robertson, E.B. (History of Art & Architecture), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $170,111, Terra Foundation for American Art, “Chiura Obata: A California Modern.”

Schneider, B.E. (Sociology), Charity Hudley, A.H. (Linguistics), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $1,161,320, ED U.S. Department of Education Miscellaneous Agencies, “The UCSB McNair Scholars Program.”

Schow, C.L., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $40,500, Freedom Photonics Llc, “High-Speed Free-Space Optical Link for Cryogenic Focal Plane Array Read-Out.”

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $105,000, Santa Barbara County, “Evaluation of Veterans Entering Treatment Services: An Enhancement and Expansion of the Veterans Treatment Court.”

Shukla, S., Geography, $40,000, UC San Diego, “Constructing Climate Resilient Communities, Landscapes, and Coasts in California and Nevada.”

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Nelson, N.B., Earth Research Institute, $1,336,256, NASA Miscellaneous Centers, “Synthesizing Optically- and Carbon Export-Relevant Particle Size Distributions for the EXPORTS Field Campaign.”

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $3,955,297, NASA Miscellaneous Centers, “Synthesizing Optically- and Carbon Export-Relevant Particle Size Distributions for the EXPORTS Field Campaign.”

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Nelson, N.B., Earth Research Institute, $928,165, NASA Miscellaneous Centers, “Synthesizing Optically- and Carbon Export-Relevant Particle Size Distributions for the EXPORTS Field Campaign.”

Squires, T. (Chemical Engineering), Materials research laboratory, $566,136, DOW Chemical Company, “Project 8: Fundamentals of Emulsion Stability.”

Stratton, E., Earth Research Institute (CCBER), $75,000, Goleta West Sanitary District, “North Campus Open Space (NCOS) Public Access Implementation Project.”

Strukov, D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $99,981, Samsung, “Mixed-Signal Artificial Neural Networks Based on Flash Memory for Fast and Energy-Efficient Computation.”

Van der Ven, A., Levi, C.G., Materials, $1,200,000, National Science Foundation, “DMREF: GOALI: Integrated framework for Design of Evolving Alloy-Oxide Heterostructures.”

Yan, X., Computer Science, $180,835, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., “Machine learning algorithm selection for storage resource management.”

Young, H.S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $9,238, UC Davis, “LTREB Renewal: Collaborative Research: Scaling up and scaling out at the Kenya Long-term Exclosure Experiment (KLEE).”

Zhang, L., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $1,122,222, National Institutes of Health, “Insertion Into Unactivated/Deactivated C(sp3)-H Bonds Enabled by Oxidatively Generated, Highly Reactive a-Oxo Gold Carbenes: A Safe Non-Diazo yet More Potent Approach.”

Zok, F.W., Levi, C.G., Materials, $420,000, Siemens (Incl U.S. Subsidiaries) (Germany), “High Temperature Oxide Composites and Coatings.”

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