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June Contract and Grant Awards
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September Contract and Grant Awards

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Abu-Omar, M., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $50,000, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, "Collection and interpretation of kinetic data generated by phosphinyl amidine chromium catalyst system samples."

Archuleta, R.J. (Earth Science), Ji, C. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $33,000, UC Berkeley-UCB, "Modeling of Ground Motion from Intermediate-Depth Earthquakes."

Arya, D.J. (Education), Brenner, M.E. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $50,000, UC Links (University-Community Links), "Literacies in Environmental Awareness and Farming for Youth (LEAFY) Project."

Balents, L., Physics, $330,000, Department of Energy, "Theory of fluctuating and critical quantum matter."

Brenner, M.E. (Education), Ograin, C.M. (Mathematics), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $16,000, UC California Math Project, "UCSB Mathematics Project: State Funding (Year 1 of 3)."

Brenner, M.E. (Education), Duran, R.P. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $50,000, UC Links (University-Community Links), "UCLinks-UCSB."

Brown, F.L. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Garcia-Cervera, C.J. (Mathematics), California Nanosystems Institute, $800,000, National Science Foundation, "MRI: Acquisition of a high performance central computing facility at UCSB."

Bucholtz, M.H. (Linguistics), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $5,000, California Council for Humanities, "Language in Latina/o Lives on California's Central Coast: An Interactive Bilingual Exhibit."

Chu, V.W., Geography, $181,266, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Proposal: EarthCube Integration: ICEBERG: Imagery Cyberinfrastructure and Extensible Building-Blocks to Enhance Research in the Geosciences."

Daly, S., Swaminathan, B., Mechanical Engineering, $69,507, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Materials Degradation During the Stressed Oxidation of CMCs."

Daly, S., Mechanical Engineering, $180,173, National Science Foundation, "CAREER: Understanding Micromechanisms of Fatigue in Shape Memory Alloys."

Dewar, T.J. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $43,930, UC California Writing Project, "South Coast Writing Project: State Funding (Year 1 of 3)."

Dogic, Z., Physics, $345,603, National Science Foundation, "Colloidal membranes and assembly of heterogeneous 2D materials."

Espinoza, M.V. (Sociology), Rios, V. (Sociology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $120,000, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Methods of Advocacy: Making Health a Shared Value amongst HIV/AIDS Nonprofits and Immigrant Populations."

Feldwinn, D., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $21,000, UC California Science Project, "South Coast Science Project--CSMP 2017-2018."

Gamble, L. (Anthropology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $2,500, State of California, "Historic Preservation Fund Grant."

Gibou, F.G., Mechanical Engineering, $750,000, University Of Minnesota, "Predicting turbulent multi-phase flows with high fidelity:  a Physics-based approach."

Gibson, K.L. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $6,372, UC Davis, "Daily experiences with diversity: Academic and social adjustment in high school."

Giesbrecht, B.L., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $422,125, National Institutes of Health, "Investigating the Interaction Between Fatigue States and Reward-Driven Attention."

Han, S., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $200,000, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, "Mechanism and role of the tau-RNA droplet state."

Holbrook, S.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $1,600,000, National Science Foundation, "CNH-L: Multiscale dynamics of coral reef fisheries: feedbacks between fishing practices, livelihood strategies, and shifting dominance of coral and algae."

Hollerer, T.H., Computer Science, $93,230, National Science Foundation, "EAGER: Large-Scale Real-Time Information Visualization on Immersive Platforms."

Jerde, C.L., Marine Science Institute, $74,456, University of Nevada, "Wonders of the Mekong in Cambodia Project."

Karki, A., Nguyen, T.T., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $50,000, Schlumberger Limited (France), "Faculty for the Future Program."

Kosik, K.S. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $510,000, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, "Sites for Pharmacologic Intervention in Tau Pathobiological Pathways."

Kosik, K.S. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $700,000, Dr. Miriam And Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation, "A Molecular Pathway Dissection of Neuronal Regeneration."

Lewis, G.P., Neuroscience Research Institute, $120,018, Tufts University, "Development of a small molecule drug targeting Galectin-3 to prevent neovascularization and fibrosis of ocular tissues."

Lubin, P.M., Physics, $10,000, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, "A Breakthrough Propulsion Architecture for Interstellar Precursor Missions."

Manjunath, B., Miller, R.J. (Earth Research Institute), Electrical & Computer Engineering, $3,400,000, National Science Foundation, "SI2-SSI: LIMPID: Large-scale IMage Processing Infrastructure Development."

Martinis, J.M. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $556,842, Google Inc., "Quantum Information Processing with Xmon Qubits."

Mildenberger, M. (Political Science), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $11,594, Yale University, "Advancing High-Resolution Multilevel Regression and Post-Stratification Models of American Climate Opinion."

Newfield, C.J. (English), Chicano Studies Institute, $174,416, National Endowment for the Humanities, "The Limits of the Numerical: Metrics and the Humanities in Higher Education."

Plantinga, A. (Donald Bren School Of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $31,452, National Geographic Society, "Cattle/Carnivore Coexistence Project."

Quirk, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $53,628, Carpinteria Unified School District, "Dual Language Immersion."

Roberts, D.A., Meerdink, S.K., Geography, $45,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Discriminating California plant species and evaluating temperature relations across seasons within drought impacted ecosystems."

Roberts, D.A., D'Antonio, C.M. (Environmental Studies Program), Geography, $184,000, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, "Large-scale mapping of post-fire recovery success following the Zaca Fire."

Schow, C.L., Coldren, L.A., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $4,400,000, DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), "Intelligent Reduction of Energy through Photonic Integration for Datacenters (INTREPID)."

Segalman, R., Chemical Engineering, $135,000, Solvay, "Understand and develop novel PEDOT-derivatives for hybrid thermoelectric materials."

Seshadri, R. (Materials), Jayich, A. (Physics), materials research laboratory, $23,101,000, National Science Foundation, "Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at UCSB."

Stemmer, S., Materials, $200,000, National Science Foundation, "E2CDA: Type II: Collaborative Research: Metal-insulator transitions for low power switching devices."

Strukov, D., Xie, Y., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $960,000, National Science Foundation, "E2CDA: Type I: Collaborative Research: Energy-efficient analog computing with emerging memory devices."

Szuwalski, C.S., Marine Science Institute, $67,282, UC San Diego, "Eastern Bering Sea snow crab assessment and modeling."

Theogarajan, L., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $10,000, BlueNovo Biosystems, Inc., "Detection of Methylation and Translocation Events by Novel Sequencing Technology."

Van dam, W.K. (Computer Science), California Nanosystems Institute, $450,000, National Science Foundation, "CCF: AF: Small: Quantum Data Structures and Algorithms."

Weld, D., Sherwin, M., Physics, $596,812, DA Army Research, Durham, N.C. Office (AROD), "Broadly-tunable Illumination Facility for Research, Outreach, Scholarship and Training (BIFROST)."

 

Zhao, Y., Zheng, H., Computer Science, $699,503, National Science Foundation, "SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: Defending against Compromise and Manipulation of Mobile Communities."

 

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