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August Contract and Grant Awards

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Alizadeh, M., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $300,708, SLAC National Accelerator Lab (SLAC), "SCRIPT (Smart Charging Infrastructure Planning Tool)."

Anderson, S.E. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Hiroyasu, E.H. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Earth Research Institute, $16,885, National Science Foundation, "Doctoral Dissertation Research: Using Prospect Theory and Human Perceptions of Wildlife to Predict Support for Invasive Species Management."

Banerjee, K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $1,025,000, DA Army Research, Durham, N.C. Office (AROD), "Exotic Transport Properties and Unique Applications of Intercalated van der Waals Materials."

Buckwalter, J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $225,000, National Science Foundation, "SpecEES: Collaborative Research: Energy Efficient Millimeter Wave Cellular Networks."

Campas-Rigau, O., Mechanical Engineering, $1,917,576, NIH Child Health & Human Development, National Institute Of, "Biomechanical mechanisms underlying the formation of the vertebrate body axis."

Carlson, C.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $234,304, University Of Hawaii (Incl Research Corporation Of The Univ Of Hawaii), "Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT): 2018-2023."

Carvalho, L., Nash, D.L. (), Geography, $45,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Atmospheric Rivers Impact on High Asia Mountain Precipitation."

Chmelka, B.F., Chemical Engineering, $200,000, Akzo Nobel, "Measuring and correlating the compositions, structures, and surface properties of colloidal silica and cellulosic materials."

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $125,000, Global Fishing Watch, "Building the Global Tuna Watch System: Detecting Human Rights Violations in the Global Tuna Fleet."

Devries, T.J. (Geography), Nowicki, M.E. (), Earth Research Institute, $45,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Improving satellite-based estimates of net primary productivity by assimilating oceanographic data."

Ding, Q., Earth Research Institute, $113,422, University of Washington, "Collaborative Research: A high-sensitivity 10Be and extraterrestrial 3He record from an ice core at South Pole."

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."

Dudley, T.L., Lambert, A., Marine Science Institute, $28,000, USDA Forest Service, "Biological control implementation for giant reed (Arundo donax) and Cape-ivy (Delairea odorata) in southern California."

Eilon, Z.C. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $183,537, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative research: Lithosphere-scale anisotropic imaging across the Eastern North American Margin's ocean-continent transition."

Fancher, P.J. (Writing Program), Sorapure, M. (Writing Program), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $10,000, National Council of Teachers Of English Research Foundation, "Early 20th Century Women Physicians Use of Print-Based Social Media: A Digital Humanities Study of the Women's Medical Journal."

Finkelstein, R., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $12,500, UC Mexus, "Experimental reconstruction of ABA-ethylene gene regulatory network interactions in tomato fruit ripening."

Franco Mendez, L.M., Goard, M. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $51,324, UC Mexus, "Investigating the formation of memories in the cortex."

Gordon, M. (Chemical Engineering), Pak, D.K., Materials Research Laboratory, $300,000, National Science Foundation, "IRES: Cooperative for Advanced Materials in Energy-Related Applications (CAMERA)."

Gottfried, M.A. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $20,000, NO KID HUNGRY, "Program Evaluation of Breakfast After the Bell."

Gottfried, M.A. (Education), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $11,000, Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., "Education Policy Collaborative."

Hacker, B. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $91,110, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Structure and dynamics of the Alaska mantle wedge."

Halpern, B.S., National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $115,500, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, "Ocean Health under Blue Transitions."

Halpern, B.S., National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $164,040, University of Colorado Boulder, ""Future Earth Spark Funding Initiative: Integrating Science for Sustainability"."

Halpern, B.S., National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $131,782, Conservation International Foundation, "Global Ocean Health Index Assessment."

Han, S., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $200,000, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, "Molecular and Structural Basis of Tau Seeding."

Han, S., Scott, S.L. (Chemical Engineering), Chemistry & Biochemistry, $645,000, National Science Foundation, "Probing support-solvent-solute interactions in heterogeneous catalysts by surface-sensitive magnetic resonance tools."

Hayton, T.W., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $450,000, National Science Foundation, "Expanding the Metal-Ligand Multiple Bond Chemistry of the Late Metals."

Heilmayr, R.F. (Environmental Studies Program), Earth Research Institute, $51,220, University of Wisconsin, "Deforestation impacts of the Amazon Soy Moratorium."

Helgeson, M.E. (Chemical Engineering), Gianola, D., materials, $700,000, National Science Foundation, "MRI: Acquisition of In Situ electron microscopy instrumentation to monitor kinetic processes in complex materials & molecules."

Hennawi, J.F., Physics, $225,739, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, "Probing Hell Reionization at z>3.5 with Resolved Hell Lyman Alpha Forest Spectra."

Hennawi, J.F., Physics, $482,432, National Science Foundation, "Intergalactic Archaeology: Decoding the Relics of Reionization in the Intergalactic Medium."

Hollerer, T.H., Turk, M.A., Computer Science, $244,997, National Science Foundation, "EAGER: Attention-Aware Mixed Reality Interfaces."

Horowitz, G.T., Marolf, D.M., Physics, $1,140,000, National Science Foundation, "Research in Classical and Quantum Gravity."

Jimerson, S. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $9,249, SANTA BARBARA ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION, "Supporting Social Emotional Development and Well-Being of Students."

Jimerson, S. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $25,000, Goleta Union School District, "Supporting Social Emotional Development at School."

Keller, A.A. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Earth Research Institute, $7,980, UC Mexus, "Magnetic permanently confined micelle arrays (Mag-PCMAs) for the elimination of emerging contaminants from environmental samples from Lake Chapala."

Klamkin, J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $50,000, Nexus Photonics, "Chip-Scale THz Spectrometer.

Kosik, K.S. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $400,000, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, "Tau Uptake and Its Liquid Liquid Phase Separated State."

Ludkovski, M. (Statistics & Applied Probability), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $150,000, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research:  Gaussian Process Frameworks for Modeling and Control of Stochastic Systems."

Martin, C.L., Physics, $505,601, National Science Foundation, "Feeding and Feedback: Understanding the Assembly of Galactic Disks."

Matoza, R., Earth Research Institute, $13,553, UC Mexus, "Seismic and infrasonic signature of explosive eruptions at Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico."

Mayer, R., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $250,000, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Multimodal Affective Pedagogical Agents for Different Types of Learners."

Maynard, K.C., Geography, $3,000, Fund for Santa Barbara, Inc., "Edible Campus Program Campus Farm."

Mcfadden, J., Miller, D.L., Geography, $45,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Using imaging spectroscopy to quantify vegetation condition in urban landscapes during a multi-year drought in California."

Meiburg, E.H., Mechanical Engineering, $200,000, DA Army Materiel Command-HQ, "Dynamics of Stratified Particulate Flows with Erosion and Deposition [Research Area 2: Earth Sciences]."

Mostofi, Y.C., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $499,999, National Science Foundation, "NeTS: Small: Fundamentals of Assessing Occupancy Dynamics with Ubiquitous Wireless Signals."

Muse, A.S., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $22,651, California Department of Education, "2018-2019, California Department of Education, CSPP."

Muse, A.S., early childhood care and Education services, $49,318, California Department of Education, "2018-2019 California Department of Education, CSPP."

Muse, A.S., early childhood care and Education services, $311,431, California Department of Education, "2018-2019 California Department of Education, CSPP."

Nicholson, C.C., Marine Science Institute, $20,000, University of Southern California, "Enhancing the Community Fault Model (CFM) to support SCEC science, community model development, and hazard assessment."

Nidzieko, N. (Geography), Fisher, A.W. (Geography), Marine Science Institute, $674,144, National Science Foundation, "Measuring the TKE budget and turbulent momentum flux beneath breaking waves using an autonomous underwater vehicle."

Niemeyer, R., Tague, C. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Earth Research Institute, $164,977, National Institute for Food and Agriculture, "Forest thinning in dry forests: improving the resilience of forest health and streamflow in the Pacific Northwest."

Oh, S., Gronke, M., Physics, $114,177, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, "Casting (Lyman-Alpha) light on galaxy formation."

Pak, D.K., Marine Science Institute, $49,555, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: The Holocene and Anthropocene as windows into the future of marine systems."

Plaxco, K.W., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $20,000, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., "Continuous, long-duration molecular measurements."

Reich, N.O., Brown, F.L., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $577,500, National Science Foundation, "Mechanistic investigation of processive and distributive DNA modification."

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."

Safinya, C.R., materials, $495,000, National Science Foundation, "Biomolecular Materials:  Structure, Phase Behavior and Interactions."

Schimel, J.P. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Earth Research Institute, $60,000, COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL, "Healthy Soils Demonstration Project."

Seshadri, R. (materials), Materials Research Laboratory, $75,000, UC Berkeley-UCB, "Rapid Microwave Preparation and Screening of Battery Materials: Lithium-ion Conductors and Related Materials."

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."

Singh, A.K., Computer Science, $499,999, National Science Foundation, "IIS: Small: Modeling Heterogeneity in Dynamic Networks."

Speck, J.S., Van de walle, C.G., materials, $7,500,000, DAF Air Force Misc Bases & Agencies, "Gallium Oxide Materials Science and Engineering (GAME)."

Speck, J.S., Materials, $225,000, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Intersubband transitions and devices in non-polar strain-compensated InGaN/AlGaN."

Suri, S., Computer Science, $299,876, National Science Foundation, "AF: Small: New Directions in Geometric Shortest Paths."

Valentine, D.L. (Earth Science), Marine Science Institute, $442,502, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Do benthic feedbacks couple sulfur, nitrogen and carbon biogeochemistry during transient deoxygenation?."

Weisbuch, C., Materials, $300,000, Simons Foundation, "Localization of Waves."

Wilson, G.D. (Anthropology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $1,000, State of California, "Historic Preservation Fund Grant."

Young, A., Physics, $300,000, National Science Foundation, "EAGER: BRAIDING: Lattice engineered nonabelian defects in fractional Chern insulators."

Zakarian, A., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $1,799,382, National Institutes of Health, "Total Synthesis of Bioactive Marine Natural Products."

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