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July Contract and Grant Awards

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Bamieh, B.A., Mechanical Engineering, $355,000, National Science Foundation, "Spatially-Distributed Dynamic Fields:  Optimal Sensing Strategies in Model-Based Estimation and Prediction."

Banerjee, K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $435,000, DAF Air Force Research Laboratory, "In-Situ Raman/PL and High-Vacuum Physics Characterization System for van der Waals Interfaces and Heterostructures."

Blumenthal, D.J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $100,000, GenXComm Inc., "Enabling Interference Management in Communication Networks Using True Time-Delay Systems."

Boddy, A.M. (Anthropology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $410,983, Arizona State University, "Arizona Cancer and Evolution Center (ACE)."

Bucholtz, M.H. (Linguistics), Love-Nichols, J.A. (Linguistics), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $15,120, National Science Foundation, "Doctoral Dissertation Research: Perceptions of Sociolinguistic Style and Discourses of Conservation among Rural American Hunters and Fishers."

Ceniceros, H.D., Mathematics, $200,001, National Science Foundation, "Smart Data Approaches for the Inverse Design of Soft Materials."

Chen, I., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $75,000, Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, "Probing "known unknowns" in systems biology."

Christopher, P.N., Chemical Engineering, $184,000, UC Riverside, "Quantitative and Mechanistic Analyses of Bond Selective Chemistry via Non-Thermal Excitation of Metal Nanostructures."

Clarke, K.C., Geography, $15,000, University Corp For Atmospheric Research, "A National Water Model R Package: Improving access and application of model output."

Covo, M. (History), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $50,000, The Huntington Library, "The Entrepot of Atlantic Revolutions; The Colony of Saint-Domingue, Commercial Republicanism and the Remaking of the French Empire."

Craig, K., mathematics, $140,981, National Science Foundation, "Singular Limits of Gradient Flows: Analysis & Numerics."

Eilon, Z.C. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $249,812, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: The context for rifting in East Africa - melt distribution and lithospheric removal imaged from axis to flank."

Eliason Parsons, E.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $419,999, USDA Forest Service, "Monitoring stream habitat conditions on the LPNF: the effects of wildfire, floods, and drought on freshwater ecosystems."

Gibbs, J.L. (Communication), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $28,950, National Science Foundation, "CHS: Small: Support for the Academy of Management Organizational Communication and Information Systems 2018 Doctoral Consortium."

Halpern, B.S., National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $450,000, Colorado State University, "Future Earth PEGASuS Funding Initiative Phase II."

Harlow, D. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $179,735, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Design and Development: NGSS-aligned Museum-based Engineering Education Program with Classroom Extensions."

Janusonis, S., Manjunath, B.S. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Psychological & Brain Sciences, $426,250, National Institute of Health, "From a single-fiber behavior to a matrix: An interdisciplinary approach to serotonergic densities."

Jayich, A. (Physics), Young, A. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $660,000, National Science Foundation, "Imaging electron hydrodynamics in graphene."

Jayich, A. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $622,109, Air Force, "A cryogenic, scanned probe imaging system for studying nanoscale magnetism and coherent qubit-photon interfaces."

Klamkin, J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $999,999, DOD Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), "ASPIC: Attojoule Sources for Photonic Integrated Circuits."

Kosik, K.S. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Hari, M.A. (Exercise & Sport Studies), Neuroscience Research Institute, $3,000, Curepsp, "Role of Tau Aggregation on Mouse P301L Neuron Physiology in vitro."

Kruegel, C., Computer Science, $359,029, UC Riverside, "Securing Smart Campuses: A Holistic Multi-Layer Approach."

Madhow, U., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $403,775, Teledyne, "Radio Frequency Machine Learning Systems (RFMLS)."

Mayer, R., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $79,848, UC Riverside, "Computer-based interventions to foster student engagement in introductory engineering courses."

Moritz, M., Earth Research Institute, $414,469, UC Los Angeles, "Fire, Forest Dieback, and Climate Change in California."

Nelson, H.N., Physics, $25,000, UC Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBNL), "LZ Operations Travel."

Oono, R. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), O'Malley, M.A. (Chemical Engineering), earth research institute, $199,779, National Science Foundation, "EAGER: Does host specificity drive species diversification of fungal endophytes?."

Palmstrom, C., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $838,629, DN Office Of Naval Research (ONR), "In-situ Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy System."

Pollock, T., Rossin, J.O. (Mechanical Engineering), materials, $70,008, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Predicting the Integrity of Additively Manufactured Nickel Alloys."

Pruitt, B., Mechanical Engineering, $184,591, National Institute of Health, "Validating engineered hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes as model cells."

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Nidzieko, N. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $2,003,894, DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), "Scalable Aquaculture Monitoring System - SAMS."

Theogarajan, L., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $231,500, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., "2-Photon Optical Clock (2-POC)."

Tyburczy, J.L. (Feminist Studies), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $1,500, UC Mexus, "Sex after NAFTA: Crossing Borders, Erotic Investments, and the Economy of Intimacy."

Vigna, G., Kruegel, C., Computer Science, $2,499,995, Arizona State University-Tempe, "Puppeteer - Achieving Remote Control Over Complex Remote Systems."

Visell, Y. (Media Arts & Technology Program), California Nanosystems Institute, $359,077, Oculus VR, LLC, "Synthesizing Cutaneous Waves for Haptic Display."

Wallace, V. (Religious Studies), Ujeed, S. (Religious Studies), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $110,000, American Council of Learned Societies, "Cosmic Cosmopolitan: The Seventeenth to Eighteenth Century Tibetan-Mongolian Assimilation of Buddhism."

Wang, Y.W., Computer Science, $978,315, DOD Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), "Dynamo: Dynamic Multichannel Modeling of Misinformation."

Weimbs, T. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $11,359, Effector Therapeutics, Inc., "Preclinical investigation of the MNK 1 and 2 inhibitor, eFT441, as a potential therapeutic in polycystic kidney disease."

Wittmann, M.E. (Natural Reserve System), Laughrin, L.L. (Natural Reserve System), Marine Science Institute, $24,944, National Science Foundation, "Developing a Strategic Plan for Santa Cruz Island Reserve."

Xie, Y., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $249,000, National Science Foundation, "SHF:SMALL:Collaborative Research: Exploring Nonvolatility of Emerging Memory Technologies for Architecture Design."

Yang, X., mathematics, $199,928, National Science Foundation, "Parallel Semiclassical Methods for Seismic Wave Propagation, Inversion and Data Analysis."

Yi, T., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $178,778, National Science Foundation, "Characterizing Two Cell Polarity Processes Using Uncertainty Quantification to Analyze Complex Models and Data."

Zhang, L., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $450,000, National Science Foundation, "Development of Efficient Homogeneous Gold Catalysis."

Zhou, X., Mathematics, $162,000, National Science Foundation, "Geometric Variational Theory and Application."

Zok, F.W., Levi, C.G., Materials, $0, IHI Corporation, "IHI- UCSB Turbine Materials Research Center."

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