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June Contract and Grant Awards

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Antonucci, R.R., Physics, $10,008, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, “NGC 3147, a Golden true Type 2 AGN.”

Balents, L., Physics, $360,000, National Science Foundation, “Quantum Phenomena in Solids.”

Bildsten, L., Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, $2,341,139, Gordon And Betty Moore Foundation, “KITP Postdoctoral Fellows.”

Brown, F.L., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $561,000, National Science Foundation, “Theoretical methods in chemistry and bioPhysics.”

Brzezinski, M.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Simon, S.E., Marine Science Institute, $5,000, UC San Diego, “CIMEC Science into the Oceans-to Classrooms Outreach Program.”

Bultan, T., Computer Science, $499,992, National Science Foundation, “SHF: Small: Differential Policy Verification and Repair for Access Control in the Cloud.”

Caylor, K.K. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $80,267, Clark University, “Developing and Scaling Up the Mapping Africa Active Learning Platform.”

Caylor, K.K. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $103,249, Clark University, “Hazards SEES: Understanding cross-scale interactions of trade and food policy to improve resilience to drought risk in Zambia.”

Chabinyc, M., Materials, $436,137, National Science Foundation, “Thermoelectric Properties of Doped Organic Semiconductors.”

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $91,392, Oceano Azul Foundation, “Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services in the Azores.”

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $41,500, Nature Conservancy, “TASK 28:: A Framework to Compare the Cost Effectiveness of Electronic Monitoring (EM) Systems and Human Observer Programs & Case Studies.”

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $35,000, Pew Charitable Trusts, “The Future of Fisheries Subsidies: Evaluating the Economic and Biological Effects of Imposing Subsidy Bans in Global Fisheries.”

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $50,000, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, “Planning Grant for Collaborative Research Initiatives in French Polynesia.”

D’Antonio, C.M. (Environmental Studies Program), Earth Research Institute, $12,963, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, “Restoration and Resilience of Endemic Bigcone Douglas-fir after the 2007 Zaca Fire.”

Dudley, T.L., Marine Science Institute, $124,972, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, “Evaluation and Biological Control of IFire-promoting Invasive Riparian Plants in LPNF River Systems.”

Dugan, J.E., Marine Science Institute, $5,000, Cal Department of Fish and Wildlife, “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Exposures using Talitrids.”

Feldwinn, D., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $12,000, UC California Science Project, “South Coast Science Project - Science Leadership Development 2018-2019.”

Felix, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $26,452, University Of Colorado Springs, “California Wildfire Recovery Study.”

Felix, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $99,999, First 5 Santa Barbara County, “Research and Evaluation of First 5 Santa Barbara County Services.”

Fredrickson, G.H. (chemical engineering), college of engineering (mcam), $0, Mitsubishi Group (Japan), “Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials.”

Fredrickson, G.H. (chemical engineering), Delaney, K., Materials research laboratory, $415,479, National Science Foundation, “Field-Theoretic Simulations: Polarization Phenomena and Coherent States.”

Fumerton, M.P. (english), interdisciplinary humanities center, $315,000, NFAH National Endowment for the Humanities-NEH, “EBBA and the British Library: Making Popular Ballads of the Past more Present.”

Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $216,328, National Geographic Society, “Mapping Global Conservation Priorities.”

Gottfried, M.A. (education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $344,940, ED Institute of Education Sciences (IES), “Does Applied STEM CTE Strengthen the College and Career Pipeline for Low-Income High School Students?.”

Grafton, S.T. (psychological & brain sciences), Chmelka, B.F. (chemical engineering), institute for collaborative biotechnologies, $1,357,777, DA Army Misc Bases And Agencies, “Task 51: Structural Materials with Enhanced Resilience and Response Properties.”

Halpern, B.S., national center for ecological analysis and synthesis, $551,002, World Wildlife Fund, “WWF partnership on food systems sustainability.”

Hegarty, M. (psychological & brain sciences), Genetti, C.E. (graduate division), institute for social, behavioral, & economic research, $1,264,017, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: AGEP Transformation Alliance: A California HSI Alliance for Pedagogy as Preparation for the Professoriate.”

Jimerson, S. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Dowdy, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $21,304, Santa Barbara County Special Education Local Plan Area Office, “Understanding and Promoting Policy and Programming for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances.”

Karki, A., Nguyen, T.T., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $43,748, Schlumberger Foundation, “Faculty for the Future Program.”

Lipshutz, B.H. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Institute for Terahertz Science & Technology, $382,000, Novartis Pharmaceutical (Switzerland) (Merger of Ciba-Geigy & Sandoz), “Development of Synthetic Methodologies by Use of Surfactant Micelles.”

Mazer, S.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Seltmann, K. (Earth Research Institute), Marine Science Institute, $225,844, National Science Foundation, “Digitization TCN: Collaborative: Capturing California’s Flowers: using digital images to investigate historical and geographic phenological change in a biodiversity hotspot.”

Mazin, B., Zobrist, N.R., Physics, $71,908, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Improving MKID Performance at the UVOIR Wavelengths.”

McCray, W. (History), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $35,000, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, National, “Artists as Inventors, Inventors as Artists: Patenting and Commercializing the Art-Technology Nexus.”

Meiburg, E.H., Mechanical Engineering, $300,000, National Science Foundation, “Cohesive Sediment Dynamics in Turbulent Flow.”

Melack, J.M. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Macintyre, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Earth Research Institute, $564,136, National Science Foundation, “Aquatic metabolism and carbon dioxide flux: Linking physical and biological processes in Amazon floodplains.”

Moritz, M., Earth Research Institute, $179,472, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, “Fire Probability Modeling for Avoided Emissions Projects.”

Nelson, N.B., Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $881,075, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), “Bermuda Bio-Optics Project: Data for MODIS Algorithm Maintenance.”

Oakley, T.H. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $550,000, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Origin and Evolutionary Divergence of the Pancrustacean Brain.”

Passow, U., Marine Science Institute, $194,524, Texas A&M University, “Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers – ADDOMEx-2.”

Patterson, D.S., Physics, $592,100, National Science Foundation, “IDBR TYPE A: Definitive Chemical Analysis of Microbial Volatile Mixtures via Microwave Spectroscopy.”

Pennathur, S. (Mechanical Engineering), California Nanosystems Institute, $80,000, Cam Med LLC, “Evopump: the first truly bandage-like patch pump.”

Pollock, T., Beyerlein, I.J. (Mechanical Engineering), Materials, $5,400,000, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “Multi-Principal Element Alloys: Exploration, Design and Understanding (MPE.EDU).”

Pollock, T., Van der Ven, A., Materials, $916,300, The Schmidt Family Foundation, “Sequential Learning to Drive High Entropy Alloy Discovery.”

Pruitt, B. (Mechanical Engineering), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $168,675, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, “alpha-Catenin/F-actin Structure at Cell-Cell Junctions.”

Reed, D.C., Miller, R.J. (Earth Research Institute), Marine Science Institute, $636,381, University of Wisconsin, “Genome wide association studies for breeding Macrocystis pyrifera.”

Rittger, K.E., Earth Research Institute, $331,195, Cal Department of Fish and Wildlife, “Daily snow cover maps for use in understanding habitat and carrying capacity of Bighorn Sheep in the Sierra Nevada.”

Schroeter, S.C., Marine Science Institute, $5,044, California Sea Urchin Commission, “Studies of Sea Urchins Settlement in Southern and Northern California.”

Speck, J.S., Materials, $600,000, Agnitron Technology, Inc., “A New MOCVD Platform for Commercially Scalable Growth of ß-Ga2O3 Device Structures.”

Stemmer, S., Van de Walle, C.G., Materials, $1,000,000, Office Of Naval Research (ONR), “Highly-Perfect BaSnO3 Thin Films for Electronic Devices.”

Stevenson-Michener, S.L. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Earth Research Institute, $341,402, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: P2C2--A Model/Proxy Synthesis of Walker Circulation Trends During the Last Millennium.”

Suh, S. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Geyer, R. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Institute for Energy Efficiency, $0, Rochester Institute of Technology, “Tools and Metrics for REMADE.”

Tayar, A.M., Dogic, Z., Physics, $186,000, Life Sciences Research Foundation, “Flagella beating, from the single organelle to collective self-organization.”

Van de walle, C.G., Materials, $685,000, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, “First-Principles Investigations of Transition-Metal Nitrides and Their Alloys with AlN.”

Wang, L., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $393,938, Nimbis Services, “Prototype Trusted Design Repository.”

Zhang, Z., Xie, Y., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $499,998, National Science Foundation, “SHF: Small: Tensor-Based Algorithm and Hardware Co-Optimization for Neural Network Architecture.”

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