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March Contract and Grant Awards

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

Bildsten, L., Shraiman, B.I., Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, $16,096,887, National Science Foundation, “Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.”

Blumenthal, D.J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $300,000, University of Arizona, “Optical and Optoelectronic Computing.”

Carlson, C.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $1,118,209, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Evaluating the Controls of Dissolved Organic Matter Accumulation, Its Subsequent Diagenetic Alteration and Contribution to Export Flux.”

Cheng, T.T., Xie, Y., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $131,361, Hewlett-Packard, “Flexible Hybrid Electronics Process Design Kit (FHE-PDK).”

Dozier, J.C. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Earth Research Institute, $3,191,338, UC Office Of the President, “Headwaters to groundwater: Resources in a changing climate.”

Falasca-Zamponi, S. (Sociology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $58,500, Natl Humanities Center, “An Ambiguous Past: Fascism, the Resistance, and “Structures of Feeling” in Italy (1943-1945).”

Funk, C.C., Husak, G.J., geography, $809,913, Sri International (Incl Sarnoff Corporation), “High-Expressivity World Modeling.”

Hennawi, J.F., Davies, F., physics, $183,250, Assn Of Univ For Res Astronomy (Aka Space Teles Sci Inst), “New Constraints on the Hard Ionizing Photon Budget and the Lifetime and Obscuration of Quasars During the Epoch of Helium Reionization.”

Israelachvili, J.N., Chemical Engineering, $140,000, Procter & Gamble Company, “Mechanisms of Controlling Wetting Adhesion of Fluids on Smooth and Structured Surfaces Continued.”

Lewis, G.P., Fisher, S.K., neuroscience research institute, $60,000, UC Irvine, “Retinal Progenitor Cells for the Treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa.”

Lisiecki, L. (Earth Science), Marine Science Institute, $231,625, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Bringing the Late Pleistocene into Focus: Better Estimates of Ages and Ocean Circulation Through Data-Model Comparison.”

Maynard, K.C., geography, $3,625, Santa Barbara City College, “Mobilizing Higher Education Campuses to Raise Awareness about Food Insecurity and Solutions.”

Mazin, B., physics, $685,254, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “X-ray TKID Array Development for Astrophysics.”

Mishra, U.K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $1,250,000, University Of Notre Dame (Incl Gem), “Applications and Systems driven Center for Energy-Efficient Integrated NanoTechnologies (ASCENT).”

Morell, K.D. (Earth Science), Keller, E.A. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $20,470, National Science Foundation, “The nature and physics of the Montecito debris flows of January 9, 2018, increasing community resiliency to debris flow hazards.”

Narang, N. (political science), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $50,000, The Stanton Foundation, “New Nuclear Security Course Grant.”

O’Malley, M.A., Chemical Engineering, $1,400,000, UC Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBNL), “Joint BioEnergy Institute.”

Passow, U. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $170,000, University of Georgia, “ECOGIG-2: Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas inputs to the Gulf.”

Plantinga, A. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $25,000, Nature Conservancy, “TASK 21: Economic Assessment of Land-Based Strategies to Mitigate Climate Change in California.”

Schroeter, S.C., Reed, D.C., Marine Science Institute, $5,749,211, Simpson And Simpson Business and Personnel Services, Inc., “San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Mitigation Project Monitoring Program, 2018-2019.”

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Quirk, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $75,000, Santa Barbara, County of, “Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities through Sustainable Changes in Education, Behavioral Wellness, and Child Welfare.”

Spieker, S. (Germanic, Slavic, & Semitic Studies), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $6,278, European Union, “Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship.”

Stemmer, S., Materials, $1,000,000, Ohio State University (Includes Research Foundation), “Perovskite Oxide Based High Power Density mm-wave Transistors.”

Tanimoto, T. (Earth Science), Rood, D.H., Earth Research Institute, $22,000, University of Southern California, “SCEC5 Participation, Project: Testing fault geometry and interaction models using high-precision slip rates on the San Cayetano and Ventura-Pitas Point Faults.”

Tanimoto, T. (Earth Science), Archuleta, R.J. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $25,000, University of Southern California, “SCEC5, 17247: Validation of the UCSB Multi-Segment Kinematic Rupture Ground Motion Code Against Recorded Ground Motion for Several Events.”

Tanimoto, T. (Earth Science), Steidl, J., Earth Research Institute, $30,000, University of Southern California, “SCEC5 Participation, Project A: SCEC Borehole Instrumentation Program.”

Vigna, G., Kruegel, C., Computer Science, $400,000, Sandia National Laboratories, “Sandia: Symbion: A Symbiotic Program Analysis Environment.”

Visell, Y. (Media Arts & Technology Program), California Nanosystems Institute, $539,284, National Science Foundation, “CAREER: Making Tactile Waves: Somatosensation as Elastic Wave Propagation.”

Wang, Y., Statistics & Applied Probability, $49,992, University of Pennsylvania, “Clustering Chronic Kidney Disease Progression Using Longitudinal Measurements of Multiple Biomarkers.”

Xie, Y. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Strukov, D. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), California Nanosystems Institute, $2,950,000, University of Virginia, “CRISP - Center for Research on Intelligent Storage and Processing-in-memory.”

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