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September Contract and Grant Awards

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Aldana, G.V. (Chicana and Chicano Studies), Fematt, V.L. (Chicana and Chicano Studies), Chicano Studies Institute, $1,450, UC Mexus, "Latina/o Student STEM Attrition Study."
Alizadeh, M., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $200,000, National Science Foundation, "CPS: Small: Collaborative Research: Models and System-Level Coordination Algorithms for Power-in-the-Loop Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand Systems."
Bair, E.H., Earth Research Institute, $59,519, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), "Improving subseasonal water supply prediction across the Western United States through assimilation of remotely sensed snow cover, snow albedo, and snow water equivalent in the NOAA National Water Model."
Beyerlein, I.J. (Mechanical Engineering), Pollock, T., Materials, $4,116,011, Texas A&M University, "Center for Research Excellence on Dynamically Deformed Solids (CREDDS): Discovering the role of heterogeneities in high strain mechanical response rate."
Beyerlein, I.J. (Mechanical Engineering), Pollock, T., Materials, $900,000, Department of Energy, "The role of subgrain heterogeneous processes in slip localization in polycrystalline metals during cyclic plasticity."
Briggs, C.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $182,863, University of Tennessee, "Transmission pathways and immunological factors that affect invasion potential of the recently discovered pathogen, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans."
Briggs, C.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Tao, Y., Marine Science Institute, $34,000, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, "Predicting behavioral influences on epidemic dynamics."
Buratto, S.K., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $5,000, UC San Diego, "2018 University of California Chemical Symposium."
Cabin, Z.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Hodges, S.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $9,387, AMERICAN GENETIC ASSOCIATION, "Evidence of positive selection on a homeotic mutant of Aquilegia coerulea."
Christopher, P.N., Chemical Engineering, $225,000, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: GOALI: Identifying the roles of atomically dispersed Rh, support interactions, and environmental conditions in automotive NO reduction catalysis."
Culver, C.S., Page, H.M., Marine Science Institute, $279,317, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), "Gathering essential fishery information for the brown box crab, Lopholithodes foraminatus, to assess the potential for a new California trap fishery."
Ding, Q., Jones, C., Earth Research Institute, $297,938, National Oceanic and Atmosperic Administration (NOAA), "Abrupt Arctic warming episodes driven by atmospheric circulation changes in the past 1150 years." 
Fredrickson, G.H. (Chemical Engineering), Bates, C.M. (Materials), Materials research laboratory, $900,000, DOE Washington, D.C., "Elastomeric Miktoarm Star Polymers: Theory and Experiment."
Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Caylor, K.K. (Geography), Marine Science Institute, $17,000, Nature Conservancy, "Task 25: Dangermond Preserve Bren Summer Interships and Group Project."
Halpern, B.S., Friedman, W., National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, $189,176, Nature Conservancy, "The Nature Conservancy NatureNet Postdoctoral Scholar."
Han, H.C. (Political Science), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $272,275, New Venture Fund, "Leadership, Strategy, and Organization: How Organizations Build Collective Power."
Janusonis, S., Detering, N. (Statistics & Applied Probability), Psychological & Brain Sciences, $483,840, National Science Foundation, "CRCNS Research Proposal: Stochastic processes driving the ascending reticular activating system."
Jayich, A. (Physics), Weld, D. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $1,500,000, Department of Energy, "Atom-defect Hybrid Quantum Systems."
Kuczenski, B., Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $84,268, U.S. Department of Agriculture, "Toward a Distributed Knowledge Management System for Product Life Cycle Models."
Lee, H., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $50,000, Mission Support and Test Services, "Low insertion loss and low voltage electro-optic modulator."
Liao, B. (Mechanical Engineering), California Nanosystems Institute, $750,000, Department of Energy, "Probing Coherence in Nanoscale Energy Transport with High Spatial-Temporal Resolution."
Martinis, J.M. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $357,446, Google Inc., "Quantum Information Processing with Xmon Qubits."
Mazer, S.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Larios, E., Marine Science Institute, $65,634, UC Mexus, "Evolution in a heterogeneous environment: identifying the mechanisms that promote the maintenance of genetic variation and the adaptive capacity of wild populations."
Milem, J.F. (Graduate School of Education), Dewar, T.J. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $171,009, UC California Writing Project, "California Writing Project."
Mirza, D., Computer Science, $407,166, National Science Foundation, "NSF:IUSE-Developmen & Implem, I & II: Engag Stud Learn."
Muse, A.S., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $164,518, California Department of Education, "2018-2019 California Department of Education, General Child Care, CCTR."
Muse, A.S., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $67,939, California Department of Education, "2018-2019 California Department of Education, General Child Care, CCTR."
Muse, A.S., Early Childhood Care and Education Services, $31,231, California Department of Education, "2018-2019 California Department of Education, General Child Care, CCTR."
Myers, M., Marine Science Institute, $5,350, UC Sea Grant College Program, "Sea Grant Citizen Science Vision."
Odette, G.R., Mechanical Engineering, $1,160,000, Oak Ridge National Lab, "Microstructural and Mechanical Property Characterization of RPV Steels."
Pollock, T., Materials, $1,250,000, University of Tennessee, "Rationalization of Liquid/Solid and Solid/Solid Interphase Instabilities During Thermal-Mechanical Transients of Metal Additive Manufacturing."
Rawlings, J.B., Chemical Engineering, $51,234, National Science Foundation, "Model Predictive Control with Discrete/Continuous Decisions: Theory, Computation, and Application."
Read de Alaniz, J. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $1,190,000, University Of Massachusetts, "Photochemical Material Systems: From Molecules to Devices."
Safinya, C.R., Materials, $1,181,575, National Institutes of Health, "Functionalized Lipid Carriers for Nucleic-Acid and Drug Therapeutics."
Santoro, A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Earth Research Institute, $447,452, NASA Miscellaneous Centers, "Surface versus subsurface controls on microbial attenuation of sinking particulate flux in the mesopelagic ocean."
Scott, S.L., Chemical Engineering, $319,482, National Science Foundation, "Quantifying adsorption-diffusion-reaction of biomass-derived molecules at solid-liquid interfaces."
Seshadri, R. (Materials), Pak, D.K., Materials Research Laboratory, $510,000, University of Texas-El Paso, "PREM Center for Energy and BioMaterials."
Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $37,968, Santa Barbara County, "Treatment Court Process Evaluation and the Treatment Court Outcome Evaluation."
Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $59,775, Santa Barbara County, "Engagement Study and the Evaluation of the California Community Corrections Performance Incentives Act of 2009 (SB678)."
Sherman, D.A., Kim, H., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $379,337, National Science Foundation, "Sociocultural Determinants of Human Motives: Implications for Agency, Attention, and Action."
Singer, M.D., Caylor, K.K. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $1,704,236, Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research Development, "Understanding and Assessing Riparian Habitat Vulnerability to Drought-Prone Climate Regimes on Department of Defense Bases in the Southwestern USA."
Speck, J.S., Materials, $600,000, Simons Foundation, "Localization of Waves."
Tanimoto, T. (Earth Science), Steidl, J., Earth Research Institute, $35,000, University of Southern California, "SCEC5 Participation, Project E: SCEC Borehole Instrumentation Program."
Tanimoto, T. (Earth Science), Steidl, J., Earth Research Institute, $35,000, University of Southern California, "SCEC5 Participation, Project F: SCEC Portable Broadband Instrument Center (PBIC)."
Tanimoto, T. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $0, University of Southern California, "SCEC5 Master."
Tettegah, S. (Black Studies), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $300,000, National Science Foundation, "Coordinating Curricula and User Preferences to Maximize the Participation of Women and Students of Color in Engineering."
Van der Ven, A., Materials, $250,000, State University Of New York, "NorthEast Center for Chemical Energy Storage (NECCES)."
Vernon, T.W. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Maul, A.E. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $16,531, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, "Parent-Child Bio-Behavioral Synchrony in Autism."
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