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August 2011 Contract and Grant Awards

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Alagona, P. (History), Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, $400,488, National Science Foundation, "CAREER - A Sanctuary for Science: The University of California’s Natural Reserve System and the Role of Biological Field Stations in American Environmental History, 1950-2010."

Archuleta, R.J. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $28,237, National Science Foundation, "4th International IASPEI Symposium on Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion UC Santa Barbara, 23 - 26 August, 2011."

Beltz, G.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Materials Research Laboratory, $75,000, UC Irvine, "California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Phase V."

Blumenthal, D.J., Bowers, J.E., Electrical and Computer Engineering, $395,000, Navy Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command, "Study on the Impact of Photonics on the Next Generation of Data Centers."

Bowers, J.E., Electrical and Computer Engineering, $97,727, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), "High Power Silicon Integrated Optical Pulse Sources."

Bultan, T., Kruegel, C., Computer Science, $299,964, National Science Foundation, "TC: Small: Collaborative Research: Viewpoints: Discovering Client- and Server-side Input Validation Inconsistencies to Improve Web Application Security."

Burbank, D.W. (Earth Science), Bookhagen, B. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $275,006, National Science Foundation, "The Pamir Frontal Thrust System: Rates, Style, and Controls on Deformation."

Cabezon, J. (Religious Studies), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $30,000, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, "Tibetan and Himalayan Undergraduate Course Offerings."

Carvalho, L. (Geography), Bookhagen, B. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $563,506, National Science Foundation, "Climate Variability and Impacts on Regional Surface Runoff in High Asia."

D'Antonio, C.M. (Environmental Studies), Earth Research Institute, $600,000, California Energy Commission, "Quantifying the Impacts of Interactions Between Fire, Invasive Species, and Hydrologic Cycles."

Daugherty, P.S., Chemical Engineering, $102,916, National Science Foundation, "EAGER: Evolutionary design of protease substrate specificity."

De Tomaso, A.W., Langenbacher, A., Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, $43,333, Santa Barbara Foundation, "Molecular Genetic Analysis of Stem Cell Homing Botryllus Schlosseri."

Dozier, J.C. (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management), Frew, J.E. (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management), Earth Research Institute, $1,425,210, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), "Error Analysis of MODIS Fractional Snow-Covered Area and Snow Albedo in Mountain Regions."

Ferris, M., Student Health Service, $35,000, County of Santa Barbara, "Education and Outreach to Students, Property Managers and Other Isla Vista Community Stakeholders on Binge Drinking Prevention."

Funk, C.C., Husak, G.J., Geography, $297,960, Department of Commerce, "A Global Standardized Precipitation Index supporting the US Drought Portal and the Famine Early Warning System Network."

Giddings, S.B., Berenstein, D.E., Physics, $4,604,000, Department of Energy, "Grant Proposal for the UCSB High Energy Group: Task B: UCSB Experimental High Energy Physics Group."

Gomez, J.D. (Sociology), Lipsitz, G. (Black Studies), Chicano Studies Institute, $3,000, UC MEXUS, "El Puente Poetry Workshops."

Goulias, K.G., Geography, $82,144, UC Transportation Center, "Behavioral Integration of Location, Activity and Travel Behavior."

Grafton, S.T. (Psychological and Brain Sciences), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $80,417, Army, "DURIP-High Performance Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator for Brain Mapping of Human Performance."

Han, S., Chemistry and Biochemistry, $465,000, National Science Foundation, "High-field dynamic nuclear polarization using spin probes and intrinsic defects at local interfaces of polymers and solids."

Hardekopf, B., Chong, F., Computer Science, $483,997, National Science Foundation, "SHF: Small: Creating Efficient, Verifiably-Secure Computing Architectures Using Programming Language Techniques."

Ibarra, O.H., Computer Science, $74,995, National Science Foundation, "EAGER: Computing With Cells."

Jones, M.B., Marine Science Institute, $149,920, Ecological Society of American, "Digital Resource Discovery and Dynamic Learning Communities for a Changing Biology."

Kolstad, C.D. (Economics), Costello, C.J. (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management), Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, $140,937, Environmental Protection Agency, "Current Issues Workshops in Environmental Economics."

Kolstad, C.D. (Economics), Costello, C.J. (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management), Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, $148,390, Environmental Protection Agency, "Dissertation Workshops in Environmental Economics."

Legrady, G.T. (Art), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $124,644, National Science Foundation, "EAGER: Distributed Imaging Through Networks of Robotically Actuated Cameras."

Levi, C.G., Materials, $480,000, Navy, "Science Underpinning Coating Design Strategies to Meet the CMAS Threat to Gas Turbine Technology."

Lewis, G.P., Neuroscience Research Institute, $542,505, UC Irvine, "Human retinal progenitor as candidate therapy for retinitis pigmentosa."

Lieberman, D.A., Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, $779,605, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "National Program Office: Research on Games for Health."

Lipshutz, B.H. (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology, $1,127,932, National Institutes of Health—National Institute of General Medical Sciences, "Transition Metal-Catalyzed Chemistry in Water at Room Temperature."

Marek-sadowska, M., Electrical and Computer Engineering, $180,000, Semiconductor Research Corporation, "CAD for Electromigration."

Martin, C.L., Physics, $455,481, National Science Foundation, "Evolution of Circumgalactic Gas Flows."

Mazin, B., Physics, $66,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), "Coronagraphic Planet Finding with Energy Resolving Detectors."

Mcmeeking, R.M., Mechanical Engineering, $150,000, Johns Hopkins University, "Surviving Contact: A Revolutionary Approach to Controlling the Energy Pathways in Armor Ceramics."

Pennathur, S. (Mechanical Engineering), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $50,000, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, "Nanofluidic Technology for Protein Transport and Kinetic Studies."

Pollock, T., Begley, M. (Mechanical Engineering), Materials, $50,000, Siemens Power Generation, Inc., "Embedded Sensors in Thermal Barrier Coatings."

Ponce, G., Mathematics, $126,289, National Science Foundation, "Nonlinear Evolution Equations."

Proulx, S.R. (Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology), Hespanha, J.P. (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Marine Science Institute, $608,274, National Science Foundation, "The Evolution of Dynamic Response Strategies: Optimal Control and Evolutionary Dynamics."

Rescorla, M. (Philosophy), Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, $50,400, National Endowment for the Humanities, "The Machinery of Meaning: A Philosophical Foundation for Cognitive Science."

Richman, J.D., Nelson, H.N., Physics, $6,486,000, Department of Energy, "Grant Proposal for the UCSB High Energy Group: Task A: UCSB Experimental High Energy Physics Group."

Roberts, D., Toomey, M.P., Geography, $30,000, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), "Amazonian Drought Response: Land Surface Temperature Patterns and Ecological Implications."

Robertson, E.B. (Art), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $140,000, The Getty Foundation, "Machines and Gardens: the Architecture of Whitney Smith and Smith and Williams, 1941-1973."

Rodwell, M.J., Stemmer, S. (Materials), Electrical and Computer Engineering, $780,000, Semiconductor Research Corporation, "Nonclassical CMOS Research Center: Phase III."

Rodwell, M.J., Stemmer, S. (Materials), Electrical and Computer Engineering, $1,280,000, National Science Foundation, "NEB: Superlattice-FETs, Gamma-L-FETs, and Tunnel-FETs: Materials, Devices and Circuits for Fast Ultra-Lower-Power ICs."

Rose, K., Electrical and Computer Engineering, $302,132, National Science Foundation, "CIF: Small: Analog Networking: Distributed Source-Channel Approaches to Delay and Resource Constrained Communications."

Sawyer, R.F., Physics, $20,000, National Science Foundation, "Particle Physics in Media."

Sherwin, M. (Physics), Han, S. (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology, $93,805, U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, "Development of Gd3+-based spin labels for probing structure, dynamics and interfaces by electron paramagnetic resonance techniques."

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $825,000, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), "Evaluating NPP Ocean Color Data Products in a Complex Coastal Environment: The Plumes and Blooms Program."

Speck, J.S., Materials, $100,000, Fuji Electric America, "Basic Research on Photovoltaic Materials for High Efficiency Solar Cells."

Stemmer, S., Materials, $10,000, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, "Workshop on ‘Complex Oxide Interfaces.’”

Thorsch, J.A., Sweet, S.S. (Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology), Earth Research Institute (CCBER), $80,655, Institute of Museum and Library Services, "Vertebrate Collections Management Project."

Turner, K.L., Mechanical Engineering, $2,200, UC MEXUS, "Noise analysis of a high-bandwidth ultra sensitive tunneling micro accelerometer."

Van De Walle, C.G., Materials, $300,000, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, "First-principles theory of defects and interfaces in complex oxides."

Wang, Z., Scharlemann, M.G., Mathematics, $99,772, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Topological Phases of Matter and Their Application to Quantum Computing."

Witherell, E.H., Davidson Library, $245,000, National Endowment for the Humanities, "The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: Correspondence."

Yang, T., Computer Science, $499,732, National Science Foundation, "III: Small: Parallel Similarity Comparison and Duplicate Detection with Incremental Computing."

Zok, F.W., Begley, M. (Mechanical Engineering), Materials, $21,001, University Of Virginia, "A Numerical Simulation Design Approach to Soldier Protection Systems Development."

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