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February 2012 Contract and Grant Awards

Awschalom, D.D. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $495,000, Office of Naval Research (ONR), "Opto-electronic spin control in mesoscopic topological insulator devices."

Billeci Hajda, C., Arts & Lectures, $20,000, National Endowment for The Arts, "Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara."

Boris, E.C. (Feminist Studies), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $25,000, UC Humanities Research Institute, "Working at Living: The Social Relations of Precarity."

Bugental, D.E., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $498,273, National Science Foundation, "Parental Investment Patterns in a Shifting Economy."

Campagnari, C.F., Incandela, J.R., Physics, $251,250, Universities Research Association, "US CMS EMU Subsystem."

Chong, F., Computer Science, $542,635, University of Southern California, "Aggressive Optimization and Resource Estimation of Next-Generation Quantum Computing Systems."

Coldren, L.A., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $367,500, Ziva Corporation, "High speed polarization switching laser."

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $71,322, Washington Sea Grant, "Social and Economic Effects of ITQs on the West Coast Groundfish Fishery:  Solving the Weak Stock/Bycatch Problem."

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $39,063, UC Sea Grant College Program, "Social and Economic Effects of ITQs on the West Coast Groundfish Fishery:  Solving the Weak Stock/Bycatch Problem - Trainee."

Cottle, J.M. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $26,645, USDI Geological Survey , "Evaluating Mechanisms for Rare Earth Phosphate Mineralization in the Proterozoic Pinto Gneiss, Music Valley, Eastern Mojave, California."

Culver, C.S., Marine Science Institute, $13,594, UC Sea Grant College Program, "Sea Grant Extension Program Funds."

Culver, C.S., Marine Science Institute, $25,000, Collaborative Fisheries Research, "Developing a Collaborative Volunteer Network for Expanding Biotoxin Monitoring in California: Improving Seafood Safety."

Daugherty, P.S., Chemical Engineering, $1,484,651, National Institutes of Health: National Institute of General Medical Sciences, "Measurement of protease activity in vivo."

Dewar, T.J. (Gevirtz Research Institute), $5,000, National Writing Project Corporation, "Digital Is ASIA."

Doyle, F.J. (Chemical Engineering), Grafton, S.T. (Psychological & Brain Sciences), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $1,335,000, Army, "Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies: Task 23-Stable, High Affinity and High Selectivity Protein Capture Agents for Improving BioDetection Assays."

Doyle, F.J. (Chemical Engineering), Grafton, S.T. (Psychological & Brain Sciences), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $2,415,525, Army, "Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies - Task Order 4."

Doyle, F.J. (Chemical Engineering), Grafton, S.T. (Psychological & Brain Sciences), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $1,435,306, Army, "Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies - Task Order 5."

Feldman, R.E., Statistics & Applied Probability, $59,508, National Science Foundation, "Travel Grants for U.S. participants to attend WCPS 2012, Istanbul, Turkey 8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics."

Felix, E. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Furlong, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Research Institute, $144,785, Santa Barbara Foundation, "Evaluation of THRIVE Santa Barbara County K-3 Services."

Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Warner, R.R. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $200,000, Oregon State University, "Understanding the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem under Climate Change: Delivering Sound Science for Policy."

Gosnell, C.L. (Graduate Division), Gable, S.L., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $1,000, American Psychological Association, "The Ego-Depleting Nature of Social Support."

Gross, D.J. (Physics), Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, $23,075,000, National Science Foundation, "Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics."

Guzman, M. (Sociology), Segura, D.A. (Sociology), Chicano Studies Institute, $12,000, UC MEXUS, "Marking Spiritual Homes, Belonging, and Boundaries: Mexican Pentecostals and Spiritual Citizenship."

Han, S., Martinis, J.M. (Physics), Chemistry & Biochemistry, $750,001, National Science Foundation, "IDBR: Novel Electron-Nuclear Dual Resonance Instrument with Arbitrary Microwave Pulse Shaping to Advance the Structure and Dynamics Study of Biological Systems."

Hespanha, J.P., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $450,000, Toyon Research Corporation, "Enhanced Riverine Drifter."

Krause, J., Marine Science Institute, $453,487, National Science Foundation-NSF, "Group-Specific Diatom Silica Production in a Coastal Upwelling System."

Kruegel, C., Vigna, G., Computer Science, $2,278,356, Air Force Research Laboratory, "DarkDroid: Exposing the Dark Side of Android Marketplaces."

Lopez-Aguado, P.A. (Sociology), Rios, V. (Sociology), Chicano Studies Institute, $11,827, UC MEXUS, "Affiliation, Identity and Criminalization: Tracing the Cultural Links between the Prison and High-Incarceration Chicano/a Communities."

Madrigal, T.A. (Chicana and Chicano Studies), Palerm, J. (Anthropology), Chicano Studies Institute, $12,000, UC MEXUS, "The demand for labor and Mexican-origin campesino households in Washington State, 1976-2012."

Martinez, C. (Campus Outreach Initiatives), Lucas, G. (Executive Vice Chancellor), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $1,100,245, Ventura County Community College District, "Ascension:  Articulating STEM Cooperatives to Enhance Needs, Success, Integration, Outcomes and Networking."

Mcfarland, E.W., Stucky, G.D. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Chemical Engineering, $124,727, HYPERSOLAR, "HyperSolar, Inc."

Meinhold, P.R., Lubin, P.M., Physics, $289,000, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, "Remote and On-Site Support for LFI Integration and Test, US Planck Internal Advisory Board and Planck Data Analysis 2005."

Ostwald, T., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $29,891, UC California Science Project, "South Coast Science Project."

Pennathur, S. (Mechanical Engineering), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $1,000,000, Army Research, "Nanofluidic analysis of protein transport, adsorption and kinetics."

Rios, V. (Sociology), Chicano Studies Institute, $305,019, William T. Grant Foundation, "Understanding Processes of Crime and Desistance Among Gang Associated Delinquent Youths."

Rioux, M.E., Earth Research Institute, $35,046, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Plutons as ingredients for continental crust: Pilot study of the differences between intermediate plutons and lavas in the intra-oceanic Aleutian arc."

Roberts, L.S. (History), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $118,745, The Japan Foundation, "Bringing Politics Back into Japanese Cultural Studies."

Robertson, E.B. (Art Museum), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $183,500, Council on Library Resources, "Cataloguing Southern California's Architectural History."

Romero, L. (Marine Science Institute), Earth Research Institute, $24,355, UC San Diego, "Modeling and Analysis of Measurements of Waves Interacting with Eddies in the Gulf of Mexico."

Rothman, J.H., Shraiman, B.I. (Physics), Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $400,000, The Burroughs Wellcome Fund, "Santa Barbara Advanced School of Quantitative Biology."

Soh, H.T. (Mechanical Engineering), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $132,948, Morgridge Institute for Research, "Midwestern Progenitor Cell Consortium."

Stratton, E.C. (Earth Research Institute), Thorsch, J. (Earth Research Institute), Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration, $36,000, Goleta Valley Land Trust, "Restoration of Bluff Edge at West Campus Bluffs."

Treu, T., Physics, $13,164, Association Of Universities For Research In  Astronomy, "A Chandra/HST Census of Accreting Black Holes and Nuclear Star Clusters in the Local Universe.."

York, R.A., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $7,592, Toyon Research Corporation, "NAWC Tightly Integrated Navigation."

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