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October 2011 Contract and Grant Awards

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Agrawal, D., Computer Science, $120,000, NEC Corporation, "Megha-Dhara:  A Distributed Stream Processing Infrastructure in the Cloud for Scalable and Fault-tolerant Multimedia Applications and Services."

Awschalom, D.D. (Physics), Jayich, A. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $7,500,000, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, “Quantum Memories in Photon - Atomic - Solid-State Systems (QuMPASS)."

Belding, E.M., El Abbadi, A., Computer Science, $100,000, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, "ImmuNet: Targeted Immunization for Infants and Children."

Brenner, M.E. (Education), Jacob, W.B. (Mathematics), Gevirtz Research Institute, $15,900, UC Office of the President, "UCSB Mathematics Project (CSMP 11-12)."

Brzezinski, M.A. (Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $71,718, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), "Annual Plant Coexistence at Sedgwick Reserve."

Clegg, D.O., Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, $4,000, California State University Channel Islands, "CIRM Bridges Intern."

Cosden, M. (Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Research Institute, $30,000, County of Santa Barbara, "Re-Entry Drug Court."

Culver, C.S., Brooks, A.J., Marine Science Institute, $99,447, USDA—National Institute of Food and Agriculture, "Minimizing Impacts to Urban, Agricultural and Natural Water Systems:  Evaluating Biocontrol Agents for Invasive Eurasian Mussels."

Dewar, T.J. (Graduate School of Education), Gevirtz Research Institute, $25,000, UC California Writing Project, "South Coast Writing Project (CSMP 11-12)."

Doyle, F.J. (Chemical Engineering), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $4,542,578, National Institutes of Health—National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, "Ambulatory Artificial Pancreas: Merging Physiology, Behavior, and Control Design."

Doyle, F.J. (Chemical Engineering), Seborg, D.E. (Chemical Engineering), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $2,038,801, National Institutes of Health—National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, "Closed-Loop Artificial Pancreas: Algorithm Engineering and Clinical Evaluation."

Eckstein, M.P., Psychological and Brain Sciences, $360,000, United States Intelligence Community, "Human and Machine-Enabled Collective Wisdom for Visual Search with Data-Limited Imagery."

Ferris, M., Student Health Service, $3,000, County of Santa Barbara, "Tobacco Cessation for Special Populations."

Fisher, S.K. (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology), Lewis, G.P., Neuroscience Research Institute, $57,100, The International Retinal Research Foundation, "Creating Brainbow Astrocytes, A New Tool for Studying Retinal and Optic Nerve Astrocytes."

Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology), Costello, C.J. (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management), Marine Science Institute, $82,000, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, "Structuring Risk from Fisheries Reform: A Scoping Project."

Gonzalez, T.F., Computer Science, $8,716, UC MEXUS, "Approximation Algorithms for Transportation Networks."

Goulias, K.G., Geography, $169,849, Southern California Association of Governments, "Household Evolution Model for SCAG Activity-Based Model."

Gross, D.J. (Physics), Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, $20,000, Office of Naval Research, "KITP Conference ‘Fundamental Aspects of Graphene and Other Carbon Allotropes.’"

Han, S., Chemistry and Biochemistry, $2,272,500, National Institutes of Health—National Institute of General Medical Sciences, "Probing early protein aggregation mechanisms and their relationship to disease effects through the innovation of highly amplified and time-resolved electron-nuclear spin magnetic resonance."

Hawker, C.J. (Materials), Seshadri, R. (Materials), Materials Research Laboratory, $5,432,797, National Science Foundation, "Center of Excellence for Materials Research and Innovation at UCSB."

Heeger, A.J. (Physics), Bazan, G.C. (Materials), Center for Polymers and Organic Solids, $1,800,000, Department of Energy, "Charge Recombination, Transport Dynamics, and Interfacial Effects in Organic Solar Cells."

Kohn, W.J., Physics, $99,336, UC Discovery Grant, "Macular Degeneration Diagnosis and Correction Devices."

Levi, C.G., Pollock, T., Materials, $1,966,681, National Science Foundation, "GOALI/FRG: Layered Systems with Dynamically Evolving Structure (SYDES)."

Love, M.S., Marine Science Institute, $849,395, Department of the Interior, "Renewable Energy in situ Power Cable Observation."

Mcfarland, E.W., Metiu, H.I. (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Chemical Engineering, $630,000, Department of Energy, "Investigations of C-H Bond Activation and Doped Metal Oxide Catalysis."

Mezic, I., Mechanical Engineering, $875,000, Army Research Office, "Dynamics of System of Systems and Applications to Net Zero Energy Facilities."

Moehlis, J.M., McMeeking, R.M., Mechanical Engineering, $322,468, National Science Foundation, "Broadband Vibrational Energy Harvesting."

Odette, G.R. (Mechanical Engineering), Yamamoto, T., Chemical Engineering, $1,000,000, Battelle Energy Alliance, "Optimized Compositional Design and Processing-Fabrication Paths for Larger Heats of Nanostructured Ferritic Alloys."

Odette, G.R., Yamamoto, T. (Chemical Engineering), Mechanical Engineering, $1,199,607, Battelle Energy Alliance, "High Fluence Low Flux Embrittlement Models of LWR Reactor Pressure Vessel Embrittlement and a Supporting Database from the UCSB ATR-2 Irradiation Experiment."

Ostwald, T., Chemistry and Biochemistry, $45,511, UC California Science Project, "South Coast Science Project."

Pollock, T., Zok, F.W., Materials, $80,000, The Boeing Company, "Models for Design and Optimization of Superalloy Thermal Protection Systems."

Raymond, G.T. (Sociology), Jones, N. (Sociology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, $432,115, SRI International, "Identifying Good Strangers: A Micro-Interactional Approach."

Rodwell, M.J., Gossard, A.C. (Materials), Electrical and Computer Engineering, $375,000, Office of Naval Research, "30 THz Schottky Mixer Diode Arrays  for Coherent Mid-Infrared Electronics."

Scott, S.L., Chemical Engineering, $89,146, The Dow Chemical Company, "Investigation of MgCI2-Supported Bimetallic Ethylene Polymerization Catalysts."

Seubert, D.C., Davidson Library, $83,131, Library of Congress, "Digitization for National Jukebox Project."

Soh, H.T. (Mechanical Engineering), Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, $3,259,852, National Institutes of Health—National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, "QPASS: Quantitative Parallel Aptamer Selection System."

Theogarajan, L., Bowers, J.E., Electrical and Computer Engineering, $300,000, Aurrion, Inc., "High Capacity Fast Optical Switching."

Treu, T., Physics, $17,551, Space Telescope Science Institute, "The Co-Evolution of Black Holes and Their Host Galaxies."

Vandenberg, C.A. (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $15,000, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, "Trafficking of Potassium Channels in Periodic Paralysis."

Washburn, L. (Geography), Brzezinski, M.A. (Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $164,468, UC San Diego, "Southern California Regional Coastal Ocean Observing System:  Surface Current Mapping, Harmful Algal Bloom, and Sub-Surface Water Sections."

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