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October 2013 Contract and Grant Awards

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Almeroth, K.C., Belding, E.M., Computer Science, $101,088, National Science Foundation, “GOALI: Maximizing Available Bandwidth in Next Generation WLANs.”

Begley, M. (Mechanical Engineering), Materials, $403,767, Office Of Naval Research (ONR), “Multi-Physics Simulations of EBC Durability.”

Bildsten, L., Physics, $163,586, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: SI2-SSE: Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics.”

Booth, D.B. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Earth Research Institute, $54,036, Army, “Web-Based Conceptual Model for Urban Stream Systems.”

Bouwmeester, D. (Physics), Institute for Terahertz Science & Technology, $270,000, National Science Foundation, “Implementing a Quantum CNOT Gate Using Solid State Cavity QED.”

Bowers, M.T. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Institute for Terahertz Science & Technology, $1,768,028, National Institutes for Health, “Amyloid ß-Protein: Wild Type and Familial Mutant Assembly and Inhibition.”

Bowers, J.E., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $1,784,278, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “High-Power Broadband Multispectral Source on a Hybrid Silicon Chip.”

Brenner, M.E. (Education), Duran, R.P. (Education), Gevirtz Research Institute, $50,000, UC Links (University-Community Links), “UCSB UC Links.”

Brenner, M.E. (Education), Ograin, C.M. (Mathematics), Gevirtz Research Institute, $15,900, UC California Math Project, “UCSB Mathematics Project (CSMP 13-14).”

Briggs, C.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $1,664,694, National Institutes for Health, National Institute Of, “EID disease in complex communities: multi-host multi-pathogen interactions.”

Brown, F.L., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $122,000, U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, “Correlations in Membrane Protein Dynamics: Experiment and Theory.”

Brzezinski, M.A., Marine Science Institute, $36,219, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, “Collaborative Research: Understanding the role of picocyanobacteria in the marine silicate cycle.”

Brzezinski, M.A. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $106,104, USDI Geological Survey, “Wave Energy Sensor Development and Deployment.”

Byl, K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $150,000, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “UCSB DARPA Robotics Challenge - Track A.”

Cheng, K., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $300,000, Semiconductor Research Corporation, “Test Data Analytics - Exploring Hidden Correlations in Production Test Data.”

Clarke, K.C., Geography, $300,000, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: I/UCRC Center for Spatiotemporal Thinking and Computing.”

Cosden, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Research Institute, $26,992, Santa Barbara County, “Re-Entry Drug Court.”

Dagli, N., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $45,000, Freedom Photonics LLC, “Ultra-Wideband, Low-Power Compound Semiconductor Electro-optic Modulator.”

Dagli, N., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $21,939, Korea Ministry of Science & Technology, “Investigation on Ultrafast Optical Modulator Based on Graphene-Nanoparticle Hybrid Material.”

Daniels, D.R. (California Nanosystems Institute), Mithun, M. (Linguistics), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $29,135, Arcadia Fund, “Documenting the Sogeram Language Family of Papua New Guinea.”

Dewar, T.J. (Graduate School of Education), Gevirtz Research Institute, $24,000, UC California Writing Project, “South Coast Writing Project (CSMP 13-14).”

Dozier, J.C. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $651,243, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Assessing Water Resources in Remote, Sparsely Gauged, Snow-Dominated Mountain Basins.”

Feliciano, E., Student Health Service, $3,000, Santa Barbara County, “Tobacco Cessation for Special Populations.”

Florsheim, J.L., Keller, E.A. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $16,764, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: RAPID: Short-and Long-term Sediment Dynamics Following Wildfire in Chaparral Environments.”

Fredrickson, G.H. (Chemical Engineering), Delaney, K., Materials Research Laboratory, $390,000, National Science Foundation, “DMREF: Collaborative: Computationally Driven Discovery and Engineering of Multiblock Polymer Nanostructures Using Genetic Algorithms.”

Fredrickson, G.H. (Chemical Engineering), Materials Research Laboratory, $65,000, Intel Corporation, “Field-Based Simulations of Directed Self-Assembly.”

Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Lester, S.E., Marine Science Institute, $75,000, Rare, “Fish Forever: Launching Pilot Sites in Belize, Philippines, and Indonesia.”

Gutekunst, W., Hawker, C.J. (Materials), Materials Research Laboratory, $148,518, National Institutes of Health,”Development of Sequence Controlled Polymers for Antibacterial Therapeutics and Coatings.”

Hawker, C.J. (Materials), College of Engineering (MCAM), $0, Mitsubishi Group (Japan), “NRT-22: Advanced Thermal Management Materials.”

Holbrook, S.J. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Rassweiler, A.J., Marine Science Institute, $247,089, National Science Foundation, “Coastal SEES (Track 1), Collaborative: Adaptive Capacity, Resilience, and Coral ReefState Shifts in Socio-ecological Systems.”

Ichiba, T., Statistics & Applied Probability, $84,601, National Science Foundation, “Financial Market with Discontinuities.”

Jackson, M., Earth Research Institute, $184,293, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Using the Rurutu Hotspot to Evaluate Mantle Motion and Absolute Plate Motion Models.”

Janowicz, K., Geography, $9,000, National Science Foundation, “Student Travel Fellowships: 2013 Web Reasoning and Rule Systems Conference.”

Janowicz, K., Geography, $20,000, National Science Foundation, “III: Travel Fellowships for Students from U.S. Universities to Attend ISWC 2013.”

Jayich, A. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $1,000,000, Air Force, “Nanoscale Probe of Magnetism Based on Artificial Atoms in Diamond.”

Kelly, B.C., Treu, T., Physics, $22,100, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Weighing the Most Massive Black Holes with X-ray Variability.”

Kia-Keating, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Research Institute, $89,991, National Institutes of Health, “Preventing Violence and Racial Disparities for Latino Youth.”

Kuczenski, B., Geyer, R. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $269,162, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), “An Online Tool for Public Review of Used Oil LCA Results.”

Laughrin, L.L. (Natural Reserve System), Swarbrick, S. (Natural Reserve System), Marine Science Institute, $6,037, USDI National Park Service, “Research Bibliography for Channel Islands National Park.”

Lester, S.E., Gaines, S. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $25,000, Nature Conservancy, “Economic Benefits of Proposed Marine Protected Areas in the Bahamas.”

Ludwig, A.W., physics, $270,000, National Science Foundation-NSF, “Field Theoretical Methods in Strongly Interacting, Topological, and Disordered Condensed Matter Systems.”

Madhow, U., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $117,081, Samsung, “Signal Processing and MIMO Models for MultiGigabit MM Wave Communications.”

Madhow, U., Zheng, H. (Computer Science), Electrical & Computer Engineering, $499,999, National Science Foundation, “NeTS: Small: Mobile mmWaves: Addressing the Cellular Capacity Crisis with 60 GHz Picocells.”

Marek-Sadowska, M., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $436,867, National Science Foundation, “SHF: Small: Assessing VeSFET Technology for 3-D Integration.”

Mazin, B., Physics, $744,991, National Science Foundation, “Darkness: Dark-Speckle Near-IR Energy-resolved Superconducting Spectrophotometer.”

Mishra, U.K., York, R.A., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $831,173, Office Of Naval Research ONR), “Instrumentation for Measurement and Characterization of Millimeter-wave Devices and Circuits.”

Morrison, D., Mathematics, $353,999, National Science Foundation, “Foundations of F-theory.”

Mostofi, Y.C., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $400,000, National Science Foundation, “NeTS: Small: Co-Optimization of Sensing, Communications and Navigation of a Robotic Network under Resource Constraints.”

Myers, M., Dugan, J.E., Marine Science Institute, $178,721, Department of Commerce, “Santa Barbara Area Coastal Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment.”

Nelson, N.B., Earth Research Institute, $7,662, East Carolina University, “A Workshop on the Laboratory Measurement of the Spectral Absorption of Color Dissolved Organic Matter.”

Plaxco, K.W., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $342,759, National Institutes of Health, “A New Approach to Quantitative, Point-of-Care Serology.”

Roberts, D.A., Geography, $31,424, University Of Wisconsin, “Ecological Spectral Information System (ESIS): Integration of Spectral Data with Measurements of Vegetation Functional Traits.”

Singh, A.K., Agrawal, D., computer science, $2,799,907, National Science Foundation, “IGERT-CIF21: Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Research and Training in Network Science.”

Strukov, D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $308,877, Bae Systems, “Sensor Inference and Decision Engine via Adaptive Regulation of Memory Devices (SIDEARM).”

Thorsch, J.A., Earth Research Institute (CCBER), $99,374, Institute of Museum and Library Services, “Digitization of the UCSB Vascular Plant Collection.”

Treu, T., Physics, $308,213, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Accurate Cosmology with Strong Gravitational Lens Time Delays.”

Valentine, D.L. (Earth Science), Marine Science Institute, $341,714, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Oxygenation of Hydrocarbons in the Ocean.”

Valentine, D.L. (Earth Science), Marine Science Institute, $335,419, California Institute Of Technology-Cal Tech, “Cracking the Microbial Sulfur Cycle with Novel Cell- and Metabolite-Specific Stable Isotope Approaches.”

Van dam, W.K. (Computer Science), California Nanosystems Institute, $250,000, National Science Foundation, “Complexity of Simulating Quantum Adiabatic Optimization by Quantum Monte Carlo Methods.”

Van de Walle, C.G., materials, $420,000, DOE Miscellaneous Offices And Programs, “Computational Studies of Hydrogen Interactions with Storage Materials.”

Van de Walle, C.G., Materials, $267,015, Army Research Office (AROD), “First-Principle Investigations of Ga2O3 and related materials as novel 2D conductors.”

Waite, J.H. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Israelachvili, J.N. (Chemical Engineering), Marine Science Institute, $1,942,671, National Institutes of Health, “Translating Mussel Adhesion.”

Waite, J.H. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Ahn, B.K., Marine Science Institute, $577,836, Navy, “Mussel-inspired Under-water Acrylic Adhesives/Coatings.”

Wang, L.C., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $299,989, Semiconductor Research Corporation, “Test Knowledge Management for Optimal Decision Making: Tools and Methodologies.”

Weldeab, S. (Earth Science), Lea, D.W. (Earth Science), Marine Science Institute, $336,594, National Science Foundation, “Data Synthesis and Evaluation of the Salinity Influence on Mg/Ca Paleothermometry in the Low Latitudes.”

Zhao, Y., Zheng, H., Computer Science, $499,992, National Science Foundation, “III: Small: Analysis and Models of Social Network Structure, Growth and Dynamics.”

Zok, F.W., Levi, C.G., Materials, $600,000, Office of Naval Research (ONR), “Matrix Concepts and Processing Protocols for Robust SiC-Based CMCs.”

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