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September 2011 Contract and Grant Awards

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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."

Balents, L., Physics, $270,000, Department of Energy, "Interplay of Electron Correlations and Spin-orbit Coupling."

Banerjee, K., Electrical and Computer Engineering, $10,000, UC Discovery Grant, "Electromagnetic & Thermal Modeling of TSVs/TOVs in 3D ICs."

Belding, E.M., Parks, L.A. (Film Studies), Computer Science, $1,199,067, National Science Foundation, "NetSE: Medium: VillageNet: Intelligent Wireless Networks for Rural Areas."

Brenner, M.E. (Education), Duran, R.P. (Education), Gevirtz Research Institute, $20,000, University-Community Links (UC Links), "UCSB UC Links."

Brzezinski, M.A. (Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $248,737, National Science Foundation, "Coupling of Silicon Isotope Distributions to Meridional Overturning Circulation of the North Atlantic."

Bullo, F., Mechanical Engineering, $375,000, National Science Foundation, "CPS: Medium: Collaborative Research: The Cyber-Physical Challenges of Transient Stability and Security in Power Grids."

Church, R.L., Geography, $44,000, UC Transportation Center, "Transit Route Design for Smaller Cities: Working towards Sustainability."

Church, R.L., Geography, $30,300, Argonne National Laboratory, "Corridor Location: Developing Spatially Comprehensive Search Algorithms to Support Transmission Line Location Planning."

Dai, X., Long, D., Mathematics, $802,786, National Science Foundation, "EMSW21-RTG: UCSB RTG in Topology and Geometry."

Daugherty, P.S. (Chemical Engineering), California NanoSystems Institute, $343,564, National Institutes of Health—National Cancer Institute, "Biomolecular Probes for Imaging Tumor Protease Activities."

Davis, F.W. (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management), Earth Research Institute, $10,000, Conservation International Foundation, "Modeling the Impacts of Climate Change on Indochina's Primates."

Dozier, J.C. (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management), Rittger, K.E., Earth Research Institute, $16,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), "Improving Runoff Forecasting with Enhanced Estimates of Snow Properties."

Fisher, M., Physics, $390,000, National Science Foundation, "Strongly Correlated Quantum Phases."

Gable, S.L., Psychological and Brain Sciences, $377,951, National Science Foundation, "Capitalizing on Positive Events."

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

Goulias, K.G., Geography, $32,000, UC Transportation Center, "UCSB UCTC Graduate Fellowships Award for 2011-2012."

Goulias, K.G., Dalal, P., Geography, $20,000, UC Transportation Center, "Behavioral Change and Life Course Turning Points in Activity Processes."

Gutierrez-Jones, C.S. (English), Soares, K. (Germanic, Slavic, and Semitic Studies), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $2,000, UC MEXUS, "The Ethics of Relation: A Healing Performance Community Activism Project."

Hampton, S. (Marine Science Institute (NCEAS)), Marine Science Institute, $347,437, National Science Foundation, "Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Lake Baikal Responses to Global Change: The Role of Genetic, Functional and Taxonomic Diversity in the Plankton."

Hayes, C.S., Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, $1,072,324, National Institutes of Health—National Institute of General Medical Sciences, "Molecular Determinants of A-site mRNA Cleavage During Ribosome Pausing."

Herbst, D.B., Marine Science Institute, $29,801, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, "Database Preparation and Merging for Transfer of SNARL Bioassessment to SWAMP—Physical and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Data from Stream Surveys."

Herbst, D.B., Marine Science Institute, $88,200, Truckee River Watershed Council, "Use of Biological Indicators in Evaluating Sediment Deposition Impairment on the Middle Truckee River, California."

Israelachvili, J.N., Chemical Engineering, $846,000, Department of Energy, "Relationships Between the Adhesion, Friction and Nano/Micro-Structure of Materials, Surfaces and Films."

Ji, C. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $1,160, UC MEXUS, "Modeling of Large Earthquakes in the Mexican Subduction Zone: Estimating the Distribution of Slip During an Hypothetical Earthquake."

Kedward, K.T., Mechanical Engineering, $31,243, Wichita State University, "Development of Composite Structural Engineering Awareness Presentation and Documentation."

Kim, H., Sherman, D.A., Psychological and Brain Sciences, $450,000, National Science Foundation, "Oxytocin and Socio-Emotional Sensitivity: Mechanisms of Gene-culture Interaction."

Kuchera-Morin, J.C. (Music), Legrady, G.T. (Art), California NanoSystems Institute, $200,000, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, "The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Graduate Fellowships."

Leal, L.G., Chemical Engineering, $28,000, National Science Foundation, "Travel Grant to Support U.S. Participation in the IUTAM Symposium on ‘Mobile Particulate Systems: Kinematics, Rheology and Phenomena’ Bangalore, India, January 23-27, 2012."

Lisiecki, L. (Earth Science), Marine Science Institute, $303,207, National Science Foundation, "CDI-Type II: Collaborative Research - 4 Dimensional Visualization of Past Ocean Circulation from Paleoceanographic Data."

Liu, A.Y., English, $50,000, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), "RoSE Research-oriented Social Environment: Bibliographical Knowledge as Social Knowledge."

Mazer, S.J. (Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $23,000, National Park Service, "Instruct Teachers to Use Phenology as a Means to Monitor Climate Change - Parks as Classroom."

Miller, M.M., Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, $363,000, UC Office of the President, "Support of the Institutional Student Financial Aid Program."

Morrison, G. (Education), Graduate Division, $658,850, National Science Foundation, "NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program."

Palmstrom, C., Allen, J. (Physics), Electrical and Computer Engineering, $140,000, Semiconductor Research Corporation, "MBE-Grown Heusler Alloy Magnetic Tunnel Junctions for STTM Applications."

Parsons, S.M. (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Neuroscience Research Institute, $28,759, Washington University in St. Louis, "PET Probes for Imaging the Vesicular Acetylcholine Transporter."

Reed, D.C., Marine Science Institute, $249,927, Department of the Interior, "DOI Partnership: Distinguishing Between Human and Natural Causes of Changes in Kelp Forests Using Long-term Data from DOI Monitoring Programs."

Rood, D.H., Earth Research Institute, $89,382, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Synchronizing the North American Varve Chronology and the Greenland Ice Core Record Using Meteoric 10-BE-Flux."

Rood, D.H., Earth Research Institute, $150,017, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Deciphering Connections Among Land Management, Soil Erosion, and Sediment Yield in Large River Basins."

Safinya, C.R., Pincus, P.A., Materials, $450,000, National Science Foundation, "Biomolecular Materials: Structure, Phase Behavior, and Interactions."

Scott, S.L. (Chemical Engineering), Chemistry and Biochemistry, $225,559, University Of Washington, "CENTC Lignocellulose Disassembly."

Seshadri, R. (Materials), Materials Research Laboratory, $425,000, National Science Foundation, "Spin and Positional Disorder in Complex Oxides."

Sherwin, M. (Physics), Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology, $1,567, Synaptics, "Developing an Imaging System for ITO Based Touch Screens."

Sherwin, M. (Physics), Han, S. (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology, $992,270, National Science Foundation, "MRI: Development of a Free-Electron Laser for Ultrafast Pulsed Electron Paramagnetic Resonance."

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Barron, R.K., Earth Research Institute, $30,000, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), "Phytoplankton Community Composition and Inherent Optical Properties (IOP) in a Complex Coastal Environment."

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Henderikx-Freitas, F. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $30,000, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), "Bio-optical Variability of Plumes, Blooms and Relaxations in the Santa Barbara Channel: How Biased are our Current Assessments?"

Squires, T., Chemical Engineering, $590,770, University Of Minnesota, "Lipid and Protein Effects on Monolayer Stability."

Stemmer, S., Allen, J. (Physics), Materials, $563,096, National Science Foundation, "Acquisition of an Oxide Molecular Beam Epitaxy System."

Sugar, R., Physics, $30,000, Department of Energy, "SCiDAC-2 Project- National Computational Infrastructure for Lattice Gauge Theory."

Washburn, L. (Geography), Marine Science Institute, $199,992, CODAR Ocean Sensors, "HF Radar Calibration with Automatic Identification System Ships of Opportunity."

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