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September 2013 Contract and Grant Awards

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Bowers, M.T. (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Institute for Terahertz Science & Technology, $495,000, National Science Foundation, "Peptide Assembly: Mechanism and Inhibition."

Carvalho, L., Cannon, F.G., Geography, $30,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Western Himalaya Climate Variability: the Recent Trends in Large-scale Circulation and Local Impacts."

Cheng, K., Bowers, J.E., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $225,000, Semiconductor Research Corporation, "Variation-Aware Photonic System Modeling and Design."

Clarke, B.A., Earth Research Institute, $25,549, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Differentiating Between Lithologic and Baselevel Controls on River Profiles: Canyons of the Colorado Plateau."

Costello, C.J., Libecap, G., Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, $65,000, Walton Family Foundation, Inc., "Design Principles for Water Markets: Application to the Colorado River Basin."

Daniels, D.R. (California Nanosystems Institute), Mithun, M. (Linguistics), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $9,818, UC Pacific Rim Research Program, "The History of the Sogeram Language Family of Papua New Guinea."

Doherty, M.F., Chmelka, B.F., Chemical Engineering, $547,545, National Science Foundation, "SusChEM: Carbon Capture and Utilization by Controlled Carbonate Mineralization."

Doyle, F.J., Dassau, E., Chemical Engineering, $84,792, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, "Feasibility Study Assessing the Ability of an Insulin Pump-Controlling Algorithm to Minimize Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes in a Clinical Research Setting."

Dugan, J.E., Marine Science Institute, $50,000, National Park Service, "Wave-Exposed Sandy Beach Invertebrate Staining and Mark-Recapture."

Farmer, S.A. (History), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $44,999, Institute for Advanced Study of Paris, "Medieval Paris and the Mediterranean: The Origins of the Paris Silk Industry in the Thirteenth Century."

Fredrickson, G.H. (Chemical Engineering), Materials Research Laboratory, $91,568, National Science Foundation, "Workshop on Opportunities in Theoretical and Computational Polymeric Materials and Soft Matter."

Frew, J.E. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Earth Research Institute, $250,364, National Science Foundation, "III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Citing Structured and Evolving Data."

Geyer, R. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Startz, R. (Economics), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $328,741, National Science Foundation, "Displaced Production Due to Reuse and Recycling: Theory Development and Case Studies."

Gwinn, E.G. (Physics), California Nanosystems Institute, $300,000, National Science Foundation, "Cracking the Color Code of DNA-stabilized Metal Nanoclusters with Rapid Optical Array Characterization and Machine Learning."

Hernandez, R.J., Conoley, C. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Research Institute, $20,000, UC Accord All Campus Collaborative On Research for Diversity, "Responding to Perceived Racial Microaggressions: Impacts on Latina/o Undergraduates' Mental Health and Academic Persistence Attitudes."

Hofmann, G.E. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $510,394, National Science Foundation, "Ocean Acidification Seascape: Linking Natural Variability and Anthropogenic Changes in pH and Temperature to Performance in Calcifying Antarctic Marine Invertebrates."

Hollerer, T.H., Computer Science, $320,461, Office of Naval Research (ONR), "A High-Fidelity Mixed Reality Simulator."

Kuchera-Morin, J.C. (Music), California Nanosystems Institute, $1,000,000, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, "The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Graduate Fellowships."

Langenbacher, A., De Tomaso, A.W., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $106,132, National Institutes of Health, "Genetic Analysis of Adult Germline Stem Cell Maintenance and Homing."

Lea, D.W. (Earth Science), Marine Science Institute, $10,000, UC MEXUS, "Yucatan Peninsula Hydrological Sensitivity to Radiative Forcing by Greenhouse Gases: Paleoclimate Perspective."

Lew, J. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology), Neuroscience Research Institute, $15,000, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, "Development of p25 as a Novel Breast Cancer Therapeutic."

Moehlis, J.M., Mechanical Engineering, $215,889, National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research: Optimal Stimulus Waveform Design for Parkinson's Disease."

Montell, D.J., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $421,500, National Institutes of Health, "Reversal of Apoptosis: An In Vivo Mechanism for Cytoprotection and Mutagenesis."

Myers, M., Reed, D.C., Marine Science Institute, $99,999, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, "Santa Barbara Area Coastal Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment for Local Communities."

Oakley, T.H. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $554,331, University Of Michigan, "EFRI-PSBR: Biodiversity & Biofuels: Finding win-win scenarios for conservation and energy production in the next century."

Paden, B., Lee, H. (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Mechanical Engineering, $40,000, Advanced Scientific Concepts, "Imaging Through Low-Visibility Fire Smoke for Ship-Board Navigation of Robotic Fire-fighting Systems."

Radeke, M., Neuroscience Research Institute, $60,000, UC Riverside, "Drug Discovery for Macular Disease."

Roberts, D.A., Thorpe, A.K., Geography, $30,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Mapping Local Greenhouse Gas Emissions Using Airborne Imaging Spectrometry."

Rothman, J.H., Shraiman, B.I. (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics), Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $5,000, Olympus Corporation of America, "New Approaches to Morphogenesis: Life Imaging and Quantitative Modeling."

Rothman, J.H., Meinhart, C.D. (Mechanical Engineering), Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $388,771, National Institutes of Health, “Developmental coordination of C. elegans embryos in temperature gradients."

Scott, S.L. (Chemical Engineering), Chemistry & Biochemistry, $231,578, University Of Washington, "Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis (CENTC)."

Sen, P., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $499,719, National Science Foundation, "RI: CGV: Small: A Patch-based Framework for Capturing a World in Motion."

Sharkey, J. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Cosden, M. (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Gevirtz Research Institute, $53,204, Santa Barbara, County of, "Reduction of Parolee Recidivism with Local Probation Practices (SB 678)."

Shell, M., Chemical Engineering, $286,881, National Science Foundation, "Materials World Network: Fundamentals of Peptide Materials -- Experimental and Simulation Probes."

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Henderikx Freitas, F. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $30,000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Bio-optical Variability of Plumes, Blooms and Relaxations in the Santa Barbara Channel."

Sorlien, C.C., Luyendyk, B.P. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $155,539, National Science Foundation, "Subsidence, Tilting, Sedimentation, and Oligocene-middle Miocene Paleo-depth of Ross Sea."

Van de Walle, C.G., Materials, $395,000, Department of Energy, "Uncovering and Surmounting Loss Mechanisms in Nitride Light Emitters."

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