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Grants & Contracts for January 2013

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for January 2013. Award amounts are totals expected for the entire funding period. The list does not include supplements, modifications or other changes to existing grants or contracts. For awards that have more than one investigator, the first faculty member listed is the principal investigator.

HELMET BAUMGART, electrical and computer engineering, "Next Generation Thermoelectric Devices II"; Microxact Inc., $250,000. Also, VMEC FY 2013 Senior Design Project"; University of Virginia, $5,000.

PETER BERNATH, chemistry and biochemistry, "Optical Properties of Materials"; Battelle Corp., $30,000.

JOSEPH BRADLEY, National Centers for System of Systems Engineering, "Provide Consultation for Development of Electronic Technical Work Document System"; Spatial Integrated Systems Inc., $17,363.

SHANAN CHAPPELL, The Center for Educational Partnerships; "CAN-REL Appalachia II"; CNA Corp., $5,000. Co-PIs are JOANNA GARNER, research assistant professor, and JOHN NUNNERY, executive director, TCEP.

ANDREW COLLINS and BARRY EZELL, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Reducing Stakeholder Fatigue: Integrating Governing Bodies, Committees and Working Group Contributions to Risk Management"; Virginia Department of Emergency Management, $15,500.

JEREMIAH CREEDON, transportation research, and RAVI MUKKAMALA, computer science, "JPDO BPA"; LMI, $25,000.

JEAN DELAYEN, physics, "Continuation of: Development of a Crabbing System for the LHC Upgrade"; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, $100,000.

LAWRENCE DOTOLO, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education, "College Access Challenge Grant Program 2013"; SCHEV, $150,000. Also, "VDEM 2010 HR Urban Security and Supplements"; Virginia Department of Emergency Management, $73,000.

MUJDE ERTEN-UNAL, civil and environmental engineering, "Solar Decathlon 2013"; Hampton University, $25,000. Co-PIs are GENE HOU, SHIRSHAK DHALI and NATHAN LUETKE, mechanical and aerospace engineering.

VICTORIA HILL, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Consortium of Ocean Leadership Award"; Consortium for Ocean Leadership Inc., $6,500.

MATTHEW HOCH, physical therapy, "Clinical and Laboratory Predictors of Self-Chronic Ankle Instability"; Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association, $1,500.

GENE HOU, mechanical and aerospace engineering, "An Intelligent Machine: A Dynamic Environment Testing Facility for High Performance Watercrafts"; Office of Naval Research, $50,039. Co-PIs are JEN-KUANG HUANG, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and CHUNG HAO CHEN, electrical and computer engineering.

SHUIWANG JI, computer science, "A Multidisciplinary Approach for Gene Expression Pattern Image Analysis"; ODU, $45,500.

REGINA KARP, political science and geography, and LARRY FILER, economics, "Transatlantic Best Practices for a Common Future"; European Commission, $85,058.

KATHLEEN LEVINGSTON and CHRISTINE WARD, counseling and human services, "ODU Counseling Program Department of Defense Education Activities Partnership in Education Grant"; city of Virginia Beach, $75,010.

JAMES LEE, chemistry and biochemistry, and SANDEEP KUMAR, civil and environmental engineering, "For a Sustainable Future on Earth: High-Tech Biochar"; ODU, $50,000.

BENJAMIN NEIMARK, political science and geography, "The Human Dimension of Environmental Change and Biofuel Energy Production in Madagascar"; National Geographic Society, $19.000.

JERRY ROBERTSON, ODU Business Gateway, "ODU/Opportunity Inc. Workforce Investment Entrepreneurship Grant"; ODU, $274,558. Also, "ODU Women's Business Center"; Small Business Administration, $150,000.

MIKE ROBINSON, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program: Real-Time Evacuation Modeling and Simulation for the National Capital Region"; Virginia Department of Emergency Management, $350,000. Co-PIs are BARRY EZELL, ANDREW COLLINS and JOSE PADILLA, VMASC.

MARC SCERBO, psychology, "Modeling Professional Attitudes and Teaching Humanistic Communications in VR"; Medical Cyberworlds Inc., $58,015.

STEPHEN SHAPIRO, human movement sciences, "Profile and Economic Impacts of Visitors to Norfolk, Va."; Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation, $20,388. Co-PIs are EDWIN GOMEZ, EDWARD HILL and LYNN RIDINGER, human movement sciences.

JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "IPA Agreement for David O'Neill"; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, $400,963.

STEPHEN TONELSON and CHERYL BAKER, communication disorders and special education, "Visual Impairment Initial and Add-On Endorsement Program"; George Mason University, $29,000.

TANCY VANDECAR-BURDIN, Social Science Research Center, "New Hampshire Public Mental Health Consumer Surveys"; New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, $59,820. Also, with JOHN MORRIS, urban studies and public administration, "Newport News Public Schools/PPSEV Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation"; Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia, $37,761.

GUIJUN WANG, chemistry and biochemistry, "NSF Transfer 1153129 Proposal Transfer from UNO"; $375,000. Also, "Novel Marcolide TH17 Inhibitors"; University of Pittsburgh, $64,531.

JIN WANG, mathematics and statistics, "A Multidisciplinary Platform for Wave Energy Education"; National Science Foundation, $199,131. Co-PIs are TOOD FANTZ, STEM education and professional studies; GENE HOU, mechanical and aerospace engineering; and RAVINDRA JOSHI, electrical and computer engineering.

CHRISTIAN ZEMLIN, electrical and computer engineering, "Defibrillation of Cardiac Tissue with Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields"; ODU, $50,000.

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