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Grants & Contracts

Grants & Contracts for April & May 2013

The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for April and May 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, "2013 VMEC Seed Grant Program"; University of Virginia, $15,000.

OKTAY BAYSAL, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, "ODU Engineering's Participation in the Naval Education Consortium"; University of Michigan Department of Parks and Recreation, $125,000. Co-PIs are HAN BAO, MILTIADIS KOTINIS and DREW LANDMAN, mechanical and aerospace engineering; STEVEN WALK, ALOK VERMA and ANTHONY DEAN, engineering technology; and GENE HOU, mechanical and aerospace engineering.

JAMES BLISS, psychology, "Fused Realities Assessments Modules for Automated Human and System Performance Assessment in Operational Environments, Phase II"; Advanced Anti-Terror Technologies Corp., $225,000.

JOSEPH BRADLEY, National Centers for System of Systems Engineering, "Provide Consultation for Development of Electronic Technical Work Document System"; Spatial Integrated Systems Inc., $17,446.

JEROME BRINKER, ODU Business Gateway, "2013-31-NON," "TAC-2013-25-MEP," "TAC-2013-30-MEP," "TAC-2013-22-MEP," "TAC-2013-03-MEP," "TAC-2013-36-MEP: and "TAC-2013-22-MEP"; private sponsors, $6,000, $6,200, $7,900, $5,103, $4,250, $3,00 and $4,500. Also, "Lean Principles Training Classes - Sentara Healthcare May 9th and 10th," "Innovation & Growth," "Organizational Leadership Mentoring & Growth Strategy," "Innovation & Growth" and "Organizational Leadership Mentoring & Growth Strategy"; private sponsors, $6,000, $45,500, $4,700, $4,500 and $4,500.

CHRIS CARTER, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "Virginia STEM Connect"; Longwood, University, $38,912.

ANGELA ECKHOFF and ANDREA DEBRUIN-PARECKI, teaching and learning, "Perry Fund - State of Early Childhood Initiative"; Old Dominion University, $226,000.

HOLLY GAFF, biological sciences, "Tick Robot Experimental Design"; Virginia Military Institute, $4,000.

JOANNA GARNER, The Center for Educational Partnerships, and RICHARD WHITTECAR, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Learning Enhanced Through the Nature of Science (LENS): An Interdisciplinary Sustainable Professional Development Model for High School Science"; Virginia Department of Education, $239,174.

JULIE HAO and ALI BESKOK, mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Detection of Distributed Static and Dynamic Loads with Electrolyte-enabled Distributed Transducers in a Polymer-based Microfluidic Device"; National Science Foundation, $324,999.

KHAN IFTEKHARUDDIN, electrical and computer engineering, "Overhead Image Segmentation and Labeling"; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, $63,000.

CYNTHIA JONES, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Continuation Funding F132 Tile Fish Grouper"; Virginia Marine Science Museum, $146,786.

RAVINDRA JOSHI, electrical and computer engineering, "Physics-based Modeling Studies for Increased Efficiencies of Multi-cavity, High-power Relativistic Magnetrons with Multispectral Capacity"; Office of Naval Research, $236,754.

MICHELLE KELLEY, psychology, "Secondary Effects of Parent Treatment for Drug Abuse on Children"; U.S. Public Health Service, $9,769.

ASAD KHATTAK, civil and environmental engineering, "Translive UTC Continuation"; University of Idaho, $300,000. Co-PIs are MECIT CETIN, civil and environmental engineering, and MIKE ROBINSON, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center.

SANDEEP KUMAR, civil and environmental engineering, "Physio-Chemical Characterization of Biomass Samples"; Fiberight, LLC, $30,600.

JIANG LI, electrical and computer engineering, "SMOLT: Sensitive Mental Workload Assessment Enhanced with Multi-Task Learning"; Intelligent Automation Inc., $17,000.

POORNIMA MADHAVAN, psychology, "Planning Tools for Aquaculture Expansion and Management Within the Chesapeake Bay"; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $37,500.

KURT MALY, computer science, "SIMIS Supplemental Proposal for MOD 4"; SIMIS Inc., $3,915.

HAROLD MARSHALL, biological sciences, "Lake Guija Phytoplankton Monitoring Project"; Everlife S.A., $1,377.

DALE NASH, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, "FY13 VCSFA Operations"; Virginia Department of Transportation, $5 million and $500,000.

DALE NASH and BILLIE REED, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, "Demo Launch"; Orbital Science Corp., $471,086.

YIANNIS PAPELIS, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Navigation System Modeling and Simulation"; WR Systems, Ltd., $15,100. Co-PIs are ROLAND MIELKE and MENION CROLL, modeling, simulation and visualization engineering.

STACIE RINGLEB, mechanical and aerospace engineering, "Effect of a Semi-rigid Ankle Stabilizer on a Simulated Isolated Subtalar Joint Instability"; International Society of Biomechanics, $1,000.

JERRY ROBERTSON, ODU Business Gateway, "Small Business Transportation Resource Center"; U.S. Department of Transportation, $144,773.

LINDA VAHALA, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, "Renewal of Mesoscopic Detailed Balance Algorithms for Quantum and Classical Turbulence"; College of William & Mary, $25,000.

ALOK VERMA and ROLAND LAWRENCE, engineering technology, "Virginia STEM Connect"; Longwood University, $50,882.

MICHELE WEIGLE and MICHAEL NELSON, computer science, "Archive What I See Now"; National Endowment for the Humanities, $57,892.

JOSHUA WEINHANDL, human movement sciences, "Influence of Femoroacetabular Impingement on Lower Extremity Kinematics, Kinetics and Muscle Activations"; International Society of Biomechanics, $2,500. Co-PIs are BOBBIE IRMISCHER, human movement sciences; MATTHEW HOCH, physical therapy; and DANIEL RUSSELL, physical therapy.

THOMAS WUNDERLICH and BEVERLY FORBES, Career Management Center, "Engineering Early Advantage Program for Women 2013"; Virginia Space Grant Consortium, $10,000.

SHU XIAO, electrical and computer engineering, "Shock Wave and Microbubble Generation for Biological Studies"; University of Illinois, $50,000.

CHRISTIAN ZEMLIN, electrical and computer engineering, "The Efficacy of Human-derived Basement Membrane in Restoring Cardiac Electrical Activity in Infarcted Tissue"; Lifenet Transplant Services, $14,000.