Grants & Contracts for May & June 2012
The Research Foundation announces the following grants and contracts for May and June 2012. 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.
VINOD AGARWAL and GARY WAGNER, professors of economics, "Estimate the Economic Impact of the Coal Industry on the Commonwealth and Hampton Roads"; CSX Transportation, $57,000.
LARRY ATKINSON, professor and Eminent Scholar of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "CIT Vessel Tracking Supplement"; Center for Innovative Technology, $7,000.
HELMUT BAUMGART, professor of electrical and computer engineering, "Continuation of Ultraefficient Thermoelectric Devices II"; Microxact Inc., $31,000. Also, "VMEC Scholar Intern Program"; University of Virginia, $10,450.
FRED BAYERSDORFER, arts assistant to the dean, College of Arts and Letters, and JOHN MCMANUS, assistant professor of English, "Words with Teeth: 35th Annual Old Dominion University Literary Festival"; Virginia Commission on the Arts, $2,000.
OKTAY BAYSAL, dean, 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: DREW LANDMAN, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; STEVEN WALK, assistant professor of engineering technology; ALOK VERMA, professor of engineering technology; ANTHONY DEAN, assistant professor of engineering technology; HAN BAO, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; MILTIADIS KOTINIS, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and GENE HOU, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
ROBYN BLUHM, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, "Examining the Philosophy Underlying the Science of Moral Behavior"; National Endowment for the Humanities, $6,000.
JOSEPH BRADLEY, principal research scientist, National Centers for System of Systems Engineering, "Support of NNS CVN 78 Early Service Life Plan Development"; Northrop Grumman, $26,500.
MARK BUTLER, professor and Eminent Scholar of biological sciences, "Support for the Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting at ODU"; University of Maryland, $1,500. Also, "'Beneath the Waves' Film Festival and Workshop"; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $2,000.
CHRIS CARTER, deputy director, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "VA STEM Connect"; Longwood University, $55,053.
ANGELA ECKHOFF, assistant professor, and KATHARINE KERSEY, professor, teaching and learning, "Collaborative Support and Learning: An Early Childhood Teacher Learning Community"; National Education Association Foundation, $5,000.
HANI ELSAYED-ALI, professor and Eminent Scholar of electrical and computer engineering, "High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy of Nanoparticles"; NASA Langley Research Center, $5,000.
BARRY EZELL, research associate professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "ICS Cyber Conference"; White Hot Security Inc., $57,125. Also, with SOLOMON SHERFEY, senior project scientist, VMASC, "Hurricane Evacuation Encouragement Demonstrator (HEED) Prototype"; Virginia Department of Emergency Management, $50,000.
BEVERY FORBES, director of experiential education programs, Career Management Center, "Engineering Early Advantage Program for Women 2012"; Virginia Space Grant Consortium, $10,000.
PATRICK HATCHER, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Reactivity and Chemical Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter from Natural and Anthropogenic Sources Determined by Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry"; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $20,000.
MARK HAVEY, professor and eminent scholar of physics, "Disorder Effects in Ultracold Atomic Physics"; National Science Foundation, $5,000.
MATTHEW HOCH, assistant professor, JOSHUA WEINHANDL, assistant professor, and BONNIE VAN LUNEN, associate professor, human movement sciences, "Plantar Stimulation for Adults with Chronic Ankle Instability"; American College of Sports Medicine, $4,999.
EILEEN HOFMANN and JOHN KLINCK, professors, ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Development of a Theoretical Basis for Modeling Disease Processes in Marine Invertebrates"; National Science Foundation, $1,280,133.
KATHLEEN LEVINGSTON, assistant professor of counseling and human services, "Student Veterans Association Grant"; Give an Hour Inc., $17,000.
KURT MALY, professor and Eminent Scholar of computer science, "Mobile Office Research and Development"; Mind Matters LLC, $2,646.
SYLVAIN MARSILLAC, associate professor, and SHIRSHAK DHALI, professor, electrical and computer engineering, "Installation of a Roof-top Tracking Photovoltaic System at Old Dominion University"; Trabant Solar, $220,000.
TIMOTHY MOTLEY, associate professor of biological sciences, "Dissertation Research: Hedyotis L. (Rubiaceae) in Asia: Phylogeny, Character Evolution and Biogeography"; National Science Foundation, $14,541.
MICHAEL NELSON, associate professor of computer science, "Doctoral Consortium at 2012 ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries; National Science Foundation, $15,930.
NORA NOFFKE, associate professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "EAGER (Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research): A Novel Approach to Study Earth's Oldest Environment and Biosphere: Tidal, Shelf and Deep Ocean Habitats in the >3.7 GA ISUA Greenstone Belt, Greenland"; National Science Foundation, $14,400.
ANDREI PAKHOMOV, research professor, and OLGA PAKHOMOVA, research associate professor, Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics, "DEBR Program, Task Order 7": General Dynamics, $304,984.
YIANNIS PAPELIS, research professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Investigation of a networked Validation Environment for Distributed Air/Ground NextGen Concepts"; National Institute of Aerospace Associates, $65,788. Co-PI is MENION CROLL, senior project scientist, VMASC. Also, "Navigation System Modeling and Simulation"; WR Systems Ltd., $250,000. Co-PIs are: MENION CROLL, senior project scientist, VMASC; JIM LEATHRUM, associate professor, modeling, simulation and visualization engineering; ROLAND MIELKE, professor, MSVE; and YUZHONG SHEN, associate professor, MSVE.
ANDREA PARODI, research associate professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "A Theoretically Driven Investigation of the Efficacy of an Immersive Interactive Avatar Rich Virtual Environment in Pre-Deployment Nursing Knowledge and Teamwork Skills Training"; Army Medical Research and Materials Command, $1,999,893. Co-PIs are: MENION CROLL, senior project scientist, VMASC; YIANNIS PAPELIS, research professor, VMASC; and GINGER WATSON, associate professor of STEM education and professional studies.
JAMES PAULSON, lecturer of psychology, "Novel Approach to Treatment Behavior Disorders Among School-aged Children with ASD"; Eastern Virginia Medical School, $7,223.
ARIEL PINTO, assistant professor of engineering management, and MICHAEL MCSHANE, assistant professor of finance, "Development of Undergraduate Modules to Increase Business and Engineering Students' Understanding of How Loss Prevention Engineering Helps Effectively Manage Risk"; Spencer Foundation, $50,000.
BILLIE REED, executive director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, "Government Launches Conducted at the Wallops Flight Facility"; NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, $288,955.
LYNN RIDINGER, associate professor of human movement sciences, "Why Blow the Whistle? Exploring the Psychological Connection of Sport Officials"; North American Society for Sports Management, $3,300.
MARY SANDY, director of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, "Innovations to Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars"; NASA, $300,000.
GARY SCHAFRAN, professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Extension of Project 712421"; Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., $2,061.
JOHN SOKOLOWSKI, executive director, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, "Service for Off Site Support of L6SC Training Room Space for Code 100PI3"; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, $625. Also, "2nd Contract for Off Site Support of L6SC Training Room Space"; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, $8,000.
JIM SWANSON, professor of biological sciences, and SHU XIAO, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, "In Vivo Nanosecond Electric Stimuli for Non-lethal Immobilization: Finding a Reversible Optimized Maximum"; Office of Naval Research, $486,241.
ALOK VERMA, professor of engineering technology, "Network to Enhance Content-focused Teaching (VA STEM Connect)"; Longwood University, $62,060.
SHU XIAO, assistant professor , and KARL SCHOENBACH, Eminent Scholar and professor emeritus, electrical and computer engineering, "DEBR Program, Task Order 6"; General Dynamics, $279,999.
RICHARD ZIMMERMAN, professor of ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences, "Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Photoprotective Mechanisms and Carbon Partitioning in Eelgrass (Zostera Marina L.)"; Virginia Institute of Marine Science, $35,319.