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Sponsored Research awards for February 2011

by | Mar. 25, 2011, 10:39 AM

Professor Gautam Biswas, professor of computer science and computer engineering (John Russell / Vanderbilt)

The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in February that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded:

Theodore A. Bapty, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $899,438 by the Department of Defense for “BCTM-Battle Command Systems Prototype.”  Sandeep Neema and Jason M. Scott are co-principal investigators.

Dietmar H. Bisch, Mathematics, has received an award in the amount of $90,512 by the Department of Defense for “Subfactors, Planar Algebras and Random Matrices.”

Gautam Biswas, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $222,561 by Honeywell International, Incorporated for “Vehicle Integrated Prognostic Reasoner (VIPER).”  Xenofon Koutsoukos is co-principal investigator.

Charles A. Brau, Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $85,500 by the Department of Defense for “High-brightness Cathodes for High-power Free-electron Lasers.”  Jim L. Davidson is co-principal investigator.

James H. Dickerson, Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $225,000 by the National Science Foundation for “CAREER:  Electric Field-Assisted Assembly and Characterization of Freestanding Films of Nanoparticles.”

J. Michael Fitzpatrick, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $233,519 by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Apparatus for Placing Electrodes for Deep-brain Stimulation.”  Benoit Dawant if co-principal investigator.

Douglas H. Fuchs, Special Education, has received an award in the amount of $508,656 by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for “RTI for Determining Risk, Providing Prevention and Identifying Reading Disability.”  Donald L. Compton and Lynn S. Fuchs are co-principal investigators.

Joshua T. Gamse, Biological Sciences, has received an award in the amount of $25,380 by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “The Vertebrate Translocon Sec61alpha is Required for Habernular Asymmetry for Caleb A. Doll.”

Michael Goldfarb, Mechanical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $219,583 by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for “Multigrasp Myoelectric Control of a Hand Prosthesis and Assessment of Efficacy.”  Huseyin A. Varol is co-principal investigator.

Thomas R. Harris, Biomedical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $79,997 by the National Science Foundation for “Center for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning.”  Stacy S. Klein and Arlene B. Harris are co-principal investigators.

Mary Louise Hemmeter, Special Education, has received an award in the amount of $1,020,025 by the Administration for Children and Families for “National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning.”  Robert M. Corso is co-principal investigator.

James D. Hudnut-Beumler, Divinity, has received an award in the amount of $60,000 by the Henry Luce Foundation for “Religion and the Arts in Contemporary Culture.”

John H. Kaas, Psychology, has received an award in the amount of $82,489 by the Mathers Foundation for “Cellular Correlates of Human Consciousness:  How Many Neurons are in the Cortical Areas that Are Most Involved in Awareness?”  Christine E. Collins is co-principal investigator.

Gabor Karsai, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $30,000 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for “Model Transformations and Verification.”

Clare M. McCabe, Chemical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $80,955 by the Department of Energy for “Molecular Modeling Studies of Linker Peptides to Aid in the Elucidation of Possible Enzymatic Mechanisms.”  Dr. McCabe also received an award in the amount of $57,000 by the National Science Foundation for “REU Site:  Nanoscale Materials Science and Engineering at Vanderbilt University.”  Sandra J. Rosenthal is co-principal investigator.

Sokrates T. Pantelides, Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $65,336 by the Department of Energy for “Electron Microscope Materials Study.”  Luo Weidong and Mark P. Oxley are co-principal investigators.

Sandra J. Rosenthal, Chemistry, has received an award in the amount of $42,445 by the National Institutes of Health for “Development of Nanoscale Neuromodulating Platforms.”

David G. Schlundt, Psychology, has received an award in the amount of $46,605 by the Center for Disease Control for “Communities Putting Prevention to Work:  Nashville and Davidson County.”

Douglas C. Schmidt, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $158,894 by the Department of Defense for “Environment-specific Inter-ORB Protocol (ESIOP).”  Anirudda S. Gokhale is co-principal investigator.

Ronald D. Schrimpf, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $140,000 by the Department of Defense for “Reliability Issues in Compound Semiconductor Devices.”

Shu Qun Shi, Biological Sciences, has received an award in the amount of $60,000 by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression for “A SNP in Arntl1 is Associated with Hypersomnia in Human Depression.”

Nabil Simaan, Mechanical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $151,205 by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for “Image Guided in Invo Tooling Platform for Minimal Access Surgery.”

Charles K. Singleton, Biological Sciences, has received an award in the amount of $46,599 by the National Institutes of Health for “Genetic Analysis of Oligodendrocyte Specification.”

Gerald J. Stubbs, Biological Sciences, has received an award in the amount of $166,645 by the National Institutes of Health for “Degenerative and Dementing Diseases of Aging:  Structural Analysis of Prions and Related Amyloidogenic Peptides.”

Hak-Joon Sung, Biomedical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $449,999 by the National Science Foundation for “CAREER:  Oxidative Stress – Responsive Shape Memory Vascular Patch.”

Steven Tepper, Office of the Provost, has received an award in the amount of $29,556 by Indiana University for “Strategic National Arts Alumni Project.”

Robert J. Webster, III, Mechanical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $400,000 by the National Science Foundation for “CAREER:  Lifesaving Robotic Tentacles.”

Sandra J. Wilson, Human and Organizational Development, has received an award in the amount of $271,047 by the Department of Education for “Exploring the Predictors of School Readiness:  Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Research.”  Dale C. Farran and Mark W. Lipsey are co-principal investigators.

James E. Wittig, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $69,999 by the National Science Foundation for “The Influence of Stacking Fault Energy on the Phase Transformations and Deformation Mechanisms in Iron-manganese Alloys.”

Ronald W. Zimmer, Leadership, Policy and Organizations, has received an award in the amount of $78,107 by the Department of Education for “Comparison of Experimental and Quasi-experimental Design (ER 376 Research Methods).”


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