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May grants announced by Division of Sponsored Research

Jul. 11, 2011, 1:44 PM

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

Julie A. Adams, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $75,000 by the Department of Defense for “Cognitively Compatible and Collaboratively Balanced Human-robot Teaming in Urban Military Domains.”

Bharat L. Bhuva, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $50,000 by the Cisco Systems Foundation for “Cisco TSMC Logic Test Chip Design and Test.”

Xiaohong Bi, Biomedical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $107,691 by the National Cancer Institute for “Development of Spectroscopic Biomarkers of Bone Quality in Metastatic Disease.” Anita Mahadevan-Jansen is co-principal investigator.

Charles A. Brau, Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $124,000 by the Department of Defense for “Development and Fabrication of Field-emitter-array Cathodes for Tests at Naval Postgraduate School.” Jim L. Davidson, Jonathan D. Jarvis and Kalman Varga are co-principal investigators.

Douglas B. Clark, Teaching and Learning, has received an award in the amount of $441,235 by the Department of Education for “Explanation and Prediction Increasing Gains and Metacognition (EPIGAME) (NCER-EdTech; Development).”

David E. Cliffel, Chemistry, has received an award in the amount of $140,000 by the National Science Foundation for “Biomaterial Interfaces for Photoactive Proteins.” G. Kane Jennings is co-principal investigator.

Julia P. Cohen, Jewish Studies, has received an award in the amount of $41,874 by the National Endowment for the Humanities for “The Sephardic Studies Reader, 1730-1950.”

Bruce E. Compas, Psychology and Human Development, has received an award in the amount of $41,800 by the National Institute on Mental Health for “NRSA for Erin Rodriquez: Communication, Coping and Executive Function in Children with Cancer.”

Donald L. Compton, Special Education, has received an award in the amount of $332,459 by the Department of Education for “Predictors and Subtypes of Reading Disabilities:  Implications for Instruction for Late Emergers.” Douglas H. Fuchs, Lynn S. Fuchs and Mark W. Lipsey are co-principal investigators.

David S. Cordray, Psychology and Human Development, has received an award in the amount of $33,674 by the Department of Education for “LPA Subcontract Amendment.” Georgine M. Pion is co-principal investigator.

Peter T. Cummings, Chemical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $76,700 by the Department of Energy for “Joint Faculty Appointment – Vanderbilt University/Oak Ridge National Laboratory.”

James H. Dickerson, Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $114,085 by the Department of Defense for “Fabrication of Robust, Smooth, Homogeneous Nanoparticulate Ceramic Coatings via Electrophoretic Deposition.”

David J. Ernst, Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $105,500 by the National Science Foundation for “REU:  Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University.” Keivan G. Stassun is co-principal investigator.

Dale C. Farran, Teaching and Learning, has received an award in the amount of $160,538 by the Department of Education for “Postdoctoral Training Grant.” Mark W. Lipsey is co-principal investigator.

Lynn S. Fuchs, Special Education, has received an award in the amount of $228,288 by the Department of Education for “Arithmetical and Cognitive Antecedents and Concomitants of Algebraic Skill.”

Judy Garber, Kennedy Center, has received an award in the amount of $200,369 by the National Institute on Mental Health for “Development of Psychopathology:  From Biopsychosocial Processes to Intervention.” David A. Cole, Steven D. Hollon and David H. Zald are co-principal investigators.

Michael Goldfarb, Mechanical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $906,047 by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, National Robotic and Intelligent Systems Center for “Bionic Prosthesis for Upper Extremity Amputees.” Huseyin A. Varol is co-principal investigator.

Steven L. Goodbred, Geology, has received an award in the amount of $668,671 by the Department of Defense for “Environmental Stress and Human Migration in Developing Coastal Nations:  Co-evolving Human and Physical Landscapes in Bangladesh, with a Comparison to Sri Lanka.” Mark D. Abkowitz, Brooke A. Ackerly, John C. Ayers, Katherine M. Donato, David J. Furbish, Jonathan M. Gilligan and George M. Hornberger are co-principal investigators.

Dennis G. Hall, Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $149,834 by the National Science Foundation for “AGEP: The Universities Network for Leadership Through Diversity (UN-LTD): Developing a Successful Masters-to PhD Bridge Program for Broadening Participation.” Keivan G. Stassun is co-principal investigator.

George M. Hornberger, Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment, has received an award in the amount of $154,664 by the Ingram Barge Company for “Economic, Environmental, Social Benefits and Costs of Ingram Marine Group Sustainability Activities.” Mark D. Abkowitz and Lanka W. Thabrew are co-principal investigators.

Larry P. Howard, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $500,000 by the Department of Defense for “Vehicle Forge.” Akos Ledeczi, Tihamer Levendovszky and Peter Volgyesi are co-principal investigators.

Jeffrey N. Johnston, Chemistry, has received an award in the amount of $254,459 by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for “New Stereoselective Reactions for Chiral Amine Synthesis.”

Gabor Karsai, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $1,075,053 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for “DARPA: F6 Model-Driven Development Kit (F6MDK).” Abhishek Dubey and Anirudda S. Gokhale are co-principal investigators.

Piotr Kaszynski, Chemistry, has received an award in the amount of $150,000 by the National Science Foundation for “Polar, Ionic and ReactivE Liquid Crystalline Materials for Electrooptical, Battery and Sensor Applications.”

David S. Kosson, Civil and Environmental Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $30,000 by the Arcadis, Incorporated for “Development Document Package for Inclusion in SW-846 for USEPA.” Andrew C. Garrabrants is co-principal investigator.

Xenofon Koutsoukos, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $89,614 by the Department of Defense for “Heterogeneous Sensor Webs for Automated Target Recognition and Tracking in Urban Terrain-MURI Topic 26.” Janos Sztipanovits and Akos Ledeczi are co-principal investigators.

Richard Lehrer, Teaching and Learning, has received an award in the amount of $925,008 by the Department of Education for “Data Modeling Supports the Development of Statistical Reasoning.” Mark W. Lipsey is co-principal investigator.

M. Douglas LeVan, Chemical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $215,000 by the Department of Defense for “Adsorbent Media for Air Filtration:  Synthesis, Characterization and Performance Modeling.”

William D. Merryman, Biomedical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $400,000 by the National Science Foundation for “CAREER:  Deconvoluting Fibroblast Mechanobiology.”

Michael l. Miga, Biomedical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $36,285 by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Multimodal Registration of the Brain’s Cortical Surface.” Robert L. Galloway, Jr., and Benoit Dawant are co-principal investigators.

Sandeep K. Neema, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $552,527 by the Department of Defense for “Android Mobile Military Middleware Objects (AMMMO).” Theodore A. Bapty, Anirudda S. Gokhale and Douglas C. Schmidt are co-principal investigators.

Alexander Y. Olshanskiy, Mathematics, has received an award in the amount of $140,000 by the National Science Foundation for “Asymptotic and Probabilistic Invariants of Groups.” Mark V. Sapir is co-principal investigator.

William H. Robinson, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $80,000 by the National Science Foundation for “CAREER: An Integrated Approach to Soft Error Mitigation in CMOS Digital Systems.”

Hermano P. Rocha, Owen Graduate School, has received an award in the amount of $215,000 by the Tennessee Valley Authority for “Tennessee Valley Authority Emerging Leaders 2005/2006.”

Nilanjan Sarkar, Mechanical Engineering, has received an award in the amount of $100,375 by the National Science Foundation for “A Novel Adaptive Transactional Virtual Reality-based Assistive Technology for Autism Intervention.”

Paul D. Sheldon, Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $320,000 by the National Science Foundation for “Physics at the LHC with CMS.” Eric C. Brownson, Daniel J. Engh, William E. Gabella and Will E. Johns are co-principal investigators.

Thomas M. Smith, Leadership, Policy and Organizations, has received an award in the amount of $2,657,759 by the Department of Education for “National Research and Development Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools.” Marisa A. Cannata, Ellen B. Goldring and Joseph F. Murphy are co-principal investigators.

W. Kip Viscusi, Law School, has received an award in the amount of $25,039 by the Department of Homeland Security for “Risk, Economics and Operations Research of Terrorism and All Hazards (REOR) Center Lead Proposal.”

Peter Volgyesi, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $190,000 by the National Science Foundation for “NETS:  Medium:  Collaborative Research:  Experimental Platform for Low-power Wireless Networking Research.” Akos Ledeczi is co-principal investigator.

John P. Wikswo Jr., Physics and Astronomy, has received an award in the amount of $476,011 by the Millipore Corporation for “The EMD Millipore Research Associate in Automated Systems Biology.”

Geoffrey F. Woodman, Psychology, has received an award in the amount of $142,385 by the National Science Foundation for “Interactions Between Visual Working Memory Representations and Mechanisms of Perceptual Selection.”

Contact: Pat Nelson (615) 322-3829
pat.nelson@vanderbilt.edu