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  • Credits
  • Contract and Grant Awards

    Data provided by the Office of Research, Investigators' home departments are represented by the ( ) when they differ from the adminstering unit.

    July 2001
    Belkin, A. (Political Science) - Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research
    $3,500 - Richard Nathan Anti-Homophobia Trust
    Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military.
    Boles, J., Leif, I. - Institute for Crustal Studies
    $38,700 - UC Energy Institute
    "Seep Temporal."
    Brooks, J.F. (History) - College of Letters & Science
    $7,500 - UC Office of the President
    Institute for Borderlands Studies at UCSB.
    Burbank, D.W. - Institute for Crustal Studies
    $1,096,124 - National Science Foundation
    "Collaborative Research: Geomorphic-Geodynamic Coupling at the Orogen Scale:
    Himalayan Transect in Central Nepal."
    Clark, J.F. (Geological Sciences) - Institute for Crustal Studies
    $22,807 - UC Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
    "The Importance of Groundwater Weathering in the Loch Vale Catchment."
    Cordova, F.A., Sasseen, T.S. - Physics
    $50,152 - Smithsonian
    "A Combined Chandra/XMM Attack on the Astrophysics of the Hard X-ray Background."
    Cosden, M.A. - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
    $39,839 - Santa Barbara County
    "Evaluation of Santa Barbara County Drug Diversion Program."
    Furlong, M.J., Bates, M.P. - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
    $111,000 - Santa Barbara County
    "Evaluation of Proposition 10 Funded Activities for Santa Barbara County."
    Fygenson, D. - Physics
    $40,000 - Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship.
    Gross, D.J. (Physics) - Institute for Theoretical Physics
    $36,000 - National Institutes of Health
    "Dynamics of Neural Networks: From Biophysics to Behavior."
    Hasegawa, T. - History
    $80,000 - National Endowment for the Humanities
    "Stalin, Truman, and Japan's Surrender:
    The Soviet Factor in the Ending of the Pacific War."
    Homsy, G. - Mechanical & Environmental Engineering
    $609,998 - National Science Foundation
    "Multi-Media Fluid Mechanics."
    Jones, C. - Institute for Computational Earth System Science
    $114,229 - National Science Foundation
    "Collaborative Research: The Nature and Predictability of the Madden and
    Julian Oscillation in the Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere System."
    Kedward, K.T. - Mechanical & Environmental Engineering
    $130,578 - Transportation Dept.
    "Damage Tolerance Design of Bonded Composite Structures."
    Manjunath, B.S. - Electrical & Computer Engineering
    $36,528 - UC Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    "Similarity Search and Indexing in Very Large Image Databases."
    Mechler, A., Lal, R. - Neuroscience Research Institute
    $37,200 - National Science Foundation
    "Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Physical Properties of Biomaterials."
    Mertes, L. (Geography) - Institute for Computational Earth System Science
    $56,000 - Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla
    "Umatilla River and Floodplain."
    Mertes, L.A. - Geography
    $10,000 - UC California Space Institute
    "Cal Space Grant Fund - Fellowship Program (MOU No. 981116, Task #9)."
    Mertes, L.A. - Geography
    $14,587 - UC Los Angeles
    "Real-Time Forecasting and Rapid Post-Event Assessment of Erosional
    and Depositional Flood Damage."
    Mertes, L.A. - Geography
    $30,000 - UC California Space Institute
    "Global River Flooding (MOU No. 981116, Task #7-Federal funding)."
    Metiu, H., Bowers, M.T. - Chemistry & Biochemistry
    $4,293,452 - U.S. Air Force
    "Catalysis by Nanostructures: Methane, Ethylene Oxide, and Propylene
    Oxide
    Synthesis onAg, Cu, or Au Nanoclusters."
    Pearson, J. - Dramatic Art
    $5,000 - Santa Barbara County
    "County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara Dance Theater."
    Pritchard, S.M., Johns, C.A. - Library
    $17,410 - UC Office of the President
    "Collection Management Initiative."
    Proctor, J. (Geography) - Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research
    $5,000 - Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
    "Science, Religion, and Environmentalism: Understanding Belief Systems."
    Siegler, E.T., Roof, W.C. - Religious Studies
    $3,000 - UC Pacific Rim Research Program
    "The Practice of Popular Taoism in the Pacific Rim."
    Sylvester, A.G. (Geological Sciences) - Institute for Crustal Studies
    $14,495 - Interior Dept.
    "Structural Mapping along the Central Rancho Nuevo Creek and
    Madulce Peak Quadrangles."
    Washburn, L. (Geography), Michaelsen, J. (Geography) - Institute for Computational Earth System Science
    $37,900 - UC Energy Institute
    "Measurement of Bubbling Natural Gas Flux at the Sea Surface
    from Marine Hydrocarbon Seeps."
    Wilson, L. - Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
    $1,339,446 - National Institutes of Health
    "Mechanisms & Control of Brain Microtubule Dynamics."

    August 2001
    Allen, S.J. - Physics
    $500,000 - Stevens Institute of Technology
    "The Science and Technology of Nano/Molecular Electronics:
    Theory, Simulation, and Experimental Characterization."
    Banerjee, S., Leifer, I. - Chemical Engineering
    $410,877 - Energy Dept.
    "Interfacial Transport Processes under Microscale Wave-Breaking Conditions."
    Barvosa-Carter, E.O. - Chicano Studies
    $39,500 - Ford Foundation
    "Latino/a America: An Introduction to the Study of Latino and Latina Life in the U.S.."
    Bildsten, L. - Physics
    $32,344 - National Science Foundation
    "Gravitational Wave Emission from Accreting Neutron Stars."
    Bray, F. (Anthropology), Brown, N. (Anthropology) -
    Institute for Social, Behavioral & Economic Research
    $11,006 - National Science Foundation
    "Doctoral Dissertation Research: An Ethnographic Investigation of International
    Migration in the Irish Information Technology Industry."
    Caselle, J. - Marine Science Institute
    $30,770 - Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
    "Movement Patterns of Nearshore Fishes in the Channel Islands
    National Marine Sanctuary."
    Cortijo, A. - Spanish & Portuguese
    $15,000 - UC Mexus
    "California History: The California 'Family' Archives (1800-1850)."
    El Abbadi, A., Agrawal, D. - Computer Science
    $35,000 - National Science Foundation
    "Synchronizing Approaches for Managing Distributed Data."
    Fisher, S.K. (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology)
    - Neuroscience Research Institute
    $5,000 - UC Office of the President
    "Research Planning Travel Grant to the United Kingdom: Biotechnology."
    Foltz, K., Molecular - Cellular & Developmental Biology
    $200,000 - National Science Foundation
    "Identification and Characterization of Signaling Complexes
    Required for Egg Activation at Fertilization."
    Gross, D.J. (Physics) - Institute for Theoretical Physics
    $25,000 - U. S. Army
    "Conference on Quantum Information: Entanglement, Decoherence and Chaos."
    Gutierrez-Jones, C. (English) - Center for Chicano Studies
    $14,365 - UC Mexus
    "Rebellious Reading: The Dynamics of Chicana/o Cultural Literacy Conference."
    Hacker, B.R. - Institute for Crustal Studies
    $276,114 - National Science Foundation
    "United States-China Scientific Cooperative Project:
    Subduction and Exhumation of Ultrahigh-Pressure Rocks:
    Field and Drilling Studies in Eastern China."
    Hendrickson, G.M., Furner, M.O. - History
    $19,974 - UC Los Angeles
    "Policy, Prosperity, the Public, and the Promise of American Life:
    Labor Knowledge and
    the Building of Modern Industrial Relations,
    1918-1929."
    Ho, H., Fox, K. - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
    $5,000 - UC Linguistic Minority Research Institute
    "Building on Families' Fund of Knowledge:
    The Use of Mainstream Academic Discourse in
    Home Literacy Activities."
    Jimerson, S.R. - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
    $50,000 - UC Los Angeles
    "Examining the Relative Value of Early Reading Fluency Methodology
    for Latino and Anglo
    Students: Development and Analyses of a
    Longitudinal Database."
    Knapp, R.A. - Marine Science Institute
    $32,472 - California Department of Fish & Game
    "Response by Trout Populations to an Experimental Halt to Stocking:
    Implications for
    Future Stocking Management."
    Kolstad, C.D. (Economics), Davis, F.W. (Geography) - Institute for Social, Behavioral & Economic Research
    $2,696,278 - National Science Foundation
    "IGERT: Economics of the Environment."
    Kunkel, D. (Communication) - Institute for Social, Behavioral & Economic Research
    $185,000 - Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
    "Sexual Content of Television III."
    Little, R.D. - Chemistry & Biochemistry
    $60,000 - American Chemical Society
    "Aspects of Diradical and Cation Radical Chemistry."
    Liu, X. - Mathematics
    $129,065 - National Science Foundation
    "Collaborative Research: High Order Numerical Schemes for
    Multi-Dimensional Systems of Conservation Laws and for Simulation
    of Multi-Phase Fluids of Conservation Laws."
    Love, M.S., Warner, R.R. (Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology) - Marine Science Institute
    $58,500 - UC Sea Grant College Program
    "Linking Early Fish Growth and Transport to Circulation Using Otolith
    Microstructure and
    Microchemistry."
    Low, D.A. - Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
    $15,000 - Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
    "Identification of Genes of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Required
    for Intestinal Colonization."
    Low, D.A., Mahan, M.J. - Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
    $601,675 - Remedyne Corporation
    "Vaccines Based on DNA Adenine Methylase Technology."
    Mahowald, N. - Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
    $66,000 - NASA
    "Roles of Regional Climatology in the North African Desert Dust."
    Major, B.N., Kaiser, C.R - Psychology
    $68,092 - National Institutes of Health
    "Resiliency to Perceived Prejudice."
    Meiburg, E. - Mechanical & Environmental Engineering
    $124,000 - University of Southern California
    "Extinction and Instability Mechanisms of Polymerization Fronts."
    Mitra, S.K. - Electrical & Computer Engineering
    $20,000 - Fujant
    "Efficient Image and Video Processing."
    Olsen, K.B. - Institute for Crustal Studies
    $23,129 - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    "Which Rupture Dynamic Paramters Can Be Estimated from Strong
    Ground Motion Data."
    Palardy, G.J., Rumberger, R.W. - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
    $20,000 - UC Los Angeles
    "An Improved Model for the Equitable Evaluation of School Performance."
    Plaxco, K.W. (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - Chemistry & Biochemistry
    $1,071,165 - National Institutes of Health
    "Bio-Optical Composites for Optical Amplification of Ligand
    Induced Protein Folding."
    Ray, M.K. - Vice Chancellor Student Affairs
    $358,204 - California Department of Education
    California Department of Education Child Development Program.
    Roberts, D.A., Matzke, N.J. - Geography
    $66,000 - NASA
    "Remote Sensing of Anthropogenic Biomass Burning and Forest
    Degradation in Madagascar: The Development of Improved
    Landscape-Level Fire Products and Resulting Improved Estimates
    of Ecosystem Change, Aerosol and Carbon Forcing, and Forest
    Fragment Status."
    Romero, D.P., Duran, R. - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
    $20,000 - UC Los Angeles
    "The Social Accomplishment of Literacy:
    Latino Families Approving Technology in an
    After-School Setting."
    Samuel, C.E. - Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
    $15,000 - UC Berkeley
    "Research Partnership Development Initiative for UCSB."
    Siegel, D.A. (Bren School of Environmental Science & Management),
    Kendall, B.A. (Bren School) - Institute for Computational Earth System Science
    $320,025 - Commerce Dept.
    "Marine Protected Area Design and Monitoring Using Satellite Data:
    A Prototype Study in
    the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary."
    Siegel, D.A. (Bren School of Environmental Science & Management)
    - Institute for Computational Earth System Science
    $66,000 - NASA
    "Satellite Detection of Trichodesmium spp.
    and Its Relation to Atmospheric Dust Deposition."
    Sugar, R.L. - Physics
    $1,903,257 - National Science Foundation
    "Problems in Theoretical Physics."
    Weissglass, J., Terman, N.Z. - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
    $126,000 - UC Office of the President
    Mathematics Professional Development Institutes.
    Wodtke, A.M., Bazan, G.C. - Chemistry & Biochemistry
    $51,100 - Epigenx Pharmaceuticals
    "Laser Desorption Electron Attachment Time-of-Flight
    Mass Spectrometry of Novel
    Modified DNA: A New Approach
    to Epigenetic Analysis."
    Wodtke, W.M., Bazan, G.C. - Chemistry & Biochemistry
    $43,750 - UC BioStar Program
    "Laser Desorption Electron Attachment Time-of-Flight Mass
    Spectrometry of Novel Modified DNA: A New Approach
    to Epigenetic Analysis."
    Yang, H.T., Bruch, J.C. - Mechanical & Environmental Engineering
    $22,000 - NASA
    "Determining Mechanical Properties of Nano Materials Using
    Nanoindentation and a Finite Element Method."
    York, R.A. - Electrical & Computer Engineering
    $99,400 - North Carolina State University
    "New Adaptable, Reconfigurable, RF Sensor/Radio Concepts."
    Zimmer, J. - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
    $9,900 - California Child Development Policy Advisory Committee
    "Best Practices 'Think Tank'."
    Zimmer, J., Terman, N. - Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
    $161,084 - UC Office of the President
    "Tri-County Mathematics Project - Bridge Funds."
    Zok, F.W., Levi, C.G. - Materials
    $60,000 - Caterpillar Company
    "Advanced Abrasion Resistant Materials."