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- November 26, 2007

The following grants were received through the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) in September 2007. The list represents only new proposals awarded, and excludes continuations. The list is supplied to the Advance each month by OSP.

Previous grant listings can be found on the Grants archive page.

Principal Investigator Department Sponsor Award Total Award Period
Aindow, M. Institute of Materials Science United Technologies/UTC Power/UTC Fuel Cells $201,303 10/07-12/08
Microstructural Characterization in Support of Fuel Cell Catalyst Development
Alpay, P. Institute of Materials Science Dept. of Defense/Army/Structured Materials Industries Inc. $30,000 7/07-1/08
Frequency-Agile, Ka-band Filters Based on Functionally Graded BST Thin Films
Bansal, R. Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. of Defense/Navy/Naval Undersea Warfare Center $10,000 8/07-6/08
Senior Design Project: Reconfigurable Hybrid-Data Sensor Network
Barnes-Farrell, J. Psychology Dept. of Transportation/Federal Railroad Administration $40,000 8/07-6/08
Work Schedule Manager (WSM) Certification: Job Analysis & Preliminary Program Development
Bassi, S. Nursing Instruction & Research Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Conn. Inc. $18,200 8/07-8/08
Wellness Programs/Services and Other Activities
Berkowitz, G. Plant Science National Science Foundation $191,649 10/07-9/08
Plant Calcium Conducting Channels: Linking Molecular Architecture to Roles in Innate Immunity Signal Transduction
Brand, M. Plant Science U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $16,087 9/07-9/08
Evaluation of Aronia Germplasm for use as an Alternative to Invasive Exotic Landscape Shrubs
Burgess, D. Pharmaceutical Sciences Dept. of Defense/Army Medical Research and Materiel Command $199,891 9/07-9/08
Miniaturized Wireless Implantable Biosensors for Multiple Analyte Monitoring
Carstensen, F. Conn. Center for Economic Analysis ACCESS Agency Inc. $16,350 8/07-1/08
An Assessment of Community Needs
Carstensen, F. Conn. Center for Economic Analysis Conn. Dept. of Economic and Community Development $22,700 8/07-1/08
Economic Impact Analysis of CT's Film Production Tax Credit
Cetegen, B. Conn. Global Fuel Cell Center Conn. Innovations Inc./United Technologies Corp. $88,000 8/07-8/09
Subproject for Institution #070615 Innovative Optical Diagnostic Tools for Fuel Cell Development and Operation Control
Chiu, W. Institute of Materials Science National Science Foundation $382,284 9/07-8/10
Carbon Nanotube Synthesis by Open-Air Laser-Induced Chemical Vapor Deposition
Chrysochoou, M. Civil & Environmental Engineering Schnabel Engineering North LLC $12,000 8/07-2/08
LaFarge-Dominion PC-FA-DM Blending Study
Dixon, J. Psychology National Science Foundation $350,000 9/07-8/10
Dynamics of Representational Change
Duffy, V. Allied Health Sciences U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Conn. Dept. of Public Health $413,638 10/06-9/09
Nutrition Education to Increase the Purchase of Health Foods
Frisman, L. School of Social Work, Office of Dean Conn. Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services $32,029 6/07-12/07
Evaluation of ASIST
Garmendia, A. Pathobiology & Veterinary Science U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/ $130,000 9/07-8/11
Immune Response and Pathogenesis in Swine to Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus, Vesicular Stomatitis Virus, and Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome Virus
Geary, S. Pathobiology & Veterinary Science National Science Foundation $605,699 10/07-9/09
Complete Genomic Characterization of Mycoplasma gallisepticum Isolates from a 12 Year Epizootic in House Finches: Evolution of a Pathogen
Gogarten, J. Molecular & Cell Biology National Aeronautics & Space Administration $260,507 5/07-5/10
Exploration of Sequence Space and the Evolution of the Genetic Code
Jain, F. Electrical & Computer Engineering Intel Corp. $19,565 9/07-8/08
Reconfigurable Nanoarchitectures Using Sub-22nm Devices for Advanced Computing Systems
Javidi, B. Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. of Defense/DARPA $155,000 9/07-1/09
Three-Dimensional Passive Sensing, Detection and Recognition of Objects Occluded by Clouds
Kendall, D. Molecular & Cell Biology National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse $1,526,167 9/07-7/11
Determinants of the Cannabinoid Receptor Life Cycle
Kraus, C. Center for Survey Research & Analysis Conn. Council on Adoption $3,300 8/07-9/07
Adoption Survey – Conn. Council on Adoption Funds
Kraus, C. Center for Survey Research & Analysis Family Services Woodfield (FSW) $5,000 8/07-9/07
Adoption Survey – Family Services Woodfield Funds
Kraus, C. Center for Survey Research & Analysis Harvard University $6,400 6/07-12/07
Working African American Study Phase II
Kraus, C. Center for Survey Research & Analysis HHS/Administration for Children and Families/Conn. Council on Developmental Disabilities $18,500 6/07-12/07
Awareness of Developmental Disabilities
Kraus, C. Center for Survey Research & Analysis Saginaw Valley State University $47,500 9/07-4/08
National Study of History & Civics Instruction
Leek, F. Institute of Materials Science Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) $30,000 8/07-12/07
Evaluation of Aged "o" Rings
Luh, P. Electrical & Computer Engineering Alstom Power Corp. $26,251 8/07-1/08
Power Plant Boiler Modeling and Optimization, Phase V
Luh, P. Electrical & Computer Engineering ISO New England Inc. $50,000 5/07-4/08
Start-up and No-Load Pricing for Electricity Markets
Lynes, M. Molecular & Cell Biology National Institutes of Health/Ciencia Inc $30,495 7/07-7/08
Microarray-based Functional Immune Cell Analysis, "Phase I"
Martinez, M. Inst. Student Support-Academic Programs Center Community Foundation of Southeastern Conn. $3,500 8/07-4/08
Let's Read Fund Grant Awards: Kids & Books
Michel, R. Chemistry Taylor & Francis Group $57,984 1/08-12/09
Spectroscopy Letters
Molter, T. Conn. Global Fuel Cell Center Conn. Innovations Inc./Fuelcell Energy Inc. $5,000 6/07-12/07
Development of an Electrochemical Hydrogen Separator
Musgrave, M. Plant Science National Aeronautics & Space Administration $180,000 10/07-9/08
Biological and Physical Constraints on Seed Development: The Role of Gravity
Osleeb, J. Geography Conn. Dept. of Public Health $6,600 9/07-12/07
Health Disparities Research
Pettinelli, D. Plant Science U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/University of Kentucky $4,919 8/07-11/07
eXtension Consumer Horticulture Regional FAQ
Ramprasad, R. Institute of Materials Science National Science Foundation $199,968 1/08-12/10
Binary and Ternary Semiconductor Quantum Rods: A Computational Route to Next-Generation All-Inorganic Photovoltaic Materials
Shin, D. Computer Science & Engineering  Dept. of Defense/Dept. of Defense/Univ. of Conn. Health Center  $333,000 8/07-7/10
Computational Analysis of Musculoskeletal MicroConn. Images
Smirnova, A. Conn. Global Fuel Cell Center United Technologies/UTC Power/UTC Fuel Cells $7,428 9/07-10/07
Testing of the Catalysts for PEMFC Application Using Rotating Disc Electrode
Sotzing, G. Institute of Materials Science Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. $99,999 7/07-6/08
Conjugated Polymers for Electrochromic Display
Srivastava, R. Chemical, Materials, & Biomolecular Engineering Univ. of Conn. Health Center $4,496 6/07-9/07
Development of a Preliminary Mucositis Model
Suib, S. Chemistry Dept. of Energy/Yardney Technical Products Inc. $40,000 8/07-3/08
Synthesis and Characterization of New Materials for Advanced Battery Systems
Super, C. Human Development/Family Studies HHS/Administration for Children and Families/Children’s Trust Fund $84,994 8/07-12/09
Evaluation of NFN Paraprofessional Training
Tian, X. Center for Regenerative Biology U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/U.S.-Egypt Joint Science & Technology Board $30,000 9/07-8/10
Improving Oocyte Maturation and Embryo Culture by Comparing Global Expression Profiles of in Vivo and in Vitro Embryo in Cattle and Buffalo
Tufts, J. Communication Sciences PHS/CDC/National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health/University of Conn. Health Center $7,600 7/07-6/08
Active Hearing Protectors and Audibility of Critical Communications
Wagner, D. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Conn. Dept. of Transportation $5,766 8/07-8/08
Survey for Threatened or Endangered Species – Route 14 and 14A Sterling
Warner, G. Natural Resources Management & Engineering Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection $30,547 8/07-2/08
Modeling the Effects of Reservoir Release Practices on Downstream Flows, Phase 2: Impact of Release Rules on Yield and Streamflow Metrics
Weaver, S. Human Development/Family Studies Instruction & Research Dept. of Education/Conn. Dept. of Education $50,000 7/07-6/08
UConn College Career Pathways Program
Worthley, T. Dept. of Extension U.S. Dept. of Agriculture $25,000 9/07-10/08
Enhancing Technology Transfer Activities Through Collaboration
Yao, X Chemistry Cystic Fibrosis Foundation $190,686 8/07-7/09
Novel Assay to Detect CFTR Maturation



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