College of Science and math/Dean's Office

Funded Research Grants 2011

Major Grants in CSM for the Year 2011

 

Deqing Ren (Physics & Astronomy) has received $90,519 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled "CAREER: A Portable Solar Adaptive Optics System for High-Resolution Imaging Investigations."

Robert Carpenter (Biology) has received $30,046 from the University of California, San Diego, in continuing support of a project entitled "e-deployable CI for Environmental Observing Systems."

Gang Lu (Physics & Astronomy) has received $74,957.50 from the Office of Naval Research, in continuing support of a project entitled "First-Principles Based Multiscale Modeling of Structure, Energetics and Mobility of Defects in Metals."

Gary Chapman (Physics and Astronomy) has received $51,000 from NASA, in continuing support of a project entitled "Observations and Analysis of Solar Total and Spectral Irradiance Variability."

Nicholas Kioussis (Physics and Astronomy) has received $80,024 from EPIR Technologies, in support of a project entitled "Ab initio studies of defects in III-V superlattices."

Gerald Simila (Geological Sciences), Virginia Vandergon (Biology), and Norman Herr, (Secondary Education) have received $25,382 from the UC Regents, in continuing support of a project entitled "San Fernando Valley Science Project."

Maria-Rita D’Orsogna (Mathematics) has received $36,058 from the University of Southern California, in support of a project entitled "Scalable, Stochastic and Spatiotemporal Game Theory for Real-World Human Adversarial Behavior."

Robert Carpenter (Biology) has received $119,784 from the University of California Santa Barbara/National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "LTER: Long-Term Dynamics of a Coral Reef Ecosystem."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $110,597 from the University of California Santa Barbara/National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled "Long Term Ecological Research: Coral Reefs in Moorea, French Polynesia."

A. Cristina Cadavid (Physics and Astronomy), M. Helena Noronha (Mathematics), Karla Pelletier (CECS Student Services Center), and Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) have received $486,000 from the California State University, Sacramento/National Science Foundation in continuing support of a project entitled "CSUN’s LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate."

James Castro (Mathematics) has received $30,000 from NASA in continuing support of a project entitled "Promoting Research in Mathematics."

Gerry Simila (Geology) has received $6,110 from the Cal Poly Corporation, in continuing support of a project entitled, "CSU science teacher and researcher (STAR): Strengthening K-12 science teaching in California."

Mary-Patricia Stein (Biology) has received $13,050 from the National Institutes of Health, as supplemental support of a project entitled, "Recruitment and fusion of ER vesibles to the Legionella-containing vacuole (SCORE)."

Gang Lu (Physics & Astronomy) has received $233,000 from Brown University, in support of a project entitled, "Stress-Controlled Catalysis via Engineered Nanostructures."

Steve Dudgeon (Biology) has received $42,323 from the University of Pennsylvania, in continuing support of a project entitled, "LTREB: Experimental tests of alternative states on rocky intertidal shores."

Yohannes Shiferaw (Physics and Astronomy) has received $310,346 from the NIH, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Multi-scale modeling of calcium mediated triggered activity in the heart."

Gagik Melikyan (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $80,000 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled, "RUI: Novel Radical and Ionic Reactions in Cobalt-Alkyne Series."

Maria Elena de Bellard (Biology) has received $420,150 from the NIH, in support of a project entitled, "Role of Slit molecules in neural crest delamination."

David Klein (Mathematics), Cristina Cadavid (Physics and Astronomy), and Brian Foley (Secondary Education) have received $188,798 from NASA, in support of a project entitled, "Mathematical and Geospatial Pathways to Climate Change Education."

Dayanthie Weeraratne (Geological Sciences) has received $59,000 from NASA, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Plume Model for Tharsis Rise Linked to Core Formation Event."

Maria Elena Zavala (Biology) has received $723,869 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Option II MBRS RISE at CSUN: Developing a Model for Student Success."

Gary Chapman and Dora Preminger (Physics & Astronomy) have received $76,865 from NASA, in support of a project entitled, "Photometric Observations and Analysis in Support of SORCE/TIM and GLORY/TIM."

Nicholas Kioussis (Physics and Astronomy) has received $106,177 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Multiscale simulations of transport in DNA and DNA-carbon nanotube systems (SCORE)."

Paula Fischhaber (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $104,544 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Recruitment of Rad 10 in Double-strand Break Repair."

Ray Hong (Biology) has received $13,050 from the National Institutes of Health, as supplemental support of a project entitled, "Molecular Characterization of Insect Pheromone Chemosensory Mutants in Nematodes (SCORE)."

Donna Sheng (Physics & Astronomy) has received $75,000 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Theoretical (numerical) investigations of novel quantum-phases and transitions in strongly interacting systems."

Maria Elena Zavala (Biology) has received $588,324 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled, "MARC USTAR at California State University, Northridge."

Nicholas Kioussis, Donna Sheng, and Gang Lu (Physics and Astronomy) have received $100,000 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled, "PREM – Multidisciplinary Research and Education in Computational Materials Science."

Ernest Kwok (Biology) has received $428,250 from the National Institutes of Health, in support of a project entitled, "Characterization of novel subcellular structures in Arabidopsis thaliana."

Karin Crowhurst (Chemistry) has received $143,550 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Investigating protein dynamics in NT-4/5 and TrkB receptor interactions."

Michael Summers (Biology) has received $174,092 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Regulation of akinete differentiation in Nostoc punctiforme."

Gang Lu (Physics and Astronomy) has received $112,460 from the Office of Naval Research, as supplemental support of a project entitled, "First-Principles Based Multiscale Modeling of Structure, Energetics, and Mobility of Defects in Metals."

Yann Schrodi (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $108,750 from the National Institutes of Health, in support of a project entitled, "New Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Based on Innocuous and Abundant Metals."

Joseph Hajdu (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $108,750 from the NIH, in support of a project entitled, "Phospholipid dynamics and lipolysis in membrane models."

Katherine Stevenson (Mathematics) has received $249,981 from the Gates Foundation, in support of a project entitled, "Gates Foundation – NGLC Wave 1."

Radha Ranganathan (Physics and Astronomy) has received $108,750 from the National Institutes of Health, in support of a project entitled, "Interface Quality Effects in Phospholipase Membrane Enzymology."

Thomas Minehan (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $108,750 from the National Institutes of Health, in support of a project entitled, "Synthesis and DNA binding affinity evaluation of novel gilvocarcin-C-glucosides."

Maria Elena de Bellard (Biology) has received $106,141 from the National Institutes of Health, in support of a project entitled, "Mechanisms of cytoskeleton dynamics during neural crest cell chemoattraction."

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) has received $58,000 from the National Science Foundation, in support of a project entitled, "Collaborative Research: Expedition 317 Objective Research – Linking Sediment Provenance to Supply and Lithofacies Formation on the Canterbury Margin."

Jheem Medh (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $108,750 from the NIH, in support of a project entitled, "An investigation of the mechanisms by which down-regulation of lipoprotein lipase increases insulin sensitivity in muscle cells."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $24,913 from the NSF, as supplemental support of a project entitled, "RUI: Ocean Acidification – Category 1: The effects of ocean acidification on the organismic biology and community ecology of corals, calcified algae, and coral reefs."

Robert Carpenter (Biology) has received $30,046 from the University of California, San Diego, in support of a project entitled, "E-deployable CI for Environmental Observing Systems."

Damian Christian (Physics & Astronomy) has received $10,000 from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, in support of a project entitled, "Comet 103P/Hartley 2 During the EPOXI Spacecraft Encounter."

Ann Watkins (Mathematics) has received $165,934 from Western Michigan University, in support of a project entitled, "Transition to College Statistics."

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) has received $94,534 from IODP Management International Inc., in support of a project entitled, "Smear-slide Reference Set and Atlas for IODP Shipboard Sedimentologists; Phase I: Siliciclastic and Volcaniclastic Components."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $89,841 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled, "RUI: Long-Term Coral Reef Community Dynamics in the US Virgin Islands: 1987-2019."

Robert Carpenter (Biology) has received $6,000 from UCSB, as supplemental support of a project entitled, "LTER: Long-Term Dynamics of a Coral Reef Ecosystem."

Dong-ning Sheng (Physics & Astronomy) has received $110,000 from the Department of Energy, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Novel Charge and Spin Fractional Quantum Hall Effects and New Emerging Quantum Phases in Interacting and Spin-Orbit Coupling Electronic Materials."

Mary-Pat Stein (Biology) has received $130,500 from the National Institutes of Health, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Recruitment and fusion of ER vesibles to the Legionella-containing vacuole

Gang Lu, Nick Kioussis, and Donna Sheng (Physics & Astronomy) have received $122,243 from the U.S. Army, in support of a project entitled, "Acquisition of a Beowulf Cluster for Computational Materials Research and Education."

Deqing Ren (Physics & Astronomy) has received $148,264 from the National Science Foundation, in continuing support of a project entitled, "CAREER: A Portable Solar Adaptive Optics System for High-Resolution Imaging Investigations."

Dayanthie Weeraratne (Geological Sciences) has received $3,272 from JPL, in support of a project entitled, "JPL Research Apprenticeship Program."

Yohannes Shiferaw (Physics and Astronomy) has received $76,580 from the American Heart Association, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Stochastic Calcium Signaling and Cardiac Arrhythmia."

Gary Chapman (Physics and Astronomy) has received $50,000 from the NASA, in support of a project entitled "Observations and Analysis of Solar Total and Spectral Irradiance Variability."

Gang Lu (Physics and Astronomy) has received $37,500 from the Office of Naval Research, in support of a project entitled "First-Principles Based Multiscale Modeling of Structure, Energetics and Mobility of Defects in Metals."

Robert Carpenter (Biology) has received $118,727 from UC Santa Barbara, in continuing support of a project entitled, "LTER: Long-Term Dynamics of a Coral Reef Ecosystem."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $107,854 from UC Santa Barbara, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Long Term Ecological Research: Coral Reefs in Moorea, French Polynesia."

Gerry Simila (Geological Sciences) Dr. Virginia Vandergon, and Dr. Steve Oppenheimer, Department of Biology, have received $78,001 from UC Regents, in support of a project entitled, "San Fernando Valley Science Project."

Richard Heermance (Geological Sciences) has received $50,000 from ACS PRF, in support of a project entitled, "Diachronous Miocene and Pliocene Deposition Along the Southern Tian Shan Foreland, W China: Implications on Facies Architecture, Chronostratigraphy, Paleogeography, and Structural Style."

Alexander Alekseenko (Mathematics) has received $18,000 from the University of Minnesota/Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, in support of a project entitled, "Numerical Simulation of Flows in Transitional Regime Using Model Kinetic Equations."

Gang Lu (Physics and Astronomy) has received $66,671 from the Department of Energy, in continuing support of a project entitled, "Hierarchical Petascale Simulation Framework for Stress Corrosion Cracking."

Kathleen Marsaglia, Ana Cadavid, Carol Shubin and Karla Pelletier (CECS Student Development Equity Center, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy) have received $486,000 from the University Enterprises, Inc. in continuing support of a project entitled “CSUN’s LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Graduate Program.

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) has received $15,000 from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in continuing support of a project entitled “Sand Provenance and Sandstone Diagenesis in the Canterbury Basin, New Zealand.”

Karin Crowhurst (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $145,000 from the National Institutes of Health in support of a project entitled “Investigating Protein Dynamics in NT-4/5 and TrkB Receptor Interactions.”

Gerald Simila (Geological Sciences) has received $6,380 from the Cal Poly Corporation in support of a project entitled “STAR: Strengthening K–12 Science Teaching in California.”

Paula Fischhaber (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $103,243 from the National Institutes of Health in support of a project entitled “Recruitment of Rad 10 in Double-strand Break Repair.”

Dayanthie Weeraratne (Geological Sciences) has received $68,000 from the NASA Mars Fundamental Research Program in support of a project entitled “Plume Model for Tharsis Rise Linked to Core Formation Event.”

Maria Elena Zavala (Biology) has received $554,174 from the National Institutes of Health in support of a project entitled “MARC U*STAR at California State University, Northridge.”

Richard Heermance and Doug Yule (Geological Sciences) have received $31,000 from the Southern California Earthquake Center in support of a project entitled “Earthquake Record and Slip Rate of the San Gorgonio Pass Fault Zone: Testing the ShakeOut Scenario Earthquake.”

Gang Lu, Nicholas Kioussisand Donna Sheng (Physics and Astronomy) has received $216,000 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project entitled “MRI-R2: Acquisition of a Beowulf Cluster for Computational Materials Research and Education.”

Debi Prasad Choudhary (Physics and Astronomy) has received $25,333 from the National Science Foundation as supplemental support of a project entitled “CAREER: Magnetic Tomography of Emerging Sunspots (MATES).”

Debi Prasad Choudhary, Ana Cristina Cadavid, and Damian Christian (Physics and Astronomy) have received $22,395 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project entitled “International Astronomical Union (IAU) Symposium 273: Physics and Sun and Star Spots.”

Nicholas Kioussis, Gang Lu, and Donna Sheng (Physics and Astronomy) have received $410,000 from the National Science Foundation in continuing support of a project entitled “PREM – Multidisciplinary Research and Education in Computational Materials Science.”

Henk Postma (Physics and Astronomy) has received $250,000 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project entitled “EAGER: Towards Rapid Sequencing of Individual DNA Molecules in Graphene Nanogaps.”

Henk Postma (Physics and Astronomy) has received $250,000 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project entitled “EAGER: Towards Rapid Sequencing of Individual DNA Molecules in Graphene Nanogaps.”

Vicky Pedone, Diane Schwartz and Werner Horn (Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Mathematics) have received $768,313 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project entitled “STEPS (Students Targeting Engineering and Physical Science) at California State University, Northridge.”

Debi Choudhary (Physics and Astronomy) has received $118,515 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in continuing support of a project entitled “Exploring the Magnetic Connection and Associated Dynamics from the Photosphere through Chromosphere to the Corona.”

Cindy Malone and Randy Cohen (Biology) have received $1,627,222 from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine in support of a project entitled “CSUN-UCLA Bridges to Stem Cell Research.”

Peter J. Edmunds (Biology) has received $25,932 from the National Science Foundation as supplemental support of a project titled “RUI: Long-Term Coral Reef Community Dynamics in the US Virgin Islands: 1987-2019.”

Jussi Eloranta (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $368,090 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project entitled “RUI: Spectroscopy in bulk superfluid 4He.”

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $88,699 from the National Science Foundation in continuing support of a project entitled “RUI: Long-Term Coral Reef Community Dynamics in the US Virgin Islands: 1987-2019.”

Debi Prasad Choudhary (Physics and Astronomy) has received $25,333 from the National Science Foundation as supplemental support of a project entitled “CAREER: Magnetic Tomography of Emerging Sunspots (MATES).”

Mary-Patricia Stein (Biology) has received $140,500 from the National Institutes of Health in support of a project entitled “Recruitment and fusion of ER vesicles to the Legionella-containing vacuole (SCORE).”

Mark Steele (Biology) has received $423,988 from the California Coastal Commission in continuing support of a project entitled “SONGS Mitigation Monitoring Program (2010-2011).”

Mark Steele (Biology) has received $10,900 from the California Coastal Commission as supplemental support of a project entitled “SONGS Mitigation Monitoring Program (2008-2009) Supplemental.”

Ray Hong (Biology) has received $122,500 from the National Institutes of Health in support of a project entitled “Molecular Characterization of Insect Pheromone Chemosensory Mutants in Nematodes (SCORE).”

Jussi Eloranta (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $330 from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc. in support of a project entitled “Raman and IR Spectroscopy Testing Analysis.”

Deqing Ren (Physics and Astronomy) has received $156,987 from the National Science Foundation in continuing support of a project entitled “CAREER: A Portable Solar Adaptive Optics System for High-Resolution Imaging Investigations.”

Henk Postma (Physics and Astronomy) has received $34,984 from the Research Corporation in support of a project entitled “Mesoscopic Ion Transport in Graphene Nanospores.”

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) has received $44,644 from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in support of a project entitled “Participation on Expedition 317 of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Platform.”

Debi Prasad Choudhary (Physics and Astronomy) has received $74,088 from the National Science Foundation in continuing support of a project entitled “CAREER: Magnetic Tomography of Emerging Sunspots (MATES).”

Igor Beloborodov (Physics and Astronomy) has received $35,066 from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement in support of a project entitled “Semiconducting Nanosolids: New Route to Solar Energy Conversion.”

Gerry Simila, Virginia Vandergon, and David Kretschmer (Geological SciencesBiology, Elementary Education) have received $100,000 from the University of California Regents in continuing support of a project entitled “San Fernando Valley Science Project – Teacher Retention Initiative.”

Dora Preminger and Gary Chapman (Physics and Astronomy) have received $33,569 from Montana State University & NASA in continuing support of a project entitled “Magnetic Origins of Solar Irradiance Variations.”

Jussi Eloranta (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $60,000 from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Inc. in support of a project entitled “Spectroscopy in Condensed Phases.”

Paula Fischhaber (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has received $66,100 from the National Institutes of Health as supplemental support of a project entitled “Temporal and Spatial Relationships of Proteins in Yeast NER.”

Ivan Cheng and Kellie Evans ( Special Education, Mathematics ) have received $1 million from the California Postsecondary Education Commission in support of a project entitled “Student Improvement Through Teacher Empowerment (SITTE).”

Dayanthie Weeraratne (Geological Sciences) has received $222,618 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project entitled “Collaborative Research: A 3D Seismic Study of the Pacific-North American Plate Boundary in Southern California.”

Dayanthie Weeraratne (Geological Sciences) has received $36,410 from the National Science Foundation as supplemental support of a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Depth Distribution of Anisotropic Fabric in the Ocean Mantle.”

Gang Lu (Physics & Astronomy) has received $88,588 from the United States Department of Energy in continuing support of a project entitled “Hierarchical Petascale Simulation Framework for Stress Corrosion Cracking.”

Rheem Medh (Biology) has received $80,250 from the National Institutes of Health as supplemental support of a project entitled “Role of E4BP4 in Glucocorticoid-evoked Lymphocyte Apotosis.”

Thomas Minehan (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $71,500 in continuing support and $60,152 in supplemental support from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Investigating an Environmentally benign Synthesis of C-aryl Glycosides.”

Steven Oppenheimer (Biology) has received $10,000 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project entitled “The Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring Program.”

Donna Sheng (Physics & Astronomy) has received $150,000 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project entitled “Theoretical (numerical) investigations of novel quantum-phases and transitions in strongly interacting systems.”

Steven Oppenheimer (Biology) has received $78,000 from the California Science Project in continuing support of a project entitled “San Fernando Valley Science Project.”

Gerry Simila (Geological Sciences) has received $78,000 from the California Science Project in continuing support of a project entitled “San Fernando Valley Science Project.”

Virginia Vandergon (Biology) has received $78,000 from the California Science Project in continuing support of a project entitled “San Fernando Valley Science Project.”

MariaElena de Bellard (Biology) has received $67,413 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “MBRS SCORE at CSUN.”

Robert Carpenter (Biology) has received $90,000 from the University of California, Santa Barbara in continuing support of a project entitled “LTER: Long-Term Dynamics of a Coral Reef Ecosystem.”

Steve Dudgeon (Biology) has received $113,355 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “MBRS SCORE at CSUN.”

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $100,000 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in continuing support of a project entitled “Long Term Ecological Research: Coral Reefs in Moorea, French Polynesia.”

Joseph Hajdu (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $250,620 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “MBRS SCORE at CSUN.”

Eric Kelson (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $151,009 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “MBRS SCORE at CSUN.”

Jheem Medh (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $153,446 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “MBRS SCORE at CSUN.”

Steven Oppenheimer (Biology) has received $101,785 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled MBRS SCORE at CSUN.”

Miroslav Peric (Physics & Astronomy) has received $250,620 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “MBRS SCORE at CSUN.”

Radha Ranganathan (Physics & Astronomy) has received $143,618 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “MBRS SCORE at CSUN.”

Michael Summers (Biology) has received $155,768 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “MBRS SCORE at CSUN.”

Virginia Vandergon (Biology) has received $67,413 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “MBRS SCORE at CSUN.”

MariaElena Zavala (Biology) has received $132,532 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “MBRS SCORE at CSUN.”
Updated 7/16/09

Nicholas Kioussis, Gang Lu, and Donna Sheng (Physics & Astronomy) have each received $410,000 from the National Science Foundation in continuing support of a project entitled “PREM – Multidisciplinary Research and Education in Computational Materials Science.”
Updated 7/9/09

Nicholas Kioussis (Physics & Astronomy) has received $107,250 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “Multiscale Simulations of Transport in DNA and DNA-carbon Nanotube Systems.”

Paula Fischhaber (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $71,500 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “Temporal and Spatial Relationships of Proteins in Yeast NER (SCORE).”

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $626,658 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project entitled “RUI: The Ecophysiological Basis of the Response of Coral Larvae and Early Life History Stages to Global Climate Change.”

MariaElena Zavala (Biology) has received $545,436 from the National Institutes of Health in continuing support of a project entitled “MARC U*STAR.”

MariaElena Zavala (Biology) has received $543,922 from the National Institutes of Health in support of a project entitled “RISE at CSUN.”

Lisa Banner (Biology) has received $217,500 from the National Institutes of Health in support of a project entitled “Analysis of Neuropoietic Cytokines and their Receptors in Diabetic Neuropathy.”

Daniel Curtis (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $43,184 from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement in support of a project entitled “Measurement of the Angular Scattering Properties of Los Angeles Area Particulate Matter: Application to Climate and Visibility.”

Kathleen Marsaglia (Geological Sciences) has received $9,000 from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program in support of a project entitled “Participation on JOIDES Resolution Shake-down Cruise from Guam to Honolulu.”

Yann Schrodi (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has received $45,000 from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement in support of a project entitled “Development of Trinuclear Zirconium Complexes for the Activation and Reduction of Nitrogen.”

Stephen Breen, Jorge Balbas, Alberto Candel and Werner Horn (Mathematics) have received $368,842 from the National Science Foundation in continuing support of a project entitled "PUMP: Preparing Undergraduates Through Mentoring Toward PHDs."

Robert Espinoza (Biology) and colleagues at Virginia Tech and the University of Idaho received a three-year, $650,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the systematics and evolutionary and psysiolotical ecology of geckos of the world. Espinoza's research on gecko thermal biology will include research in five countries with undergraduate assistants.

Na Deng (Physics and Astronomy) has received $115,021 from NASA in continuing support of a project entitled "Exploring the Magnetic Connection and Associated Dynamics from the Photosphere through Chromosphere to the Corona."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $89,472 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project entitled :RUI-LTREB Long-term coral reef community dynamics in St. John, USVI: 1987-2019."

Peter Edmunds (Biology) has received $6,996 from the National Science Foundation as supplemental support for a project entitled “RUI: Long-Term Coral Reef Dynamics in the U.S. Virgin Islands: 1987-2008.”

Ali Tabidian (Geological Sciences) has received $10,000 from the Metropolitan Water District in support of a project entitled “ Analysis of Selected Aquifer Characteristics and Hydrostratigraphy of the South Los Posas Basin, Ventura County."

Dayanthie Weeraratne (Geological Sciences) has received $45,062 from the National Science Foundation in continuing support of a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Depth Distribution of Anisotropic Fabric in the Ocean Mantle.”

Deqing Ren (Physics & Astronomy) has received $90,372 from the National Science Foundation in support of a project entitled “CAREER: A Portable Solar Adaptive Optics System for High-Resolution ImagingInvestigations.”

Bernardo Abrego (Mathematics) has received $5,250 from Brigham Young University in support of a project entitled “Repeated geometric patterns in finite point sets.”

Debi Prasad Choudhary (Physics and Astronomy) has received $72,189 from the National Science Foundation in continuing support of a project entitled “CAREER: Magnetic Tomography of Emerging Sunspots (MATES).”