Awards

 

August 2020

Arts and Sciences

Stephen L. Craig of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Covalent Polymer Mechanochemistry - Request for a Two-Year Extension for Special Creativity.” Total funding will be $396,000 over 36 months.

Stephen L. Craig of Chemistry has received an award from the University of California - San Diego under a prime award from the Army Research Office for a project entitled “Triggering Outstanding Properties via Mechanical Adaptive Topologies (TOPMAT): Towards Dynamically Self-Amplifying Omniphoric Multiscale Metamaterials.” Total funding will be $77,222 over 36 months.

William A. Darity, Jr. of The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “RAPID: Understanding the Disparate Impact of COVID-19.” Total funding will be $199,910 over 12 months.

David B. Dunson of Statistical Science has received an award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for a project entitled “Structured nonparametric methods for mixtures of exposures.” Total funding will be $438,776 over 19 months.

Tarek M. Elgindi of Mathematics has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Formation of Small Scales and Dissipation in Incompressible Fluids.” Total funding will be $449,239 over 60 months.

Richard F. Kay of Evolutionary Anthropology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Dental dynamics and catarrhine radiations.” Total funding will be $279,866 over 35 months.

Jie Liu of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Understanding the Contributions from Both Thermal and Non-Thermal Factors in Plasmonic Catalysis.” Total funding will be $372,356 over 35 months.

Francois M. Lutzoni of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Leveraging historical collections and new surveys to characterize foundational shifts in vital symbioses in the threatened Arctic.” Total funding will be $321,247 over 36 months.

Terrie E. Moffitt of Psychology and Neuroscience has received an award from the National Institutes of Health for a project entitled “Training in lifespan behavioral, social, and neuroscience research connecting early-life cognitive decline to late-life ADRD.” Total funding will be $36,517 over 24 months.

Kartik Nayak of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: SaTC: CORE: Medium: Quicksilver: a Write- oriented, Private, Outsourced Relational Database Management System.” Total funding will be $599,987 over 48 months.

Masayuki Onishi of Biology has received an award from Stanford University under a prime award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Cytokinesis without an actomyosin ring: studies in Chlamydomonas.” Total funding will be $199,257 over 13 months.

Dana K. Pasquale of Sociology has received an award from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill under a prime award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a project entitled “J3 - MATRix: Combined HIV and STD Prevention and Care for Vulnerable Men who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women via Network Methods..” Total funding will be $7,018 over 12 months.

Sheila Patek of Biology has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: Moving with muscles vs. springs: evolutionary biomechanics of extremely fast, small systems.” Total funding will be $742,397 over 36 months.

Gustavo Silva of Biology has received an award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a project entitled “Dissecting the roles of ubiquitin in translation control.” Total funding will be $1,891,535 over 58 months.

Michael J. Therien of Chemistry has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “Organic, Nanoscale, & Self-Assembled Structures Relevant to Solar Energy Conversion.” Total funding will be $75,000 over 6 months.

Jenny Tung of Evolutionary Anthropology has received a Doctoral Dissertation Research award from the National Science Foundation for graduate student Arielle S. Fogel, for a project entitled “Adaptive introgression and its phenotypic consequences in naturally hybridizing baboons.” Total funding will be $32,175 over 23 months.

Warren S. Warren of Chemistry has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Developing Next-Generation Hyperpolarization Methods for Chemical Analysis.” Total funding will be $632,700 over 35 months.

Ying Wu of Physics has received an award from Euclid TechLabs, LLC under a prime award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “A Cost-effective High-configurable Iris Diaphragm Beam Halo Detector.” Total funding will be $100,000 over 22 months.

Jun Yang of Computer Science has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “IIS: Small: Helping Novices Learn and Debug Relational Queries.” Total funding will be $499,972 over 36 months.

Hongkai Zhao of Mathematics has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Intrinsic complexity of random fields and its connections to random matrices and stochastic differential equations.” Total funding will be $26,024 over 13 months.

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In addition, Christopher J. Wildeman of Sociology has an award that may be found under the listings for “University Interdisciplinary Centers.”

 

Divinity School

Patrick T. Smith has received an award from Villanova University under a prime award from the John Templeton Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Inquiries in Christian Theological Anthropology.” Total funding will be $227,195 over 36 months.

 

Fuqua School of Business

Daniel P. Gross has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “The Effects of the World War II Research Effort on Postwar U.S. Science, Technology, and Innovation.” Total funding will be $433,921 over 36 months.

 

Nicholas School of the Environment

Nicolas M. Cassar of EOS Division has received an award from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill for a project entitled “Quantifying the carbon export potential of the marine microbial community: Coupling of biogenic rates and fluxes with genomics at the ocean surface.” Total funding will be $139,916 over 1 month.

David A. Gill of the Marine Lab has received an award from the Walton Family Foundation for a project entitled “Capacity Development for Coral Reef Science and Conservation in the Bird's Head Seascape.” Total funding will be $156,300 over 15 months.

David W. Johnston of the Marine Lab has received an award from the Department of Defense for a project entitled “Enhancing the capability and efficiency of DoD land management by using commercial unmanned aerial vehicles to assess the impacts of fires and coastal storms.” Total funding will be $18,035 over 14 months.

Mateja Nenadovic of the Marine Lab has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CNH2-S: Measuring adaptive responses that strengthen governance of marine resources along the Baja California Peninsula.” Total funding will be $749,598 over 24 months.

Heather M. Stapleton of ESP Division has received an award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a project entitled “Levasseur Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar Award.” Total funding will be $124,000 over 48 months.

Jesko A. Von Windheim of ESP Division has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “INTERN DCL A Smart, Flexible, Large-Scale Sensing and Response Service System (LASSaRESS) for Monitoring and Management of Ground, Air and Waterborne Contaminants.” Total funding will be $55,000 over 12 months.

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In addition, Martin W. Doyle of ESP Division has an award that may be found under the listings for “University Interdisciplinary Centers.”

 

Pratt School of Engineering

Gaurav Arya of the Center for Autonomous Material has received an award from the Department of Energy for a project entitled “Conformationally-Steered Hierarchical Self-Assembly at Solid Surfaces.” Total funding will be $325,000 over 12 months.

Andrew D. Bragg of CEE has received an award from the University of Wyoming under a prime award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled “Two-way momentum coupling between hydrometeors and small-scale air motions: Effects on precipitation and drop size distributions.” Total funding will be $138,025 over 36 months.

Krishnendu Chakrabarty of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “SaTC: CORE: Small: Security of FPGA-as-a-Service Reconfigurable Systems.” Total funding will be $500,000 over 36 months.

Krishnendu Chakrabarty of ECE has received an award from the Semiconductor Research Corp. for a project entitled “Securing 2.5D/3D ICs Against IP Theft.” Total funding will be $240,000 over 36 months.

Ashutosh Chilkoti of BME has received an award from Gateway Bio, Inc. under a prime award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences for a project entitled “Non- Immunogenic PEG-like conjugates of Uricase.” Total funding will be $119,824 over 12 months.

Nan M. Jokerst of ECE has received an award from North Carolina State University under a prime award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “NNCI: North Carolina Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) .” Total funding will be $1,374,995 over 60 months.

Michael D. Lynch of BME has received an award from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a project entitled “Biological Production of Thermal Stabilizers.” Total funding will be $317,795 over 38 months.

Amanda Randles of BME has received an award from the National Cancer Institute for a project entitled “Technology for efficient simulation of cancer cell transport.” Total funding will be $1,112,279 over 35 months.

Guillermo Sapiro of ECE has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “Collaborative Reseach: Transferable, Hierarchical, Expressive, Optimal, Robust, Interpretable NETworks (THEORINET).” Total funding will be $400,000 over 60 months.

Tuan Vo-Dinh of BME has received an award from the University of Arizona under a prime award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for a project entitled “Product Development of the Vertical Integrated Flow Assay System Technology (VERIFAST) for Multiplex Pathogens Detection.” Total funding will be $330,000 over 36 months.

Junjie Yao of BME has received an award from SonoVol, Inc. under a prime award from the National Cancer Institute for a project entitled “Development of a Longitudinal Molecular Imaging Platform to Support Immuno-Oncology Research .” Total funding will be $12,877 over 12 months.

Stefan Zauscher of MEMS has received an award from Qatch Technologies LLC under a prime award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for a project entitled “Injectability analysis of high concentration protein formulations by extending shear-rate range in microfluidic quartz viscometers.” Total funding will be $50,131 over 7 months.

 

Sanford School of Public Policy

The Sanford School of Public Policy had no new awards to report for the month of August 2020. However, Leslie M. Babinski and Kenneth A. Dodge had awards that may be found under the listings for “University Interdisciplinary Centers.”

 

University Administration & Centers

James Alvarez of the Graduate School has received an award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for a project entitled “Defining the role of the histone methyltransferase G9a in mitigating replication stress in cancer.” Total funding will be $150,000 over 36 months.

Giovanni Zanalda of the Center for International Studies has received an award from the Department of Education for a project entitled “Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program (DDRA).” Total funding will be $53,449 over 18 months.

 

University Interdisciplinary Centers

Leslie M. Babinski of the Center for Child and Family Policy has received an award from the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy Foundation. for a project entitled “Hunt-CCFP Research Fellows.” Total funding will be $25,000 over 6 months.

Matthew R. Borths of the Lemur Center has received an award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a project entitled “Expanding Access to the Evidence of Primate Evolution: Specimen digitization and record Integration in the Duke Lemur Center Natural History Collection.” Total funding will be $201,704 over 36 months.

Kenneth A. Dodge of the Center for Child and Family Policy has received an award from the Valhalla Charitable Foundation for a project entitled “Valhalla Foundation.” Total funding will be $1,100,000 over 25 months.

Martin W. Doyle of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation for a project entitled “Supporting the Texas Water Data Initiative.” Total funding will be $100,000 over 12 months.

Erin E. Ehmke of the Lemur Center has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled “CSBR: Continued Support of the Duke Lemur Center for the Study of Primate Biology and History.” Total funding will be $908,813 over 35 months.

Lydia P. Olander of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the US Forest Service for a project entitled “Ecosystem Service Model Application to the US Forest Service.” Total funding will be $24,000 over 22 months.

Amy E. Pickle of the Nicholas Institute has received an award from the University of Colorado - Denver under a prime award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for a project entitled “Learning and Adapting from Crises in State-Level Energy Sectors.” Total funding will be $21,959 over 12 months.

Robert Saunders of the Margolis Center has received an award from the American College of Cardiology Foundation for a project entitled “Improving and Supporting Cardiology Alternative Payment Models.” Total funding will be $49,999 over 10 months.

Patty Van Cappellen of SSRI has received an award from Biola University under a prime award from the John Templeton Foundation for a project entitled “ON THANKSGIVING: HOW GRATITUDE TO GOD IS DEMONSTRATED, WITH CONSEQUENCES FOR THE GRATEFUL PERSON AND WITNESSES.” Total funding will be $224,914 over 25 months.

Christopher J. Wildeman of DUPRI has received an award from Cornell University under a prime award from the Department of Health and Human Services for a project entitled “National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect.” Total funding will be $144,818 over 27 months.