The following grants were received by the Research Foundation in April: (Those with UConn listed as a source represent a distribution of a larger federal award to the University.)
Department Researcher Amount Source
Animal Science Lawrence Silbart $78,668 UConn-Dept. of Pathobiology (Redistr.)
Development of Mycoplasma Gallisepticum Strain as Live Vaccine & Vector for the Protection of Chickens and Turkeys from Respiratory Disease
Biotechnology Robert Vieth $16,848 DHE-Title II Math & Science (Eisenhower)
Chemical Ecology as a Vehicle for Teaching Scientific Research to High School Students
Chemical Engineering Douglas Cooper $1,590 Uniroyal Chemical
Emerging Technologies
Chemical Engineering Pharmaceutical Sciences Jeffrey Koberstein & Diane Burgess $95,703 UConn Health Center
Control of Sensor/Tissue Interactions for Extended Lifetime
Co-PI: Samuel Huang
Chemical Engineering Montgomery Shaw $112,000 Electric Power Research Institute
Lay-Up of W01707-13, Natural vs. Artificial Aging
Chemical Engineering Montgomery Shaw $231,000 DOD-Army-Defense Univ. Research Instrumentation Program
Rheometers for Materials Research
Chemistry Amy Howell $70,800 NSF-CHE-Career Development Program
2-Alkylidene Oxetanes: A Versatile Molecular Scaffold for New Molecules and Advanced Materials
Chemistry Steven Suib $75,000 Northeastern University
Subcontract Proposal to Northeastern University for NASA Contract of Al Sacco
Chemistry Chong Sook Sung $40,000 DOD-Office of Naval Research
Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Light Emitting (OLE) Materials
Civil Engineering Barth Smets $75,000 NSF-BES-Career Development Program
Quantification of Horizontal Gene Transfer
Civil Engineering Barth Smets $36,469 DOD-Army-Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
Fundamental Study for Biodegradation of Nitroglycerin in Biofilter
Communication Sciences Diane Brackett $747 Connecticare Inc.
Insurance Recovery Account for Birth to 3
Computer Center Robert Vietzke $175,000 NSF-Advanced Networking Infrastructure
University of Connecticut's High Performance Connection to the Internet
Cooperative Extension Agricultural Economics Stephen Broderick & Farhed Shah $21,800 USDA-Forest Service
Program Impact Evaluation -- Connecticut's Cooperative Forest Management Program
Co-PI: Tsoung-Chao Lee, Agricultural Economics
Cooperative Extension Pamela Gray & Sherry Kanode $15,200 Conn. Dept. of Education
Leadership Skills for Life
Cooperative Extension Leanne Pundt $2,000 New England Greenhouse Conference
Integrated Pest Management Fact Sheet Series, Specialty Crops, Herbaceous Perennials, Herbs and Vegetable Bedding Plants
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Janine Caira & Charles Henry $136,679 NSF-Division of Environmental Biology
Monography of the Diphyllidea, Lecanidephalidea, and Tetraphyllidea: A Program to Train the Cestodologists of the Future
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Janine Caira $440,876 NSF-Biological Instrumentation & Resources
A New Combined Collection Facility for the University of Connecticut Systematic Research Collections
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Marine Sciences Peter Rich & Thomas Torgersen $33,178 UConn-Institute of Water Resources (Redistr.)
Internal Phosphorus Loading in Ponds
Electrical & Systems Engineering Peter Luh $21,591 IEEE Industry Application Society & IEEE Foundation
Editor-in-Chief Support, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation
English Gary Storhoff $11,330 National Writing Project Corp.
1999 National Writing Project Site Funding Application
Geography Ellen Cromley $24,491 Conn. Dept. of Public Health
GIS for Lyme Disease Research in Connecticut, Year 2
Institute of Water Resources Hugo Thomas $80,676 U.S. Dept. of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Inst. of Water Resources
FY 1999 Connecticut Water Resources Program
Co-PIs: Peter Rich, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Charlotte Pyle, Natural Resources Management & Engineering; Donna Ellis, Plant Science
Marine Sciences Institute Ivar Babb $25,258 NOAA
The Aquanaut Program
Marine Sciences Institute Ivar Babb $1,291,600 NOAA
The National Undersea Research Center
Marine Sciences Richard Cooper $8,400 NOAA
The Aquanaut Program
Marine Sciences Thomas Torgersen $188,099 Dept. of Energy
Geochemical and Isotopic Constraints on Processes in Oil Hydrogeology
Marine Sciences J. Evan Ward $5,750 NSF-Div. of Ocean Sciences-Career-Research Experience for Undergraduates
REU: Trophic Interactions Between Benthic Suspension Feeders and Marine Aggregates
Materials Science Steven Boggs $25,000 Uniroyal Chemical
Promotion of EPR Cable Technology
Mechanical Engineering Amir Faghri & Eric Jordan $4,500 Gerber Technology
Senior Design Projects
Mechanical Engineering Amir Faghri & Eric Jordan $5,000 Silicon Valley Group
Senior Design Projects
Metallurgy James Galligan $86,944 NSF-Division of Materials Research
Measurement of Instantaneous Dislocation Velocities in Iron
Molecular & Cell Biology Wolf-Dieter Reiter $90,000 Dept. of Energy
Genetic Analysis of Nucleotide Sugar Interconversions in Arabidopsis
Molecular & Cell Biology Antonio Romano & Kenneth Noll $89,000 Dept. of Energy
Sugar Transport and Metabolism in Thermotoga
Molecular & Cell Biology Margaret Sekellick $34,698 UConn-Dept. of Pathobiology (Redistr.)
Development of Mycoplasma Gallisepticum Strain as Live Vaccine & Vector for the Protection of Chickens and Turkey from Respiratory Disease
Molecular & Cell Biology Lo Joseph Turco $62,895 March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Brain Growth Studied in a New Genetic Model of Microencephaly
Natural Resources Mgmt. & Engineering David R. Miller $10,000 New Mexico State University
Visualization and Quantification of Spray Drift from Orchids
Natural Resources Mgmt. & Engineering Robert Neumann $15,000 Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection
An Assessment of the Transferability of Habitat Suitability Criteria for Brown Trout in Southern New England Streams
Natural Resources Mgmt. & Engineering Charlotte Pyle $10,000 UConn-Institute of Water Resources (Redistr.)
A Study of Vernal Pool Ecosystems in Southern New England
Nutritional Sciences Mary McGrane $112,710 PHS-NIH-Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Retinoid Regulation of Gene Expression in Transgenic Mice
Pathobiology Dennis Hill $26,204 Hartford Hospital
Development of Drugs of Abuse in Urine Screening Assay
Pharmaceutical Sciences Robin Bogner $11,575 Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Exploring Careers in Industrial Pharmaceutics
Pharmaceutical Sciences Michael Pikal $13,800 Pfizer Inc.
Cake Shrinkage During Freeze Drying
Pharmaceutical Sciences Michael Pikal $6,000 Merck-Frosst Canada Inc.
Material Properties of Formulations for Freeze Drying
Pharmaceutical Sciences Michael Pikal $15,200 Purdue University
Automated Process Design Through Manometric Temperature Measurement: Design of a "Smartfreeze Dryer"
Physics Gary Bent $29,824 DHE-Title II Math & Science (Eisenhower)
Student-Oriented Science Using Microcomputer Based Laboratories
Physics Phillip Gould $4,500 NSF-PHY-Research Experience for Undergraduates
REU: Ultracold Atoms near the Ionization Threshold
Physics William Stwalley $59,588 NSF-PHY-Research Experience for Undergraduates
REU: Site in Physics at the University of Connecticut
Physiology & Neurobiology William Chapple $159,123 NSF-Integrative Biology & Neurosciences
Reflex Control of Muscle Stiffness
Plant Science Donna Ellis & Richard Ashley $5,000 UConn-Institute of Water Resources (Redistr.)
Management of Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum Salicaria) in Connecticut Watersheds
Plant Science Susanne Von Bodman $8,776 UConn-Hatch Administration-428 (Redistr.)
ESAI/ESAR Gene Systems
Political Science, Center for Survey Research & Analysis Kenneth Dautrich & Christopher Barnes $45,000 Conn. Office of the Comptroller
Attitudes About the "State of the State" When it Comes to Access to Healthcare
Political Science Kenneth Dautrich $54,000 Radio and Television News Directors Foundation
Radio and Television News Directors Foundation Study
Psychology Victor Denenberg $21,651 PHS-NIH-National Research Service Award
Developmental Parameters of Corpus Callosum Feminization
(Graduate Assistant: Heather Bimonte)
Psychology Michael Turvey $75,000 NSF-Social & Behavioral Research
Coordination Dynamics
Social Work Kay Davidson $48,940 Conn. Dept of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Agreement Between Department of Mental Health and the UConn School of Social Work
Sport, Leisure & Exercise Sciences Andrew Yiannakis & William Servedio $5,000 Town of Windham, Conn.
Needs Assessment Survey of Town of Windham Residents
Water Resources Hugo Thomas $20,000 UConn-Institute of Water Resources (Redistr.)
Director's Office FY99 Connecticut Water Research Program
Total $4,390,005