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Recent grants and contracts

A sampling of recent research grants.

Posted April 2019

Dr. Salvatore Oddo, in the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center, was awarded $3.3 million from the National Institute of Health to investigate "mTOR at the crossroad between aging and Alzheimer’s disease."

Dr. Antonella Caccamo, in the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center, was awarded $3 million from the National Institute of Health to investigate "S6K1 as a novel link between aging and Alzheimer’s disease."

Dr. Robert Cook-Deegan, in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, was awarded $2.3 million by the National Institute of Health for "The Sulston Project" to make the knowledge commons for interpreting cancer genomic variants more effective.

Dr. Clark Miller, in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society was awarded $1 million from the Department of Energy to develop socially and economically generative resilient PV-energy systems for low- and moderate-income communities.

 

Dr. George Stephanopoulos, in the Office of Knowledge Enterprise, was awarded $750,000 for the Global KAITEKI Center.

Posted March 2019

Dr. Joshua LaBaer, in the Biodesign Institute, was awarded $10 million by Leo and Annette Beus to execute Phase 1 of the cXFEL Project.

Dr. Ariel Anbar, in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and School of Earth and Space Exploration, was awarded $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education to create a "Consortium for Open Active Pathways (COAP)."

Dr. Baoxin Li, in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, was awarded $1.2 million from the Department of Defense's Office of Naval Research to investigate "Plan-Recognition-Driven Attention Models for Supporting Active Perception in Decentralized Multi-Agent Systems."

Dr. Enrique Vivoni, in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, has been awarded $1 million by NASA to investigate "Averting Drought Shortages in the Colorado River: Transitioning Long-Range Data-Infused Scenario Modeling to Operations of the Central Arizona Project."

Dr. Brian Smith, in the School of Life Sciences, was awarded $1 million from the Department of Defense to investigate "Energy-efficient Neuromorphic Computing in Light of the Structural and Functional Evolution of Multi-scale Insect Brains."

Dr. Judy Krysik, in the School of Social Work and Center for Child Well-being, has been awarded $277,000 by the Arizona Department of Child Safety to create the "National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) survey for the Arizona Department of Child Safety."

Posted February 2019

Dr. Steve Presse, in the School of Molecular Sciences, was awarded $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to investigate "A Bayesian nonparametric approach to superresolved tracking of multiple molecules."

Dr. Govindasamy (Mani) Tamizhmani, in the The Polytechnic School of Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, was awarded $1.3 million by the U.S. Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to study the "Reliability Evaluation of Bifacial and Monofacial Glass/ Glass Modules with EVA and Non-EVA Encapsulants.

Dr. Scotty Craig, in The Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, was awarded $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative to evaluate the "PERvasive Learning System from an End-User Perpective."

Dr. Gregory Asner, in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, was awarded $375,000 by the Mellon Foundation.

Posted December 2018

Dr. Eugene Schneller, of W. P. Carey School of Business, along with industry partners, received a $2.4 million from the Department of Defense to study and innovate military healthcare logistics.

Two research teams led by Wim Vermaas, in the School of Life Sciences and Bruce Rittmann, in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment were awarded a total of $4.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to support early-stage bioenergy research and development.

Posted November 2018

Dr. Carlo Maley, in the School of Life Sciences, was awarded $10.8 million from the National Cancer Institute to create the Breast Pre-Cancer Atlas, an active repository for information about breast tumors, open to the scientific community.

Posted April 2018

Dr. Yu Cao, in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, was awarded $2.5 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the Center for Brain-inspired Computing Enabling Autonomous Intelligence.

Dr. Wendy Wolfersteig, in the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, was awarded $550,000 from the Arizona Department of Child Safety for research and evaluation of the Childhelp curriculum.

Dr. Elizabeth Wentz, in the School of Geographical Science and Urban Planning, was awarded $500,000 from the Arizona State University Foundation for The Piper ASU Social Economic and Environmental Resilience Knowledge Exchange.

Dr. Christopher Stojanowski, in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, was awarded $400,000 from the National Science Foundation to study “Population-Specific Patterns of Heritability and Integration in the Human Dentition.”

Dr. Stewart Fotheringham, in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, was awarded $400,000 from the National Science Foundation for “The Measurement of Scale and Process Heterogeneity through Local Multivariate Models.”

Dr. Kimberly Scott, in the School of Social Transformation, was awarded $300,000 from the National Science Foundation for an EAGER award on data and the future of an empirically grounded research community for broadening participation in STEM.

Dr. Vincent Webb, in the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety, was awarded $300,000 from the Department of Justice for the National Crime Gun Intelligence Center Initiative.

Posted March 2018

Dr. Nancy Cooke, in the Polytechnic School, was awarded $2 million from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to research situational awareness improvements within human-robot teams. 

Ji Mi Choi, in the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, was awarded $1.3 million from the Verizon Foundation for the Verizon Innovative Learning Design Thinking Program. 

Dr. Pamela Harris, in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, was awarded $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation “Developing Resilient STEM Teachers for High-Need Middle Schools.”

Posted February 2018

Peter Byck, in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Sustainability, was awarded $1.3 million from the Arizona State University Foundation to research “Adaptive Multi-Paddock (AMP) Grazing.”

Dr. Curtis Marean, in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, was awarded $1 million from the Hyde Family Foundations for the “The Hyde Family Foundations Modern-Human Origins Initiative.”

Dr. Kimberly Scott, in the School of Social Transformation, was awarded $300,000 from the National Science Foundation for an EAGER award on developing a culturally responsive computing instrument for underrepresented students.

Dr. Kristen Ferguson-Colvin, in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions, was awarded $250,000 from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation for “100k Opportunities Employer Engagement Strategy in Phoenix.”