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FY14 First and Second Quarter Awards (July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013)

Congratulations to recently funded faculty!

ACCOUNTANCY

Lee, Chih Chen, West Virginia University Research Corporation, The Complementary Influences of Genetics and Environment on Successful Lie Detection in Investigative Fraud Interviews. 

ALLIED HEALTH AND COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS

Boutin, Daniel L., Department of Education, Rehabilitation of Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. 

ANTHROPOLOGY

Bennardo, Giovanni; Shimizu, Hidetada; Wiegele, Katharine L., National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: Cultural Models of Nature Across Cultures: Space, Causality, and Primary Food Producers.

Creamer, Winifred M., The Field Museum, Student Internship at the Field Museum.

Kirker Priest, Jennifer; McDowell Hopper, Laura, National Endowment for the Humanities/National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, Textile Storage and Environmental Monitoring.

Russell, Susan D.; Ong, Lina D., Department of State, Philippine Youth Leader Program 2013: Environmental Leadership in the Philippines: Developing Youth as Agents of Change and Ecological Activism.

Thu, Kendall M., McKnight Foundation, Clean Water Act Project 2014 15.

ART

Quinlan, Mary P., National Endowment for the Humanities/National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, Returning Albert's De Pictura to its Original Intellectual Context. 

ART MUSEUM

Burke, Josephine E., Illinois Arts Council, NIU Art Museum 2013 2014 Exhibit Season. 

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Zhou, Shengde, Iowa State University, Hybrid Processing for Robust Production of Biorenewable Fuels and Chemicals.

Calvo, Ana, Department of Agriculture, Identification of Regulatory Genes in A. Flavus and A. Nidulans that are Involved in Mycotoxin Production, Morphogenesis, and Virulence.

Duvall, Melvin R., National Science Foundation, Dimensions NASA: Collaborative Research: The Biogeography and Evolution of Drought Tolerance in Grasses.

Elsawa, Sherine, International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation, Targeting the tumor microenvironment in Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia.

Swingley, Wesley, Washington University, Evolutionary Diversification of Photosynthesis and the Anoxygenic to Oxygenic Transition.

Swingley, Wesley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Exploration of "Biological Dark Matter" in Geothermal Springs.

Bujarski, Jozef J., National Science Foundation, Role of Subgenomic RNAs in Genetic Recombination of
Brome Mosaic Bromovirus.

CAREER SERVICE

Henderson, Cindy, Linden Oaks Hospital, Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program FY 2013.

Henderson, Cindy, Sherman Hospital, Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program FY 2013.

CENTER FOR CHILD WELFARE AND EDUCATION

Baron Jeffrey, Angela, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, FY14 Educational Access Project.

Baron Jeffrey, Angela, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, FY14 Northern Region Permanency Enhancement Project.

CENTER FOR GOVERNMENTAL STUDIES

Richard, Brian, Department of the Army, National Guard Economic Impact Study. 

CENTER FOR SOUTH EAST ASIAN STUDIES

Ledgerwood, Judy L., Department of Education, FY2010 Title VI National Resource Centers and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program.

Ledgerwood, Judy L.; Buford, Andrea; Un, Kheang; Jacobsen, Trude, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia, Training Workshop on "Locating Research Funding Sources and Grant Proposal Writing".

Ledgerwood, Judy L.; Nihei, Maria, Department of State, FY2014 Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program: Nurturing a New Generation of Citizen Activists and Community Leaders in ASEAN.

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF FAMILY VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

Milner, Joel S.; Crouch, Julie L.; McCarthy, Randy, Kansas State University, Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Quality Assurance Projects. 

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Hosmane, Narayan S., Applied Material Systems Engineering, Inc., Chemistry of Boron Nanostructures & Their Applications Including the Drug Delivery Systems in Cancer Treatment.

Klumpp, Douglas A., National Science Foundation, Synthetic Methodologies Utilizing Superelectrophiles.

Xu, Tao, Argonne National Laboratory, Material Development for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Applications.

Hofstetter, Oliver, University of Technology, Sydney, Novel immunogenic reagents for the detection of latent fingermarks on non porous surfaces.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING TECH, DEAN'S OFFICE

Tahernezhadi, Mansour; Kocanda, Martin, Lorin Industries, UV Vis and FTIR Spectroscopic Analysis.

Rajashankar, Suma; Tahernezhadi, Mansour; Vohra, Promod, Motorola Foundation, NIU Enhancing Engineering Pathways: An integrated Outreach and Mentoring Program to Strengthen the STEM Pipeline for Female Students from Middle School to College.

Tahernezhadi, Mansour; Kelter, Paul; Miller, Jon S.; Vohra, Promod, Illinois State Board of Education, Project ENGINE: Engineering the Next Gen Initiative for Northern Illinois Engagement.

Tahernezhadi, Mansour; Kocanda, Martin, Lorin Industries, UV Vis and FTIR Spectroscopic Analysis.

COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, DEAN'S OFFICE

Holly, Richard, DeKalb County Community Foundation, Arts Midwest Global Experience for Local School Districts. 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Karonis, Nicholas T., Argonne National Laboratory, Tracklib Development and Storage Control System.

Karonis, Nicholas T., Argonne National Laboratory, Community Dashboard Development.

Zhou, Jie, National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS, Automatic 3D Quantification of Synapse Distribution in Complex Dendritic Arbor.

COUNSELING, ADULT AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Pender, Debra, Kenneth Young Center, Project Educare.

DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES, DEAN'S OFFICE

Freeman, Lisa; Kaplan, Anne C., Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center, Regional Host Organization for Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center.

Bond, Bradley G., Illinois Board of Higher Education, FY 2014 Illinois Minority Graduate Fellowships
(DFI).

Bond, Bradley G., XL Academics, Support for Client Engagement Management at XL Academics.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Abdel Motaleb, Ibrahim M., Argonne National Laboratory, Device Parameter Extraction and Modeling.

Abdel Motaleb, Ibrahim M., Tezzaron Semiconductor, Corp., Design and Testing a Microchip for Testing
Liquid Cooling of 3D ICs.

Abdel Motaleb, Ibrahim M.; Majumdar, Pradip, Argonne National Laboratory, Device Parameter
Extraction and Modeling.

Abdel Motaleb, Ibrahim M., National Science Foundation, Reforming Power Semiconductor Education.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Mills, William, PetAg, Inc., Nutritional Product Formula Review.

Schroeder, David, Argonne National Laboratory, Integrated Laboratory/Industry Research Program (ILIRP).

ENGLISH

Einboden, Jeffrey Matthew, National Endowment for the Humanities/National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, Islamic Literacy in Early America: Muslim Sources of U.S. Authorship.

FAMILY, CONSUMER AND NUTRITION SCIENCES

Ramisch, Julie, DeKalb County Community Foundation, The Families with Children with Disabilities Therapy Program.

GEOGRAPHY

Krmenec, Andrew J., DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation, DCEDC Internship.

McCarragher, Shannon; Rigg, Lesley, Society of Woman Geographers, The Effects of Amur Honeysuckle on the Regeneration and Recruitment of White Oak in Illinois.

Murphy, David, Argonne National Laboratory, Joint Appointment: David Murphy.

Young, Philip P., Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT Bicycle Maps Project.

GEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCES

Powell, Ross D., National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: Developing New Science and Technology for Subglacial Studies of the Whillans Ice Plain and West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Powell, Ross D., National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: Svalbard REU:Holocene and Modern Climate Change in the Norwegian High Arctic.

Dodd, Justin, American Chemical Society, Silicon isotopes in biogenic silica as a novel approach for exploring carbon cycle dynamics throughout the Cenozoic.

Dodd, Justin, National Geographic Society, Holocene Climate Variability, Water Resource Availability, and Human Settlement in the Atacama Desert, Chile from Oxygen Isotope Values in Tree Ring Cellulose.

Stansell, Nathan, National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: RUI: Tropical Holocene Climate Insights from Andean Paleoglacier Dynamics.

ILLINOIS INTERACTIVE REPORT CARD

Smith, Harvey, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Grant Management Program 01.

Smith, Harvey; Bellert, Marilyn, Illinois State Board of Education, Interactive Illinois Report Card.

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Damodaran, Purushothaman; Chen, Shie Jie Gary, Driv Lok, Inc., Winning Profitable Orders.

Damodaran, Purushothaman; Ghrayeb, Omar A., 3M Corporation, Improving Warehouse Operations at 3M Distribution Center.

Damodaran, Purushothaman; Ghrayeb, Omar A., SPX Hydraulic Technologies, Process Improvement for Power Team Product Line at SPX.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS OFFICE

House, Dan, ELS Educational Services, Inc., Impact of ELS Education on Success in Undergraduate and Graduate School Development of the Design for a Long Term Validation Study.

KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Caughron, Rodney L., Fusion Sports Center, Northern Illinois University Fusion Sport Center Graduate Assistantship.

Wright, Paul; Ressler, James; Pitney III, William A., Department of State, The Belizean Youth Sport Coalition for Youth Development and Social Change.

Caughron, Rodney L., Northern Illinois IMG Sports Marketing, KNPE Grad Student Internship at IMG.

LEADERSHIP, EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND FOUNDATIONS

Schmidt, Jennifer A.; Shumow, Lee; Durik, Amanda M., National Science Foundation, Incremental Mindset and Utility for Science Learning and Engagement (I MUScLE): A Quasi Experimental Study of the Impacts of Targeted Classroom Treatments.

LITERACY AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Cohen, James; Stahl II, Norman A., Department of Education, DREAMS: Development of Reading, ESL, Early Childhood, Math, and Science.

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Krishtal, Ilya Arkadyevich, National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: ATD: Dynamical Sampling and Reconstruction for Sensing Networks of Physical Fields.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Pohlman, Nicholas; Eads, Michael, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Design Evaluation and Quality Control Testing of g 2 Tracker.

Sciammarella, Federico, Ohio State University, OSU DOE LENS Project.

Sciammarella, Federico; Santner, Joseph S., National Institute of Standards & Technology/Technology Administration/DOC, Development and Validation of Physics Based AM Models for Process Control and Quality Assurance.

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO

Hoste, Staci, Illinois State Library, Illinois Radio Information Service Grant FY 2014 NIRIS.

OFFICE OF EDUCATION SYSTEM INNOVATION

Furr, Jonathan, Illinois State Board of Education, Early Childhood Development (Governor’s Office of) for RTTT Early Learning Challenge.

OUTREACH, ENGAGEMENT, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, VP

Furr, Jonathan, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Shared Learning Environment (ISLE).

PHILOSOPHY

Gillett, Carl, University of Notre Dame, Human Nature, Cognitive Neuroscience and Expansive Materialism: Exploring a New Approach to the Foundations of Neuroscience.

PHYSICS

Piot, Philippe R., Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Joint Appointment NIU/FNAL.

Thompson, Carol, Argonne National Laboratory, Nanoscale Studies of Structure and Function of Oxide and Nitride Films.

Shin, Young Min, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Joint Appointment NIU/FNAL.

Cummings, Mary A.; Hedin, David R., Universities Research Association, Inc., Beam Emittance Measurements for Muon Collider R & D.

Shin, Young Min, Bridge12 Technologies, Inc., V Band Microwave Power Module Based on an Overmoded TWT.

Piot, Philippe R.; Erdelyi, Bela, Department of Energy, Nonlinear Dynamics of High Brightness Electron Beams and Beam Plasma Interactions: Theories, Simulations, and Experiments.

Piot, Philippe R., Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Joint Appointment NIU/FNAL.

Van Veenendaal, Michel A., Department of Energy, X ray Spectroscopy as a Probe of Intersystem Crossings, Coherence, and Collaborative Effects in Nonequilibrium Dynamics.

Piot, Philippe R., Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Joint Appointment NIU/FNAL.

Martin, Stephen P., National Science Foundation, Research in High Energy Physics: Theory and Phenomenology of Supersymmetry.

Lurio, Laurence B., Argonne National Laboratory, Development of Fast Imaging Cameras and Software for XPCS Measurements.

Hedin, David R., Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Development of the MU2E Preliminary Design.

Glatz, Andreas, Argonne National Laboratory, Joint Appointment: Andreas Glatz.

Erdelyi, Bela, Argonne National Laboratory, Upgrade of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility.

Winkler, Roland, National Science Foundation, Unconventional Electrodynamics in Unconventional Solids.

Chmaissem, Omar H., Argonne National Laboratory, Synthesis and characterization of Fe based pnictide superconductors.

Chakraborty, Dhiman; Hedin, David R.; Zutshi, Vishnu V., National Science Foundation, Searches for New Phenomena with High Energy Particle Colliders.

Chakraborty, Dhiman, Argonne National Laboratory, Phase 1 upgrade of the calorimeter based Level 1 triggering system at ATLAS (L1calo).

Erdelyi, Bela, Department of Energy, Studies of Conventional and ERL Based Recirculator Electron Cooling for an Electron Ion Collider.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Seagrave, S. Adam; Radasanu, Andrea, Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, Exploring Justice and Democracy in America Fellowships.

Brathwaite, Robert, Institute of International Education, Women in International Relations Talk Series.

PSYCHOLOGY

Demaray, Michelle; Malecki, Christine E., Communities in Schools of Aurora, Inc., 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for Herget Middle School.

Durik, Amanda M., Learning Partnership, An Examination of the Qualities of Interactive Science Learning Environments that Promote Optimal Motivation.

Magliano, Joseph P., National Science Foundation, HCC: Small: Collaborative Research: Integrating Cognitive and Computational Models of Narrative for Cinematic Generation.

Millis, Keith K.; Wiemer, Katja, Educational Testing Service, Assessing Reading for Understanding: A Theory Based, Developmental Approach.

Waas, Greg; Pittman, Laura D., Kishwaukee Community Hospital, Psychology Externship at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

Waas, Greg; Demaray, Michelle; Malecki, Christine E., Indian Creek C.U.S.D. #425, Psychology Externship at Indian Creek School District.

Waas, Greg; White, Karen J., School District # 86, Joliet, Psychology Externship at Joliet School District.

Waas, Greg; Demaray, Michelle; Malecki, Christine E., School District # 303, St. Charles, Psychology Externship at St. Charles School District.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Burchard, Denise, Village of Kenilworth, 2013 2015 Graduate Intern Immersion.

Burchard, Denise, Village of Downers Grove, Public Works Administrative Internship.

Burchard, Denise, City of Janesville, Administrative Intern (City of Janesville).

Burchard, Denise, Village of Bannockburn, Administrative Internship with the Village of Bannockburn.

Burchard, Denise, Village of Glen Ellyn, Administrative Internship Village of Glen Ellyn (Lauren Parisi).

Burchard, Denise, City of Lake Forest, Administrative Internship with The City of Lake Forest, Illinois.

Burchard, Denise, Village of Lincolnwood, Student Intern Lincolnwood.

Burchard, Denise, Village of Oswego, Village of Oswego Internship.

Burchard, Denise, Village of Mundelein, Graduate Student Support Project Mundelein.

Burchard, Denise, Village of Morton Grove, Administrative Internship Morton Grove.

Burchard, Denise, Little City of Palatine, Center for Education Program Implementation.

RESEARCH, EVALUATION AND POLICY STUDIES

Wholeben, Brent E.; Burgin, Ximena D., School District # 33, West Chicago, Evaluation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program at West Chicago #33.

Wholeben, Brent E., West Chicago School District #33, 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Evaluation Plan.

SOCIOLOGY

Markowitz, Fred E., Illinois Institute of Technology, ADHERENCE AND EMPOWERMENT: Service Participation and Meaningful Outcomes.

SPECIAL AND EARLY EDUCATION

Kapperman, Gaylen G., Department of Education, Preparation of Rehabilitation Teachers and Orientation & Mobility Specialists to Serve Adults with Visual Disabilities.

Kapperman, Gaylen G.; Sticken, Jodi; Kelly, Stacy, Department of Education, Low Incidence Personnel Program for Training of Teachers and Orientation and Mobility Instructors of Students with Visual Impairments with Additional Training in Assistive Technology and English Language Learners.

Kapperman, Gaylen G., Salus University, Fellowship Support for Sean Tikkun.

STATISTICS

Lingham, Rama T., AbbVie Inc., Abbott Laboratories Externship.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICE

Wright, Jerry, Department of Education, Student Support Services for Northern Illinois University.

SURVEY RESEARCH TEAM

Bailey, Julia C.; Schneiderman, Mindy, Batavia Public Library District, Batavia Public Library 2013 Community Survey.

Schneiderman, Mindy, University of Minnesota, Chicago Longitudinal Survey.

TEACHER CERTIFICATION

Bowers, Jerome D. II; Malecki, Christine E., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IDEA: State Personnel Development Grant IL IHE Partnership.

V&PA EXTERNAL PROGRAMMING

Booth, Deborah A., National Endowment for the Arts/National Foundation on the Arts & Humanities, NEA Arts Engagement in American Communities, FY 2013