August 2021 Grants and Contracts

We are pleased to share the success of SJSU's principal investigators who were awarded the following grants and contracts during August 2021:

Monthly Awards at a Glance:
25 Awards Received: Valued at $9,071,300

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

Ahmed Hambaba, General Engineering
Role of Microgrids in the Electricity Ecosystem of the Future: A-CPS Design
Sponsor: Hewlett Packard Company – $62,045

Patrick Jurney, Biomedical, Engineering
Reactive Ion Plasma Treatment of Cardiovascular Biomaterials to Understand the Effect of Nanotopography on Endothelialization
Sponsor: Department of Health & Human Services – $140,460

Nima Karimianbahnemiri, Computer Engineering
Collaborative Research: SHF: Small: Secure Deep Learning Computing on GPUs
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $160,241

Ronald Mak, Computer Engineering
Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support-3 (ISRDS-3)
Sponsor: KBR Wyle Services, LLC – $7,225

Liat Rosenfeld and Tammie Visintainer, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering
RET Site: Multidisciplinary Teacher Research Experience in Engineering 
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $600,000

College of Humanities and the Arts

Rhonda Holberton and Revathi Krishnaswamy, Art & Art History
Hiding in Plain Sight: To Support the Production & Exhibition of Multidisciplinary Interpretative Responses to Historical Archives in Silicon Valley
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts – $20,000

Shannon Miller, Ann Agee, and Christina Mune, Humanities & Arts, Dean's Office
Grounding the Digital Humanities at San Jose State University
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities – $76,590

College of Science

Ivano W. Aiello, Moss Landing Marine Lab
ESNERR History and Topography to Improve Decision-making for Estuary Restoration (HiTIDER)
Sponsor: Elkhorn Slough Foundation – $352,122

Jessica Castillo-Vardaro, Biological Sciences
Monitoring American Pika Occupancy and Population Pressures in Northwestern Nevada
Sponsor: University of Nevada, Reno – $25,000

Ross P. Clark, Moss Landing Marine Lab
Conservation Innovation Grant (USDA) Project
Sponsor: The Resource Conservation District of Monterey County – $64,499

Craig B. Clements, Meteorology & Climate Science
Collaborative Proposal: Sundowner Winds Experiment in Santa Barbara, CA (SWEX)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $99,119

Elaine D. Collins, Science, Dean's Office
SJSU MESA SCHOOLS PROGRAM LCPA (Latino College Preparatory Academy)
Sponsor: Latino College Preparatory Academy – $5,105

SJSU MESA Schools Program ARUESD Agreement
Sponsor: Alum Rock Union School District – $51,531

SJSU MESA SCHOOLS PROGRAM RCLA (Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy) Agreement 2019-2022
Sponsor: Roberto Cruz Learning Academy – $5,105

Scott L. Hamilton, Moss Landing Marine Lab
Evaluating Performance of California’s MPA Network through the Lens of Sandy Beach and Surf Zone Ecosystems
Sponsor: UC, Santa Barbara – $57,669

Wesley A. Heim, Moss Landing Marine Lab
PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant Project
Sponsor: Pacific Gas & Electric Company – $159,477

Hilary Hurst, Ehsan Khatami, and Hiu Yung Wong, Physics & Astronomy
Collaborative Research: NRT-QL: A Program for Training a Quantum Workforce
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $739,029

Scott Shaffer, Biological Sciences
Collaborative Research: Predator Facilitation Across a Variable Marine Environment
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $45,000

Richard M. Starr, Moss Landing Marine Lab
Monitoring and Evaluation of Mid-Depth Rocky Reef Ecosystems in the MLPA Marine Protected Area Network
Sponsor: UC, San Diego – $1,735,500

Joseph Brandon White and Lionel E. Cheruzel, Biological Sciences
MRI: Acquisition of HPLC Coupled Mass Spectrometer for Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Small Molecule Applications to Expand & Upgrade SJSU PROTEIN Lab
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $772,198

College of Social Sciences

Sean P. Laraway, Psychology
Human Systems Integration: Collaborative Human Factors Research to Improve the Safety, Efficiency, and Reliability of NASA's Aeronautics and Space Missions
Sponsor: NASA – $2,193,129

Susan M. Snycerski, Psychology
Future Vertical Lift: Collaborative Research on Flight Control, Autonomous Rotorcraft, and Human-Systems Interface Design
Sponsor: NASA – $772,762

Margaret Stevenson, Justice Studies
San Jose State University Research Foundation (SJSURF) Service Navigation- 2021-2022
Sponsor: Santa Clara County – $744,445

SJSU Record Clearance Project On-Line Legal Services Support
Sponsor: Santa Clara County – $25,000

University Programs

Christina Mune, University Library
Digital Inclusion Hotspot Program
Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services – $158,049