March 2022 Grants and Contracts

We are pleased to share the success of SJSU's principal investigators who were awarded grants and contracts during March 2022:

Monthly Awards at a Glance
27 Awards Received: Valued at $5,045,203.


Allison Briceno, Teacher Education
Cultivating and Sustaining Biliteracy And Bilingualism in Multilingual Youth
Sponsor: Santa Clara University – $47,354.

Maria Fusaro, Emily Slusser, Andrea N. Golloher, Child & Adolescent
SSPC Mobility LABs Pilot Project Consultation
Sponsor: Grail Family Services – $6,494.

Tammie Visintainer, Teacher Education
CAREER: Transforming Science Teaching & Learning in K-12 Schools: Empowering Teachers & Students as Climate Justice Action Researchers & Change Agents
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $222,957.


Saeid Bashash, Mechanical Engineering
Battery State-of-Health Estimation and Extension in Microgrid Operation
Sponsor: Gridscape Solutions – $50,207.

Alessandro Bellofiore, Biomedical, Engineering
A Comprehensive Testing Platform for Mechanical Heart Valves to Propel Innovation towards Anticoagulant-Independence
Sponsor: Dept of Health & Human Services – $293,000.

Ahmed Hambaba, General Engineering
Role of Microgrids in the Electricity Ecosystem of the Future: A-CPS Design
Sponsor: Hewlett Packard Company – $134,502.

Gaojian Huang, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Adaptive Driving Style for Level 2 Automated Driving
Sponsor: Honda Research Institute – $10,954.
CRII: HCC: Human-Automation Interaction: Assistive and Adaptive Multimodal Interface to Support Older Adults in Complex Automated Systems
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $174,778.

Ozgur Keles, Biomedical, Chemical and Materials Engineering
CAREER: Multi-scale Mechanical Behavior of Quantum Dot Nanocomposites: Towards Data-driven Automatic Discovery of High-performance Structures
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $599,293.

Humanities & The Arts

Selena Anderson, English & Comparative Literature
Center for Literary Arts -- Local Arts Grant 2021-2022
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Creates – $4,400.


Walter Adams, Biological Sciences
Microbial and Host Factors that Promote Epithelial Disruption and S. pneumoniae Transit out of the Lung
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health – $131,850.

Ross P. Clark, Moss Landing Marine Lab
RCD 319h Bioreactors
Sponsor: Resource Conservation District of Monterey County – ($6,000.00)

Frank Huynh, Biological Sciences
Regulation of Mammary Gland Development by Sirtuin 4
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health – $131,850.

Laura C. Miller-Conrad, Chemistry
Blocking Cationic Antimicrobial Peptide-Resistance in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health – $93,795.

Alberto A. Rascon Jr., Chemistry
Understanding the Functional Roles of Newly Identified Serine ‘Orphan’ Proteases and Two Chymotrypsins in the Aedes aegypti Midgut
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health – $98,888.

Ferdinand D. Rivera, Lisa Simpson, Mathematics & Statistics
Developing 21st Century Inclusive- and Mathematical Literacy-Driven Middle School and High School Mathematics Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $778,840.

Marco A. Sigala, Moss Landing Marine Lab
2022 TNA Reporting
Sponsor: Central Coast Water Quality Preserve – $54,000.
Bioassessment Studies to Monitor Stream Health and Response
Sponsor: Sierra Pacific Industries – $299,032.

Edward Thornton, Moss Landing Marine Lab
Coastal Land-Air-Sea Interaction- Thornton Portion
Sponsor: Name – $13,948.

Social Sciences

Melissa Beresford, Anthropology
CAREER: Moral Economies in Water Markets: Implications for Understanding Human Responses to Water Insecurity in Market-Driven Economies
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $458,340.

Yvonne Kwan, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Local Asian American Activists Oral History Project
Sponsor: Santa Clara County – $495,650.

Sean P. Laraway, Psychology
Test Subject Recruitment Office - Task Order No. 2
Sponsor: ASRC Management Services – $21,712.

Randall Mumaw, Psychology
Autoflight Issue Analysis and Design Recommendations
Sponsor: Boeing North American, Inc. – $58,261.

Lesther Papa, Psychology
Meaningful Crosscultural Connection: Seeing the Humanity in Each Other
Sponsor: CSU Fullerton – $2,000.

Susan M. Snycerski, Psychology
Future Vertical Lift: Collaborative Research on Flight Control, Autonomous Rotorcraft, and Human-Systems Interface Design
Sponsor: NASA – $569,098.

VP/Provost Academic & Student Affairs

Elena Klaw, Andrea Tully, Undergraduate Studies
Californians For All College Service Program
Sponsor: California Volunteers – $300,000.