August 2023 Grants and Contracts

We are pleased to share the success of SJSU's principal investigators who were awarded grants and contracts during August  2023:

Monthly Awards at a Glance
24 Awards Received: Valued at $5,273,707.

Note: Some industry-sponsored awards are not listed due to their respective non-disclosure terms.

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

Katy Kao, Chemical and Materials Engineering
Adaptive Evolution of Candida Biofilms
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health – $146,500.

Dahyun Oh, Christopher Smallwood, Abraham Wolcott, Ozgur Keles, Chemical and Materials Engineering
MRI Track #1 Acquisition of Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Research and Education at San José State University
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $550,000.

Facilities Development & Operations 

Aaron Klemm, Facilities Development & Operations
Recycling/Reuse Hotline and Website for San Mateo County
Sponsor: San Mateo County – $50,000. and $25,000.

Aaron Klemm, Facilities Development & Operations
Recycling/Reuse Hotline and Website for City of Morgan Hill
Sponsor: City of Morgan Hill – $118,000.

College of Health and Human Sciences

Laurie Drabble, CHHS, Dean's Office
A Unified Protocol to Address Sexual Minority Women's Minority Stress, Mental Health and Hazardous Drinking
Sponsor: Yale University – $21,645.

Chulwood Charles Park, Public Health and Recreation
Language Identity and Mental Health Disparities among Multilingual 1.5 Generation Asian/Asian American Immigrant Young Adults: A Mixed Methods Study
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health – $183,125.

College of Professional and Global Education

Anthony Chow, José Aguinaga, School of Information
iLead: Preparing Tomorrow’s Library Leaders
Sponsor: Inst of Museum & Library Serve – $146,770.

College of Science

Faranak Abri, Computer Science
Collaborative Research: SaTC: CORE: Medium: Analytical Models for Conversational Social Engineering Attacks
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $200,000.

Curtis Asplund, Younghee Park, Physics & Astronomy
USC-SJSU ICCAE Consortium's National Security & Intelligence Scholars Research Program
Sponsor: University of Southern California – $25,000.

Minghui Diao, Meteorology & Climate Science
Aerosol Indirect Effects on Cirrus Clouds Based on NASA Flight Campaigns and Global Climate Models
Sponsor: NASA – $102,162.

Gianmarc Grazioli, Chemistry
Probing Amyloid Fibril Self-Assembly with Network Hamiltonian Simulations in Explicit Space
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health – $168,818.

Scott L. Hamilton, Moss Landing Marine Lab
California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program – Monitoring and Evaluation of California Marine Protected Areas
Sponsor: San José State University – $534,000.

Adam Kochanski, Meteorology & Climate Science
Coupled Interactive Forecasting of Weather, Fire Behavior, and Smoke Impact for Improved Wildland Fire Decision Making
Sponsor: Colorado State University – $24,501.

Adam Kochanski, Meteorology & Climate Science
Predictive PhysicsBased Modeling Framework For Biomass Combustions in Wildfire Conditions
Sponsor: Lawrence Livermore National Lab – $60,406.

Adam Kochanski, Meteorology & Climate Science
Towards a NU-WRF based Mega Wildfire Digital Twin: Smoke Transport Impact Scenarios on Air Quality, Cardiopulmonary Disease and Regional Deforestation
Sponsor: University of Maryland Baltimore County – $32,130.

Timothy P. Stanton, Moss Landing Marine Lab
Analysis of Arctic Ocean Fluxes
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research – $56,863.

Qing Wang, Moss Landing Marine Lab
Airborne Instruments to Quantify Optical Turbulence, Aerosol, and Surface Wave Impact on Optical Propagation in the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layers
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research – $854,723.

Qing Wang, Thomas Connolly, Moss Landing Marine Lab
A Radio Frequency Path Characterization System for Research on Quantifying Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Through the Lower Atmosphere
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research – $518,622.

College of Social Sciences

Katherine Kao Cushing, Environmental Studies
CommUniverCity SJSU: Growing by Gardening
Sponsor: Open Space Authority of SC Valley – $100,000.

Marie Haverfield, Communication Studies
Sponsor: IPA – $30,000.

Randall Mumaw, Psychology
Autoflight Issue Analysis and Design Recommendations
Sponsor: Boeing North American, Inc. – $126,614.

Susan M. Snycerski, Psychology
Future Vertical Lift: Collaborative Research on Flight Control, Autonomous Rotorcraft, and Human-Systems Interface Design: Phase 2
Sponsor: NASA – $842,742.

Bo Yang, Kerry Rohrmeier, Urban & Regional Planning
Building a STEM Research and Education Network of GIS and Drone Mapping for Coastal Seagrass Monitoring
Sponsor: National Science Foundation – $356,086.