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Grants, Awards, and Publications
Angelo Ancheta (Law) has received a one-year renewal award of $31,519 from Santa Clara County. The funds will be used to provide legal assistance to low-income immigrants.
Richard Barber (physics) has received additional subcontract funding of $18,797 from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to support “Oxides, Interfaces and Disorder.”
Katerina Bezrukova (psychology) coauthored an article titled “The Faultline Activation Process and the Effects of Activated Faultlines on Coalition Formation, Conflict, and Group Outcomes,” which has been accepted by the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
Christopher Kitts (mechanical engineering) has received $50,000 in subcontract funding from Adaptive Communications Research, Inc. (ACRi) to support “Reconfigurable Sparse Array Smart Antenna System via Multi-Robot Control.” Kitts also authored a chapter on robotics that has just been published in The Handbook of Technology Management. Kitts also presented his work in multi-robot control, advanced diagnostics, and robotic field missions at the Palo Alto Colloquia in January.
The following Hackworth Grants for Research in Applied Ethics have been awarded by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics:
Ed Maurer (civil engineering) gave a presentation titled “User-driven downscaling: advances in data apportioning and analysis to augment adaptation planning” at the 90th annual meeting of the American Meteorological Association, as part of the 18th Conference on Applied Climatology in Atlanta, Ga. in January.
Godfrey Mungal (School of Engineering) co-authored a paper titled, “The role of in-situ reforming in plasma enhanced ultra lean premixed methane/air flames,” which was published in Combustion & Flame.
The School of Engineering will present the 2009 Faculty Award on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at Adobe Lodge to the following recipients:
Sarah Kate Wilson (electrical engineering) has accepted an invitation to be part of the online content board for the IEEE Communications Society.
Wendelin Wright (mechanical engineering) has passed the Principles and Practices of Engineering Exam in Metallurgy and is now registered as a licensed Professional Engineer in California.
Yuling Yan (bioengineering) and her coauthors have a paper titled “An improved optical lock-in detection method for contrast-enhanced imaging in living cells,” which was accepted for oral presentation at the 4th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering.
More grants, awards, and publications will appear in the next edition of fyi. If you have any faculty publications, honors, awards, or grants to announce, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.