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Compiled by Larry Smith, Director of Research and Technology Management

In 1998-99, sponsors awarded SMU $10,068,766 for direct and indirect costs of research and sponsored projects, a modest increase over the $9,662,788 received in 1997-98 and a significant increase over the $7,431,766 received in 1996-97. A total of 122 awards were made to 71 principal investigators and co-principal investigators.


$10,068,766 total

Foundations (10.15%): $1,022,129
Corporate (7.26%): $730,968
State/Local (2.31%): $232,430
Federal (77.4%): $7,793,088
Other (2.88%): $290,151


Provost (2.95%): $355,473
SEAS (22.39%): $2,195,807
Perkins (1.23%): $124,229
Meadows (0.08%): $8,500
Dedman (73.3%): $7,384,757

Eugene Herrin, Geological Sciences: $319,795, "TXAR ARRAY – Operation and Maintenance," U.S. Air Force; $36,551, "Independent Evaluation of Department of Energy Infrasonic Prototype," Quantum Technology Services, Inc. (QTSI); $13,700, "Modifications to TXAR Communications," CACI Technologies, Inc.; $7,936, "TXAR Station Calibration," U.S. Air Force.

Jessie Bonner and Eugene Herrin, Geological Sciences: $90,000, "Collection and Analysis of Data from Explosion in Israel, Balapan, and Arizona," The Regents of the University of California.

Paul Golden and Eugene Herrin, Geological Sciences: $366,161, "Upgrade of Lajitas Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty IMS Station Sensor Array," Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Eugene Herrin and Brian Stump, Geological Sciences: $411,260, "Collection and Analysis of Seismo-Acoustic Data from the IMS Seismic Site in Mina, Nevada," Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Brian Stump and Eugene Herrin, Geological Sciences: $312,624 and $209,126, "Empirical Seismo-Acoustic Studies for Calibration and Identification Capabilities at IMS Array Sites," Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Brian Stump, Geological Sciences: $327,599, "Installation and Operation of a Temporary Seismo-Acoustic Array and Analysis of Sources in South Korea – Monitoring the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty," Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Henry Gray, Statistical Science: $240,000, "Statistical Methods for Monitoring Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty," Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Henry Gray and Wayne Woodward, Statistical Science: $150,569, "Statistical Methods for Monitoring the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty," Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Raj Sohal, Biological Sciences: $250,413, "Dietary Modulation
of Cellular Oxidative Stress in Aging," and $208,723, "Cellular Aging and Oxygen Free Radicals," National Institutes of Health; and $32,800, "Mechanisms for Cardioprotection in HSFF1 Knockout Mice," University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

William Orr and Raj Sohal, Biological Sciences: $201,843, "Glutathione, Oxidative Stress and Aging," National Institutes
of Health.

William Orr, Biological Sciences: $161,898, "Regulation of Antioxidative Genes and Aging," National Institutes of Health.

Ryszard Stroynowski, Physics: $338,000 and $120,000, "Research in Experimental and Theoretical High-Energy Physics," and $124,000, "Optical Data Link for ATLAS Experiment at LHC," Department of Energy.

Thomas Edwards, Teacher Preparation: $293,428 and $287,573, "Upward Bound," Department of Education.

Radovan Kovacevic, Mechanical Engineering: $239,863, "Stability Control of Weld Formation in Variable Polarity Plasma Arc Welding," and $55,000, "GOALI: 3-D Welding as New Rapid Prototyping Technique," National Science Foundation; $100,888, "Fellowship Program in Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing," Department of Education; $40,000, "Research and the Development of Parts via Welding Technology," Raytheon TI Systems Inc.; $32,980, "Combined Research Curriculum Development: Nontraditional Manufacturing," Columbia University; $8,100, "Controlled Heat and Metal Transfer in Gas Metal Arc Welding – Base for New Rapid Prototyping Technique," Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Zeynep Çelik-Butler, Electrical Engineering: $127,054, "Measurements and Modeling of Noise in Next Generation Sub-Micron MOSFETs," and $10,000, "Research Experience for Undergraduates on Measurements and Modeling of Noise in Next Generation Sub-Micron MOSFETs," National Science Foundation.

Donald Butler and Zeynep Çelik-Butler, Electrical Engineering: $199,908, "GOALI: Systems Integration of Uncooled Y-Ba-Cu-O IR Detectors," and $9,938, "REU on Systems Integration of Uncooled Y-Ba-Cu-O IR Detectors," National Science Foundation.

Donald Butler, Electrical Engineering: $46,630, "Noise Performance of Thermally Isolated Pyroelectric Infrared Detectors," Raytheon TI Systems Inc.

Thomas Chen, Electrical Engineering: $103,412, "Routing Support for Wireless and Mobile Applications," National Science Foundation; and $24,500 and $17,501, "Active Network Management," Lockheed Sanders.

Thomas Chen, Jerry Gibson, and George Chrisman, Electrical Engineering: $175,000, "vBNS Connectivity for Southern Methodist University," National Science Foundation.

Jerry Gibson, Electrical Engineering: $18,900, "Workshop: Technological Innovations and Basic Research in Communications and Information Theory Workshop, Dallas, TX," National Science Foundation.

Nell Carvell, Learning Therapy: $200,000, "Language Enrichment Activities Program (LEAP) Training," Texas Education Agency; $63,300, "Head Start Project," Texas Instruments Foundation; $9,840, "Rosie Harris Head Start Center," Head Start of Greater Dallas Inc.

Steven Vik, Biological Sciences: $168,304, "Structure-Function Studies of E. coli F1F0 ATPase," National Institutes of Health; and $45,000 and $42,000, "Metal Chelate Mediated Proteolysis of Membrane Proteins," Welch Foundation.

John Walther, Geological Sciences: $250,043, "Experimental and Theoretical Determination of Solubilities of Rock-Forming Minerals," National Science Foundation.

Anthony Marks, Anthropology: $238,927, "The Paleolithic of Portugal and the Ukraine," (anonymous sponsor).

Lawrence Ruben, Biological Sciences: $198,302, "Eicosanoic Acids in Trypanosoma Brucei," National Institutes of Health.

Richard Jones, Biological Sciences: $184,192, "Polycomb-group Genes and Gene Regulation," National Institutes of Health.

Scott Douglas, Electrical Engineering: $135,000, "Signal Processing Arrays," (anonymous sponsor); and $36,472, "Design and Implementation of a Real-Time Blind Signal Separation System," The University of Utah.

Yildirim Hurmuzlu, Mechanical Engineering: $100,000 and $60,000, "PC Program that Generates Shell and Sheet Layers from X-Ray Scans," Boeing Co.-Bell Helicopter.

David Blackwell, Geological Sciences: $89,209, "Renewable Energy Research and Develop- ment/Geothermal Resource/ Reservoir Investigations in Heat Flow," Department of Energy; $45,642, "Natural State of the Geysers Geothermal System, Sonoma County, California," University of Texas at Dallas; $24,351, "Fabrication, Installation, and Testing of High Temperature Distributed Optical Fiber Temperature Sensing Systems in Flowing and Idle Production Wells at the Dixie Valley, Nevada, Geothermal Field," Oxbow Geothermal Corporation.

Robin Lovin, Theology: $124,229, "Program to Enhance Theological Schools’ Capacities to Prepare Candidates for Congregational Ministry," Lilly Endowment Inc.

Vicki Hansen, Geological Sciences: $65,000 and $35,208, "Terrestial Planet Evolution," and $22,000, "Tectonic Evolution of Planet Surfaces" National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Patty Wisian-Neilson, Chemistry: $45,000, "Poly (phospholenazenes) and their Spirocyclic Analogs," and $42,000, "Poly (dialkyl-phosphazene Copolymers)," Welch Foundation; and $30,000, "Synthesis and Reactions of Cyclic Phosphazenes with Bulky Substituents: Star Polymers with Phosphazene Cores," American Chemical Society.

Peter Raad, Mechanical Engineering: $90,755, "Cooperative Research: Local Tsunami Effects and Their Mitigation Measures," National Science Foundation; and $25,000, "Measurement of Thin-Film Properties," Raytheon Systems Company (RSC).

John Goodge, Geological Sciences: $105,000, "Structure and Sedimentology of the Beardmore Group Antarctica: Latest Neoproterozoic to Early Paleozoic Tectonic Evolution of the East Antarctic Margin," National Science Foundation.

Jeffery Kennington, Computer Science and Engineering: $15,996, "Development of Statistical/Simulation Projection Model Algorithms to Forecast Navy Enlisted Personnel," Battelle; $5,481, "AT&T Local Service Ordering and Provisioning Models," AT&T; and $79,105, "Processing Network Programs: Theory and Practical Application," U.S. Navy.


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