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Regents Faculty Fellowships Recipients 2013-2014

Regents’ Faculty Fellowships and Faculty Development Awards

The Committee on Research, Riverside Division of the Academic Senate is pleased to announce the recipients of the Regents’ Faculty Fellowships and Faculty Development Awards for 2013-2014.

Regents’ Faculty Fellowships and Faculty Development Awards provide funds from the Office of the President, University Opportunity Funds, and the Committee on Research to Assistant Professors for opportunities for educational enrichment through significant research, advanced or independent study, or improvement of teaching effectiveness.

These awards are intended to help junior faculty achieve the requirements necessary to earn tenure. Funds may be used for research-related travel, supplies and equipment; research assistance; conference travel; summer salary (for faculty paid on an academic year basis); and to supplement partial-salary sabbatical leave.

The Committee on Research anticipates that next year’s call for applications will be issued in late Winter or early Spring quarter.

Recipients of the Regents Faculty Fellowships


Covadonga Lamar-Prieto, Assistant Professor, Hispanic Studies - $6,000.00
Archives, Spanish Language the Linguistic History of Nineteenth-Century California

Elaine D. Haberer, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering - $6,000.00
Shape-modifiable Viral Template for Directed-Assembly of Nanomaterials

Juchen Guo, Associate Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering - $6,000.00
Investigating Dendrite Formation in Electrochemical Deposition of Lithium

Roya Bahreini, Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences - $6,000.00
Optical Properties of Secondary Organic Aerosol: Humidity Response of Extinction

Emma Aronson, Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Plant Pathology - $6,000.00
Characterization Of The Rhizosphere Microbiome Of The Model Grass Brachypodium Distachyon And Its Invasive Relative Brachypodium Hybridium

Yawen Jiao, Associate Professor, Area of Finance - $4,000.00
Stocks as Lotteries: Evidence from Corporate Earnings Announcements

Ruoxue Yan, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering - $6,000.00
Plasmonic Nanoprobe for High Resolution and High Contrast Fluorescent Imaging

Ming Liu, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering - $4,000.00
Electrically optimizing the catalytic property of two-dimensional materials

Meera G. Nair, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences - $9,000.00
Does the human protein Resistin impede immunity to worm infections?

Fabio Pasqualetti, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering - $4,000.00
Control-Theoretic Methods for Cyber-Physical Security

William Grover, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering - $4,000.00
Punched paper programs for ultra-low-cost microfluidic diagnostics

Ashon Thomas Crawley, Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies - $9,000.00
The Hammond B-­3 in the Black Church

Ye Li, Assistant Professor, Area of Management - $4,000.00
Whether and when patience levels determine real-world intertemporal choices

Gregor Blaha, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry - $9,000.00
Do pathogens have an evolutionary advantage by coupling two core processes of life?

James M. Flegal, Associate Professor, Statistics - $6,000.00
Sequential stopping rules for high-dimensional Markov chain Monte Carlo

Charmaine Craig, Assistant Professor, Creative Writing - $4,000.00
Burmese Ethnic Nationalities Narratives, Past and Present

Philip Brisk, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering - $4,000.00

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