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Regents’ Faculty Fellowships and Faculty Development Awards Recipients 2012-2013


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 2012-13.

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.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

2012-13 Recipients


Huinan Liu, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering –  $8,900

“In Vitro Cellular Response to a Novel Bioresorbable Material for Medical Implants”

David Kisailus, Assistant Professor, Chemica/Environmental Engineering –  $8,900

“Photocatalytically Active Membranes for Waer Purification”

Elisa Franco, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering –  $8,900

“Dynamic self-assembly of nucleic acid nanostructure”

Sara Mednick, Assistant Professor, Psychology –  $8,900

“Investigating the neural mechanisms of memory with sleep and pharmacology”

Long Gao, Assistant Professor, SOBA –  $8,900

“Dynamic Supply Risk Management with Procurement Diversification, Discretionary Selling and Signal-Based Forecast”

Joel L. Sachs, Assistant Professor, Biology –  $4,000

“Harnessing natural epidemics to solve the rhizobial competition problem”

Gregory J. O. Beran, Assistant Professor, Chemistry –  $4,000

“Reliably Predicting Molecular Crystal Structure and Reactivity”

Chia-En Chang, Assistant Professor, Chemistry –  $4,000

“Understanding and computing molecular binding kinetics”

Vivek Aji, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy –  $4,000

“Sprintronics”

Jana Grittersova, Assistant Professor, Political Science –  $4,000

“Bank Ownership, Credibility, and Currency Policies in Transition”

Matthew Mahutga, Assistant Professor, Sociology –  $4,000

“Redistributing the Gains from Globalization? Income Inequality in Advanced Capitalist Democracies, 1960-2010”

Shujie Ma, Assistant Professor, Statistics –  $4,000

“Model selection and semi-parametric inference for clustered data”

Renyi Liu, Assistant Professor, Botany and Plant Sciences –  $3,500

“miRNA-independent site-specific mRNA cleavage in plants”

Ian Wheeldon, Assistant Professor, Chemica/Environmental Engineering –  $3,500

“Understanding enhanced kinetics in spatially organized biocatalysts”

Huiwang Ai, Assistant Professor, Chemistry –  $3,500

“Novel encodable fluorescent biosensors for imaging cell redox homeostasis”

Jack Eichler, Lecturer, Chemistry –  $3,500

“Phenanthroline-basied Anticancer Compounds: From Drug Design to in vivo Testing”

Heidi Brevik-Zender, Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages –  $3,500

“Fashioning Spaces of the Modern: Mode and Modernité in Late-Nineteenth-Century Paris”

Luciana N. Dar, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education –  $3,500

“Higher Education Institutions Mater: Federalism, Representation and Redistribution”

Ruhi Khan, Assistant Professor, Media and Cultural Studies –  $3,500

“Beyond Hybridity and Fundamentalism: Emerging Muslim Identities in Globalized India”

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