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2018 Awards

The University of California is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 UC Laboratory Fees Research Program competition.

UC Multicampus-National Lab Collaborative Research and Training Awards

Seven proposals, totaling more than $25 million over three years, were awarded in three targeted areas of research that leverage UC-national lab synergy: climate science, cybersecurity, and national security through the social sciences. Collaborations represent genuine engagement among faculty, laboratory scientists and students across UC campuses and Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.

Headwaters to Groundwater: Resources in a Changing Climate

  • Lead Principal Investigator: Jeff Dozier, Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
  • Collaborating Sites: Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Lawrence Livermore, Lawrence Berkeley

Securing Smart Campuses: A Holistic Multi-Layer Approach

  • Lead Principal Investigator: Michalis Faloutsos, Ph.D., UC Riverside
  • Collaborating Sites: Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Los Alamos

The Future of California Drought, Fire, and Forest Dieback

  • Lead Principal Investigator: Alex Hall, Ph.D., UC Los Angeles
  • Collaborating Sites: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Alamos, Lawrence Berkeley, UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Climate Impact of Manure Management from California Dairies

  • Lead Principal Investigator: Francesca Hopkins, Ph.D., UC Riverside
  • Collaborating Sites: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Alamos, Lawrence Berkeley

UC-Lab Center for Electricity Distribution Cybersecurity

  • Lead Principal Investigator: Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, Ph.D., UC Riverside
  • Collaborating Sites: Irvine, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Lawrence Livermore, Lawrence Berkeley

Great Power Competition in the 21st Century

  • Lead Principal Investigator: Susan Shirk, Ph.D., UC San Diego
  • Collaborating Sites: Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, Lawrence Livermore

Political Conflict and Stability in Dynamic Networks

  • Lead Principal Investigator: Arthur Stein, Ph.D., UC Los Angeles
  • Collaborating Sites: Berkeley, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Los Alamos

UC-NATIONAL LAB IN-RESIDENCE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Two UC students were selected from among a highly competitive pool of applicants as recipients of In-Residence Graduate Fellowships. These Fellows will have the unique opportunity to conduct research and receive training at a national laboratory.

  • Xi Chen, UC Merced (Lawrence Livermore)
    Project Title: Carbon Nanotube Based Devices for Biosensing
  • Kimber Moreland, UC Merced (Lawrence Livermore)
    Project Title: Climatic Controls of Subsoil Organic Carbon Dynamics