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(53) Selected Research Projects

  • January 2014—December 2017, "Collaborative Research: GOALI: Carbon Nanoparticle-Oil Tribology," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • September 2014—December 2017, "Collaborative Research: GOALI: Carbon Nanoparticle-Oil Tribology," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • January 2014—December 2017, "Wear Analysis of Aircraft Transmission Components," (Sponsor: Bell Helicopter).
  • October 2013—September 2016, "Analysis and Mitigation of Fatigue-Inducing Stresses in Gas Turbine Engine Blades," (Sponsor: AFRL).
  • October 2013—September 2016, "Collaborative Research: GOALI: Carbon Nanoparticle-Oil Tribology," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • October 2013—September 2016, "Field Assisted Sintering of Cladding Alloys Strengthened via Atomized Oxide Dispersion," (Sponsor: DoE).
  • October 2012—September 2015, "The Creation of Superior Wear Resistant, Cold-Spray Coatings through Tailored Hardenability of Powders and/or the Precise Manipulation of Substrate Stress-States," (Sponsor: ONR).
  • November 2013—July 2015, "Phase II: Porous Coating Development/Demonstration of Enhanced Boiling Heat Transfer," (Sponsor: UJV Res. (Czech Republic)).
  • July 2014—June 2015, "Exploratory Study of an Innovative Micro-porous Coating Technology for Cooling/Heating Enhancements in Industrial Applications," (Sponsor: COE).
  • January 2012—December 2014, "Improving the Durability and Performance of Fuel Injectors for Dimethyl Ether Fueled Diesel Engines," (Sponsor: DOE).
  • August 2011—September 2014, "Phase II: Modeling, Characterization, and Design Methodologies to Establish Long-Term Sustainability of SiC-SiCc Composite Cladding," (Sponsor: DOE).
  • July 2010—July 2014, "Modeling, Characterization, and Design Methodologies to Establish Long-Term Sustainability of SiC-SiC Composite Cladding," (Sponsor: DOE).
  • January 2009—December 2013, "Self-Lubricating Coatings/Alloys that are both Repairable and Functionally Gradable using High-Velocity-Particle-Consolidation," (Sponsor: ONR).
  • May 2011—December 2013, "Surface Defect Healing using Dual Beam/Multi-Pass CO2 and Excimer Laser," (Sponsor: NIH via SBIR).
  • August 2013—October 2013, "Porous Self-Lubricating Coatings Directly Applied to Reactor Vessels for Enhanced, Downward Boiling Heat-Transfer during Emergency Reactor Flooding," (Sponsor: UJV Res. (Czech Republic)).
  • October 2010—September 2013, "Comprehensive health management methodology for refractory liners in coal gasifiers," (Sponsor: NETL/DOE).
  • October 2010—September 2013, "Health Management of Coal Gasifier Liners: Condition Monitoring System and Life Prediction," (Sponsor: NETL/DOE).
  • June 2011—March 2012, "Cold-Spray Buildup of Titanium Alloy Powders to Manufacture Fatigue Resistant Components," (Sponsor: DOE).
  • December 2008—December 2011, "Thermal Stress Management of Materials and Coatings," (Sponsor: Army Reserach lab).
  • May 2010—August 2011, "Stress-Intensity Factors under Complex Stress Distributions that Span the length and Depth of Surface Flaws," (Sponsor: Equity Engineering Group (E2G)).
  • June 2010—December 2010, "Beam Oriented Monolithic Scintillator Arrays," (Sponsor: NIHvia SBIR).
  • June 2010—December 2010, "Consolidation of Refractory Materials for Electromagnetic Launcher Rail Coatings," (Sponsor: ONR via STTR).
  • July 2010—November 2010, "Cost Effective Manufacturing of High Sensitivity Scintillator Arrays With Submillimeter Resolution," (Sponsor: NIH via SBIR).
  • July 2010—November 2010, "Laser Processed Scintillator Array for Nuclear Medicine Applications," (Sponsor: DOE via SBIR).
  • May 2010—September 2010, "Phase I: Comprehensive Methodologies for the Characterization, Analysis, and Design Of Sic Composites For Uo2 Cladding," (Sponsor: DOE via SBIR).
  • January 2010—August 2010, "Nuclear Oxide Fuel Fabrication and Process Modeling Utilizing Field Activation and Employing the Spark Plasma Sintering Method," (Sponsor: INL).
  • August 2005—July 2010, "IGERT: Multiscale Metamodeling of Materials Behaviors during Processing and Manufacturing," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • August 2007—June 2010, "A Peripheral-Gaussian Laser Approach for Surface Modification and the Amelioration of Micro-Scale Damage," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • June 2007—May 2010, "Nano-Structured Surface Modification of Aircraft Materials for Improved Fatigue, Wear, and Stress-Corrosion Resistance of Gears, Bearings, Housings, and Flanges," (Sponsor: MOST-AFOSR).
  • June 2007—May 2010, "Structured Thin Film Coatings for Improved Corrosion, Wear, and Erosion Re-sistance and Thermal Management of Weapon Systems," (Sponsor: DOD).
  • March 2010—April 2010, "Analysis of Laser Etched Glass," (Sponsor: Electro-Optics Center (EOC)).
  • December 2008—March 2010, "Nuclear Oxide Fuel Fabrication and Process Modeling Utilizing Field Activation and Employing the Spark Plasma Sintering Method," (Sponsor: ONR).
  • July 2009—December 2009, "Improving Fatigue Life of Rolling Mill Shear Pins by Ultrasonic Nanocrystal Surface Modification Technology," (Sponsor: NSF via SBIR).
  • July 2006—June 2009, "In Situ Studies of Fretting using Ultrasonics and SAW Tomography," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • August 2008—February 2009, "Influence of Lasers on Strength," (Sponsor: EOC).
  • December 2005—December 2008, "A Peripheral-Gaussian Laser Approach for Surface Modification and the Amelioration of Micro-Scale Damage," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • December 2006—December 2008, "A Predictive Modeling and Experimental Investigation of Laser Sustained Plasma (LSP) and its Potential Application to Materials Processing," (Sponsor: ONR).
  • August 2004—December 2008, "Self-Lubricating Coatings for Elevated Temperature Applications using a Micro-wave-Assisted High-Velocity-Particle-Consolidation (HVPC) Process," (Sponsor: AFRL/MLKN).
  • October 2007—September 2008, "Thermomechanical Evaluation and Modeling of Sintered Particulate Filters," (Sponsor: MiMark Industries).
  • July 2004—June 2008, "Proppants Engineered from Discarded Industrial Materials," (Sponsor: Halliburton).
  • May 2006—December 2007, "Development and application of Lasers and Electro-Optic beam control for Micromachining," (Sponsor: Electro-Optics Center).
  • January 2005—December 2007, "Functionalization and Simulation of Carbon Nanotubes in Metallic (Al, Cu, Ni, or Re) Matrices," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • December 2005—November 2007, "Surface Defect Healing using Dual Beam/Multi-Pass CO2 and Excimer Laser," (Sponsor: SBIR with RMD to NSF).
  • June 2006—September 2007, "Erosion Wear Tests of Candidate Coatings Systems using the High-Velocity-Particle-Consolidation (HVPC) Process," (Sponsor: Kennametal).
  • January 2007—July 2007, "Reliability and Yield Enhancement for Laser machining in Manufacturing Ceramic Scintillator Arrays," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • July 2006—June 2007, "Development of Low Resistance Electrical Contacts on Diamond," (Sponsor: WPAFB).
  • July 2006—June 2007, "Nano-Engineered Encapsulated-Particles for the Creation of Self-Lubricating Coatings and Alloys," (Sponsor: CISP).
  • December 2005—March 2007, "Protective Coating Combined with Ultrasonic Nanocrystal Surface Modification Technology for Large-Diameter Bearing Races," (Sponsor: Air Force as part of an SBIR with DesignMech, Inc.).
  • January 2001—December 2006, "CAREER: Development of a Split-Beam Method for Improved Laser Machining of Ceramic," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • December 2005—December 2006, "Fatigue Life Improvement of Aircraft Materials by Ultrasonic Nanocrystal Surface Modification Technology," (Sponsor: Navy as part of an SBIR with DesignMech, Inc).
  • September 2004—September 2005, "Development and Evaluation of Wear Resistant Aluminum Alloys and Surface Transformations for Sheave Wheel Applications," (Sponsor: NAVAIR/NAWC).
  • July 2003—July 2005, "Nanostructured Protective Coatings," (Sponsor: Air Force).
  • September 2003—May 2005, "Densification Stresses and Distortion Produced by Density Gradients," (Sponsor: Particulate Materials Center).
 

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