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Recently Awarded Research Funding

Highlights of research funding announcements from public and private institutions:

Marc Maguire, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Marc Maguire

Title: Validating AASHTO PP-84 paste volume limits for shrinkage mitigation in UDOT concrete mixes

Amount: $40,348

Duration: July 15, 2018 – December 31, 2019

Funding Organization: 661 - UT Department of Transportation

Randall Christensen, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Randy Christensen

Title: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)-Aided GPS-Denied Navigation

Amount: $75,643

Duration: July 12 – September 14, 2018

Funding Organization: 770 - U.S. Dept. of Energy - Sandia National Laboratory

Todd Moon, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Todd Moon

Title: Distributed Signal Processing

Amount: $73,409

Duration: July 10, 2018 – December 31, 2018

Funding Organization: 100097 - Maryland Procurement Office

Kurt Becker, Professor, Engineering Education (Principle Investigator)

Kurt Becker

Title: Collaborative Research: Empirically-Based Cognitive Testing of INCOSE Systems Engineering Model

Amount: $236,593

Duration: July 15, 2018 – June 30, 2021

Funding Organization: 1632 - U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

Regan Zane, USTAR-Endowed Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Regan Zane

Title: Analysis and Design of the Series Resonant Converter (SRC) and Parallel Resonant Converter (PRC) and Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Prototypes with Digital Controller

Amount: $74,799

Duration: June 25, 2018 – December 12, 2018

Funding Organization: 3259 - Raytheon

Bethany Neilson, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Bethany Neilson

Title: WL-2348

Amount: $164,701

Duration: July 01,2018 – December 31, 2019

Funding Organization: 46 - Logan City Corporation

Tadd Truscott, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Tadd Truscott

Title: Dynamics and Acoustics of Water Entry

Amount: $75,000

Duration: July 01, 2018 – June 30, 2021

Funding Organization: 3789 - U.S. Dept. of Def. - Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Niel Allen, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Niel Allen

Title: Documenting Current and Projected Water Reuse for Irrigation in Utah

Amount: $42,000

Duration: June 15, 2018 – June 30, 2020

Funding Organization: 1066 - UT Dept. of Nat. Res. - Division of Water Resources

Curtis Dyreson, Associate Professor, Computer Science (Principle Investigator)

Curtis Dyreson

Title: ABI Development: Collaborative Research: Symbiota2: Enabling greater collaboration and flexibility for mobilizing biodiversity data

Amount: $283,231

Duration: June 01, 2018 – May 31, 2021

Funding Organization: 1632 - U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

Ryan Davidson, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Ryan Davidson

Title: Plasma Enhancements in the Ionosphere-Thermosphere Satellite (PETIT) Revision of Proposal #3909

Amount: $144,255

Duration: May 10, 2018 – November 09, 2021

Funding Organization: 1593 - U.S. NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center

Michael Johnson, Research Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Michael Johnson

Title: WM-403: build Test Stand and Testing on Archimedes Turbine

Amount: $115,000

Duration: April 19, 2018 – April 18, 2023

Funding Organization: 100058 - Percheron Power, LLC

Ling Liu, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Ling Liu

Title: CAREER: Nanoscale Thermal Transport in Hydrogen-Bonded Materials

Amount: $500,000

Duration: May 01, 2018 – April 30, 2023

Funding Organization: 1632 - U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

Marc Maguire, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Marc Maguire

Title: Evaluation of Commercially Available Deck Repair Materials

Amount: $42,351

Duration: April 03, 2018 – December 31, 2019

Funding Organization: 661 - UT Department of Transportation

Charles Swenson, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Charles Swenson

Title: Active Thermal Architecture for Cryogenic Optical Instruments

Amount: $199,769

Duration: February 01, 2018 – January 31, 2020

Funding Organization: 1590 - U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Marc Maguire, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Marc Maguire

Title: IconX Connector Static and Cyclic Testing

Amount: $45,563

Duration: March 13, 2018 – October 12, 2018

Funding Organization: 100189 - IconX

John Rice, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principle Investigator)

John Rice

Title: NAVFAC Manual Update--Chapter--6 Seepage and Drainage

Amount: $45,286

Duration: September 28, 2017 – September 15, 2019

Funding Organization: 625 - Virginia Tech Polytechnic Institute and State University

Nick Roberts, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Nick Roberts

Title: Focused Ion Beam for Advanced Specimen Preparation, 3D Microstructural Characterization, and Simulated Irradiation

Amount: $300,000

Duration: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

Funding Organization: Nuclear Energy University Program (U.S. DOE)

Regan Zane, USTAR-Endowed Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Regan Zane

Title: STEP: Microgrid Demonstration Project

Amount: $189,988

Duration: January 17, 2018 – June 30, 2020

Funding Organization: 840 - Pacificorp

Regan Zane, USTAR-Endowed Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Regan Zane

Title: Advancing Smart Inverter Integration in Utah

Amount: $99,997

Duration: January 17, 2018 – June 30, 2020

Funding Organization: 840 - Pacificorp

Regan Zane, USTAR-Endowed Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Regan Zane

Title: Battery Energy Storage System for Transport Chillers

Amount: $99,949

Duration: January 26, 2018 – August 25, 2018

Funding Organization: 100355 - TransChill, LLC