PI and Co-PI in materials research funding totaling about $33.5 million in 52 funded projects since 1990.
"Characterization of High Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Titanium 5A1-2.5Sn Alloy", - NASA-MSFC Huntsville, Alabama ($120,000, 5/90-4/91), Co-PI, with Dr. S. Jeelani.
"Mechanical Property Characterization of Refractory Composites"- National Aerospace Plane (NASP) Joint Program office, WPAFB ($810,351, 9/90-12/95), Co-PI, with Drs. S. Jeelani and J. Krishnagopalan.
"Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)", National Science foundation ($ 60,000, 10/90- 9/92), Co-PI, with Dr. P.K. Ray and M. Seif.
"Response of Thermoplastic Composites", Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), Science Support Grant ($ 15,000, 5/91- 5/92), PI.
"Structural Analysis of the Interface between the Metallic Penetrations and the Acrylic Hull of Spherical Pressure Vessel", Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Fort Pierce, Florida ($ 6,300,12/91- 10/92), PI.
"High Temperature Fatigue of SiCf/Si3N4,” National Science Foundation ($310,000, 9/92-9/95), Co-PI, with Drs. S. Jeelani and J. Krishnagopalan.
"Effects of Stress Ratio on Fatigue Damage in Composite Materials", U.S. Army, Strategic Defense Command ($200,000, 8/90-8/93), Co-PI, with Drs. S. Jeelani and J. Krishnagopalan.
"Mechanical Property Characterization of Resin Transfer Molded Composites"- McDonnell Douglas Corp. ($15,000, 10/92-5/93), PI.
"Microstructural Study of the Thermo-mechanically Fatigued Titanium Aluminide"- Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) ($10,000, 9/92-3/93), PI.
"Instrumentation for Fatigue and Compression Characterization of Advanced Composites" - Office of Naval Research (ONR) ($350,000, 10/93-10/95), Co-PI, with Dr. S. Jeelani.
"Design, Analysis and testing of a Launch Package for the MARC- IV Multi- Shot Electromagnetic Launcher", Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, ($85,000, 7/93- 7/94), Co-PI, with Dr. P.K. Ray.
"Reverse Fatigue of RTM Composites"- 3M Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota, ($45,000, 4/92-4/96), PI.
"Advanced Polymeric Composites Manufacturing and Damage Tolerance Studies"-Lockheed Martin Manned Space Systems, New Orleans, Louisiana ($110,000 2/94-12/98), PI.
Summer Project Grants, $6,000, Olin Corporation, Stafford, Connecticut, Summer of 1993 and 1994, PI.
"Intelligent Processing of Resin Transfer Molded Composites", Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA) ($726,100, 1/95-12/96), Co-PI, with Drs. S. Jeelani and U. Vaidya.
"Intelligent Resin Transfer Molding for Integral Armor Applications", A Research Consortium including two Majority and two Minority Universities with Tuskegee being the Hub, Army Research Office (ARO), ($9.4 million, 9/95-9/00), Co-PI, With Drs. Jeelani, Vaidya, Haque, Krishnagopalan, Ludwick, Gajiwala, and Dadzie.
"Development and Analysis of Composite Isogrid Structures", NASA Marshal Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Alabama, ($100,000, 9/95-12/97), PI, With Dr. Vaidya.
"Advanced Composites for Sea Structures," Office of Naval Research (ONR), Arlington, VA, ($380,000, 9/95-10/98), PI, with Drs. Vaidya and Haque.
"Advanced Integrated Structural Optimization," McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, St. Louis, Missouri, ($50,000,1/95-12/95), PI, with Dr. S. Jeelani.
"Smart Materials for Transport Control", National Science Foundation, Alabama EPSCoR, ($300,000, 9/95-9/98), PI, with Drs. Vaidya and Haque
"Damage Tolerance of RTM Composite Sandwich Constructions," Wright Laboratory (WL), WPAFB, Ohio, ($300,000, 9/95-9/98), Co-PI, with Drs. Jeelani and Vaidya.
"Resin Infusion of Advanced Aerospace Composites," McDonnell Aerospace (currently The Boeing Company), ($250,000, 9/96-9/01), PI, with Dr. Vaidya.
"Innovative Manufacturing of Advanced Composites for Automotive Applications," General Motors, ($200,000, 3/98-3/02), PI, with Drs. Vaidya and Haque.
"Sandwich Constructions for Sea Structures," Office of Naval Research (ONR), Arlington, VA, ($590,000, 1/99-1/01), PI, with Drs. Vaidya and Haque.
"Design Analysis, and Manufacture of Connectors Joining Components of Advanced Composite Materials," National Science Foundation (NSF), ($ 100,000, 10/99-9/00), PI.
"Innovative Manufacturing and Structural Analysis of Composite Isogrid Structure for Space Applications," Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) ($272,668, 8/1/00 - 7/31/03), PI, with Dr. Derrick Dean.
"High Temperature Fatigue and Creep Behavior of Ceramic Matrix Composites for Exhaust Nozzle Applications," NASA Lewis Center for High Speed Research ($362,435, 06/97 - 10/00), Co-PI, with Dr. Anwarul Haque.
"Instrumentation for the Investigation of Structural Integrity of Sandwich Structures," Office of Naval Research (ONR), ($92,000, 6/00 - 12/00), PI, with Dr. Jeelani.
"Effect of Interface Strength on the Solder Joint Reliability of Flip Chip Packages," National Science Foundation (NSF), ($50,000, 8/00 - 8/01), PI, with A.K.M. Mian.
"Design and Analysis of Sandwich Joints," The Boeing Company, ($55,000, 8/00 - 12/01), PI.
"Innovative Manufacturing of High Performance Materials," National Science Foundation, Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST), ($4.4 million, 9/97-9/03), Co-PI, With Drs. Jeelani, Ray, Dean, Haque and Ludwick.
"A Partnership for Innovations in Nano Composites Technology," National Science Foundation ($600,000, 2/1/01 - 1/31/04), Co-PI with Drs. Jeelani and Dean.
"Nanophased Composites for Marine Structures," Office of Naval Research (ONR) ($994,000, 2/15/02 - 07/15/04), PI with Dr. Jeelani.
"Innovative Manufacturing of Composite Skin Stringer Assembly," The Boeing Company, ($50,000, 01/02 - 12/03), PI.
“Synthesis, Manufacturing and Characterization of Structural Nanocomposites,” National Science Foundation, Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) Program, ($4.5 million, 9/03-9/08), Co-PI, With Drs. Jeelani, Ray, Dean, Ludwick, Reeves, Hosur, Saha, and Salekeen.
“Multidisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Training in Nanomaterials Science and Engineering,” National Science Foundation, Integrative Graduate Education, Research and Traineeship (IGERT) Program, ($3.32 million, 10/03-09/08), Co-PI, With Drs. Jeelani, Ray, Dean, Ludwick, Reeves, Hosur, and Das..
“Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials,” a multi-university grant with Wichita State University being the lead, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, ($225,000, 06/04 – 06/07), PI.
“Studies of Structural Nanocomposites using Transmission Electron Microscopy,” National Science Foundation, ($1.0 million, 02/01/04 – 01/31/06), Co-PI, with Drs. Jeelani, Hosur, Ray, Ludwick and Reeves.
“Development of Flexible Extremities Protection utilizing Shear Thickening Fluid/fabric Composites,” Army Research Office, Center of Excellence for Battlefield Capability Enhancement (BCE), ($2.32 millions, 11/01/04 – 09/30/09), PI, with Drs. Jeelani, Saha and Hosur.
“Enhancement of Nylon-6 Filaments through Infusion of Functionalized MWCNTs,” Alabama Center for Nanostructured Materials (ACNM), NSF-EPSCoR, ($30,000, 10/01/05 – 09/30/08), PI.
“Reinforcement of Nanoparticles/Nanotubes into Nylon-6 and Studies of Particle-Polymer Interface,” National Science Foundation (NSF), ($100,000, 10/01/06 – 09/30/09), PI
“Durability of Sandwich Composites with Nanophased Cores under Sea Environments”, Office of Naval Research (ONR), ($245,125, 09/01/06 – 08/09/10), PI
“Development of an Integrated Computational Tool to couple Fluid-Structure Interactions on Composite Ship Structures”, Office of Naval Research (ONR), ($390,164, 10/01/07 – 09/30/13), PI
“Design and Analysis of Composite Ocean Current Turbine Blades,” Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC), ($200,792 01/01/08 – 05/08/13), PI
“Ultra Light Structures for Reduced Crew Loading," Lockheed Martin Mission and Unmanned Systems, ($20,000, 07/15/08 – 02/13/09), PI
“Nanosensors for Explosive Detection,” The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), ($105,000, 02/01/11 – 12/31/13), PI
“Structure-Property Relationship in Organic Matrix Nanocomposites for High Temperature Applications,” Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), ($225,000, 10/01/13 – 09/30/18 ), PI with Leif Carlsson and Andrew Terentis.
“Fatigue of Sandwich T-Joints and Design of Composite Ocean Current Turbine Blades – A Collaborative Research between IHI and FAU,” Research Laboratory, IHI Corporation, Yokohama, Japan, ($27,731, 10/01/13 – 03/20/14), PI with Javad Hashemi and Gabriel Alsenas.
“A Three-Layer Integral Armor Solution for Low Weight and Enhanced Ballistic Protection,” Department of the Navy, CTTSO/TSWG, ($121,125, 07/18/2014 – 07/17/2015), PI
“Investigation of Passive Heating in Diving Wet Suit Materials using Carbon Nanotubes as Insulators,” The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), ($60,000, 09/15/14 – 09/14/15), PI
“Finite Element Modeling and Fatigue Analysis of Composite Turbine Blades Under Ocean Current and Sea State Conditions,” Research Laboratory, IHI Corporation, Yokohama, Japan, ($113,650, 10/01/14 – 03/31/16), PI with Javad Hashemi and Gabriel Alsenas.
“Fatigue Life Prediction of Composite Structures under Ocean Current Spectra,” Research Laboratory of IHI Corporation, Yokohama, Japan, ($43,832, 07/01/16 – 03/31/17), PI with Javad Hashemi.
“Fatigue Modeling of Composite Structures and Flow Characterization of Ocean Current Turbine,” Research Laboratory of IHI Corporation, Yokohama, Japan, ($30,000, 06/01/17 – 03/31/18), PI
“In-Situ Micro-Viscosity for Precise Cure Monitoring and Control,” Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), ($50,500, 04/1/17 – 03/31/18), PI