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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: Evaluation of Commercially Available Deck Repair Materials

Amount: $42,351.10

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

Doug Hunsaker, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Doug Hunsaker

Title: AFRL-Subject Matter Expert: Morphing and Shape Adaptable Aircraft Structures

Amount: $108,900

Duration: January 01, 2018 – December 31, 2018

Funding Organizaition: Universal Technology Corp

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

Charles Swenson

Title: The Filter Incidence Narrow-band Infrared Spectrometer (FINIS) Student Project

Amount: $50,000

Duration: December 11, 2017 – May 31, 2018

Funding Organizaiton: 216 - Universities Space Research Association

Paul Barr, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principle Investigator)

Paul Barr

Title: Prestress Losses and Development of Short-Term Data Acquisition System for Bridge Monitoring

Amount: $288,935

Duration: December 01, 2017 – July 31, 2022

Funding Organization: 1789 - North Dakota State University

Ryan Berke, Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Principal Investigator)

Ryan Berke

Title: Heterogeneous Strain Measurement during Hot-Fire Testing of Carbon-Carbon Rocket Nozzles

Amount: $42,784

Duration: November 13, 2017 – November 12, 2018

Funding Organization: 1595 - U.S. NASA - Marshall Space Flight Center

Ziqi Song, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator)

Ziqi Song

Title: Exploring Potential New Features for Rest Areas in Utah

Amount: $40,000

Duration: October 11, 2017 – July 31, 2019

Funding Organization: 661 - UT Department of Transportation

Andrew Sorensen, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator)

Andrew Sorensen

Title: DATA BASED TESTING & DECISION PROCESS FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL STEEL REPLACEMENT

Amount: $60,000

Duration: October 10, 2017 – January 21, 2019

Funding Organization: 1311 - UT Dept. of Trans. - Operations

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

Michael Johnson

Title: WH-119.C: Hydraulic Testing per RSA & POs

Amount: $104,020

Duration: November 01, 2015 – October 31, 2020

Funding Organization: 3988 - Badger Meter, Inc.

Regan Zane, USTAR-Endowed Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Principal Investigator)

Regan Zane

Title: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Installation at USU's EVR Facility

Amount: $57,005

Duration: September 08, 2017 – October 24, 2017

Funding Organization: Rocky Mountain Power Foundation

Jeffery Horsburgh, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator)

Jeffery Horsburgh

Title: WS-2328 Energy Research Triangle / Big Data Management in the Water Sector

Amount: $35,000

Duration: July 31, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Funding Agency: UT Sys. of High. Ed. - University of Utah

David Tarboton, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Principal Investigator)

David Tarboton

Title: Improving Student Learning in Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering by Enabling the Development, Sharing and Interoperability of Active Learning Resources

Amount: $249,312

Duration: September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2021

Funding Agency: U.S. National Science Foundation

David Britt, Associate Professor, Biological Engineering (Principal Investigator)

David Britt

Title: CuO NP Bioactivity in the Wheat Rhizosphere: Interplay of Soil Chemistry, Root Exudation, and Biofilms

Amount: $308,162

Duration: August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2020

Funding Agency: U.S. National Science Foundation

Idalis Villanueva, Assistant Professor, Engineering Education (Principal Investigator)

Idalis Villanueva

Title: ECR CORE Collaborative: Getting Real about Engineering: An Exploration of the Emotional Lives and Motivations of Students in the Engineering Classroom

Amount: $230,235

Duration: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2020

Funding Agency: U.S. National Science Foundation