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Prof. Bart Raeymaekers and Collaborator Received $394k U.S. Army Research Office Grant

Prof. Bart Raeymaekers together with collaborator Prof. Fernando Guevara Vasquez (U of U Mathematics Dept.) has received a three-year $394k grant from the Army Research Office (ARO) to conduct research on “Synthesis of multi-functional materials with tailored properties using scalable ultrasound directed self-assembly and additive manufacturing”.  The ability to design and manufacture multi-functional materials with tailored Read More…

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Profs. Park and Francoeur Receive $350K NSF Grant to Work on “Extreme Near-Field Thermal Radiation Sub-10-nm Vacuum Gap Distances”

Professors Kay Park and Mathieu Francoeur received a three-year NSF grant of $350,000 for their research on “Extreme Near-Field Thermal Radiation at Sub-10-nm Vacuum Gap Distances.” The objective of the research is to experimentally and theoretically investigate extreme near-field thermal radiation by: (1) measuring extreme near-field radiative heat transport between a heated tip and a surface in Read More…

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Prof. Bart Raeymaekers Receives Grant from the National Science Foundation to Work on Ultrasound Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes

Prof. Bart Raeymaekers receives $100,000 grant (for two-years) from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on ultrasound alignment of carbon nanotubes in a polymer medium for additive manufacturing of nanocomposite materials.  The grant is supported by the NSF’s Manufacturing Machines and Equipment Program. Polymer nanocomposite materials consist of a polymer matrix material reinforced with a Read More…

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Leang, Pardyjak, & Nevada NanoTech Receive US Army DOD Grant to Develop Chemical Sensing Aerial Robot

Kam Leang and Eric Pardyjak partnering with company Nevada NanoTech Systems, Inc., receive US Army DOD grant to develop a chemical sensing aerial robot.  The two-year $1,000,000 (Utah’s share is $330,000) project, entitled, “STTR Phase II: Autonomous Broad Spectrum Environmental Sentinels,” will focus on developing an autonomous, hover-capable, flying robot with integrated real-time chemical sensing, inter-unit communication Read More…

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Adams Receives Big Data Structural Health Monitoring NSF Award

An expert in experimental mechanics and damage tolerance of composites, mechanical engineering professor Dan Adams received a National Science Foundation three-year companion award (along with principle investigator Dr. Joel Harley – ECE). Adams’ portion of the award, $158,579, is for their research entitled, “Big Data Structural Health Monitoring: Statistical Damage Detection.” With this award they plan Read More…

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Czabaj Receives NASA-Langley Grant

Mechanical engineering assistant professor Michael Czabaj received a one-year NASA-Langley grant at $100,000,  for his Micromechanical Testing and Modeling of Fiber-Reinforced Polymeric Composites research. The research and development described herein aims to support the general objective of the Advanced Composites Program (ACP), which intends to reduce the time and cost for certifying a structural airframe Read More…

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Assistant Prof. Ashley Spear awarded Research Instrumentation Fund from UU VPR

INSTRUMENTATION GRANT WILL PROVIDE UNIQUE CAPABILITIES FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH Assistant Professor Ashley Spear was recently awarded an internal research instrumentation fund (RIF) grant from the University of Utah Vice President for Research to help improve capabilities for materials imaging and characterization at the Utah Nanofab Facility. The grant provides $131K towards the purchase of a combined Read More…