Research Grants and Contracts

                                                                     [ 2021 |2020 | 2019 2018 | 2017 | 2016 ]

College of Engineering faculty pursue external funding of their research. Below is a list of the College’s research grants and contracts for 2021.


9/30/21 Punam Thakur (CEMRC), “Volatile Organic Compound and Hydrogen/Methane Analyses 2017”, Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, $67,501 

9/1/21 Catie Brewer (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Food Resiliency through Engineered Supply Chains (FRESCH)”, National Science Foundation, $98,980 

8/24/2021 Abdel-Hameed Badawy (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “ECP Proxy App Project”, Sandia National Laboratories, $46,722 

8/20/21 Ehsan Dehghan Niri (Civil Engineering), “A012, A Lizard-Inspired Tube Inspector (LTI) Robot”, US Department of Energy, $70,000 

8/18/2021 Vimal Chaitanya (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “LANL-NMSU Research Collaboration and Coordination 2019/2020”, New Mexico Consortium Inc. $51,168 

8/18/21 Meng Zhou (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Computer Controlled Spray Coating Electrolytes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell”, Batelle Energy Alliance, $60,001 

8/8/21 Meng Zhou (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Preparation and Optimization of Solid Oxide Electrolyte for Hydrogen Production at Intermediate Temperature”, Batelle Energy Alliance, $60,001 

8/3/21 Jessica Houston (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Microflow Time-Resolved Cytometry for FRET and Fluorescent Protein Development”, NIH, $289,400 

8/3/21 Pei Xu (Civil Engineering), “Tool for Assessing the Economic, Societal and Environmental Tradeoffs in Oil/Gas Produced Water Management and Reuse”, Sandia National Laboratories, $60,000 

8/1/21 Ehsan Dehghan Niri (Civil Engineering), “CAREER: Understanding the Exceptional Near-Field Auditory System of the Aye-Aye One of the Most Unusual Primates in the World”, National Science Foundation, $579,236

8/1/21 Luis Rodolfo Garcia Carrillo (Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Perception, Decision, and Control of Autonomous Systems with Neuromorphic Architecture”, New Mexico Consortium Inc. $10,815 

7/29/21 Andreas Gross (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Development and Testing of RANS Transition Models for Hypersonic Boundary Layers”, University of Arizona, $59,130 

7/21/21 David Voelz (Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Machine Learning Algorithm for Calculating Wavefronts from a Single Coherent Beam Return”, Spectral Sciences, Inc., $42,000 

7/15/21 Catie Brewer (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Techno-Economic Analysis of Extracting Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Ash Using Supercritical CO2 -H2O-Chelator(s) Systems”, Sandia National Laboratories, $32,019 

7/1/21 Patricia Sullivan (Engineering College), “2021/2022- Preparing a STEM Ready Workforce: Oversight Management for the NM Career and Technical Student Organization”, NM Public Education Department, $63,000 

7/1/21 Ehsan Dehghan Niri (Civil Engineering), “Consortium enabling In- and Ex-Situ Quality Control in Additive Manufacturing (QCAM)”, US Department of Energy, $2,000,000

7/1/21 David Voelz (Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Machine Learning-Based Turbulence Analysis and Mitigation for Hyperspectral Imaging”, Office of Naval Research, $299,344

6/17/21 Hyeongjun Park (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Collaborative: CubeSat Ideas Lab: Collaborative Research: VIrtual Super-Resolution Optics with Reconfigurable Swarms (VISORS)”, National Science Foundation, $3,466         

6/16/21 Abdessattar Abdelkefi (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Investigating the Effect of Dislocation-Grain Boundary Interactions on the Mechanical Behavior of Material and Dynamical Systems”, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, $31,654

6/15/21 Abdessattar Abdelkefi (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Nonlinear Dynamics of Rigid Body Dynamics Models of Mechanism”, Sandia National Laboratories, $19,499

6/10/21 Abdessattar Abdelkefi (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Nonlinear Modeling and Performance Improvement of Energy Harvesting Systems for Long Term Data Acquisition”, Triad National Security, LLC, $52,018

6/1/21 Abdessattar Abdelkefi (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Spike-Based Computing Structural Dynamics for Nonlinear Systems”, New Mexico Consortium Inc., $36,501

5/19/21 Douglas Cortes (Civil Engineering), “New Mexico Department of Transportation Culvert Asset Management Plan”, New Mexico Department of Transportation, $215,999

5/18/21 Patricia Sullivan (Engineering College), “FY2020-FY2021 Polution Prevention Grant Program”, Environmental Protection Agency, $90,000

5/15/21 Laura Boucheron Spence (Electrical and Computer Engineering), “STTR Phase I: Horse Visual Identification System”, Wildlife Protection Management Inc, $65,917

5/14/21 Patricia Sullivan (Engineering College), “NM Produced Water Research Consortium”, NM Produced Water Research Consortium, $254,667

5/10/21 David Jauregui (Civil Engineering), “2020 Annual Inspection of Los Alamos Canyon Bridge”, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, $87,290

5/1/21 Ehsan Dehghan Niri (Civil Engineering), “Acquisition of Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner for STEM Education and Research Programs in New Mexico”, Department of Defense, $469,180

5/1/21 Seyedhamidreza Alaie (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Film-Like Acoustic Microresonators for Wireless Monitoring of Intracardiac Pressure Using Ultrasound”, US Department of Health & Human Services/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH(DHHS), $256,981

4/29/21 Andreas Gross (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Numerical Investigation of Wake Effect for High-Lift Low-Pressure Turbine Blades”, US Department of Defense/Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $79,598

4/26/21 Punam Thakur (CEMRC), “Volatile Organic Compound and Hydrogen/Methane Analyses 2017”, Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, $135,001

4/20/2019 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics”, Arizona State University, $409,435

4/20/21 Meng Zhou (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Computer Controlled Spray Coating Electrolytes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell”, Batelle Energy Alliance, $43,000

4/1/21 Catie Brewer (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Testing of Heavy Metal Adsorption onto Rice Husk Media”, Glanris Corp., $27,000

3/30/21 Antonio Garcia (Engineering College), “STEM Passport Capacity Building Project”, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), $86,000

3/29/21 A. Bawazir (Civil Engineering), “Using Remote Sensing and Ground Measurements to Improve Evaporation Estimation and Reservoir Management”, US Department of Interior/Bureau of Reclamation, $69,000

3/19/21 Douglas Cortes (Civil Engineering), “New Mexico Department of Transportation Culvert Asset Management Plan”, New Mexico Department of Transportation, $54,000

3/17/21 Abdel-Hameed Badawy (Electrical and Computer Engineering), “GEM5 Simulator for A64FX with Word Granularity Scratchpad”, Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory, $17,858

3/16/21 David Jauregui (Civil Engineering), “2021 Bridge Inspection Program for New Mexico”, New Mexico Department of Transportation, $997,290

3/4/21 Abdessattar Abdelkefi (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Vibratory Energy Harvesting Absorbers: Multi Fidelity Nonlinear Modeling and Performance Enhancement - Tyler A”, Sandia National Laboratories, $31,973

3/4/21 Abdessattar Abdelkefi (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “High and Low Fidelity Representations and Uncertainty Quantification of Pipelines Conveying Fluid”, Sandia National Laboratories, $31,973

3/2/21 Brad Weldon (Civil Engineering), “Ultrahigh- Performance Concrete Overlay - Bridge 7032 - Socorro, NM”, New Mexico Department of Transportation, $83,647

3/1/21 Brad Weldon (Civil Engineering), “UHPC Bridge Phase V”, New Mexico Department of Transportation, $25,000

3/1/21 Krishna Murty Kota Venkata (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Thermal Analysis of a Mechanical Structure”, Calculex, Inc, $10,000

3/1/21 Pei Xu (Civil Engineering), “Tool for Assessing the Economic, Societal and Environmental Tradeoffs in Oil/Gas Produced Water Management and Reuse”, Sandia National Laboratories, $10,000

3/1/21 Young Park (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Training of Next Generation Workforce for Smart Food Science and Agricultural Technology in the Digital Era (WorkFoS-Ag)”, US Department of Agriculture, $500,000

2/23/21 David Voelz (Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Novel Characterization Measurements and Meterological-Driven Modeling of Turbulence and Refraction in the Lower Atmosphere for Directed Energy Applications”, US Department of Defense/Office of Naval Research, $$311,900

2/19/21 David Johnson (Civil Engineering), “FNDN: influence of regenerated soil microbiomes in agroecosystems”, Laird Norton Family Foundation, $10,000

2/17/21 Punam Thakur (CEMRC), “Volatile Organic Compound and Hydrogen/Methane Analyses 2017”, Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, $13,000

2/15/21 Meng Zhou (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Exploration of End-of-Life Lithium Ion Battery Cathode Recycling Technologies”, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $75,704

2/15/21 David Rockstraw (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “SBIR Phase I: Enhanced Lithium Isotope Separation”, Molten Salt Solutions, $49,518

2/10/21 Borys Drach (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Simulation of Accumulative Roll Bonding Process”, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, $40,423

2/2/21 Olga Lavrova (Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Self-Healing Adaptive Zeta-Alpha Microgrid”, Sandia National Laboratories, $49,118

2/1/21 Mahdi Haghshenas-Jaryani (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Robotic Harvesting System for Green Chile Peppers”, USDA/NIFA/ Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, $199,948

2/1/21 Punam Thakur (CEMRC), “CEMRC WIPP-EM2”, US Department of Energy, $1,000,000

2/1/21 Doeun Choe (Civil Engineering), “Research Initiation Award: Uncertainty Modeling, Probabilistic Models, and Life-Cycle Reliability of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines”, NSF, $121,331

1/20/21 Meng Zhou (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Preparation and Optimization of Solid Oxide Electrolyte for Hydrogen Production at Intermediate Temperature”, Batelle Energy Alliance, $43,000

1/15/21 Zohrab Samani (Civil Engineering), “I-Corps: Liquid Organic Anti -Icer”, NSF, $45,000

1/11/21 Krishna Murty Kota Venkata (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Toward a Compact, High-Performance Cryogenic Heat Recuperator by Exploring a New and Unexploited Flow Phenomenon in Wavy Channels”, NASA-NSpires, $244,403

1/1/21 Hongmei Luo (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “SCALE -- Microelectronics Workforce Development”, Purdue University, $379,247

1/1/21 Hamed Nademi (Electrical and Computer Engineering”, “2021 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition”, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, $20,000

1/1/21 Punam Thakur (CEMRC), “Technical Services for Sandia National Laboratories Carlsbad Office - 2021”, Sandia National Laboratories $16,000