Research Grants and Contracts 2017

[ 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 the year. This list is sourced from the Office of Vice President for Research.


12/30/17 Brad Weldon (Civil Engineering), “Transportation Fellowship Program Weldon/Adam Sanchez,” Federal Highway Administration, $7,500

12/20/17 Brad Weldon (Civil Engineering), “Transportation Fellowship Program Weldon/Manning,” Federal Highway Administration, $10,000

12/20/17 Brad Weldon (Civil Engineering), “Transportation Fellowship Program Weldon/Cheng,” Federal Highway Administration, $1,500

12/20/17 Craig Newtson (Civil Engineering), “Transportation Fellowship Program Newtson/William Toledo,” Federal Highway Administration, $5,000

12/20/17 David Jauregui (Civil Engineering), “Transportation Fellowship Program Jauregui/Cuaron,” Federal Highway Administration, $3,500

12/20/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “Transportation Fellowship Program Bandini/Alcantar,” Federal Highway Administration, $1,500

12/15/17 Jessica Houston (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “IFSEEN – Integrating Food Science/Engineering and Education Network: A Partnership to Integrate Efforts and Collaboration to Shape Tomorrow’s Hispanic Food Safety/Science Leaders,” University of Texas – Pan American, $25,418

12/15/17 Jessica Houston (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “IFSEEN – Integrating Food Science/Engineering and Education Network: A Partnership to Integrate Efforts and Collaboration to Shape Tomorrow’s Hispanic Food Safety/Science Leaders,” University of Texas – Pan American, $54,093

12/15/17 Jessica Houston (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “IFSEEN – Integrating Food Science/Engineering and Education Network: A Partnership to Integrate Efforts and Collaboration to Shape Tomorrow’s Hispanic Food Safety/Science Leaders,” University of Texas – Pan American, $18,689

12/15/17 Andreas Gross (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Numerical Investigation of Turbulent Junction Flows,” US Air Force Research Laboratory, $43,500

12/14/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “Actinide Chemistry Research in Support of WIPP (ACRSP2),” Los Alamos National Security, LLC, $365,085

12/12/17 Andreas Gross (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “A Local Analysis of the Fluid Dynamics and Flow Physics of Dynamic Stall on Helicopters,” US Army/Army Research Office, $38,381

12/6/17 Phillip De Leon (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Hilbert Spectral Analysis for Identification and Classification of Bursty Data in Congested Frequency Bands,” Sandia National Laboratories, $50,362

12/6/17 Phillip De Leon (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Hilbert Spectral Analysis for Identification and Classification of Bursty Data in Congested Frequency Bands,” Sandia National Laboratories, $48,238

11/30/17 Ehsan Dehghan Niri (Civil Engineering), “Overweight and Oversize Vehicles,” New Mexico Department of Transportation, $25,000

11/29/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “Direct In-Vivo Radiobioassay Services for NWP,” Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, $15,000

11/8/17 Andreas Gross (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “A Local Analysis of the Fluid Dynamics and Flow Physics of Dynamic Stall on Helicopters,” US Army/Army Research Office, $43,080

10/24/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “Volatile Organic Compound and Hydrogen/Methane Analyses 2017,” Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, $20,000

10/24/17 Paul Furth (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Supervisory Circuit,” Sandia National Laboratories, $94,000

10/17/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “Technical Support and Space Utilization for WIPP Laboratories,” Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, $30,745

10/15/17 Zohrab Samani (Civil Engineering), “I-Corps: Liquid Organic Fertilizer Produced through Annaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste,” National Science Foundation, $50,000

10/5/17 David Voelz (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Effects of Non-Kolmogorov Turbulence and Aerosols on Long-Range, Optical Propagation through the Atmosphere,” NorthWest Research Associates, Inc, $80,135

10/1/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “CEMRC WIPP-EM,” US Department of Energy, $500,000

10/1/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “CEMRC WIPP-EM,” US Department of Energy, $48,827

9/27/17 David Rockstraw (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Development of Optical Diagnostics Using 3D Printed Mechanoluminescent Materials,” Los Alamos National Security, LLC, $48,725

9/19/17 Satishkuma Ranade (Southwest Technology Development Institute), “Advanced Power Electronics for Grid Storage,” Sandia National Laboratories, $43,000

9/18/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “Direct In-Vivo Radiobioassay Services for NWP,” Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, -$14,000

9/18/17 Laura Boucheron Spence (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Extending Academic Analytics: Application to Engineering Education at New Mexico State University,” US Department of Education, $240,516

9/14/17 Paul Andersen (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “FY 2016 and FY 2017 Pollution Prevention Grant Program,” Environmental Protection Agency, $13,285

9/14/17 Paul Andersen (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “FY 2016 and FY 2017 Pollution Prevention Grant Program,” Environmental Protection Agency, $91,715

9/12/17 Andreas Gross (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Numerical Investigation of Turbulent Junction Flows,” US Air Force Research Laboratory, $14,500

9/1/17 Jocelyn White (Civil Engineering), “NMSU Student Support Services Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health Sciences ,” US Department of Education, $232,265

9/1/17 Delia Valles-Rosales (Industrial Engineering), “Collaborative Integration of USDA-Research in the Advanced Teaching Laboratories of STEAM to Accelerate Time-Critical Research and Develop Students’ Professional Skills and Competitiveness in STEAM,” University of Texas at El Paso, $35,000

9/1/17 Delia Valles-Rosales (Industrial Engineering), “Collaborative Integration of USDA-Research in the Advanced Teaching Laboratories of STEAM to Accelerate Time-Critical Research and Develop Students’ Professional Skills and Competitiveness in STEAM,” University of Texas at El Paso, $35,000

9/1/17 Delia Valles-Rosales (Industrial Engineering), “WHEELS OF CHANGE: A Consortium to Develop Champions in Agriculture in the Areas of Sustainable Energy and Natural Resource Management ,” University of Texas at El Paso, $120,000

9/1/17 David Voelz (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Novel Characterization Measurements and Meterological-Driven Modeling of Turbulence and Refraction in the Lower Atmosphere for Directed Energy App-lications,” US Department of Defense/Office of Naval Research, $10,000

9/1/17 David Voelz (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Novel Characterization Measurements and Meterological-Driven Modeling of Turbulence and Refraction in the Lower Atmosphere for Directed Energy App-lications,” US Department of Defense/Office of Naval Research, $319,834

9/1/17 Andreas Gross (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Investigation of 3D Shock-Boundary Layer Interaction: A Combined Approach Using Experiments, Numerical Simulations and Stability Analysis ,” University of Arizona, $10,000

8/22/17 Borys Drach (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Intrinsic Residual Stresses in 3D Woven Composites: A Comprehensive Approach to Inhibit their Development and Determine their Impact on Monotonic and Cyclic Properties,” University of New Hampshire, $105,996

8/1/17 Douglas Cortes (Civil Engineering), “Bio Mediated and Bio Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $30,448

8/1/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $232,867

8/1/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $67,800

8/1/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $34,500

8/1/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $54,500

8/1/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $25,572

8/1/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $73,200

8/1/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $49,800

8/1/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $25,000

8/1/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $1,770

8/1/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $31,100

8/1/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “CBBG Veteran Student Supplement,” Arizona State University, $10,000

8/1/17 Ruey-Hung Chen (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Study of Evaporation, Micro-Explosion, and Combustion of Nanofluid Fuel Droplets,” National Science Foundation, $352,524

7/15/17 Borys Drach (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Intrinsic Residual Stresses in 3D Woven Composites: A Comprehensive Approach to Inhibit their Development and Determine their Impact on Monotonic and Cyclic Properties,” University of New Hampshire, $53,637

7/11/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “Technical Support and Space Utilization for WIPP Laboratories,” Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, $30,744

6/30/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “Volatile Organic Compound and Hydrogen & Methane Analysis,” Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, $30,956

6/29/17 David Mitchell (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Collaborative Research: CCS: Coding for 5G and Beyond: Limits and Efficient Algorithms,” National Science Foundation, $47,330

6/19/17 Gabriela Cisneros (Civil Engineering), “Winrock – Clean Energy, Environment, and Water Support,” Winrock Intnat. Inst. for Agricultural Development, $67,129

6/16/17 David Jauregui (Civil Engineering), “2015 Annual Inspection of Los Alamos Canyon Bridge,” Los Alamos National Security, LLC, $750,000

6/15/17 David Jauregui (Civil Engineering), “2016 Bridge Inspection Program for New Mexico,” New Mexico Department of Transportation, $53,499

6/12/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $10,775

6/12/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $500,000

6/12/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $30,000

6/12/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $45,034

6/12/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $26,000

6/12/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $21,540

6/12/17 Paola Bandini (Civil Engineering), “NSF Engineering Research Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics,” Arizona State University, $66,141

6/1/17 Mingjun Wei (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Army High Performance Computing Research Center – Task#1, #2, #3 and #4,” Stanford University, $9,248

5/31/17 David Voelz (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Wave Optics of Deep Atmospheric Turbulence,” University of Dayton, $30,000

5/24/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “Volatile Organic Compound and Hydrogen & Methane Analysis,” Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, $17,930

5/10/17 Andreas Gross (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “Numerical Investigation of Active Flow Control of Low-Pressure Turbine End-Wall Flows,” Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $362,454

4/26/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “CEMRC WIPP-EM,” Department of Energy, $60,800

3/28/17 Hongmei Luo (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “EFRC/CASP: Semiconductor Quantum Dots,” Los Alamos National Security, LLC, $22,500

3/25/17 Hongmei Luo (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Investigation of Electrode-Electrolyte Interactions Using Transition Metal Oxide Thin Films Via Polymer-Assisted Deposition (PAD),” Argonne National Laboratory, $25,000

3/16/17 Andreas Gross (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “A Local Analysis of the Fluid Dynamics and Flow Physics of Dynamic Stall on Helicopters,” US Army/Army Research Office, $400,000

3/3/17 Mark Chidester (Engineering College), “Testing Samples for Terapore Technologies,” Terapore Technologies, $39,998

2/17/17 David Jauregui (Civil Engineering), “2016 Bridge Inspection Program for New Mexico,” New Mexico Department of Transportation, $94,251

2/15/17 Wei Tang (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “CAREER: Integrated Research and Education on Delta-Sigma Based Digital Signal Processing Circuits for Low-Power Intelligent Sensors,” National Science Foundation, $39,437

2/13/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “Volatile Organic Compound and Hydrogen & Methane Analysis,” Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, $42,460

2/10/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “Actinide Chemistry Research in Support of WIPP (ACRSP2),” Los Alamos National Security, LLC, $60,910

2/10/17 Andreas Gross (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), “A Local Analysis of the Fluid Dynamics and Flow Physics of Dynamic Stall on Helicopters,” US Army/Army Research Office, $43,165

2/7/17 Sukumar Brahma (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Development and Testing of Protection Scheme for Renewable-Rich Distribution Systems,” Sandia National Laboratories, $90,000

1/30/17 Julio Martinez (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Nanostructured Kondo Topological Insulators for Highly Efficient Thermoelectric Materials,” US – Israel Binational Science Foundation, $26,000

1/16/17 Pei Xu (Civil Engineering), “Pilot Evaluation of a Sustainable Autonomous Brackish Groundwater Desalination System,” US Department of Interior/Bureau of Reclamation, $8,000

1/11/17 David Rockstraw (Chemical and Materials Engineering), “Development of Optical Diagnostics Using 3D Printed Mechanoluminescent Materials,” Los Alamos National Security, LLC, $12,000

1/11/17 Brad Weldon (Civil Engineering), “Feasibility Analysis of Ultra High Performance Concrete for Prestressed Concrete Bridge Applicatons Phase IV,” New Mexico Department of Transportation, $8,000

1/10/17 Phillip De Leon (Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), “Hilbert Spectrum Analysis of Moving Targets in ISR Data,” Sandia National Laboratories, $12,000

1/1/17 Russell Hardy (Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Resources Center), “In-Vivo Radiobioassay Services,” Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS), $18,690