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Grants

Recent Grants

1. Principle Investigator in the Fundamental Studies Supporting the Creation of High Intergrity Weldments via the Friction Stir Process, funded by DARPA, $2.2 MM, May 2003-April 2005.

2. Co-Pi in and Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Friction Stir Processing, funded by NSF, $50,000 funded September 2004.

3. Co-Pi in an industry/ University Cooperative Research Center, funded by NSF, $10,000 planning grant funded September 2003.

4. Co-Pi (with Murray Mahoney of Rockwell Science Center and Rajiv Mishra of University of Missouri-Rolla) in the "Friction Stir Processing" funded by DARPA, $7.4 MM, May 2002-October 2005.

Past Grants

1. Principle Investigator in the "Evaluation of PCBN Tool Materials for Friction Stir Welding of High Temperature Materials," $100,00, June 2001-May 2002.

2. Principle Investigator in the "Study and Evaluation of Friction Stir Weld Tool Technologies"funded by The Boeing Company, $75,000, April 2001- December 2001.

3. Co-Pi (with Murray Mahoney of Rockwell Science Center and Rajiv Mishra of University of Missouri-Rolla) in the "High-Strain Rate, Thick Section Superplasticity created via Friction Stir Processing" funded by DARPA, $750,000, September 2000-August 2000.

4. Principle investigator in the "Effect of Active/Passive Cooling on the Mechanical Properties in Friction Stir Welds" funded by Lockheed Martin Corp., $35,000, April 1999-December 1999.

5. Principle investigator in the "Optimization of FSW in Alloy 7055" funded by Alcoa., $35,000. April 2001-December 2001

6. Principle investigator in the "Effect of Pre and Post Weld Temper Condition on the Mechanical Properties in Friction Stir Welds" funded by Lockheed Martin Corp., $65,000. April 2000-December 2000.

7. Principle investigator (with Carl D. Sorensen) in the "Center for Advanced Joining of Materials" for a State of Utah Center of Excellence, $125,000/year, July 1999-June 2002.

8.Principle investigator in the "Development of a De-coupled Pin and Shoulder Friction Stir Welding Tool" funded by Liburdi Engineering Ltd., $42,000. January 1999- present.

9. Principle investigator, Friction Stir Welding Laboratory-- Application and development of Friction Stir Welding funded by the College of Engineering and Technology, $10,000. January--August 1999.

10. Priniple investigator in the "Feasibility of Friction Stir Welding in Joining Plastics" funded by ORCA, $9,800, Nov. 1998- Aug. 1999.

   
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