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Oculus - ASR Nanosatellite Flight Integration

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lyon King
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Collaborative Research: On Making Wave Energy an Economical and Reliable Power Source for Ocean Measurement Applications

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Umesh Korde
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

2017 MERL Development and Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Nick Koszykowski
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

2017 Roadsoft Asset Management System Development and Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Nick Koszykowski
Co-PI: Luke Peterson
Co-PI: Gary Schlaff
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Hydrodynamic Control Using X-Band Radar for Wave Energy Converter Technology

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Umesh Korde
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

2017 Transportation Asset Managment Council Education Program Work Plan

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christopher Gilbertson
Co-PI: John Kiefer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Identify Best Practices in Pavement Design Materials Construction and Maintenance in Wet Freeze Climates Similar to Michigan

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhanping You
Co-PI: Christopher Gilbertson
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Can Reductions in Great Lakes Fish PCB Concentrations be Achieved by Management of PCBs in Atmospheric Deposition?

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Judith Perlinger
Co-PI: Noel Urban
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Driver Behavior at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings Using NDS Data and Driving Simulators

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
Co-PI: Myounghoon Jeon
Co-PI: David N. Nelson
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Collaborative Research: The Role of Citizen Science in Watershed Hydrology Research: Relationships Between Volunteer Motivations Data Quantity and Quality and Decision-Making

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

Magnetic Petrophysics of the Menominee Iron Range

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aleksey Smirnov
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

High Temperature Plasticity of Microalloyed Aluminum: Influence of Rapid Solidification and Wrought Processing on Precipitation Strengthening and Deformation Mechanisms

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paul Sanders
Co-PI: Stephen Hackney
Co-PI: Erik Herbert
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

INFEWS/T3: Climate Change Mitigation via Reducing Household Food Energy and Water Consumption: A Quantitative Analysis of Interventions and Impacts of Conservation

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Watkins
Co-PI: Chelsea Schelly
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

Increasing Ship Power System Capability through Exergy Control

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gordon Parker
Co-PI: Rush Robinett
Co-PI: Eddy Trinklein
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

UCR AOI 4 Development of a Physically-based Creep Model Incorporating Eta Phase Evolution for Nickel-base Superalloys used in Advance Electric Power Generation Plants

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Walter Milligan
Co-PI: Paul Sanders
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Collaborative Research: EAGER: On Making Wave Energy an Economical and Reliable Power Source for Ocean Measurement Applications

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ossama Abdelkhalik
Co-PI: Rush Robinett
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Traffic Safety Engineering for Local Agency Elected / Appointed Officials

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christine Codere
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Smart Moisture-Resistant Adhesive Inspired by Marine Chemistry

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bruce Lee
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Autonomous Microgrids: Theory Control Flexibility and Scalability

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wayne Weaver
Co-PI: Nina Mahmoudian
Co-PI: Rush Robinett
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Stratus: A CubeSat to Measure Cloud Structure and Winds

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lyon King
Co-PI: Ossama Abdelkhalik
Co-PI: Michael Roggemann
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Center for Leadership and Innovation for Transformation (LIFT)

SHF: Small: Scalable Spectral Sparsification of Graph Laplacians and Integrated Circuits

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhuo Feng
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

FACTs & Careers: A Scalable Place-Based Educational Program at a Public Aquarium to Increase STEM Career Choices

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joan Schumaker Chadde
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

SusChEM: Integrated Studies on Interactions between Lignocellulosic Fine Structure and Hydrolytic Enzymes toward Efficient Hydrolysis

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Wen Zhou
Co-PI: David Shonnard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Center/Institute: Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

IRES: US-Denmark Collaboration to Create Next Generation Biosensors

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Caryn Heldt
Co-PI: Julia King
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Update and Modernization of the TRAC Program

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Christopher Gilbertson
Co-PI: Andrea Barajas
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Mechanical Properties at the Protected Lithium Interface

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Erik Herbert
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Packetized Energy Management: Coordinating Transmission and Distribution

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sumit Paudyal
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Heterogeneous Multisensor Buried Target Detection Using Spatiotemporal Feature Learning

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Havens
Co-PI: Timothy Schulz
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Assessing the Spatial Distribution and Physical Drivers of Cyanobacterial Blooms in Western Lake Erie

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Angela Yu
Co-PI: Colleen Mouw
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

EPA Environmental Finance Center for the Great Lakes Region (EPA Region 5)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Jennifer Becker
Co-PI: David Hand
Co-PI: Robert Handler
Co-PI: Ralph Hodek
Co-PI: Jonathan Leinonen
Co-PI: Thomas Merz
Co-PI: Paul Nelson
Co-PI: Eric Seagren
Co-PI: John Velat
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Developing a Talent Pipeline: Inspiring Future Naval Engineers and Scientists Using Real-World Project Based Instruction

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andrew Barnard
Co-PI: Nina Mahmoudian
Co-PI: Guy Meadows
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

RET Site: PLACE - Promoting Learning about Computational Tools and the Enviornment

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
Co-PI: Noel Urban
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Tunable Energy Efficient Electronics (TE3)

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yu Wang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Toward Undersea Persistence

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nina Mahmoudian
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

Evaporation Sub-Model Development for Volume of Fluid (eVOF) Method Applicable to Spray-Wall Interaction Including Film Characteristics with Validation at High Pressure- Temperature Conditions

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Seong-Young Lee
Co-PI: Jeffrey Naber
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)

Therapeutic Lymphatic Vessel Regeneration

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Feng Zhao
Co-PI: Jeremy Goldman
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Collaborative Research: Improving Spatial Observability of Dynamic Traffic Systems Through Ubiquitous Sensor Networks

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kuilin Zhang
Co-PI: Colin Brooks
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Paleointensity of the Paleoproterozoic Geomagnetic Field as Recorded by Single Silicate Crystals: Testing the "Proterozoic Dipole Low"

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aleksey Smirnov
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Full Compensation and Control of Losses in Metamaterial Devices without Gain Medium

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Durdu Guney
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

GOALI: Graphene Paper Sensor for Disease Detection

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Caryn Heldt
Co-PI: Julia King
Co-PI: Adrienne Minerick
Co-PI: Warren Perger
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Collaborative Research: In-Situ Three-Dimensional Diffraction and High-Resolution Electron Microscopy Study of Modulated Martensites

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yu Wang
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Virtual Processing Operation and Damage of Low Volume Solder Interconnects for 3DIC Packaging

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yongmei Jin
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Materials Science & Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Materials Processing (IMP)

Michigan Local Bridge Load Rating Support and Technology Transfer FY 2015-2016

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christopher Gilbertson
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

CAREER: Autonomous Underwater Power Distribution System for Continuous Operation

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nina Mahmoudian
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)

CAREER: Surface and Interparticle Forces for Improved Virus Removal

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Caryn Heldt
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Volcanic SO2 and Ash Products from EPIC Observations

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Simon Carn
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Hawaii County 2014 Roadsoft Data Integration Services

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gary Schlaff
Co-PI: Chris Pinnow
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

CPS: Breakthrough: Toward Revolutionary Algorithms for Cyber-Physical Systems Architecture Optimization

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ossama Abdelkhalik
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Agile and Interconnected Microgrids (AIM)

MRI: Acquisition of a High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope for In Situ Microscopy Research and Education

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Reza Shahbazian Yassar
Co-PI: Stephen Hackney
Co-PI: Claudio Mazzoleni
Co-PI: Tolou Shokuhfar
Co-PI: Yoke Khin Yap
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Pilot Study Work Plan

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Eric Seagren
Co-PI: Jennifer Becker
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Adhesive PEG-fibrinogen Nitric Oxide Releasing Hydrogels for use as a Wound Healing and Tissue Engineering Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rupak Rajachar
Co-PI: Megan Frost
Co-PI: Bruce Lee
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Collaborative Research: I/UCRC for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gregory Odegard
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

CAREER: Leveraging Heterogeneous Manycore Systems for Scalable Modeling Simulation and Verification of Nanoscale Integrated Circuits

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Zhuo Feng
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Center for Computer Systems Research (CCSR)

CAREER: Steerable Powered Ankle-foot Prostheses for Increased Mobility in Amputees

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mohammad Rastgaar Aagaah
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

CAREER: Integrated Research and Education in Physical Design Automation for Nanotechnology and VLSI Technology Co-Design

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Shiyan Hu
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Center for Computer Systems Research (CCSR)

Bridge Design System Ongoing Modernization and Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Timothy Colling
Co-PI: Christopher Gilbertson
Co-PI: Gary Schlaff
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

NURail Tier 1

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pasi Lautala
Co-PI: Timothy Havens
Co-PI: Myounghoon Jeon
Co-PI: Thomas Oommen
Co-PI: Paul Sanders
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)

CNH: Managing Impacts of Global Transport of Atmosphere-Surface Exchangeable Pollutants in the Context of Global Change

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Judith Perlinger
Co-PI: Emma Norman
Co-PI: Shiliang Wu
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Experimental Frameworks for Evaluating the Net Effects of Hydrological Service Payments on Coupled Social-ecological Systems in Mexico

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alex Mayer
Co-PI: Kathleen Halvorsen
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

Multi-decadal Sulfur Dioxide Climatology from Satellite Instruments

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Simon Carn
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)

Biomimetic Tissue Adhesive with Mechanically Tough Hydrogel Support

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bruce Lee
Co-PI: Keat Ong
Co-PI: Rupak Rajachar
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Biomedical Engineering

Center/Institute: Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI)

Wave Optics of Deep Atmospheric Turbulence: From Underlyng Physics Towards Predictive Modeling Mitigation and Exploring

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael Roggemann
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center/Institute: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

WSC-Category 2 Collaborative: Robust Decision-making for South Florida Water Resources by Ecosystem Service Valuation Hydro-economic Optimization and Conflict Resolution Modeling

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Watkins
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Civil & Environmental Engineering

Center/Institute: GLRC/Center for Water and Society (CWS)

CAREER: Reading Magnetic Fingerprints From Deep Time: An Insight into the Geodynamo and Early Earth System Evolution

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aleksey Smirnov
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences

Center/Institute: Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)