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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

INSTITUTION

DEPARTMENT

STATE

PROPOSAL TITLE

SPONSOR

Mrinal Thakur

Auburn University

Department of Materials Engineering

AL

Electro-optic Modulation and Mirrorless Lasing using Unique Organic Materials and Single Crystal Films

Air Force

Bryan A. Chin

Auburn University

Materials Research and Education Center

AL

Low Cost Infrared Sensors for Monitoring the Welding Process

Navy

Rodney D. W. Bowersox

University of Alabama

Department of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics

AL

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Jets for Active Aerodynamic Control

Air Force

Teik C. Lim

University of Alabama

Department of Mechanical Engineering

AL

Active Noise and Vibration Control in High Power Density Gearboxes

Army

Barrett R. Bryant

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Department of Computer and Information Sciences

AL

Natural Language Specification Technology for Object-Oriented Designs

Army

Mary Ellen Zvanut

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Department of Physics/NS&M

AL

Identifying and Counting Point Defects in Microelectronic Grade Silicon-Carbide

Navy

Shi T. Wu

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Center for Space Plasma & Aeronomic Research

AL

Simulation of Ionospheric Response to Solar Disturbance Mechanisms

Air Force

Rathinam Panneer Selvam

University of Arkansas

Department of Civil Engineering

AR

Adaptive Navier-Stokes Flow Solvers for Aerospace Structures

Air Force

Sharad N. Yedave

University of Arkansas

Department of Mechanical Engineering

AR

A Novel Technology for the Synthesis and Fabrication of Solid Lubricant and Hard Material Composite Coatings

Air Force

Peter Pulay

University of Arkansas

Department of Chemistry

AR

Efficient Modeling of Large Molecules: Geometry Optimization, Dynamics, and Correlation Energies

Air Force

Simon S. Ang

University of Arkansas

Department of Electrical Engineering

AR

A Micromachined Microjet Array Impingement Cooling Device for High Power Electronics

Air Force

Gregory Joseph Salamo

University of Arkansas

Department of Physics

AR

Nanostructures for Normal Incident Uncooled Infrared Detectors

Army

Reeta Vyas

University of Arkansas

Department of Physics

AR

Coherence and Noise Properties of Microcavity Lasers

Navy

Russell B. Melchert

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

AR

Fluid Resuscitation in Controlled Hemorrhagic Shock

Navy

Warren Barrash

Boise State University

CGISS

ID

Research on Inverse Methods Applied to Geophysical and Hydrologic Field Techniques

Army

Ralph S. Budwig

University of Idaho

Department of Mechanical Engineering

ID

The Boundary Layer over Turbine Blade Models with Realistic Rough Surfaces

Air Force

Judi Steciak

University of Idaho

Department of Mechanical Engineering

ID

Catalytic Ignition as a Tool for Converting Small Engines to Efficient Jet Propulsion Fuel - 8 Operation

Army

Michael J. Anderson

University of Idaho

MRC Institute

ID

Open Acoustic Resonators with Mean Flow

Army

Ronald L. Crawford

University of Idaho

Environmental Biotechnology Institute

ID

In situ Genetic Modification of Natural Microbial Communities with Genes of Value for Bioremediation

Army

Brian K. Johnson

University of Idaho

MRC Institute

ID

Protection and Reconfiguration of Zonal Distribution Systems

Navy

Hongxing Jiang

Kansas State University

Department of Physics

KS

Instrumentation for III-Nitride Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Research

BMDO

Sameer I. Madanshetty

Kansas State University

Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering

KS

Microcavitation for Surface Cleaning

Navy

Richard D. Hale

University of Kansas

Department of Aerospace Engineering

KS

Integrated Design and Analysis Tools for Reduced Weight, Affordable Fiber Steered Composites

Navy

Roland J. Seifert

University of Kansas

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

KS

Molecular Analysis of the Olfactory G-Protein Ga olf

Army

Nicholas Q. Tran

Wichita State University

Department of Computer Science/LAS

KS

A Theory of Hiding Functions and Its Applications in Digital Watermarking

Air Force

Klaus A. Hoffmann

Wichita State University

Department of Aerospace Engineering

KS

An Integrated Computational Tool for Hypersonic Flow Simulation

Air Force

Jamey D. Jacob

University of Kentucky

Department of Mechanical Engineering

KY

A Coordinated Computational and Experimental Study of Gas Turbine Blade Cooling with Dynamical Systems Subgrid-Scale Models for Large-Eddy Sim

Air Force

David A. Atwood

University of Kentucky

Department of Chemistry/Arts & Sciences

KY

Molecular Routes to Nanoparticulate Metal Chalcogenides

Navy

John H. Lilly

University of Louisville

Department of Electrical and Computer engineering

KY

Pneumatic Muscle Actuator Control (Adaptive Control, Fuzzy Control)

Air Force

Mahendra K. Sunkara

University of Louisville

Department of Chemical Engineering

KY

A Novel Processing Technique for Growing Bulk Gallium Nitride Ingots from Gallium Melt

Air Force

Robert W. Cohn

University of Louisville

The ElectroOptics Research Institute

KY

Large Area Nanolithographic Fabrication of Photonic Components

Army

Wei-Ping Pan

Western Kentucky University

Department of Chemistry

KY

A Study of the thermal Stability, Degradation Mechanisms, and Properties of Polymer/Organically Modified Layered Silicate Nanocomposites

Air Force

Michael L. Peterson, Jr.

University of Maine

Department of Mechanical Engineering

ME

Measurement of Anisotropic Elastic Constitutive Properties at High Temperatures

BMDO

Peter A. Jumars

University of Maine

School of Marine Sciences

ME

The Shallow Scattering Layer: Emergence Behaviors of Coastal Fauna

Navy

Roy M. Turner

University of Maine

Department of Computer Science

ME

Intelligent Mission Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Navy

Bharat K. Soni

Mississippi State University

Engineering Research Center

MS

Chimera Tool Kit for Large Scale Computational Fluid Dynamics Applications

Army

David B. Kaber

Mississippi State University

Department of Industrial Engineering

MS

Virtual Environment Design

Navy

Stan A. Kuczaj

University of Southern Mississippi

Department of Psychology

MS

The Ontogeny of the Dolphin Echolocation System

Navy

Charles W. Spangler

Montana State University

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

MT

Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Optical Power Limiting Dendrimers with Greatly Enhanced Two-Photon Cross-Sections

Army

Lee H. Spangler

Montana State University

Department of Chemistry/OpTeC

MT

Spectroscopy and Characterization of Inorganic, Organic, and Dendritic Materials for Optical Limiters

Army

Jean-Luc Cambier

Montana State University

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

MT

Pulse Detonation Engines

Navy

Rufus L. Cone

Montana State University

Department of Physics

MT

Ultra-Stable Gallium Nitride and Infrared Laser Frequency Standards Based on Spectral Hole Burning

Air Force

Michael D. DeGrandpre

University of Montana

Department of Chemistry

MT

Calibration-Free Autonomous Ocean Chemical Sensors

Navy

Kenneth G. Kellogg

North Dakota State University

Department of Civil Engineering

ND

Durability of Graphite-fiber Composites Subjected to Reduced Temperature Thermal Fatigue

Army

Kendall E. Nygard

North Dakota State University

Department of Computer Science and Operations Research

ND

Agent Architectures for Autonomous Combat Air Vehicles

Navy

Henry Hexmoor

University of North Dakota

Department of Computer Science

ND

Self-Evaluating Space and Robotic Agents

Air Force

Sy-Hwang Liou

University of Nebraska

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Center for Materials Research and Analysis

NE

Magnetic Domains of Nanometer-Size Magnetic Features

Army

Mao S. Wu

University of Nebraska

Department of Engineering Mechanics

NE

Polycrystal Modeling of Ceramics Subjected to High Strain Rates and Pressures

Army

John Hallett

Desert Research Institute

Division of Atmospheric Sciences

NV

Cirrus Characterization for Laser Propagation and Global Modeling

Air Force

Darko R. Koracin

Desert Research Institute

Energy and Environmental Engineering Center

NV

Diurnal Effects Contributing to the Modification of the Coastal Marine Atmospheric Layer

Navy

Eric V. McDonald

University & Community College System of Nevada

Department of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences

NV

Basic Research Among the Soil-Hydrologic-Biologic System Common to Desert Piedmonts

Army

Guohong Duan

University & Community College System of Nevada

Department of Hydrological Sciences

NV

Investigation and Simulation of Streambank Erosion Processes in the Upper Jordan River, Utah

Army

Qiang Ji

University of Nevada, Reno

Department of Computer Science

NV

Noninvasive Techniques for Monitoring Human Fatigue

Air Force

Richard A. Wirtz

University of Nevada, Reno

Department of Mechanical Engineering

NV

Multi-Functional Materials for Thermal Control of Sensors and Electronics

BMDO

Donald L. Thompson

Oklahoma State University

Department of Chemistry

OK

Theoretical Studies of the Sensitivity of Energetic Materials

Air Force

Richard A. Cheville

Oklahoma State University

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

OK

TeraHertz Impulse Scale-Ranging, TeraHertz Imaging and Ultra-Sensitive TeraHertz time-Domain Spectroscopy

Army

Jin-Joo Song

Oklahoma State University

Center for Laser and Photonics Research

OK

High-Functional Epitaxial Semiconductor Photonic Materials and Devices for UltraViolet Mid InfraRed Applications

BMDO

Melissa M. Rieger

University of Oklahoma

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

OK

The Prevention of Aluminum Corrosion at the Steel Fastener Interface on the C/KC-135 Tanker

Air Force

Deborah K. Watson

University of Oklahoma

Department of Physics and Astronomy

OK

A Study of Bose-Einstein Condensates Using Perturbation Theory

Navy

Lee R. Krumholz

University of Oklahoma

Department of Botany and Microbiology

OK

In Situ Survival Mechanisms of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Polluted Marine Sediments

Navy

Donald R. MacGorman

University of Oklahoma

Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meterological Studies

OK

Improved Mesoscale Model Forecasts

Navy

Guihua Gong

University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras

Department of Mathematics

PR

Noncommunitative Analysis and Quantum Physics

Army

Carlos R. Cabrera

University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras

Department of Chemistry

PR

Custom Design of Carbon Monoxide - Tolerant Catalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells by Subnanostructuring

Army

Luis F. Fonseca

University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras

Department of Physics

PR

Electroluminesce in Silicon/Silicon Dioxide Superlattices and Nanoparticle Composites Prepared by Radio Frequency Sputtering

Army

Daniel L. Noneaker

Clemson University

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

SC

Communication Protocols for Heterogeneous, Spread-Spectrum Packet Radio Networks

Army

Dennis W. Smith

Clemson University

Department of Chemistry

SC

Hybrid Polyarylene Networks and Carbon Microstructures

Army

Jorge M. Seminario

University of South Carolina

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

SC

Computational Studies of Molecular Systems for Nanotechnology Materials

Army

Perla B. Balbuena

University of South Carolina

Department of Chemical Engineering

SC

Molecular Modeling of Electrocatalysis

Army

Ronald A. DeVore

University of South Carolina

Department of Mathematics, IMI

SC

Image Processing for Digital Terrain Elevation Data

Navy

David A. Boyles

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

SD

Direct Formation of Silane Coupling Agents on Glass Surfaces for Improved Composite Performance

Air Force

Jon J. Kellar

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

SD

A Fiber-Optic Sensor System for Total Lifetime Monitoring of Polymer Matrix Composites

Air Force

Francis C. Ting

South Dakota State University

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

SD

Turbulence Dynamics in Irregular Breaking Waves

Navy

Richard M. Foote

University of Vermont

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

VT

Applications of Finite Groups to Signal Processing

Air Force

Walter J. Varhue

University of Vermont

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

VT

Compliant Insulating Silicon Substrates for the Subsequent Growth of Epitaxial Semiconductor Films

Air Force

Christopher C. Landry

University of Vermont

Department of Chemistry

VT

Designing Mesoporous and Microporous Materials for Chemical Warfare Agent Decontamination

Army

Guoliang Xue

University of Vermont

Department of Computer Science

VT

Efficient Approximations to Minimum Cost Quality of Service Routing in Communication Systems

Army

Larry E. Halliburton

West Virginia University

Department of Physics

WV

Development of Nonlinear Optical Materials for Use in High-Power Lasers

BMDO

Matthew C. Valenti

West Virginia University

Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

WV

Advanced Packet-Based Communications

Navy

Patrick C. Gilcrease

University of Wyoming

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

WY

Biocatalysis for the Synthesis of Polymer Precursors

Air Force

Jonathan W. Naughton

University of Wyoming

Department of Mechanical Engineering

WY

Hybrid Control of Jet Flows

Air Force

John E. McInroy

University of Wyoming

Department of Electrical Engineering

WY

Fault Tolerant High Precision Pointing, Vibration Isolation, and Vibration Absorption Using Flexured Parallel Kinematic Machines

BMDO