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NSF has granted $382,000 – Announced June 15, 2020

Good news! NSF has granted $382,000 to the Workforce Development for New Generation of Cyber Security Systems superheated by Dr. Thabet Kacem of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) and the Co-PI’s Dr. Anteneh Girma (CSIT), Dr Sasan Haghani (ECE) and Dr. Lei Wang (CE).

The Workforce Development for New Generation of Cyber Security Systems project will provide support for exposing our undergraduate students with state-of-the-art cyber security field. This will also help us to recruit more students into the STEM fields, create the awareness in the community about the societal relevance of design through the theme of the cyber security. it will also provide a platform for faculty collaboration in teaching and research.

ACTIVE GRANTS in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2019-2020

Title of Grant Amount Funding Agency Duration
NSF CREST Center for Nanoscale Research and Education

Principal Investigator:

  • Pawan Tyagi

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Jiajun Xu
  • Kate Klein
  • Hongmei Dang
  • Devdas Shetty
 

$5.0M

 

NSF

 

 

2019-2024

Targeted Infusion Proposal: Course Development for a 21st Century Smart Grid Workforce

Principal Investigator:

  • Sasan Haghani

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Wagdy Mahmoud
  • Pawan Tyagi
$398,345 NSF 2014-2020
 

“Scholarships and Mentoring to Increase the Academic Success of Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics;

Co-Principal Investigator:

  • Segun Adebayo (retired)
$989,475 NSF 2/01/2019- 1/31/2024
Runoff Control Performance Evaluation and Development of Design Guideline for Green Roof Systems for UDC $15,980 1/03/2018-2/29/2019
“Performance Data-Driven Methods and Tools for: Computer Network Defense through Network Science” $594,755 8/21/2015-8/21/2019
“Firebird Ice Rectifier and Extractor (FIRE)”

Principal Investigator:

  • Sasan Haghani
$10,000 NIA 1/2019–7/2019
“Implementation of the 2019 NASA Mars Human Exploration Rover: HUMAN EXPLORATION ROVER: An Experiential Learning Project for STEM Students at UDC”

Principal Investigator:

  • Sasan Haghani

Co-Principal Investigator:

  • Jiajun Xu
$59,981 NASA 11/2018–8/2019
“Implementation of the University of the District of Columbia Human Exploration Rover”

Principal Investigator:

  • Sasan Haghani

Co-Principal Investigator:

  • Jiajun Xu
$79,926 NASA 11/2017-8/2019
Professional Research Experience Program at UDC (NIST)

Principal Investigator:

  • Kate Klein

Co-collaborators

  • Devdas Shetty, Pradeep Behera, Jiajun Xu, Pawan Tyagi, Lara Thompson, Hongmei Dang, Esther Ososanya, Sasan Haghani, Amir Shaharinia, Briana Wellman, Wagdy Mahmoud, and Lei Wang.
$6,761,811 NIST 10/1/2018-6/30/2023
PKAL Capital Region Network Workshop at UDC

Principal Investigator:

  • Lily Liang
$49,947 8/1/2015–7/31/ 2019
Development of Urban Sustainability Model for Metropolitan DC based on Population, Food, Water, Energy and Infrastructure

Principal Investigator:

  • Lei Wang

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Pradeep K. Behera,
  • Bryan Higgs
$9,974 United States Geological Survey (USGS) 6/15/2018-2019
Risk Assessment of Levees in the Face of Flood Hazards in the District of Columbia

Principal Investigator:

  • Lei Wang

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Pradeep K. Behera
$9966 United States Geological Survey (USGS) 6/15/2019-2020
Integrating Risk and Resilience into Undergraduate Engineering Education Towards a Hazard-Resilient Built Environment

Principal Investigator:

  • Lei Wang

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Pradeep K. Behera
  • Jiajun Xu
  • Sasan Haghani
$399,931 NSF 7/15/2018-2021
Targeted Infusion Project: STEM-Business Focused Logistics and International Trade (LIT) Analytics

Principal Investigator:

  • Anshu Arora (SBPA)

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Lei Wang
  • Pradeep K. Behera
  • Amit Arora
  • Mohamad Sepehri
$399967 NSF 6/15/2019-

2021

NSF: Experimental and Multiscale Simulation Study of Nanoscale Thermal Transport and Evaporation/Boiling Heat Transfer using Self-assembled Nano-emulsions.

Principal Investigator:

  • Jiajun Xu
$299,934 NSF 2016-2020
Investigating a new Generation of Assistive, Innovative Technologies (GAIT) for ba.lance rehabilitation. Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)

Principal Investigator:

  • Lara Thompson
$299,996 NSF 3/2017-2020
Development of A New and Optimal Geothermal System for Urban Agriculture Sustainability and Food Security in the District of Columbia

Principal Investigator:

  • Lei Wang

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Jiajun Xu
  • Tolessa Deksissa
$90,000 USDA 2019-2022
Predictive Models for Wind-Penetrated Power Systems Using Bayesian Approach,

Principal Investigator:

  • Amir Shahirinia
$275,420 NSF 2019-2022
Robust Management of Earthen Levee Stability in the Face of Uncertainty for Resilient Geotechnical Infrastructures

Principal Investigator:

  • Lei Wang
$300,000 NSF 2019-2022
Acquisition of Advanced Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Technology (ARAVT) for Research in Smart Grid Systems, Teaching & K-12 Outreach at UDC

Principal Investigator:

  • Amir Shahirinia

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Esther Ososanya
  • Wagdy Mahmoud
  • Jiajun Xu
$391,796 DoD 2019-2022
ASA Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Space Technology & Applied Research (CAM-STAR)

Principal Investigator:

  • Jiajun Xu

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Pawan Tyagi
  • Kate Klein
  • Devdas Shetty
  • Lei Wang
  • Sasan Haghani

Senior Personnel

  • Pradeep Behera
$3,000,000 NASA 2019-2022
DOD Airforce: Nano-enhanced Phase Change Material and Loop Heap Pipe Enabled Hybrid Thermal Management of Electromechanical Actuator

Principal Investigator:

  • Jiajun Xu
$200,000 DoD 2020-2022
Department of Aging & Community Living

  • Lara Thompson
$1,500,000 Washington DC 2019-2022
DOD-ONR grant: “Understanding the Processing-Microstructure-Property of Additively Manufactured Parts, Multi-scale Modeling and Experimental Characterization”

Principal Investigator:

  • Jiajun Xu

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Kate Klein
  • Nian Zhang
$660,000 DoD 2020-2023
Development of Streamflow Prediction Model and Software Package for Anacostia River at Non-Gauged

Locations based on Bayesian Approach

Principal Investigator:

  • Amir Shahirinia

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Zeinab Farahmandfar
  • Pradeep Behera
$29,965 DCWRRI 2019-2020
Resilience-Based Water Infrastructure Rehabilitation Planning in the District of Columbia

Principal Investigator:

  • Zeinab Farahmandfar

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Amir Shahirinia
  • Pradeep Behera
$29,965 DCWRRI 2019-2020
NSF HBCU-UP Targeted Infusion Project: Workforce Development for a New Generation of Cyber Security Systems

Principal Investigator:

  • Thabet Kacem

Co- Principal Investigators:

  • Anteneh Girma
  • Sasan Haghani
  • Lei Wang
NSF
Department of Energy-National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE-NNSA) funded

Additive Manufacturing Post Processing Partnerships (AMP3) Consortium of four universities and three industries. (UDC lead)

Principal Investigator:

  • Pawan Tyagi

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Jiajun Xu
  • Kate Klein
  • Esther Ososanya
  • Devdas Shetty

External Partners: Grant Warner, Hyung Bae, Gbadebo Owolabi, Michael Spencer, Donna Stalling

$2,800,000 consortium

UDC $1.5M

DOE 2019-2022
NSF-MRI Acquisition of Physical property Measurement System”

Principal Investigator:

  • Pawan Tyagi

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Jiajun Xu
  • Kate Klein
  • Hongmei Dang
$199,210 NSF 2019-2020
Additive Manufacturing Post Processing Partnership (DOE)

Principal Investigator:

  • Pawan Tyagi

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Jiajun Xu
  • Kate Klein
  • Devdas Shetty
$108,000 DOE 12/1/2018-9/30/2020
“Work Force Development for the Next Generation and Beyond”, NSF (TIP)

Principal Investigator:

  • Wagdy Mahmoud

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Nian Zhang
  • Amir Shahirinia

Senior Personnel:

  • Devdas Shetty
$374,126 NSF 7/2020-6/2023
An Intelligent Optimization, Clustering and Classification Framework for Large Scale Photo-Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectroscopy (PT-IRIS)

Principal Investigator:

  • Nian Zhang

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Lara Thompson

Senior Personnel:

  • Devdas Shetty
$551,889 DoD 9/2018–9/2021
An Intelligent Optimization, Clustering and Classification Framework for High Dimensional, Overlapped Classes, and Imbalanced Data

Principal Investigator:

  • Nian Zhang
$239,997 NSF 7/2015–9/2020
Development of a Real-Time Low Flow Forecast System Based on Machine Learning Methods

Principal Investigator:

  • Nian Zhang
$10,000 WRRI 3/2020–12/2021
EAGER: Nurturing Women’s Innovativeness and Strength in Engineering through experiential learning in biomedical engineering (WISE)

Principal Investigator:

  • Lara Thompson

Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Nian Zhang
$99,997 NSF 3/2017–2/2021
Targeted Infusion Project: Integration, Cultivation, and Exposure to Biomedical Engineering at UDC. (HBCU-UP)

Principal Investigator

  • Lara Thompson

Co-Principal Investigators

  • Nian Zhang
  • Sasan Haghani
$399, 991 NSF 7/2015–6/2020
“Performance Data-Driven Methods and Tools for: Computer Network Defense through Network Science”

Principal Investigator

  • Dr. Paul Cotae
$594,755 8/21/2015-8/21/2019