Texas Tech University

Recent Research Awards

  • Project Title: DEFENSEWERX for Numerical Modeling
    Sponsor:
    CIA
    Award:
    $36,000
    Principal Investigator:
    Alexander Idesman
  • Project Title: GOALI: ASCENT: Online Stability Assessment, Flexibility, and Enhancement of IBR-dominated Power Systems
    Sponsor:
    NSF
    Award:
    $299,945
    Principal Investigator:
    Beibei Ren
  • Project Title: Consumable Fragment Research & Development
    Sponsor:
    DOD/MSRDC
    Award:
    $356,208
    Principal Investigator:
    Michelle Pantoya
  • Project Title: Investigation of Electrical Contact Resistance Under Dynamic Chattering Condition
    Sponsor:
    DOE - Sandia National Laboratories
    Award: $
    85,000
    Principal Investigator:
    Chang Dong Yeo
  • Project Title: TTU TAP I - Electrical, Mechanical, Aero project by DOE - Pantex
    Sponsor:
    Pantex/Consolidated Nuclear Security
    Award:
    $225,000
    Principal Investigator: Michelle Pantoya
  • Project Title: Interactions of Opposed Fuel Jets for Enhanced Mixing and Combustion Performance
    Sponsor:
    Army Research Laboratory
    Start Date:
    10/01/2023
    Award:
    $590,000
    Principal Investigator: 
    Song-Charng Kong
  • Project Title: Dynamic Optimization for Leaps in Sustainability-Centric Computing System Design
    Sponsor:
    National Science Foundation
    Start Date:
    10/01/2023
    Award:
    $539,439
    Principal Investigator:
    Donald Docimo
  • Project Title: Characterization of 3D Printed Protein Inks With Customization Using Machine Learning.
    Sponsor: USDA-NIFA Cooperative State Research Ed & Extension Service
    Start Date: 10/01/2023
    Award: $299,620
    Principal Investigator: Paul Egan
  • Project Title: Unlocking the Coupled Hydro-Acoustic Mechanisms and Benefits of Bioinspired Micropillars
    Sponsor: DOD Office of Naval Research
    Start Date: 10/01/2023
    Award: $783,000
    Principal Investigator: Victor Maldonado, Fazle Hussain
  • Project Title: Unraveling Mollecular and Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Intramuscular, Subcutaneous, and Visceral Adipose Tissue Growth in Beef Cattle.

    Sponsor: USDA-NIFA Cooperative State Research Ed & Extension Service

    Award: $650,000

    Principal Investigator: Gordon Christopher

  • Project Title: Energetic Materials Basic Research (EMBR) Center

    Sponsor: DOD Army Research Office/Purdue University         

    Award: $186,090          

    Principal Investigator: Michelle Pantoya

  • Project Title: Boron-Based Energetics

    Sponsor: DOD United States Navy/TDA Research Inc

    Award: $52,500

    Principal Investigator: Michelle Pantoya

  • Project Title: Underwing Distributed Ducted Fan ''FanFoil'' Concept for Transformational Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustic Performance

    Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration       

    Award: $72,257        

    Principal Investigator: Victor Maldonado

  • Project Title: The Role of Cellular Mechanical Oscillations in Triggering Cell Migration

    Sponsor: National Science Foundation         

    Start Date: 10/1/2022          

    Award: $396,859          

    Principal Investigator: Zhongkui Hong

    Additional Project Information:NSF

  • Project Title: Novel Metal Surface Chemistry for Fast Reacting Fuel Particles

    Sponsor: DOD Army Research Lab  

    Start Date: 09/30/2022          

    Award: $175,000       

    Principal Investigator:Michelle Pantoya

  • Project Title: Mission-Adaptive, Modular Law Enforcement Helmet Design

    Sponsor: United States Department of Homeland Security

    Start Date: 09/01/2022          

    Award: $994,591

    Principal Investigator:Michelle Pantoya

  • Project Title: A-Dual-mode Millimeter-wave Sensor network for Structural Monitoring and Control in Wind Farms

    Sponsor: National Science Foundation         

    Start Date: 06/15/2022          

    Award: $549,999       

    Principal Investigator:Beibei Ren

    Additional Project Information: NSF

  • Project Title: CRII: CPS: Human-Centric Connected and Automated Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility

    Sponsor: National Science Foundation 

    Start Date: 04/01/2022          

    Award: $175,000       

    Principal Investigator: Yao Ma

    Additional Project Information:NSF

  • Project Title: Laparotomy simulator with mechanical feedback for surgical training

    Sponsor: National Science Foundation 

    Start Date: 04/01/2022          

    Award: $50,000         

    Principal Investigator:Paul Egan

    Additional Project Information: NSF

  • Project Title: Autonomous smart Intravenous (IV) Pole that follows patients to reduce falls and collisions

    Sponsor: National Science Foundation

    Start Date: 04/01/2022          

    Award: $50,000         

    Principal Investigator:James Yang

    Additional Project Information: NSF

  • Project Title: Parametric Musculoskeletal Model with Full Body Surface for Human-Robot Interaction Simulation

    Sponsor: United States Department of Defense/Innovision, LLC

    Start Date: 03/23/2022          

    Award: $79,097         

    Principal Investigator:James Yang

  • Project Title: Sequential Phase II SBIR-Dynamics for Warfighter Avatars with Complete Articulated Anatomy

    Sponsor: DOD - US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command/CFD Research Corporation

    Start Date: 02/15/2022          

    Award: $205,298       

    Principal Investigator:James Yang

  • Project Title: Numerical Modeling

    Sponsor: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)/ DEFENSEWERX

    Start Date: 01/24/2022          

    Award: $100,000       

    Principal Investigator:Alexander Idesman

  • Project Title: Patient Digital Twin and Performance Capture System for Scoliosis Physiotherapy

    Sponsor: National Science Foundation/Innovision, LLC 

    Start Date: 01/15/2022          

    Award: $53,819         

    Principal Investigator:James Yang

    Additional Project Information: NSF

  • Project Title: Modeling of Biomechanics of Parachute Opening Shock

    Sponsor: DOD - US Army Medical Research and Development Command/ Advanced Technology International

    Start Date: 01/14/2022          

    Award: $450,000       

    Principal Investigators:James Yang

  • Project Title: Characterizing Physicochemical Evolution of Biomass Particles during Fast Pyrolysis Using High-Resolution Simulation

    Sponsor: National Science Foundation

    Start Date: 01/01/2022

    Award: $333,708

    Principal Investigator:Song-Charng Kong

    Additional Project Information:NSF

  • Project Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Fuels for Enhanced Reactivity

    Sponsor: DOD - Office of Naval Research

    Start Date: 11/01/2021          

    Award: $600,000       

    Principal Investigators:Michelle Pantoya, Adelia Aquino

  • Project Title: Designing Colloidosomes with Unjammed Interfaces

    Sponsor: National Science Foundation 

    Start Date: 09/01/2021          

    Award: $351,285       

    Principal Investigators: Gordon Christopher

    Additional Project Information:NSF

  • Project Title: Viability study for interfacial spectroscopy 

    Sponsor: National Science Foundation

    Start Date: 08/01/2021          

    Award: $235,298       

    Principal Investigators:Sukalyan Bhattacharya

    Additional Project Information:NSF

  • Project Title: Electrical Contract Resistance under Dynamic Chattering Condition

    Sponsor: DOE – Sandia National Laboratories/Natl Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia LLC        

    Start Date: 02/01/2021

    Award: $85,000         

    Principal Investigator:Changdong Yeo

  • Project Title: Spray-wall interactions and material characterization at extreme temperatures for UAS applications at extreme temperatures.

    Sponsor: DOD – Army Research Laboratory/Iowa State University   

    Award: $183,064       

    Principal Investigator: Song-Charng Kong