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Huang, Po-Hao (Adam) | Malshe, Ajay P. | Nutter, Darin W.Roe, Larry A. | Spearot, Douglas E. | Tung, Steve | Wejinya, Uchechukwu C. | Zou, Min

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Terrain Differentiation for Autonomous Ground Vehicles by Analyzing Actuator Response--Bair

Primary Investigator: Po-Hao (Adam) Huang
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE)

Understanding Corrosion and Diffusion Behavior in Metal Particle Polymer Composites for Corrosion Sensing

Primary Investigator: Po-Hao (Adam) Huang
Co-Investigator(s): Douglas E. Spearot
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

BalloonSat-Based Micro Thruster Flight Tests

Primary Investigator: Po-Hao (Adam) Huang
Sponsor: Arkansas Space Grant Consortium

Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Math, Science and Engineering

Primary Investigator: Gay B. Stewart
Co-Investigator(s): Po-Hao (Adam) Huang, Michael J. Wavering, Dennis W. Brewer, Deborah Korth
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
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Wafer-level and Chip-scale Packaging of MEMS

Primary Investigator: Ajay P. Malshe
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Anti-Tamper Active and Passive Sensors for Use in Integrated Circuit Models

Primary Investigator: Ajay P. Malshe
Sponsor: Industry

Sensor Techniques for Anti-Tamper

Primary Investigator: Kaoru Porter
Co-Investigator(s): Errol V. Porter, Ajay P. Malshe
Sponsor: Industry

Fundamental Understanding of Nanolubricants in Environmentally Conscious Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) Machining

Primary Investigator: Ajay P. Malshe
Collaborator(s): University of Michigan
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Thermal Management for Superconducting Electronics MCMs

Primary Investigator: Ajay P. Malshe
Collaborator(s): Industry
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Lubricants Tuned to Respond to Harsh Boundary Lubrication Conditions

Primary Investigator: Douglas Spearot, Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas
Co-Investigator(s): Ajay P. Malshe
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Hybrid Lubrication Approach and Hybrid Nanolubrication Studies

Primary Investigator: Ajay P. Malshe
Sponsor: Argonne National Laboratory

Collaborative Research: Rodent Diets and Habitat Reconstructions in South Africa: an Actualistic and Applied Multidisciplinary Study

Primary Investigator: Peter Ungar, Anthropology, University of Arkansas
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Exploring Laser-assisted Modifications of a Die Tool for Advanced Performance for Advanced Manufacturing

Primary Investigator: Ajay P. Malshe
Sponsor: Industry

Fundamental Study of Processing Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles for Regenerative Medicine

Primary Investigator: Ajay P. Malshe
Sponsor: Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI)

Collaborative Research: Vertically Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research (VICTER)

Co-Investigator(s): Gregory Salamo (UA), Alan Mantooth (UA), Alex Biris (UALR), Robert Engelken (ASU), Mansour Mortazavi (UAPB)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Surface Engineering for Reliable Interfaces in Mechanical Assemblies

Primary Investigator: Ajay P. Malshe
Sponsor: Industry

Energy Harvesting from Mechanical Systems

Primary Investigator: Ajay P. Malshe
Sponsor: Industry
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Improving Fluid Milk Processor Energy Efficiency through the Sharing and Dissemination of Industry Best Practices to Increase Market Competitiveness through the Application of "Green Practices"

Primary Investigator: Darin W. Nutter
Sponsor: Bader Rutter and Associates

DOE Industrial Assessment Center Program

Primary Investigator: Darin W. Nutter
Sponsor: US Department of Energy/Oklahoma State University

Comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment for Fluid Dairy Delivery Systems

Primary Investigator: Greg Thoma
Co-Investigator(s): Edward Pohl, Darrin W. Nutter, Richard K. Ulrich
Sponsor: Dairy Management, Inc.

Comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment for Cheese and Whey Products

Primary Investigator: Greg Thoma
Co-Investigator(s): Darrin W. Nutter
Sponsor: Dairy Management, Inc.

PTC for NIST/NVLAP Proficiency Testing of Energy Efficient Motors - Round 2

Primary Investigator: Juan C. Balda
Co-Investigator(s): Darrin W. Nutter
Sponsor: National Institute of Standards & Technology/Technology Administration/DOC

Arkansas Industrial Energy Clearinghouse

Primary Investigator: Darin W. Nutter
Sponsor: Arkansas Energy Office

Technical Reviews for the AR Industrial Energy Technology Loan (IETL) Program

Primary Investigator: Darin W. Nutter
Sponsor: Arkansas Energy Office
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BalloonSat-Based Micro Thruster Flight Tests

Primary Investigator: Po-Hao (Adam) Huang
Co-Investigator(s): Larry Roe
Sponsor: Arkansas Space Grant Consortium

Experimental Study of the Stability of Prebiotic Organic Colatiles on the Surface of Titan

Primary Investigator: Vincent Chevrier
Co-Investigator(s): Larry Roe, Rick Ulrich
Sponsor: NASA

Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in the Astronomical, Space, and Planetary Sciences

Primary Investigator: Julia Kennefick
Co-Investigator(s): Larry Roe, Vincent Chevrier, Po-Hao (Adam) Huang, Lin Oliver, John Dixon, Dan Kennefick, Claud Lacy, Tim Kral
Sponsor: NSF

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Click to expand Spearot, Douglas E.

Understanding Corrosion and Diffusion Behavior in Metal Particle Polymer Composites for Corrosion Sensing

Primary Investigator: Po-Hao (Adam) Huang
Co-Investigator(s): Douglas E. Spearot
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Collaborative Research: Cyberinfrastructure for Transformational Scientific Discovery in Arkansas and West Virginia (CI-TRAIN)

Primary Investigator: Jack Cothren
Co-Investigator(s): Douglas E. Spearot, W. Fred Limp, Laurent Bellaiche
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Fundamental Understanding of Nanoparticle-Based Lubricants Tuned to Respond to Harsh Boundary Lubrication Conditions

Primary Investigator: Douglas E. Spearot
Co-Investigator(s): Ajay P. Malshe
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

CAREER: Computational Modeling of Microstructure Evolution During Vapor Deposition

Primary Investigator: Douglas E. Spearot
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Development of Plasma-Enhanced Ultra-High-Vacuum Chemical-Vapor-Deposition Machine for Novel Sn Based Group-IV Optoelectronic Devices

Primary Investigator: Shui-Qing (Fisher) Yu
Co-Investigator(s): Douglas E. Spearot, Hameed A. Naseem
Sponsor: Army Research Office (ARO)

Exploring Mechanical Properties of Metallic Nanocrystalline Materials via Nanoindentation Simulations - Lucas Brown

Primary Investigator: Douglas E. Spearot
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Higher Education SURF (ADHE)

Atomistic Simulations of Line Defects in Molybdenum Disulfide - Joe Simpson

Primary Investigator: Douglas E. Spearot
Sponsor: Arkansas State Teachers Association SURF (ASTA)
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Multi-scale Coarse-Grained Modeling with Experimental Verification of DNA-CA

Primary Investigator: Steve Tung
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State University

Microbubble-Mediated Sonophoresis & Sonoporation for Targeting Drug & Nanotherapeutic Delivery to Tumors

Primary Investigator: Steve Tung
Co-Investigator(s): Gregory Salamo
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

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Filtration of Carbon Nanotubes for Sensing and Biomedical Applications

Primary Investigator: Uchechukwu C. Wejinya
Sponsor: Michigan State University

Temperature Study of Vertically Grown Carbon Nanofibers

Primary Investigator: Uchechukwu C. Wejinya
Sponsor: Arkansas Space Grant Consortium

REU Site: Summer Internships in Nanomaterials and Nanomechanics

Primary Investigator: Uchechukwu C. Wejinya
Co-Investigator(s): Molly Longstreth
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
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CAREER: Nano-Engineered Surfaces: Fabrication and Mechanical and Tribological Properties

Primary Investigator: Min Zou
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Vertically Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research

Primary Investigator: Alan Mantooth
PUAF Campus Lead and Senior Investigator: Min Zou
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Nanoscale Surface Engineering for Enhancing Osseointegration of Dental Implants in Smoker Patients

Primary Investigator: Min Zou
Sponsor: Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI)

Investigation of Tribological Properties of Surfaces Patterned with Micro-scale Core-shell Structures - Osborn

Primary Investigator: Min Zou
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE)

NUE: Integrating Nanotechnology into Undergraduate Engineering Education at the University of Arkansas

Primary Investigator: Min Zou
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
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