Funding

Research has been funded through the following grants:

 

  • Center for Precision Metrology, Title – “Statistically Based Surface Analysis Tools Applied to Gray-Scale Images”. Amount: $~17,000. Awarded: November 2016. PI: Mullany.

 

  • UNCC Faculty Research Grant, Title – “Media Characteristics Limiting the Finishes Obtainable in Vibratory Finishing “. Amount: $12,000. Awarded: November 2014. PI: Mullany, Co-PI: Tkaick

 

  • Center for Precision Metrology, Title – “Surface Topography Evolution Using Statistically Based Analytical Tools “. Amount: $76,000. Awarded: November 2014. PI: Mullany.

 

  • Center for Freeform Optics (CeFO), Title – “MSF Error Reduction” . Amount: $148,707. Awarded: January 2014 (Extensions awarded  Nov. 2014, June 2015, Dec. 2015, June 2016). PI: Mullany.

 

  • Siemens Energy, Title – “Alternatives to Broaching Grooves” . Amount: $16,303. Awarded: August 2012. PI: Mullany.

 

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), CMMI Division, MME Program. Title – “Material Removal Mechanisms in Vortex Machining” Grant Number: 1030700. Amount: $350,745. Awarded: August 2010. NSF web page. PI: S.T.Smith, Co-PI: Mullany.

 

  • CIRP NSF Fellowship Title – “Travel Assistance to GA in Boston” Amount: $2,317. Awarded: July 2009.

 

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), CMMI Division, MCME Program. Title -“In Situ Form Metrology in Manufacturing by Combining Engineered Optical Scattering and Photogrammetry” Grant Number: 0928364. Amount: $476,062. Awarded: June 2009. NSF web page PI: A. Davies, Co-PIs: Mullany, Morse.

 

  • Center for Precision Metrology, UNC Charlotte. Title – “6DOF Sensor using Optical Scattering and Photogrammetry” Amount:$99,000. Awarded: April 2009.PI: Mullany, Co-PIs: Davies, Morse

 

  • Center for Precision Metrology, UNC Charlotte. Title – “Vortex Machining” Amount:$101,000. Awarded: April 2009, PI: Stuart Smith, Co-PI: Mullany.

 

  • UNC Charlotte ADVANCE. Title – “Graduate Student Support for Summer 2008” Amount: $1,800. Awarded: May 2008.

 

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), CMMI Division, MME Program. Title – “CAREER: An Innovative look at Precision Polishing Dynamics” Grant Number: 0747637. Amount: $412,000. Awarded: January 2008. NSF web page PI: Mullany.

 

  • Wachovia Junior Faculty Grants. Title – “Polishing Pitch Evaluation” Amount: $3,400. Awarded: June 2007.

 

  • UNC Charlotte Junior Faculty Research Grant. Title – “Modal Analysis of Polishing Tools “ Amount: $6,000. Awarded: January 2007.

 

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), CMMI Division, MME Program. Title – “GOALI: Exploring the potential of fluorescent materials to detect subsurface damage (SSD) and plastic deformation induced by polishing processes” Grant Number: 0620783. Amount: $134,884. Awarded: June 2006.NSF web page. PI: Mullany.

 

  • The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Title – “Researching the Optimal Approach to Normalize and Rationalize Different Machine Tool Accuracy Measurement Standards” Amount: $42,171. Awarded: June 2006.

 

  • UNC Charlotte Junior Faculty Research Grant. Title – “Generation of Smooth Surfaces for Nano Scale Device      Manufacture” Amount: $6,000. Awarded: January 2005.

 

  • Northrop Grumman Synoptics, North Carolina. Equipment Donation – Strasbaugh Polishers Amount: $11,000. January 2005.