Grants & Contracts

  1. Retooling Veterans with Service- and Combat-Connected Disabilities in Advanced Virtual Engineering; Office of Naval Research; 07/01/19 to 06/30/22; Program Link (Funded by ONR)
  2. Engaging Future Generation War Fighters and Civilians in Research to understand Cyber and Electronic Warfare, Cyber Defense, and Data Driven Modeling Tools; Office of Naval Research; 08/16/2020 to 08/15/2021.
  3. IGE: Reimagining the STEM Doctorate: The Pathways to Entrepreneurship (PAtENT) program; National Science Foundation, 06/01/2020 to 05/31/2023; Co-PI with Drs. Praveen Ramaprabhu,  Harish Cherukuri, Terry Xu and David Pugalee;
  4. Operating FLEX Diesel engines on other than ULS fuel; EPRI, 07/01/16 to 12/31/19; 
  5. Training Engineers on the Selection and Application of Appropriate Tools for Advanced CFD Analyses; Mitchel Community College, 02/01/18 to 10/31/20; 
  6. CFD Analysis and optimization of IC Engine Valvetrains, Vaztec Engine Venture, 06/15/18 to 06/30/19; 
  7. CFD Aided Exhaust System Design, Reventure Park, 01/15/18 to 06/30/19; 
  8. Aerodynamics of NASCAR Racecars; Joe Gibbs Racing, 07/15/17 to 07/14/18; 
  9. CFD Studies for a better understanding of aero characteristics of SRT road vehicles; SRT, Chrysler, 02/01/13 to 01/31/15;  
  10. Vehicle Aerodynamic Optimization by CFD Simulation; Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc, 06/01/15 to 12/18/15; 
  11. Automotive Windshield Defogging Simulations and Validations; Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc, 06/01/14 to 12/31/14;
  12. Flow Analysis Over Passenger Vehicle Spoilers; Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc, 05/01/14 to 12/19/14;  
  13. CFD Improvement of Vehicle Aerodynamic Efficiency Through Optimized Underhood Airflow Management; Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc 05/15/13 to 12/31/14; 
  14. CFD Study on the Behavior of NASCAR Sprint Cup Car in Traffic; Chrysler, 02/01/10 to 01/31/13; 
  15. Computing for Speed: HPC Cluster for Computational Motorsports Aerodynamics; UNC Charlotte CRI Duke Energy Funding; 
  16. Engaging Military Veterans to Increase STEM Enrollment and Degrees Awarded; Office of Naval Research,  09/01/14 to 08/31/17; Co-PI with Drs. Tkacik, Tolley, Lim, Mesbah Uddin, and Russell Keanini; 
  17. Vehicle Usage as an Energy Supply Alternative for Home Emergency Power Management; EPRI 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; Co-PI: Dr. B. Chowdhury;  
  18. Design of More Efficient Jet Dryers Using Computational Fluid Dynamics; NASCAR R&D Center, 07/01/12 to 12/31/12, 
  19. Development of Best Practices for External Aerodynamic Simulation Using ESI CFD/Flow Software; ESI-NA Inc., 01/01/09 to 08/31/10; 
  20. A Novel Experiment for High Reynolds Number Flow Past Tandem Cylinder Configurations; EPIC; Co-PI with Drs. Ramaprabhu and Tkacik;  
  21. Development of a high-pressure MOCVD for III-nitride semiconductor devices; NSF-MRI, 07/08 to 06/13; Co-PI with Drs. Stokes, Tsu, Smolski and Fiddy;  
  22. Hydokinetic energy Systems; North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute, 07/08 to 06/12; Co-PI with Drs. Tkacik, Sleiti and Keanini;  
  23. Implicit Large Eddy Simulations of Turbulent Reacting Flows; Spectral LLC, 11/01/10 to 10/31/11; Co-PI with Dr. Ramaprabhu;  
  24. Efficient implementation of models for improved prediction of gas turbine combustor; EPIC, 01/01/10 to 15/12/11; Co-PI Dr. Ramaprabhu;  
  25. Implementation of hybrid multi-objective optimization methodologies for maximized power density in Wind Farms; EPIC 08/01/10 to 07/31/11; Co-PI Dr. Fang;