Prof. Arda Gozen’s will receive $500k for his proposal entitled “CAREER: Material-Process-Property Relationships of Additive Manufacturing with Polymer Nanocomposites” from the National Science Foundation for 5 years, starting on April 1, 2019. This Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program grant will support research into polymer nanocomposites or PNs, consisting of nanoparticles within a polymer matrix. These materials are utilized in many emerging technologies such as energy storage, biochemical sensing, flexible electronics and artificial tissue engineering important to the national prosperity and competitiveness. This award supports the fundamental research that will provide the knowledge needed for additively manufacturing PN parts having “as-designed” properties with high customizability, precision and accuracy. The educational effort will provide a model for integration of additive manufacturing into the mechanical engineering curriculum which in turn will equip the next generation manufacturing workforce with a much needed skill-set. The outreach activities that will be realized in this project will increase the public awareness and readiness for the additive manufacturing and flexible electronics concepts.
Prof. P. Dutta, Associate Director for Graduate Studies, received a GAANN (Graduate Assistants in Areas of National Need) grant for $900k from the Department of Education and $200K in matching from WSU to support 9 domestic PhD students in Manufacturing. Apply for a Competitive Fellowship in Advanced Manufacturing Research.
Profs. A. Bandyopadhyay and S. Bose received $750k from JCDREAM (Joint Center for Deployment and Research on Earth Abundant Materials) and $250k in matching support from WSU to purchase and set up a Hybrid Additive Manufacturing (HAM) machine and a High Definition 3D Printer with a Rotating Head.