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Grants

Funded External Grants and Contracts

Program: University Industry Partnership Agreement, Contract, Evonik, Inc., May 2015, $20,800
Duration: June 1, 2015- Dec 31, 2016
Texas State Investigator: Dr. J. Tate (PI)


Program: University Industry Partnership Agreement, Contract, KAI. LLC, August 2014, $17,500
Duration: Sep 1, 2014 – Jan 31, 2015
Texas State Investigator: Dr. J. Tate (PI)

Halliburton Foundation, Inc.
Drs. Jin (PI), Stern, Aslan, Jimenez, Novoa, Romanella, Tate, Asiabanpour, Qasem, and Mendez
Title: Developing High School Students Curiosity in Science and Technology Capstone Design Days
Amount: $8,400, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Program: NSF-REU Supplement Grant  
Texas State Investigators: Drs. J. Tate (PI), S. Dutta, C. Hanks (co-PI); Drs. W. Trybula, R. McClean (Senior Personnel)
Subcontract: Dr. D. Fazarro (co-PI, The University of Texas at Tyler)
Amount: $5,992 for Summer 2014

THINKY, Inc.
Accessory: PPS Containers for Planetary Centrifugal Mixer
Amount: ~ $2,000, Spring 2014

Program: NSF-RET Supplement Grant  
Texas State Investigators: Drs. J. Tate (PI), S. Dutta, C. Hanks (co-PI); Drs. W. Trybula, R. McClean (Senior Personnel)
Subcontract: Dr. D. Fazarro (co-PI, The University of Texas at Tyler)
Amount: $9,979 , Summer 2014

Momentive, Inc.
Material: Epoxy resin systems RIM 135 (20 gallons), EPON 9504 (10 gallons)
Amount: ~$1,000, 2013

Fiberglass Industries (FGI)
Material: E-glass fabrics rolls (Woven Riving, 0/90 Stitched, +/-45 Stitched, Untreated Plain Woven)
Amount: ~$1000, 2012

Saertex, Inc.
Material: E-glass fabrics rolls (+/-45 Stitched) popular in wind turbine blade industry
Amount: ~ $500, 2012


Program: NSF12-534: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education in Engineering
Title: NUE: NanoTRA- Texas Regional Alliance to Foster Nanotechnology Environment, Health, and Safety Awareness in Tomorrow’s Engineering and Technology Leaders
Texas State Investigators: Drs. J. Tate (PI), S. Dutta, C. Hanks (co-PI); Drs. W. Trybula, R. McClean (Senior Personnel)
Subcontract: Dr. D. Fazarro (co-PI, The University of Texas at Tyler)
Amount: $199,997 for 2 years (01/01/2013-12/31/2014), extended (01/01/2014-12/31/2015)

Program: FY 2010 Susan Harwood Targeted Topic Grants, OSHA (Fall 10)
Title: Developing training modules on the safe handling of nano materials
PI: Dr. K.M. Kulinowski, Rice University
Texas State Investigators: Drs. W. Trybula, J. S. Tate
Amount: $236,000
http://www.osha.gov/dte/sharwood/2010_grant_targeted_recipients.html
 
Program: Air Force STTR Topic AF09-BT05 (Fall 09)
Title: Super-high energy density high voltage capacitors
PI: Dr. R. K. Pandey,
Co-PI: Drs. W. A. Stapleton and J. S. Tate
Company: US Ferroics, Inc.
Amount: $50,312

Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Houston, TX (Summer 09)
Nanomodification of two types of epoxy cure chemistries that are widely used for composite applications:  (1) BPA epoxy resin cured with amine and (2) BPA epoxy resin cured with phenolic.
PI: Dr. M. Londa
Co-PI: Dr. J. S. Tate
Amount: $10,000

Service Contract, Tuskegee University (Spring 2010)
Water-jet cutting of composites samples, $320

Service Contract, Applied Nanotech, Inc., Austin, TX (Spring, Fall 08, Spring 09, Spring 2011),
Mechanical characterization of epoxy nano-composites, $4978

Service Contract, Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Houston, TX (Summer 09)
Water-jet cutting of composites samples, $960


Travel grant for students to participate in Ultra light-weight bridge building contest.
Organization: SAMPE (Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering)
Spring 10, $1000
Spring 09, $1000
Spring 08, $500

Travel grant, Young Researcher Award to attend International Conference on Advances in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Combinatorics, Greensboro, NC, Oct 12- 14, 2007, $500