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Nano Bulk Metals
Carbon Nanotubes
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Research Projects at NC State University
(All listed funding $ are the NCSU share)

Pending Projects (Approved, Waiting for Contracts)


Current Projects

5. Carbon Nanotube/Copper Compposite
Funding Agency: Eaton Coporation
Funding Period: 11/15/2014-9/6/2015

4. Enhancing Corrosion Resistance, Wear Resistance and Fatigue Property of Steels by Surface Mechanical Attrition Treatment
Funding Agency: Jiangyin Xingcheng Special Steel Co., Ltd
Funding Period: 4/21/2013-4/20/2016

3. Carbon Nanotube Composite Sensors
Funding Agency: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (Contract# NNM11405478Q)
Funding Period: 1/1/2013-9/30/2015

2. Nanostructured Fe-Cr Alloys for Advanced Nuclear Energy Application
Funding Agency: DOE Idaho Field Office
Funding Period: 10/1 /2012-9/30/ 2015
$788,156 (PI: Ron Scattergood, Co-PIs: Carl Koch, Yuntian Zhu)

1. Probing Deformation Mechanisms of Nanostructured Mg Alloys for Unprecendented Strength and Good Ductility
Funding Agency: ARO (W911 NF-12-1-0009)
Funding Period: 10/17/2011-9/04/2015

Finished Projects

14. Bonding Unidirectional Carbon Nanotube with Carbon for High Performance, Low Density Composites
Funding Agency: AFOSR (Award#: FA9550-12-1-0088)
Funding Period: 3/15/2012-3/14/2015

13. Probing the Mechanisms of Deformation Twinning in Nanocrystalline fcc Metals
Funding Agency: NSF (Award #: DMT-1104667)
Funding Period: 9/15/2011-2/28/2014/2014

12. Multifunctional Flexible Composites Based on Continuous Carbon Nanotube Fiber
Funding Agency: AFOSR (Award#: FA9550-11-1-0124, subcontract from University of Delaware)
Funding Period: 7/1/2011-6/30/2014

11. Assessment o Surface Mechanical Attrition Teatment (SMAT) Technology
Funding Agency: Army Research Lab. (Contract#: W911NF-11-1-0021)
Funding Period: 1/27/2011-12/30/2013

10. Thermally Conductive Carbon Nanotube Composites
Funding Agency: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (Contract# NNM11405478Q)
Funding Period: 5/16/2011-9/30/2012

9. Bulk Nanostructured Ti for Dental Applications
Funding Agency: Los Alamos National Lab. (Contract# 86665-002-10)
Funding Period: 2/1/2009-1/30/2012

8. Irradiation-Induced Evolution of Defects and Microstructures in Nanocrystalline BCC Mo
Funding Agency: Idaho National Lab. (Contract#: 00042959-00032)
Funding Period: 12/15/2009-12/14/2012

7. Breaking the Strength Ceiling: A Fundamental Study to Make Ultra Strong Bulk Mg
Funding Agency: Army Research Lab. (Contract#: W911QX-08-C-0083)
Funding Period: 7/1/2008-6/30/2014
$290,000 (75,000, 95,000, 120,000)

6. Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Composites (SBIR Phase I)
Funding Agency: Airforce SBIR/STTR (subcintract from 3-Tex Inc. #: R000073-1)
Funding Period: 2010 (1 year)

5. Probing Fundamental Mechanisms for Enhancing the Strength and Ductility of HCP Mg Alloys
Funding Agency:Army Research Office (Contract#: W911NF-09-1-0427)
Funding Period: 10/1/2009-1/30/2010

4. 6th International Symposium on Ultrafine-Grained Materials
Funding Agency: Army Research Office (Contract#: W911NF-10-1-0065)
Funding Period: 02/26/2010 through 06/25/2010

3. Catalytic Synthesis of CNT Arrays Using Alcohol
Funding Agency: North Carolina Space Grant
Funding Period: 5/31/2008-2/30/2009

2. Bulk Nanostructured Materials
Funding Agency: Los Alamos National Lab.
Funding Period: 8/1/2008-3/30/2009

1. Catalytic Synthesis of CNT Arrays Using Alcohol
Funding Agency: Los Alamos National Lab.
Funding Period: 5/31/2008-9/30/2009