Fall 2016 Proposals and Awards

Dr. Kaveh Akbari Hamed, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received $612,213 from NSF Directorate for Engineering for NRI:  Decentralized Feedback Control Design for Cooperative Robotic Walking with Application to Powered Prosthetic Legs.

Dr. Robert Dowell, Associate Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, received $147,495, from General Dynamics NASSCO, for Full-Scale SWAGE Panel Structural Testing and Finite Element Modeling.

Dr. Sahar Ghanipoor Machiani and Dr. Xianfeng Yang, Assistant Professors of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, along with Drs. Atsushi Nara and Ming-Hisang Tsou, Department of Geography, received $449,202 from NSF Directorate for Engineering Integrated Stage-Based Evacuation with Social Perception Analysis and Dynamic Population Estimation. 

Dr. Gustaaf Jacobs, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, received $207,637, from NSF Directorate for Engineering Collaborative Research: Shock Interaction with a Complex Hydrodynamic Medium; $315,992 for the first year of a three-year award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for Simulation of Particle-Laden Blast Waves with Inter-Scale Coupling and Uncertainty Quantification; and $24,000, from California Space Grant Consortium, STEM Research Academy and Outreach.

SDSU CSNE PI's, Drs. Amir Alimohammad, Ashkan Ashrafi, Ke Huang, Sam Kassegne, Karen May-Newman, Kee Moon, Khaled Morsi, Santosh Nagaraj, Yusuf Ozturk, Sweta Sarkar; and Theresa Garcia, Natasha Forbes Celise and Luis Topete, received $501,914, from University of Washington, for Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE).  CSNE is one of the 20 ERC's funded by NSF,with University of Washingtion as a lead, SDSU and MIT are the main partners in the ERC.

Drs. Alicia Kinoshita, Natalie Mladenov and Tom Zink, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Faculty, received $543,500 from San Diego River Conservancy for Restoration of Alvarado Creek Upper Reach 1.

Dr. Ping Lu, Professor and Chair of Aerospace Engineering, was on the team that was given the Innovation Group Achievement Award by the Director of NASA Johnson Space Center in September 2016, “for exceptional work in pioneering the development of a fully numerical predictor-corrector entry guidance algorithm for the atmospheric entry of space vehicles.”

Dr. Karen May-Newman and Dr. George Youssef, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, received $75,000 from The San Diego Foundation for Bioengineering: a pathway to interdisciplinary STEM at SDSU.

Dr. Chris Mi, Professor and Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering, received $200,000 from Nanjing Golden Dragon Bus Manufacturing Company Ltd, for Joint Laboratory Development and Training; and $444,325 from the University of Michigan, GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation.

Dr. Fletcher Miller, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received $383,947, from University of San Diego for Hybrid Solar Converter with Integrated Thermal Storage.

Dr. Khaled Morsi, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received $344,517, from NSF Directorate for Engineering, for Pressure "Unassisted" Processing of Fully-Dense Nanocomposites through Novel Nano/Micro-Structural Design. 

Dr. Eugene Olevsky, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received $337,824 from Matsys, Inc. for Modeling and Simulation for Manufacturing Powder Metallurgy Structural Components.

Dr. Victor Miguel Ponce, Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental, received the SDSU Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Faculty Contribution to the University for 2016-17.

Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar, Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, received $60,000, from ViaStat Inc. for Investigation Into a High Quality Customer Experience on a WiFi Network on a Commercial Airliner via ViaStat’s Ka-band High Throughput.

Dr. Satish Sharma, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, received $469,555, from DOD Office of Naval Research for Quasi-Far-Field System Upgrade for Millimeter Wave (mmw) Frequency Expansion; and $30,000 from Broadcom Corporation for Multi-Band GNSS Antenna Research Proposal.

Dr. Satchi Venkataraman, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, received $199,800 from the N&R Engineering Uncertainty Quantification of Test Derived Model Parameters for Life Prediction of Composite Bolted Joints in an ICME Framework; and $68,681, from University of California at San Diego for Baseline and Residual Strength Characterization of Composite Laminates Under Bearing and Bypass Loading.