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2023 Research topics- Published

   
 

Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX)

 

Topic #

Title

Contact

RX23-1

Engineering Photonic Materials Using Exceptional Points

Robert Bedford

RX23-2

Molecular Simulation of the Biocompatibility and Biodegradation of Polymer Hydrogels

Rajiv Berry

RX23-3

Molecular Simulation of Enzyme-Substrate Complexes

Rajiv Berry

RX23-4

Ab Initio Modeling of Point Defects for Quantum Information Science

Luke Bissell

RX23-5

Synthesis and Integration of Quantum Light Sources and Quantum Sensors

Luke Bissell

RX23-6

Design of Adaptive Material Networks for Sensing, Actuation and Physical Computing

Philip Buskohl

RX23-7

Development and Behavior of High-Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites

Michael K. Cinibulk

RX23-8

Engineering Qubit-Phonon Interactions in Ultra-wide Bandgap Semiconductors for Room Temperature Quantum Technologies

Chandriker Dass

RX23-9

Automated Process-Driven Design for Additive Manufacturing

Andrew Gillman

RX23-10

Cooperative Human and Machine Learning for Manufacturing

Andrew Gillman

RX23-11

Single Crystal Fiber Development for IR Applications

Benjamin Gray

RX23-12

Engineering Nonlinear Optical Materials

John G. Jones

RX23-13

Creation of Materials, Manufacturing and Design Knowledge Representation via Self-assembly of Ontology Design Patterns

Elizabeth Loiacono

RX23-14

Ultra-Wide Bandgap (UWBG) Materials for Electronics and Optoelectronics

Shin Mou

RX23-15

Understanding Onset of Damage in Multifunctional Composite

Dhriti Nepal

RX23-16

Exploration of Magnetization Dynamics in Ferromagnetic and Antiferromagnetic Materials

Michael Page

RX23-17

Performance and Characterization of Advanced Composites for Air and Space Applications in Extreme Environments

Craig P. Przybyla

RX23-18

Process Modeling for Polymer Matrix Composites

Matthew J. Grasinger

RX23-19

Advanced Processing of Ceramic and Ceramic Matrix Composite Structures

Lisa M. Rueschhoff

RX23-20

Linking Processing Structure and Properties through Deep Learning

Megna Shah

RX23-21

Synthesis and Mechanical Actuation of Helically Chiral Molecules and Polymer Fibrils

Davide L. Simone

RX23-22

Omics and Bioinformatics for Microbiomes and Materials

Blake Stamps

RX23-23

Investigation of the Optical Properties of Novel 2D Materials

Michael A. Susner

RX23-24

Flexible Electronics for Responsive Structures and Sensors

Christopher Tabor

RX23-25

Developing Python-Based Hardware-Software Integration Platform for Closed-Loop Autonomous Synthesis

Vikas Varshney

RX23-26

Defect Analysis of Ultra-wide Bandgap (UWBG) Materials for Electronic Applications

Thaddeus Asel

   
 

Aerospace Systems (RQ)

 

Topic #

Title

Contact

RQ23-1

Extending the Tractability of Large-Eddy Simulation for High Reynolds-Number Flows

Daniel J. Garmann

RQ23-2

Meta-materials for Structural Applications

Thomas J. Spradlin

RQ23-3

Aerothermoelastic Analysis Methodologies for Aircraft Design

Philip S. Beran

RQ23-4

Multi-Fidelity Analysis Methods for Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

Philip S. Beran

RQ23-5

Numerical Simulation of High Mach Number Viscous Flow

Nick Bisek

RQ23-6

Advanced Flight Control

Michael Bolender

RQ23-7

Leveraging Both Experimental and Computational Data to Study Hypersonic Flight

Matthew Borg
Matthew Tufts

RQ23-8

Control Techniques for Two Phase Thermal Management

Larry Byrd

RQ23-9

Electric Capacitance Tomography Development for Two Phase Flow

Larry Byrd

RQ23-10

Supersonic Combustion Ramjet Research

Campbell Carter

RQ23-11

Compact and Novel Combustion Concepts

Andrew Caswell

RQ23-12

High-Altitude Combustion Ignition and Relight Research

Andrew Caswell

RQ23-13

Enabling Robust and Durable Aerospace Structures for Combined, Extreme Environments

Thomas Eason

RQ23-14

Unsteady Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer in Turbines

John Clark

RQ23-15

High Capacity Cathode Materials Functionalized with Carbon for Lithium-based Batteries

Joseph P. Fellner

RQ23-16

Intelligent Power Systems for Next Generation Aircraft

Joseph P. Fellner
James Scofield

RQ23-17

Efficient Small Scale Propulsion and Power Systems

Mark Fernelius

RQ23-18

Enhanced Optical Flow Diagnostics/ Minimization of Particle Seeding

Benjamin Hagen

RQ23-19

Active Thrust Balance of Engine Mainshaft Bearings

Brian D. Nicholson

RQ23-20

Wall-Modeled LES of Shock-boundary layer interaction (SBLI)

Ez A. Hassan

RQ23-21

Mechanical strengthened interfaces of 3D-Printable Multifunctional Solid State Batteries

Joseph P. Fellner

RQ23-22

Advanced Structural Concepts for lighter and low cost Aircrafts

James Joo

RQ23-23

High Work High Efficiency Low Pressure Turbine Aerodynamics

Christopher Marks
Rolf Sondergaard

RQ23-24

Low-Speed, Unsteady Aerodynamics: Physics, Modeling, and Control

Albert Medina

RQ23-25

Advanced Analytical Tools for Turbine Engine Bearing Compartments

Brian D. Nicholson

RQ23-26

Combustion Enhancement in High-Speed Flows

Timothy Ombrello

RQ23-27

Innovative Active Flow Control for Aircraft Aerodynamics Enhancement

Ryan Plumley

RQ23-28

Basic Research in Energy and Combustion Science

Brent A. Rankin

RQ23-29

Large Eddy Simulations of Turbulent Combustion Systems

Brent A. Rankin

RQ23-30

Analysis and optimization of advanced hybrid electric architectures for next generation tactical unmanned aerial systems (UAS)

Michael A Rottmayer

RQ23-31

Weapons Bay Shear Layer Physics Quantified with High Fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics

Ryan F. Schmit

RQ23-32

High Frequency Load Measurements of Slender Bodies in Unsteady Flow Fields

Ryan F. Schmit

RQ23-33

Chimera Hole Cutting for High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Fluid Solver

Christopher Schrock

RQ23-34

Structural Dynamics & Mechanics of Turbomachinery Components

Dino Celli

RQ23-35

Data Science Based Approaches for Modeling Electronics, Devices, and Systems with Control Applications

Kenneth Semega

RQ23-36

Magnetocaloric effect of Ni-Mn based Heusler alloys

Zafer Turgut

RQ23-37

Design Approaches for Hypersonic Inlet and Isolator Operability

Tyler Gardner

RQ23-38

System Engineering for Energy and Power Integration Coupled with Validation Testing

Kirk Yerkes

RQ23-39

Advancement of Automated Aerospace Structural Design

Justin Clough

RQ23-40

Control Techniques for Aircraft Energy Management

Jon Zumberge

RQ23-41

Trajectory Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems

Dave Grymin

RQ23-42

Design and Verification of Automatic, Autonomous, and Intelligent Aerospace Control Systems

Kerianne Hobbs

RQ23-43

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Paul A. Fleitz

RQ23-44

Computational Design, Analysis and Integration of Aircraft Power and Thermal Management Subsystems

Soumya S. Patnaik

RQ23-45

Digital Engineering and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) for Aircraft Power and Thermal Subsystems

Soumya S. Patnaik

RQ23-46

Modeling and Simulation Study of Aircraft Environmental Control System for UAS Military Aircraft

Abdeel J. Roman

RQ23-47

Study of DEW thermal performance under aircraft mission profile conditions

Abdeel J. Roman

RQ23-48

Two-phase flow thermal systems study for UAS aircraft applications

Abdeel J. Roman

RQ23-49

Analysis and Development of Inlet Systems for Gas Turbine Engines

Stuart Benton

RQ23-50

Analytic Sensitivities and Machine Learning applied to Uncertainty Quantification for Multidisciplinary Systems Analysis & Design Optimization

Edwin E. Forster

RQ23-51

Machine Learning Approaches in Computational Fluid Mechanics

Christopher Schrock

RQ23-52

Detonation Engine Propulsion Research

Adam Holley

RQ23-53

Fan and Compressor Experimental Aerodynamics

Michael G. List

RQ23-54

Fan and Compressor Design, Modeling, and Simulation

Michael G. List

RQ23-55

Unsteady Flow Physics and Aerodynamic Flow Control in High-Work Low Pressure Turbine Passages

Christopher Marks

RQ23-56

Computer Science/Pattern Tracking/ ML to enhance flow visualization techniques for Unsteady Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer Turbine Research

Natalia A. Posada

RQ23-57

Multidisciplinary nonlinear time-spectral methods for air vehicle design

Nathan A. Wukie

RQ23-58

Goal-oriented adaptive methods for air vehicle design

Nathan A. Wukie

RQ23-59

Coupling Computational Fluid Dynamics {CFO} Analysis and Optimization Techniques for Scramjet Engine Design Applications

Mark Hagenmaier

 

Sensors Directorate (RY)

 

Topic #

Title

Contact

RY23-1

Advancing Analogical Reasoning for Artificial Intelligence

Trevor Bihl

RY23-2

Counter-Autonomy through Adversarial Reinforcement Learning

Corey Schumacher

RY23-3

Development of SWIR Avalanche Photodetectors

Joshua Duran

RY23-4

Electronic-Grade Dielectric Integration for High-Power, High Frequency Electronic

Ahmad E. Islam

RY23-5

Ga2O3 for High Power Devices

Kevin Leedy

RY23-6

Gamification to Advance Reinforcement Learning

Trevor Bihl

RY23-7

Infrared Event Based Sensing

Charles Reyner

RY23-8

Symbols to describe AI systems

Trevor Bihl

RY23-9

Printed and Flexible Electronics and Photonics for USAF Sensor Applications

Emily Heckman

RY23-10

Printed, Flexible Microwave Circuits

Carrie Bartsch

RY23-11

High Performance LWIR Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays Based on 111-V Antimonide Based Materials

Gamini Ariyawansa

RY23-12

Synthesis and Characterization of Sh-x-vGexSnv Alloys

Bruce Claflin

RY23-13

Analysis Feedback Loop to System Model for Digital Design Iteration

Keith Dreyer

RY23-14

Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Analysis Chain for Air-Based Sensors

Keith Dreyer

RY23-15

Coupled Semiconductor Laser Arrays

Ricky Gibson

RY23-16

Interconnects for Scalable Integration of Heterogeneous Photonic Devices

Matthew Hagedon

RY23-17

Nanopatterned Phase-Change Materials for High-Speed, Continuous Phase Modulation

Joshua Hendrickson

RY23-18

Design and Verification of Automatic, Autonomous, and Intelligent Aerospace control Systems

Kerianne Hobbs

RY23-19

Optical and electrical characterization of topological materials

Arnold Kiefer

RY23-20

Novel materials and devices for nonlinear frequency conversion

Rita D. Peterson

RY23-21

Reconfigurable Radio Frequency (RF) Technology for Adaptable Phased-Arrays and Cognitive Electronic Warfare (EW) Applications

Tony K. Quach

RY23-22

Event Sequence Learning from Textual Scenario Descriptions

Michael L. Talbert

RY23-23

Conjugated Polymers for Infrared or RF Applications

Jarrett Vella

RY23-24

Wide-aperture nonlinear and nonreciprocal multilayers for optical switching, limiting, isolation, and enhanced light detection

llya Vitebskiy
Igor Anisimov

RY23-25

Evolutionary Methodologies to Provide Next-Generation Avionics Resiliency

David A. Kapp

RY23-26

Adaptable and Resilient Control Systems for Next Generation Avionics Embedded Systems

Tern Kebede

RY23-27

Optimal Signal Design for Joint Radar and Communication System

Dr. Saba Mudaliar

 

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