Grants Funded

To date, a total number of 86 grants submitted by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering faculty have been funded.


Major Research Centers of Excellence ($1 million and above)

  1. Intelligent Resin Transfer Molding for Integral Armor Applications, Army Research Office (ARO), $9.4 M, Shaik Jeelani (PI), Hassan Mahfuz, Adriane Ludwick, Uday Vaidya, Anwarul Haque (Co-PIs), (9/1995-9/2000) 
  2. Synthesis, Manufacturing and Characterization of Structural Nanocomposites, National Science Foundation, $4.5 M, (S. Jeelani (PI), D. Dean, M. V. Hosur, A. Ludwick, H. Mahfuz, M. Reeves, P. Ray (Co-PI’s), (10/01/2003-09/30/2009)
  3. Innovative Resin Transfer/Resin Infusion Molding and Non-destructive Evaluation of Advanced Materials, NSF-CREST, $ 4.5 M,  Shaik Jeelani (PI), Adriane Ludwick, Hassan Mahfuz, Uday Vaidya (Co-PIs), (10/1997-09/2003)
  4. Multidisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Training in Nanomaterials Science and Engineering, NSF-IGERT, $3.2 M, (S. Jeelani (PI), D. Dean, Mahesh Hosur, Adrian Ludwick, Hassan Mahfuz, M. Reeves, P. Ray(Co-PI’s), (10/2003-09/2009)
  5. "Support for Pre-College and Scholarship Programs in the School of Engineering and Architecture", DoD, DoE, NASA and Industry, $3.2 M, (1981-1996). 
  6. A Research and Educational Partnership in Nanomaterials Between Tuskegee University and Cornell University NSF-PREM, $2.6 M, Shaik Jeelani (PI), Mahesh Hosur, Vijaya Rangari, Tamara Floyd-Smith, Melissa Hines, Pradosh Ray (Co-PIs), (08/2006 to 07/2011) 
  7. Development of Flexible Extremities Protection Utilizing Shear Thickening Fluid/Fabric Composites, Army Research Office, $2.32 M, Shaik Jeelani(PI), Hassan Mahfuz, Mahesh  Hosur, V. K. Rangari, M. Saha (Co-PI’s), (10/2004-09/2009)
  8. Infrastructure Support For Engineering at Tuskegee University, Department of Defense, Army Research Office, $ 2.25 M, (1993-1998) 
  9. "Manufacture and Characterization of SiC/SiC Composites, U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research, $2.25 M, Shaik Jeelani (PI) Drs. Ludwick, Adeyemi and Yang (Co-Pis) (9/1986-9/1991) 
  10. Alabama Center for Nanocomposite Materials, NSF-EPSCoR, $1.35M, Mahesh Hosur (PI), Shaik Jeelani, Vijaya. Rangari, Yuanxin Zhou (Co-PI's), (09/2009-08/2010)
  11. "NSF-RISE: Enhancement of Research and Educational Infrastructure in Materials Science and Engineering at Tuskegee University," Shaik Jeelani, Heshmat A. Aglan, Jayachandra B. Ramapuram, Legand Burge, Pradosh K. Ray, National Science Foundation, $1.0 M, (11/2006 to 09/2014)
  12. Strengthening the Ph.D. Program in Materials Science and Engineering Program at Tuskegee University, NSF-RISE, 1.0 M, Shaik Jeelani (PI), Mahesh Hosur, Yuanxin Zhou, Vijaya Rangari, Tamara Floyd-Smith (10/2008 to 9/2011) 
  13. Enhancement of Research Infrastructure in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at Tuskegee University NSF-RISE, $ 1.0 M, Shaik Jeelani (PI), Mahesh Hosur, Vijaya Rangari, Yuanxin Zhou (Co-PIs (09/2006 to 08/2008) 
  14. Studies of Structural Nanocomposites Using Transmission Electron Microscope, NSF, $1.0 M, Shaik Jeelani (PI), Hassan Mahfuz, Mahesh Hosur, Pradosh Ray, Adrian Ludwick, M. Reeves (Co-PIs), (02/2004-01/2006)

Grants and Contracts ($500,000 and up to $1 million)

  1. “Nanophased Composites for Marine Structures”, U. S. Navy, Office of Naval Research, $994,000, Hassan Mahfuz (Pi), Shaik Jeelani (Co-PI) ,(2/2002-7/2004)
  2. “Innovative Materials and Processes for Next Generation Weapons Systems”, U.S. Army Research Office $900,000, Derrick Dean, (PI), Mahesh Hosur, Adrian Ludwick, Shaik Jeelani (Co-PI’s), (10/2001-08/2005)
  3. “Mechanical Property Characterization of Refractory Composites”, National Aerospace Plane (NASP) Joint Program Office", $810,352, (9/1990-9/1995)
  4. “Intelligent Processing of Resin Transfer Molded Composites”, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), $726,100,  Uday Vaidya, Shaik Jeelani, Hasan Mahfuz,(2/95-2/96)
  5. “A Partnership for Innovations in Nano Composites Technology”, National Science Foundation, $600,000, Hassan Mahfuz, (PI), Shaik Jeelani (Co-PI),( 2/2001 – 1/2003)
  6. “Sandwich Construction for Sea Structures”, U. S. Navy, Office of Naval Research, $590,000, Shaik Jeelani (PI), Hassan Mahfuz (Co-PI), (1/1999-1/2001)
  7. “Investigations on the Mechanical, Multifunctional and Environmental Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites for Marine Applications”, Office of Naval Research, $500,000, Mahesh V. Hosur (PI), (7/2008-9/2011)

Grants and Contracts (up to $500,000)

  1. “Survivability of Affordable Aircraft Composite Structures”, Wright Patterson Air Force Research Laboratories, $450,000, Uday Vaidya (PI), Mahesh Hosur, Shaik Jeelani, Jaya Krishnagopalan, (Co-PIs), (10/1999-03/2003)  
  2. “Processing and Performance Evaluation of Fiber Reinforced Polymeric Composites with Carbon Nanotubes/Nanofibers”, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, $425,000 Mahesh Hosur PI, Shaik Zainuddin (Co-PI), (12/2008-12/2012)
  3. “MRI: Acquisition of a Material Testing System for Research and Educational Training in Static and Dynamic Characterization of Advanced Structural Nanocomposites”, National Science Foundation $394,550 , Mahesh Hosur (PI), Yuanxin Zhou, Shaik Jeelani (Co-PIs), (09/2007-08/2010)  
  4. “Advanced Composites for Sea Structures”, U. S. Navy, Office of Naval Research, $380,000, (9/1995-10/1998)
  5. “Processing and Performance Evaluation of Fiber Reinforced Polymeric Composites with Carbon Nanotubes/Nanofibers”, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, $360,000 Mahesh Hosur (PI), (12/2008-12/2011) 
  6. “Instrumentation of Fatigue and Compression Characterization Advanced Composites”, U. S. Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR), $350,000, (10/1993-10/1995)
  7. “High Temperature Fatigue of SiCf/Si3N4”, National Science Foundation, $310,000, (9/1992-9/1995)
  8. “Smart Materials for Transport Control”, National Science Foundation, Alabama EPSCoR, $300,000, (9/1995-9/1998)
  9. “Damage Tolerance of RTM Composite Sandwich Constructions”, Wright Laboratory (WL), Wright Patterson Air Force Base, $300,000, Shaik Jeelani (PI), Uday Vaidya (Co-PI), (9/1995-9/1998)
  10. “Alabama Internet II Middleware Initiative”, National Science Foundation, Alabama EPSCoR, $275,010, Shaik Jeelani (PI), (2/2001-1/2004). 
  11. “MRI: Acquisition of Ultrasonic C-Scan System for Research and Educational Training in Structural Nanocomposites”, National Science Foundation, $260,368 Mahesh Hosur(PI), Mrinal C. Saha, Shaik Jeelani, Vijaya K. Rangari, Yuanxin Zhou(Co-PIs), (09/2005-08/2008)      
  12. “An Investigation of the Effects of Environment and Combined Compression-Shear on the Response of Carbon/PEEK Thermoplastic Composites”, NASA- Marshall Space Flight Center, $256,000, (9/1988-9/1992)
  13. “Resin Infusion of Advanced Aerospace Composites”, Boeing Company, $250,000, Shaik Jeelani (PI), Hassan Mahfuz (Co-PI), (9/1996-9/2001)
  14. “Survivability of Affordable High Temperature Polymer Matrix Composites for Propulsion Engine Components”, NASA Glenn Research Center $252,000, Anwar Haque (PI), Mahesh Hosur ,Derrick Dean (Co-PI’s), (10/01/2001-08/31/2005)
  15. “Development of Capability for Characterization of Ceramic/Ceramic Composites”, U.S. Air Force, Office of Scientific Research, $250,000, (1/1989-12/1990) 
  16. “Support for the PH.D. Program in Materials Science and Engineering at Tuskegee University”, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, $ 244,000, (2001-2002)
  17. “Characterization of Nanocomposites and Composite Laminates”, Clarkson Aerospace Inc, $225,000, Shaik Jeelani (PI), Yunaxin Zhou, Mahesh Hosur, Vijaya Rangari (Co-PI’s), (8/2005-1/2010)
  18. “Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials”, Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Federal Aviation Administration, $225,000, Hassan Mahfuz(PI) Shaik Jeelani (Co-PI), (06/2004-05/2007)
  19. “Tuskegee University Research Experience for Undergraduates Site in Material Science and Engineering”, National Science Foundation $ 203,480, Melisa Reeves (PI), Mahesh Hosur (Co-PI), (09/01/2005-08/31/2008)
  20. “Durability and Life Assessment of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites for Army Facilities: Experimentation, Modeling and Validation”, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory $200,000, Mahesh Hosur (PI), Yuanxin Zhou (Co-PI), (3/2008-5/2009)
  21. “Effects of Stress Ratio on Fatigue Damage in Composite Materials”, U. S. Army, Strategic Defense Command, $200,000, (8/1990-8/1993) 
  22. “Innovative Manufacturing of Advanced Composites for Automotive Applications”, General Motors Corporation, $200,000, (3/1998-3/2002)
  23. “Acquisition of High Speed Imaging System for Dynamic Characterization of Advanced Materials”, U. S. Navy, Office of Naval Research, $200,000, Anwarul Haque (PI), Hassan Mahfuz, Shaik Jeelani(Co-PIs), (9/2001-8/2002)
  24. “Fatigue Damage in Composite Materials”, United States Army, Strategic Defense Command , $200,000, (8/1990-8/1993)
  25. “Dynamic Characterization of Graphite/Epoxy Composite Laminates under Inplane compression, Single and Double Lap Shear Loading at Subzero, Room and Elevated Temperatures”, U.S. Army, Cold Regions Research Laboratory, $175,000, (2001-2003) 
  26. “Alabama EPSCoR Infrastructure Development”, National Science Foundation, Alabama EPSCoR, $150,000, Shaik Jeelani (PI), (1998-2001)
  27. “Effect of Grinding on the Fatigue Life of Ti 6A1-4V Alloy”, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, $124,871, (12/1986-12/1987). 
  28. “Structure and Properties of FM73 and Related Epoxy Adhesives”, NASA-Langley Research Center, $123,385, Adrian Ludwick (PI), (3/1987-2/1988)
  29. “Characterization of High Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Selected Materials”, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, $122,871, (12/1984-12/1986)
  30. “Characterization of Polymer Adhesives for Composites”, , NASA-Langley Research Center, $121,891 with Adrian Ludwick, (4/1985-12/1986)
  31. “Characterization of High Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Selected Materials”, NASA- Marshall Space Flight Center, $120,000 , (5/1990-4/1991)
  32. “Development of an Integrated Computational Tool to couple Fluid-Structure Interactions on Composite ship Structures”, Office of Naval Research (ONR), $115,000, Hassan Mahfuz (PI) (10/2007 - 12/2009)
  33. “Advanced Polymeric Composites Manufacturing and Damage Tolerance Studies”, Lockheed Martin Manned Space Systems, New Orleans, LA $110,000 with Hassan Mahfuz (Co-PI), (2/1994-12-1998)
  34. “Characterization of High Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Selected Materials”, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, $108,544, With Dr. R. Natarajan (8/1983-8/1984)
  35. “Nanocluster Characterization in Volume Holographic Glass Gratings, a proposal by Ondax (Advanced Optical Filter Technology)” to NSF-SBIR with Tuskegee University, $105,000, Vijaya K Rangari (PI) and Shaik Jeelani (Co-PI), (07/2006 to 07/2007)
  36. “Innovative Isotropic Ultra-High Thermal Conductivity Diamond Composite Materials”, $104,000,  PI- NSF-PHASE-II SBIR/RISE SUPPLEMENTARY grant, with P2SI. 
  37. “Development and Analysis of Composite Isogrid Structures”, NASA- Marshall Space Flight Center, $100,000, Hassan Mahfuz (Co-PI), (5/1995-5/1997)
  38. “Effects of Surface Modifications on the Interfacial Properties of Structural Nanocomposites”, National Science Foundation, $100,000, Mahesh Hosur (PI), Shaik Jeelani, Vijaya Rangari, Yunaxin Zhou (Co-PI’s), (06/2005-05/2006)
  39. “Durability and Life Prediction of Nanophased Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites for Army Facilities”, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, $100,000, Mahesh Hosur (PI), Yuanxin Zhou (Co-PI), (12/2007-2/2009)
  40. “Characterization of Polymer Adhesives for Composites”, NASA - Lewis Research Center, $99,593, with Drs. Dillon and Adrian Ludwick  (2/1984-1/1985)
  41. “Instrumentation for the Investigation of Structural Integrity of Sandwich Structures”, U. S. Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR), $92,000, (6/2000 - 12/2000)
  42. “Beta Factor Development for Several Locations in the C-130H Fuselage”, Mercer Engineering Research Center, $ 66,000, Aanwar Haque (PI), Mahesh Hosur (Co-PI),(08/2001-12/ 2001)
  43. “A Study of Cumulative Fatigue Damage”, U.S. Navy Air Systems Command , $61,891, (5/1980-8/1981). 
  44. “Roadside Explosive Hazard Indicator and Deterrent System (REDHIDS)”, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, $ 56,500, Mahesh Hosur (PI), Shaik Jeelani (Co-PI),(4/2010-9/2010)
  45. “Advanced Integrated Structural Optimization”, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, St. Louis, Missouri, $50, 000, with Hassan Mahfuz(Co-PI), (1/1995-12/1995)
  46. “Reverse Fatigue of RTM Composites” - 3M Corporation, $45,000, with Hassan Mahfuz (Co-PI), (4/1992-4/1995)
  47. “Investigation of Cumulative Fatigue Damage for Selected Materials”, U.S. Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, $42,635, (5/1982-8/1983)
  48. “A Study of Cumulative Fatigue Damage”, U.S. Navy Air Systems Command, $41,175, (2/1979-4/1980)
  49. “Evaporation Behavior of Super Alloy”, NASA, Lewis Research Center, $40,000,  (8/1978 - 8/1978), with Dr. R.P. Ramirez. 
  50. “A study of Cumulative Fatigue Damage”, U.S. Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, $30,000 with Dr. B.Z. Jarkowski, (11/1977-9/1978)  
  51. “Evaporation Behavior of Super Alloys”, NASA, Lewis Research Center, $25,000 , with Dr. R.P. Ramirez,(6/1978-12/1979)
  52. “Fractographic Analysis of Advanced Organic Matrix Composites”, U. S. Navy, Naval Air Development Center,  $25,000, (10/1989-11/1992) 
  53. “Surface Integrity in Machining 18% Nickel Maraging Steel”, National Science Foundation, $20,000, (6/1977 - 12/1978)
  54. “Measurement of Residual Stress Distribution in Machining AISI 4130 Steel”, NASA- Marshall Space Flight Center, $20,000, (9/1985-9/1986) 
  55. “Advanced Polymeric Composites Manufacturing”, Martin Merietta Laboratories, $20,000, Shaik Jeelani (PI),Hassan Mahfuz (Co-PI), (2/1994-2/1995)
  56. “Determination of Residual Stress Distribution in Machining 2024-T351 Aluminum Alloy”, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, $20,000, (6/1987-5/1988) 
  57. “Characterization of Fiber Composites”, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, $ 20,000, (9/1986-8/1987) 
  58. “Effect of Electric Discharge Machining on the Fatigue Life of Inconel 718”, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, $18,000, (6/1986-5/1987). 
  59. “Characterization of Fiber Composites”, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, $18,000, (9/1985-9/1986). 
  60. “Effect of Electric Discharge Machining on the Fatigue Life of Inconel 718”, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, $18,000, (6/1985-5/1986). 
  61. “Environmental Effects on the Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials”, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, $18,000, (6/1987-5/1988). 
  62. “An Evaluation of the Interfacial Bond Properties between Carbon Phenolic and Glass Phenolic Composite Materials” NASA -Marshall Space Flight Center, $18,000, (6/1988-5/1988). 
  63. “Mechanical Property Testing of Resin Transfer Molded Composites”, McDonnel Douglas Corp. $15,000, Shaik Jeelani(PI), Hassan Mahfuz (Co-PI), (10/92-12/92)
  64. “Effect of Cutting Speed and Tool Rake angle on the Fatigue Life of AISI 4130 Steel”, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, $15,000, (6/1984-5/1985). 
  65. “Aviation Pavement Study for FAA”, Pailen-Johnson Associates, $13,251,  
  66. “Micro-structural Study of the Thermo-mechanically Fatigued Titanimum Aluminide”, U. S. Navy, Naval Warfare Center (NAWC), $10,000, (9/1992-3/1993).