CONTRACTS & GRANTS
University of Mississippi
- Nano to continuum multi-scale modeling techniques
and analysis for cementitious materials under dynamic loading,
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University/US
Army Research Office, Co-PI, with A.M. Rajendran (PI), Al-Ostaz,
P.R. Mantena, $900,000, 2011-2015.
- Nano-enhanced and bio-inspired composite materials
for mitigation and protection of TIH railcars and stationary tanks
against high power impact, Southeast Region Research Initiative,
Department of Homeland Security, Co-PI, with A. Al-Ostaz (PI),
C.S. Song and A. Rajendran, $1,001,970, 2010-2011.
- Structural, material, and geotechnical solutions
to levee and floodwall construction and retrofitting, Southeast
Region Research Initiative, Department of Homeland Security,
PI, $1,959,537, 2007-2011.
- Blast and impact resistant composite structures
for navy ships, Office of Naval Research, Co-PI, with P.R.
Mantena (PI) and A. Al-Ostaz, $2,340,000, 2007-2010.
- Nano particle reinforced composites for critical
infrastructure protection, Southeast Region Research Initiative,
Department of Homeland Security, Phase I through III, PI,
- Erosion control and stabilization technology
for alluvial channels and earthern embankments, USDA Cooperative
Agreement, National Sedimentation Laboratory, PI, $96,259,
- Mississippi embayment regional ground-water study,
University of Memphis/ Environmental Protection Agency,
P.I., $68,278, 2006-2007.
- Dynamic response and simulations of nanoparticle-enhanced
composites, Office of Naval Research, Co-PI, with P.R.
Mantena (PI) and A. Al-Ostaz, $75,000, 2006-2007.
- Nanotechnology: Modeling of polymer-carbon nanotube
composites at multiple spatial and time scales, Mississippi
Space Grant Consortium, Co-PI, with A. Al-Ostaz (PI), P.R.
Mantena, C.S. Song and E. Jao, $25,000, 2005.
- Optimal groundwater modeling for sustainable
management of coastal aquifers, National Science Foundation,
PI, $41,313, 2004-2007.
- Erosion control technology for levees and streambanks,
and determination of sediment-transport rates in diffused and
concentrated flows, USDA Cooperative Agreement, National Sedimentation
Laboratory, PI, with amendments 1-7, $414,963, 2003-2008.
- Organization building of the Southeastern Water
Resources Research and Environmental Policy Consortium, Mississippi
Water Resources Research Institute, Co-PI, with E. Holmes
(PI), $35,000, 2002-2003.
Investigation of mechanics of
magnetoporoelastic materials, NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure
Grants, PI, $4,000, 2002-2003.
University of Delaware
- Foundation stability of marine structures under
wave loadings, University of Delaware Research Foundation, PI,
Poroelastic hydraulic fracturing code, Gas Research Institute,
PI, $35,346, 1987.
- Groundwater modeling in multi-aquifer systems,
Delaware State Water Resources Institute Program/U.S. Department
of Interior, PI, $15,000, (with $15,000 matching), 1989-1990.
- Poroelastic consideration in in-situ stress determination
by micro hydraulic fracturing, Gas Research Institute,
PI, $79,207, 1989-1990.
- Environmental fate investigation of chromium
contamination, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection,
Co-PI, with C.P. Huang (PI) and H.E. Allen, $49,767, 1990-1991.
- Poroelasticity in rock mechanics, University
of Oklahoma, PI, $10,000, 1992.
- Effect of specific chemical reactions on the
transformation and the transport of chromium in the soil-water
system and in concrete walls, New Jersey Department of Environmental
Protection, Co-PI, with C.P. Huang (PI) and H.E. Allen, $65,895,
- Boundary element for poroelastodynamics and soil-structure
interaction, NATO Scientific Affairs Division, PI, with
J. Dominguez, 204,000 BF ($6,000), 1992-1994.
- Microcomputer based regional groundwater modeling
systems, U.S. Agency for International Development, PI,
with G. Dagan (Israel), D. Ouazar (Morocco), and O. Lafe (Nigeria),
- Stochastic and deterministic analysis of acoustic
plane wave reflection from a random inhomogeneous anisotropic
porous seafloor, Office of Naval Research, Co-PI, with
M. Badiey (PI), $168,200, 1992-1994.
- Analysis of broadband acoustic signals in shallow
water, Office of Naval Research, PI, $15,000 (including
a $7,145 subgrant), 1993-1994.
- Groundwater modeling for wellhead protection
under hydrological and geological uncertainties, Delaware State
Water Resources Institute Program/U.S. Department of Interior,
PI, with A.S. Andres, $34,000, (with $74,000 matching), 1993-1995.
- Critical Poroelastic Effects in Rocks, NSF Rock
Mechanics Research Center, subcontract from University of Oklahoma,
PI, $113,800, 1993-1995.
- Monitoring and modeling of saltwater intrusion,
implemented to Gaza Strip and Morocco, U.S. Agency for International
Development, PI, with S. Sorek (Israel), S.K. Shaath (Gaza
Strip), D. Ouazar (Morocco), A. Melloul (Israel), and L. Konikow
(USGS), $422,857, 1994-1996.
- Acoustic wave reflection and scattering in shallow
water sediments, Office of Naval Research, PI, $95,000,
- Stability and bifurcation of sound propagation
in the ocean, Office of Naval Research, PI, with M. Badiey,
- Earthquake mitigation related to floatation of
buried pipelines, (travel grant), National Science Foundation,
Co-PI, with P. Ling (PI), $7,000, 1997-1998.
- An intelligent integrated saltwater intrusion
modeling system, U.S. Agency for International Development,
PI, with D. Ouazar (Morocco), G. Dagan (Israel), and I. Herrera
(Mexico), $200,000 (including a $70,000 Israel subgrant), 1995-1998.
- Shallow water seismo-acoustics of porous seafloor,
Office of Naval Research, PI, $103,525, 1995-1999.
- Development of a lighthouse platform for multivariate
environmental monitoring in estuaries, Delaware Sea Grant College
Program, Co-PI, with M. Badiey (PI) and K.-C. Wong, $184,191,
plus $10,000 equipment grant from University of Delaware, 1999-2001.
- A thermoelastic hydraulic fracture design tool
for geothermal reservoir development, Department of Energy, through
University of North Dakota, PI (U. Delaware subcontract),
$58,066, with A. Ghassemi (PI) and E. Detournay, total $201,000,
- Development of a multivariate environmental monitoring
network in Delaware Bay, Delaware Sea Grant College Program,
Co-PI, with M. Badiey (PI), K.-C. Wong, and Y. Mu, $295,848, 2001-2003.
- Boundary integral solution of problems in porous-elastic
soil consolidation, Initiation Grant, National Science Foundation,
PI, $48,000, 1983-1985.