Keith Porter (CEAE) received a grant from the Global Earthquake Model to model the seismic vulnerability of buildings around the world. He and his colleagues will develop standards for estimating earthquake vulnerability in different countries and for different classes of buildings, gathering earthquake experience data where available, and developing analytical methods based on structural engineering principles to estimate the vulnerability of other buildings.
Dejan Filipovic (ECEE) received a $1.2 million grant from ONR to study multifunctional arrays and frequency independent antennas.
Rich Regueiro (CEAE) received a grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center to develop an ultra-structurally based computational model to simulate blast loading of the ocular lens.
Michael Hannigan (MCEN) is the principal investigator on a $500,000 award from EPA to provide new emissions models for coarse PM and PM10 because of their adverse health effects. In addition to accurately updating existing models, his team will develop a new emissions model to simulate the emissions of primary biological particles.
Gerhard Fisher (CSCI) received an NSF Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation grant of $660,000 to study transformative models of learning and discovery in cultures of participation.
Keith Molenaar (CEAE) received a $500,000 grant from the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies to study alternative quality management systems for highway construction.
Frank Barnes (ECEE) received $972,000 from the DOE to study security in smart grid communication systems.
For a complete list of new projects, see the OCG Monthly Awards Report.