The following lists are in reverse chronological order of the start date.
Grants from the National Science Foundation
(NSF-1) PI on NSF DMR 1809640 (with Co-PI P.K. Liaw at the University
of Tennessee, & Collaborative Project NSF DMR 1809696 by PI H.B. Chew
at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign): Collaborative Research: In situ Diffraction and Cohesive-Zone Studies of the
Fatigue-Crack-Growth Behavior in Mg Alloys, $375K, 8/1/2018-7/31/2021.
(NSF-2) Senior Personnel on NSF IIP 1540000:
I/UCRC: Manufacturing & Materials Joining Innovation Center,
UTK Site PI and Director: Prof. Claudia Rawn.
Projects on friction stir welding and strain relaxation cracking (with Dr. Zhili Feng).
Project duration: 9/1/2015-8/31/2018, and 9/1/2018-8/31/2021.
(NSF-3) PI on NSF CMMI 1300223: Strain-Induced Ordering, Assembly,
and Defects in Nanoscale Thin-Film Heterostructures, $268K, 5/1/2013-4/30/2016
(no-cost extension till 1/31/2019). (Final = 17 papers.)
(NSF-4) Co-PI on NSF DMR 1206960 (with PI Y. Gu and Co-PI
M.D. McCluskey at Washington State University, & Co-PI Wenguang Zhu at UT):
FRG: Structural Phase Transformations in Polymorphic Nanostructures, 9/1/2012-8/31/2015
(no-cost extension till 8/31/2016).
(NSF-5) PI on NSF CMMI 0926798 (with Co-PI G.M. Pharr): Indentation-Induced Damage Initiation
and Evolution in Single- and Poly-Crystalline Ceramics, $315,000, 10/1/2009~09/30/2012
(no-cost extension till 9/30/2014).
(Final = 10 papers.)
(NSF-6) Co-PI on NSF DMR 0909037 (with PI P.K. Liaw): Materials
World Network: Structure and Mechanical Behavior of Nanocrystalline Phase-Containing Glass-Forming
Thin Films, $420,000, 8/1/2009~7/31/2012 (no-cost extension till 7/31/2014),
as well as a REU supplement of $6,000 in 2012.
(Final = 78 papers.)
(NSF-7) PI on NSF CMMI 0900027: A Peierls Perspective on Mechanisms
of Atomic Friction, $198K, 07/01/2009~06/30/2012 (no-cost extension till 06/30/2014).
(Final = 10 papers.)
(NSF-8) PI on NSF CMMI 0800168
(with Co-PI G.M. Pharr at UT and Senior Collaborator B.C. Larson at ORNL):
Scale-Dependent Crystal Plasticity and Nanoindentation-Induced
Dislocation Microstructure, $316,643, 05/01/2008~04/30/2011 (no cost extension to 4/30/2012).
(Final = 15 papers.)
Grants from the Department of Energy
(DOE-1) Co-PI on DOE BES FWP ERKCM06 (PI: George M. Pharr, and Co-PIs:
Hongbin Bei, Yanfei Gao, James Morris):
Multiscale Mechanical Properties and Alloy Design, ~$1M per year, FY 2016-2018.
(DOE-2) Co-PI on DOE BES FWP ERKCM06 (with PI E.P. George at ORNL and
a few other Co-PIs): Multiscale Mechanical Properties and Alloy Design, ~$1M per year, FY 2010-2012
& FY 2013-2015.
(DOE-3) Senior Participant in the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) for Defect Physics in Structural
Materials (ORNL), DOE BES FWP ERKCS99,
(DOE-4) Co-PI on DOE BES FWP ERKCS92 (with PI G.M. Stocks and later
PI Zhenyu Zhang at ORNL and other Co-PIs): Theoretical Studies of Formation, Stability, and
Properties of Low-Dimensional Materials, ~$1.6M per year, FY 2008-2011 (4 years).
Grants from UT-Battelle and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(UTB-1) PI on UT-Battelle grant: Creep deformation
and fracture and the effects of microstructure in Type-IV weldment failure, $133,617,
(UTB-2) PI on UT-Battelle grant: Evolution of structural
and deformation heterogeneities across multiple length scales in metallic glasses,
(UTB-3) PI on UT-Battelle grant: Unified Constitutive
Modeling and Numerical Verification of Alloy 617, 12/1/2013~12/31/2015.
(UTB-4) PI on UT-Battelle grant: Microstructure and Mechanism
Based Simulations of Failure in High Temperature Alloys, 1/1/2013-9/30/2013.
(UTB-5) PI on UT-Battelle grant: Fundamental Studies of Metallic
Glasses and their Composites, 9/1/2012~4/30/2014.
(UTB-6) PI on UT-Battelle grant (with Co-PI M.C. Troparevsky): Theoretical Studies
of Novel Properties of Metal/Alloy Nanoparticles, $158,000, 5/1/2011~1/31/2013.
(UTB-7) PI on UT-Battelle grant: Energetics and Kinetics of Nanoscale Incipient Dislocation Plasticity,
(UTB-8) PI on UT-Battelle grant: Directed Self-Assembly and Film Growth of Superconductors and other
(UTB-9) Co-PI on ORNL LDRD 07-091 (with PI G.M. Stocks and Co-PI
A. Goyal): Fundamental Mechanisms of Self-Assmelby of Ordered Nanostructures in Heterogeneous
Ceramic Materials, $573K, 10/01/2006~09/30/2008.
Grants from Other Sources
(Others-1) PI on Agilent Technologies Foundation Research Project:
3D Multi-Physics Modeling and Analysis of Next-Generation ASIC Packaging, $22,500,
(Others-2) PI on a contract from the Center for Materials Processing at UT: Small Scale
Mechanical Testing -- Accurate Measurements of Thin Film Mechanical Properties,