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Current Funding by Research Areas


Biomedical Engineering


  • GK-12: A Multi-Disciplinary Research and Teaching Program in Biomedical Engineering for Discovery and ..., Chen (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • High Sensitivity, Molecular Contrast Microscopy with Radio-Frequency Coherent Raman Scattering, Bartels (HHS-NIH-National Institutes of Health)
  • Membrane Dynamics Underlying Kv2.1 Cluster Formation, Krapf (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Microfluidic Cytometry for Detecting Circulating Cancer Cells in Biofluids , Lear (Colo Office of Economic Dev & Intl Trade)
  • Miniature Silicon Immunosensor for Tuberculosis Disease State Analysis, Lear (Colo Office of Economic Dev & Intl Trade)
  • SBIR Phase II: Thermal Considerations for Red VCSELs, Lear (Vixar)

Communications and Signal Processing


  • Acoustic Data Analysis and Park Planning Support, Azimi-Sadjadi (DOI-NPS-National Park Service)
  • Acquisition of multi-constellation GNSS data collection arrays for low latitude ionospheric effects studies, Morton (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • ARRA: CIF: Small: Collaborative Research: Signal Design for Low-Complexity Active Sensing, Pezeshki (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • CASA ERC: The Center for Collaborative Adapative Sensing of the Atmosphere , Chandrasekar (University of Massachusetts )
  • CG/AR Advanced Neural Net Processing of Acoustic Data , Azimi-Sadjadi (DOD - US Department of Defense )
  • CIF: Small: Collaborative Research: Compressed Sensing for High-Resolution Image Inversion, Scharf (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Coherent Feature Extraction for Detection and Classification of Underwater Targets from Multiple Disparate Sonar, Azimi-Sadjadi (DoD-NAVY-Office of Naval Research (ONR))
  • Collaborative research and development program on navigation and time-keeping with AFRL/RYRN, Morton (AFRL)
  • Collaborative Research: Systematic Optimization in Wireless Multicasting, Luo (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Development and Testing of Instrumentation and Software for Acoustical Monitoring in National Parks, Azimi-Sadjadi (DOI-NPS-National Park Service)
  • Distributed Fusion and Pattern Detection in Networks, Scharf (Numerica Corporation)
  • Dual-frequency, Dual Polarization, Doppler Radar Development Support , Chandrasekar (NASA - Natl Aeronautics and Space Admin.)
  • Engineering Research, Development, and Testing to Advance Acoustical Monitoring of Protected Natural Areas, Azimi-Sadjadi (DOI-NPS-National Park Service)
  • High latitude ionospheric scintillation studies using multi-constellation multi-band software GNSS receivers, Morton (AFOSR)
  • Information Fusion from the Point of View of Communication Theory, Scharf (DOD-USAF-Air Force)
  • Inter-comparison and Reliability Study of the Next Generation 2D-Video Disdrometer, Bringi (NASA - Natl Aeronautics and Space Admin.)
  • Localization of Transient Events Using Distributed Sensor Nodes, Azimi-Sadjadi (Information System Technologies, Inc.)
  • Measurement of Rain and Mixed Phase Precipitation in the Sub-Tropics using Dual-Polarized/Dual-Wavelength Ground Rada... , Bringi (NASA - Natl Aeronautics and Space Admin.)
  • Measuring Variation in Sound Propagation and Monitoring Wildlife Responses to Road Noise at Glacier NP; Developi..., Azimi-Sadjadi (DOI-NPS-National Park Service)
  • Multi-Channel Canonical Correlation Analysis for Multi-Aspect Buried Underwater Target Classification , Azimi-Sadjadi (DoD-NAVY-Office of Naval Research (ONR))
  • Multi-domain analysis of GNSS signals, Morton (Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute)
  • Natural Ambient Monitoring and Noise Source Characterization for Glacier National Park, Azimi-Sadjadi (DOI-NPS-National Park Service)
  • New Acoustic Color and SAS Processing Methods Using Multi-Channel Coherence Analysis, Azimi-Sadjadi (DoD-NAVY-Office of Naval Research (ONR))
  • Physics-Based Modeling of Sensor Environment, Morton (Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute)
  • Polarimetric Radar Observations of Precipitations: Measurements, Analysis & Modeling , Chandrasekar (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) )
  • Reed-Muller Sampling Matrices, Fast Reconstruction, and Mean Uncertainty Principles in Compressive Sensing , Chong (Princeton University )
  • Space weather effects on GNSS, Morton (Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute)

Computer Engineering


Controls and Robotics


  • Coordinated Guidance of Autonomous UAVs via Nominal Belief-State Optimization Utilizing GPGPU Implementations o..., Chong (Apolent Corporation)
  • Guidance of Autonomous Air Vehicles with On-Board Sensors for Multitarget Tracking, Chong (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
  • Information Fusion and Control in Hierarchical Systems, Chong (DOD-USAF-Air Force)
  • Peak Load Reduction on Distribution Feeders Serving the UniverCity Connections Study Area Using Distributed Ene... , Young (DoE - US Department of Energy )
  • System Analysis and Controller Synthesis for Photobioreactor Algal Growth , Young (Solix Biofuels, Inc. )

Electric Power and Energy Systems


  • ARRA: Interconnection-level Analysis and Planning: Education and System Studies on Western Electricity Coordinating ..., Suryanarayanan (Arizona State University)
  • ARRA: Peak Load Reduction on Distribution Feeders Serving the UniverCity Connections Study Area Using Distributed Ene..., Young (DoE - US Department of Energy)
  • Verifiable Decision-Making Algorithms for Reconfiguration of Electronic Microgrids, Suryanarayanan (Alliance for Sustainable Energy-NREL)

Electromagnetics and Remote Sensing


  • Acquisition of multi-constellation GNSS data collection arrays for low latitude ionospheric effects studies, Morton (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Advanced Component Development to Enable Low-Mass, Low-Power High-Frequency Radiometers for Coastal Wet-Tropospheric Correction on SWOT, Reising (NASA)
  • CG/AR Ground-Based Microwave Radiometer, Reising (DOD - US Department of Defense)
  • Collaborative research and development program on navigation and time-keeping with AFRL/RYRN, Morton (AFRL)
  • Development of a Meteorological Radar Network for Puerto Rico's West Coast, Chandrasekar (University of Puerto Rico)
  • Development of a Mobile Sparse Array for Multistatic Experiments, Chandrasekar (Universal Technology Corporation)
  • Development of an Internally-Calibrated Wide-Band Airborne Microwave Radiometer to Provide High-Resolution Wet-Tropospheric Path Delay Measurements for SWOT, Reising (NASA)
  • Diakoptics Approach to Electromagnetic Modeling and Design, Notaros (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Efficient Higher Order Techniques for Electromagnetic Modeling and Design of Photonic Crystal Structures, Notaros (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Feasibility Study of Ferroeletric Reflectarray Antenna for Precipitation Measurement, Chandrasekar (NASA - Natl Aeronautics and Space Admin.)
  • Field Studies of Raindrop Axis Ratio & Orientation Distributions Using an Improved 2D-video Disdrometer and Dual-Polarized Radar, Bringi (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Field Support of 2D-Video Disdrometer Network Deployments for GPM, Bringi (NASA - Natl Aeronautics and Space Admin.)
  • Fine-Resolution 4-D Measurement of Water Vapor using Ground-based Microwave Radiometer Networks, Reising (U.S. Department of Defense)
  • Global Observations and Precipitation Microphysics: Interpretation, Precipitation Estimation and ..., Chandrasekar (NASA - Natl Aeronautics and Space Admin.)
  • High latitude ionospheric scintillation studies using multi-constellation multi-band software GNSS receivers, Morton (AFOSR)
  • Higher-Order Finite Element-Momentum Method Modeling Techniques for Conformal Antenna Applications, Notaros (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Microwave Radiometer Network Deployment for High-Resolution Water Vapor Measurement as part of the Metawave Experiment, Reising (European Space Agency - ESA)
  • Multi-domain analysis of GNSS signals, Morton (Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute)
  • Physics-Based Modeling of Sensor Environment, Morton (Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute)
  • Quantifying Particle Size Distributions in Support of GPM Combined Precipitation Retrieval Algorithms, Bringi (NASA - Natl Aeronautics and Space Admin.)
  • Research for Undergraduates(REU): Focused around the CSU-CHILL National Radar Facility and the ITR program, Chandrasekar (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Space weather effects on GNSS, Morton (Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute)
  • Synergistic Studies of Raindrop Shapes, Oscillations and Orientations using 2D-video Disdrometer, Advanced ..., Bringi (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems Technology Demonstration, Reising (TEMPEST-D / NASA)
  • The CSU-CHILL Radar Facility , Chandrasekar (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • The Dual-Wavelength, Dual-Polarized CP2 Radar: Impact of Rain and Mixed Phase Precipitation on PR and Combined PR/..., Bringi (NASA - Natl Aeronautics and Space Admin.)
  • Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Observations & Precipitation Microphysics, Chandrasekar (NASA - Natl Aeronautics and Space Admin.)
  • Wide-band Millimeter and Sub-Millimeter Wave Radiometer Instrument to Measure Tropospheric Water and Cloud ICE, Reising (TWICE / NASA)
  • WSR-88D Data Improvement and Processing including the Super Resolution Data Format, Chandrasekar (Vaisala Group)

Lasers, Optics, and Applications


  • ARRA: A Nationwide Consortium of Universities to Revitalize Electric Power Engineering Education by State-of-the-Art..., Collins (University of Minnesota)
  • ARRA: High-speed Three Dimensional Coherent Nonlinear Imaging with Temporal-focus Depth Scanned Holography, Bartels (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • ARRA: MRI-R2: Development of a High Average Power Table-Top Extreme Ultraviolet/Soft X-Ray Laser Beam Line for Scienc..., Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • ARRA: Sub-Cellular Composition Mapping of Single Bacterium by Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Ablation Mass Spectroscopy, Menoni (HHS-NIH-NIAID-Allergy & Infect Diseases)
  • ARRA: Table Top EUV Holography: A New Approach for Versatile Nanolithography, Marconi (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Coating Diagnostics Systems Fabrication , Menoni (DoD-NAVY-Office of Naval Research (ONR))
  • Collaborative Research: Morehouse College, Spelman College, Agnes Scott College and the EUV ERC , Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Development of a Fiber Based Source of High-average-power Ultrafast Pulses at 2.0mm, Bartels (KMLabs Inc. - Kapteyn Murnane Laboratory)
  • Efficient Generation of Extremely Bright X-Ray Sources by Femtosecond Laser Irradiation of Vertically Aligned ..., Rocca (DOD-DTRA-Defense Threat Reduction Agency)
  • Engineering Research Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology, Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Engineering Research Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology Education and Outreach, Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • ERC -- SBIR/STTR Collaborative Request: A Viable Cross-Check Method for the Particle Scout: High Resolution Extreme ... , Menoni (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Fundamental Understanding of Optical Coatings and Novel Strategies for Power Scaling of High Power Free Electron Lasers , Menoni (DoD-NAVY-Office of Naval Research (ONR))
  • Generating Stable Femtosecond Optical Combs through Molecular Modulation and Nonlinear Mixing, Bartels (DoD-NAVY-Office of Naval Research (ONR))
  • HIgh Energy Density Plasmas in Ultrafast Micro-Capillary Discharges, Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • High Harmonic Generation in Discharge-ionized Plasma Channels, Rocca (DoE - US Department of Energy)
  • Hydrodynamic Modeling of Foil Targets for Thermal Radiation Source Development, Rocca (University of California-Lawrence Liverm)
  • Innovative Concepts in Optics Design and Methodologies for Controlling the Effect of Overtones in Optical ... , Menoni (DoD-NAVY-Office of Naval Research (ONR) )
  • MRI: Development of a Robust High-Repetition Rate, Ultrafast mid-IR Laser Source for Spectroscopy and Sensing, Bartels (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Non-research-related Participant Support Account, Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • NSF Extreme Ultraviolet Engineering Research Center (EUV-ERC)Grant, Rocca (Colorado Department of Higher Education)
  • Picosecond Soft-X-ray Studies of Dense Plasma Regimes, Rocca (DoE - US Department of Energy)
  • Plan for Modeling Slabs with Complex Surfaces for High Temperature Thermal Radiation Source Development, Rocca (University of California-Lawrence Liverm)
  • Plasma Enhanced Frequency Conversion of Ultra Broad Bandwidth Laser Pulses to Optical Harmonics Focused in Atomic..., Bartels (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Proton Stopping Power Simulations, Rocca (University of California-Lawrence Liverm)
  • Research Experience for Teachers (RET): EUV ERC , Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Research Experience for Teachers (RET): Site Program in Light and Optics for the EUV ERC , Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Research Experiences for Teachers (RET): Light and Optics for the EUV ERC, Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Research for Undergraduates (REU): Engineering Research Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology, Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Single Molecule Detection for Countering WMD using Nano-Mechanical Resonator Arrays, Marconi (DOD-DTRA-Defense Threat Reduction Agency)
  • SPIE Education Outreach: Optics After School, Goncz (SPIE - Society of Photo-Optical Instrume)
  • Temperature measurements of ultrasonic dissection devices using the Schlieren ultrasound system, Collins (Covidien)
  • THRUST 1-3: Optics for Nanocluster Spectroscopy & EUV Laser, Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • THRUST 1: Short Wavelength EUV Laser, Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • THRUST 2: Interferometry Source, Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • THRUST 3: Nanocluster Spectroscopies, Rocca (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Vascular research, Collins (Covidien)
  • Water Plasma for tooth Surface Texturing, Functionalization and Biofilm Removal, Collins (CSURF-CSU Research Foundation)