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College of Engineering and Computing


1. Single PI, “Modularization of Ceramic Hollow Fiber Membrane Technology for Air Separation”,
U.S. Department of Energy, 2018-2021. $1,540,168.00

2. Single PI, “Novel Concept towards Fabricating Nanostructured Cathodes for Low Temperature Solid
Oxide Fuel Cells” ASPIRE, University of South Carolina, 2015-2016. $15,000.00

3. Single PI, “Intermediate Temperature Nanostructured Ceramic Hollow Fiber Membranes for Oxygen
Separation”, U.S. Department of Energy, 2014-2017, $500,000.00

4. Single PI, “Oxygen Recovery via Carbon Dioxide Electrolysis with Microtubular Solid Oxide Cells”,
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2013-2016, $500,000.00

5. Single PI, “Integrating Multi-physicochemical Processes Induced Stresses to Study Structural
Reliability for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Modeling and Experiments”, National Science Foundation,
2011-2014, $288,690.00

6. Co-PI, “Self-Rising Approach to Synthesize Hierarchically Porous Mixed Ionic and Electronic
Conducting Cathodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”, National Science Foundation, 2010-2013,
$280,000.00 (share: $96,559.00; with PI: F.Chen).

7. Single PI, “Hydrogen Production via Proton Conducting Ceramic Steam Electrolysis”, Promising
Investigator Research Award at USC, 2011 -2012, $20,000.00

8. Co-PI, “Physics Based Nano-Structure Design and Synthesis of Heterogeneous Functional Materials
for Energy Systems”, U.S. Department of Energy – Basic Energy Science, Energy Frontier Research
Center, 2009-2014, $12,500,000.00 (share: $600,000.00; PI: K. Reifsnider).

9. Co-PI, “Modeling, simulation and sensing of progressive damage at multiple scales for performance
prognosis in metallic composite aero structures”, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2009-2012,
$750,000.00 (share: $108,046.00).

10. Co-PI, “Advanced Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Soldier Portable Power”, WinTec Arrowmaker/US
Army, 2009-2010, $2,300,000.00 (with PI: K. Reifsnider).

11. Co-PI, “A Next Generation SOFC Technology Demonstration for High Temperature Electrolysis”,
South Carolina Research Authority, 2008-2009, $200,000.00 (share: $29,228.00; with PI: K.

12. Co-PI, “Hydrogen Fuel Cell Development in Columbia SC”, U.S. Department of Energy, 2008 –
2010, $1,476,000.00 (share: $305,716.00; with PI: K. Reifsnider).

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