ASU, UArizona receive awards to fund research equipment

Nov 24, 2019, 4:45 AM | Updated: 7:06 pm
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PHOENIX — Arizona State University and the University of Arizona received awards to invest in major research equipment.

ASU and UArizona each received three and four awards, respectively as part of the Department of Defense’s investment to expand technological capabilities.

The Defense University Research Instrumentation Program dispersed $48.9 to 172 universities, according to the release.

The program supports the purchase of equipment to expand technology in science, technology engineering and math-related fields.

“These awards provide research infrastructure to enable the most creative scientific minds in the country to extend the boundaries of science and technology,” Dr. Mitch Nikolich, director of defense research and engineering for research and technology, said in the release.

91 institutions in 40 states will benefit from the program during the fiscal year of 2020.

Arizona State University’s winning proposals included mid-wave infrared and long-wave infrared time-resolved photoluminescence system, distributed human, artificial intelligence and robot teaming as well as the nanoscale investigation of material properties and damage precursor in heterogeneous material systems.

Meanwhile, UArizona’s winning proposals were hypersonic boundary-layer pressure measurements, ultra high-speed quantum communication, high-fidelity direct numerical simulations of laminar-turbulent transition and high-speed imaging for aerodynamic and structural measurements in high-speed flows.

The award process was conducted by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research and Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Over 700 proposals were received this year, requesting a combined $295 million in funding.

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ASU, UArizona receive awards to fund research equipment