Three Teams from the Clark School of Engineering Win MURI Awards

A. James Clark School of Engineering Dean Nariman Farvardin announced today that three teams from the School have have been selected for this year's Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Awards. MURI is a highly competitive program designed to address large multidisciplinary topic areas representing exceptional opportunities for future DoD applications and technology options. The average award will be $1 million per year over a three-year period; two additional years of funding will be possible as options to bring the total award to five years.

In announcing these awards today, Dean Farvardin stated "please join me in congratulating the faculty who work so tirelessly to move the college into higher levels of excellence and national visibility."

The three projects are as follows, with Mechanical Engineering faculty in bold:

Project: Microwave Effects and Chaos in 21st Century Analog and Digital Electronics

Faculty: Victor Granatstein (PI), Ed Ott, Tom Antonsen, Patrick O’Shea, Yuval Carmel, John Rodgers, John Melngailis, Neil Goldsman, Bruce Jacob, Agis Iliadis, Omar Ramahi, Steve Anlage (physics)

In this project, the University of Maryland is prime and there is participation from Boise State University. The project is aimed at investigating the threats and opportunities associated with the introduction of microwave pulse energy into modern and future electronics

Project: Multiferroic Materials for Smart Structures and Devices

Faculty: Manfred Wuttig (PI), Amr Baz, Inder Chopra, J. Cullen, A. Dasgupta, R. James, P. Kofinas, D. Pines, R. Ramesh, A. Roytburd, L. Salamanca-Riba, T. Shields, I. Takeuchi, D. Viehland, N. Wereley, R. Wu

In this project, the University of Maryland is prime and there is participation from Univ. of Minnesota, Univ. of Rhode Island, Cal State at Northridge. The project is aimed at identifying and enhancing the design and performance characterization of new classes of hybrid smart materials and developing enhancements to the use of such materials in macro-structures capable of both actuation and sensing.

Project: Communicating Networked Control Systems

Faculty: Krishnaprasad (PI), John Baras, Prakash Narayan, Greg Walsh, D. Hristu-Varsakelis

In this project, Boston University is prime and there is participation from the University of Maryland, Harvard, and University of Illinois (Urbana). This project aims at developing mathematical foundations to support the integration of control and communications technologies

Published February 7, 2001