Grants

December 6, 2017

Project Title: New Theory in Model-Based Design: A Design Foundation Driven by Probability of Design Errors

Project Description: The objective of the project is to effectively control design errors resulting from model errors in the design of engineering products and systems. In particular, Dr. Xi will address model errors caused by inappropriately handling five important uncertainty sources: i) model parameter uncertainty due to the manufacturing tolerance and random loading conditions, ii) model bias uncertainty representing the inherent model inadequacy for simulating the real physical systems, iii) model numeric uncertainty representing the model discretization and convergence error, iv) errors of uncertainty quantification (UQ) algorithms, and v) statistical uncertainty due to the lack of data for uncertainty modeling.

December 6, 2017

Project Title: Uncertainty Management and Proactive Maintenance of Lithium-ion Batteries in Electrified Vehicles

Project Description: The objective of the project is to study the uncertainty management and proactive maintenance of lithium-ion batteries for electrified vehicles. To achieve this goal, the proposed research focuses on addressing four research tasks: i) fidelity improvement of the baseline battery model, ii) uncertainty management of the battery pack, iii) proactive maintenance of battery cells, and iv) validation of the battery management system.

November 13, 2017

Project Title: Determination of constitutive material properties, friction and damage models that can be used to predict cutting processes

Project Description: Tugrul Ozel is leading a joint Rutgers-3M team with funding from 3M Company to determine material properties and tool friction at the cutting regimes for improving the prediction capabilities of cutting processes with process simulations by utilizing cutting mechanics/dynamics and process measurement data for micro-replication manufacturing. This project aims to develop methodologies for flow stress modeling, friction modeling, and constitutive model parameter determination, cutting process mechanics, cutting process monitoring, and predictive process engineering for production processes used in micro-replication manufacturing technology.

June 15, 2017
Prof. Turgrul Ozel is the sole principle investigator for the research grant entitled "Measurement and identification of variable friction on micro-textured tungsten carbide cutting tool surface in high speed machining" funded by TTRF Research Foundation. Award Dates: 07/-1/2017-06/30-2018, Award Amount: 30,000.
March 23, 2017

Project Title: Advanced Data Analytics for Process Monitoring and Prognostics for Helium Leak Testing

Project Description: With funding from Ford, W. Grace Guo is leading a joint Rutgers-Ford team to explore big data values in improving product testing and vehicle manufacturing. This project aims to develop methods in degradation modeling, process monitoring, and system prognostics to improve decision-making in leak testing, which is one of the most important operations in engine manufacturing.

June 15, 2016
Tugrul Ozel is the sole principle investigator for a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) grant entitled "Predictive Modeling for Laser Based Powder Metal Additive Manufacturing of Nickel-Based Alloyed Parts." Award Dates:07/01/2014-03/30/2016, Award Amount: $99,417.
June 15, 2016
Tugrul Ozel is the sole principle investigator for a National Science Foundation (NSF-CMMI) grant entitled "Predictive Modeling and Optimization of Machining Induced Surface Integrity with Applications in Titanium and Nickel-Based Alloyed End Products." The award dates: 07/15/2011-06/30/2015. The award amount is $388,345.
May 17, 2016
Weihong "Grace" Guo, PI, received an award totaling $49,983. The project title is Data Analytics in Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing. The project is being funded by Ford Motor Company Global Data Insight & Analytics, 05-01-16 - 04/30/17.
April 25, 2016
Elsayed A. Elsayed and Kang Li, Co-PI's, received an award totaling $40,636. The project title is Investigation of the Use of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems in Pesticide Treatments of Farm Land. The project is being funded by 4Ry LLC, 05/01/16 - 04/30/17.
March 2, 2016
Mohsen A. Jafari, PI, received an award totaling $208,669. The project title is Transportation Safety Resource Center. The project is being funded by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, 01/01/16 - 12/31/16.
March 2, 2016
James Luxjoj, PI, received an award totaling $10,000 for his proposal entitled "UAS Hazard and Safety Risk Modeling" from the Rutgers-New Brunswick strategic funds for UAS research and instruction.
February 26, 2016
Myong K. Jeong, PI, received an award totaling $41,000 (RU cost-share: $15,000). The project title is Development of Data Mining-based Methodology for Assessing Contribution of Knowledge Service to Performance of Companies. The project is being funded by KISTI, 03/01/16-10/31/16.
February 26, 2016
Myong K. Jeong, PI, received an award totaling $99,900. The project title is Robust Virtual Metrology and Diagnosis Methods Based on Big Sensor Data from Manufacturing Processes. The project is being funded by Samsung Global Research Program (World-wide competition in each area; awarded in big data analytics), 11/1/15-10/31/16.
February 17, 2016
Mohsen A. Jafari and Michael Muller, Co-PI's of an award totaling $1.07M. The project title is Industrial Assessment Center Technical Field Management - Energy Efficiency & Smart Manufacturing, is being funded by the The US Department of Energy.
February 16, 2016
Mohsen A. Jafari, Professor and Chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick is the principal investigator of an award totaling $800,000 - Rutgers University $300,000. The project title is Modeling and Simulation of Road Safety and Traffic System in the State of Qatar, is being funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).
December 2, 2015
Mohsen Jafari, professor and chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and program director for the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation’s Information Management Group, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $150,000. The project, titled Analytics for Energy Policy, is being supported by the N.J. Board of Public Utilities.
September 24, 2015
Melike Baykal-Gursoy is the principle investigator for a National Science Foundation (NSF/CMMI/EES) grant entitled “Collaborative Research: Network Protection under Uncertainty” with co-PI H. Vincent Poor from Princeton (9/2014-8/2017, Rutgers portion $210,000, total $350,000).
September 21, 2015
David W. Coit, "Development of Reliability Models to Support the Aircraft Launch and Recovery Gear (ALRE) Service Life Analysis Program (SLAP)" - Phase 5 (Principal Investigator: David Coit) - U.S. Navy/NAVAIR grant ($116,000, 10/2013 to 7/2016).
September 21, 2015

David W. Coit is the principal investigator for a National Science Foundation (NSF/CMII/MES) grant ($230,000, 9/2010 to 8/2015) for "Integrated Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Variability and Product Reliability for Advanced/Evolving Technologies."

September 21, 2015
Myong Jeong, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and the Rutgers Center for Operations Research, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is the principal investigator of an award totaling $283,901. The project, titled Multistage Quality Engineering with Multisource Functional Data, is being supported by Qatar University.