Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa

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Ranji Vaidyanathan, Ph.D., P.E.

Raj N. Singh, Sc.D.

Varnadow Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Graduate Program Coordinator
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Courtesy appointment in School of Chemical Engineering

Helmerich Research Center
Oklahoma State University
700 North Greenwood Avenue, HRC-200
Tulsa, OK 74106-0700

Office Phone: 918-594-8645
Cell Phone: 405-338-8999
Fax: 918-594-8628
vaidyan@okstate.edu or tulmsegr@okstate.edu

 

Grants

PI - co-PI - NPDC
Advanced Ceramics: Non-SBIR - Phase II - Phase I

PI:
  1. “All-Composite Storage tanks for Adsorbed Natural Gas,” OCAST OARS project number AR132-028, $299,283, September 2013 to August 2016.
  2. “NSF STTR: All-Composite Storage tanks for Adsorbed Natural Gas,” National Science Foundation STTR program, $67,870, July 2013 to June 2014; in collaboration with CleanNG LLC, Tulsa, OK.
  3. “H-rich nanostructured multifunctional composite materials with improved mechanical and radiation shielding properties,” Oklahoma NASA EPSCoR, $20,924, February 2013 to July 2013.
  4. “Nanomanufactured thermoelectric generators for energy harvesting,” OCAST OARS project number AR131-049, $89,896, April 2013 to March 2015.
  5. “H-rich Multifunctional Materials for Radiation Shielding during long duration space flights,” Oklahoma NASA EPSCoR travel grant to visit NASA Langley Research Center, $1,112, October 2012.
  6. “Recycling carbon fibers leveraging the Oak Ridge process for low-cost carbon fibers from lignin precursors,” $800, Travel grant to discuss potential collaborative ideas with researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, February 2011.
  7. “Development of high temperature polymer systems and composites for space exploration and NextGen aeronautics,” Oklahoma NASA EPSCoR travel grant to visit NASA Glenn Research Center, $1,164, October 2010.
  8. “Next generation green and sustainable manufacturing in Oklahoma,” National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) project funded through a subcontract from Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, $ 1,016,788, October 2010 to September 2013 (PI till March 2011).
  9. “Nano-modified composite tanks for natural gas and fuels,” OCAST Oklahoma Nanotechnology Applications project (ONAP), $500,000, October 2009 to July 2013; Industry partners – Clean NG LLC, Tulsa, OK.
  10. “Recycled carpet materials for infrastructure applications,” Oklahoma Transportation Center (OTC) project, $300,000, August 2009 to October 2012; Industry partner – Liberty Precast, Tulsa, OK.
  11. “Inventors Assistance Service,” funded by Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology, $165,205, July 2010 to June 2011.
  12. “New Product Development Center for Small Rural Manufacturers,” Oklahoma Department of Commerce, $273,750, July 2009 to June 2010.
  13. “Inventors Assistance Service,” OCAST, $190,000, July 2009 to June 2010.
  14. “Structural materials from recycled carpet,” OCAST Oklahoma Applied Research (OARS) project, $89,950, March 2009 to February 2011; Industry partner – KT Plastics, Calera, OK.
  15. “Structural materials from recycled carpet,” OSU Technology Business Assistance Group (TBAG), $25,000, March 2009 to February 2010; Industry partner – KT Plastics, Calera, OK.
  16. “Development of Polymer Systems and Composites for Exploration Systems,” Oklahoma NASA EPSCoR Research Initiation Grant (RIG), $21,000, February 2009 to July 2009; Industry partner – Wilco Machine and Fab, Marlow, OK; Federal laboratory partner – Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL.
  17. “Development of Polymer Systems and Composites for Exploration Systems,” Oklahoma NASA EPSCoR travel grant to visit NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, $1,110, October, 2008.
  18. “New Product Development Center for Small Rural Manufacturers,” Oklahoma Department of Commerce, $300,000, July 2008 to June 2009.
  19. “New Product Development Center for Small Rural Manufacturers,” funded by Oklahoma Department of Commerce, $300,000, July 2007 to June 2008.

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co-PI:
  1. “Physical test model based on stress-shadowing to optimize drilling operations during fracking,” OCAST OARS project AR132-024, $90,000, September 2013 to August 2015, Priyank Jaiswal (OSU Stillwater Geology – PI).
  2. R. Singh (PI), R. P. Singh (co-PI), R. Vaidyanathan (co-PI), L. Tayebi (co-PI), D. Vashaee (co-PI), S. Harimkar (co-PI), J. Hanan (co-PI), R. Abdolvand (co-PI), K. Kalkaan (co-PI), “Acquisition of an Energy Dispersive X-ray Microanalysis system for a Hitachi S-4800 Cold Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope,” $83,900, FY 2013 Core Facilities support, Oklahoma State University VPR funds, January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.
  3. “Interdisciplinary biomedical research initiative – a joint program between OSU Center for Health Sciences Tulsa, OSU-Tulsa and OSU-Stillwater,’ OSU Provost funding; $20,926, September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012, David Wallace (OSU-CHS) – PI.
  4. “Manufacturing Innovation and Revitalization Partnerships: Universities, Manufacturers, Government and K-12 Teachers (MIRP),” National Science Foundation contract # 0917808; $599,996, March 2010 to February 2013, Dan Tilley (OSU-NPDC) – PI (co-PI till March 2011).
  5. “Next Generation Composite Materials for Aerospace & Exploration Systems,” NASA EPSCoR program, $750,000, October 2009 to September 2012, Victoria Duca-Snowden (OU) – PI, Raman Singh (OSU-Tulsa) – Science PI; Industry partners – Spirit Aerosystems, The Nordam Group, Wilco Machine and Fab; Federal laboratory partners – NASA Langley, NASA Marshall, NASA Johnson, NASA Glenn.
  6. “Vacuum assisted fabrication of absorber materials for RF and acoustic insulation applications,” OSU TBAG project, $29,436, April 2009 to March 2010, Raman Singh (OSU-Tulsa) – PI.
  7. “Multi-functional composite panels with foam core sandwich,” OCAST OARS project, $118,179, May 2009 to April 2011, Raman Singh (OSU-Tulsa) – PI; Industry partners – ETS Lindgren, Durant, OK.
  8.  “SEAM: Identifying Research and Infrastructure Needs in Oklahoma for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of Aerospace Parts,” funded under subcontract from University of Oklahoma, funding from Oklahoma EDGE fund, $98,000, January 2009 to December 2010, Raman Singh (OSU-Tulsa) – PI.
  9. “Effect of moisture absorption on fiber adhesion in fluorinated epoxies: A micromechanical study,” Oklahoma NASA EPSCoR Research Initiation Grant (RIG), $21,000, February 2008 to July 2008, Raman Singh (OSU-Tulsa) – PI; Federal laboratory partner – NASA Langley Research Center, Langley, VA.
  10. “Recycled rubber composites for aerospace, defense and infrastructure applications,” OSU TBAG project, $27,668, May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2009, Raman Singh (OSU-Tulsa) – PI.

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Other projects through support from the New Product Development Center for small and medium manufacturers in Oklahoma:
  1. “Improving the efficiency of feed use in the cattle industry,” US Department of Agriculture Small Business Innovative Research Phase II project awarded to 3C Cattle Feeders Inc., Mill Creek, OK; $349,755; September 1 2009 to August 31, 2011; subcontract to OSU - $174,786; support provided for proposal preparation and submission.
  2. “Improving the efficiency of feed use in the cattle industry,” US Department of Agriculture Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project awarded to 3C Cattle Feeders Inc., Mill Creek, OK, $79,747, June 17, 2008 to February 16, 2009; subcontract to OSU - $26,500; support provided for proposal preparation and submission.

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Advanced Ceramics Research projects:

Non-SBIR
  1. “Plasti-Bone™ - A faster way to heal broken bones and cartilage,” Department of Army, $2,120,859, Contract No. W81XWH-07-C-0130, September 2007 to December 2009; collaborators: Josh Weinke, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, San Antonio, TX.
  2. “CAREER TRACKS” A Workforce training for young individuals from economically disadvantaged communities to increase the number of jobs in the area of remedial/special education and technology, educational outreach project funded by Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, $ 991,700,. Contract No. EA-15574-06-60, June 2006 to June 2008.
  3. “Fiber-reinforced polymer composites with in-situ fire-resistant layers,” $35,000, Contract No. FA9300-06-M-T008, Air Force Research Lab, Palmdale, CA, July 2006 to December 2007.
  4. “Soft magnetic Meta-Materials,” $15,000, Sub-contract from Air Force through University of Delaware Physics Department, Subcontract no. B-487190, June 2001 to December 2001.

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Phase II SBIR/STTR
  1. “Multi-Functional Nanocomposite Materials with High-Temperature Polymer Resin Matrices,” $735,622, Air Force Office of Scientific Research Phase II STTR Contract No. FA9550-05-C-0040, April 2005 to April 2007; collaborators: Rick Barrera and Valery Khabashesku, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, Houston, TX; Shridhar Yarlagadda, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE; Karen Lozano, University of Texas Pan Handle, Jennifer Fielding, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH; Ed Silverman, Northrop Grumman Space Systems, El Segundo, CA.
  2. “All Natural Biobased High Performance Composites for Industrial Applications,” $450,117, September 1, 2005 to August 31, 2007, National Science Foundation Phase II SBIR Contract No. DMI-0518940; collaborators: Richard Wool, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE; Kevin Liu and Ken Doll, National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Peoria, IL.
  3. “Design and Fabrication of Low-cost composite tooling materials,” $1,240,835, NAVAIR Phase II and Phase III SBIR Programs, Contract No. N68335-02-C-0007, January 2002 to February 2007; collaborators: Jack Gillespie and Shridhar Yarlagadda, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE; Slade Gardner, Lockheed Martin Advanced Projects, Ft. Worth, TX.
  4. “A Novel Micro-channel Ceramic Heat Exchanger for High Heat Flux Electronics”, $497,936, NAVY Phase II STTR Contract No. N00014-03-M-0295, July 2003 to July 2006; collaborators: Al Ortega, previously with University of Arizona, currently with Department of Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, Fred Verdi and Shue Zhang, American Competitveness Institute, Philadelphia, PA; Michael Ellsworth, Thermal Management Group, IBM, Poughkeepsie, NY.
  5. “Lightweight Sandwich Composites for Improved Thermal and Acoustic Performance,” $748,293, Marine Corps Phase II SBIR program, Contract # M67854-05-C-0029, March 2005 to March 2008; collaborators: Jack Gillespie and Steve Andersen, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE; .Mike Lange and Sam Negash, General Dynamics Land Systems, Woodbridge, VA.
  6. “Carbon-based aerogel composites for radiation shielding,” $599,856, NASA Langley Phase II SBIR Program, Contract No. NNL04AA11C, December 2003 to December 2005; collaborators: Scott Brown and Andy Cain, Southern Research Institute, AL; Rick Wilkins, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX; Shridhar Yarlagadda, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE.
  7. “Lightweight radiation shielding materials with carbon nanotube reinforcements,” $599,465, NASA Langley Phase II SBIR Program, Contract No. NAS1-02102, September 2002 to December 2004; collaborators: Rick Barrera, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, Houston, TX; Rick Wilkins, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX; Jack Miller, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.
  8. “Solid Freeform Fabrication of low cost, in situ, metallic foam components for high energy absorption applications,” $727,414, Army Research Office Phase II SBIR Program, Contract No. DAAD19-01-C-0054, April 2001 to September 2003; collaborators: Kathyrn Dannemann, Charlie Anderson and James Walker, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX; John Madsen, Northrop Grumman Electronic Warfare Systems, Bethpage, NY.
  9. “Rapid Prototyping of continuous fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites,” $600,000, NASA Marshall Phase II SBIR Program, Contract No. NAS8-00192, February 2001 to May 2003; collaborators: Jack Gillespie and Shridhar Yarlagadda, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE.
  10. “Extrusion freeform fabrication of biocompatible implant materials,” $600,000, Office of Naval Research Phase II STTR Program, Contract No. N00014-00-C-0329, September 2000 to December 2002; collaborators: Paul Calvert, previously with University of Arizona and currently with University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, MA; John Szivek, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; S. Maxian, School of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Klaas Degroot and Luc Sterkman, Isotis, Delft, Netherlands; Vic Janas, Johnson and Johnson, Somerset, NJ; Mukul Kumar, Biomet Inc., Warsaw, IN.
  11. “Freeform fabrication of ceramic blisks,” $494,073, NASA Marshall Phase II STTR Program, Contract No. NAS8-98025, January 1998 to January 2000; collaborators: Paul Calvert, previously with University of Arizona and currently with University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, MA.

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Phase I SBIR/STTR
  1. “Composite Materials for Lightning Strike Mitigation,” $99,774, NASA Langley Research Center Phase I SBIR Contract No. NNL07AA73P, January 2007 to July 2007; collaborators: Meisha Shofner, Asif Rasheed and Satish Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; Arlene Brown, Boeing Phantom Works, Seattle, WA.
  2. “Lightweight composites for Off-board vessels,” $69,969, Office of Naval Research Phase I STTR Program, August 2006 to February 2007; collaborators: Jack Gillespie and Shridhar Yarlagadda, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE; Charles Johnson-Bey and George Root, Lockheed Martin Ship Systems, Baltimore, MD.
  3.  “Lightweight graphitic foam heat exchangers,” $99,843, phase I SBIR funded by Wright Patterson AF Material and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL, Contract no. FA8650-06-M-5018, May 2006 to February 2007; collaborators: James Klett and Jim Kiggans, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.
  4. “Multi-functional polymer composites for Kinetic Energy Interceptors,” $99,687, MDA Phase I SBIR Program, Contract No. HQ0006-05-C-7197, February 2005 to August 2005; collaborator: Shridhar Yarlagadda, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE; Andrew Facciano, Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ.
  5. “Soy bean oil based high performance nanocomposites,” $79,885, USDA Phase I SBIR Program, Contract No. 2004-33610-14454, May 2004 to February 2005; collaborator: Kevin Liu and Ken Doll, National Center of Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Peoria, IL.
  6. “Lightweight sandwich composites for improved thermal and acoustic performance,” $99,399, Marine Corps Phase I SBIR Program, Contract No. February 2004 to January 2005; collaborators: Jack Gillespie and Steve Andersen, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE; Mike Lange, General Dynamics Land Systems, Woodbridge, VA.
  7. “Small low-cost energetic components for the Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV),” $99,655, MDA Phase I SBIR Program, Contract No. N00178-04-C-3068, May 2004 to November 2004.
  8.  “Fiber reinforced ceramic radomes for next generation missiles,” $69,908, Naval Warfare Center Phase I SBIR Program, November 2003 to May 2004; collaborators: Laura Reister, Wally Porter and M. Radovic, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN; Ramesh Sharma, Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ.
  9. “Multi-Functional Nanocomposite Materials with High-Temperature Polymer Resin Matrices,” $99,813, Air Force Office of Scientific Research Phase I SBIR contract no. F49620-03-C-0102, September 2003 to July 2004; collaborators: Rick Barrera and Valery Khabashesku, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, Shridhar Yarlagadda, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE.
  10. “A Novel Micro-channel Ceramic Heat Exchanger for High Heat Flux Electronics”, $99,635, Navy phase I STTR Program, Contract no. N00014-03-M-0295, July 2003 to July 2004; collaborator: Al Ortega, previously with University of Arizona, currently with Department of Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA.
  11. “Carbon-based aerogel composites for radiation shielding,” $69,828, NASA phase I SBIR Program, Contract no. NAS1-03029, January 2003 to July 2003; collaborators: Scott Brown and Andy Cain, Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, AL; Rick Wilkins, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX; Shridhar Yarlagadda, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE.
  12. “Low cost integrated thermal management structures for high power electronics,” $70,000, MDA Phase I STTR Contract No. DASG60-02-P-0280, managed by Army SMDC, August 2002 to February 2003; collaborator: Al Ortega, previously with University of Arizona, currently with Department of Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA.
  13. “Functionally Gradient Partial Insert Development for Thin-Skin Sandwich Composite Structures,” $100,000, National Science Foundation phase I SBIR Program, January 2002 to June 2002; collaborator: Erdogan Medenci, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  14. “Lightweight Radiation Shielding Materials with Carbon Nanotube Reinforcements,” NASA Langley SBIR Phase I Contract No. NAS1-02001, November 2001 to May 2002; collaborator: Rick Barrera, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, Houston, TX; Rick Wilkins, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX.
  15. “High toughness rare earth-based Fibrous Monolith Permanent Magnets,” $70,000, Navy phase I STTR Program, Contract no. N00014-01-M-0239, July 2001 to February 2002; collaborators: John Xiao and Karl Unruh, Department of Physics, University of Delaware, DE.
  16. “Low Cost Ceramic-Lined Rocket Motor Case Design,” $100,000, Edwards AFB phase I SBIR Program, Contract no. F04611-01-C-0058, May 2001 to May 2002; collaborators: Jack Gillespie and Shridhar Yarlagadda, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE. 
  17. “Rapid prototyping of polar-weave CMC blisks for rocket engine turbopumps,” NASA Marshall Space Flight Center SBIR Contract No. NAS8-01016, February 2001 to August 2001; collaborators: Jack Gillespie and Shridhar Yarlagadda, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE.
  18. “Design and Fabrication of Low-cost composite tooling materials,” $100,000, Navair phase I SBIR Program, Contract no. N68335-01-C-0053, November 2000 to May 2001; collaborators: Jack Gillespie and Shridhar Yarlagadda, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE; Slade Gardner, Lockheed Martin Advanced Projects, Ft. Worth, TX.
  19. “Solid freeform fabrication of high temperature superconducting components with improved flux pinning and texture,” $65,000, BMDO phase I SBIR Program, July 2000 to January 2001; collaborator: Jagdish Narayan, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
  20. “Solid Freeform Fabrication of low cost, in situ, metallic foam components for high energy absorption applications,” $120,000, Army Research Office phase I SBIR Program,”, Contract No. DAAD19-00-C-0025, March 2000 to December 2000; collaborators: Kathyrn Dannemann, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX; John Madsen, Northrop Grumman Electronic Warfare Systems, Bethpage, NY
  21. “Rapid prototyping of continuous fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites,” $70,000, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Phase I SBIR Contract No. NAS8-00084, December 1999 to June 2000; collaborators: Jack Gillespie and Shridhar Yarlagadda, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, DE.
  22.  “Solid freeform fabrication of carbon nanotube reinforced composites for multifunctional applications,” $100,000, NASA Johnson STTR Phase I Contract No. NAS9-99126, October 1999 to October 2000; collaborator: Paul Calvert, previously with University of Arizona and currently with University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, MA.
  23. “Extrusion freeform fabrication of novel, controlled porosity, biocompatible polymer/ceramic materials for load bearing tissue engineering applications,” $100,000, Navy STTR Phase I Contract no. N00014-99-M-0262, June 1999 to January 2000; collaborator: Paul Calvert, previously with University of Arizona and currently with University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, MA; S. Sarangapani, ICET Inc., Norwood, MA; S. Maxian, School of Podiatric Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

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