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Grants

Funded External Grants and Contracts:

29- USDA-NIFA, 2016-20, PI (Asiabanpour, B.), Wagner, N., Mix, K., Ghoddusi, H., Lewis, S., Aslan, S., Chumbley, T., “EverGreen: A Cross-Disciplinary Research-Based Education Program for Hispanic Students at the Food-Water-Energy Intersection”, Amount: $1,000,000.

28- DoD, 2016, “Aerosol Jet Printing System for Additive Manufacturing and Material Development”, PI(Chen, Y.), Asiabanpour, B., Beall, G., Droopad, R., Weigum, S., Yu, Q., Amount: $400,000.

27- Department of Education-MSEIP, 2014-17, “REENERGIZE: Recruitment and Retention of Students in STEM Programs through a Renewable Energy Research and Education Partnership with Five Minority Institutions” PI (Asiabanpour, B.) and CoPI (Aslan, S., Jimenez, J., Salamy, H., Kim, Y., Ortiz, A., and Viswanatan, V.), Amount: $613,822.

26- NASA, 2014-19, “NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative-NASA EPDC”, PI (Ortiz, A.), PM (Huling, L.,) CoIs in alphabetical order (Asiabanpour, B., Beck, J., Bos, B., Close, E., Dickinson, G., Fabac, C., Sriraman, V., and Van Overschelde, J.), Amount: $14,998,963.

*Only funded proposal among 20 submissions. The largest grant ever for the Texas State University.

25- USDA- WAMS, 2014-16, Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program, “A BRIDGE Program to Engage, Sustain and Empower  Women and Minorities in STEM (ESE WAMS)”,  PI(Aslan, S.), CoPIs (Asiabanpour, B., Salamy, H., Jimenez, J., Londa, M.). Amount: $417,017 ($106,505 USDA + $310,512 Matching from Intel)

24- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) ESP- Engineering Summer Program, 2014, “Designing Green-Engineering Summer Camp” PI. (Asiabanpour, B.), CoPIs (Aslan, S., Ortiz, A., Jimenez, J., Kim, Y., Salamy, H.), Amount: $12,500.

23- New Beginnings, 2014, “Power transmission with zero loss and thermal hydrogen from the waste heat” PI. (Asiabanpour, B.), Amount: $10,000 ($5,000 cash and $5000 base unit and parts).

22- ChairCycle/Trekease, 2014, “Chair and wheelchair exercise unit” PI. (Asiabanpour, B.), Amount: $3,500 ($1,500 cash and $2000 base unit, parts, and materials).

21- MicroPower, 2014, “Ingot Growth Oven” PI. (Asiabanpour, B.), Amount: $5,500 ($500 cash and $5000 base unit, parts, and materials).

20- NASA-TSGC (Texas Space Grant Consortium), 2014, “Mars Drill” PI. (Asiabanpour, B.), Amount: $2,000 + system support.

19- Halliburton, 2014, “Developing High School Students Curiosity in Science and technology in Capstone Design Days” PI (Jin, T.) and CoPI (Apan, Q., Asiabanpour, B., Aslan, S., Jimenez, J., Francis, M., Romanella, S., Stern, H., Tate, J.,), Amount: $8,600.

18- Secure Control Systems, Inc., 2013, “Enriching Research and Education of Students by New Additive Manufacturing Technology”, PI (Asiabanpour, B.) and CoPI (Stern, H.), Amount: $45,000.

17- State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), 2013, “SECO Innovative Energy Demonstration Grant Program: Emerging Clean Energy Technologies For The Innovative Energy Demonstration Grant Program” PI (Aslan, S.), CoPI (Asiabanpour, B., Salamy, H., Jimenez, J.), The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Amount: $101,000.

 
16- Toyota, 2012, PI (Asiabanpour, B.), “1- Design and development a paint jig system for the tundra truck, 2- roller system for all trucks, 3- Design and development a paint jig system”, Toyota Motor Manufacturing - Texas (TMMTX) (through MacLellan Integrated Services), Amount: $5000.
 
15- Thermon, 2012, PI (Asiabanpour, B.), “Electronics panel delivery system”, Thermon Inc., San Marcos, TX, Amount: $2500.
 
14- Austin Green Energy Group, 2012, PI (Asiabanpour, B.), “Savonius Windmill System Development”, Austin Green Energy Group, Austin, TX, Amount: $3000.
 
13- Thermon, 2012, PI (Aslan, S.), CoPI (Asiabanpour, B.), “Electronics Testing System”, Thermon Inc., San Marcos, TX, Amount: $2000.
 
12- Rodrill, 2011, PI, “Drill torque measurement system”, Rodrill Inc., Converse, TX, Amount: $2,500 .
 
11- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) ESP- Engineering Summer Program, 2011, Asiabanpour, B. (PI), DesChamps-Benke, N., “Bridge design and prototyping research camp”, Amount: $20,000.
 
10- Trekease Inc, 2010, PI, “Wii for Wheelchair”, Trekease company, Austin, TX, Amount: $500.
 
9- Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) ESP- Engineering Summer Program, 2010, Asiabanpour, B. (PI), DesChamps-Benke, N., “Bridge design and prototyping research camp”, Amount: $18,000.
 
8- NSF RET Supplement (awarded through Texas A&M CC), 2009, PI (Asiabanpour, B.), CoPI (Stapleton, W.), “RET Supplement Request for NSF REU-0755355 Micro/Nano Assembly Workcell Via Micro Visual Sensing and Haptic Feedback”, Amount: $20,000.
 
7- NSF EEC, 2008, PI (Gourgey, H. from E3 Alliances), CoPIs (Asiabanpour from Texas State, Crawford from UT), “Central Texas Engineering Education Collaborative”, Amount: $149,597
 
6- NSF REU Center, 2008, PI(Um, D.), CoPI (Asiabanpour, B.), “Micro/Nano Assembly Workcell Via Micro Visual Sensing and Haptic Feedback”, Amount: $202,744.
 
5- Mensor Inc, 2008, PI, “Design and Development of Pressure Sensor Test Bench”, Mensor company, San Marcos, TX, Amount: $2,500.
 
4- Xtreme Power, 2007 and 2008, PI, “Chargeable Battery Lift and Adjust Apparatus Design and Development”, Xtreme Power Company, Kyle, TX, Amount: $5,000 ($2,500 in 2007 and $2,500 for 2008 amendment).
 
3- EH Systems, Facility layout planning of the new production factory, New Braunfels, TX, 2006-2007, (Consultancy) Amount: $16,000.
 
2- EPMP LTD, 2007, PI, “Sheet Metal Batch Lift and Transport System Design and Development”, EPMP LTD. Company, Seguin, TX, Amount: $1,700.
 
1- EH Systems, 2006 and 2007, PI, “SIP Panel and Spline Production Line Tool Design and Automation”, Energy Homes Construction Company, New Braunfels, TX, Amount: $20,288 ($11,720 in 2006 and $8,568 for 2007 amendment).