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Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing

Projects

2016.11 - Present
Title: Brazing of Aluminum Alloys in Space
Sponsor: NASA, USA 
Grant: NNX17AB52G
PI: D. P. Sekulic
US $597,439

2017.6 - Present
Title: Evaluation for Brazing Alloys
Sponsor: (Undisclosed Partner)
PI: D. P. Sekulic 

2012 – 2016
Title: Wetting of Liquid Metals on Rough Surfaces
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, USA (Collaborative Project)
Grant: NSF-CBET-1234581
PI: D. P. Sekulic (University of Kentucky) & S. Mesarovic (Washington State University), UKY:WSU=1:1.

2014
Title: Mechanistic Study of Aluminium Controlled Atmosphere Brazing Processes
Sponsor: Gränges AB, Finspång, Sweden
PI: D. P. Sekulic

2009 – 2013
Title: Analysis of Brazeability of Aluminum Trillium Brazing Sheet (Trillium Technology R&D)
Sponsor: SAPA Heat Transfer AB & Sapa Technology, Oakville, Canada & Finspång, Sweden
PI: D. P. Sekulic

2011
Title: Brazing NN fins on MM
Sponsor: (Undisclosed Partner)
PI: D. P. Sekulic

2009 – 2010
Title: Investigation of High Temperature Nano-Composite Braze for Use with Refractory Materials
Sponsor: Ceradyne, Semicon Associates, Lexington, KY, USA
PI: D. P. Sekulic

2010
Title: Assessing Manufacturing Sustainability on the Shop Floor: Modeling of Energy Resources Use
Sponsor: General Electric Aviation, Evendale, OH, USA
PI: D. P. Sekulic

2009
Title: Metallic and Carbon Foam Micro Bonding
Sponsor: Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, Lexington, KY, USA
Grant: KSEF-07-RDE-010
PI: D. P. Sekulic

2008 – 2009
Title: Model Based Enterprise - Predictive Process Models for Sustainable Manufacturing
Sponsor: United States Department of Defense/US Army Contract through Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), USA
PI: I. S. Jawahir
Co-PI: D. P. Sekulic

2005 – 2008
Title: Advanced Heat Exchangers R&D
Sponsor: Caterpillar, Peoria, IL, USA
PI: D. P. Sekulic

2005 – 2007
Title: M4 Aluminum Joining Technology,
Sponsor: Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, Lexington, KY, USA
Grant: KSEF-829-RDE-007
PI: D. P. Sekulic

2004 – 2005
Title: Innovative Approach to Materials Joining in a Microwave Field
Sponsor: Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, Lexington, KY, USA
Grant: KSEF-525-RDE-005
PI: D. P. Sekulic
Co-PI: F. Yang

2005
Title: A New Brazing Flux made of KxFyAlz System for Aluminum Brazing
Sponsor: (Undisclosed Partner)
PI: D. P. Sekulic

2005
Title: The hot stage Microscopic Study of the Melting/Spreading Behavior of Several KxFyAlz Systems for Aluminum Brazing
Sponsor: (Undisclosed Partner)
Grant: UK-CM 3238
PI: D. P. Sekulic

2003 – 2004
Title: Exergo-Environomic Synthesis of Advanced Manufacturing Processes
Sponsor: Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, Lexington, KY, USA
Grant: KSEF-395-RDE-003
PI: D. P. Sekulic

1999 – 2003
Title: Modeling of Joint Formation in Aluminum Brazing “Behavior and Control of Molten Cladding"
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Division of Design, Manufacture, and Industrial Innovation, Materials Processing and Manufacturing Program, USA. Program Director: D. Durham
PI: D. P. Sekulic
Co-PI: A. T. Male and J. G. Morris

1999-2003
Title: Brazing Sheet Development & Continuous Casting Al Brazing Sheet
Sponsor: Commonwealth Aluminum, Newport Rolling Mill, Uhrichsville, OH, USA
PI: D. P. Sekulic

2001 – 2002
Title: Analysis of Brazeability and Molten Cladding Flowability
Sponsor: Pechiney Rolled Products, Ravenswood, WV, USA
PI: D. P. Sekulic

2000 – 2002
Title: Silicon Diffusion Across Clad-Core Interface of an Aluminum Brazing Sheet
Sponsor: Department of Energy in cooperation with High Temperature Materials Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
PI: D. P. Sekulic

1999 – 2000
Title: Optimum Cladding Distribution and Brazed Joint Formation
Sponsor: Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems, Lockport, NY, USA
Grant: Gen II HTC-GMT800
PI: D. P. Sekulic

Title: Brazing Feasibility Study,
Sponsor: Senior Operations, USA
PI: D. P. Sekulic

Title: Hot Stage Visualization of the Brazing Aluminum Cycle w/o New Coating Options
Sponsor: (Undisclosed Partner)
PI: D. P. Sekulic

Funded Education Projects

2011 – 2016
Title: Developing the Energy Assessment Engineering Workforce via Student Education and Industrial Assessment Experiences
Sponsor: Department of Energy, USA
PI: L. Holloway
Co-PI: D. Colliver, D.P. Sekulic, and T. Henninger

2011 – 2014
Title: Systems Thinking for Sustainability
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, USA
Grant: NSF-1044232, TUES Project
PI: D. P. Sekulic

Other Funding Sources

2002
German Aerospace Center, Cologne and Abdus Salam Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, USA
Grant: Travel grant
PI: D. P. Sekulic

Note: Numerous earlier projects (before 1999, D. P. Sekulic as a PI or Co-PI), sponsored by US and foreign foundations (US DOE, DAAD, KFA, Germany and NSF's in Yugoslavia) and industry, are not listed here; for additional list please contact D. P. Sekulic.