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Projects

Sept. 2012-August 31, 2017
NRI-Small: Virtualized Welding: A New Paradigm for Intelligent Welding Robots in Unstructured Environment
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Duration: 60 months

Nov. 2014-Oct. 2017
Weld Pool Surface Shape Measurement and Process Control
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Duration: 36 months

National Science Foundation

October 2009-Spet. 2013
Machine-Human Cooperative Control of Welding Process
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $400,000
Duration: 48 months

October 2008-Spet. 2012
Control of Metal Transfer at Given Arc Variables
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $364,269
Duration: 48 months

October 2007-Spet. 2011
Measurement and Control of Dynamic Weld Pool Surface in Gas Metal Arc Welding
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $352,365
Duration: 48 months

October 2005-Sept. 2009
Sensors: Measurement of Dynamic Weld Pool Surface
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $288,811
Duration: 48 months

April 2004-March 2008
Double-Electrode Gas Metal Arc Welding
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $277,310
Duration: 48 months

October 2001-Sept. 2005
Control of Gas Tungsten Arc Weld Pool Surface
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $266,032
Duration: 48 months

October 1998 - Sept. 2002
Double-Sided Arc Welding
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $281,988
Duration: 48 months

April 1997 - September 1999
Weld Penetration Control Based on Vision Feedback of Weld Pool Geometrical Appearance
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Funding: $179,986
Duration: 24- months

Funded Navy Projects

May 11, 2009-August 11, 2013
A Modified GMAW System for Distortion Reduction and Travel Speed Increase through Separate Heat Input and Deposition Rate Control
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $749,768.-
Duration 51- months

Feb. 20, 2008-June 30, 2011
Sensor Torch Based Adaptive Intelligent Control for Circumferential Welding of Pipes
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $749,662
Duration: 40- months

April 20-October 28, 2010
Weld Penetration Monitoring and Feedback Control in Submerged Arc Welding
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $70,000
Duration: 6- months

September 15, 2008-Novemver 9, 2009
Monitoring of Arcing Condition in GMAW and Its Variants
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $100,000
Duration: 12- months

March 12, 2008-December 11, 2008
A Modified GMAW System for Distortion Reduction and Travel Speed Increase through Separate Heat Input and Deposition Rate Control
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $100,000
Duration: 9- months

Feb. 9, 2006-August 18, 2006
Sensor Torch Based Adaptive Intelligent Control for Circumferential Welding of Pipes
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: $69,999
Duration: 6- months

Funded State Projects

October 1, 2009-December 31, 2014
A Modified GMAW System for Distortion Reduction and Travel Speed Increase through Separate Heat Input and Deposition Rate Control
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor:- Kentucky Science and Engineering Corporation
Duration: 60- months

September 1, 2008-December 31, 2012
Sensor Torch Based Adaptive Intelligent Control for Circumferential Welding of Pipes
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Kentucky Science and Engineering Corporation
Duration: 40- months

Nov. 2008-Oct. 2010
Monitoring of Arcing Condition in GMAW and Its Variants
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Kentucky Science and Engineering Corporation
Duration: 24 months

April 2008-March 2009
A Modified GMAW System for Distortion Reduction and Travel Speed Increase through Separate Heat Input and Deposition Rate Control
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Kentucky Science and Engineering Corporation
Duration: 12- months

March 2007-Feb. 2008
Sensor Torch Based Adaptive Intelligent Control for Circumferential Welding of Pipes
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Kentucky Science and Engineering Corporation
Duration: 12- months

Other Funding Sources

March 2006-Macrh 2007
GMA Brazing of Aluminum
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Duration: 12- months

Nov. 2005-March 2008
Development of Double-Sided Arc Welding for Ship Building- Phase II
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: subcontract of ONR SBIR project from Mangatech Limited Partnership
Duration: 28- months

Feb. 1, 2005-January 31, 2006
GMAW Heat Input Control to Produce Higher Weld Speed
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Manufacturing USA, Inc
Duration: 12- months

May 2004-October 2004
SBIR Phase I: Development of Double-sided Arc Welding for Ship Building
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research SBIR Program through Magnatech Limited Partnership
Duration: 7- months

July 1, 2001-December 31, 2002
A Preliminary Study of Double-Sided Arc Welding Process in Ship Structure Manufacturing
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: National Shipbuilding Research Program
Duration: 17- months

January 1, 2005-May 31, 2005
Development of Hysteresis Model and Closed-Loop Control for Actuator Hysteresis Compensation
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Energen, Inc. (Boston MA)
Duration: 5- months

January 1 2004-September 30, 2004
Control of Gas Tungsten Arc Weld Pool Surface
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Magnatech Limited Partnership
Duration: 9- months

December 16 2003-December 31, 2003
Automatic Detection of Quality Defects in Light Diffusing Plastic Films
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: GE Plastics
Duration: 15 Days

April 2000-March 2002
Mechanism of Double-Sided Arc Welding Process
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Ministry of Education National Key Laboratory Visiting Scholar Foundation, Beijing, China
Duration: 24- months

May 1, 2001-Sept. 30, 2001
Light weight heat exchanger: Phase III-1
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Air Force through Truax Engineering, Inc., Vista, CA
Duration: 5- months

Sept. 1999 - Sept. 2000
Intelligent Control of Robotic Welding
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Progressive Systems, Richmond, KY
Duration: 12- months

December 1998-December 1999
Light Weight Heat Exchanger
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Truax Engineering, Inc., San Diego, CA
Duration: 12 months

October 1998 - February 1999
Feasibility Studies of Welding Longitudinal Seams in Mild Steel Pipe Using Double Sided Series Arc Process
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor:The Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland, OH
Duration: 5- months

December 1998-December 1999
Light Weight Heat Exchanger
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor: Truax Engineering, Inc., San Diego, CA
Duration: 12 months

January 1998-December 2000
Rapid Prototyping Based on 3D Welding
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor:National Natural Science Foundation International Cooperative Program, Beijing, China
Duration: 12 months

May 1998-December 1998
Real-Time Adaptive Control of Automated Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Complex Shaped Parts
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor:Navy Joining Center and Army Aviation Systems Command, Columbus, OH
Duration: 8- months

November 1997 - January 1998
Improved Hole Manufacturing for Coated Cylindrical Structures, and Improved Sheet Metal Forming of Nickel Base Alloys
Role: Principal Investigator
Sponsor:Pratt & Whitney, West Palm Beach, FL
Duration: 3- months

January 2004-June 30 2004
Acquisition of 1 Kw Direct Diode Laser System
Sponsor:University of Kentucky Major Research Equipment Program and Center for Manufacturing
Duration: 6- months