Dr. Vijay Chalivendra of Mechanical Engineering Department has been awarded $140,000 for a period of two years (2008-09) by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to investigate the percolation threshold of Boron nitride nano-particles in a polyurethane matrix for optimum thermal and mechanical properties.
This grant is funded through University Laboratory Initiative program in collaboration with Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Newport. This project also provides an opportunity for a graduate student to access NUWC facilities and enrich his knowledge in interacting with scientists and engineers at NUWC.
Author: "V. Chalivendra"
Submitted by: C. Allen
Department: College Of Engineering - Mne