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(39) Selected Research Projects

  • August 2013—August 2018, "Modernization of in vivo-in vitro Oral Bioperformance Prediction and Assessment," (Sponsor: FDA).
  • October 2011—August 2015, "A HPC "Cyber Wind Facility" Incorporating Fully-Coupled CFD/CSD for Turbine-Platform-Wake Interactions with the Atmosphere and Ocean," (Sponsor: DOE, Penn State (ARL, PSIEE, Aersp, ME)).
  • August 2009—July 2013, "Space-time Loadings on Wind Turbine Blades driven by Atmospheric Boundary Layer Turbulence: Coupling LES and DES," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)).
  • September 2007—December 2011, "In vitro characterization and modeling of the effects of hydrodynamics on the dissolution of low soluble drug particles in the small intestines," (Sponsor: Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals).
  • January 2011—December 2011, "Physiologically-Based Dissolution Apparatus," (Sponsor: Subcontract to Univ Michigan Grant through Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals).
  • October 2009—September 2011, "Wind Energy Workforce Development: Engineering, Science, & Technology Meeting the Needs of the Future, Now," (Sponsor: DOE "20% Wind by 2030: Overcoming the Challenges": Workforce Development).
  • September 2005—August 2010, "Micro-scale transport as a critical link between molecular-scale absorption and macro-scale mixing in gut physiology and function," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation (CTS-056215)).
  • July 2004—September 2009, "High-accuracy Near-Surface Large-Eddy Simulation with planar and Non-Planar Topography," (Sponsor: Army Research Office (ARO) W911NF-04-1-0205).
  • July 2004—February 2009, "High-accuracy Near-Surface Large-Eddy Simulation with planar and Non-Planar Topography," (Sponsor: Army Research Office (ARO), W911NF-04-1-0205).
  • August 2004—August 2006, "Mechano-physiological approach to normal anorectal function and the classification of defecatory disorders," (Sponsor: Penn State Life Sciences Hucks Institute).
  • January 2002—June 2006, "Evaluation of Shear Stress and Drug Release from Tablets in the Stomach," (Sponsor: AstraZeneca).
  • July 2004—June 2006, "Mechano-physiological approach to normal anorectal function and the classification of defecatory disorders," (Sponsor: Dean's Feasibility Grant, College of Medicine, Penn State University).
  • April 2001—March 2006, "The Esophagogastric Junction in Health and Disease," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), R01 DK56033).
  • October 2003—October 2005, "Development of a Validated Large-Scale Modeling Capability for Polymer Drag Reduction," (Sponsor: DARPA HR0011-04-C0010).
  • July 2004—June 2005, "Mechano-physiological approach to normal anorectal function and the classification of defecatory disorders," (Sponsor: American College of Gastroenterology).
  • August 2002—August 2004, "Analysis of concurrent ultrasound and pressure data to evaluate the endocinch procedure," (Sponsor: Bard Endoscopic Technologies).
  • April 2001—October 2003, "Drag Reduction in Turbulent Flows: Prediction of Drag Reduction with Polymer Additives," (Sponsor: DARPA, MD972-01-C-0032).
  • January 2001—October 2001, "Evaluation of Shear Stress and Drug Release from Tablets in the Stomach," (Sponsor: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals).
  • November 1997—October 2001, "Resolvable- and Subgrid-Scale Measurements in the Atmospheric Surface Layer," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation, ATM-9704740).
  • July 1997—June 2001, "Improved Subgrid-scale Modeling in the Atmospheric Surface Layer," (Sponsor: Army Research Office (ARO), DAAG55-97-1-0296).
  • February 1998—November 2000, "Clinical-Research Swallowing Motility Diagnostic System," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, STTR Phase II, R42 DK52058).
  • December 1999—November 2000, "Drug Distribution and Emptying in the Stomach," (Sponsor: University Hospital, Zürich Switzerland).
  • March 1999—March 2000, "Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Gastric Mixing , Emptying and Control," (Sponsor: Janssen Research Foundation).
  • December 1998—December 1999, "Development of a Postprocessing and 3D Graphical Imaging Facility," (Sponsor: Defense Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)).
  • April 1996—March 1999, "Acoustic Propagation through Synthesized and Simulated Atmospheric Turbulence," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation, International Programs, #INT-9512914).
  • March 1995—March 1999, "Upper Esophageal Sphincter Opening and Transsphincteric Flow," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), #R01 DC000669).
  • August 1996—January 1999, "Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Gastric Mixing , Emptying and Control," (Sponsor: Janssen Research Foundation).
  • September 1997—September 1998, "Human-Simulation-Data Interactions and Applications from Biotechnology to Oil Exploratio," (Sponsor: IBM Shared University Research (SUR) Program).
  • June 1992—June 1998, "Measurement, Analysis and Prediction of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Turbulence," (Sponsor: University Research Initiative (URI) Army Research Office #DAAL03-92-G-0117).
  • March 1997—March 1998, "Workshop on the Enhancement of Student Learning in Mechanical Engineering through Course Coordination and Pedagogical Technique," (Sponsor: College of Engineering, Pennsylvania State University).
  • September 1996—December 1997, "Clinical - Research Swallowing Motility Diagnostic System," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), STTR Phase I, R42 DK52058).
  • August 1993—August 1997, "Application of New Concepts in Scientific Analysis to Atmospheric Studies," (Sponsor: Army Research Office (ASSERT), P-32059-GS-AAS).
  • July 1992—June 1997, "Mechanical Study and Modeling of the Esophageal Function," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), R01-DK41436).
  • June 1993—May 1996, "Physical-space View of Time Dependent Scale Interactions at High Reynolds Numbers," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research (AASERT), N00014-93-1-0661).
  • January 1992—December 1994, "Simulation and Analysis of Time Dependent Scale Interactions at High Reynolds Numbers," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, N00014-92-J-1417).
  • August 1989—July 1994, "Upper Esophageal Sphincter Opening and Transsphincteric Flow," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), R01 DC000669).
  • December 1989—December 1992, "The Structure of High Reynolds Number Turbulent Boundary Layers," (Sponsor: University Research Initiative (URI), AFOSR-90-0113).
  • November 1988—October 1992, "Turbulence Structure Associated with Intercomponent Energy Transfer and Interscale Energy Transfer, and Modification by Forcing," (Sponsor: AFOSR, AFOSR-89-0026).
  • August 1988—August 1991, "Fluid Mechanics of Esophageal Bolus Transport," (Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), R01 DK41436).
 

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