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Awards & Grants
Dr. George Hadjipanayis has been awarded a grant effective January 1, 2014 titled "Rare Earth-Free Nanoparticles for High Performance Permanent Magnets". This research is focused on the synthesis of anisotropic rare earth-free Fe-Co(Ni) nanoparticles with high coercivity, which can be used for the development of rare earth-free high performance permanent magnets. The proposal presents viable and innovative approaches to produce anisotropic Fe-Co and MnBi alloy powders with high coercivity and magnetization.
Dr. Veronique Petit has been awarded a grant from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory effective January 1, 2014 with the title, "Radiative Cooling in 2-D and 3-D Models of Magnetically Confined Wind Shocks". We propose a three-parameter magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) study of the effects of radiative cooling in magnetic massive stars involving cooling length, magnetic confinement, and stellar rotation.
Dr. William Matthaeus has been awarded a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration effective December 16, 2013 with the title, "Theoretical Support for the MMS Mission: Reconnection and Particle Acceleration in a Turbulent Environment". This grant is to continue support for the scientific objectives of the Magnetosphere Multiscale (MMS) Mission as implemented by the SMART team under Dr. Jim Burch at Southwest Research Institute.
Dr. Stanley Owocki has been awarded a grant from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory effective January 1, 2013. The project's title is "X-ray Production in OB-Stars: First 3-D Radiation Hydrodynamical Simulations of Embedded Wind Shocks" which will involve the development, for the first time, of 3-D radiation hydrodynamical simulations of EWS in OB-stars.
Dr. George Hadjipanayis has been awarded a grant from the University of Maryland effective October 24, 2013 titled "Manganese Based Permanent Magnets with 40MGOe at 200C". The task is to investigate the use of microwave sintering to consolidate a mixture of hard MnBi particles/powders with soft Fe(Co) particles to develop a high density bulk nanocomposite exchange-coupled magnet with high coercivity and energy product exceeding 30 MGOe.