DOD equipment grant will support porous media research

12/14/2020 9:23:49 AM

Tugce Baser
Tugce Baser

Assistant professor Tugce Baser has been awarded a $482,000 equipment grant to support her research into porous media subjected to combined external fields such as temperature, stress and electricity. The grant is one of 150 awards to university researchers totaling $50 million under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).

The highly competitive annual DURIP award process is administered through a merit competition jointly by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Office, and Office of Naval Research.  The Department seeks specific proposals from university investigators conducting foundational science and engineering research relevant to national defense.

Baser’s grant will allow the purchase of a dynamic triaxial device and a high resolution, high-speed thermal camera and support one student research assistant.

“DURIP awards help maintain the cutting-edge capabilities of our universities and provide research infrastructure to enable the most creative scientific minds in the country to extend the boundaries of science and technology,” said Bindu Nair, Director, Basic Research Office, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. “The awards will facilitate scientific advances that will drive unparalleled military capabilities for our country and help train our future STEM workforce.”