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 ACTIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • “High Performance and Durable Lithium-ion Battery for NASA Space Applications”
    PI: Alevtina Smirnova; Administrative PI: Edward F. Duke; Co-Investigators: Hao Fong, Ranjit Koodali, Haoran Sun, James Hoefelmeyer, Qiquan Qiao, and Huitian Lu
    Total Award Amount: $750,000
    Source of Support: NASA/EPSCoR
    Cooperative Agreement Number: NNX14AN22A
    Total Award Period Covered: 9/1/14 to 8/31/17

  • “Nanofiber Filters for Low Energy, Rapid Deployment, and Highly Efficient Water Purification”
    PI: Todd Menkhaus; Co-PI: Hao Fong
    Total Award Amount: $835,029
    Source of Support: DOD: Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)
    Contract Number: FA4819-14-C-0004
    Total Award Period Covered: 9/22/14 to 9/21/17

  • “High-Performance Lithium-Ion Battery with Si-based Anode and Electrospun Separation Membrane for NASA Space Applications”
    PI: Alevtina Smirnova; Co-PI: Hao Fong
    Total Award Amount: $25,000
    Source of Support: South Dakota NASA EPSCoR Research Initiation Grant (RIG)
    Grant Number: NASA-RIG-2013-Smirnova
    Total Award Period Covered: 7/1/13 to 12/31/14

  • “Electrochemical Laboratory for Research & Development in Power Generation and Storage”
    PI: Alevtina Smirnova; Co-PIs: Hao Fong and Zhengtao Zhu
    Total Award Amount: $80,000
    Source of Support: South Dakota Research & Development Innovation Grant 2014
    Grant Number: SDBOR Innovation-Smirnova
    Total Award Period Covered: 12/16/13 to 6/30/15

  • “State-of-the-Art Laboratory for Larger Scale Production of Electrospun Nanofibers”
    PI: Hao Fong; Co-PI: Todd Menkhaus
    Total Award Amount: $83,500
    Source of Support: South Dakota Research & Development Innovation Grant 2014
    Grant Number: SDBOR Innovation-Fong
    Total Award Period Covered: 12/16/13 to 6/30/15

  • “SBIR Phase II: Efficient and Scalable Production of Functionalized Electrospun Nanofiber Felts of Regenerated Cellulose with Superior Capacity and Throughput for Bioseparations”
    PI: Nyle E. Hedin (at Nanofiber Separations, LLC. in Rapid City, SD, while Drs. Hao Fong and Todd J. Menkhaus are the co-founders of the company.)
    Total Award Amount: $709,849
    Source of Support: National Science Foundation (NSF)/IIP Program
    Grant Number: IIP-1329377
    Total Award Period Covered: 3/1/14 to 2/29/16

  • “Recent Advances in Electrospinning (to support the “ACS PMSE Symposium on Electrospinning and Nanofibers in Honor of Professor Darrell H. Reneker’s 85th Birthday”, Dallas, Texas, March 16-20, 2014)”
    PI: John Rabolt at the University of Delaware; Co-PI: Hao Fong
    Total Award Amount: $5,000
    Source of Support: National Science Foundation (NSF)/POL Program
    Grant Number: DMR-1419617
    Total Award Period Covered: 2/1/14 to 1/31/15

  • “South Dakota Governor Research Center: Composite & Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing (CNAM)”
    PI: David Salem (Dr. Hao Fong is a Co-PI.)
    Total Award Amount: $2,000,000
    Source of Support: The State of South Dakota
    Grant Number: SDGRC-CNAM-2013
    Total Award Period Covered: 7/1/13 to 6/30/18


PREVIOUSLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • “Enhanced Raman Detection of Minerals, Microbes, and Biomarkers through the Development of Advanced Plasmonic Nanomaterials”
    Science PI: Chaoyang Jiang; Administrative PI: Edward F. Duke; Institutional PI: Hao Fong; Co-Investigators: Lifeng Zhang, Brian Logue, and Stanley May
    Total Award Amount: $750,000
    Source of Support: NASA/EPSCoR
    Cooperative Agreement Number: NNX10AN34A
    Total Award Period Covered: 9/1/10 to 8/31/14

  • “South Dakota Catalysis Group”
    PI: James D. Hoefelmeyer; Co-PIs: Jan Puszynski, Hao Fong, Scott (Phil) Ahrenkiel, Ranjit Koodali, Grigoriy Sereda, Jacek Swiatkiewicz, Dan Engebretson
    Total Award Amount: $2,993,200
    Sub-Project: “Electrospun Carbon Nano-Felt” as a Novel Type of Catalyst Support and Its Oxidation Mechanism in Fuel Cell Environment
    PI of the Sub-Project: Hao Fong; no Co-PI
    Total Award Amount for the Sub-Project: $420,091
    Source of Support: Department f Energy (DOE)
    Grant Number: DE-FG02-08ER64624
    Total Award Period Covered:1/1/10 to 3/31/14

  • “SBIR Phase I (and Phase IB): Efficient and Scalable Production of Functionalized Electrospun Nanofiber Felts of Regenerated Cellulose with Superior Capacity and Throughout for Bioseparations”
    PI: Nyle E. Hedin (at Nanofiber Separations, LLC. in Rapid City, SD, while Drs. Hao Fong and Todd J. Menkhaus are the Founders of the company.)
    Total Award Amount: $180,000
    Source of Support: National Science Foundation (NSF)/IIP Program
    Grant Number: IIP-1214877
    Total Award Period Covered: 7/1/12 to 6/30/13

  • “SBIR Phase II: High Performance Supercapacitors Based on Nano-engineered Electrodes”
    PI: Kuiyang Jiang (at Agiltron, Inc. in Woburn, MA)
    Total Award Amount: $487,872
    Total Amount of Subcontract (from Agiltron, Inc. to SDSM&T): $47,000
    PI of the Subcontract: Hao Fong
    Source of Support: National Science Foundation (NSF)/IIP Program
    Grant Number: IIP-1058570
    Total Award Period Covered: 4/1/11 to 3/31/13

  • “Nanofiber Nanocomposites for Novel Space Mirror Backing Structure”
    PI: Hao Fong; Co-PI: Christopher H.M. Jenkins (Montana State University)
    Total Award Amount: $300,000
    Source of Support: DOD: Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
    Cooperative Agreement Number: FA9453-06-C-0366
    Total Award Period Covered: 10/1/07 to 9/24/12

  • “Fabrication and Bioseparation Studies of Adsorptive Nanofelts made from Electrospun Cellulose and/or Carbon Nanofibers”
    PI: Todd J. Menkhaus; Co-PI: Hao Fong
    Total Award Amount: $349,269
    Source of Support: National Science Foundation (NSF)/CBS Program
    Grant Number: CBET-0827844
    Total Award Period Covered: 9/1/08 to 8/31/12

  • “MRI-R2: Acquisition of a Thin-Film Deposition Glovebox System for Organic Electronics and Energy-Related Nanoscience Research and Education”
    PI: Zhengtao Zhu; Co-PIs: Hao Fong, Rajesh Shende, Steve Smith
    Total Award Amount: $163,438
    Source of Support: National Science Foundation (NSF)/ECCS Program
    Grant Number: ECCS-0959336
    Total Award Period Covered: 3/15/10 to 3/14/12

  • “Synthesis of Porous Silver Nanotube Networks with Controlled Morphologies and Structures for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Applications”
    PI: Lifeng Zhang; Co-PI: Hao Fong
    Total Award Amount: $5,000
    Source of Support: Nelson Research Award (at SDSM&T)
    Award Number: NRA-03284
    Total Award Period Covered: 7/1/10 to 6/30/12

  • “Continuous Nano-Scaled Carbon Fibers with Superior Mechanical Strength and Their Innovative Composites for Aeronautics and Space Applications”
    Science PI: Hao Fong; Administrative PI: Edward F. Duke; Co-Investigators: Shawn P. Decker, Myung-Keun Yoon
    Total Award Amount: $750,000
    Source of Support: NASA/EPSCoR
    Cooperative Agreement Number: NNX07AT52A
    Total Award Period Covered: 9/1/07 to 8/31/11

  • “Supplemental REU Funding for Fabrication and Bioseparation Studies of Adsorptive Nanofelts Made from Electrospun Cellulose and/or Carbon Nanofibers”
    Principal Investigator (PI): Todd J. Menkhaus; Co-PI: Hao Fong
    Total Award Amount: $11,816
    Source of Support: National Science Foundation (NSF)/CBS Program
    Grant Number: CBET-0827844 (Amendment Number: 002)
    Total Award Period Covered: 5/1/11 to 8/31/11

  • “PC/PMMA Nanofiber Nanocomposites for Ballistic Protection”
    Principal Investigator (PI): Hao Fong
    Total Award Amount: $940,000
    Source of Support: DOD: Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
    Cooperative Agreement Number: DAAD19-02-2-0011
    Total Award Period Covered: 5/1/05 to 6/30/10

  • “Continuous Nano-Scaled Carbon Fibers with Superior Mechanical and Electrical Properties for the Aeronautics and Astronautics Applications”
    PI: Hao Fong; Co-PI: Shawn P. Decker
    Total Award Amount: $25,000
    Source of Support: South Dakota NASA EPSCoR Research Initiation Grant (RIG)
    Grant Number: NASA-RIG-2006-Fong
    Total Award Period Covered: 12/1/06 to 8/31/08

  • “Supplemental REU Funding for Fabrication and Bioseparation Studies of Adsorptive Nanofelts Made from Electrospun Cellulose and/or Carbon Nanofibers”
    Principal Investigator (PI): Todd J. Menkhaus; Co-PI: Hao Fong
    Total Award Amount: $12,000
    Source of Support: National Science Foundation (NSF)/CBS Program
    Grant Number: CBET-0827844 (Amendment Number: 001)
    Total Award Period Covered: 5/1/09 to 8/31/09

  • “Dental Composite Resins with Polymer Nanofibers”
    PI: Hao Fong; no Co-PI
    Total Award Amount: $130,555
    Source of Support: National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
    Grant Number: R03 DE16042
    Total Award Period Covered: 9/1/04 to 8/31/07

  • “Electrospun Carbon/Graphite Nanofibers for Fuel Cell Related Applications Including Hydrogen Storage and Catalyst Supporting Material”
    PI: Hao Fong; no Co-PI
    Total Award Amount: $34,346
    Source of Support: The State of South Dakota (Governor’s 2010 Individual Research Seed Grand)
    Grant Number: SD Governor-2010-Fong
    Total Award Period Covered: 8/15/05 to 8/14/06

  • “Carbon Nanofibers”
    PI: Hao Fong; no Co-PI
    Total Award Amount: $5,000
    Source of Support: the Nelson Research Award (at SDSM&T)
    Grant Number: NRA-03672
    Total Award Period Covered: 6/1/04 to 5/31/05

  • “Development of the Infrastructure for the Research on Polymeric Nanomaterials and Polymeric Biomimetic Materials”
    Principal Investigator (PI): Hao Fong; no Co-PI
    Total Award Amount: $56,000
    Source of Support: South Dakota NSF EPSCoR
    Grant Number: EPS-0091948
    Total Award Period Covered: 1/12/04 to 3/31/05


OTHER INVOLVED GRANTS AND/OR RESEARCH ACTIVITYIES

  • “Beyond the 2010 Initiative: Partnerships for Competitiveness”
    PI: James Rice (at the South Dakota State University); Co-PIs: Jon Kellar, Mary Berry, Melvin Ustad, and Bentley Sayler (Dr. Hao Fong is a Senior Person.)
    Total Award Amount: $20,000,000
    Source of Support: National Science Foundation (NSF)/EPSCoR Program
    Grant Number: EPS-0903804
    Total Award Period Covered: 8/15/09 to 7/31/14

  • One of the eight senior investigators of the “Center for Accelerated Applications at the Nanoscale (CAAN)” at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    Total Award Amount: approximately $3,500,000
    Source of Support: the State of South Dakota
    Total Award Period Covered: 7/1/04 to 6/30/09

  • Collaborated with William J. Arbegast on the AFRL sponsored project “Coatings Technology Development for Active Spectral Response (ASR) of Surfaces”
    Total Award Amount: $300,000
    Total Award Period Covered: 8/1/06 to 7/31/09

  • “Polymer, Ceramic and Carbon/Graphite Nanofibers and Their Applications”
    User grant at the High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML) of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
    Time Period: 1/1/07 to 12/31/08
    Collaborator/host: Dr. Jane Y. Howe (Member of R&D Staff, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Phone: (865) 241-9745, Fax: (865) 576-5413, Email: howej@ornl.gov)

  • “2008 PANS Ph.D. Research Assistantship” for Mr. Nyle E. Hedin (an MES/Ph.D. student under my supervision).
    Project title: “Full Spectrum Extremely High Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells for Aerospace Applications”
    Total Award Amount: $21,600
    Total Award Period Covered: 7/1/08 to 6/30/09


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