Awards and Grants


Federal, State, City, and Other Government Sources

  • Residential Fire Dynamics, Department of Homeland Security (2012 to 2013)
  • Research Diffusion for Fire Fighter Safety, Department of Homeland Security (2010-2013)
  • Wind Driven High Rise Fires: Modeling and Experiments, Department of Homeland Security (2007-2010)
  • AGEP Minority Doctoral Student Support, National Science Foundation (2004-2009), consortium of NY/NJ Universities, PI: Smith from CUNY
  • Thermophotovoltaic Power Conversion Technology for Radioisotope Power Systems: Theoretical Models, National Aerospace and Space Agency (2003-2005), with Creare Inc., PI: Crowley
  • Short Pulse Radiative Transfer, Sandia National Laboratories and National Science Foundation (1998-2002)
  • Microscale Properties of Thin Films, National Science Foundation, Research Initiation Award (RIA) (1992-95)
  • Using Form Stable Phase Change Materials for Direct Contact Heat Storage, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (1992-94)
  • Smart Heating Systems, The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and US Energy Controls Company (1996-97)
  • Superconductor Devices: Thermal Effects, New York State Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (1991-92)
  • Manufacturing Extension, Energy and Environment, National Institute of Standards and Technology and New York City Industrial Technology Assistance Corp. (1994-96)
  • Remote Access in Mechatronics Senior Projects, NASA-New York Space Consortium (1997-99)
  • Interdisciplinary Manufacturing, Undergraduate Courses, GATEWAY Coalition of the National Science Foundation(1997-98)


  • Gas Technologies, Gaz de France (1997)
  • Monitoring Two-Phase Flow via Non-Intrusive Techniques: Technology Development and Implementation, The Brooklyn Union Gas Company (1993-1995)
  • Gas Consumption Characterization and Forecasting: Experimental and Computational Methods, The Long Island Lighting Company (1992-1995).
  • Thermal Evaluation of Gas Heat Pumps, The Brooklyn Union Gas Company (1991-1993)
  • Model for Radiation Flux From Natural Gas Fires Due to Pipe Ruptures, The Brooklyn Union Gas Company (1993)
  • Manufacturing Across the Curriculum, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Symbol Technologies and GATEWAY Coalition of National Science Foundation, (1998-2001)

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

  • Pulsed Laser Guided Cutting, Creare, Inc., Phase I (2003)
  • Transient Thermal Modeling and Simulation Environment, National Institutes of Health, with Creare, Inc (2003 - 2004)