University of Texas at El Paso

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El Paso, TX 79968

Corporate Partners

Faculty & Staff

Name Awards Latest
TXL Group, Inc.
El Paso, TX
2 01/01/10
Global Engineering & Materials, Inc.
East Lyme, CT
2 08/23/11
Printed Performance Innovations
Coventry, CT
1 08/24/15
Materials Modification, Inc.
Fairfax, VA
1 01/01/12
Securboration, Inc.
MELBOURNE, FL
2 06/26/13
Radiabeam Technologies, LLC
Santa Monica, CA
2 01/01/14
Atlas Regeneration Technologies, LLC
El Paso, TX
1 12/15/16

11 Awards Won

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Atlas Regeneration Technologies, LLC

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: MI
Budget: 12/15/16 - 11/30/17

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will include a research program to prepare new materials for a novel sensor to detect when a water softener needs regeneration. The adoption of a low cost, accurate water hardness sensor can drive a substantial reduction in both the amount of salt released into municipal sewer systems and t...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Printed Performance Innovations

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF15-AT07
Budget: 08/24/15 - 05/24/16

ABSTRACT: Material extrusion 3D printing is an Additive Manufacturing method which utilizes a polymeric monofilanment as a feedstock in the fabrication of 3D objects. The relative simplicity compared to other AM technologies makes it an attractive manufacturing tool, however, characteristics inherent to this 3D printing method (namely air gaps b...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 19F-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

A major problem with nuclear fission reactors is the welding of components of dissimilar metals, where the filler is usually of an additional metal alloy that is not necessarily the same as the two parts to be joined. Welding of metals will often have a heat affected zone (HAZ) and a thermo- mechanically affected zone (TMAZ), which need to be po...

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: Securboration, Inc.

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD11-T03
Budget: 06/26/13 - 06/25/15

Modern processor design is trending increasingly toward multicore architectures. This is problematic for programmers because writing a correct parallel program is known to be difficult compared to writing the equivalent sequential program. Additionally, a wide body of sequential code has already been developed that cannot exploit the power off...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Securboration, Inc.

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD11-T03
Budget: 04/03/12 - 10/03/12

Using current design methods programmers cannot determine effective use of threading strategies that can maximize the effectiveness of multi-core architectures. Approaches such as effective threading strategies including, how many threads are needed, where the threading occurs, the existence of performance bottlenecks and the demands of code m...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Materials Modification, Inc.

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 11-1-T9.01
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing technology that allows fabrication of complex three-dimensional geometries layer-by-layer. The goal of the present proposal is to extend FDM technology to create new polymer matrix composites (PMCs) comprising of polymers and inorganic matrices. Innovative design coupled with novel PMC...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 34 A-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) accelerating structures are now considered the device of choice for many of todays leading applications in high energy and nuclear physics, which include: energy recovery linacs (ERLs), linear colliders (ILC), neutrino factories, spallation neutron sources, and rare isotope accelerators. These projects plac...

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: Global Engineering & Materials, Inc.

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso

Agency: Navy
Topic: N10A-T041
Budget: 08/23/11 - 02/23/13
PI: Unavailable

A software toolkit for Abaqus (XSHELL) will be developed for fracture evaluation and load deflection prediction of welded aluminum ship structures subjected to impulsive loading. The mesh independent crack description and fracture energy dissipation will be achieved in XSHELL through the implementation of two overlay elements with an embedded co...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Global Engineering & Materials, Inc.

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso

Agency: Navy
Topic: N10A-T041
Budget: 06/28/10 - 08/19/11

A software tool for fracture evaluation and load deflection prediction of welded aluminum ship structures subjected to impulsive loading will be developed by enhancing and integrating an existing extended finite element method (XFEM) for dynamic fracture of thin shells in Abaqus. The software package will be able to model arbitrary crack paths a...

Phase 2 STTR

Firm: TXL Group, Inc.

Institution: University of Texas at El Paso

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-2-T8
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

Thermoelectric (TE) generators have the advantages of no moving parts and flexibility in deployment but suffer from low heat to electricity conversion efficiencies, with a major loss component being conductive (phonon) heat transfer through the TE lattice. By using a high pressure shockwave consolidation, nanopowders can be fused into a solid b...

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