Research Projects

Current Projects

  • “Development of Atmospheric Corrosion Test Protocols for Steel,” Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation, 2014 - 2017.
  • “Galvanic Corrosion Studies of Aluminum Coupled to Non-Passivating and Passivating Alloys in Diverse Micro-Climates, US Air Force Academy, 2013 - 2017.
  • “Corrosion and Corrosion Control Studies of Aluminum Alloys that are Mechanically-Coupled or Adhesively-Bonded to Polymer-Matrix Composites in Diverse Micro-Climates,” US Air Force Academy, 2012 - 2016.
  • “Ceramic Corrosion Testing II (Additional Testing),” Wyle Aerospace Group, 2015 - 2016.
  • "Corrosion in Bio-fuels," Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), 2011 – 2016.

Past Projects

  • “Analysis of Portable Exposure Racks (PERs) for Corrosion Studies Phase II,” Vencore, 2015.
  • “Worldwide Deployment of Portable Exposure Racks (PERs) for Corrosion Studies,” QinetiQ North America, 2013 - 2014.
  • "Development of RFID Corrosivity Sensors," Evigia, 2013.
  • “Portable Exposure Racks (PERs) for Corrosion Testing,” QinetiQ North America, 2012.
  • “Ceramic Corrosion Testing,” Wyle, 2012 - 2013.
  • “Correlation of Field and Laboratory Studies on the Corrosion of Various Alloys in a Multitude of Hawaii Climates - 2, US Air Force Academy, 2011 - 2015.
  • “Corrosion Assessment of Undersea Discarded Military Munitions (DMM),” Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), 2011 - 2012.
  • “Pacific Rim Corrosion Assessment and Mitigation Program (PacRimCAMP)," UT-Battelle, LLC, 2011 - 2014.
  • “Corrosion Control Studies of Alloys Using Hybrid Ceramic-Polymer Coatings,” Northrop Grumman Corporation, 2011.
  • “Correlation of Field and Laboratory Studies on the Corrosion of Various Alloys in a Multitude of Hawaii Climates,” US Air Force Academy, 2010 - 2013.
  • “Quasi-Ceramic Silicone Conversion (QCSC) Coating for Corrosion Protection of Aluminum Alloys,” Office of Naval Research, 2009 - 2010.
  • “Atmospheric Corrosion Research in Hawaii Microclimates,” Mandaree Enterprise Corporation, 2008 - 2012.
  • “Pacific Rim Environmental Degradation of Materials Research Program Phase II,” US Army TACOM-ARDEC, 2007 - 2009.
  • “Pacific Rim Environmental Degradation of Materials Research Program,” US Army TACOM-ARDEC, 2006 - 2009.
  • “Pacific Rim Corrosion Research Program, Addendum,” US Army TACOM-ARDEC, 2005 - 2006.
  • “Research Instrumentation to Enhance Corrosion Studies in Tropical Soils ,” PI: Chittaranjan Ray, Co-PIs: Lloyd Hihara, Joseph Lichwa, Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, Department of Defense, Army, 2005.
  • “Pacific Rim Corrosion Research Program, Phase III,” US Army TACOM-ARDEC, 2005 - 2006.
  • “Advanced-Electronic Materials Reliability Project,” Northrup Grumman, 2003 - 2004.
  • “Pacific Rim Corrosion Research Program, Phases I and II,” US Army TACOM-ARDEC, 2003 - 2005.
  • “Hawaii Corrosion Project ,” Concurrent Technologies Corporation, 2000 - 2003.
  • “Sol-Gel Ceramic Films for Hermetic Coatings Development ,” TRW Foundation, 1998 - 2004.
  • “Electrochemical Machining of SiC/Aluminum Metal-Matrix Composites,” TRW Foundation, 1997 - 2004.
  • “Aluminum/Silicon Composite (A40) Corrosion Studies ,” TRW Foundation, 1993 - 1997.

 

 

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