Justin Schwartz

Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering

Appendix I: Research Funding

Current Research Funding

  • Controlling microstructures and interfaces in co-fired dissimilar oxide thin films via electric field processing, National Science Foundation, 2016-2019, $346,153.
  • Optical fiber integration into Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox/Ag/AgX and (RE)Ba2Cu3Ox superconducting coils, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of High Energy Physics, Phase I STTR subcontract from Lupine Materials and Technology, 2016-2017, $75,000.
  • Field Assisted Sintering and Bonding of Heterogeneous Oxide Interfaces for Thermal Barrier Coatings, Lucideon, 2017-2018, $194,143 (under negotiation).

Pending Research Funding

  • Phase-field modeling of magnetoelectric coupling in biferroic heterogeneous thin films with patterned interfaces, National Science Foundation, PFI: AIR-TT, 2017-2018, $199,713.
  • Enhanced optical fibers sensors, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of High Energy Physics, Phase I STTR subcontract from Lupine Materials and Technology, 2017-2018, $75,000.
  • Increasing the engineering critical current density of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox/Ag multifilamentary round wire via over-pressured saw-tooth processing, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of High Energy Physics, Phase I STTR subcontract from Lupine Materials and Technology, 2017-2018, $75,000.
  • Real-Time Distributed Quench Detection in High Temperature Superconductor Magnets, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fusion Energy, Phase I SBIR subcontract from Luna Innovations Inc., 2017-2018, $50,000
  • Large-area, low-cost manufacturing of ferrite and hexaferrite thick films for conformal, broadband magnetic-circuit-based antenna, U.S. Air Force, Phase I SBIR subcontract from Lupine Materials and Technology, 2017-2018, $50,000.

Past Research Funding

University of Illinois

  • Preliminary Investigation of Small Scale (10 MWh) Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) for Electrical Peak Demand Limiting, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Lab, 1991, $16,500.
  • Effects of Lithium Doping and Neutron Irradiation Induced Defects in Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox Superconductors, Science and Technology Center for Superconductivity/National Science Foundation, 1991-95, $226,262.
  • Comparison of Force-Reduced Superconducting Magnet Geometries to Conventional Design, State of Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources, 1991-93, $85,000.
  • EDS MAGLEV SCM Studies: SCM Stability Under Pulsed Disturbances and SCM-Ground Coil Interactions, General Motors Corporation/Bechtel/U.S. Department of Transportation National Maglev Initiative, 1991-92, $40,489.
  • Hot-Rolling of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox Superconductors, Argonne National Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy, 1992-95, $101,331.

Florida State University

  • Stability of High Temperature Superconducting Conductors, Naval Research Laboratory/ARPA, 1993-96, $150,000.
  • Exploratory Investigations of HgBa2CuO4+δ Synthesis by Emulating Partial – Melt Processing, National Science Foundation, 1993-94, $50,000.
  • Novel Optimization of Toroids for SMES, Argonne National Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy, 1994-95, $17,800.
  • Improved Superconducting Properties in BSCCO-2212 Multifilament Conductors Processed by Hot Rolling and Hot Drawing, IGC Advanced Superconductor/National Science Foundation, Small Business Innovation Research Program, 1995, $17,000.
  • Microstructure and Superconducting Properties of Bulk Hg-Ba-Ca-Cu-O On Metallic Surfaces, National Science Foundation, 1996-99, $596,699.
  • Hot-rolling of Bismuth Based Superconductors, Argonne National Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy, 1996-98, $41,470.
  • Acquisition of a Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope, National Science Foundation (group proposal; senior co-PI), 1996-99, $301,871.
  • Control of Carbon-Induced Dimensional Instabilities in Ag/Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox Conductors, Naval Research Laboratory/DARPA, 1996-97, $50,000.
  • A Diffusion Based Process for Metal-Clad (Hg,X)Ba2Ca2Cu3O8+x Superconducting Wires, NHMFL In-House Research Program/National Science Foundation, 1997-00, $140,435.
  • Strain Effects in Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O: Underlying Limits to Transport Current and Conductor Performance, Office of Naval Research, 1999-00, $119,840.
  • Studies of HTS Conductors, Maglev 2000 of Florida Corporation, 1996-01, $197,464.
  • Acquisition of a Variable-Temperature Scanning Probe Microscope System for Materials Research and Education, National Science Foundation (senior co-PI), 2000-01, $125,000.
  • A Large-Bore, High-Field Liquid Neon Facility for High Temperature Superconductor Materials and Component Testing, Center for Advanced Power Systems/Office of Naval Research, 2000-01, $83,023.
  • Collaborative to Integrate Material Science and Engineering Research and Education Between Florida A&M University and Carnegie Mellon University, National Science Foundation (group proposal; co-PI), 1999-02, $1,535,000.
  • Risk Mitigation for HTS Motors: Intermediate Temperature (27 K) Strain Effects in Reinforced Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Superconductors, Office of Naval Research, 2000-03, $100,000.
  • Superconducting Materials R&D for Power Applications: AC losses and Electromechanical Behavior, Center for Advanced Power Systems/Office of Naval Research, 2002-03, $460,279.
  • Collaboration in Basic Science and Engineering Project Development and Initiation Grant between Florida State University and Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia, National Research Council, 2003, $7,800.
  • Thermo-Magnetic Continuous Processing of Bi-2212 Cable for HEP, Subcontract from Supercon, Inc., via a Phase I SBIR, U.S. Department of Energy, 2003-04, $20,000.
  • Magneto-Optical Imaging and Microstructural Characterization of YBCO Coated Conductors Under Tensile Stress and Strain, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2001-04, $245,000.
  • Project Superconductivity, A Teacher-Scientist Workshop, Office of Naval Research, 2004-05, $9,800.
  • Project Superconductivity, A Teacher-Scientist Workshop, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2004, $25,000.
  • Project Superconductivity, A Teacher-Scientist Workshop, U.S. Department of Energy, 2004, $4,050.
  • Project Superconductivity, A Teacher-Scientist Workshop, Applied Superconductivity Conference, Inc., 2004, $20,000.
  • Stability and Quench Protection of YBCO Wires and Coils, Lockheed-Martin (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)/DoE, 2000-04, $272,046.
  • Distributed Energy and Electric Reliability (DEER)—High Temperature Superconductivity, State Outreach Center, U.S. Department of Energy, 2003-04, $145,600.
  • Engineering Issues for YBCO Coated Conductor Applications, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2004-2005, $101,289.
  • Coil Simulator for AC Conductors, AFOSR, STTR program, subcontract from American Superconductor Corporation, Phase I, 2004-2005, $45,000.
  • High Field Magnets for MRI, National Institutes for Health, SBIR program, subcontract from Supercon, Inc., fast-track submission, Phase I: 2004, $15,000.
  • Quench Behavior of YBCO Coated Conductors with Localized Defects, AFOSR MURI via subcontract from U. Wisconsin, 2004-2006, $95,827.
  • AC Losses in High Temperature Superconductors for Power Applications, U.S. Department of Energy through the Center for Advanced Power Systems (group proposal, co-PI), 2005-2007, $547,000.
  • Coil Simulator for AC Conductors, AFOSR, STTR program, subcontract from American Superconductor Corporation, Phase II, 2005-2007, $153,954.
  • React-wind-sinter technology for Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox magnets, U.S. Department of Energy, STTR program, subcontract from Supercon, Inc., Phase I: 2007-2008, $59,908.
  • High Field Stability Exploration of Second Generation HTS, U.S. Department of Energy, STTR program, subcontract from American Superconductor Corporation, Phase I: 2007-2008, $35,050.
  • Multi-purpose Fiber Optic Sensors for HTS Magnets, U.S. Department of Energy, STTR program, subcontract from Muons, Inc., Phase I: 2008-2009, $30,000.
  • Insulation Materials and Methods for Bi2212 Magnets, U.S. Department of Energy, STTR program, subcontract from Supercon, Phase I: 2008-2009, $59,238.
  • Partnership for Research and Education in Materials Science between FAMU and CMU, National Science Foundation (group proposal, co-PI), 2004-09, $3,748,555.
  • Enhanced Thermal Performance of Nuclear Fuels, Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability, 2009, $15,000.
  • Influence of thermal properties of insulation material in HTS coils on quench propagation, Advanced Magnet Lab, Inc., 2009, $10,000.
  • High Field Magnets for MRI, National Institutes for Health, SBIR program, subcontract from Supercon, Inc., Phase II: 2005-2009, $740,242 (FSU).
  • Three-Dimensional Quench Simulation & Protection in HTS Devices, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory through the Universal Technology Corporation, 2008-2010, $504,494 (FAMU).

North Carolina State University

  • High Field YBCO Magnet Technology for Muon Cooling, U.S. Department of Energy, SBIR/STTR program, subcontract from Muons, Inc., Phase I, 2009-2010, $30,000.
  • Enhanced magnetoelectric behavior in piezoelectric/magnetostrictive thin film composites via magnetic field-assisted processing, A Small Grant for Exploratory Research, National Science Foundation, Materials Processing and Manufacturing Program, w/Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, Georgia Tech, 2009–2010, $99,183.
  • High Strength Silver Sheath for Bi2212/Ag Conductor, U.S. Department of Energy, SBIR program, subcontract from Supercon, Phase I: 2010-2011, $25,000.
  • Thin Robust Electrical Insulator for High Field HTS Magnets, U.S. Department of Energy, STTR program, subcontract from nGimat, Phase I: 2010-2011, $40,000.
  • High Field Magnets for MRI, National Institutes for Health, SBIR program, subcontract from Supercon, Inc., Phase II: 2005-2009, $54,864.
  • React-wind-sinter technology for Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox magnets, U.S. Department of Energy, STTR program, subcontract from Supercon, Inc., Phase II: 2008-2011, $372,595.
  • Proposal to fund an inter laboratory collaboration for the development of magnets with fields >22 T using HTS conductor; Very High Field Superconducting Magnet Collaboration, Department of Energy Office of High Energy Physics, 2009-2011, $4,000,000 (shared amongst six institutions); NCSU subcontract: $232,419.
  • Fiber Optic Quench Detection Via Optimized Rayleigh Scattering in High-field YBCO Accelerator Magnets, U.S. Department of Energy, STTR program, subcontract from Muons Inc., Phase I: 2011-2012, $34,061.
  • Magnetic field-assisted processing of piezoelectric/magnetostrictive thin film composites to enhance properties, National Science Foundation, Materials Processing and Manufacturing Program, w/Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, Georgia Tech, 2009-2012, $361,129.
  • Insulation Materials and Methods for Bi2212 Magnets, U.S. Department of Energy, STTR program, subcontract from Supercon, Phase II: 2009-2012, $350,000.
  • Multi-purpose Fiber Optic Sensors for HTS Magnets, U.S. Department of Energy, SBIR program, subcontract from Muons, Inc., Phase II: 2009-2012, $255,474.
  • Three-Dimensional Quench Simulation & Protection in HTS Devices, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory through the Universal Technology Corporation, 2010-2012, $262,499.
  • Characterization of Superconducting Composites for Fault Current Limiters, Grid Logic, 2011-2012, $160,000.
  • Electrical Energy Storage System by SMES Method for Ultra-High Power and Energy Density, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, STTR program, subcontract from Tai Yang Research Company, Phase I: 2012-2013, $30,254.
  • Thin Robust Electrical Insulator for High Field HTS Magnets, U.S. Department of Energy, STTR program, subcontract from nGimat, Phase II: 2011-2013, $243,785.
  • High Strength Silver Sheath for Bi2212/Ag Conductor, U.S. Department of Energy, SBIR program, subcontract from Supercon, Phase II: 2011-2013, $199,992.
  • Quench Degradation Mechanism of Metal-Ceramic Superconductor Composite Conductor and Quench Detection of Ceramic Superconductors and Magnets, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, 2013, $8,278.
  • Evaluation of MgB2 Conductor and Coil Stability at 4.2 K, National Institutes for Health, subcontract from General Electric, 2009-2014, $237,042.
  • Fiber Optic Quench Detection Via Optimized Rayleigh Scattering in High-field YBCO Accelerator Magnets, U.S. Department of Energy, STTR program, subcontract from Muons Inc., Phase II: 2012-2014, $370,169.
  • X-ray Diffraction Study of Bi2212 Superconducting Powder, Solid Material Solutions, 2014, $2,212.
  • Direct and Inverse Design Optimization of Magnetic Alloys, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, subcontract from Florida International University, w/C.C. Koch, 2012-2015, $255,349.
  • Scalable Production of High-Quality Bi2212 Nanopowders, U.S. Department of Energy, SBIR program (Fast Track), subcontract from nGimat, 2013-2015, $28,318 in Phase I, $250,000 in Phase II.
  • Development of $20/(kA-m) Low AC Loss High Temperature Superconducting Composite Conductors, ARPA-E, subcontract from Grid Logic, 2013-2015, $328,075.
  • Stability, Quench Propagation and Conductor Degradation of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox Round Wires for High Field Magnet Applications, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, 2014-15, $112,048.
  • Collaborative study of Bi2212 wires, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, 2014-2015, $8,290.
  • Production of Nanostructured Core/Shell Powders for Exchange-Spring Magnet Applications, ARPA-E, subcontract from Grid Logic, 2015-2016, $35,000.
  • YBCO Coated Conductor with an Integrated Optical Fiber Sensors, U.S. Department of Energy, Phase I STTR program, subcontract from American Superconductor Corporation, 2015-2016, $64,089.
  • Electrical Energy Storage System by SMES Method for Ultra-High Power and Energy Density, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, STTR program, subcontract from Tai Yang Research Company (renamed Energy2Power, Inc.), Phase II: 2013-2016, $265,000.
  • Optical Fiber Quench Detection Studies for US4 Superconducting Magnets, U.S. Navy, collaborative with American Superconductor Corporation, 2015-2016, $141,050.
  • Tape-cast NiFe ferrites for miniaturized phased array antennas, National Reconnaissance Office, subcontract from Northrop-Grumman Corporation Aerospace Systems, 2016-2017, $75,000.
  • Novel, Low Cost, High Field Conductor for Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage, ARPA-E, subcontract from Tai Yang Research Company (renamed Energy2Power, Inc.), 2013-2017, $567,600.
  • Superconducting Joints Between (RE)Ba2Cu3O7–x Coated Conductors via Electric Field Assisted Processing, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics, 2014-2017, $300,000.

Other Funding

  • Workshop on Ethnic Diversity in Materials Science and Engineering, U.S. Department of Energy, 2012-2013, $50,600.
  • Workshop on Ethnic Diversity in Materials Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation, 2012-2013, $49,999.
  • Support for Schwartz research, Sonic Blue, $40,000 (gift funds).
  • Support for Schwartz research, Northrop-Grumman, $90,000 (gift funds).
  • Support for Schwartz research, Eagle Power Technologies, $15,000 (gift funds).