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UNM project selected for funding from the Department of Defense

December 7, 2020 - by Kim Delker

A project led by University of New Mexico School of Engineering researchers has been selected for funding from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), part of the Department of Defense.

“High Power Microwave Amplifier Investigations,” led by Edl Schamiloglu, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and associate dean for research and innovation in the School of Engineering, will receive $284,492 for instrumentation and research equipment. It supplements the 2020 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award that Schamiloglu is leading. This is Schamiloglu's 12th DURIP award.

Jane Lehr, professor of electrical and computer engineering, is co-principal investigator on the project.

Grants totaling $50 million were provided to 85 institutions across 33 states in fiscal year 2021. The UNM project was the only project funded in New Mexico.

The DURIP program is administered through a merit competition jointly by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Office and Office of Naval Research. The department seeks specific proposals from university investigators conducting foundational science and engineering research relevant to national defense.