Grants

Over the years our research projects have been funded by various institutions including government agencies, private companies and internal funds at Villanova University.

  • Research Grants

  • C. Nataraj and Kota Harinarayana, “Indo-US Workshop on Emergency Medical Delivery Systems Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” IUSSTF  $ 40,000  (estimated value). This will fund a workshop/brain-storming session with 10 US and 20 Indian medical and engineering re- searchers to come together on a proposal to NIH/Indian DST. Bangalore, India. March 5-7, 2018.  
  • C. Nataraj, "Hybrid diagnostic algorithms for higher order nonlinear systems," Office of Naval Research, 5/1/2015 - 6/30/2018    -  $ 625,124
  • G. M. Clayton and C. Nataraj, “PhD Fellowship: Ordnance Classification Support System (Continuation),” Golden West Humanitarian Foundation, 1/2017-8/2018.   -   $51,386
  • Garrett Clayton, C. Nataraj, and Jordan Ermilio, “Automated landmine detection algo- rithms,” 7/1/2016-6/30/2017, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation. -   $51,300
  • C. Nataraj and D. Roy Mahapatra, “Workshop on Essential Algorithms for Integrated Vehicle Health Management for Aerospace Applications,” 1/1/2016-12/31/2016, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum.   -   $40,153
  • C. Nataraj, “Advanced topics in autonomy and control system security,” Naval Engineering Education Center, 9/15/2014-9/14/2015,    -   $149,000
  • C. Nataraj, “Model development and computational analysis of anesthesia data,” 1/1/2015-12/31/2016, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.   -   $50,000
  • Garrett Clayton, C. Nataraj, and Jordan Ermilio, “Automated landmine detection algorithms,” 6/1/2015-5/31/2016, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation -   $68,000
  • Glenn Rolader (IS4S), C. Nataraj, Chase Murray (Auburn University), Kendra Moore (Boston Fusion), and Chuck Thorpe (Clarkson Tech) "Design for Autonomy," DARPA STO Seedling Program 1/1-2014 - 6/30/2014,    -   $25,000 (to VU)
  • C. Nataraj and Karl von Ellenrieder, “Competing in the 2014 Maritime RobotX as a challenging STEM enrichment activity,” , 6/5/2014- 12/31/2014 -   $25,000 (cash) + boat valued at $50,000
  • C. Nataraj, “RobotX Grants,” 1/1/2014-12/31/2014, Company consortium (Boeing Rotorcraft, United Technologies, VideoRay, CUVR, American Aerospace, Speedgoat, TDI, Pagnotta Engineering, NSWC)   -   $107,250
  • C. Nataraj, “Advanced topics in autonomy and control system security,” Naval Engineering Education Center, 1/1/2014-9/12/2014 -  $125,000
  • C. Nataraj, “Integrated hybrid algorithms for complex nonlinear systems diagnostics,” 3/18/2014-2/28/2015, Office of Naval Research,    -   $201,315
  • C. Nataraj, “Development of an integrated hybrid algorithm for nonlinear system diagnos- tics,” Office of Naval Research, 2/01/2014 - 01/31/2014 -   $58,278
  • C. Nataraj, “Advanced algorithms for nonlinear system diagnostics - Addendum,” Office of Naval Research, 11/01/2013 - 04/30/2014 -   $93,315
  • C. Nataraj, “Advanced algorithms for nonlinear system diagnostics,” Office of Naval Research, 11/01/2013 - 04/30/2014    -  $108,000
  • C. Nataraj, “An integrated machinery diagnostic procedure using features from nonlinear dynamic response,” Office of Naval Research, 01/23/2012 - 04/30/2013    -   $125,000 [Undergraduate student design projects]
  • D. Licht, C. Nataraj, et al., “Augmented Physiologic Monitoring to Predict Brain Injury in Infants with CHD,” National Institute of Health, Joint project with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, 08/11/2011 - 07/31/2016    -   $1,9000,000
  • C. Nataraj and Garrett Clayton, “Boundary control of beam vibration using piezoelectric actuators,” 09/01/2011 - 12/31/2012, Turbo Research Foundation    -   $26,000
  • C. Nataraj, “Autonomous Systems Research and Education,” Office of Naval Research, October 2009 - December 2012    -   $1,915,000.
  • C. Nataraj and William Messner, 06/01/2009 - 08/31/2012, "Nonlinear Modeling and Control of Smart Valve Systems,"    -  ONR ,$750,000 (with subcontract of $250,000 to Carnegie Mellon).
  • C. Nataraj, "A novel expanding spherical mobile robot," Pathway Technologies / Ben Franklin Technology Partnerships. May 2009 - May 2010    -   $16,500
  • C. Nataraj and Garrett Clayton, “Active control of beam vibration with continuous system control methods,” Turbo Research Foundation, June 2009 - June 2010    -   $26,000
  • James Peyton Jones, C. Nataraj, Frank Klassner, and Sarvesh Kulkarni, "Introducing Undergraduates to Complex Systems through Rapid-prototyping of Low-cost, Networked Mobile Robots," NSF, February 2009 - December 2011   -   $148,853
  • C. Nataraj, “Autonomous Systems Research,” Office of Naval Research, February 2009 - May 2010    -   $1,022,000
  • C. Nataraj and Pritpal Singh, "Unmanned Sailboat," Unmanned Ocean Vehicles, 05/01/- 2008 - 04/30/2009    -  $79,052
  • C. Nataraj and W. Messner, March 2008-February 2009, “Nonlinear Modeling and Control of Smart Valve Systems,”    -  ONR , $398,064
  • C. Nataraj, “Research in Support of Oceangoing Decontamination System - Phase 1,” Ablaze Development Corporation, November 2006 - April 2007    -   $46,354
  • C. Nataraj, “Research in Support of Oceangoing Decontamination System - Phase 2,” Ablaze Development Corporation, 05/01/2007 - 12/19/2008    -   $290,000
  • C. Nataraj, April 2007-June 2008, "High Fidelity Modeling of Electromagnetic Bearings With PM Bias," Office of Naval Research, 04/06/2007 - 12/31/2008   -   $82,271
  • C. Nataraj, "Sting free grip analysis on golf clubs," Sting Free   -   $5,000, May 2007-September 2007
  • C. Nataraj, "Smart communication system - Phase 2", Turbo Research Foundation, January 2007 - December 2007   -   $7,000
  • C. Nataraj, "Smart communication system - Phase 1", Turbo Research Foundation, July 2006 - April 2007   -   $5,000
  • C. Nataraj, July 2006 - October 2006, Vibration analysis of reciprocating saws,"    -  $5,000, Sting Free/Bosch
  • C. Nataraj, "Student research scholarships," National Institute of Standards and Technology, June 2006-September 2006   -   $7,000
  • C. Nataraj & Ahmad Hoorfar, September 2005-December 2006, "Autonomous Systems Research for Future Naval Technologies," Office of Naval Research;   -   $900,000
  • C. Nataraj, "Student research scholarships," National Institute of Standards and Technology, June 2005-September 2005   -   $5,400
  • C. Nataraj, “Student research scholarships,” National Institute of Standards and Technology, June 2004-September 2004    -  $8,400
  • C. Nataraj and R. Hoffman, June 2004 - June 2005, “All wheel drive motorcycle testing and analysis,” Christini Technologies/BFTP    -   $21,500
  • C. Nataraj, May 2004 - May 2005, “Biped robots with moving torso,” Turbo Research Foundation.   -   $4,000
  • C. Nataraj, December 2005-November 2006, “Nano-structured composites for enhancing fabrication productivity,” Advanced Ceramics Research; Other Senior Investiga- tors: S. Santhanam, K.-P. Jen, T. Radhakrishnan, M. Raulli.   -   $600,000
  • C. Nataraj, June 2004-September 2005, “Automated Diagnostics & Prognostics of Screw Compressors,” Aerzen USA / BFTP;    -   $21,000
  • C. Nataraj, Jun 2001-August 2001, “Modeling and Control of Ship Fluid Systems,” Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Philadelphia (Monitor: Mr. Don D’Alessandro);    -   $16,000
  • C. Nataraj, August 1999-May 2001, “Dynamics & Control of Mobile Manipulators,” DARPA via Center for Advanced Communications, MDA972-97-1-0020;    -   $232,000
  • C. Nataraj, August 2000-May 2001, “Development of Educational Video for Vibration & Control,” Villanova Institute for Teaching & Learning;    -  $4,000.[Internal grant]
  • C. Nataraj, May 1999-July 1999, “Review of Bearingless Motors,” Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Philadelphia (Monitor: Mr. Thomas E. Calvert); .    -  $15,000
  • C. Nataraj, June 1998-August 1998, “Dynamic Response of Rotating Machinery on Mag- netic Bearings,” Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Annapolis (Monitor: Mr. Thomas E. Calvert); -   $20,000
  • C. Nataraj, May 1997-July 1997, “Design of Magnetic Bearings for Propulsion Shafts: A Feasibility Study,” Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Annapolis (Monitor: Mr. Thomas E. Calvert);    -   $24,000
  • C. Nataraj, July 1995–October 1995, “Signal Analysis for Failure Prediction in Rotating Machinery,” Ben–Franklin Industry-University Cooperative Research Grant (with Conrad Technologies, Inc., Great Valley, PA),    -  $11,000
  • C. Nataraj, and Adam Trotter, October 1993–September 1995, “Theory of Active Control Algorithms for Vibration Reduction in Rotating Machinery,” Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division;    -   $30,000
  • C. Nataraj, June 1994–August 1994, “Nonlinear Analysis of Magnetic Bearings,” Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, Villanova University. [internal grant]   
  • C. Nataraj, June 1989–August 1989, “An Active Control Algorithm for Reducing Residual Vibration in Rotating Machinery,” Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, Villanova University. [internal grant]   
  • H. D. Nelson, M. Rajan, and C. Nataraj, January 1987–December 1988, “Periodic Motion of Mechanical Systems With Nonlinear Components,” NASA Lewis Research Center Grant NAG3-580.   
  • Administrative Grants

  • Gary Gabriele, C. Nataraj, and P. Singh, Clare Booth Luce Foundation for recruiting female faculty, 2012    -   $500,000
  • C. Nataraj and Sridhar Santhanam, “Keystone Innovation Start-up Kit,” State of Pennsyl- vania, September 2008 - December 2009,    -   $250,000
  • C. Nataraj, “Outreach for Underrepresented Groups,” Air Products Foundation, August 2010 - August 2011,    -  $25,000
  • C. Nataraj, “Capstone Design Support,” Air Products Foundation, August 2010 - August 2011,    -   $15,000
  • C. Nataraj, “Tape fatigue bench”, Naval Air Development Corporation, 01/26/2010 - 06/30/2010,    -   $5,499 [Undergraduate student design projects]
  • C. Nataraj, “AM2 material removal tool”, Naval Air Development Corporation, 01/26/2010   
  • C. Nataraj, “Breathing app gear storage”, Naval Air Development Corporation, 01/26/2010-06/30/2010,    -  $5,499 [Undergraduate student design projects]
  • C. Nataraj, “Underrepresented Group Support,” Rolls Royce Marine, January 2010 - December 2010,    -   $20,000
  • C. Nataraj, “Underrepresented Student Recruitment and Retention,” Air Products Foun- dation, 06/01/2009 - 12/31/2013    -   $25,000
  • C. Nataraj, “Capstone Design Projects,” Air Products Foundation, 06/01/2009 - 12/31/2013   
  • C. Nataraj, “Global Research Partnerships,” Air Products Foundation, 06/01/2009 - 12/31/2013,    -   $6,000
  • C. Nataraj “Departmental Support Fund,” Air Products, September 2008 - August 2009    -   $5,000.
  • C. Nataraj, Capstone Design Projects, Naval Air Development Corporation, September 2008 - August 2009    -   $10,000  [Undergraduate student design projects]
  • Ben Franklin Technology Partnership Grants

  • C. Nataraj, May 2006 - December 2006, “Verification of hand and FEA analytical methods for welded Al sections,” (Senior Investigator: Gross), Pagnotta Engineering/BFTP,    -  $15,000
  • C. Nataraj, August 2005 - January 2006, “Development of software protocols in automation equipment,” Fairmount Automation/BFTP, (Senior Investigator: Kulkarni)    -   $11,000
  • C. Nataraj, June 2005 - December 2005, “Characterizing next generation seal materials,” Stein Seals/BFTP, (Senior Investigator: Santhanam)    -   $11,000
  • C. Nataraj, June 2005 - December 2005, “Investigation of robotic transport system,” (Senior Investigator: Ashrafiuon) Ablaze/BFTP    -   $11,000
  • C. Nataraj, “Development of a personal water craft,” (Senior Investigator: Kroos) H2O Sports/BFTP, August 2003 - November 2003,    -   $31,000