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PROJECT P.I. AND CO-P.Is

Gurpreet Singh: P.I. 

Kansas State University

Manage the project, supervise studies related to the synthesis of pre-ceramic polymeric fibers, and coordinate all personnel to achieve the proposal’s tasks.

Gurpreet Singh

Alexandra Navrotsky: co-P.I.

Arizona State University

Co-direct studies related to structure property characterization of  ceramic fibers specifically the measurement of enthalpies of formation and transformation by high  temperature calorimetry

Alexandra Navrotsky

Peter Kroll: co-P.I.

University of Teas at Arlington

Perform computation modeling  of polymers and pyrolyzed ceramics

Peter Kroll

Himanshu Jain: co-P.I.

Lehigh University

Characterization of amorphous phases in the ceramic fiber

Himanshu Jain

Elsa Olivetti: co-P.I

Massachussets Institute of Technology

Assess environmental and economic impacts of the manufacturing of pre-ceramic polymers and ceramic fibers at the earliest stages of technology development

ELsa Olivetti

David Marshall: co-P.I.

University of Colorado, Boulder

Co-direct  studies related to the processing of ceramic fibers and high temperature properties

David Marshall

Sailesh Menon: Program/Project Administrator

Kansas State University

Sailesh Menon

U.S. PARTNERS (NATIONAL LABS AND INDUSTRY)

Michael Cinibulk

Air Force Research Laboratory

Guidance on property characterization of ceramic fibers at high temperatures. AFRL will allow short-term visits by students.

Michael Cinibulk

Amit Naskar

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Guidance on scalable manufacture of polymeric fibers. ORNL will allow short-term visits by students

Amit Naskar

Prasad Apte

Harper International (Buffalo)

Guidance on scalable manufacture of polymeric and ceramic fibers.

Prasad Apte

Jared Weaver

General Electric

PIRE industry advisory council

Jared Weaver

NON-U.S. PARTNERS

GianDomenico Soraru

University of Trento (Italy)

Sol-gel chemistry of  polysiloxanes and pyrolyzed polymer derived ceramics (PDC)

GianDomenico Soraru

Ralf Riedel

Darmstadt Technical University (Germany)

Synthesis of polysilazane, siloxanes and boron doped pre-ceramic polymers

Ralf Riedel

Gabriela Mera

Darmstadt Technical University (Germany)

High-temperature ceramics, polymer-derived ceramics (PDC)

Gabriela Mera

Guenter Motz

Bayreuth University (Germany)

Polymer derived ceramics (PDC) fiber processing, ceramic matrix composite (CMC) and characterization

Guenter Motz

Hagen Klemm

Fraunhofer Institute (Germany)

Polymer derived ceramics (PDC) fiber processing, ceramic matrix composite (CMC) and characterization

Hagen Klemm

Martin Friess

German Aerospace Center

Polymer derived ceramics (PDC) fiber processing, ceramic matrix composite (CMC) and characterization

Martin Friess

Bill Lee

Imperial College (UK)

Refractory ceramics

Bill Lee

Doni Daniel

Kingston University (UK)

Refractory ceramics

Doni Daniel

Philippe Miele

University of Montpelier (France)

Precursor derived boron doped fibers

Miele

Christel Gervais

Universit'e Pierre et Marie Curie/CNRS (France)

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) characterization of pre-ceramic polymers  and pyrolyzed ceramics

Christel Gervais

Florence Babonneau

Universit'e Pierre et Marie Curie/CNRS (France)

Sol-gel chemistry of polysiloxanes and pyrolyzed polymer derived ceramics (PDC)

Florence Babonneau

Diletta Sciti

Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics- National Research Council (Italy)

Refractory ceramics

Diletta Sciti

PARTNERS (POST-AWARD) AND AFFILIATES

Samuel Bernard

Institut de recherche sur les céramiques, CNRS-Centre Européen de la Céramique, Université de Limoges, France

Samuel Bernard

Ravi Kumar N.V.

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Ravi Kumar

Chrystelle Salameh

University Montpellier, France

Chrystelle Salameh

Paolo Colombo

University of Padova

Paolo Colombo

Sanjay Mathur

University of Cologne

Sanjay Mathur

EXTERNAL EVALUATORS

Katie Allen

Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation

Katie Allen

Ben Claar

Piestar Inc.

Ben Claar