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Hydrogen Properties for Energy Research (HYPER) Lab Projects and Proposals

Projects

Cumulative Total Since 2010: $2,367,348

Lead PI: $1,527,305 co-PI/Investigator: $172,043 Equipment/Gift: $668,000


25) WSU Office of Commercialization PI: J. Leachman, “Low-cost purification of synthesis gas for use with the Heisenberg Vortex liquefier,” Amount: $30,000, Duration: 1/2016-12/2016.

24) NASA-Glenn Research Center PI: I. Richardson, “Measure the solubility of nitrogen in liquefied methane-ethane mixtures to simulate seas on Saturn’s moon Titan,” Amount: $9,850, Duration: 10/2015-1/2016.

23) M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Commercialization Gap Fund PI: J.W. Leachman, “Optimization of vortex tube performance via para-orthohydrogen conversion to enable small-modular hydrogen liquefaction and storage,” Amount: $60,000+ $60,000 (WSU) $120k (Total), Duration: 10/2015-9/2016.

22) DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory PIs: J.W. Leachman & D. McLarty, “Improved Hydrogen Liquefaction through Heisenberg Vortex: Separation of para and ortho-hydrogen,” NREL Lead: Chris Ainscough; Industry Partner: Praxair, Amount: $666,591 (WSU) $2.5M (Total), Duration: 10/2015-9/2018.

21) Washington Joint Center for Aerospace Technology and Innovation (JCATI) PIs: J.W. Leachman & Patrick Adam, “Liquid Hydrogen Fueled ScanEagle Phase II: Reducing tank manufacturing cost and increasing the
efficiency of small-modular hydrogen liquefaction,” Industry Partner: Insitu, Amount: $125,000, Duration: 7/2015-6/2016.

20) Washington Research Foundation PI: J.W. Leachman, “Use of a vortex-tube for H2-Refuel Challenge,” Amount: $20,000, Duration: 7/2015-8/2016.

19) NASA Small Business Innovations and Research (SBIR) Phase 1 PIs: M. Wright (Ultramet) & J.W. Leachman, “Parahydrogen-Orthohydrogen Catalytic Conversion for Cryogenic Propellant Passive Heat Shielding,” Industry Partner: Ultramet, Amount: $27,500 (WSU), Duration: 7/2015-12/2015.

18) Washington Joint Center for Aerospace Technology and Innovation (JCATI) PIs: J.W. Leachman & Patrick Adam, “Development of an Insulation-Free Cryogenic Hydrogen Fuel Tank for ScanEagle,” Industry Partner: Insitu, Amount: $125,000, Duration: 7/2014-6/2015.

17) NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship PIs: J.W. Leachman & I. Richardson, “Hydrogen-Helium Mixtures: Fundamental Measurements, Neutral Droplet Buoyancy, Evaporation, and Boiling;” Amount: $139,480; Duration: 8/2014–8/2016.

16) Washington State University Energy Sustainability & Innovation Center  PIs: J.W. Leachman, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and K. Casavant, “Energy and Economic Impacts of Siting a Liquid Hydrogen Plant in the Northwest;” Amount: $10,000; Duration: 5/2014–12/2014.

15) Washington Blueberrry Commission PIs: M. Karkee, M. Taylor, J.W. Leachman, and Q. Zhang, “Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) for Mitigating Bird Damage in Blueberry Crops,” Amount: $19,543; Duration: 1/2014-12/2015.

14) Cascade Chapter of Autonomous and Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)  J.W. Leachman, UAV team student travel to Northwest Companies; Amount: $2,500; Duration: 1/2014-05/2014.

13) US Department of Commerce co-I: J.W. Leachman, “Investing in Community Partnerships: UAV manufacturing in the Gorge Tri-County area,” Amount: $10,000; Duration: 12/2013-09/2014.

12) US ITER/UT-Batelle PI: J.W. Leachman, “Deuterium Modeling and Measurements in Support of US-ITER Extruder Development,” Amount: $106,063.14; Duration: 10/2013-08/2015.

11) United Launch Alliance (ULA)  PI: J.W. Leachman, “Parahydrogen-Orthohydrogen Conversion to Minimize Boil-off from LH2 and LO2 Fuel Tanks;” Amount: $59,531; Duration: 10/2011–12/2012.

10) Aerojet & the Washington Joint Center for Aerospace Technology and Innovation (JCATI)  PI: J.W. Leachman, “Characterization Facility for Gelled Cryogenic Fuels,” Amount: $110,000; Duration: 02/1/2013–06/30/2013.

9) NASA Marshall Space Flight Center/Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne  PIs: J.W. Leachman and D. Field, “Hydrogen Embrittlement Test Facility;” Estimated Value: $470,000.

8) Washington State University Energy Sustainability & Innovation Center  PIs: A. Mehrizi-Sani, J.W. Leachman, S. Ha, and P. Pedrow, “Energy Efficiency: Dynamic Modeling of Islanded and Grid-Integrated Fuel Cells;” Amount: $40,000; Duration: 11/2012–08/2013.

7) Washington State University Research Advancement Challenge PIs: S. Clark, D. Wall, K. Lynn, C. Yu, J.W. Leachman, “Nuclear Engineering Symposia;” Amount: $75,000; Duration: 10/2012–08/2013.

6) Scorpius Space Launch Systems PI: J.W. Leachman, “Cryogenic Compatible Composite Fuel Tank rated to 3,000 psi,” Estimated Value: $16,000.

5) Washington State University College of Engineering Innovation Fair, PI: J.W. Leachman, “Construction of Genii: The first liquid hydrogen fueled Unmanned Aerial Vehicle developed by University students;” Amount: $25,000; Duration: 06/2012–05/2013.

4) Army Office of Scientific Research, Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP)  PI: J.W. Leachman, “Fabrication of a Thermal Radiation Shield with a Pullman High School Student;” Amount: $7,800; Duration: 06/2011–09/2013 (renewed 2012, 2013).

3) Colmac Industries  PI: J.W. Leachman, “In-series water-coupled heat pumps for ME 406 Experimental Design;” Estimated Value: $12,000.

2) Washington State University Samuel and Patricia Smith Teaching and Learning Grants  PI: J.W. Leachman, “Improving ME 301 Thermodynamics through student engagement in sustainability topics via stand-alone computer applications;” Amount: $3,100; Duration: 10/2011–05/2012.

1) Washington State University Faculty Seed Grant, PI: J.W. Leachman, “Catalytic pressurization of liquid hydrogen tanks for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles;” Amount: $24,890; Duration: 06/2011–05/2012.

Gifts/Equipment

9) Doug Orr, Hydrogen liquefaction demonstration support; Amount: $10,000.

7) Paul Laufman, Hydrogen laboratory support; Amount: $25,000; Duration: 1/2015-Present.

6) Devlieg Foundation, AIAA/UAV team student travel; Amount: $10,000; Duration: 1/2014-12/2015.

5) Cascade Chapter of Autonomous and Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)  UAV team student travel to Northwest Companies; Amount: $5,000; Duration: 1/2014-Present.

4) Barry Family, Retrofit of the Rubotherm Isosorp 2000; Amount: $40,000; Duration: 1/2013-1/2014.

3) Scorpius Space Launch Systems “Cryogenic Compatible Composite Fuel Tank rated to 3,000 psi,” Estimated Value: $16,000.

2) Colmac Industries  “In-series water-coupled heat pumps for ME 406 Experimental Design;” Estimated Value: $12,000.

1) NASA Marshall Space Flight Center/Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne “Hydrogen Embrittlement Test Facility;” Estimated Value: $470,000.

Washington State University