Dillard University

AFRL ML-RCP Partner Institution Strengths & Capabilities

Contact Information

Name: Theodore B. Callier

Title: Asst. Vice President- Sponsored Programs

Institution: Dillard University

Email: tcallier@dillard.edu


1. Please select the research areas in which your institution currently engages.

a. Structural materials: Dr. Abdalla Darwish, adarwish@dillard.edu

b. Radio frequency sensing: Dr. Abdalla Darwish, adarwish@dillard.edu

c. Bio effects: Dr. Abdalla Darwish, adarwish@dillard.edu

d. Functional materials & applications: Dr. Abdalla Darwish, adarwish@dillard.edu

e. Manufacturing technology: Dr. Abdalla Darwish, adarwish@dillard.edu

f. Electro-optical sensing: Dr. Abdalla Darwish, adarwish@dillard.edu

2. Please note, in detail, any research areas of strength not listed above. This may include fundamental sciences (e.g. math, physics, biology, etc.)

a. No response provided.

3. Are there any emerging areas of research your institution is actively seeking to develop? If available, please provide a faculty contact for each area.

a. Research in magnetic and superconducting materials: Dr. Abdalla Darwish

4. Does your institution have any internal research centers or participate in any research consortia? If so, please describe briefly and if possible, include the URL. Please provide a faculty contact for each center.

a. No response provided.

5. Please provide a list of relevant facilities and equipment.

a. See below

6. Does your institution have a relationship with any other academic institution or research organization(s) that enables your access to their facilities and equipment?

a. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA - Collaboration on sponsored research projects

b. University of New Orleans - Collaboration on research projects and other initiatives

7. Has your institution collaborated with Department of Defense in the past?

a. Yes

8. Is your institution involved in any federal STEM funding efforts?

a. Recent STEM projects include: 1) National Science Foundation: LSAMP undergraduate STEM training and mentoring initiative (Darwish, PD); IUSE-GeoPath initiative for development and expansion of cross-disciplinary approach to geoscience instruction ad research; HBCU IMPACTS grant for STEM curriculum faculty and development and student advancement in STEM 2) U.S. Dept. of Energy "INSIGHT" Center grant (Michigan State Univ,- lead), Dr. Darwish Co-PI 3) National Institutes of Health: 1) Health Disparities Research Center (Darwish, research project leader); 2) Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC); URISE - undergraduate research, training, and mentoring in biomedical sciences 4) NASA - Computational Approaches to Understanding the Shape Memory of Ionic Polyimides for Additive Manufacturing

Research Administration and Compliance

9. Is your institution registered with the US State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls?

a. No response provided.

10. Does your institution currently perform Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI/ NIST 800-171 compliant) research?

a. No response provided.

11. Does your institution currently perform research subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations?

a. No

12. Does your institution have a DoD Facility Security Clearance (FCL)?

a. No

ML-RCP Program Expectations

13. The objective of the AFRL ML-RCP is to enable and enhance the research capabilities of the HBCU’s/MSIs through collaborative research efforts with AFRL. What would be necessary for you to receive to meet this objective?

Support to expand ongoing efforts in the research areas listed above. Specifically, support for research in nano- composite thin film fabrication through the PIs patented technologies will allow for expansion of current capacity. This, along with support and additional hands-on opportunities for students will allow us to provide additional research-ready graduates prepared to support AFRL priorities. Support to identify involve additional researchers, assistants, and students will significantly expand capacity and subsequent capabilities.

If you are on NIPR, below is a direct link to the Research Capabilities document.