New Mexico State University
AFRL ML-RCP Partner Institution Strengths & Capabilities Survey
Name: Andreas Gross
Title: Associate Professor
1. Please select the research areas in which your institution currently engages.
Structural materials: Drs. Borys Drach, Vimal Chaitanya
High speed systems: Drs. Jay Frankel, Andreas Gross, Fangjun Shu
Rocket propulsion: Drs. Andreas Gross, Yanxing Wang
Aerospace vehicles: Dr. Andreas Gross
Turbine engines: Drs. Andreas Gross, Fangjun Shu
2. Please note, in detail, any research areas of strength not listed above. This may include fundamental sciences (e.g. math, physics, biology, etc.).
Computer Science: Dr. Son Tran
Electrical Engineering: Dr. Steven Stochaj
Physics: Dr. Stefan Zollner
3. Are there any emerging areas of research your institution is actively seeking to develop?
4. Does your institution have any internal research centers or participate in any research consortia?
Development of sensors for hypersonic flight and wind tunnel testing.
5. Please provide a list of relevant facilities and equipment.
Subsonic Wind tunnel (4x4ft test section)
Mach 5 shock tunnel (4x4in test section)
Tomographic particle image velocimetry system
Femtosecond Laser Electronic Excitation and Tagging (FLEET) system (presently being set up)
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?
This question was left unanswered.
7. Has your institution collaborated with Department of Defense in the past?
Yes, research funding through AFOSR, ARO, ONR and others
8. Is your institution involved in any federal STEM funding efforts?
9. This program requires documentation (i.e. theses, dissertation, presentations, etc.) to go through the AFRL public affairs review process. Would this present a challenge for your institution?
Research Administration and Compliance
10. Does your institution have an office of sponsored programs?
11. Does your institution have an approval process for seeking extramural funding?
12. Does your institution accept federal award dollars and manage standard fiscal reporting, and compliance requirements?
13. Does your institution provide guidance to PIs for budget development?
14. Does your institution offer proposal development services?
15. Does your institution offer research development services, e.g., assistance with finding research funding, proposal management, team formation/development, etc.?
16. Does you institution offer research compliance training and education, i.e., roles and responsibilities of principal investigators?
17. Does your institution have a designated Export Control Officer?
18. Is your institution registered with the US State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls?
19. Does your institution currently perform Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI/ NIST 800-171 compliant) research?
20. Does your institution currently perform research subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations?
Yes, at the Physical Science Lab (PSL) which is associated with NMSU
PSL has a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) for ITAR-compliant work or work involving sensitive information.
21. Does your institution have a DoD Facility Security Clearance (FCL)? If Yes:
What is the FCL’s classification level? [None (default), Confidential, Secret, Top Secret, Other]
ML-RCP Program Expectations
22. 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 for graduate research assistants and faculty to work on joint programs with AFRL researchers
Summer internships/fellowships for students and faculty
Equipment and instrumentation grants