The University of Arizona

AFRL ML-RCP Partner Institution Strengths & Capabilities

Contact Information

Name: Cody Nicholls

Title: Research Development Associate for National Security Programs

Institution: University of Arizona



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

a. Structural materials

b. Support for operations

c. Radio frequency sensing

d. Spectrum warfare

e. High speed systems

f. Rocket propulsion

g. Aerospace vehicles

h. Bio effects

i. Functional materials & applications

j. Manufacturing technology

k. Electro-optical sensing

l. Layered sending exploitation & enabling sensor devices/components

m. Control, power, & thermal management systems

n. Turbine engines

o. Human centered intelligence surveillance & reconnaissance

p. Training & decision making

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. Acoustics/FoS Advanced Building Materials & Non-Destructive Testing Advanced/Smart Mfg AI/ML Built Environment/Sustainability Climate/Atmospheric Cyber EMO/Optics/Imaging Energy (Renewables and Storage) Health/Biotechnology Human Factors & Sociotechnical Systems Hypersonics Materials Micro/Nano Technologies Mining/Automation Network Science & Optimization Quantum Networking Robotics/Autonomy Sensors & Cognitive Remote Sensing Space Transportation/Air Travel/Autonomy Water Mark Van Dyke. Associate Dean of Research, College of Engineering. ---------------------------------------------------------- AZGS: Geologic mapping, site assessment, natural hazards, energy and mineral resources, basin analysis, CCUS Astronomy: Adaptive Optics and Other Innovative Optics Astrobiology Astrochemistry and Laboratory Astrophysics Computational Astrophysics Cosmology Design, Testing and Fabrication of Large Optics Extragalactic Astronomy Extra-Solar Planets and Planetary Science Extreme Astrophysics Galactic Astronomy Instrumentation and Detectors Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei Solar Energy Stars and Stellar Evolution Star Formation and the Interstellar Medium Survey Science Chemistry and Biochemistry: Astrobiology and Astrochemistry Bioanalytical Bioinorganic Bioorganic Biophysics Chemical Biology Chemical Physics Chemical Reaction Dynamics / Kinetics / Interactions Chemistry & Biochemistry Education Energy Science Instrument Development Materials and Polymer Chemistry Metabolism, Signaling, and Regulation Nucleic Acids and Genomes Protein and Membrane Biochemistry Spectroscopy/Molecular Structure Structural Biology Surface and Solid State Synthesis/Synthetic Methods Development Theory, Modeling, and Simulation Ultrafast Spectroscopy Cognitive Science Computer Science: Algorithms Artificial Intelligence Parallel, Distributed, and High Performance Computing Programming Languages and Compilers Security Systems Visualization and Graphics Ecology Evolutionary Biology Contact Tracing Technology Ecological Disturbance Wildfire Viral Evolution and Epidemiology Geosciences: Geomorphology Geophysics Geodesy Global Seismology Reflection Seismology Sedimentology & Stratigraphy Structure Tectonics Biogeochemistry Geochemistry Geochronology Mineral Resources Mineralogy Petrology Biogeochemistry Drought Geoarchaeology Marine Paleoecology Paleolimnology Palynology Vegetation Dynamics Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences: Atmospheric Sciences Aerosol-cloud interaction Aerosol instrumentation development Atmospheric chemistry and aerosols Chemical transport modeling Climate and global change Data assimilation Drought science and applications Frozen solution chemistry Global and regional climate modeling Hurricanes and tropical meteorology Land-atmosphere-ocean interaction Lightning and atmospheric electricity Lightning and detection systems (land- and space-based) Marine atmospheric boundary in climate models North American Monsoon system Numerical weather modeling and ensemble forecasting Precipitation Radiation and remote sensing Role of land and ocean surface processes in seasonal precipitation Synergy between in-situ, airborne, and remotely-sensed observations of the atmosphere's constituents, e.g. carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, aerosols, ozone Urban air quality Weather analysis and predictability of large-scale systems, e.g. extratropical cyclones and associated fronts and jet streams Environmental Hydrology Aqueous geochemistry Biogeochemistry Characterization of contaminated sites Contaminant transport Critical Zone Processes Ecohydrology Ground-water chemistry Hydrochemical modeling Hydrogeochemistry Integrated physical-chemical modeling Isotopic analysis Paleoclimate reconstruction Paleohydrology Soil and groundwater remediation Snow and ice Water quality and quantity Watershed ecohydrology Watershed studies Planetary Science Earth hydrogeologic analogs of Mars and other worlds Exoplanet atmospheres Jovian atmospheric dynamics Large-scale dynamics Mars glacial geomorphology Mars paleohydrology Subsurface Hydrology Computational methods Conjunctive use Decision making and uncertainty Exploring natural stimuli for CAT scan groundwater basins Extreme value statistics Fractured rock hydrology Geological CO2 storage Geostatistical analysis Ground-water chemistry Ground-water modeling Hydraulics, tracer tomography, and data fusion Hydrobiogeochemistry Hydrogeology Hydrogeophysics Integrated physical-chemical modeling Integrated physical-economic modeling Isotopic tracers Mathematical programming and simulation Microbial carbon cycle Multiphase flow and transport in porous media Natural and anthropogenic tracers Network design Numerical modeling Pumping test design and analysis Residence time tracers Scaling of geophysical variables Stochastic subsurface hydrology Subsurface contamination Subsurface flow and transport Unconventional oil/gas production Unsaturated media Vadose zone hydrology Water-rock-microbial reactions Surface Water Hydrology Catchment hydrobiogeochemistry Catchment hydrology Cold region hydrology Computational hydraulics Computational river mechanics and sediment transport Evapotranspiration of riparian systems Extreme value statistics Drought monitoring and prediction Flood forecasting Fluvial geomorphology Hydraulics and river engineering Hydroclimatology Hydrogeochemistry Hydrologic extremes Hydrometeorology Mesoscale coupled modeling Mountain hydrology Natural and anthropogenic tracers Paleoflood hydrology Paleohydrology Parameter estimation Precipitation-runoff modeling Probabilistic precipitation forecasting Remote sensing applications Scaling of geophysical variables Stochastic surface hydrology Transit time tracers Water quality Terrestrial Hydrometeorology Climate and global change Climate data record Cold region remote sensing and modeling Coupled modeling Data assimilation Flash flood forecasting Hydrologic extremes Land-atmosphere feedbacks and coupling Mesoscale water, energy, and carbon balances Monsoon predictability Ocean-atmosphere-continent teleconnections Polar region hydrometeorology Predictability of precipitation and convective parameters and indices Remote sensing and in situ snowfall measurement Remote sensing by weather radar Role of ecosystem dynamics Topographic influences Weather and climate extremes Water Resources & Systems Analysis Advanced methods for model sensitivity analysis Applications of remotely-sensed data Artificial neural networks Computational methods Decision making and uncertainty Diagnostic analysis of hydrologic models Hazards relationship to climate change Hydrologic impacts of projected climate change Information theory approach to learning International water development Legal and institutional issues Literacy: Public communication and understanding of Western water issues Mathematical and goal programming Maximum entropy approach to modeling Merging models with data Model calibration Model structural improvement Parameter and state estimation Risk analysis and uncertainty Stochastic physically-based modeling Stochastic data-based and hybrid data-physics-based modeling Surface-subsurface water quality modeling Systems approach to hydrologic modeling Transdisciplinary analysis of water issues Water conflict analysis Water resources systems Water quality Laboratory for Tree Ring Research: Dendroarcheology Dendroclimatology Dendroecology Dendrogeomorphology Dendrohydrology Dendroisotope chemistry Dendroenvironmental studies Algebra/Geometry Group Theory Number Theory Topology and Geometry Analysis Analysis and its Applications Dynamical Systems Geometric Analysis Mathematical Physics Applied Mathematics Computational Science and Numerical Analysis Fluids and Mechanics Mathematical Biology Nonlinear Waves Optical Science Education Mathematics Education Research, Teacher Preparation, and Outreach Undergraduate Education Probability/Statistics Probability Statistics Molecular and Cellular Biology: Aging Cell Signaling, Trafficking, and Polarity Differentiation, Development, and Evolution Genetic Mechanisms Mechanisms of Disease Organelle Biogenesis and Function Origins of Life and Astrobiology Systems and Computational Biology Neuroscience: Aging Behavior Cognitive Systems Computational Modeling Drug Development Emotion Homeostatic Regulation and Sleep Language and Neurolinguistics Learning and Memory Molecular Mechanisms of Neural Function Motor Systems Neural Engineering/Neurotechnology Neuro-immunology Neurodegeneration Neurodevelopment and Regeneration Pain Sensory Processing Synaptic Function and Plasticity Physics: Astrophysics and Cosmology Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Biological Physics Condensed Matter Physics High Energy Physics Nuclear Physics Planetary Science / Lunar and Planetary Lab: Asteroid Surveys Astrobiology Cosmochemistry Earth Science Exoplanets Lunar Studies Orbital Dynamics Planetary Analogs Planetary Astronomy Planetary Atmospheres Planetary Geophysics Planetary Surfaces Small Bodies Solar and Heliospheric Science Space Situational Awareness Theoretical Astrophysics Titan and Outer Solar System Psychology: Healthy Minds Perceiving the World Learning about the World Making Decisions Enhancing Memory Improving Emotional Health Healthy Brains The Developing Brain The Aging Brain Stress and the Brain Down Syndrome and Autism Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease Healthy Lives Culture and Stereotypes Improving Relationships Finding Meaning in Life Coping with Health Challenges Promoting Healthy Aging Speech, Language, and Hearing Science: Aphasia Electrophysiology and Auditory Development Audiologic Rehabilitation Auditory Perception and Amplification Auditory Physiology Bilingual Phonology Language and Cognition Language and Neuroimaging Motor Speech Reserach Neuroaudiology Speech Acoustics Speech and Voice Research Peter Reiners, Associate Dean, Research, College of Science.

3. Are there any emerging areas of research your institution is actively seeking to develop?

a. Astrobiology Mineral Resources Aging/Geoscience Immunity Climate solutions AI/ML Quantum physics and information Peter Reiners, Associate Dean, Research, College of Science,

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.

a. (Arizona Research Center for Hypersonics or ARCH): Center to Stream Healthcare in Place Center for Quantum Networks Broad Wireless Access and Applications Center Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center Center for Applied Transportation Sciences Center for Directed Energy UA Transportation Research Institute Mark Van Dyke. Associate Dean of Research, College of Engineering. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Beijing-Arizona Sky Survey (BASS) Event Horizon Telescope Exoearth Discovery and Exploration Network (EDEN) Giant Magellan Telescope Large Binocular Telescope Large Synoptic Survey Telescope LBT Interferometer Magellan Telescopes MMT Telescope Sloan Digital Sky Survey Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope Arizona Cosmology Lab Arizona Radio Observatory Theoretical Astrophysics Program (TAP) Steward Theory Group Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab (RFCML) Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics (CAAO) Imaging Technology Lab (ITL) Space Projects EXCEDE NIRCam MIRI Steward Obs. Radio Astronomy Lab (SORAL) Suborbital and Balloon Projects GUSSTO Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory (STO) ANALYTICAL BIOPHYSICS AND SHARED INSTRUMENTS ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE (ESR) KECK NANO-IMAGING CENTER MOLECULAR STRUCTURES CORE NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE (NMR) SURFACE SCIENCE/ AND PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY Center for Consciousness Studies Greenhouses Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) Laboratory Arizona LaserChron Center Arizona Noble Gas Laboratory Arizona Radiogenic Helium Dating Laboratory Environmental Isotope Laboratory Fission Track Laboratory Arizona Regional WRF Model Forecasts Climate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center (CDHC) Center for Mediterranean Archaeology and the Environment (CMATE) Arizona Center for Mathematical Sciences Southwest Center for Arithmetic Geometry Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as Institute for Mathematics and Education Arizona Space Institute Behavioral Health Clinic Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute UA Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic Peter Reiners, Associate Dean, Research, College of Science,

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

a. none

Research Administration and Compliance

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

a. Yes

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

a. Yes

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

a. Yes

9. Does your institution have a DoD Facility Security Clearance (FCL)? If Yes:

a. What is the FCL’s classification level?

i. Secret

b. What is the FCL’s authorized safeguarding level?

i. None

c. How many safeguarding-approved spaces do you manage?

i. The university cannot presently hold (safeguard) at SECRET. UA-ARC can presently hold (safeguard) at TOP SECRET. The university has what is equivalent to an upgradable space. The UA-ARC has access to S and TS spaces now and will soon have additional spaces at both levels.

d. What is your facility’s CAGE Code(s)?

i. FCL held at Secret for the University: Cage Code 7B862 FCL held at Top Secret for the University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UA-ARC): Cage Code 88AV8