Funded Proposals

Entire Career:    As PI: $ 5.82M   As Co-PI: $ 2.23M Total: $ 8.05M

At UNR:             As PI: $ 5.48M   As Co-PI: $ 1.13M Total: $ 6.61M

Funding at the University of Nevada, Reno

22. Department of Energy Nuclear Program: “In Situ Raman Spectroscopy for Determining Actinide Speciation and Concentration”, PI: D. Chidambaram.  $369,221; Oct 2016 – Sep 2019 

21. Nuclear Regulatory Commission – ‘Materials and Thermal Science for Nuclear Power’; PI: D. Chidambaram, Co-PI: M. Greiner.   $400,000; Oct 2016 – Sept 2020. 

20. Nuclear Regulatory Commission – ‘Nuclear Materials Education’; PI: D. Chidambaram.   $200,000; Oct 2016 – Sept 2018. 

19. Ormat Inc – ‘Corrosion and Scaling Prevention in Geothermal Wells’, PI: D. Chidambaram,  $145,000/year; Oct 2015 – Dec 2016.

18. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "University of Nevada, Reno Faculty Development Program in Nuclear Materials,” PI: D. Chidambaram.  $607,000; Oct 2015 – Sept, 2018

17. Ormat Technologies Inc.  – ‘Materials and Interfaces Scholar Award’,  $25,000/year; March 2015.  

16. Nevada System of Higher Education, NSF-EPSCoR  – ‘Understanding the Degradation of Materials in Molten Salts Used in Concentrated Solar Power Plants’, PI: D. Chidambaram, $30,000; Mar 2015- Mar 2016 (Statewide)

15. UNR AIRE Grant – ‘Establishment of a Batteries and Fuel Cells Research and Teaching Laboratory’, PI: D. Chidambaram, $100,000; 2015. (Internal)

14. Ormat Inc – ‘Corrosion and Scaling Prevention in Geothermal Wells’, PI: D. Chidambaram,  $115,000/year; Oct 2014 – Oct 2015.

13. Department of Energy Nuclear Program: "Effect of Metallic Li on the Behavior of Metals in Molten Salts”, PI: D. Chidambaram. $459,000; Oct 2014 – Sep 2017 

12. Department of Energy Nuclear Program: "Enhancement of Supercritical Water Loop for Mechanical and Corrosion Behavior of Nuclear Materials Under Extreme Conditions", PI: D. Chidambaram.  $ 190,000; Sept 2014 – 2016. 

11. Ormat Technologies Inc. – ‘Materials and Electrochemical Research Laboratory – Gift’, PI: D. Chidambaram,  $12,000/year; September 2014 - until terminated – so far received $36,000. 

10. Nuclear Regulatory Commission – ‘Materials and Thermal Science for Nuclear Power’; PI: D. Chidambaram, Co-PI: M. Greiner.   $399,996; Sep 2013 – Aug 2017.

9. Ormat Inc – ‘Corrosion and Scaling Prevention in Geothermal Wells’, PI: D. Chidambaram,  $117,000/year; Apr 2013 – August 2014. Renewable annually.   

8. National Science Foundation.  " Microbially-Active Functional Material Based Bioreactors for Continuous Production of Biofuels and Industrial Feedstock", PI: D. Chidambaram, Co-PI: M. E. Palmer.  $313, 000; Oct 2012 – Sept 2015

7. Department of Energy EERE Program: "Stability of Materials for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation", PI: D. Chidambaram.  $512,000; Oct 2012 – Sept 2014

6. Department of Energy Nuclear Program: "Supercritical Water Loop for Dynamic Studies of Mechanical and Corrosion Behavior of Nuclear Materials Under Extreme Conditions", PI: D. Chidambaram.  $348,000; Dec 2011 – Dec 2013

5. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "Faculty Development Program in Nuclear Materials Engineering ", PI: D. Chidambaram. $615,000; Aug 2011 – Sept, 2015

4. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "Development of Nuclear Materials Engineering and Combustion Courses at the University of Nevada, Reno", PI: D. Chidambaram, Co-PI: M. Greiner.  $89,000; Aug 2011 – Sept, 2013

3. Department of Energy – Biodiesel generation ‘Next generation Biofuels from Non-food Sources’; PI: M. Misra, Co-PI: D. Chidambaram. $1,000,000; Sept 2010 – Sept 2014.

2. Department of Energy – Workforce Development Program ‘Professional Workforce Development in Renewable Energy through an Online Certification Program’; PIs: N. LaTourette, D. Chidambaram, A. Broch and R. Boehm. $135,000; Nov 2010 – Sept 2011.

1. Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Graduate Fellowships Program, ‘The University of Nevada, Reno Fellowship Program in Materials and Thermal Science for Nuclear Power’; PI: D. Chidambaram, Co-PI: M. Greiner.   $399,997; Apr 2010 – Mar 2014.