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Current Funding:
US Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) has already provided more than $4 million to promote research in the rapid and mobile manufacture of materials.

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has signed a cooperative research agreement with UWM for a potential $19 million in research funding and has already provided $200,000 in seed funding to manufacture lightweight metal composites. Another $1.1 million contract from ARL is expected in August 2010

UWM has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Office of Naval Research and leading manufacturing organizations throughout the world

The State of Wisconsin also has supported metal manufacturing research at UWM through a DIN grant

Funding History:
  • Army Research Lab (ARL) Cooperative Agreement
    • Synthesis and Testing of 3D Weave Composites
  • Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) Grant 1
    • Export-Controlled Work—Light-weight Materials for Civilian Equivalents of Army Vehicles
  • Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) Grant 2
    • Self-Healing and Smart Metals
  • NSF US-Egypt Collaborative Grant 1
    • Industrial Manufacture of Aluminum and Magnesium Composites (2008-2009)
  • NSF US-Egypt Collaborative Grant 2
    • Lead-Fly Ash Composites for Battery Applications
  • Rockwell Automation Catalyst Grant
    • Self-Healing Solder
  • Southwestern Wisconsin Energy Research and Technology Consortium
    • Nanocomposites for Thermoelectricity
  • Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) Grant 3 (through 2012)
    • Self-Healing, Self-Lubricating Materials and Syntactic Foams
  • Army Research Labs (nanocomposites)

Prior funding over $10 million from NSF, DOE, ONR, EPRI, Industry from U.S. and across the world