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Dingell Announces More Than $3.8 Million for Defense Research at the University of Michigan

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today announced that the Department of Defense (DOD) will award $3,830,762 to the University of Michigan under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to support the purchase of major equipment to augment current and develop new research capabilities.

“This funding enables the University of Michigan to conduct state-of-the-art research and development to boost our technological edge and strengthen our defense capabilities, ensuring America's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce remains a global leader for generations to come,” Dingell said.

Projects receiving funding include:

$415,452 for Titanium Sublimation Pumping System for Electric Propulsion Testing with Alternative Propellants
$269,221 for ICARUS: Indoor Center for Autonomy, Robotics and Unmanned Systems
$398,000 for Millikelvin Cryostat for Probing Near-Field Control of Heat Flow and Superconducting Tunnel Junction Based Solid-State Refrigeration
$300,233 for Advanced Instrumentation for Research on Securing Cyber-Physical System Communication and Control
$650,500 for 3D Scanning Vibrometer System for Measurements of Multi-Dimensional Motion Manifested in Morphing Wings and Metamaterial Structures
$591,634 for A Unified Testing, Evaluation, Research, and Development Facility for Ice- and Snow-Modulating Materials
$1,205,722 for Elevating Traumatic Brain Injury Research with Cutting-Edge Microscopy and Clinically Relevant Monitoring

DURIP is a strategic investment through which the DOD champions the country's scientific ecosystem. This year's awards will accelerate basic research in areas the National Defense Science and Technology Strategy prioritizes, including quantum computing and quantum networks, bioelectronics, hypersonics, autonomy, and the design, development, and characterization of novel materials. The program is administered through a merit competition by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Office, and Office of Naval Research, and seeks specific proposals from university investigators conducting foundational science and engineering research relevant to national defense.  

Learn more about DURIP and winning grant proposals here.

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