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Composites Update

October 2020

Oct. 19 2020 U.S. Dept. of Energy awards UD-CCM $2.5M
U.S. Department of Energy awarded the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials $2.5M to tackle challenges in plastic waste – Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills.
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Oct. 15, 2020 UD-CCM receives $2.7M NASA award
The University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials has been awarded a $2.7M NASA contract for design, manufacturing, testing, and delivery of composite components for the xEMU spacesuit program. The collaborative program will develop impact and damage resistant lightweight composite designs, develop manufacturing procedures, and fabricate flight quality composite hardware for verification testing.
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September 2020

Sept. 28, 2020

Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Awards UD-CCM $1.9M for 2020-2021
Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (MEDE) Awards UD-CCM $1.9M for 2020-2021
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Sept. 23, 2020

NASA-ULI Awards UD-CCM $5.9M
Using newly developed TuFF material, NASA-ULI Awards UD-CCM $5.9M to address technology barriers in manufacturing of complex geometry composite parts for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and commercial air platforms, meeting aerospace performance at automotive-like production rates, and to transition technology to our industrial partner followed the US industrial by base.

August 2020

Aug. 12 2020 UD-CCM’s TuFF Team receives 2020 Delmonte Award for Innovation Excellence
UD-CCM’s TuFF Team receives 2020 Delmonte Award for Innovation Excellence in the field of materials and processes. Award will be virtually presented to Dr.’s Jack Gillespie, Dirk Heider, Shridhar Yarlagadda, John Tierney, Nicholas Shevchenko and Mr. Alex Vanarelli on Nov. 15.
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Aug. 7, 2020 UD-CCM wins $5.9M ARPA-E Program
University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials wins $5.9M ARPA-e program on robotic repair of gas pipelines using #TuFF i-Wrap technology. Research team has created the “TuFF internal WRAP for Rapid Pipeline Repair” (TuFF iWRAP) program, establishing a novel composite material feedstock and robotic placement process to fabricate stand-alone structural pipe within existing pipelines.
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