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Chemist to research aerospace technologies

Gilbert Pacey (chemistry and biochemistry) leads a team that has received a nearly $400,000 grant for aerospace technology development from the Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI).

Pacey and his team, which includes, among others, James Gord (Miami ’86) and Christopher Bunker at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will research emerging technologies critical to the development of a "Smart Nozzle" for single point refueling of advanced engines on "next generation aircraft." Such technologies include microfluidics and long-period grating fiber optic sensors.

DAGSI and the Air Force Research Laboratory have formed an agreement to fund and promote basic research in aerospace technologies. Research projects must be conducted in part at facilities at WPAFB and include an AFRL scientist/engineer on the research team.

The grant is the first to be awarded to a lead investigator at a non-DAGSI institution. Current DAGSI members are the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton and Wright State University.

Date Published: 05/03/2001
Volume: 20   Number: 35

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