Projects

Research Grants:

  1. 2019-2022, DOE, A Multi-Scale Computational Platform for Predictive Modeling of Corrosion in AI-Steel Joints, PI: S.J. Hu, PI for UM M. Banu, Total budget $1,5 Mil.
  2. 2018-2021, COE-Blue Sky Initiative, Michigan Engineering, Global CO2 Initiative at the University of Michigan, PI: V. Sick, Co-PIs: M. Banu, A. Taub, N. Kotov, V. Li, R. Yang, G. Keolian, J. Fay, Total budget $2,5 Mil.
  3. 2018-2019, ONR-DOD, Incremental Forming of Metal Sheets – Ti alloys, Total budget $580,000, PI M. Banu.
  4. 2018-2019, General Motors R&D, Numerical and experimental investigation of joining carbon fiber reinforced composite by ultrasonic welding, Total budget $960,000, PI: S. J. Hu, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  5. 2018-2019, Optimal CAE, Investigation of Rivet Weld Joining Technology, Total budget $38,000, PI: M. Banu, 1 Post-Doc.
  6. 2014-2019, ONR-DOD, American Lightweight Material Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), Total budget $148M, PIs: Larry Brown (EWI), Alan Taub (UM), 17 academic partners, 70 industrial partners. Technology Portfolio Manager: M. Banu, also serving as Pillar leader for Thermomechanical Processes.
  7. 2016-2018, ONR-DOD, Incremental forming of aluminum sheets, Total budget $3,2M, UM-PI: M. Banu.
  8. 2015-2017, M-Cubed University of Michigan, Foaming induced topography in titanium surfaces toward modulation of osseointegration – in vitro and in vivo, Total budget $60,000, Project leader: M. Banu.
  9. 2014-2017, General Motors R&D, Numerical and experimental investigation of joining carbon fiber reinforced composite by ultrasonic welding, Total budget $960,000, PI: S. Jack Hu, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  10. 2014-2015, MEDC-Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Statewide Program, M-Trac, Bamboo fiber reinforced composite sheets and forming composites from such composites, Total budget $108,000, PI: M. Banu.
  11. 2014 -2015, M-Cubed University of Michigan, Personalized products and production applied to dental implants, Total budget $60,000, Project leader: M. Banu.
  12. 2013-2014, Engineering Translational Fund, Method of creating bamboo composite sheets and method for forming panels from such composites, Total Budget $30,000, PI: M. Banu.
  13. 2012-2013, General Motors R&D, Modeling performance of ultrasonic welding joining for Li-ion battery tabs, Total budget $300,000, PI: S. Jack Hu, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  14. 2009-2012, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, A biomimetic approach to model the deformation mechanisms of nanostructured crystalline materials by severe plastic deformation, Total budget $339,456, PI: M. Banu.
  15. 2009-2011, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Theoretic and computational modeling of the tridimensional dynamic phenomena in the materials with gradient of functions, Total budget $339,456, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  16. 2009-2011, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, A stability theory based on chaotic dynamics of the cutting processes and its application to intelligent control of the processes, Total budget $339,456, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  17. 2007-2009, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Development of a new concept for manufacturing machine control – holarchic attributive control, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Total budget $339,120, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  18. 2007-2009, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, High performance technologies for increasing products durability, Total budget $104,400, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  19. 2007-2009, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Integrated technology for errors evaluation and compensation of the manufacturing system, Total budget $117,600, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  20. 2007-2008, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Conception of a new method for nanostructuring by severe plastic deformation based on multidirectional controlled shearing, Total budget $66,912, PI: M. Banu.
  21. 2006-2008, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Setting up the research areas of the Research Center ITCM by tuning them with the international priorities in the manufacturing and industrial engineering domains, Total budget $34,280, PI: M. Banu.
  22. 2006-2008, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Materials, processes and equipment for spatially planed metal sheet rolling, Total budget $240,000, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  23. 2006-2008, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Integrated manufacturing system for families of metal sheet products, Total budget $68,544, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  24. 2005-2007, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Simulation, modeling and virtual production methods based on information and communication technology dedicated to new generation of the reconfigurable manufacturing systems, Total budget $240,000, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  25. 2005-2007, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Development of a new roll bearing manufacturing technology, Total budget $68,544, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  26. 2005-2007, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Development of an embedded intelligent manufacturing system, Total budget $48,000, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  27. 2004-2008, European Commission, Virtual Intelligent Forging, Total budget $1,3M, 49 European partners: 18 Universities, 15 Research Laboratories and Institutes, 16 Companies, Co-PI for Romania: M. Banu.
  28. 2002, SOLLAC Co. France, Optimization of the metal forming processes simulation for two high strength steels, Total budget $48,480, Senior researcher: M. Banu.
  29. 2002, RDCS Groupe Usinor, France, Modeling of the mechanical behavior of the high strength steels, Total budget $48,480, Senior researcher: M. Banu.
  30. 2001-2003, European Commission and Japanese Government, Digital Die Design Systems, Total budget $1,440,000, 22 European and Japanese industrial and academic partners, Senior researcher: M. Banu.
  31. 2001-2002, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Coupling artificial neural network and finite element modeling for prediction of the springback in sheet metal forming, Total budget $24,480, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  32. 2001-2002, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Process-error evaluation at the electroerosion of the complex surfaces, Total budget $24,480, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  33. 2000, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Optimization of the wave resistance around ship bow by fluid yielding analysis, Total budget $12,240, PI: M. Banu.
  34. 1999-2000, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Prediction of the defects at sheet metal forming by finite element simulation, Total budget $24,960, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  35. 1999-2000, Romanian Agency for Scientific Research, Multilayered composite materials deformability, Total budget $24,000, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  36. 1998-1999, European Commission, An accurate plasticity model of texture, strain-path induced anisotropy and forming limits for computer-aided sheet metal forming, BrightEuram Project, Total budget $138,000, Senior researcher: M. Banu.
  37. 1998-1996, European Commission, Quality in Engineering and Design, Tempus Project, Total budget $144,000, Senior researcher: M. Banu.
  38. 1995-1997, European Commission, Robot Quality Assurance, Copernicus Project, Total budget $192,000, Co-PI: M. Banu.
  39. 1994-1996, European Commission, Numerical and experimental study of material forming processes, PECO Project, Total budget $120,000, Co-PI: M. Banu.