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Science and Technology Research

The Science and Technology Program has four research categories with multiple research topics assigned to each one. The lead researcher for each project chooses one research topic when submitting the original proposal. Click on a highlighted Researcher link to learn more about that project's Principal Investigator, or click on a linked project title to view that project's details.

Icon for Water and Power Infrastructure ReliabilityWater and Power Infrastructure Reliability

Improve the reliability of Reclamation water storage, water delivery, and hydropower facilities by producing or advancing effective solutions, tools, and practices that Reclamation facility managers can use to cost effectively maintain, modernize, and extend the life of Reclamation's aging infrastructure.R&D needs should be primarily related to Reclamation's operation and maintenance responsibilities. Safety of Dams R&D should be directed to Reclamation's Dam Safety Program.

Researcher Title ID Start Year End Year
Agee, J C Generator and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Controls Modification for Wind Integration 9608 2009 2011
Agee, J C Power System Stability Enhancement in the Digitally-Controlled Power System 1411 2005 2010
Agee, J C Power System Stability Improvement 661 2004 2010
Andrews, Christopher Research, Develop, and Implement Sandblasting Noise Controls and Strategies to Reduce Reclamation High Noise Processes 2 857 2012 2012
Andrews, Christopher Research, Develop, and Implement Sandblasting Noise Controls and Strategies to Reduce Reclamation High Noise Processes 2 9595 2013 2013
Bartojay P.E., Katie Chemical Shrinkage Analysis of Nano Silica Cementitious Binders 4967 2013 2013
Bechtel, Ted Enhancement of Hydroturbine Operational Flexibility for Powerplant Cost Optimization 8301 2005 2011
Bell, Alan Investigating the Capabilities of the UAV-Predator for Reclamation Infrastructure O&M 9059 2014 2014
Belous, Alexander Exploring methods to predict, manage, and control alluvial material transport 7796 2014 2014
Bender, Merlynn D Increased Hydrogeneration while Improving Environmental Conditions (2) 9650 2012 2013
Chugh, Ashok Three-dimensional Slope Stability Analysis of Embankment Dams 1540 2011 2011
Clair, Kyle North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Western Electricity Coordinating Council Generator Testing and Modeling Requirements 1482 2011 2011
Clair, Kyle Signal Processing Techniques for Determining Powerplant Characteristics 9962 2012 2012
DeHaan, Jim Plant Condition Monitoring 2879 2014 2014
DeHaan, Jim Power System Safety 5446 2014 2014
DeHaan, Jim Protection System Testing Improvements 2446 2014 2014
DeHaan, Jim Reduced Cost Hydroelectric Maintenance 582 2004 2010
DeHaan, Jim Reduced Cost Hydropower Maintenance 5021 2011 2013
DeHaan, Jim Renewable Integration and Small Hydro 6144 2011 2013
Eastment, Eric Power System Diagnostics 548 2011 2013
Eastment, Eric Power System Diagnostics 701 2004 2010
Eastment, Eric Power System Diagnostics 5040 2014 2014
Eastment, Eric Power System Safety 9629 2011 2013
Few, Benjamin Reduced Cost Maintenance 6711 2014 2014
Foraker, Erin K Hydro Power Roadmap 9488 2014 2014
Frizell, Kathy Evaluation and Innovative Solutions to Reclamation Spillway and Water Conveyance Structure Needs (IR2-FY03-007-BOR) 429 2004 2005
Frizell, Warren Enhanced Techniques and Technology for Sensing Cavitation Damage and Crack Initiation in Hydraulic Equipment 4037 2006 2007
Frizell, Warren Enhanced Techniques and Technology for Sensing Cavitation Damage and Crack Initiation in Hydraulic Equipment 7804 2005 2005
Frizell, Warren Innovative Solutions to Improve Water Delivery: Demonstration of a Newly Patented Flow-Control Valve 1064 2004 2006
Gallagher, Theresa Identify Primary Noise Sources in the Powerplant and Implement Noise Engineering Controls to Reduce Exposures to Employees 6433 2012 2014
Germann, John Cavitation Detection Technology for Optimizing Hydraulic Turbine Operation and Maintenance 2386 2014 2014
Germann, John Effective Cavitation Detection Techniques for Hydraulic Turbines 9933 2011 2013
Germann, John Shear Pin Failure Prediction Through the Use of Acoustic Emission Sensing and Analysis 7567 2013 2014
Goettlicher, Bill Developing a New Methodology to Determine Economic Consequences of Mishaps Along Urbanized Canals with Customized Loss Estimation Software and Referencing High Resolution Imagery and LIDAR Acquired During a Canal Breach 8621 2010 2010
Hall, Ted Evaluation of Life Cycle Costs of Welded Steel Pipe with Bonded Dielectric Coatings and Ductile Iron Pipe with Polyethylene Encasement in Rural Water Delivery Pipeline Applications 743 2004 2005
Hanna, Leslie Application of Flow Deflector Technology 3532 2014 2014
Hanna, Leslie Flow Deflectors for Preventing Type II and Type III Stilling Basin Abrasion Damage (Widespread Application) 81 2004 2008
Hanna, Leslie Flow Deflectors--Proven Technology 1531 2006 2010
Hanna, Leslie Hydraulic Modeling with Abrupt Changes in Reynold's Number 9750 2006 2011
Hanna, Leslie Stilling Basin Abrasion Damage Prevention (Mason Dam Flow Deflector Design) 82 2004 2005
Hanna, Leslie Wide Span Stilling Basin Deflectors (Width Greater Than 30 Feet) 5564 2006 2009
Harpman, David Alexander Advanced Optimization Algorithms for Hydropower Dispatch 486 2010 2011
Harpman, David Alexander New Algorithms for Optimal Hydropower Dispatch 5992 2009 2009
Harpman, David Alexander Phase 2- Advanced Optimization Algorithms for Hydropower Dispatch 3906 2012 2013
Harpman, David Alexander Value Attributes in Pump Generation Plants 9737 2014 2014
Haws, Mitchell Renewable Power Generation for Water Transmission 7014 2011 2011
Haws, Mitchell Renewable Power Generation for Water Transmission 8343 2012 2014
Heisler, Rebecca Terrestrial Photogrammetry: Development of Capabilities and Exploring Applications for Three-dimensional (3D) Measuring from Photographs 5014 2005 2010
Heisler, Rebecca Terrestrial Photogrammetry: Deploy Reclamation-wide, Develop Capabilities, Explore Applications for 3D Measurements 2411 2011 2012
Huang, Jennifer The Application of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDar) Technology to Improve the Management and Protection of Heritage Assets in the American Falls Archaeological District, Idaho 9541 2009 2013
Hurcomb, Douglas Scoping proposal for future work - Concrete Condition Assessment for Alkali-Silica Reactivity (ASR) 1261 2004 2004
Johnson, Anastasia Impacts from Operational Releases to Populations at Risk 1227 2014 2014
Johnson, Tom Corrosion and Corrosion Control 724 2004 2004
Johnson, Tom Improving Cathodic Protection for Pipelines 748 2004 2004
Kelly, Kevin L. Mitigation of Hard Mineral Scaling 2092 2014 2014
Kelly, Kevin L. Water Resistant Concrete 919 2011 2011
Kepler, William Research to Develop Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Methods to Evaluate Large Anchor Bolts. 3124 2005 2005
Kihara, Kathy Use of Aqualastic to encapsulate degraded RCC Lining in Canals 786 2013 2014
Krzys, Greg Multiarea Benefits from Co-location of Energy Production Facilities 8349 2012 2012
Kubitschek, Joseph Final Development and Field Demonstration of an Innovative Outlet Works Valve 9532 2008 2008
Kubitschek, Joseph Improved Methods for Air Demand Analysis and Air Vent Sizing for Hydraulic Structures 6418 2008 2008
Kubitschek, Joseph Piezometer plate testing for ASME PTC design and installation guidelines 5221 2014 2014
Lincoln, Thomas Investigating a Modern Method for Improving the Management and Protection of Heritage Assets In Threshing Machine Canyon, Kansas Using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Technology 7686 2008 2010
Little, Daryl Demonstration Project to Implement Electro-Osmotic Pulse (EOP) Technology to Stop Water Leaks Through Concrete 7226 2014 2014
Little, Daryl Demonstration Project to Implement Electro-Osmotic Pulse Technology to Stop Water Leaks through Concrete 772 2010 2012
Little, Daryl pH Cell Mitigation and Field Trial of New Coatings 7292 2007 2009
Markiewicz, Rich Cooperative Research on Field Capabilities Test/Demonstration for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Indirect Means of Assessing Conditions within Earth Embankment Dams- Indirect Means of Assessing Conditions (in) Embankment Dams (IMACED) Project. 2538 2008 2008
Markiewicz, Rich Temperature Monitoring as a Means of Assessing Canal Structural Performance and Seepage Conditions 9802 2009 2009
Merten, Bobbi Jo Coating Service Lifetime Evaluation by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) 7673 2013 2014
Merten, Bobbi Jo Evaluation of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) Techniques for Reclamation Infrastructures 4022 2013 2013
Merten, Bobbi Jo Mussel Adhesive as a Corrosion-Resistant Coating 7419 2013 2013
Merten, Bobbi Jo Reclamation Infrastructure Sustainability Research Roadmapping 151 2014 2014
Mortensen, Joshua Feasibility of Integrating Low-Head Hydropower with Effective Canal Management 7973 2013 2013
Norris, Mike D Guidelines for legal and policy considerations associated with solar development on Reclamation land 3863 2013 2013
Osburn, Gary Generator Efficiency Improvement 523 2004 2004
Petronis, Michael Very Thin Concrete Repairs in Spillway Tunnels 8791 2008 2008
Pierko, Julia Evaluation and Standardization of Seepage Repair Methodologies 4861 2013 2013
Rager, Audrey Concrete Core Logging Tablet App 5481 2014 2014
Rager, Audrey Improving Concrete Longevity and Durability Using Natural Pozzolans and Roman Mix Designs 7137 2014 2014
Reed, Shaun Testing/Verification of Rope Access Anchors 6390 2012 2013
Rinehart, Robert Detecting and Monitoring Internal Erosion Using Acoustic Emission Technology 5500 2012 2012
Rinehart, Robert Evaluation of Intelligent Compaction Technology Based on Correlations to Relative Density 3785 2012 2012
Rinehart, Robert Evaluation of Intelligent Compaction at the Echo Dam Seismic Modification Project 406 2013 2013
Rinehart, Robert Evaluation of Non-nuclear Moisture Meters and Moisture-Density Gages for Reclamation Construction QC/QA 8920 2013 2013
Robertson, John Leaching Lithium 1938 2014 2014
Robertson, John Leaching Lithium 2488 2012 2012
Rogado, Jonathan Low Head Hydro Turbines 3390 2009 2009
Schlag, Alison Effects of Iron Bacteria on Subsurface Tile Drains: Influence on Hydraulic Efficiency and Nutrient Transport 4883 2008 2009
Skaja, Allen Asbestos in epoxy coatings 7408 2013 2013
Skaja, Allen Carbon Fiber Rehabilitation of Prestressed Concrete Pipe 7344 2006 2008
Skaja, Allen Evaluate New Protective Coatings Technology 5336 2005 2005
Skaja, Allen Evaluation of Protective Coatings 1597 2011 2011
Skaja, Allen Evaluation of Protective Coatings by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) to Predict Coating Service Life 7553 2006 2010
Skaja, Allen Investigation of Coatings Containing Tremolite Non-Asbestiform to Determine if Abrasive Blast Fragments Contain Asbestos 1898 2011 2011
Skaja, Allen Pipeline Coatings 5733 2013 2013
Skaja, Allen Proving Grounds for Evaluation and Comparison of Metallic and Reinforced Concrete Buried Water Transmission Lines 1133 2006 2006
Sorensen, Grant Incident Command System Doctrine for Dam Owners 189 2013 2013
Stitt, Steve Advances in Security Technology and Procedures to Safeguard Reclamation SCADA Systems 2331 2006 2006
Stitt, Steve Operational and Environmental Constraints and Their Impact on Ancillary Service Production 62 2004 2005
Stitt, Steve Optimization Improvements to Increase Energy Production and Extend Equipment Life 441 2004 2005
Svoboda, Connie Improving the Range of Hydraulic Performance of Type III Stilling Basins 4925 2011 2012
Tordonato, David Field Scale-up testing of Foul Release Coatings 5270 2013 2014
Tordonato, David Investigation of Molybdenum Disulfide and Tungsten Disulfide as Additives to Coatings for Foul Release Systems 1417 2011 2011
Tordonato, David Laboratory Evaluation of Metalized Coatings for Use on Reclamation Infrastructure 9818 2011 2012
Tordonato, David Study to Determine the Feasibility of Overcoating Coal Tar Enamel with Foul Release Coatings 3104 2011 2011
Torrey, Jessica Effect of Chlorine vs. Chloramine Treatment Techniques on Materials Degradation in Reclamation Infrastructure 6871 2013 2013
Torrey, Jessica Localization and Spectroscopic Techniques for the Detection of Corrosion on Rebar in Concrete 5213 2014 2014
Torrey, Jessica Use of Tablet Computers for Field and Lab Work 6816 2014 2014
Turcotte, Roger Potentiodynamic Polarization Testing to Confirm the Suitability of Zinc Anodes in Natural Waters Specific to Reclamation 6793 2014 2014
Von Fay, Kurt Bond Quality of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Concrete Strengthening Systems 3780 2005 2006
Von Fay, Kurt Coatings and Sealers to Treat Concrete Deterioration 8232 2013 2013
Von Fay, Kurt Computer Modeling to Predict Service Life of Concrete Structures 1065 2004 2006
Von Fay, Kurt Developing Advanced Construction Materials to Improve, Repair, and Maintain Reclamation's Concrete Structures 362 2004 2006
Von Fay, Kurt Development of Performance Criteria for Surface Preparation of Concrete Substrates Prior to Repair and Overlay 1137 2007 2010
Von Fay, Kurt Evaluating Methods to Seal Leaking Contraction Joints in Dams 3191 2014 2014
Von Fay, Kurt Evaluation of Thin Repair Materials for Concrete 1616 2009 2009
Von Fay, Kurt Long-term Performance of Cut-off Walls to Prevent Seepage in Dams 1966 2011 2011
Von Fay, Kurt Modern Methods and Materials to Seal Small Leaks and Cracks in Concrete 1067 2004 2006
Von Fay, Kurt Moisture Content Requirements for Effective Concrete Repairs 2886 2014 2014
Von Fay, Kurt Moisture Content Requirements for Effective Concrete Repairs 6629 2011 2013
Von Fay, Kurt Repair Material Compatibility Requirements for Long Term Concrete Repairs 385 2014 2014
Von Fay, Kurt Scoping Study on New Technologies to Halt Concrete Shrinkage and Cracking 6330 2011 2011
Wahl, Tony Measuring Erodibility of Embankment Soils Containing Gravel 4104 2012 2013
Wahl, Tony Physical Hydraulic Modeling of Canal Breaches 8442 2010 2012
Weems, James Improving Productivity and Product Development Using Building Information Modeling 1683 2014 2014
White, Janet Verification that Type V Cement is required for CLSM with high sulfate native soils 2840 2013 2014

This information was last updated on April 19, 2014
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