Allen Skaja

Reclamation Office: Technical Service Center, Materials Engineering and Research Laboratory
Contact Information: (303) 445-2396, askaja@usbr.gov

Research Funded by the Science and Technology Program

Allen Skaja began doing research for the Science and Technology Program in the 2005 fiscal year, with funding provided by the program as recently as the 2022 fiscal year. Projects were funded under the Science and Technology Program research topics Improved Power Generation, Repair and Maintenance and Invasive Species.

The following research projects were funded in whole or in part by the Science and Technology Program. Allen Skaja is listed as the principal investigator, or primary researcher. Click the project's title to view more information.

Learning from the Past, Inspection of Historic Penstock Lining Field Trials; Shasta Penstocks and Collbran Siphon

Project ID: 22024
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2022 (with plans to continue through 2023)
Research Results: contact Allen Skaja

Feasibility of Autonomous Robotics for Relining Penstocks and Similar Structures

Project ID: 19188
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2019 - 2021
Research Results: Methods of Relining Penstocks and Pipe Structures: Summary of Collaborative Efforts (final, PDF, 2.3MB)

Using Robotics Technology to Reline Large Diameter Piping on Steep Slope

Project ID: 8107
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2018
Research Results:

Continuation of Field Research on Advanced Coatings for Mussel Control

Project ID: 7089
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2016 - 2018
Research Results:

Evaluating Corrosion Protection Methods for Riveted and Bolted Construction

Project ID: 1717
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2017 - 2019
Research Results: Evaluating Corrosion Protection Methods for Riveted and Bolted Construction (final, PDF, 2.9MB)

Durable Silicone Foul-release Coatings Formulations CRADA

Project ID: 809
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2014 - 2016
Research Results: Durable Silicone Foul-release Coatings Formulations CRADA (final, PDF, 4.3MB)

Antifouling Coatings for Invasive Mussel Control

Project ID: 7095
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2010 - 2015
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Asbestos in epoxy coatings

Project ID: 7408
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2013
Research Results: Document ID 954 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Please contact the Principal Investigator to request a copy of this document.

Pipeline Coatings

Project ID: 5733
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2013
Research Results: Pipeline Coatings (final, PDF, 33KB)

Research and Development of Durable Foul Release Coatings

Project ID: 8305
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2012 - 2013
Research Results: Durable Foul Release Coatings (final, PDF, 1.3MB)

Biochemical and Biomechanical Characteristics of Invasive Mussel Adhesion

Project ID: 5091
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2011
Research Results: Document ID 118 contains protected information and it cannot be freely downloaded from USBR.gov. Please contact the Principal Investigator to request a copy of this document.

Evaluation of Protective Coatings

Project ID: 1597
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2011
Research Results:

Investigation of Coatings Containing Tremolite Non-Asbestiform to Determine if Abrasive Blast Fragments Contain Asbestos

Project ID: 1898
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2011
Research Results:

Natural Biocide and Coatings

Project ID: 2647
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2011
Research Results: Natural Biocides for Zebra and Quagga Mussel Control (final, PDF, 336KB)

Evaluation of Protective Coatings by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) to Predict Coating Service Life

Project ID: 7553
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2006 - 2010
Research Results: Please contact research@usbr.gov about research products related to this project.

Carbon Fiber Rehabilitation of Prestressed Concrete Pipe

Project ID: 7344
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2006 - 2008
Research Results: Please contact research@usbr.gov about research products related to this project.

Proving Grounds for Evaluation and Comparison of Metallic and Reinforced Concrete Buried Water Transmission Lines

Project ID: 1133
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2006
Research Results: Please contact research@usbr.gov about research products related to this project.

Evaluate New Protective Coatings Technology

Project ID: 5336
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2005
Research Results: Please contact research@usbr.gov about research products related to this project.


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Last Updated: 11/17/20