Selection of Awarded Projects


  • Kovacevic, R., “Collaborative Research Proposal for Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Lasers and Plasmas for Advanced Manufacturing”, NSF, the Army Research Laboratory, General Motors, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Halliburton Energy Services, Trinity Industries, since 2005
  • Kovacevic, R., “REU Supplements”, NSF, July 2010 – June 2011, Sept. 2009 – August 2010, June 2006 – May 2007, May 2005 – April 2006, June 2004 – May 2005, July 2003 – June 2004, June 2002 – May 2003
  • Kovacevic, R.,”Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need: Four graduate student fellowships in Advanced Manufacturing,” the US Department of Education, August 2009-July 2014.
  • Kovacevic, R., “NX and Solid Edge Software”, SIEMENS-UGS PLM Software, Maryland Heights, MO, Oct. 2008, $863,110
  • Kovacevic, R., “Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need: Lasers and Plasmas for Advanced Manufacturing”, the US Department of Education, 2006 - 2011
  • Kovacevic, R., “Advanced Precision Supply Parts Manufacturing”, U.S. Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, NC, July 2007 – June 2011.
  • Kovacevic, R., “Establishment of the Manufacturing Research Center”, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, Oct. 1, 2006 – September 30, 2008.
  • Kovacevic, R., “Tin Whisker Mitigation Strategy through Composite Tin Plating with Ni-nanoparticles”, NSF, Washington, D.C., DMI-0621145, Oct. 1, 2006 – Sept. 30, 2009.
  • Kovacevic, R., “Development of Plasma Shielding Instrumentation Enabling Electron Beam Materials Processing in Air”, NSF, Washington, D.C., DMI-0619776, Sept. 1, 2006 – Aug. 31, 2009.
  • Kovacevic, R., “Development of Multi-fabrication Manufacturing Technology”, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, Oct. 1, 2005 – September 30, 2008.
  • Kovacevic, R., “Supplemental Grant to the THECB ATP Project No. 003613-0016 2001, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, June-Aug., 2004, June – Aug. 2003, June – Aug. 2001
  • Kovacevic, R., “Development of Rapid Manufacturing Equipment for Research, Training, and Education”, NSF, Washington, D.C., DMI-0320663, July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2006.
  • Jacobs, B., Jacobs, L., and Kovacevic, R., “Acquisition of a Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope for Multiple Use in Research and Education”, EAR-0240251, NSF, March 2003 – February 2004.
  • Kovacevic, R. and Johnson, D., “2004 NSF Design, Service and Manufacturing Grantees Research Conference”, NSF, Washington, D.C., January 2003 – June 2004
  • Kovacevic, R., “Supplemental Grants RET (Research Experience for Teachers)”, NSF, Washington, D.C., June – Aug. 2002, July-Aug. 2001, June – Aug. 1999
  • Kovacevic, R., “Development of Information System for Hybrid Rapid Manufacturing Process”, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, ATP, No. 003613-0016-2001, 2002-2004.
  • Jandric, D. and Kovacevic, R. "AWS Fellowship for Reseach on Friction Stir Welding", American Welding Society, Miami, FL, September 2001 - August 2004.
  • Kovacevic, R., “Development of Hybrid Prototyping System based on 3D Welding and CNC Milling”, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, ATP, January 2000 – Dec. 2001
  • Kovacevic, R., “Combined Research-Curriculum Development: Nontraditional Manufacturing”, NSF, Washingtomn D.C., through Columbia University, 1998 – 2001
  • Kovacevic, R., and Johnson, D., “Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Needs: Three fellowships in Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing”, the US Department of Education, Washington, D.C., 1998 – 2001
  • Kovacevic, R. “Controlling Metal Transfer in Gas Metal Arc Welding – Base for New Rapid Prototyping”, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, ATP, 1998 - 2000