May 12, 2022 Kokjohn Awarded DoD Navy Funding Written By: Caitlin Scott Departments: Mechanical Engineering Categories: Faculty|Grants|Research Sage Kokjohn, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded a grant from the Department of Defense to fund his project ‘Toward Improving Resilience of the Navy’s Diesel Engine Systems.’ The overarching goal of this project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is to work with the ONR, the United States Navy and their marine diesel engine vendors (if/as possible) to improve the resiliency of powertrain systems used for unmanned operation. This will include studying approaches to lengthen service intervals by reducing oil soot loading and improve resiliency of control and sensing systems used in the Navy’s marine diesel engines. Purdue University is a subrecipient on this grant. The project period will run from April 2022 – March 2024. Total award amount is $749,943.