News and Announcements

  • A JCATI funded recycling technology was recently highlighted in a Pittsburgh Post Gazette article. Dr. Jinwen Zhang, Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, along with his industry partner Global Fiberglass Solutions have developed a chemical method that breaks down carbon fiber reinforced plastics. This technology provides a more efficient and less toxic method to break down the fibers for recycling. Dr. Zhang was awarded JCATI funds in 2015 and 2016 for this project. For more information on composite recycling, visit the  Dr. Zhang's and Global Fiberglass Solutions websites.

    Date: Thu, 03/21/2019
  • Dr. Bin Yang is an author on a recently published paper in Biofuels, Bioprouducts & Biorefining: "Techno-economic analysis of jet-fuel pruduction from biorefinery waste lignin." Dr. Yang is an Associate Professor of Biological Systems Engeering at Washington State University, Tri-Cities and has spent most of his career working on renewable energy technologies. He was awarded JCATI funding for biofuels projects in 2015-16 and 2018-19. 

  • Dr. Christopher Lum and his group recently published two papers based on JCATI funded projects: "UAS Postion Estimation in GPS-Degraded Environments via ADS-B and Multilateral Fusion" and "A Database System Architecture for Air-to-Ground UAS Link Characterization". Dr. Lum is an Assistant Research Professor in the UW William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and was awarded JCATI funding for UAV projects in 2013-14 and 2015-16. 


  • Dr. Deuk Heo is one of the authors of a recently published paper in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems: "Transformer-Based Predistortion Linearizer for High Linearity and Hight Modulation Efficiency in mm-Wave 5G CMOS Power Amplifiers." Dr. Heo is the Frank Brands Analog Distinguished Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. He has received JCATI funding for projects in 2014-15, 2017-18 and 2018-19.



  • Dr. Konstatin Matveev is an author on a recent paper in ASME Proceedings: "Modeling of Decelerated Descent of an Elongated Body with Vectored Thrust." Dr. Matveev is a Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University. He recived JCATI funding in 2018-19 for a UAS project. 

  • The Wasnington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division (WSDOT Aviation) was tasked by the legislature to investigate the current status of WA electric aircraft industry. Their Electric Aircraft Working Group Report provides a snapshot as well as future recommendations and action items.