The Diebold group has had continuous funding from the US Department of Energy since 1981 for a range of research projects which typically focus on the photoacoustic effect.  Over the years the group has had grants from the US Navy, the US Army Medical and Materiel Command through an Innovator Award for vibration potential imaging, the US Defense University Research Instrumentation Program for equipment related to laser analytical trace detection, and Brown University Salomon and SEED Grants.