Seed Funding

FY 2017 Seed Funding

Project Investigator(s)

Title of Project
Amitava Choudhury
Department of Chemistry

Improving the Stability of Cathodes for Sodium Ion Battery
Xinhua Liang
Chemical & Biochemical Engr

Cathode Particles Encapsulated with Ultra-thin Conductive Films for Long-life and Safe Lithium Batteries
Manashi Nath
Department of Chemistry

Design High Efficiency Solar-to-Fuel Energy conversion Systems by Combining Nanotube Photovoltaics with Water Oxidation Catalysts
Ali Rownaghi
Chemical & Biochemical Engr

High-Performance Catalysts for Production of Ammonia
Sun Zeyi
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
Citizen Science and Computational Tools for Water Flow Assessment

 

FY 2016 Seed Funding

Project Investigator(s) Title of Project
Dipak Barua
Chemical & Biochemical Engr
A Theoretical Framework for Predictive Design and Investment Decisions for Hybrid Energy Systems
Amitava Choudhury
Department of Chemistry
Development of Low Cost and High Performance Cathode for Na-ion Batteries for Vehicularand Grid Applications
Manashi Nath
Department of Chemistry
Water Splitting Catalysts by Design: Investigating Transition Metal Chalcogenides
Zhaozheng Yin
Computer Science
Citizen Science and Computational Tools for Water Flow Assessment

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FY 2015 Seed Funding

Project Investigator(s)

Title of Project
Fatih Dogan
Material Science and Engineering

Mitigation of Electrical Contact Resistance in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Joontaek Park
Chemical Engineering

Simulation of Self-Consolidated Cement Flows Considering Shear-induced Particle Segregation
Jie Gao and Xiaodong Yang
Mehanical and Aerospace Engineering

High-efficiency Solar Water-splitting for H2 Fuel Production Enhanced by Complex ZnO Nanophotonic Structures
Pourya Shamsi
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Short-term Stochastic Prediction of Solar Photovoltaic Generation
Edward Kinzel
Mechanical Engineering
Scalable Nanomanufacturing of Metasurfaces and Design for Energy Applications

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FY 2014 Seed Funding

Project Investigator(s)

Title of Project
Jie Gao and Xiaodong YangMehanical and Aerospace Engineering

Optical Metamaterials Enhanced High-efficiency Solar Cells
Yiyu ShiElectrical & Computer Engineering

Real-time Maximum-Likelihood Based Multiple Power-Line Outage Detection and Localization in Smart Grids
Mingzhen Wei
Petroleum Engineering
Building an Online Knowledge Sharing and Decision Support System for Polymer Flooding

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FY 2013 Seed Funding

Project Investigator(s)

Title of Project
Muthanna Al-Dahhan
Chemical Engineering

Experimental Evaluation of Mass Transfer Coefficients in Gaslift Photobioreactor for Microalgae Culture (continued)
Xinhua Liang
Chemical Engineering

Nanostructured Catalysts for Tandem Catalysis Prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition
Sanjay Madria
Computer Science

Adaptable secure wireless network architecture for demand side management and critical monitoring of energy usage for smart buildings (continued)
Joshua Rovey
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Gas Breakdown Physics in Fusion Energy Machines
Shoaib Usman
Nuclear Engineering

Experimental Investigation of Alpha Enhanced Mixing
Yangchuan Xing
Chemical Engineering

Solar Cell Electrode Manufacturing (continued)
Wan Yang
Geology and Geophysics
Strategies of Subsurface Analysis of Nonmarine Depositional Systems and Sequence Stratigraphy of Rift Basin Fills

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FY 2012 Seed Funding

Project Investigator(s)

Title of Project
Kwame Awuah-Offei,
Mining Engineering

Energy Efficiency Modeling in Mining Operations
Muthanna Al-Dahhan,
Chemical Engineering

Experimental Evaluation of Mass Transfer Coefficients in Gaslift Photobioreactor for Microalgae Culture
Arindam Banerjee, Mechanical Engr and
Jonathan Kimball, Electrical Engineering

Clean Hydrokinetic-Energy Harvesting from Vortex Induced Vibration (continued)
Kelly H. Liu,
Geology and Geophysics

Microseismic Monitoring of Reservoir Hydraulic Fracturing Using Passive Seismic Data
Bruce McMillin, Computer Science and
Jonathan Kimball, Electrical Engineering

Cyber-Physical Interactions - Safety, Liveness, and Security (continued)
Sanjay Madria,
Computer Science

Adaptable secure wireless network architecture for demand side management and critical monitoring of energy usage for smart buildings
Yangchuan Xing,
Chemical Engineering
Solar Cell Electrode Manufacturing

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