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2015 Student Training and Exploration Grants Awards

The CEI has awarded seven new Student Training and Exploration projects.

These grants support graduate and undergraduate student education at the University of Washington by providing scholars the freedom to explore novel, high-risk/high-reward research topics while seeding new collaborations in research and education that raise the profile of CEI in ways that significantly increase the prospects for future extramural support.  More info on the ST&G program

Awardee Project Title
Kai-Mei Fu Far-field super-resolution optical imaging of semiconductor heterostructures for clean-energy materials development
Peter Pauzauskie Plasma synthesis of diamond nanocrystals for solar nitrogen fixation
Baosen Zhang Improving Power System Stability via Power Electronic Interfaces of Renewable Resources
Miguel Ortega-Vazquez Bridging the Gap between Battery Economics and Chemistry
Xiaosong Li Exploring Data-Enabled Energy Research
Devin MacKenzie Feasibility of novel ultra high energy density printed Al/Air batteries with nanocatalyst cathode collectors
Gerald Seidler WA State Battery Research Synergies
“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy
Since its founding the Clean Energy Institute has contributed more than $1.1 million toward the education of 66 STEM scholars and recruitment of 12 students through our fellowship programs.