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Apply by July 31 for Graduate Fellowships

CEI’s Graduate Fellows Program provides UW students the opportunity to help shape the clean energy future of the Pacific Northwest and the global energy economy by advancing next generation solar energy and electrical energy storage materials, devices and systems. Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2015 for CEI Graduate Fellows during the 2015-2016 academic year. 

 The UW students awarded the CEI Graduate Fellowships represent a diverse group of UW researchers across disciplines including chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, and physics. The program’s goal is to encourage excellence in research and education by supporting highly talented and motivated graduate students to study clean energy-related topics.

To learn more about the Graduate Fellows Program, visit the Graduate Fellowships web page, and attend an information session on July 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building, Room 115.

To learn more about the contributions about CEI graduate fellows to date, read “Investing in Future Clean Energy Leaders.”

CEI Graduate Fellows Devon Mortensen and Alex Ditter are working with faculty member Gerald T. Seidler building a world-class x-ray device, called XANES, which will reduce the amount of time and expense necessary to study the electronic structure of working batteries and battery materials. Before XANES, the only option to learn these important insights was to travel to Chicago and book time at a billion dollar particle accelerator, which is costly and difficult to schedule due to demand.

CEI Graduate Fellows Devon Mortensen and Alex Ditter are working with faculty member Gerald T. Seidler building a world-class x-ray device, called XANES, which will reduce the amount of time and expense necessary to study the electronic structure of working batteries and battery materials. Before XANES, the only option to learn these important insights was to travel to Chicago and book time at a billion dollar particle accelerator, which is costly and difficult to schedule due to demand.

CEI Graduate Fellow Ahlmahz Negash worked with faculty member Daniel Kirschen on a pricing model to help determine the value of solar. The goal is to determine a fair pricing model where consumers and utilities share the cost of the integrating renewable energy into the grid. Negash shared her research with numerous stakeholders including Snohomish County Public Utilities District and Solar Washington. (Photo courtesy Solar Washington)

CEI Graduate Fellow Ahlmahz Negash worked with faculty member Daniel Kirschen on a pricing model to help determine the value of solar. The goal is to determine a fair pricing model where consumers and utilities share the cost of the integrating renewable energy into the grid. Negash shared her research with numerous stakeholders including Snohomish County Public Utilities District and Solar Washington. (Photo courtesy Solar Washington)

 

The Washington Research Foundation has provided a six-year gift of $6.74 million to support nine new faculty hires, six postdoctoral researchers and the creation of a new experimental manufacturing facility on campus that will help move discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. This investment in the CEI is truly transformational.”
– Daniel Schwartz, CEI Director
“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.