CEI News

CEI Graduate Fellows Awards

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David Ginger and Yury Dvorkin

On June 15, about 100 CEI faculty, students, and committee members gathered at the site of the CEI’s future testbed facilities in the Bowman Building to celebrate the accomplishments of the year. Speakers used a solar-powered podium (MobE) provided by Seattle City Light. Visitors were able to get a sneak peak of the new Washington Clean Energy Testbeds scheduled to open later this year and see demos, lessons, videos and kits developed by the Clean Energy Fellows.

The Institute presented awards for exceptional contributions in the areas of scientific achievement and education and service to two outstanding fellows.  CEI Fellow Yury Dvorkin, who has worked on modeling of renewable energy interaction with the grid was presented with the CEI Scientific Achievement Award. Yury published 10 papers and has now moved to faculty position. CEI Fellow Katie Corp was awarded the CEI Education and Service award in recognition of her consistent and valuable outreach activities. Katie participated in 19 outreach events and built a kit called the “electrochemical chameleon.”

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Katie Corp demonstrates the Electrochemical Chameleon to James Gaynor

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.