CEI News

CEI Welcomes 2016 Graduate Fellows

Congratulations to our 2016 cohort of graduate fellows. The CEI Graduate Fellowships program is competitive and represents an important investment in graduate student research. Selected students receive financial support in order to pursue a research project related to the development of new materials for solar energy, energy storage, or grid integration of renewable energy.

  • Jose Araujo (Daniel Gamelin, Chemistry)
  • Jesus Contreras Ocana (Miguel Ortega-Vazquez,  EE)
  • Kathryn Corp (Cody Schlenker, Chemistry)
  • Michael Enright (Brandi M. Cossairt, Chemistry)
  • Christian Erickson (Daniel Gamelin, Chemistry)
  • Ehsan Nasr Esfahani (Jiangyu Li,   Aerospace Engineering/Mechanical Engineering)
  • Lucas Flagg   (David Ginger,  Chemistr)
  • Danielle Henckel (Brandi Cossairt, Chemistr)
  • Dion Hubble (Alex K-Y. Jen, Molecular Engineering & Sciences)
  • Peifeng  Jing (Lih Y. Lin, EE)
  • Lauren  Kang (Christine Luscombe,  Chemistry)
  • Matthew Lim (Peter Pauzauskie, Materials Science and Engineering)
  • Andrei Nicolae (Vipin Kumar, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Jarred Olson (Cody Schlenker,   Chemistr)
  • Elena Pandres (Vincent Holmberg, ChemE)
  • Steven Quillin (David Masiello    Chemistry)
  • Pasqual Rivera (Xiaodong Xu, Physics)
  • David Sommer (Scott Dunham, Physic)
  • Jessica Tjalsma (Jihui Yang, Materials Science and Engineerin)
  • Ryan Valenza (Gerald Seidler, Physics)
  • Dustin Welch García (Sunila Kale, Jackson School of International Studies)
  • Yuyin Xi  (Lilo D. Pozzo, ChemE)
  • Bolun Xu  (Daniel Kirschen, EE)
  • Wenjin Zhao (David Cobden, Physics)
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.