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Yuanyuan Shi & Erica Eggleton win Clean Energy Student Achievement Awards

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Shi receives Scientific Achievement Award for advances in machine learning for energy systems; Eggleton receives Outreach & Service Award for outstanding volunteer work in schools and at UW

July 6, 2020

Yuanyuan Shi and Erica Eggleton received the Clean Energy Institute’s Student Achievement Awards at CEI’s annual end-of-year seminar, held virtually on May 28, 2020.

Shi, who graduated from UW this June with a Ph.D. in electrical & computer engineering, won the Scientific Achievement Award for her work in machine learning for energy systems. A CEI Graduate Fellow and a member of Baosen Zhang’s research group, Shi worked to develop and optimize controls for battery energy storage systems, aiming to reduce electricity usage, operational expenses, and carbon footprint costs of data centers. Her results are already being used by several companies, including Microsoft, Doosan GridTech, and Google Deepmind. Shi will complete a one-year postdoc at Caltech before joining the University of California-San Diego as an assistant professor of electrical & computer engineering in July 2021.

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Dr. Yuanyuan Shi

The Clean Energy Scientific Achievement Award recognizes UW graduate students who have demonstrated extraordinary productivity in clean energy research and scholarship, and have contributed meaningfully to the scientific community. Shi joins past winners of the Scientific Achievement Award: Bevin Huang and Katie Corp (2019), Bolun Xu (2018), Dane deQuillettes (2017), and Yury Dvorkin (2016).

Eggleton, a third-year doctoral student in chemical engineering and a CEI Graduate Fellow, won the Outreach & Service Award for outstanding and sustained volunteer work in a variety of arenas. As a Clean Energy Ambassador, she has organized impactful outreach events for K-12 students. Eggleton also serves on the UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate, the University Transportation Committee, and as Outreach Chair for the UW Electrochemical Society Student Chapter. As a member of CEI Director Dan Schwartz’s research group, Eggleton is developing open-source, multiscale data analysis tools for electrochemical energy technologies, including a battery-vehicle model that utilizes geographic information system (GIS) data to predict the state of health of lithium-ion battery packs for electric vehicle fleets.

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Erica Eggleton

The Clean Energy Outreach & Service Award recognizes UW graduate students who have demonstrated dedication and creativity when communicating STEM to a variety of audiences. Eggleton joins past winners of the Outreach & Service Award: Akshay Subramanian and Wes Tatum (2019), Erin Jedlicka and Lauren Kang (2018), Sarah Vorpahl (2017), and Katie Corp (2016).