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2016-2017 Student Training & Exploration Grants

CEI has selected six research projects for its 2016-2017 Student Training & Exploration Grants. The institute made roughly $200,000 in awards this year.

These grants support student education at the University of Washington by providing scholars the freedom to explore novel, high-risk/high-reward research topics. The projects seed new collaborations in research and education that increase the prospects for future support from federal funding agencies and other large-scale collaborative grants. More information on the Student Training & Exploration Grant Program is available here.

 

Awardee Project Title
Jiun-Haw Chu, Assistant Professor of Physics

  • Co-PI: David Ginger, Professor of Chemistry
  • Co-PI: Xiaodong Xu, Assistant Professor of Physics, Material Sciences & Engineering, and Electrical Engineering
Magnetotransport Studies of Charge Carriers in Single Crystalline Halide Perovskites
Vincent Holmberg, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

  • Co-PI: Cody Schlenker, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Collaborator: Dr. Nigel Browning, PNNL
Engineering Interface Potentials in Ge-based Li-ion Batteries via Supercritical Fluid Chemistry and Advanced in Operando Probes
Jiangyu Li, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

  • Co-PI: Stuart Adler, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • Co-PI: Guozhong Cao, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Chemical Engineering
  • Co-PI: David Ginger, Professor of Chemistry
Correlating Microstructural Evolution with Device Performance of Perovskite Solar Cells via In-Operando Scanning Probing Microscopy
Devin MacKenzie, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

  • Co-PI: Hugh Hillhouse, Professor of Chemical Engineering
Scalable Tandem Photovoltaics Enabled by a Novel Top-Contactless Hybrid Perovskite Cell Architecture Achievable with Self-Aligned Lithography-free Processing
Miguel Ortega-Vazquez, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

  • Co-PI: Baosen Zhang, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Enabling Market Participation of Storages via Aggregation
Jim Pfaendtner, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

  • Co-PI: Venkat Subramanian, Professor of Chemical Engineering
Predictive Modeling to Integrate the Physics of Battery Electrolyte Materials with the Performance of Renewable Energy Grids