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Washington Clean Energy Testbeds launches Undergraduate Research Awards

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1715629295177{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]UW students Sebastian Bustos-Nuno, Vyvyan Dao, Lily Leaverton, Joy Lee win grants to perform novel clean energy research at the UW’s open-access labs for climate tech innovation[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1715798700907{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]May 15, 2024[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1715106075945{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]The Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, an open-access lab for climate technology innovation operated by the University of Washington (UW)’s Clean Energy Institute, has established a student award to support undergraduate research in clean energy, advanced manufacturing, and related fields.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1715625128365{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]Thanks to a generous philanthropic gift to CEI's Innovation Fund, UW undergraduate students in their...

Driven to advance vehicle electrification

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1711497685006{margin-bottom: 50px !important;}"] UW Engineering research leads the next wave of electric vehicle technologies [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1711497467191{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;}"]By Brooke Fisher, UW College of Engineering | Photos by Dennis Wise (UW Photo) and UW researchers[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1711497588128{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;}"]March 11, 2024[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1711572283343{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]When it comes to developing the next generation of electric vehicle (EV) technologies, University of Washington (UW) engineers are unstoppable. Their collective research, together with initiatives underway throughout the state, positions Washington to be a leader in this truly electrifying area.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1711572294411{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}"]“The goal is for Washington state to be a leader in EV...

A race to clean energy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1709758053654{margin-bottom: 50px !important;}"] The UW’s Clean Energy Institute is speeding the development of next-generation technology and supporting the experts who will create it. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1709768478880{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;}"]By Jamie Swenson | Photos by Dennis Wise | UW Magazine, March 2024[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1709836835749{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]As Hurricane Maria tore through Arecibo, Puerto Rico, in 2017, Miguel González-Montijo hunkered down at home with his family. They were no strangers to hurricanes. Just two weeks earlier, a Category 5 Hurricane Irma had skirted the island, demolishing homes, causing floods and knocking out power for more than a million people. And now Maria, with wind...

GeekWire: UW set to break ground on 69-acre redevelopment to create Seattle innovation hub

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1709774516005{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]January 4, 2024 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1709774479131{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]The University of Washington this year expects to break ground on a new building that will anchor an ambitious, innovation-focused redevelopment called Portage Bay Crossing. The project will cover 69 acres of the southwest portion of the Seattle campus, revitalizing and unifying an area of buildings that officials called old and underutilized.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1709774485822{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]UW leaders recently shared the name of the inaugural structure, which they’re calling Brightwork — a nautical term for the varnished wood and exterior metal on boats, as well as an allusion to the quality of research and entrepreneurship that...

Climate tech business leaders team up to support innovators as Washington Clean Energy Testbeds Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1699559692149{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]Volha Hrechka and Dr. Dhileep Sivam will advise students, entrepreneurs, and early-stage companies at UW’s open-access climate tech lab[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1699896701656{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]November 13, 2023[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1699559885296{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]The Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, the University of Washington (UW) open-access facility for developing and testing clean energy devices and systems, welcomed Volha Hrechka and Dhileep Sivam as its next Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs). Testbeds EIRs mentor entrepreneurs and advise early-stage climate tech startup companies on team formation, product development, strategic marketing, fundraising, manufacturing strategy, and business development. The EIRs’ weekly office hours are free and open to aspiring and established climate entrepreneurs and business...

An enlightening opportunity: solar scalability

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1697481714211{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]By Brooke Fisher | Photos by Dennis Wise October 16, 2023 This article has been condensed from its original form on the UW College of Engineering website. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1697477807960{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]At a top-tier research institution like the UW, research doesn’t take a summer break. In addition to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, many College of Engineering labs host undergraduates during the summer months, giving the students a unique, hands-on experience conducting cutting-edge engineering research alongside faculty.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1697477819113{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}"]The exchange is a win-win: Students can pursue ideas and interests that they’re passionate about, and in the process they sharpen their analysis, communication, design...

UW’s Clean Energy Testbeds integral to Washington’s clean energy future

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Jackson Holtz | UW News May 25, 2023[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]A clean energy revolution is under way in Washington state, and the University of Washington is well positioned to be its epicenter.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Fueled by increasing demand for new generations of solar cells and batteries — buoyed by investments from the Biden and Inslee administrations as part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions — the marketplace for these industries is being measured in the billions and trillions of dollars, experts say.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With abundant hydroelectricity, manufacturing capacity and a supportive state government, Washington’s economic future is staked, in part, to clean energy.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]“The drivers of a modern economy are clean technologies,” said...

Preparing tomorrow’s clean energy leaders

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][mkd_section_title title="A multi-disciplinary course is training students across the scales of clean energy — from materials and devices to storage and power grid integration." title_size="small" title_color="" title_text_align="" margin_bottom="" width=""][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]December 12, 2022 By Chelsea Yates | Photos by Dennis Wise / University of Washington[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]“I’ve grown up witnessing climate change first-hand — more severe wildfires, draught, hurricanes, and the list keeps growing unfortunately,” says materials science and engineering (MSE) graduate student Arun Sundar. “We need to understand the broader effects of climate change, and we need to take action.” For him, this has meant a course of study in energy storage and emerging energy technologies. Sundar decided...

The technology to reach net-zero carbon emissions isn’t ready for prime time, but…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629999372609{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]It’s already under development in research labs.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629999391926{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]August 25, 2021[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629999462620{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]By Daniel T. Schwartz | Originally published in Scientific American[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629999477119{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]U.S. climate envoy John Kerry recently stated that in order to reach net zero emission goals by 2045, we’ll “need technologies we don’t yet have.” Well, he’s half right. It’s true that battling climate change requires innovative, technologically driven ideas that can be tested, replicated and scaled, at warp speed. But inventing wholly new technology isn’t necessarily the answer, nor is the idea we can deploy today's technology all the way to 100 percent clean energy.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629999489451{padding-bottom:...

Testbeds and strategic partners receive EPIC grant from U.S. Department of Energy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]June 24, 2021[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Northwest Cleantech Innovation Network (NWCIN), formed in partnership with VertueLab, CleanTech Alliance, Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, and Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant Materials (JCDREAM), is one of 10 incubators and accelerators nationwide receiving grants totaling $9.5M as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Program Innovation Clusters (EPIC) initiative. As part of this initiative, the Testbeds will launch the new CleanTech Hardware Innovation Prototyping (CHIP) program that will increase access to advanced capabilities for scaled prototyping, testing, and demonstration at the facility. Read more about the grant and our partners here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...