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Texas A&M Energy Institute Announces Winners of Second Annual Research Proposal Call
Second Annual Research Proposal Call
May 26, 2016
for "Energy Seed Grants"
The Texas A&M Energy institute is proud to announce that nine proposals have been selected for funding under its Second Annual “Energy Seed Grant” Research Proposal Call. A total of 55 proposals were submitted from five colleges at Texas A&M University, as well as the Texas A&M School of Law, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and Texas A&M at Qatar.
In its second year, the internal competitive proposal competition has the primary objectives of:
Encouraging innovative interdisciplinary energy research collaborations.
Supporting groups of researchers working on important energy-related topics.
The faculty steering committee members reviewed the proposals and were challenged by the high caliber of research programs submitted by our Texas A&M Energy Institute affiliated faculty.
2016 Funded Proposals
Second Annual Research Proposal Call
Geothermal Foundations to Reduce Utility Cost for Buildings
Principal Investigator Spencer J. Buchanan Chair Professor and Regents Fellow, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Co-Principal Investigators Associate Professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Professor, Department of Architecture
Analysis and Optimization of the Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Networks
Principal Investigator Professor and Donna and Jim Furber ’64 Faculty Fellow in Industrial Engineering, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering Co-Principal Investigator Associate Professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
Data Science Methods to Improve Wind Energy Operations
Principal Investigator Mike and Sugar Barnes Professor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering Co-Principal Investigators
Professor, Department of Statistics Regents Professor and Irma Runyon Chair Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Modeling and control of proppant bank height to achieve uniformity in hydraulic fracturing
Principal Investigator Assistant Professor, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering Co-Principal Investigator
Peter P. Valkó
Professor and Robert L. Whiting Chair in Petroleum Engineering, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering
Renewable and Low-cost Carbon Nanofibers for Energy Sector
Principal Investigator Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering Co-Principal Investigator Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Grid Scale Energy Storage Flywheels
Principal Investigator Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Co-Principal Investigator Raytheon Endowed Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
In-situ/in-operando Probing of Lithiation/Delithiation Dynamics and Computational Structure-Dynamics Correlation Study for Development of Efficient Nanoscale Si-Li Anodes for Batteries
Principal Investigator Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry Co-Principal Investigator Professor and holder of the GPSA Professorship, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering
Modeling Surface Water Quality Impacts of Shale Oil and Gas Development in Texas
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics Co-Principal Investigator Professor, Department of Ecosystem Sciences and Management and Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Lignin Carbon Fibers to Enable Sustainable and Cost-effective Biorefinery
Principal Investigator Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology Co-Principal Investigator
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
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