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Faculty Summer Research

The Hanley Sustainability Institute (HSI) announced the 2016 grant awards for scholarly work to faculty and affiliated research staff across the university. Funds were available for research, scholarship and creative production that will contribute to the emerging mission of the Hanley Sustainability Institute.

The 2016 recipients of Hanley Research Grant awards have been selected from applications submitted by teams from across campus. The eleven teams funded include UDRI researchers, and faculty from the School of Engineering, and the College. The grants range from funding for a Clean Fuel Retrofit of a Gasoline‐Powered Campus Shuttle, A Proposed Framework for New Product Development through Upcycling, to the creation of a Documentary Project on Huffman Prairie.

2016 Summer Faculty Grant Awards

Optimizing sustainable agriculture practices to reduce pathogen transmission 

Team Members: 

  • Yvonne Sun – Assistant Professor (Biology)
  • Marina Johnson – Assistant Professor (School of Engineering - Engineering Technology)
  • Alan Veliz-Cuba - Assistant Professor (Mathematics)
  • Ryan McEwan – Associate Professor (Biology)
  • Sustainability Goal Setting for the Dayton Region 

Team Members:

  • Jun-Ki Choi - Assistant Professor (School of Engineering)
Economical Comparison between Battery and Hydrogen as Energy Storage 

Team Members: 

  • Takahiro Yamada – Senior Research Scientist (Bioenergy and Carbon Mitigation (BCM) Group- UDRI)
Assessing the impact of climate change on the sustainability of groundwater resource in the Dayton region – an interdisciplinary approach 

Team Members: 

  • Shuang-Ye Wu - Associate Professor (Geology)
  • Zelalem Bedaso – Lecturer (Geology)
Harvest Solar Energy with Metasurfaces for a Cleaner and Sustainable Energy Future )

Team Members:

  • Chenglong Zhao – Professor (Department of Physics, Electro-Optics Program)
  • Qiwen Zhan – Assistant Professor (Department of Physics, Electro-Optics Program)
Solar Energy: Expanding the scope of Sustainability research at UD 

Team Members: 

  • Jay Mathews - Assistant Professor (Physics)
Lithium-Oxygen Battery: A Sustainable and Environmental Friendly Way of Generating and Storing Energy 

Team Members: 

  • Jitendra Kumar – Research Chemist (ETM Div., UDRI)
  • Guru Subramanyam – Professor/Chair (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Novel Approaches for Addressing Food Insecurity 

Team Members: 

  • Kellie Schneider- Assistant Professor (Department of Engineering Management and Systems)
Polymer Solar Cells: Understanding Nanoscale Interfaces to Enhance Performance

Team Members: 

  • Vikram K. Kuppa- Research Engineer (UDRI)
The Cassandra Effect: Lessons for an Endangered World 

Team Members: 

  • Rebecca Potter - Associate Professor (English)
Energy Data Mining to Optimize Impact of Geothermal Heating and Cooling 

Team Members: 

  • Zhongmei Yao – Associate Professor (Computer Science)
  • Andrew Chiasson – Assistant Professor (Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering)
  • Kevin Hallinan - Professor (Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering)

 

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