ESTCP award

In collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratories and Michigan Technical University, we recieved an ESTCP award from the Department of Defense to install a modern evaporative cooler on a DoD data …

MaxTech

We won a spot in the 2012-2013 MaxTech and Beyond ultra-low energy use appliance design competition (http://maxtechandbeyond.lbl.gov/). The concept is to use cooler outside temperatures during fall/winter/spring to reduce refrigeration electricity costs. …

Return from Japan

I just returned from a month-long visit to Japan. I traveled on a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Visting Fellowship and visited Tokyo, Matsushita, Tsukuba, Izuku, Hiroshima, …

DOE NEUP award

We just learned that we have been awarded a DOE NEUP award. The project is entitled “Thermoelectric-Driven Sustainable Sensing and Actuation Systems for Fault-Tolerant Nuclear Incidents.” The 3-year, $600k grant …

NYSERDA grant

We just learned that we received a NYSERDA grant entitled based on improving the manufacturing efficiency of thermoelectric devices. This 1-year, $100k grant complements our NSF grant below and allows …

Undergraduate Program Director

I will be finishing up five and a half years as the Undergraduate Program Director in December, and will be taking my first sabbatical in spring, 2012. I plan to …

NSF grant

We recently won an NSF grant to develop thermoelectric devices for automotive exhaust systems. The PI is Prof. Lei Zuo from Mechanical Engineering, with co-PIs myself, Prof. Sanjay Sampath from …