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The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR), chartered in 2006, supports innovative research and interdisciplinary collaboration by funding competitive “seed grants” for energy sciences research. About Us describes the mission, goal, vision, center organization and administration, including the Director, Associate Director, Executive Council and the External Advisory Committee. Contact Us gives the office address plus contact information for the Center’s staff. Use the Whittier Research Center Map or UNL’s Campus Maps to locate the NCESR office in Suite 230 of the Whittier Research Center, 2200 Vine Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

NCESR Announces Application Process for 2023 Summer Undergraduate Internships

The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR) is taking applications for the 2023 Summer Internships for undergraduates in energy sciences research. We are pleased to announce we will award seven internships. The Darrell J. Nelson Summer Undergraduate Internship in Energy Sciences Research is being offered for the tenth year in the amount up to $6,000 per recipient for the summer of 2023. The application deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m., CT.

For additional information about the 2023 application requirements, click on the instructions link below:

For a copy of the application form, click on the link below. It is a DocuSign form so you will need to sign in with your UNL ID and password.

DocuSign 2023 Summer Internship Application Instructions and Form

To learn more about previous NCESR summer undergraduate internship projects, go to Undergraduate Summer Internship Posters

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Wesely at swesely4@unl.edu.


NCESR Announces Nomination Process for the Energy Center Ph.D. Fellowship Awards

The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR) is taking nominations for newly recruited graduate students for the Energy Center Ph.D. Fellowship awards. We are pleased to announce we will award up to three $5,000 fellowships to exceptional graduate students for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. This fellowship is made possible through an endowment in the University of Nebraska Foundation called the Tom and Nobuko Shiokari Energy Research Fund. The nomination deadline is April 15, 2023.

The purpose of this fellowship is to support recruitment of new graduate students accepted into a Ph.D. degree program of study, and add to their teaching or research assistantship, to conduct energy science research that is aligned with the Energy Center Mission & Vision.

To download the Instructions for information about the 2023 NCESR Ph.D. Fellowship requirements, click on the link below.

Please note the instructions and form have been revised as of 12/14/2022. The student’s transcript is no longer required.

For a copy of the instructions and the Fellowship nomination form, click on the link below. It is a DocuSign form, so you will need to sign in with your UNL ID and password.

DocuSign NCESR Ph.D. Fellowship Instructions and Nomination Form

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Wesely at swesely4@unl.edu or Brenda Coufal at brenda.coufal@unl.edu.

Nebraska engineers, national labs partner on energy-related research

More than $1.4 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy will allow two University of Nebraska – Lincoln College of Engineering teams to expand innovative energy-related research in partnership with national laboratories.

Read the entire article posted in UNL’s Nebraska Today at https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/nebraska-engineers-national-labs-partner-on-energy-related-research/

Instrumentation Grant Awarded to Dr. Lucia Fernandez-Ballester

NCESR awarded an instrumentation grant in 2022 in addition to the annual two-year seed grants in energy sciences research.

The intent of this funding is for an innovative laboratory instrument(s) that will facilitate energy science research and be accessible to all faculty, researchers, and students at UNL. Fourteen proposals competed for this funding.

Dr. Lucia Fernandez-Ballester, Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Materials Engineering was selected to receive the award. The title of her project is, Flash DSC acquisition for novel energy materials and thin films. The funding award is for 7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023.

Workshop Educates Researchers about Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property

“I just wanted to thank NUtech and NCESR for hosting this Energy Center entrepreneurship Workshop,” Jiong Hu said. “As a researcher, we always want our research products to be applied and used, as it will benefit not just us at UNL, but also the entire society. However, we don’t always think from the entrepreneurial viewpoint, which often narrows the opportunities and limits the impact on the larger community. The workshop gave us a comprehensive view of how to better position ourselves to put our products on the market. It was also a great experience to pitch our research products in front of the guest panel with local entrepreneurs and funding organizations and receive constructive feedback from the experts. I look forward to opportunities that might present in the near future. Once again, thanks for all the efforts in organizing the workshop.”

Read the entire article posted in UNL’s Nebraska Today at https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/energy-center-hosts-workshop-to-help-bring-research-to-market/