2023/2024 Energy Research Grants (Cycle 17)

Biohydrogen systems for electricity and transportation
Principal Investigator (PI): Paul Blum, School of Biological Sciences
Co-PI: Nicole Buan, Biochemistry
PI Webpage: https://biosci.unl.edu/paul-blum
Abstract: 20-805-Paul-Blum-Abstract

Reducing energy to produce corn ethanol by optimizing fermenter operation and off gases treatment
Principal Investigator (PI): Bruce Dvorak, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Co-PI: Yaşar Demirel, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
PI Webpage: https://engineering.unl.edu/civil/bruce-dvorak/
Abstract: 20-806-Bruce-Dvorak-Abstract

Co-application of biochar and biosolids for carbon sequestration and sustainable soil management in urban-agricultural landscapes
Principal Investigator (PI): Michael Kaiser, Agronomy & Horticulture
Co-PI: Arindam Malakar, School of Natural Resources/Water Center
Co-PI: Katja Koehler-Cole, Nebraska Extension
PI Webpage: https://agronomy.unl.edu/kaiser
Abstract: 20-801-Michael-Kaiser-Abstract

Smart Grid cybersecurity enhancement using smart authentication and intelligent threat detection
Principal Investigator (PI): Byrav Ramamurthy, School of Computing
Co-PI: Nirnimesh Ghose, School of Computing
PI Webpage: http://cse.unl.edu/~byrav/
Abstract: 20-804-Byrav-Ramamurthy-Abstract

Photocatalytic Corrosive Nanostructured Electrode to Split Water
Principal Investigator (PI): Ravi Saraf, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Co-PI: Yanan (Laura) Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering
PI Webpage: https://engineering.unl.edu/chme/ravi-saraf/
Abstract: 20-803-Ravi-Saraf-Abstract

Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Magnets for Power Systems ((AM)2PS)
Principal Investigator (PI): Jeff Shield, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Co-PI: Qilin Guo, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
PI Webpage: https://engineering.unl.edu/mme/jeffrey-shield/
Abstract: 20-802-Jeff-Shield-Abstract