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Seed Grants

Funding Year Research Title Principal Investigators
2019 High Specific Power High-voltage Variable Capacitance Generator with Resonant Pulse Excitation to Enable the Next Generation of Offshore Wind Turbines

Juan Rivas-Davila, Electrical Engineering and Claudio Rivetta, SLAC

2019 Environmental Justice Consequences of Transportation Choices

Ines Azevedo, Sally Benson, and Adam Brandt, Energy Resources Engineering

2017 Design and Operation of Smart Natural Ventilation Systems

Catherine Gorle, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Sanjay Lall, Electrical Engineering and of Aeronautics and Astronautics

2016 A Commercial Wind-Farm Testbed for Performance-Prediction and Optimization Tools

John O. Dabiri, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; Sanjiva Lele, Aeronautics, Astronautics, and Mechanical Engineering

2016 Finding the Optimal Balance between Building Energy Conservation and Occupant Health Protection: A New Mobile Indoor Air Sensor Array for Building Ventilation Automation

Lynn Hildemann and Ram Rajagopal, Civil and Environmental Engineering

2016 Building the Power Electronics Cell

Juan Rivas-Davila, Electrical Engineering

2016 Designing a Better Battery with Machine Learning

Evan Reed, Materials Science and Engineering

2016 Novel fabrication of light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

Bruce Clemens, Materials Science and Engineering; James Harris, Electrical Engineering

2015 Hybrid High-Voltage Grid-Scale Battery

William Chueh, Materials Science and Engineering

2015 Demand Response: The Interweaving of Humans and the Power Grid

Ramesh Johari, Management Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

2015 Water Purification as an Appliance on Solar Microgrids

Christopher Chidsey, Chemistry; and Juan Santiago, Mechanical Engineering

2013 Electrochemical Splitting of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Mark A. Cappelli and Reginald Mitchell, Stanford UniversityMechanical Engineering; Tsuyohito Ito, Osaka University-Graduate School of Engineering (Japan).

2012 Wireless Power Transfer to a Moving Vehicle

Shanhui Fan, Electrical Engineering

2011 Storing Electricity in the Form of Chemical Bonds: An Alkaline Exchange Membrane Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell

Thomas Jaramillo and Curtis Frank, Chemical Engineering

2011 Consuming Renewable Power: Information and Reliability as a Resource

Ram Rajagopal, Civil and Environmental Engineering

2011 Market-Based Valuation of Ecosystem Services for Competitive Large-Scale Solar Power Generation

Michael Lepech and David Freyberg, Civil and Environmental Engineering; John Weyant, Management Science and Engineering; Stefan Reichelstein, Graduate School of Business

2010 GridSpice: A Virtual Platform for Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization of the Smart Grid

Stephen Boyd, Electrical Engineering; Abbas El Gamal, Electrical Engineering; Amit Narayan, Smart Grid Research and Modeling; Dan O'Neill, Electrical Engineering; Benjamin Van Roy, Management Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering

2010 Facilitating Renewable Energy in a Wholesale Market by Expanding Transmission

Stephen Boyd, Electrical Engineering; Mark Thurber, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development; Frank Wolak, Economics and PESD

2010 Catching Wind by the Tail: Improving Intermittent Power Operations With Sensing, Statistics, and Control

Ram Rajagopal, Civil and Environmental Engineering

2010 Analysis and Control of Smart Electrical Distribution Systems

Dimitry Gorinevsky, Electrical Engineering, and Sanjay Lall, Aeronautics-Astronautics and Electrical Engineering