Taking notes in the research lab

Research efforts funded by the Clean Energy Fund include student- and faculty-led research on clean energy projects.

In fall 2016 the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Graduate College each received a $100,000 Clean Energy Fund award to be used over the next three years. Innovative research projects are developed in collaboration with the Graduate College and the Honors College. Both colleges have existing institutional processes for awarding research funding to eligible students. Read the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Graduate College CEF Report (PDF) for more information.

Innovative Reseach Funded Projects
Project Recipient Award Type Amount Year
Enhanced Luminescence in Small Molecule Thin Films for (OLEDs) Applications Libin Liang, Materials Science Grad Program Graduate Research $23,500 FY19
Synthesis & characterization of BTBT for Organic Photovoltaics Robin Rice, Masters Student, Materials Science Graduate Research $17,046 FY19
Phytosanitation in the wood pellet supply chain Alex Neidermerier, RSENR  Graduate Research $2,400 FY18
Monitoring Clean Energy and Sustainable Production Systems Lindsey Barbieri, RSENR Graduate Research $24,590 FY18
Power scavenging mini-grant Skylar Bagdon, CEMS Mini grant $1,000 FY18
Critical Films on Graphene Substrates presentation Renee Beneski, CAS Travel award $2,807 FY18
Low-cost Portable Air Quality Sensors Annaliese Keimel, CEMS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship $3,000 FY18
Synthesis and Characterization of GT-ZVI for Ground Water Remediation Ben Page, CEMS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship $4,070 FY18
Examining Historical Drivers of Land-Use Change in Cuba Hannah Turner, RSENR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship $4,299 FY18
Testing the Feasibility of Over-Summer Snow Storage at the
Craftsbury Outdoors Center
Hannah Weiss, RSENR Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship $5,000 FY18
Gund Institute for the Environment Internship Amanda Cole, CAS Public Impact Research $4,000 FY18
Energy Action Network Vermont Internship Eva Hoskins, RSENR Public Impact Research $3,100 FY18
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Internship Bin Du, GSB Internship $5,650 FY18
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Internship Ben Isengard, CAS Internship $5,650 FY18
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Internship Olivia Sergiovanni, CAS Internship $5,650 FY18

 

Earlier Research Projects

Project Expended as of April 2019 Year Departments/Other Project Champion
Undergraduate student research projects $100,000 2016 Honors College Ann Kroll Lerner
Graduate student research projects $100,000 2016 Graduate College Cynthia Forehand
Off-Campus Student Energy Conservation Challenge $20,876 2014 Gund Institute Dan Fredman
Hybrid Street Lamp System with Helix Bamboo Wind Turbines and Solar Panels $33,510 2013 Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Ting Tan, Dr, Tian Xia

Clean Energy Greenhouse $67,425 2012 Community Development & Applied Economics Tad Cooke, Erick Crockenberg
Compst Power: Using Compost Power to Heat a Greenhouse $27,496 2012 Residential Life Services Chloe Wieland, Laurel Valchuis
Organic Solar Cells Fabricated by UVM Students $18,700 2011 Physics Department Dr. Randy Headrick
7 Projects $368,007