Fuel cells generate electricity from fuels more efficiently and with fewer emissions per watt than burning fossil fuels. But as fuel cells age, their efficiency decreases.
Materials science researchers at Case Western Reserve University received an $800,000 Department of Energy grant to study how to make one type of fuel cell—solid oxide fuel cells—last longer.
The Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University has received an extraordinary gift from the Parker Hannifin Foundation: a $2 million commitment to create the Arthur L. Parker Endowed Chair in the electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) department. The position is named in honor of Parker Hannifin Corporation’s founder.
Ken Loparo, current chair of EECS at the Case School of Engineering, will be the first person to hold the chair.
First-year students and other first-time users can learn how to bring their ideas to life in Case Western Reserve’s think[box] with the help of a new online orientation.
The university’s innovation center is open to all—offering members of the university and Northeast Ohio community access to a wealth of resources to tinker, collaborate and fabricate.
The online orientation outlines available equipment, access policies, safety protocol and other important information to help users get their projects going.
Mohsen Seifi, a PhD candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, has been awarded one of three 2014 ASTM International Graduate Scholarships. He will be recognized at the upcoming ASTM Fall Meeting in November in New Orleans where he will officially accept this award.
Established in 2009 to coincide with ASTM’s Year of the Professor initiative, the ASTM International Graduate Scholarship rewards graduate students who have demonstrated high levels of interest in or involvement with ASTM International standards. The objective of the ASTM scholarship program is to enhance a student’s knowledge, understanding and application of ASTM International and its standards. The organization awards up to four $10,000 scholarships each year.
The Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University has announced the lineup for its annual Fall Speaker Series.
The institute has gathered three renowned experts to share their unique perspectives on current opportunities and challenges in the energy sector: Michael Rogol, CEO and PHOTON Consulting LLC and leading expert on solar power; Asim Haque, vice chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio; and Jakob Stoustrup, advanced controls program manager at Pacific Northwest Laboratory.