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WISER Issues Request for Proposals for 2016 ISFG Program

Posted Jan. 7, 2016

IIT’s Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) has issued a Request for Proposals for the 2016 Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Grants (ISFG) program.  Initiated in 2009, the ISFG program is designed to support and enhance new and innovative multidisciplinary research concepts that are expected to attract major external funding in areas of national interest related to energy and sustainability. The ISFG program provides IIT faculty with both the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary research initiatives and to obtain proof of their innovative proposal concepts, which will enable them to develop more nationally competitive proposals. Proposals must be submitted electronically by Tues., March 8, 2016, to the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs in conformance with the ISFG Submission Guidelines provided below.  Questions should be directed to Peg Murphy, murphym@iit.edu (ext. 76881).

View WISER 2016 ISFG Submission Guidelines

Hamid Arastoopour Named Recipient of 2015 AIChE Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems

Posted in IIT Today, 7/3/15

Hamid Arastoopour, Henry R. Linden Professor of Engineering and WISER director, has been named as recipient of the 2015 Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Particle Technology Forum (PTF). The award recognizes an individual’s scientific/technical accomplishment that has made a significant impact in the field of fluid particle systems or in a related field with potential for cross fertilization. The award citation honors Arastoopour as “a pioneer in the development of the theory and mathematical model for flow of multi-sized particles with varying particle properties distribution and the required CFD/PBE model and FCMOM (finite-sized domain method of moments) numerical technique.” As the 2015 Thomas Baron awardee, Arastoopour will deliver a Plenary Lecture titled “CFD Simulation of Gas-Solid Flows: Poly-Dispersed Systems” at the AIChE Annual Meeting PTF Award Session on Tuesday, November 10 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

WISER Announces 2015 ISFG Program Award Winners

Posted July 2015

IIT’s Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) has announced the 2015 Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Grants (ISFG) program award winners. Initiated in 2009, the ISFG program is designed to provide funding for a one-year period to support and enhance new and innovative multidisciplinary research concepts that are expected to attract major external funding in areas of national interest related to energy and sustainability. The following proposals topics and researchers were selected for funding:

--Peter Land, ARCH (PI) and Candace Wark (MMAE): "Moving Toward a Self-Powered Built Environment Using Wind Energy"

--Ivan Mutis, CAEE (PI), Ravi Srinivasan, University of Florida: "Adaptive Ventilation Management Cyber-System for Energy Efficiency in Buildings"

--Brent Stephens, CAEE (PI) and Rodger Cooley (ARCH): "Toward a Center for Sustainable and Efficient Urban Agriculture"

--Donald Chmielewski, ChBE (PI), Zuyi Li (ECE), Mahesh Krishnamurthy (ECE), Said Al-Hallaj (AllCell Technologies): "Phase Change Composite Material (PCCM) for Building Thermal Energy Storage"

With the addition of these new awards, a total of 19 projects will have been conducted under the auspices of the WISER ISFG Program. The 2015 projects are each funded at a level of $25,000 and will be completed by May 31, 2016.

WISER Issues Request for Proposals for 2015 ISFG Program

Posted Dec. 17, 2014

IIT’s Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) has issued a Request for Proposals for the 2015 Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Grants (ISFG) program.  Initiated in 2009, the ISFG program is designed to support and enhance new and innovative multidisciplinary research concepts that are expected to attract major external funding in areas of national interest related to energy and sustainability. The ISFG program provides IIT faculty with both the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary research initiatives and to obtain proof of their innovative proposal concepts, which will enable them to develop more nationally competitive proposals. Proposals must be submitted electronically by Mon., March 2, 2015, to the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs in conformance with the ISFG Submission Guidelines provided below.  Questions should be directed to Peg Murphy, murphym@iit.edu (ext. 76881).

View WISER ISFG Submission Guidelines

IIT WISER to Co-Sponsor 2014 UIC Summer Institute on "Urban Energy"

Posted April 2014

IIT’s Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) will serve as a co-sponsor of the 2014 Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE), to be hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago from August 6–20. The SISE theme, “Urban Energy,” will feature a two-week intensive workshop for graduate and senior-level undergraduate students from a broad range of disciplines. Several IIT faculty will serve as instructors for the program. Participants should have an expressed interest in sustainability and energy as evidenced by either educational or practical experience.

Applications for the Summer Institute are now being accepted on a rolling basis until Tuesday, July 2. To learn more about the Summer Institute and apply online, click here.

Faculty are also invited to submit nominations for prospective SISE student participants to Peg Murphy atmurphym@iit.edu or Thomas Lipsmeyer at talaan@uic.edu.

SISE 2014 is presented in partnership