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IT’s Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) has announced the 2017 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:

Optimizing Biofilm-Electrode Properties for Developing Sustainable Microbial Fuel Cells (2017 Seok Hoon Hong (ChBE)
Monolithic Electrodes Made of Nanostructured Materials to Advance Li-S Battery Technology Braja Mandal (CHEM)
Understanding Global Transboundary Politics and Pollution Matthew Shapiro (PS)

With the addition of these new awards, a total of 22 projects will have been conducted under the auspices of the WISER ISFG Program. The 2017 projects will be completed by May 31, 2017.

View complete list of WISER ISFG projects funded to date.