ICTAS: Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy

Dr. Michael Ellis with a fuel cell

Students Rui Sun, Carson Squibb, Lorianne Groo, and Adrian Dialy have developed a wave energy converter.



Thrust Leader: Shashank Priya

Program Manager: Dennis Grove

Research in this thrust is dedicated to discovering alternative energy resources based on renewable fuels or the efficient harvesting of energy from the natural world. The spectrum of research activity for this thrust ranges from the development of fuel cell materials and processes for transportation and stationary needs, harvesting energy from the sun with highly efficient organic photovoltaic cells and multijunction solar cells, and conversion of nonfood sources to biomass to energy dense fuels. ICTAS researchers are also engaged in research on clean coal technology and nuclear energy.

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