Energy Institute News Briefs

Issue 29, February 2014


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New Funding Opportunity: Advancing Bat Impact Minimization Technologies

Energy Department Announces $10MM for Innovative Lighting

Energy Department Offers $14MM for Cellulosic Bioenergy Landscape Design

Solar Energy Prices See Double-Digit Declines in 2013

More Efficient Fracking Means More Oil and Natural Gas

The Big Business of Keeping Wind Turbines Spinning

DOE Announces $25 Million to Lower Cost of Concentrating Solar Power

New Report Sheds Light on the Potential of Biomass

2016 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition

Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers

White House Announces Energy Efficiency and Solar Power Initiative

Oil & Gas Industry Veteran Named Texas A&M Subsea Engineering Director

New TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center Established by Texas A&M at Qatar

Ceramic Membranes Turn Produced Water into a Resource

DOE Web-based Portal for Research Findings Dissemination: PAGES

The Silent Transportation Revolution: Natural Gas Vehicles

Solar Patents Lead Others for 4th Straight Quarter

$100 million Chancellor's Research Initiative Recruits Four Top Scholars to Texas A&M Engineering

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2014-15 MP2 Energy Institute Fellows Announced

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Samyukta Sethuraman, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, "Wind Farm Location and Monitoring for Efficient Demand Response"

Haiyu Zhang, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, "Power Conditioning System for Renewable Energy"


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Bradley Aaron Beeny, Department of Nuclear Engineering, "Creation and Application of Computational Tools for Nuclear Energy Systems Analysis"

Payman Dehghanian, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, "Reliable Implementation of Power System Topology Control in Smart Electricity Grid"

Adolfo Escobedo-Pinto, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, "Multi-Area Decentralized Load Shed Recovery and Revenue-adequate Financial Transmission Rights for Flexible Topologies"

Carla Green, Texas A&M School of Law, "Is the Bakken Formation and Keystone Pipeline the Last Nail in the Coffin? Implications of Lifting the Forty-Year-Old Export Ban Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act"

Kyung Jae Lee, Department of Petroleum Engineering, "Rigorous Simulation Model for Oil Shale In-situ Upgrading"

Thomas Loder, Department of Geography, "Media Coverage of Fracking-related Accidents and Support for Unconventional Oil and Gas in North Dakota"

Walter Oosthuizen, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, "Electricity from Cotton Gin Trash Using Fluidized Bed Gasification"

Brian Shreck, Department of Political Science, "The Effects of Perceived Risk and Uncertainty on Policy Preferences on Hydraulic Fracturing"

Trevor Terrill, Department of Mechanical Engineering, "Improving Building Efficiency through Automation of Building Energy Audits"

Yong Wang, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, "Effects of Nutrient and Tillage on Bioenergy Sorghum Production and Soil Organic Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions"



Find an Expert! To find Texas A&M researchers with expertise in particular energy areas, go to one of the links above (Bioenergy, etc.). To view individual webpages, click on the researcher's name.

Centers / Labs / Facilities: To learn more about Texas A&M cross-cutting centers and institutes, click on the link above. Centers, labs, and facilities associated with energy research areas are also accessible.


Turbomachinery Distinguished Lecture, "Learn to Think Like an Expert," by David Wisler, Wednesday, October 22, 5 pm, 202 ENPH Building

National Nuclear Science Week Event: "Pandora's Promise," Thursday, October 23, 6:30 pm, Koldus 144. Food and refreshments provided.

EPPEI Invited Seminar, "Control and Optimization Techniques for Future Energy Systems," presented by Professor Javad Lavaei on October 24, 3-4 pm, ETB 3002

International Conference on Mechanics and Control Engineering, October 26-28, Asheville NC

Applied Geomechanics for Unconventional Resource Development, November 3-5, Houston TX

Lithium Battery Power, November 11-12, Washington DC

Defense Energy Summit, November 11-13, Austin TX

2014 Battery Safety, November 13-14, Washington DC

Texas A&M Energy Systems Lab Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, November 18-20, Dallas TX

Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America, December 9-11, Orlando FL

SWITCH Energy Project Theater Screenings


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