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The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded engineers at Case Western Reserve University $1,508,000 in a second round of funding to continue the development of their iron flow battery which drives down costs and expands battery applications. ARPA-E is a division of the U.S. Department of Energy which funds research in advanced and collaborative energy technologies.
Philip Feng, an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of Case Western Reserve University, has received $750,000 in funding from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) program within the Department of Energy to develop low-cost, maintenance-free sensors to enhance building controls for energy-efficient operation.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University were awarded a second $1 million grant from ARPA-E to create an eco-friendly material for better power-converting magnets in wind turbines and electric cars. The initial $1 million grant was awarded in 2011. The team, lead by Prof David Matthiesen, believes it can make magnetic powder out of cheap and plentiful iron and nitrogen, which can be compacted to form magnets with the desired properties.
Serving as leader on four grants from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) puts Case Western Reserve University among the top five universities in the country leading ARPA-E projects.
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