Northeastern Ohio native and previous co-director of Great Lakes Energy Institute at CWRU Alexis Abramson  has made history by being the second woman in Darthmouth's 150 year history to serve as dean in Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

Third year undergraduate student and ThinkEnergy Fellow Becca Segel has presented her research on “Investigation of Production Parameter Effects on Spark Plasma Sintered Molybdenum Cermet Wafers for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Applications" at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies in Space Conference

The presentation focuses on ceramic-metal wafers for nuclear thermal propulsion, and how to produce these disks. NASA could be using this technology in the future for missions to Mars!


Dr. Prakash and the CWRU/Event38 team completed two unmanned aerial vehicle flight demonstrations involving the structural battery technology being developed under the PRESIDES (Partnership for Research in Energy Storage and Integration for Defense and Space Exploration) Program sponsored by the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN).

The Case Water Initiative, a Case Western Reserve University provost-sponsored “SEED sprint” led by the Great Lakes Energy Institute and the Institute for Smart, Secure, and Connected Systems, will host two open sessions!

Full story here.


Congratulations to the CWRU GLEI ThinkEnergy Fellows, Harsh Ranjan, Emily Dickens, Aayush Parikh, and Abhe Murthy for making it to the semifinals of the Net Impact Future of Energy Challenge supported by Shell! 

Kathryn Daltorio, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received a 2019 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research. Daltorio was recognized among 25 recipients who will share $16.5 million in funding to conduct naval-relevant scientific research with direct benefits for sailors and marines.

Research of CWRU faculty Professor Kenneth Loparo, Assistant Professor Marija Prica, Adjunct Professor Amirhossein Sajadi, and their co-authors Luka and Vladmir Strezoski has been featured in Advanced Science News discussing the future of the power grid and the bigger roles of renewable energy resources.

To read the article from Advanced Science News, visit here.

Dr. Robert Savinell, George S. Dively Professor of Engineering and GLEI Advisory Board Member, along with the Breakthrough Electrolytes for Energy Storage (BEES) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) that he directs is featured in the Department of Energy’s Frontiers in Energy Research Fall Newsletter.

To read the more about the impact of the BEES EFRC and other transformative centers, visit here.

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office awarded $1.35 million to a team of solar energy researchers at Case Western Reserve University to continue working on increasing the efficiency and lifetime of photovoltaic modules to 50 years. The research efforts are being led by Roger French, the Kyocera Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department and head of the SDLE Research Center.

Boundary Laboratories located in Cleveland, Ohio, took home a $5,000 prize for their award winning pitch at the 2018 TransTech Energy Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Prince Ghosh, founder of Boundary Labs, said that, “Presenting and competing in the National Energy Technology Laboratory sponsored TransTech Energy Conference was an amazing experience.”.