Energy & Sustainability
Sustainable alternative energy sources are vital to our environmental and economic future. Engineers are leading the way. Alternative energy sources will undoubtedly shape environmental policy – and the job market — for decades to come. But the benefits go far beyond merely being cleaner and having lower impact. Renewable energy sources (in wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and biomass) may ultimately be cheaper as well, and are much less prone to large-scale system failure.
pounds of industrial hemp and kenaf have been harvested on-campus as a possible alternative energy source
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"There are well-defined hemp markets for fiber and structural fabrics. We’re undertaking research on hemp that’s converted to solve energy problems that otherwise require petroleum to generate chemicals and fuels."Andrew Marsh, Assistant Director, Conn Center
Long-time collaborator has extensive research experience
Wang and Spurgeon Given Recognition for Research Accomplishments
Student Teams Propose New Uses for Soy Hulls
Materials & Energy Technology (MET) Service Center The Materials & Energy Technology (MET) Service Center is the place to be for the latest equipment for microscopy and spectroscopy, as well as fabrication, test facilities, and storage devices of all kinds.
Metal forming is often performed at elevated temperatures, typically above the recrystallization temperature of metals, which results in a reduction in yield stress during forming. Similar reduction in yield stress can also be achieved by simultaneous application of ultrasonic energy during deformation.
All-solid-state lithium batteries are attractive candidates for next-generation energy storage devices because of their anticipated high energy density and intrinsic safety.