University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


Funded Seed Projects

SWETRC is pleased to announce grants to support the following seven research projects that involve researchers from universities and industries across the region:

New energy storage technologies and power converter topologies for wind turbines; PI Adel Nasiri from UWM in partnership with Marquette University, MSOE, ZBB Energy, JSR Micro Inc, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Eaton Corporation.

High Capacity Li-Ion Batteries Based on SnO2 Nanoparticles, PI Junhong Chen from UWM in partnership with Marquette, Louisiana State University (LSU), Johnson Controls (JCI), and Argonne National Laboratory.

CO2 Recycling and Sequestration via Algae Grown with Coal-Fueled Power Plant Flue Gas, PI Carol Hirschmugle from UWM in partnership with Marquette University, MSOE, Università Polytechnica delle Marche, ITALY, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and We Energies.

Ultra efficient Si/SiGe nanowire thermoelectric materials for converting waste heat to electrical energy, PI Chung Hoon Lee from Marquette in partnership with UWM, Rockwell Automation, and Kholer Company.

Developing a Business Case for Sustainable Asset Renewal of Existing Buildings, PI Carol Diggelman from MSOE in partnership with Marquette, UWM, and Johnson Controls.

Probabilistic Methods for High Wind Penetrated Power Systems, PI Joe Bockhorst from UWM in partnership with American Transmission Company, 3Tier, and Invenergy LLC.

Design of Cost-competitive, Fuel-flexible, Low NOx Burners with a Range of Firing Rates, PI Jon Koch from Marquette in partnership with UWM and A. O. Smith Corporation.