New ERI grant on studying energy sector resilience funded

UVA’s Environmental Resilience Institute has awarded us a seed grant for Assessing Cost-effectiveness of Resilient Energy Systems (ACRES) within the United States. This will allow us to renew our collaboration with Prof. Mark White, and also build new partnerships with Prof. Bill Epling (ChE Chair) and Drs. Sha Yu and Gokul Iyer, scientists of a highly influential integrated assessment modeling group at JGCRI. The project builds on the modeling work of PhD Student Udayan Singh. Stay tuned for updates!

Jasmin presents at the CCUS Gordon Conference

Jasmin Melara presented a poster entitled “Can oceanic bioenergy crops deliver sustainable carbon mitigation? Insights from a spatially explicit environmental life-cycle assessment” in the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage. This event was held at Les Diablerets, Switzerland during May 5-10, 2019 and Jasmin received financial support from the organizers for attending and presenting at this event. Congratulations!

Prof. Colosi-Peterson wins CEE Teaching Award

Prof. Colosi-Peterson has been awarded the 2019 Civil Engineering Teaching Award “in recognition of outstanding teaching accomplishments and dedicated commitment to students”. This is the second time she has received this award after 2010 and marks the end to an extraordinarily productive semester for this group under her dynamic leadership.

Udayan receives the William L. Ballard Jr. Fellowship

Graduate student Udayan Singh has been selected for the William L. Ballard Jr. Endowed Graduate Fellowship by the School of Engineering and Applied Science! This fellowship honors graduate students in Engineering who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities, and financial need, and will be instrumental in supporting Udayan’s work on navigating cleaner energy futures.

Udayan secures First Place in ESE Graduate Symposium!

In the ESE Grad Symposium held at Darden, the first place went to our lab’s Udayan Singh for his work on the geospatial scoping of carbon-negative bioenergy in the United States! The poster was extremely well-received by faculty, students and prospective students. Twenty posters were presented overall, showcasing the department’s work in areas ranging from climate change, structural research, healthcare and hydrology.