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Buonassisi, Hart, Tisdale announced as MITEI seed fund award winners

March 28, 2014

Latest round of MITEI seed grants supports early-stage innovative energy projects.

seedfund-news-office.jpgThe MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) has announced its latest round of seed grants to support early-stage innovative energy projects. A total of more than $1.6 million was awarded to 11 projects, each lasting up to two years. With this latest round, the MITEI Seed Fund Program has supported 129 early-stage research proposals, with total funding of about $15.8 million. Among these winners are MTL core faculty members Tonio Buonassisi (Mechanical Engineering), A. John Hart (Mechanical Engineering), and William Tisdale (Chemical Engineering).

Integrated photovoltaic-electrochemical devices to reduce CO2 for fuel production
Tonio Buonassisi, Mechanical Engineering
Yang Shao-Horn, Mechanical Engineering

Nanostructured high-performance electrostatic capacitors
John Hart, Mechanical Engineering

Quantum confined materials for thermoelectrics (see summary)
William Tisdale, Chemical Engineering

Funding for the new grants comes chiefly from MITEI's Founding and Sustaining Members, supplemented by funds from John M. Bradley '47, SM '49 and an anonymous donor, and gifts from other generous alumni. Alumni contributions help expand the scope of the MITEI Seed Fund Program and enable participation of faculty from across the Institute.

A list of all recipients can be found here.

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