The nearly $4 million, four-year project, titled “Data-Enabled Discovery and Design to Transform Liquid-Based Energy Storage,” or D3TaLES, seeks to create new domain knowledge in materials science for the creation of next-generation batteries.
CAER is building an educational pilot plant to process collected electronic scrap. The plant will be designed, constructed & operated by students & will be financially supported by the sale of marketable metals.
Brewington will study magnetic field design for the Los Alamos National Laboratory neutron electric dipole moment experiment, or LANL-nEDM. Gervais will work with both the Nab Experiment and nEDM collaboration at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
“This project will allow us to significantly reduce the complexity and cost of CO2 capture and biofixation from all sources, whether it is from utility companies, cement manufacturing, or chemical plants."
Coal-to-carbon fiber research shows great promise to positively impact the nation’s sluggish coal industry. In 2019, U.S. coal production, consumption and employment reached their lowest levels in 40 years.
“Even as we are doing everything that we can to protect the ones we love during the coronavirus, these grants will enable Kentuckians to make better choices that will save them money and lead to a more sustainable energy future,” Gov. Beshear said.
The award is given in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
Cement production is the world’s second largest source of carbon dioxide emissions. CAER received a two-year, $1.3 million grant to develop extremely durable belite-based cement that is low-energy consuming and low-carbon dioxide releasing.