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Energy Systems Innovation Center

Affiliated Faculty

Jennifer Adam

Jennifer Adam
Civil and Environmental Engineering
jcadam@wsu.edu
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Hydrology
Earth systems modeling; hydrologic impacts of global change; land/atmosphere interactions; water resources engineering; sustainable development in water resources; and hydroclimatology

Soumik Banerjee

Soumik Banerjee
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
soumik.banerjee@wsu.edu
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Computational Nanoscience
Nanoscale transport phenomena; molecular modeling of materials, organic photovoltaic solar cells, modeling electrolytes in Li batteries; synthesis and properties of carbon nanostructures

Todd Beyreuther

Integrated Design
Building and site energy efficiency design measures; interdisciplinary and open-source design methodologies; integrated building and infrastructure systems design; and interactive and flexible architectural environments

Amanda Boyd

Amanda Boyd
The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
Amanda.boyd@wsu.edu
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Risk Communication
Examining how rural communities and the general public perceive energy systems development (such as carbon capture and storage, nuclear power plants and hydro-electric projects) and how this impacts support for or opposition to technology development and implementation.

Ken Casavant

Public Policy/Transportation
Transportation economics and policy; international trade; marketing; industrial organization

Zhi Chen

Zhi Chen
Engineering and Computer Science
zhi.chen@wsu.edu
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Diane Cook

Diane Cook
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
cook@eecs.wsu.edu
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Smart Home/Environments
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, robotics, smart environments, and parallel algorithms for artificial intelligence

Andy Ford

Computer Simulation Models/Energy Policy
Computer simulation modeling with an emphasis on energy policy and environmental problems in the western USA

Su Ha

Fuel Cells
Bio fuel cell catalysts, low temperature fuel cell catalysts, high temperature fuel cell and reforming catalysts, fuel cell model/diagnostic MRI measurement

Christine Horne

Social Norms, Theory, Group Processes
Research focuses on social norms – how they emerge, what makes them effective, and what their relation is to law; theoretically driven research that uses experimental methods to evaluate theoretical predictions; collaborative projects that apply theoretical insights to explain naturally occurring norms

Brian Lamb

Air Quality & Climate Change
Atmospheric pollutant transport, effects of global change on regional air quality, biogenic trace gas emissions, and methods for measuring biosphere/atmosphere exchange

Jake Leachman

Jake Leachman
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Jacob.leachman@wsu.edu
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Hydrogen/Nuclear
Hydrogen and methane custody exchange, storage, and property modeling; fueling of vehicles and fusion energy machines; cryogenic and thermal energy storage; energy conversion devices

Yuehe Lin

Yuehe Lin
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
yuehe.lin@wsu.edu
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Alan Love (chair)

Economics
Mergers and acquisitions; price fixing and other antitrust issues in energy, chemical, agricultural and natural resource industries; econometric and other models to evaluate effects of strategic behavior on market structure and conduct, including pricing; evaluation of intellectual property contained in multi-attribute products; preparation of evidence for price arbitration; and evaluation of economic damages

Dustin McLarty

Clean Energy Systems
Novel systems integration strategies that will result in cleaner generation and permit greater use of renewable energy sources. Some of the topics being researched at CESI include: Oxy-FC, Optimal Dispatch of Distributed Generation and Storage, Wind-2-Hydrogen, Reversible SOFC, Fuel Cell Gas Turbine Hybrids, and much more.

Grant Norton

Grant Norton
Mechanical and Materials Engineerin
mg_norton@wsu.edu
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Nanotechnology
Ceramic materials, nanotechnology, and clean technology

Partha Pande

Partha Pande
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
partha_pande@wsu.edu
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Network-on-Chip
Network on Chip (NoC); on-chip wireless communication network, reliable and low power NoC, three dimensional (3D) NoC, network-on-chip hardware accelerators for Biocomputing

Pat Pedrow

Pat Pedrow
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
pedrow@wsu.edu
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High Voltage
Plasma processing, plasma-polymerized thin films, fabrication of supported catalysts, optimization of corona performance of high voltage hardware, corona power loss on HVdc transmission lines

John Petrie

Civil and Environmental Engineering
j.petrie@wsu.edu
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Environment/Hydropower
Riverbank erosion and stability; field measurements of river flow and sediment; computational fluid dynamics; impact of hydropower operations on river morphology and ecology; environmental impacts of in-stream hydrokinetic energy generation

Sandip Roy

Sandip Roy
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
sandip@wsu.edu
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Dynamical Networks
Control and design in large-scale dynamical networks; application areas include sensor and vehicle networking, market pricing system, and electric power system analysis

 

Behrooz Shirazi

Behrooz Shirazi
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
shirazi@wsu.edu
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Pervasive Computing
Distributed computing, pervasive computing, software tools, distributed real-time systems, scheduling and load balancing, and parallel systems

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
matthew.e.taylor@wsu.edu
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Intelligent Agents
Intelligent agents, multi-agent systems, reinforcement learning, and transfer learning

Paul Whitney

Cognitive Behavior
Cognitive neuroscience; effects of fatigue and cognitive load on risky decision making; use of feedback to improve decision making performance

Mike Wolcott

Mike Wolcott
Civil/Env Eng
wolcott@wsu.edu

Bio Fuels/NARA
Sustainability of the biofuels supply chain, development of new biobased resins and plastics and natural fiber composites and biopolymers, and development of advanced materials to improve durability, reduce manufacturing costs and pollution, and improve structural performance