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Utah Energy Research Triangle Awardees

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2014 Utah Energy Research Triangle Awardees

Principal Energy Issues Projects ($128,333 each)

“Characterization of Waxy Crude Deposition in Pipelines”
PI: Richard M. Roehner, University of Utah, Department of Chemical Engineering
Co-PI: John Hedengren, Brigham Young University, Chemical Engineering
Co-PI: Scott Hill, Utah State University, Carbon Energy Innovation Center

“Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide and Methanol”
PI: Daniel Ess, Brigham Young University, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Co-PI: Caroline Saouma, University of Utah, Chemistry
Co-PI: Yujie Sun, Utah State University, Chemistry and Biochemistry

“Computer Modeling of Winter Ozone Formation in the Uintah Basin”
PI: Marc Mansfield, Utah State University, Commercialization and Regional Development
Co-PI: Seth Lyman , Utah State University, Commercialization and Regional Development
Co-PI: John Horel, University of Utah, Atmospheric Sciences
Co-PI: Jaron Hanson, Brigham Young University, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Governor’s Energy Leadership Scholars Projects ($15,000 each)

“Evaluation of cold temperature performance of PCM Based TMS in Hybrid Electric Vehicles”
Leila Ghadbeigi, University of Utah, Materials Science and Engineering
Mentor: Taylor Sparks, University of Utah

“High Performance Mg2Si Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials”
Matthew Judge, University of Utah, Materials Science and Engineering
Mentor: Taylor Sparks, University of Utah

“Developing Hydrogen Evolution Catalysts Using First-Row Transition Metal Chalcogenides”
Nan Jiang, Utah State University, Inorganic Chemistry
Mentor: Yujie Sun, Utah State University

“Materials Study for Future Layered Photovoltaics Using Protein Enclosed Nanocrystals”
Stephen Erickson, Brigham Young University, Physics and Mathematics
Mentor: John Colton, Brigham Young University