Bosch Group supports energy research
A researcher at UC Berkeley will study smart grid technology with the help of one of seven grants.
Two energy researchers at the University of California, Berkeley got two year grants of up to $150,000 per year from the Bosch Group. A Stanford University researcher also landed one of the seven grants.
Bosch sought proposals from five U.S. universities — UC Berkeley, Stanford, the California Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan —- and it got 121 of them.
Locally, the energy research grants will go to:
- Professor Kameshwar Poolla of UC Berkeley for work on improving control and efficiency of smart grid electrical distribution systems.
- Professor Elton Cairns of UC Berkeley for improvements to high-energy lithium/sulfur batteries.
- Professor Roger Howe of Stanford for studies of solid-state devices that covert heat directly into electricity.
The grants come from the Bosch Energy Research Network, or BERN.
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