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Irving Energy Institute Funds First Research Projects

Feb 26, 2019   |   by Charlotte Albright   |   Dartmouth News

Interdisciplinary topics range from nanotechnology to bioenergy to telemedicine.

Mary Albert and team
l to r: Hunter Snyder (PhD student, Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems and Society), Mary Albert (Professor of Engineering), and Joshua Elliott (PhD student, Engineering) are among the first recipients of Irving Institute research grants.

The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society has awarded its inaugural round of one-year seed grants to nine energy-related projects proposed by faculty and students. Topics range from the transformation of energy systems in New Hampshire and Greenland to novel technologies that enable more efficient motors.

“What’s amazing about the proposals is their broad geographic reach, combined with very tangible connections to people’s lives, says Stephen Doig ’82, the Irving Institute’s new managing director of research.

As the institute’s managing director, Doig says his aim is to help faculty and students focus their interdisciplinary research on thematic areas that tap into strengths already present at Dartmouth. “One potential area is the intersection of energy and health care,” he says. “Another is the link to cold climate regions. A third interest might be in energy policy and rural regions of the United States.”

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