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    IIT WISER to Co-Sponsor 2014 UIC Summer Institute on "Urban Energy"

    Posted April 2014

    IIT’s Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) will serve as a co-sponsor of the 2014 Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE), to be hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago from August 6–20. The SISE theme, “Urban Energy,” will feature a two-week intensive workshop for graduate and senior-level undergraduate students from a broad range of disciplines. Several IIT faculty will serve as instructors for the program. Participants should have an expressed interest in sustainability and energy as evidenced by either educational or practical experience.

    Applications for the Summer Institute are now being accepted on a rolling basis until Tuesday, July 2. To learn more about the Summer Institute and apply online, click here.

    Faculty are also invited to submit nominations for prospective SISE student participants to Peg Murphy at murphym@iit.edu or Thomas Lipsmeyer at talaan@uic.edu.

    SISE 2014 is presented in partnership with:



    ARPA-E Awards IIT and Argonne Team $3.4 M for Breakthrough Battery Technology

    Posted IIT Today, 9/3/13

    Pictured: Researchers (pictured left to right) Dileep Singh, Carlo Segre, Mike Duoba, John Katsoudas, Elena Timofeeva, and Chris Pelliccione stand by one of the plug-in electric vehicles they hope to revolutionize with the IIT-Argonne "nanoelectrofuel" flow battery technology they are developing.

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    WISER Announces 2013 ISFG Program Award Winners

    Posted 6/13/13

    IIT’s Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) has announced the 2013 Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Grants (ISFG) program award winners. Initiated in 2009, the ISFG program is designed to provide funding for a one-year period to support and enhance new and innovative multidisciplinary research concepts that are expected to attract major external funding in areas of national interest related to energy and sustainability. The following proposals topics and researchers were selected for funding from among nine total proposals received in response to the WISER ISFG RFP:

    --Fouad Teymour, ChBE (PI), Satish Parulekar (ChBE), Omar Khalil (ChBE), and Philip Laible, Argonne National Laboratory: "Exploration of the Feasibility of Development of Symbiotic Photosynthetic Ecologies for Direct Production of Biofuels"

    --Lulu Kang, AM (PI) and Dietmar Rempfer (MMAE): "Optimal Placement of Wind Turbines for Wind Farm"

    --Mehdi Modares, CAEE (PI) and Erdal Oruklu (ECE): "Structural Condition Assessment and Health Monitoring for Wind Turbine Systems with Sensor Fusion"

    With the addition of these new awards, a total of 13 projects will have been conducted under the auspices of the WISER ISFG Program. The 2013 projects are each funded at a level of $25,000 and will be completed by May 31, 2014.


    IIT WISER to Co-Sponsor 2013 UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

    Posted May 2013

    IIT’s Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) will serve as a co-sponsor of the 2013 Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE), to be hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago from August 5–16. The SISE theme, “Sustainable Transportation,” will feature a two-week intensive workshop for graduate and senior-level undergraduate students from a broad range of disciplines. Several IIT faculty will serve as instructors for the program. Participants should have an expressed interest in sustainability and energy as evidenced by either educational or practical experience.

    Applications for the Summer Institute are now being accepted on a rolling basis until Monday, July 1. To learn more about the Summer Institute and apply online, click here.

    Faculty are also invited to submit nominations for prospective SISE student participants to Peg Murphy at murphym@iit.edu or Thomas Lipsmeyer at talaan@uic.edu.

    SISE 2013 is presented in partnership with:




    IIT Students Honored by Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago for 2013 EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge Win

    Posted May 2013



    The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago issued a resolution on May 16, 2013 at its board meeting in recognition of the IIT student entry in the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge. Students from IIT College of Architecture and the Landscape Architecture Program, IIT Armour College of Engineering and IIT Stuart School of Business, led by Studio Assistant Professor Mary Pat Mattson and Associate Professor Paul Anderson, were recognized for their first-place design of green infrastructure to manage stormwater on the campus of IIT.

    More information on the Rainworks Challenge here.


    WISER Director Keynotes Brazilian International Conference on Energy and Sustainability

    Posted May 2013

    Henry Linden Professor of Engineering and Director of the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) Hamid Arastoopour recently visited the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG) to participate in an international conference on sustainability and technology development.

    On March 14, Professor Arastoopour provided the inaugural lecture, “Review of Fluidization and Fluid/Particle Flow Systems,” for a newly established FURG chemical engineering graduate program. He presented the keynote address, “Continuing the Pathway toward a Global Sustainable Energy Strategy,” at the International Conference in Naval and Offshore Technology: Energy and Sustainability, held at FURG on March 15, 2013.


    Completed Renovation of New WISER/Galvin Office Site at IIT Tower

    Posted January 2012

    WISER administration worked with IIT architects to complete the renovation of the 16th floor of the IIT Tower and successfully moved all WISER activities to this location as of January 2012. This state-of-the-art facility was designed specifically to house the WISER operation and the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation and its Smart Grid Workforce Education and Training Program. The 16,000-square-foot space features Smart Grid and microgrid demonstrations, and the master controller and network operation center for IIT’s microgrid facility. Constructed as a living laboratory for Smart Grid and microgrid technology and education, the suite also contains offices, exhibition rooms, classrooms, and student workrooms.

    Pictured: Members of the IIT WISER Board of Advisors attended first meeting in new WISER/Galvin Office Suite (Feb. 3, 2012)


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