McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership
A CONSORTIUM OF 28 UNIVERSITIES AND CORPORATE PARTNERS WORKING TOGETHER IN ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND OPERATIONS
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SYMPOSIUM 2012 POSTER PRESENTATIONS


AEROSOL / AIR QUALITY

An Iterative Fitting Algorithm for Matching Aerosol Size Distributions to Spectral Extinction Data Ratish Mennon Virendra Sethi, Rudolf B. Husar IIT BOMBAY
Eletcrochemical Synthesis and Characterization of PANI/TiO2 and its Application as an Ammonia Sensor Priyanka, V. Sethi, and A.Q. Contractor IIT BOMBAY
     


BIOMASS / BIOENERGY

Role of Socio-economic and Behavioral Factors in the Success (or failure) of Community-based Biogas Plants in Rural India Vaibhav V. Nasery and Anand B. Rao IIT BOMBAY
Rural Community Response Driven Cook Stove Improvement in India Anand B. Rao, Neeraj Kuldeep, Pritesh Mittal, Puneet Batra, Vijay Honkalaskar, Vishnu Chandak IIT BOMBAY
Fast Pyrolysis: an Alternative Route to Increase the Conversion of Sugarcane Primary Energy Ricardo Baldassin Jr., Luis A.B. Cortez, and Rodrigo Ap. Jordan UNICAMP
Biomass as a Source of Renewable Energy for Turkey Turgut T. Onay, Mehmet Ali Kucuker, and Elif Hot Bogazici University
Gas cleaning and wastewater treatment for large/small scale gasification systems Suparna Mukherji, Virendra Sethi, Sanjay Mahajani, Daniel Giammar and John Fortner IIT BOMBAY
Development of High Intensity Ultra Low Emissive Combustor with biodiesel V. Mahendra Reddy and Sudarshan Kumar IIT BOMBAY
Novel heterogeneous catalyst for biodiesel production from jatropha oil Dheerendra Singh, Anuradda Ganesh, and Sanjay Mahajani IIT BOMBAY
Metabolic Engineering of Synechocystis 6803 for Isobutanol Production Arul M. Varman, Yi Xiao, Himadri B. Pakrasi, and Yinjie J. Tang Washington University
Randomized Control Trial of Sustainability of Improved Biomass Cookstoves in Rajasthan, India Gautam N. Yadama, Pratim Biswas, Mario Castro, Ken Schechtman, Nishesh Chalise, Neha Joshi, and Praveen Kumar Washington University
     


CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY

Comparative Assessment of Brick-making Technologies Soumya Jain and Anand B. Rao IIT BOMBAY
Carbon Capture And Storage: Relevance For The Power Plants In India Piyush Kumar, Anand B. Rao IIT BOMBAY
Mass Transfer enhancement by Nanoparticles : Theory and Application to CO2 capture Ratnesh Khanolkar and A.K. Suresh IIT BOMBAY
Numerical Simulation and Optimization of CO2 Sequestration in Saline Aquifers Zheming Zhang and Ramesh K. Agarwal Washington University
     


CLIMATE CHANGE TECHNOLOGY

Impact of Urbanization on Climate Change and Air Quality Hermant Bherwani, R.S. Patil, and Rakesh Kumar IIT BOMBAY
Assessment of Carbon Mitigation Potential of Bioenergy Alternatives CH Sreenivas, and Anand B. Rao IIT BOMBAY
A Novel Web-based System for Typhoon Prediction and Analysis Yee Leung The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Analysis of Typhoons in Western North Pacific Yee Leung The Chinese University of Hong Kong
     


ENERGY STORAGE

Appliance efficiency and consumer choice – An empirical study of Indian consumers Manisha Jain, Abhishek Sethi, Akshay Soni and Anand B. Rao IIT BOMBAY
Diffusion Kinetics of Li and Si in Si Anodes in Li-Ion Batteries: An Ab-Initio Molecular-Dynamics Study  Priya Johari, Yue Qi and Vivek B. Shenoy IIT BOMBAY
Fabrication of Vertically Aligned Silicon Nanowires: Lithium Ion Battery Anode Barkha Bansal and Sagar Mitra IIT BOMBAY
Nano-Structured MoS2 as High Rate Capable Anode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries Uttam Kumar Sen and Sagar Mitra IIT BOMBAY
Synthesis & Analysis of Nanostructured Manganese Dioxide for use in Aqueous Rechargeable Batteries Akanksha Pandey, Sagar Mitra, A. Q. Contractor IIT BOMBAY
α-Fe2O3 Nanotubes As High Rate Capable Lithium-ion Battery Anode Using Sodium Alginate Binder  Pavan Srinivas, Sagar Mitra IIT BOMBAY
Templated Synthesis of SnO2-mesoporous Carbon Composite for Lithium Ion Battery N.R. Srinivasan, Rajdip Bandyopadhyaya, Sagar Mitra IIT BOMBAY
Diffusion Kinetics of Li and Si in Si Anodes in Li-Ion Batteries An Ab-Initio Molecular-Dynamics Study Priya Johari Brown University
Design of Isolated Hybrid Power System with Demand Side Management Option Aravind Kumar, Suryanarayana Doolla and Rangan Banerjee IIT BOMBAY
RF Energy Harvesting from Cell Phones and Cell Towers Mahima Arrawatia, Maryam Shojaei Baghini, and Girish Kumar IIT BOMBAY
Multiscale Modeling of Lithium-Ion Batteries P.W.C. Northrop, Sumitava De, and Venkat Subramanian Washington University
Optimal Operation and Management of Energy Storage Systems based on Real Time Predictive Modeling and Adaptive Battery Management Techniques Venkatasailanathan Ramadesigan, Bharatkumar Suthar, P.W.C. Northrop, Sumitava De, Shriram Santhanagopalan, and Venkat Subramanian Washington University
State Estimation in Lithium-ion batteries using reformulated models  Bharatkumar Suthar, Venkatasailanathan Ramadesigan, P.W. C. Northrop, Richard D. Braatz, and Venkat Subramanian Washington University
     


POLICY

Comparative assessment of energy alternatives for lighting Kiran Augustine and Anand B. Rao IIT BOMBAY
Alternative Policy Tools for Alternative Energy Sources Itai Sened and Ben Gottesdiener Washington University
     


SOLAR ENERGY

Feasibility Assessment of Solar Pumping for Draw-down Agriculture in the Dimbhe Region Rakesh Dalal and Anand B. Rao IIT BOMBAY
Towards efficient and low cost organic bulk heterojunction solar cells Sankara Rao Gollu, Ramakant Sharma, and Dipti Gupta IIT BOMBAY
Analysis of Voltage Variations due to Photovoltaic Power Fluctuations in Unbalanced Distribution Networks Ruifeng Yan and Tapan Kumar Saha University of Queensland
From patina to photovoltaics: Solar cells on copper and brass Sriya Banerjee, Fei Wu, Oshri Blank, Tejal Kanitakar, Avner Rothschild and Parag Banerjee Washington University
Aerosol routes for addressing energy and environmental problems Vivek Shah, Tandeep Chadha, and Pratim Biswas Washington University
Supramolecular Self-assembly of Chlorins by Aerosol Route Vivek Shah, Joseph Springer, Olga Mass, Jonathan Lindsey, Dewey Holten, and Pratim Biswas Washington University
Synthesis of Nanostructured Thin Films by Aerosol Chemical Vapor Deposition for Solar Energy Applications Tandeep Chadha, Woo-Jin An, Wei-Ning Wang, and Pratim Biswas Washington University
Modeling and Simulation of Solar Cell Coupled with Recycled/reusable Lithium-ion Batteries Matt Lawder, Akanksha Jagwani, Bharatkumar Suthar, Pratim Biswas, and Venkat Subramanian Washington University
Computational design of electrically conductive materials for solar energy applications Cynthia Lo Washington University
     


SUSTAINABILITY

A Web-based Typhoon System for Climate Change Research and Education Yee Leung Chinese University of Hong Kong
Use of Alternative Building Materials in Brick Making Abhiram Sahasrabudhe and Anand B. Rao IIT BOMBAY
The Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability Yee Leung The Chinese University of Hong Kong

WATER

Activated Carbon Embedded with Fe-Ag Core-shell Nanoparticles for Water Treatment Sourjya Bhattacharjee, Arti Bhakta, Sai Rajasekar, C. Rajajayavel, Subhasis Ghoshal, N.R. Srinivasan and Rajdip Bandyopadhyaya IIT BOMBAY
The Effect of Competing Anions on Arsenic Removal via Magnetite Nanoparticles B. Begüm Karakoçak, Agnes Terenyi, Andrew Martahus, John Fortner, and Orhan Yenigun Washington University
Nexus between Water and Electrical Power Systems Daniel McGibney, Isuru Dasanayake, Hiro Mukai, and Jr-Shin Li Washington University
Impacts of Fracturing Fluid Chemistry on Trace Element Mobilization from Shales  Lin Wang, Begum Karakocak, Andrew Martahus, Daniel Giammar, and John Fortner Washington University
     
International Experience Program from 2008 To 2012 Ruth Chen Washington University
     

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