Texas Energy Research Challenge – 2013 Participants

Ali Afsharpoor
The University of Texas at Austin
Cfd Modeling Of The Effect Of Polymer Elasticity On Residual Oil Saturation At The Pore-Scale

Linda Akinkunmi
Texas State University
Redox Induced Ion Cycling In Layered Chalcogenides

Wenlei Bai
Baylor University
Microgrid Modeling As A Stochastic Hybrid System

Natalie Ballew
The University of Texas at Austin
Shale Gas In Argentina: A Systems Dynamics Approach

Andre Barbe
Rice University
The Tax Neutrality And General Equilibrium Effects Of Fossil Fuel Taxation In The President’S 2013 Budget

Griselda Blackburn
The University of Texas at Austin
A Decision Model For Resources On The Island Of Maui

Michelle Camp
The University of Texas at Austin
The Effectiveness Of Energy Consumption Feedback In University Residence Halls As It Relates To Behavior Change And Reduced Usage

Katharine Chemelewski
The University of Texas at Austin
Morphological Control For Fast Charge And Long Cycle Life In High Voltage Li-Ion Batteries

William Chemelewski
The University of Texas at Austin
Novel Iron-Based Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalyst For Sustainable Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production

Pai-Yen Chen
The University of Texas at Austin
Cost-Effective Photo-Thermo-Electric Conversion Devices For Solar And Thermal Radiation Energy Harvesting

Xueyang Cheng
The University of Texas at Arlington
Pmu Based Generator Parameter Identification To Improve The System Planning And Operation

Jin Ouk Choi
The University of Texas at Austin
Decision Analysis For Sustainable Design And Construction

Burcu Cigerli
Rice University
Effects Of North American Shale Gas On World Natural Gas Markets

Brent Covele
The University of Texas at Austin
Computer Modelling Of The Super-X Divertor For Fusion-Fission Hybrid Reactors

Yue Dai
University of Texas at Austin
The disparity research on China regional energy efficiency

Hamed Darabi
The University of Texas at Austin
Gas Flow In Ultra-Tight Shale Strata

Zhaohao Ding
The University of Texas at Arlington
An Intelligent Microgrid Architecture For Rural Electrification

Julie Ditkof
University of Texas-Austin
Analysis of time lapse seismic signal for an EOR and CCS site, Cranfield, MS

Changgui Dong
The University of Texas at Austin
Comparing the Effects of the Renewable Portfolio Standards and the Production Tax Credit on Promoting Wind Capacity Deployment in the United States

Peerapong Ekkawong
Texas A&M University
Design And Optimization Of Polymerflood Performance Measures

Amin Ettehad
The University of Texas at Austin
Future Co2 Market: Implications For Co2 Eor-Storage Projects

Erik Funkhouser and Kaye Schultz
The University of Texas at Austin
Low-Carbon Technology Transfer: Do Intellectual Property Regimes Matter?

Ghazaleh Ghadimkhani
The University of Texas at Arlington
Solar Photoelectrosynthesis Of Methanol From Co2 Using Cuo/Cu2O Nanorod Arrays

William Hardin
The University of Texas at Austin
Bifunctional, Non-Precious Metal Perovskite Nanocrystal Electrocatalysts With High Mass Activities For Water Oxidation And Oxygen Reduction

Azhar Ilyas
The University of Texas at Arlington
Transduction Of Photonic Energy To Electrical Energy Using Photosynthesis

Meijuan Jiang
The University of Texas at Austin
A Workflow To Estimate Reservoir Properties Of Unconventional Gas Shales: A Case Study Of The Haynesville Shale

Kriti Kapoor
The University of Texas at Austin
Integrated Modeling And Optimization For Energy Efficient Cooling Systems

Mahdi Kefayati
The University of Texas at Austin
Harnessing Demand Flexibility To Minimize Cost, Match Renewable Production And Provide Ancillary Services

Jay Kelley
The University of Texas at Arlington
Development And Evaluation Of A Microgrid Testbed At Ut Arlington

Benjamin Leibowicz
Stanford University
Representing Inter-Regional Technology Spillovers In A Computable General Equilibrium Energy-Economic Model

Rebecca Leonard
The University of Texas at Austin
Paving The Way For Automation: A Novel Drilling System Using Bond Graphs

Meng Liu
The University of Texas at Arlington
Financial Opportunities By Implementing Renewable Alternatives Under Ercot Demand Response Design

Borui Liu
The University of Texas at Austin
Developing Ultrahigh-Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes Using 3D Nanostructured Conductive Polymers
Chao Liu
The University of Texas at Austin
Rational One-Step Synthesis Of 3-D Zno Nanosuperstructures By Engineered Catalysts For Substantial Improvement Of Solar Water Oxidation Efficiency

Tarun Madan
The University of Texas at Austin
New process configurations of amine scrubbing for energy reduction in post-combustion carbon capture

Chetan Mahajan
The University of Texas at Austin
Atomistic Simulations Of Novel Proton Exchange Membranes For Fuel Cells

Nasim Mohammadi Estakhri
The University of Texas at Austin
Manipulating Optical Wave Propagation With Engineered Nanoscale Thin Metasurfaces For Light Trapping Solar Cells

Samiha Morsy
Texas Tech University
Potential of Fracking-Chemical Flooding in Thin Heavy Oil Reservoirs

Peter Novak
The University of Texas at Arlington
Evaluation Of The High Discharge Rate Cooling Requirements Of Energy Storage Devices At Ut Arlington

Alexander Pak
The University of Texas at Austin
Computational Investigation On The Origin Of Enhanced Capacitance In Nitrogen Doped Graphene Supercapacitors

Richard Pattison
The University of Texas at Austin
Accessing Distributed Natural Gas: A Systems Perspective

Hamid Poorsafar
The University of Texas at Austin
Gazpolitik: The Eu, Russia, U.S., And Caspian

Sean Porse
University of Texas at Austin
Using Analytical and Numerical Modeling to Assess the Utility of Groundwater Monitoring Parameters at Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Sites

Franklin Quilumba
The University of Texas at Arlington
On The Smart Grid Ami-Based Load Forecasting: Data Preparation

Hariharan Ramachandran
The University of Texas at Austin
Thermodynamic Modeling Of Gas Hydrates

Shiuan-Hau Rau
The University of Texas at Arlington
Neural Network Wind Capacity Forecasting To Improve Fuel Replacement Savings For A Microgrid

Scott Robinson
The University of Texas at Austin
Assessing The Impact Of The Texas Competitive Renewable Energy Zones Project (Crez) On Wind Turbine Siting: A Gis Based Approach

Thomas Rowlinson
The University of Texas at Austin
The Geopolitics Of Solar: Medgrid, Desertec And The Proliferation Of Eu/Mena Solar Megastructures

Syed Dawar Sajjad
The University of Texas at Arlington
Guanidine Polymers For High Performance Anion Exchange Alkaline Fuel Cell Membranes

Piampoom Sarikprueck
The University of Texas at Arlington
Design Optimization Of Phev Charging Station

Kiran Sathaye
University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences
Noble Gas Partitioning at Bravo Dome CO2 Field

Jared Schwede
Stanford University
Photon-Enhanced Thermionic Emission For Solar Concentrator Systems

Mohamed Shaltout
The University of Texas at Austin
Optimal Control Of Wind Turbine Drivetrain

Brent Sherman
The University of Texas at Austin
2-Methylpiperazine For Amine Scrubbing Carbon Capture

Biju Shrestha
The University of Texas at Arlington
Evaluation Of High Power Energy Storage Devices At Ut Arlington

Qi Shuai
The University of Texas at Arlington
Investigation Of The Elevator Energy-Saving Possibilities Based On Double-Fed Motor

Md Siddique
The University of Texas at Arlington
Non-Equilibrium Phase Transformation And Particle Shape And Size Effect On Miscibility Gap Of Lifepo4 Particles

Gurpreet Singh
The University of Texas at Austin
Impact Of Accurate Fracture Flow Modeling Using Multipoint Flux Mixed Finite Element Method

Harpreet Singh
The University of Texas at Austin
A New Non-Empirical Approach To Model Transport Of Fluids In Ultra-Tight Gas Reservoirs

Tim Smith
The University of Texas at Austin
Photovoltaic Cost Reduction Powered By Nuclear Spending

Brady Stoll
The University of Texas at Austin
Solar Vs Nuclear, The Case For Rooftop Photovoltaics
Yu-Sheng Su
The University of Texas at Austin
Rechargeable Li-S Batteries with Bi-Functional Carbon Interlayers

Mudita Suri
University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
Smart Grid In Context: Technology And Policy Across State Utilities

John Tabor
The University of Texas at Austin
Geochemical Analyses Of The Bakken Core And Its Implications For Unconventional Hydrocarbon Production

Michael Taborn
Texas A&M University
Harvesting Bioenergy From Wastewater

Abegayl Thomas
The University of Texas at Arlington
Solution Combustion Synthesis And Characterization Of Cuwo4

Cara Touretzky
The University of Texas at Austin
Proactive Energy Management In Buildings

Ashwin Venkatraman
The University of Texas at Austin
Production Planning Optimization In Shale Gas Fields

Yezhou Wang
The University of Texas at Austin
Analysis Of Power System Security Under Hurricanes

Xin Wang
The University of Texas at Arlington
Control Strategies Of Micro Sources In Microgrid

Yuhe Wang
Texas A&M University
A New Approach to Load Balance for Parallel Compositional Simulation Based on Reservoir Model Over-decomposition

Travis Wilson
The University of Texas at El Paso
Titanium Doped Tungsten Oxide Nanowires And Thin Films For Application In Photovoltaic Devices

Stephanie Wood
The University of Texas at Austin
Facies architecture of the Pennsylvanian Marble Falls Formation, central Texas: how high amplitude sea level fluctuations affect the rock record

Wei Yu
The University of Texas at Austin
Optimization Of Multiple Hydraulically Fractured Horizontal Wells In Shale Gas Reservoirs

Zhenyuan Zhang
The University of Texas at Arlington
Evaluation Of Switching Surges Generated During The Installation Of Smart Meter

Jingshu Zhang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Low Cost, High Efficiency Voltage-Mateched Triple-Junction Solar Cell Circuits For Solar Concentration Application

Yanbin Zhang
Texas A&M University
Unconventional Reservoir Characterization Based On The Fast Marching Methods

Jinyu Zhang
University of Texas at Austin
Sequence-stratigraphic and depositional framework of wave-influenced deltaic systems in the lower and middle Frio Formation, RedfishBay, Corpus Christi, Texas

Yijie Zhou
Texas A&M University
A Novel Method For Well Placement In Tight Gas Reservoir