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Ørsted Forms New Research Partnership with Rutgers University to Advance Technology for Protection and Conservation of Right Whales

Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind proudly announced an innovative partnership with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the University of Rhode Island (URI), and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to launch the Ecosystem and Passive Acoustic Monitoring (ECO-PAM) project. The project will also feature the use of an unmanned glider that will be led by Rutgers to telemeter to shore in near real-time oceanographic data and detections of marine mammal vocalizations. “The environmental variables collected on these glider missions will be fed directly into national data systems that provide vital ocean information for improving the prediction of marine-driven weather, such as coastal storms,” said Joseph F. Brodie, Director of Atmospheric Research, Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership.

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Rutgers Awarded: DOE ARPA-E grant for advancing "Computationally Efficient Atmospheric‐Data‐Driven Control Co‐Design Optimization Framework with Mixed‐Fidelity Fluid and Structure Analysis (ATLANTIS)"

REI members Ruo-Qian Roger Wang (Civil Engineering) and Travis Miles (Marine and Coastal Sciences), are a part of a multi-university team led by Onur Bilgen has been awarded a DOE ARPA-E grant for advancing "Computationally Efficient Atmospheric‐Data‐Driven Control Co‐Design Optimization Framework with Mixed‐Fidelity Fluid and Structure Analysis (ATLANTIS)"

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Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board Visits Rutgers University

The Rutgers Energy Institute hosted ten delegates from the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) in October this year, for a tour of Rutgers University. BREB is a government owned and operated company responsible for rural electrification. BREB’s headquarters are located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Beginning with a walkthrough of facilities at Richard Week Hall of Engineering, REI Director Frank Felder provided the group of delegates an overview of U.S. Energy Policy.

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NASA Video: Technology Developed at Rutgers Could Enable Humans to Live on Mars

Today NASA posted its promotional video outlining its CO2 Challenge quest to enable Mars exploration by humans. Martians need food, and NASA believes the best way to get it is to make sugars from plentiful CO2 and water that is used to grow bacteria that make complex foods.

Rutgers start-up, RenewCO­2, is featured in NASA’s new video as a first prize seed winner to extend technology developed at Rutgers to enable making sugars from CO2 and water by electrolysis. Two of Rutgers employees from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, graduate student Karin Calvinho and research associate Anders Laursen, are featured in this video. 

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Rutgers Student Delegate for the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE)

Representing Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in CABLE this year is Student Delegate, Preethy Thangaraj, and Faculty Mentor, Dr. Serpil Guran. They were among over 50 Student Delegates, Faculty Mentors, and Leadership Team members who attended the BIO World Congress 2019 conference in Des Moines. Now in its third year, CABLE is a nationwide organization of 20 universities focused on training students to pursue leadership positions in bioeconomy-related careers. The Ohio State University leads the program and oversees a $2.8 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).

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