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Rutgers-Led Research Could Revolutionize Nuclear Waste Reprocessing

Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient “molecular trap” that can be recycled and reused. Read more.

Climate Science Special Report

Prof. Bob Kopp, Director of Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS), is an author of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume I, released November 3 and currently the most up-to-date comprehensive report on climate science in the world.

Prof. Kopp and other authors will participate in a AAAS Facebook Live webinar at 3pm on November 8. The report is currently described in the following:

Rutgers EcoComplex to Host Clean, Renewable Energy Business Accelerator

In the startup ecosystem in New Jersey, not enough founders have heard of the Rutgers EcoComplex, in Bordentown, which is part of the New Jersey Business Incubation Network.

The mission of the EcoComplex is to promote the development of the environmental and alternative energy industries, including the testing and verification of innovations in alternative energy, the remediation and protection of environmental quality, and the promotion of compatible sectors of the food industry and innovative agriculture.

New to the incubator is the EcoIgnite Clean Energy Proof of Concept Center and Accelerator Program, which will be headed by Serpil Guran, director of the EcoComplex, and which received a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Authority, “which recognized the importance of clean energy business development in the mid-Atlantic Region.” Rutgers has been at the forefront of research and business development in New Jersey in this field. Read more.

REI Research Fellow Jieun Yang to receive Materials Research Society (MRS) Postdoctoral Award

jieun yangThe Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) is proud to announce that Jieun Yang is one of this year's Materials Research Society (MRS) Postdoctoral Award recipients.The REI  proudly funded Jieun Yang as a REI research fellow for her work in the Nano-materials and Devices Group under Dr. Manish Chhowalla.  The MRS Postdoctoral Award recognizes postdoctoral scholars who are showing exceptional promise that may include, for example, excellence in scientific research, leadership, advocacy, outreach, or teaching, during their postdoc assignment. 

The award citation is: “for creative research in chemically exfoliated 2D materials and tireless dedication to mentoring women in science and engineering”. The award consists of a $2,000 honorarium, a citation certificate, and complimentary meeting registration to attend the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting. This year’s MRS Postdoctoral Awards,  will be presented during the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.

Rutgers Energy Reduction Competition - Campus vs. Campus

Save a Watt, Save the World

Campus vs. Campus Energy Reduction Competition for 2017

31 days of energy conservation for the month of October. Are you up for the challenge?

Guidelines for Energy Competition

  1. Check out: http://facilities.rutgers.edu/about-ufcp/sustainability/energy-conservation-tips to find out what you can do to save energy on your campus.
  1. University Facilities will collect electrical energy readings for each campus from October 1-31, and compared to October the previous year.
  1. The campus that reduces its energy usage by the greatest percentage wins the energy trophy!
  1. Rankings will be posted after the trophy presentation.

Trophy will be awarded at a home Football game.

Flyer available for posting

Sponsored by:  University Facilities and Capital Planning