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(55) Selected Research Projects

  • July 2006—December 2017, "Electricity or bio-electrochemical hydrogen generation from organic matter in water using bacteria in microbial fuel cells (MFCs)," (Sponsor: Ital. Gas Prize).
  • August 2007—July 2010, "Electricity from Wastewater Using Biological Fuel Cells," (Sponsor: Ford Motor Company).
  • July 2005—June 2010, "Bioengineering for Compact, Sustainable Power using Microbial Fuel Cells," (Sponsor: US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)).
  • July 2006—June 2010, "The Biogeochemical Research Initiative for Education (BRIE) II-The ecology of biogeochemical systems," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • June 2007—May 2010, "Architectures and Materials for New Wastewater Treatment Technologies Based on Microbial Fuel Cells," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Environmental Technologies).
  • June 2007—May 2010, "Examination of the Microbial Ecology of Exoelectrogens Using Microbial Fuel Cells," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • November 2004—December 2009, "Harvesting energy from wastewater treatment," (Sponsor: Paul L. Busch Award).
  • January 2004—December 2009, "Harvesting energy from wastewater treatment," (Sponsor: Paul L. Busch Award, Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)).
  • January 2006—December 2009, "Microbial fuel cells for energy production," (Sponsor: Gates Foundation).
  • September 2004—August 2009, "EMSI- Center for Environmental Kinetics Anaylsis (CEKA)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • August 2006—July 2009, "Electricity from Wastewater Using Biological Fuel Cells," (Sponsor: Ford Motor Company).
  • August 2006—July 2009, "GAAN," (Sponsor: US Department of Education).
  • July 2006—June 2009, "Great Lakes Fuel Cell Workforce Education Center," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • June 2006—April 2009, "Isolation and analysis of novel electrochemically active bacteria for enhanced power generation in microbial fuel cells," (Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research).
  • July 2006—April 2009, "Isolation and Analysis of Novel Electrochemically Active Bacteria for Enhanced Power Generation in Microbial Fuel Cells," (Sponsor: US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)).
  • November 2004—October 2008, "Improving power generation in microbial fuel cells," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • March 2006—August 2008, "Enhanced Power Generation Using Substrate Enhanced Microbial Fuel Cells (SEMs)," (Sponsor: DARPA).
  • July 2006—June 2008, "Development of Microbial Fuel Cells for the Production of Electricity from Municipal and Agricultural Wastes," (Sponsor: US Agency for International Development).
  • March 2007—February 2008, "High Yield Hydrogen Production from Waste Biomass," (Sponsor: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.).
  • January 2005—December 2007, "In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Vadose Zone Soil using Gaseous Electron Donors," (Sponsor: ESTCP).
  • October 2006—September 2007, "Screening Industrial Wastewaters for Power Production using Microbial Fuel Cells and Studies for Implementing Pilot-Scale Reactors," (Sponsor: Dow Chemicals).
  • August 2006—July 2007, "Hydrogen production using the BEAMR Process," (Sponsor: Air Products).
  • July 2006—June 2007, "Electricity Production by the Microbial POWER Process," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania PEDA Program).
  • July 2006—June 2007, "Examining microbial fuel cell energy production: the effects of wastewater composition on energy efficiency and microbial community structure," (Sponsor: California Energy Commission).
  • July 2006—June 2007, "Fementative approaches to hydrogen production," (Sponsor: US Department of Energy).
  • July 2006—June 2007, "Hydrogen production using microbial fuel cell technologies," (Sponsor: US Department of Energy).
  • March 2006—February 2007, "High yield hydrogen production from waste biomass," (Sponsor: Air Products).
  • January 2006—January 2007, "Novel microbial hydrogen production from biomass containing wastewater," (Sponsor: Ion Power).
  • January 2006—January 2007, "PIRE: International Collaboration for Development of a New BioEnergy Technology for Sustainability of the Water Infrastructure," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • May 2005—August 2006, "Bacterial adhesion to uncoated and coated glass surfaces analyzed using batch adhesion tests and AFM," (Sponsor: PPG Inc).
  • September 2003—August 2006, "Coupled processes for Bioenergy Production: Biological Hydrogen Linked with Microbial Fuel Cells," (Sponsor: US Department of Agriculture).
  • July 1999—June 2006, "The Biological Research Initiative for Education (BRIE)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • April 2004—April 2006, "Demonstration of an operational hydrogen fueling station," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania DEP and Pennsylvania DCED).
  • January 2005—January 2006, "Frank Annuzio Award in Alternative Energy Sources," (Sponsor: BioEnergy Productions).
  • September 2000—September 2005, "Molecular level anaylsis of maromolecule-surface interactions in bacterial adhesion," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2000—September 2005, "Supplement to: Molecular level anaylsis of macromolecule-surface interactions in bacterial adhesion," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • June 2004—June 2005, "Isolation and characterization of microbes for in wastewater microbial fuel cells," (Sponsor: Research Initiation Grant, Co-funded by the Center for Environmental Chemistry & Geochemistry & the Hydrogen Energy Center).
  • January 2002—January 2005, "Biological hydrogen prodction as a sustainable green technology for pollution prevention," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • "Bio H2 Energy," (Sponsor: EPA-SBIR Subcontract).
  • "Biofuel cell research," (Sponsor: PSU Life Sciences Constortium Seed Grant Program).
  • "Chemical Science Center for a Clean Environment," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • "Demonstration of an operational hydrogen fueling station," (Sponsor: Pennsylavania DEP and Pennsylavania DCED).
  • "Development of a Waste Trweatment System using a Microbial Fuel Cell Stack System," (Sponsor: NASA).
  • "Hydrogen Fleet Demonstration at Penn State," (Sponsor: Department of Environmental Protection).
  • "Hydrogen generation via anaerobic and electrochemically-assisted fermentation processes," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy).
  • "Hydrogen Science and Technology Center," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • "Improving power generation in microbial fuel cells," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • "In Situ Bioredemption of Perchlorate in Vadose Zone Soil using Gaseous Electron Donars," (Sponsor: ESTCP).
  • "Inhibition of Bacterial Growth on Surfaces," (Sponsor: PPG Industries).
  • "Interaction of bacteria with uncoated and coated surfaces-Phase 2," (Sponsor: PPG Inc.).
  • "Measurement and analysis of microbial sticking coefficient for water treatment materials," (Sponsor: Proctor & Gamble).
  • "NER: Synthesis and Transport Studies of Zero Valent Metal Nanoparticles for Soil and Grounwater Remediation," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • "Respiratory enzymes used for perchlorate reduction," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • "SGER: Determination of the potential for direct generation of electricity from wastewater using a microbial fuel cell," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • "The BiogeochemicalResearch Initiative for Education (BRIE) II," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).


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