UT Austin one of the institutions to receive DOE energy funding (from Power Online)
Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that the Department of Energy is releasing $377M in funding for almost 50 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) located at universities, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and private firms. The funding comes out of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These centers are expected to “lay the scientific groundwork for fundamental advances in solar energy, biofuels, transportation, energy efficiency, electricity storage and transmission, clean coal and carbon capture and sequestration, and nuclear energy.”
University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX) – $15M for five years to pursue fundamental research on charge transfer processes that underpin the function of highly promising molecular materials for photovoltaic and electrical energy storage applications.