The CCEFP has announced it will fund two research projects from that were recently submitted after a call for proposals during this Spring. In all, 11 proposals were submitted from eight different research institutions.
“The CCEFP is committed to grow our research portfolio by engaging industry members, exploring new federal funding opportunities and collaborations with the broader academic community,” said Professor Zongxuan Sun, Director. “The research activity within our academic community will be a key foundation for our future growth. We look forward to engaging our industry members and opening new opportunities for the CCEFP.”
The CCEFP Industry Engagement Committee (IEC), made up of industry collaborator representatives, reviewed the eleven proposals received and recommended the following projects for funding.
“Seamless Electric to Hydraulic Conversion” by Professor James Van de Ven of the University of Minnesota and Professor Eric Severson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Polymer-Enhanced Fluid Effects on Mechanical Efficiency of Hydraulic Pumps” by Paul Michael of the Milwaukee School of Engineering and Professor Ashlie Martini of the University of California-Merced.
These research projects will continue to explore the benefits of a more seamless integration of electric and hydraulic power as well as the importance of engineered fluids in systems optimization.
The NFPA, in collaboration with CCEFP, has recently opened an application for Research Supplements and Student Travel Grants for faculty and research assistants to attend upcoming CCEFP Summits. They provide funds to principal investigators with existing research grants to facilitate their participation and presentation at designated industry conferences and research summits.
The next CCEFP Summit will be held October 16-18 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
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