Funded Projects

Faculty Seed Grant Projects

The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society will issue annual requests for proposals for research and education on on the energy challenges faced by society — and the societal challenges posed by energy. The Institute welcomes diverse energy and society projects from all disciplines. Specific thematic information, as well as instructions and deadlines for our next RFP will be posted here when available.

Learn more about faculty research projects that have been funded by the Irving Institute by exploring the links below. Funded projects are organized by category and awarding cycle. 

Community Impact

Mapping Country-wide Energy Access for the Majority World
Project Lead: Neeti Pokhriyal
Summer 2020

Renewable Energy for the Majority World: A Pilot Project in Fond Des Blancs Haiti
Project Lead: Jack Wilson, Studio Art
Summer 2019

Community Energy Dashboard
Project Leads: April Salas, Revers Center for Energy at Tuck; Margaret Karagas, Geisel School of Medicine
Summer 2019

Survey of Energy and Indigenous Environmental Studies in the Americas
Project Lead: Laura Ogden, Anthropology Department
Winter 2019

Sustainable Energy for Remote and Underserved Communities
Project Lead: Mary Albter, Thayer School of  Engineering
Winter 2019

Woody Biofuels in the State Of New Hampshire: Analyzing the Social and Environmental Impacts of Forest-Based Bioenergy in the Granite State
Project Lead: David Lutz, Environmental Studies Department
Winter 2019

Hydropower Development and Knowledge Controversies in Transboundary Rivers
Project Lead: Christopher Sneddon, Geography Department
Winter 2019

Health

Human Exposure, Health and Societal Issues in Rural New Hampshire Associated with Wood and Pellet Stoves as Home Heating Sources
Project Leads: Brian Jackson, Earth Sciences Department; Laura Paulin, Geisel School of Medicine
Summer 2020

Quantification of Air Pollution from Natural Gas Development and Relationship to Health Outcomes
Project Leads: Charlotte Ward, Margaret Karagas, Geisel School of Medicine

Dartmouth Rural Health and Energy Equity Advancement Lab (DR-HE2AL)
Project Leads: Lisa Adams, Geisel School of Medicine; Anne Sosin, Dickey Center for International Understanding
Winter 2019

Technology

Tuning the Molecular Design of Porous Electrodes for Selective CO2 Reduction into Fuels
Project Leads: Weiyang (Fiona) Li, Thayer School of Engineering; Katherine Mirica, Chemistry Department
Summer 2020

Engineering Robust Bifacial Architectures for Boosting the Efficiency of Low-Cost Perovskite Solar Energy
Project Leads: William Scheideler and Jifeng Liu, Thayer School of Engineering
Summer 2019

Ambient Energy Harvesting Devices to Power the Internet of Things-Based Sensor Networks
Project Lead: Lin Dong, Thayer School of Engineering
Summer 2019

High Performance Nickel-Iron (NiFe) Permanent magnetics for Electric Motors and Turbines
Project Lead:  Ian Baker, Thayer School of Engineering
Winter 2019

Lebanon's Transactive Energy Blockchain Prototype
Project Lead: Amro Farid, Thayer School of Engineering
Winter 2019

Powering the Carbon-Neutral Energy Cycle: Energy-Efficient Catalysts For Co2 Reduction
Project Leads: Weiyang (Fiona) Li, Thayer School of Engineering; Katherine Mirica, Chemistry Department
Winter 2019