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. 

Ambient Energy Harvesting Devices to Power the Internet of Things-Based Sensor Networks

PI: Dr. Lin Dong, Thayer


Community Energy Dashboard
PI: April Salas, Revers Center for Energy at Tuck and Margaret Karagas, Geisel School of Medicine

Constructing Effective Demand Response Programs in New Hampshire's Electric Market

PIs: Junyang Cui '21 and Harish Tekriwal '21 (Economics majors)


Convergence: An Art-based Symposium that Attempts to Bridge the Gap Between Science and Art

PI: Mary Lou Aleskie, Director, Hopkins Center for the Arts 


Dartmouth Rural Health and Energy Equity Advancement Lab (DR-HE2AL)

PIs: Dr. Lisa Adams, Associate Dean for Global Health and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health at Geisel and Anne Sosin, Global Health Initiative Program Director, Dickey Center 


Developing Dartmouth General Chemistry Curriculum Toward Energy and the Environment

PI: Dr. Anita Prasad, Chemistry Department 


Engineering Robust Bifacial Architectures for Boosting the Efficiency of Low-Cost Perovskite Solar Energy

PIs: Professor William Scheideler and Professor Jifeng Liu, Thayer 


High Performance Nickel-Iron (Nife) Permanent Magnetics for Electric Motors and Turbines

PI: Professor Ian Baker, Thayer


Hydropower Development and Knowledge Controversies in Transboundary Rivers

PI: Professor Christopher Sneddon, Geography Department


Lebanon's Transactive Energy Blockchain Prototype

PI: Professor Amro Farid, Thayer


Powering the Carbon-Neutral Energy Cycle: Energy-Efficient Catalysts For Co2 Reduction

PIs: Professor Katherine Mirica, Chemistry Department and Professor Weiyang Li, Thayer 


Renewable Energy for the Majority World: A Pilot Project in Fond Des Blancs Haiti

PI: Jack Wilson, Studio Art and Engineering Science 


Survey of Energy and Indigenous Environmental Studies in the Americas

PI: Professor Laura Ogden, Anthropology Department 


Sustainable Energy for Remote and Underserved Communities

PI: Professor Mary Albert, Thayer


Woody Biofuels in the State Of New Hampshire: Analyzing the Social and Environmental Impacts of Forest-Based Bioenergy in the Granite State

PI: Professor David Lutz, Environmental Studies Department