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Three MAE researchers awarded funding

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Atkins Center's 2015 Academic Venture Fund selections. Eleven proposals were selected, for total funding of $1.2 million. The multidisciplinary researchers come from 20 departments and six Cornell colleges.

The 2015 AVF awards cover the Atkinson Center’s three Es—energy, environment, and economic development—at home and abroad. Close to home, researchers will support campus efforts to reduce Cornell’s carbon footprint, while an additional team investigates emerging geoengineering strategies to fight global warming in the Arctic. (A summary of these awards is available in PDF format.)

The following researcher(s) from the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering were awarded funding in this year’s competition:

-       Geoengineering on a Regional Scale

  • PI: Douglas MacMartin - MAE Visiting Scientist

-       Wind Energy, More Efficiently

  • Co-PI: Rebecca Barthelmie - Croll Fellow, Professor

-       Real Savings from Home Retrofits

  • Co-PI: Al George - John F. Carr Professor of Mechanical Engineering

The full list of awards is attached and profiles are also available on their website (

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