Daniel W. Crunkleton (Chemical Engineering) - University of Tulsa

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16 déc. 2012 (il y a 4 années et 9 mois)

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Tulsa Institute of Alternative Energy

Daniel W. Crunkleton (Chemical Engineering)

John
Henshaw

(Mechanical Engineering)

Sanwu

Wang (Physics)

Jagan

Mahadevan (Petroleum Engineering)

Tyler Johannes (Chemical Engineering)



Research Council Meeting

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

April 23, 2010

Institute Mission

“The Tulsa Institute of Alternative Energy is a multi
-
disciplinary collaboration of faculty,
students, and administrators interesting in advancing the University of Tulsa’s research
and educational footprint in the next
-
generation of alternative energy technologies,
especially as it relates to domestically
-
sustainable fuels and power systems.”

“Smarter Energy


Smarter Engineering”

Progress


Algae Fuels


$1.50 million in funding (Sapphire Energy/DOE)



DOE 2010 appropriation: $729,000


Requested 2010
-
2011 appropriation: $2.4 million


4 new PhD students in Fall 2010


Successfully engineered 1
-
2 gene pathways in algae


NSF/
EPSCoR
: “Genetic Engineering of Microalgae for Pentose Utilization”, $30,000


Quantum Mechanical Modeling


$332,757 in funding (DOE, Center for Interfacial Reaction Engineering, recommended
by panel, awaiting
DOE’s

approval)


$300,000 under review (DARPA, Atomic
-
Scale Control of Silicon Carbide High
-
Power/High
-
Temperature
Mocroelectronics
)


$711,400 submitted (NSF/MRI, Acquisition of Dense
-
memory Supercomputing Cluster
for Interdisciplinary Research and Education)


1 M.S. student graduating in May 2010


1
-
2 new graduate students in Fall 2010

Short
-
Term Goals (2 yrs)


Research


Continue DOE funding for 2 additional years


Successfully engineer 3
-
4 gene pathways in algae


Participate in DOE
EPSCoR

funding


Education


2 PhD graduates in algae fuels


1 PhD graduate in Quantum mechanical modeling


Expansion of SENEA


Course Development

Long
-
Term Goals (3
-
5 years)


Research: Combined Institute Proposals


NSF/MRI: Major Research Instrumentation


NSF/IGERT: Integrative Graduate Education and Research
Traineeship


Education: Educational Opportunities


Internationalization


Alternative Energy/Sustainable Energy Certificate (perhaps
collaborating
w
/ Energy Policy Institute)

Student Impact


Algae Fuels


Daichuan

Chen (PhD, Chemical Engineering)


Sameneh

Noor
-
Mohammadahi

(PhD, Chemical Engineering)


Nikhil
Yellesawarapu

(MS, Chemical Engineering)


INSTITUTE FUNDED


Azadeh

Pouimir

(MS, Chemical Engineering)


5 TURC Students


Quantum Mechanical Modeling of SOFC


Ying Li (PhD, Petroleum Engineering)


INSTITUTE FUNDED


Xin

Liu (MS, Physics)


2 undergraduate students (Physics, Mechanical Engineering)


Wind (SENEA Project)


Jesse French (Ph.D., 2010, Mechanical Engineering). Begins faculty
appointment at
LeTourneau

University in Fall 2010.


3 Goldwater Scholars


1 Udall Recipient

Publications


Algae Fuels


Noah I. Tracy,
Daichuan

Chen, Daniel W. Crunkleton, Geoffrey L. Price, “Hydrogenated
Monoterpenes

as Diesel Fuel
Additives,”
Fuel
88 (11) (2009), 2238
-
2240.


Noah I. Tracy, Daniel W. Crunkleton, and Geoffrey L. Price, “Conversion of Squalene to Gasoline,” Under Review,
Biomass &
Bioenergy
.


Noah I. Tracy, Daniel W. Crunkleton, Geoffrey L. Price, “Gasoline Production from
Phytol
,” Under Review,
Energy & Fuels
.


Daichuan

Chen, Noah I. Tracy, Daniel W. Crunkleton, and Geoffrey L. Price, “Comparison of canola oil conversion over
MFI, BEA, and FAU,” Under review,
Applied Catalysis A
.


Samaneh
Noor
, Azadeh Pourmir, and Tyler Johannes, “Assembly of Biosynthetic Pathways in Microalgae” Manuscript in
preparation.


Quantum Mechanical Modeling of SOFC


Y. Li, J. Mahadevan, S. Wang, “Atomic
-
scale understanding of the catalytic role of the Cu surface on the dissociation of
CH4,” under preparation


H.L. Dang, Y.G.
Shen
, S. Wang, “Spontaneous phase transition of
nano
-
sized boron nitride thin films: a quantum size
effect,” under preparation


Y. Liu, M.
Halfmoon
, S. Wang, “
Passivation

of the SiC
-
SiO
2

interface by hydrogen and fluorine,” under preparation.


SENEA/Wind


J.J. French, C.T. Clancy, A.L. Johnston, M.A. Holland, J.M.
Henshaw
, “Design and fabrication of the energy generating
components for the Sustainable Shepherd’s Residence in Northeastern China,”
Proceedings of ASME Energy
Sustainability 2009
, Paper #ES2009
-
90074.


A.L. Johnson, J.J. French, J.M.
Henshaw
, “On the design of a vertical axis wind turbine for use in rural communities,”
Proceedings of ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference 2009
, Paper #DETC2009
-
86484.


Institute
-
Related Service


SENEA (Sustainable Energy for Northeast Asia)


Numerous trips to China


Projects in Haiti and Belize under preparation


Hydrogen Powered Golf Cart


Used by Pres.
Upham

for campus tours


HPeV Project


HPeV project

Human
-
powered

electric

vehicle

built

for

rural

regions

of

the

world

not

connected

to

a

petroleum
-
based

energy

system
.


Two

riders

pedal,

and

can

deploy

a

small

electric

motor

when

needed

to

carry

heavy

loads

(on

back

of

vehicle),

climb

hills,

etc
.


Summary of Board Meeting


To be held June 2010

Value
-
Added Benefits of Institute


Research Funding


$375,000 indirect costs



Requested 2010
-
2011 Congressional Appropriation: $2.4 million


$1.3 million under review to DOE/NSF/DARPA


Royalties:


International Patent Application ($20,000 per year in royalties to TU for 20 years)


WO/2009039015: “Methods of Refining Biologically Derived Hydrocarbon
Feedstocks



Student impact


4 PhD graduates in next 2 years


2 MS graduates in next 2 years


Undergraduate research