2018 Appalachian Energy Summit Student Poster Contest Winners Announced

Appalachian Energy Center proudly sponsors the annual Appalachian Energy Summit Student Poster Competition every year. This year 42 students from 16 universities competed to win $2,400 in cash prizes. 

The winners are:

Undergraduate Research

Grand Prize:
Cassidy Chapman, Appalachian State
From Trash to Gas: Facile, Efficient, Ultra-Fast Production of Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil

Honorable Mention:
Nick Palmer, Georgia College & State University
Improving Solar Cell Materials for a Sustainable Future

Project (Includes Undergraduate and Graduate)

Grand Prize:
Mehul Patel, University of Maryland
Modeled and Experimentally Validated Energy Audit of high consumption Data Centers on an Academic Campus

Honorable Mention:
Bekim Sejdiu, UNC Charlotte
Urban Power-Plant

Graduate Research

Grand Prize:
Razif Winkler, UNC Charlotte
Predicting Impact of Energy Storage on German Power Market

Honorable Mention:
Jonathan Corbett, UNC Charlotte
Windcatcher Technology: The Affect of Tower Cross-Section on Flow Quality and System Performance

PhD Research

Grand Prize:
Mohammadamin Sheikhshahrokhdehkordi and Seyedhhamideh Hosseiniirani, UNC Charlotte
A Hybrid Green Solution for Improving Building Ventilation and Energy Consumption

Honorable Mention:
Sina Modaresahmadi and David Barnett, UNC Charlotte
Mechanical Design and Manufacturing of a sub- and full-scale Flux Focusing Magnetic Gear

AES poster winners

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