Center for Energy Receives grant from richard king mellon foundation
The Center for Energy in the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering has received a $22 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation—one of the largest private foundation grants in Pitt’s history. The gift will accelerate the research and education efforts of the center, which is dedicated to improving energy technology development and sustainability through the work of more than 70 world-class faculty members and their research teams.
The majority of the Richard King Mellon grant will be used to create new faculty positions and graduate fellowships and to establish a fund for spurring innovative research. The grant—which also will support research infrastructure and center operations—is designed to bolster the center’s position as a powerful leader in energy research.
Established in 2008, Pitt’s Center for Energy is dedicated to pursuing studies in energy delivery and efficiency, advanced materials for demanding energy technologies, carbon management, and energy diversification.
Dr. Brian Gleeson, Director, will join The American Entrepreneur TODAY at 5:00 PM EST to discuss the grant.
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For more information about the grant, please see the offical press release here:http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/News.aspx?id=2147494433
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