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RPI Opens Doctoral Program in Fuel Cell Science

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) announced a $4.8 million interdisciplinary program to train doctoral students in fuel cell science and engineering. The program is supported by a $3.2 million, first-of-its-kind fuel cell research education grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) combined with a $1.6 million investment by Rensselaer.

The program, which begins this fall, will integrate a range of disciplines within and among engineering, science, and management, involving faculty and facilities from six Rensselaer academic departments and six Rensselaer research or student centers.

The funding will support full tuition and provide an annual $30,000 stipend for each student’s two-year research fellowship. NSF’s funding was awarded through their Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program.

Participating research centers at Rensselaer are: Center for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research; the new Center for Future Energy Systems; Center for Polymer Synthesis; Flexible Manufacturing Center; Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship; and Archer Center for Student Leadership.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute opened the Center for Future Energy Systems on 7 June. The new $20 million research center, in partnership with Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory, is focused on innovation in and commercialization of energy conservation and renewable energy systems.

The need for an adequate supply of affordable, accessible, sustainable energy is the overarching issue of the 21st century. Energy security is the “space race” of this millennium. But we cannot just drill our way to energy security, we must innovate our way to energy security...

—Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson



They are just pissing in the wind. Fuel Cells/Hydrogen will *never* become practical as a source of usable energy.


Here in Canada they don't teach pnysics in school. Public
is simply uneducated and can't judge of what is ICE and how energie is transforms from one form to another, so don't expect them to realize that all this Hydrogen and fuel cell talk is BS.
I wish Bushes had astma or any other lung deseases so it could get to their heart not a wallet. It may sound sinister but
this american rednecks are not any better than arabs stuffing their accounts with oil dollars. Ordinary merican boys are dying for homewifes beeing able to drive their SUVs, putting money in Bush friends wallets, what a joke. Where are electic cars , I would buy one today.

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