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Dr. Cesmeci Awarded DOE Grant

Dr. Sevki Cesmeci, Assistant Professor, received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the Department of Energy (DOE) totaling $199,943. Dr. Cesmeci, the Principle Investigator, will be collaborating with Ultool, LLC located in Daluth, GA.

The research objective is to develop and experimentally and computationally examine the performance of elasto-hydrodynamic seals for supercritical CO2 (sCO2) applications. Supercritical CO2 power cycles hold great potential for nuclear power production because they are more efficient than traditional water-based, air-breathing, direct-fired, open Brayton cycles or indirect-fired, closed Rankine cycles.

The project will support both undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Interested students should contact Dr. Cesmeci directly.

For more information about the award, please search for award number DE-SC0020851 via the DOE’s Portfolio Analysis and Management System.


Posted in Awards and Recognition, Graduate Research, Undergraduate Research