Faculty Seed Grants

From 2008-2012, the Environment Institute awarded numerous seed grants to interdisciplinary teams of UCI faculty to support innovative sustainability- and environment-related research. At present, there is no open call for proposals.

Project Image Project Titlesort descending Principal Investigator
Experimental Assessment of Technologies for Use in Restoring the Salton Sea Timothy J. Bradley (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), William J. Cooper (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Fluid Mechanics of Environmentally Significant Hydrate Slurries Derek Dunn-Rankin (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) and Peter Taborek (Physics)
Fueling the future: Investigation of hydrocarbon formation from CO by vanadium nitrogenase Markus W. Ribbe (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry), Molecular Biology & Biochemistry (Chemistry)
Modeling Population Exposure to Air Pollutants near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Donald Dabdub (Mechanical & Aerospace Eng.) & Jun Wu (Health Sciences)
Optimizing At-Home Feedback to Increase Residential Energy Conservation David Kirkby (Physics & Astronomy) and Daniel Stokols (Planning, Policy & Design)
Self-Assembly of Quantum Dot Superlattices for Solar Cells Zhibin Guan (Chemistry & BME & ChemE & MSE), Matt Law ( Chemistry)
Solar Light Harvesting by Energy Transfer: Learning from Nature Sergei P. Balashov (Physiology and Biophysics); Filipp U. Furche (Chemistry); Janos K. Lanyi (Physiology & Biophysics); Hartmut Luecke (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Computer Science, and Physiolo