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Welcoming and Congratulating Carl Bunge!

Carl Bunge has set the bar VERY high on entrances to the HYPER lab.

After starting undergraduate research in the lab this last fall as a senior, he just found out he will be awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF) to begin graduate studies in the Fall of 2016. Carl’s undergraduate work was with HYPER graduate student Ian Richardson, who was the first NSTRF recipient at WSU and has had the fellowship for the last two years. Carl’s research topic will be extension of the Heisenberg Vortex tube for in-space cooling of liquid hydrogen tanks.

The NSTRF is the most prestigious … » More …

Support and a mission from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

It is my pleasure to announce that the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has awarded our H2-Refuel team a $60k (+$60k WSU match) Commercialization Gap award to prototype and commercialize our hydrogen fueling station concept. The Program Director, Dr. Moses Lee, specifically stated:

“This grant will be made to Washington State University in honor of the late President Floyd. He was a great and well-regarded man who has done tremendous service to WSU and the State. His vision and legacy will live on. The Trust and our Trustees thought our support of this excellent project is a good way to honor him.”

This builds on support … » More …

Spread the word!

Last Friday I sent the following message to all students, faculty, and staff in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture at WSU:

It is my pleasure to announce the formation of WSU’s H2Refuel team. The team is competing for a Department of Energy $1 million prize competition to develop an in-home or community based hydrogen vehicle refueling system.

We will leverage our prior win in the 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Competition to develop a drop-in hydrogen refueling station, 2nd place in the 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Challenge to generate heat, hydrogen, and power for the local … » More …