Congratulations are in order for HYPER lab undergraduate researcher Kacie Salmon for being the Most Outstanding Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering! Kacie developed the HYPER Games poster from the core lab themes.
The Moscow-Pullman Daily News featured Eli Shoemake and the vortex tube project on the front page last Thursday. The original article is here: http://dnews.com/local/new-tricks-with-old-common-products/article_dbe0a7f8-1b9f-5ca9-87e4-704bfc1aa6e7.html
Bill and Evan, the hosts of the 104.3 KHTR morning radio show interviewed me yesterday morning about hydrogen cars and our fueling station project. The full audio file is here:
HYPER lab member Ian Richardson is currently featured on the WSU main homepage. Check out the great article, video clips, and photos here: https://wsu.edu/125/exploration/
Thanks for the great stories and memories Ian!
The Washington Joint Center for Aerospace Technology and Innovation (JCATI) produced a video describing our liquid hydrogen conversion for ScanEagle, a product of Insitu. The video can be viewed on-line here:
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.”
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As far as we know it is. Today marks the near completion of our 3D printed vapor cooled cryogenic storage tank and initial testing with liquid nitrogen. Following a final carbon fiber wrap we will test with liquid hydrogen. Details to follow, check back later in August! » More …
HYPER lab member Ian Richardson received the Klaus and Jean Timmerhaus Award at the Cryogenics Engineering Conference in Tucson today. This biennial award recognizes the top graduate student in the field of cryogenics in the United States. More information is in the WSU News write-up here. Congratulations Ian!
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 …
NASA announced the winners of the 2015 SBIR Phase 1 competition. We partnered with Matthew Wright of Ultramet, an advanced material solutions company based in Pacoima CA, to win the Cryogenic Fluid Management for In-Space Transportation sub-topic with a proposal titled, “Parahydrogen-Orthohydrogen Catalytic Conversion for Cryogenic Propellant Passive Heat Shielding.” As stated in the citation abstract, “The Hydrogen Properties for Energy Research (HYPER) laboratory at Washington State University (WSU) recently demonstrated a Cryocatalysis Hydrogen Experiment Facility (CHEF) to characterize parahydrogen-orthohydrogen catalysts for passive heat shielding.” This work builds off of Ron Bliesner’s graduate work during his Master’s Thesis that eventually built CHEF.