2020-21 MCSI Sustainability Research Seed Grant Recipients

Pitt faculty awarded 2020-2021 MCSI sustainability research seed grants.

Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation annually awards research seed grants to engage researchers passionate about and engaged in sustainability. SEED grants support graduate student and post-doctoral fellows on one-year research projects.  The 2020-2021 MCSI Research Grants were awarded to:

  • A Circular Chemical Industry: Closing the Anthropogenic Carbon Cycle with Biomimetic Reactors
    James McKone, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Mapping the Landscape of Seafood in Pittsburgh Markets: Do Safe, Sustainable and Accessible Meet?
    Carla Ng, Civil & Environmental Engineering 
  • Optimization of Traffic Signals on Pitt’s Campus Road Network to Reduce Fuel Consumption and Green House Gas Emissions from Vehicular Traffic
    Aleksandar Stevanovic, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Up-Cycling of Machining Scrap via Mechano-Chemical Attrition Enhanced Hydride-Dehydride Processing for Sustainable Ti-Powder Fabrication
    Jorg Wiezorek, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
    Ravi Shankar, Industrial Engineering

Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!  Learn more about MCSI research seed grant recipients since 2015.