2023-24 MCSI Sustainability Research Grant & Faculty Award Recipients

Congratulations to the research grant recipients of the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation’s 2023-24 awards, which each help faculty engage in sustainability research at Pitt.

The Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation has announced its 2023-24 Research Seed Grants and Faculty Award recipients, all focused on finding sustainable solutions to the world’s complex challenges. These projects cover three broad areas, including climate impacts and health, environmental justice, and circular economy.

Research Seed Grants

“Building and Bridging On-Campus and Field-Based Summer Undergraduate Research Programs in Sustainability”

  • Cori Richards-Zawacki, Biology

“Cellulosic Biomass Conversion via Liquid Metal Catalysis”

  • Mohammad Masnadi, Chemical Engineering

“Deploying Solar Projects in Rural Southwestern Pennsylvania: Understanding and Securing Community Acceptance”

  • Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Tony Kerzmann, Mechanical Engineering

“Thermal Desalination Process Based on Hydrate Crystallization of Polyoxacyclobutane”

  • Sachin Velankar, Chemical Engineering

Faculty Awards

“Creating a Sustainability Network between Engineering and Ecology for Ecosystem Monitoring”

  • Inhee Lee, Electrical & Computer Engineering

“Green Computing and Sustainable Software Development”

  • Amr Mahmoud, Electrical & Computer Engineering

“Integrating Green Electronics Education in ECE Classes II”

  • Mohamed Bayoumy, Electrical & Computer engineering in the Swanson School,

“My Nature Outing Curriculum Development”

  • Stephen Quigley, English

“Sustainability Through the Lens of Film and Media Projects”

  • Sarah Moore, Film & Media Studies

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