Navigation Links
UCI engineering school gets grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Date:11/20/2013

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine will receive a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for developing a solar stove that enables carbon emissions-free cooking.

The Grand Challenges Explorations initiative is intended to foster outside-the-box solutions to persistent global health and development issues. More than 80 grants were announced today by the Gates Foundation in the 11th round of funding.

The stored energy solar stove was initially designed by a group of senior mechanical engineering students at UC Irvine under the guidance of former research adviser John Garman. It permits carbon emissions-free cooking indoors and at night, which not only reduces deforestation, labor time and safety concerns for women who leave their villages to gather firewood, but also pollutes indoor air far less than the traditional in-home cooking methods currently employed in developing countries.

The students developed a working model that uses a solar collector to concentrate sunlight on an energy storage device, which consists of an insulated box filled with potassium nitrate and sodium nitrate. The salts are heated to their melting point by the solar radiation. Within three hours in the sun, the stove stores 0.5 kilowatt-hours of energy, which is released as the molten salt slowly resolidifies. This provides a stable heat source indoors or after sunset with a surface temperature well-suited to making foods such as bread and rice. The technology has gone through two design iterations and, with this grant, will be further refined by a new group of senior engineering students.

"What this grant money allows us to do is continue working on an effective thermal mechanical design to create a solution to an important global health and environmental degradation problem," said Derek Dunn-Rankin, professor and chair of the Samueli School's Department
'/>"/>

Contact: Lori Brandt
lbrandt@uci.edu
949-824-8306
University of California - Irvine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Rising Solar Engineering and Design Firm Enters 1.7 MW's in Connecticut ZREC Auction and Positions for Future Growth
2. Cells derived from debrided burn tissue may be useful for tissue engineering
3. Louisiana Tech biomedical engineering professor earns recognition, funding for research
4. Engineering the smart health care of the future
5. Dangerous experiment in fetal engineering
6. Clemson bioengineering team wins undergraduate design competition
7. CWRUs Maxwell J. Mehlmans book examines issues emerging in genetic engineering
8. EPSRC announces new green engineering projects
9. Mobile Prone Stander for Disabled Children Designed by Prime Engineering Now Offered by Rehabmart.com
10. UTSA engineering dean C. Mauli Agrawal receives award from Society for Biomaterials
11. Selexis SA Announces Publication in Metabolic Engineering of Data Demonstrating Improvement of Therapeutic Protein Secretion with Engineered CHO Cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/23/2014)... Tbdress.com has recently announced that its Special Friday ... The special offer will provide ladies many gorgeous shoes at ... world’s largest women’s dresses retailers, and its shoes include many ... discounts on that day: Everything at Tbdress.com is up to ... $89). , People can use the following coupon codes as ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays can be ... sensory overload can trigger major meltdowns, an expert says. ... best of circumstances, but when you have children with ... an occupational therapy professor at University of the Sciences ... "It,s best to let your hosts or visitors know ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... SWAccessControl.com's high quality access control power ... company has announced its new collection of power suppliers. ... high quality power suppliers. All the new models come ... offer lasts until Dec. 20, 2014. , SWAccessControl.com has ... been supporting it for a long time. It is ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 2014 “BlackVue” was featured on NewsWatch ... which features the latest and coolest technology products available ... for NewsWatch, conducted the product review and shared with ... options in the car camera industry. , The need ... be hard to find the one that’s right per ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... BambooFlooringChina.com , the world’s leader in bamboo flooring, has ... collection. Now, the business is announcing big discounts on ... is valid until Dec. 20, 2014. , The new click ... surface, which makes it very easy to maintain. As one ... to make its website the best shopping platform for people ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tbdress.com Special Friday Shoes Sales Online Now 2Health News:Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism 2Health News:Cheap Access Control Power Supplies Online Now at SWAccessControl.com, Special Offer Until Dec. 20, 2014 2Health News:A Leader in Front and Rear Facing In-Car Cameras was Featured on NewsWatch Television on October 30, 2014 2Health News:Click Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring From Famous Bamboo Flooring Company BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... (HealthDay News) -- As parents prepare to send their children ... an important factor in academic performance, an expert advises. ... and lunches are more alert throughout the school day and ... diet, says Mary Pat Alfaro, clinical manager of the division ...
... pharmacies and health food shops are still lacking important ... Leeds researchers. In April this year, a new ... traditional herbal medicines, such as St John,s wort and ... possible side effects, how they could interact with other ...
... multiple myeloma trial has unexpectedly revealed that the drug ... its dose level in the body, say researchers at ... G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research ... is an anti-inflammatory drug, and more than 390 clinical ...
... , MONDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- One ... playing video games may be because the games allow them ... new study suggests. The research included hundreds of casual ... asked about their motivation for playing, as well as their ...
... 8 (HealthDay News) -- Frequent visual field testing may help ... earlier stage, a new study says. It,s important to ... can receive more aggressive treatment or more frequent follow-up, the ... the journal Archives of Ophthalmology , included 381 glaucoma ...
... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Aug. 8 ... in controlling tremors and improving motor function for those ... years, according to a small new study by Canadian ... called motor system disorders, which are caused by the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Healthy Lunch and Breakfast Keep Students Alert 2Health News:Herbal remedies escape EU law 2Health News:Study urges caution with lenalidomide dosage 2Health News:Frequent Tests Help Track Progression of Glaucoma, Study Finds 2Health News:Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Parkinson's Symptoms Long-Term 2Health News:Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Parkinson's Symptoms Long-Term 3
(Date:11/22/2014)... DUBLIN , Nov. 21, 2014 Research ... "China Recombinant Protein Drug Industry Report, 2014-2017" report ... The Chinese recombinant protein drug market ... demand rigidity, consumption ability and the like. During 2005-2013, ... hospitals grew at a CAGR of 19.1%, and it ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014  Alere Inc. (NYSE: ... diagnostic tests, has appointed Juliet Cunningham as ... Cunningham will be responsible for driving communications with the ... on a series of changes to increase shareholder value, ... to investors," said Namal Nawana, Chief Executive Officer. "We ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... and VIENNA, Va. , Nov. ... care provider that operates in Southern California ... provider of remote caregiving technology. Alta will be providing ... client receiving homecare services. Logo - ... is the key to providing the kind of affordable ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Recombinant Protein Drug Industry Report, 2014-2017 2China Recombinant Protein Drug Industry Report, 2014-2017 3Alere Appoints Juliet Cunningham to Lead Investor Relations 2Alta Home Care, Inc. and BeClose Partner to Enable Seniors to Remain in Their Homes Safely and Securely 2
... Silence Therapeutics plc (AIM: SLN) ("Silence"), a ... announces that it has entered into an agreement with ... investigate the application of Silence,s proprietary DACC delivery technology ... siRNAs ") to the pulmonary vascular endothelium. ...
... September 27, 2011 NVA237 has ... European Medicines Agency (EMA) under the brand-name Seebri® Breezhaler®, ... Studies show investigational once-daily NVA237 provides superior ... Additional data show NVA237 significantly prolonged time ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Silence Therapeutics Signs siRNA Delivery Collaboration With Top 10 Pharma Company 2Silence Therapeutics Signs siRNA Delivery Collaboration With Top 10 Pharma Company 3Silence Therapeutics Signs siRNA Delivery Collaboration With Top 10 Pharma Company 4NVA237 Filed in Europe and Positive Phase III Data at European Respiratory Society Congress 2NVA237 Filed in Europe and Positive Phase III Data at European Respiratory Society Congress 3NVA237 Filed in Europe and Positive Phase III Data at European Respiratory Society Congress 4
... Pediatric Sarmiento-style PTB tibial orthosis ... Lined with closed-cell foam at bony ... Selection of 3 modular footpiece/shoe insert ... patient. Stretch Velcro® design fits especially ...
... is a lightweight patient friendly brace utilizing the ... The Escort provides patients with a lightweight ... Superior comfort and improved patient compliance is ... Escort Hip brace is the result of ...
Distinct male and female designs for proper anatomical fit. Hip and pelvic components sized independently. Rigid posterior tongue minimizes pelvic rotation. Available in black or white plastic. Aggre...
Modular hip abduction system designed to provide superior fit, adjustability and functionality for optimum patient stability, comfort and compliance...
Medicine Products: