Current and Past Projects

Environmental Chemistry

Northeastern Tier 1 Seed Funding.  “Yeast-Based Chemical Sensors for Biohybrid Underwater Robots.”  PI.  Awarded 2018.

DARPA Biological Technologies. “Implementation of a synthetic Anammox bio-granular technology in the main wastewater treatment line” (Collaborative grant with University of Washington and Caltech).  PI at Northeastern.  Awarded 2017.

NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2015-17). “Examining the role of anoxic events on coastal micronutrient (Fe) supplies from a novel high-resolution profiling sampler.”  PI.  Awarded 2014.

Sea Grant (MIT Sea Grant). “Combating nitrogen-driven coastal eutrophication: a selective ion array approach to rapid in-situ measurement of nitrate and ammonium.” PI: H.F. Hemond. Awarded 2011.

Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant. “A Multiple-Sensor/Multivariate Signal Processing Architecture for In-Situ Water Chemical Analysis.” PI. Awarded 2009.

Solar Energy

U.S. Dept. of Energy (Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS)). “Advanced expander design for small scale ORC systems appropriate for distributed cogeneration in India.” PI: H.F. Hemond. Awarded 2012.

Shell-MIT Energy Initiative (Early Research Funding). “Solar-LG hybridization using CSP, photovoltaics, and heat recovery with an organic Rankine cycle.” PI: H.F. Hemond, A. Ghoniem. Awarded 2012.

Constellation Energy (E2: Energy to Educate Award). “Domestic installation of a novel solar technology – focus on education and public awareness.” Co-PI. Awarded 2010.*

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (P3: People, Prosperity, Planet Student Grant Program – Phase II). “A Novel Solar Thermal Combined Cycle for Distributed Power Generation.” PI: H.F. Hemond. Awarded 2009.

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) (Sustainable Vision – Student Team Grants). “Affordable solar thermal microgenerator technology for rural cogeneration in southern Africa.” PI: H.F. Hemond, A. Ghoniem. Awarded 2008.

* Money raised for STG International, US-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit.