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Is 3D Printing the Solution for Ultra-Tall Wind Turbine Towers?

Greentech Media -
Can RCAM Technologies build 3D-printed concrete turbine towers as fast and as cheaply as it estimates? Construction and testing of a prototype will be done in partnership with UC Irvine at the school’s civil engineering laboratory.
Transport Topics

Fuel Cells Gain Momentum as Range Extenders for Electric Trucks

Transport Topics -
“With fuel cells, you can size the energy conversion device — the fuel-cell stack — to meet the power demands and simply size the hydrogen storage to be appropriate for the amount of energy you need,” said Jack Brouwer, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and associate director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center and Advanced Power and Energy Program at the University of California, Irvine.
The San Diego Union Tribune

Health officials say testing San Diego River for hep A would waste resources

The San Diego Union Tribune -
That kind of contamination would make contact with the water dangerous, said Sunny Jiang, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Irvine.

Catalina Sea Ranch snags federal grant to start kelp farming

Orange County Register -
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, grant was part of a $22 million nationwide research disbursement that included $1.8 million for macroalgae cultivation research at UC Irvine.

How California might look if it was 100 percent carbon neutral

Orange County Register -
UC Irvine researcher Jack Brouwer, a professor of mechanical engineering, said SB 100 didn’t go far enough. Under a bill focused on decarbonizing the electric grid, homes could move more toward electrifying appliances which could be a lifestyle shift for some Californians, Brouwer said.

Poseidon's environmental plan doesn't halt criticism of proposed desalination plant

Daily Pilot -
Sunny Jiang, chairwoman of UC Irvine’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, said the plan shows Poseidon is working toward making the plant more environmentally sustainable.
U.S. News & World Report

10 Colleges With the Most Applications

U.S. News & World Report -
Many colleges have large applicant pools. But some schools have enough applicants to fill a football stadium, making the admissions process feel as stressful as trying to win a homecoming game.
Orange County Business Journal

UCI Gets Most of $8M Grant

Orange County Business Journal -
University of California-Irvine said today the National Science Foundation awarded $8 million to a UCI-led consortium to develop a system that can restore walking ability and sensation in individuals with spinal cord injuries.

UC Irvine hosts aerospace expo

Daily Pilot -
UC Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering hosted an Aerospace Symposium and Expo on Thursday afternoon at the campus.
The Washington Post

Hurricane Harvey shows how we underestimate flooding risks in coastal cities, scientists say

The Washington Post -
“Always when there is a hurricane, you have compounding effects of ocean flooding — surge — and terrestrial flooding,” said Amir AghaKouchak, an associate professor of hydrology and remote sensing at the University of California at Irvine.