Environmental Protection Agency

  • Vanderbilt University

    EPA awards $90,000 to senior design team to further develop spinach powered solar cell

    Team also wins Marketplace Innovation Award and Student Choice Award Earth Day 2012 proved exceptionally green for a Vanderbilt University team of five engineering seniors who designed a biohybrid solar panel that substitutes a protein from spinach for expensive silicon wafers that are energy intensive to produce, and is capable… Read More

    Apr. 24, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineering team demos spinach powered solar cell at EPA competition in D.C.

    Five Vanderbilt engineering seniors will be on the National Mall tomorrow through Monday demonstrating a solar panel that uses spinach to capture and convert the sun’s energy to electricity. The Vanderbilt team is one of 45 university and college teams from across the country competing in Phase II of the… Read More

    Apr. 20, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineering seniors design a bio-inspired solar cell with EPA funding

    A team of Vanderbilt engineering seniors has been awarded $15,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to design a nature inspired large-scale solar cell.  The students, under the guidance of Kane Jennings, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, participating… Read More

    Nov. 11, 2011