Six engineering researchers receive 2021 grants from Nebraska Environmental Trust

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The Nebraska Environmental Trust has awarded 23 grants totaling more than $2.1 million to University of Nebraska–Lincoln projects.
The Nebraska Environmental Trust has awarded 23 grants totaling more than $2.1 million to University of Nebraska–Lincoln projects.

Six projects from the College of Engineering have received 2021 grants from The Nebraska Environmental Trust. NET has awarded 23 grants totaling more than $2.1 million to University of Nebraska–Lincoln projects. 

The grants were awarded by the NET board last month, part of 113 projects receiving more than $18.35 million.

The following are Nebraska Engineering projects and principal investigators that received 2021 awards:

  • Assessment of greenhouse gas sequestration resources in Districts 5, 6 and 7 to improve carbon management opportunities in Nebraska, Seunghee Kim, assistant professor of civil engineering, $196,467.
  • Flaming alfalfa to preserve soil health and prevent surface and ground water degradation, George Gogos, professor of mechanical and materials engineering, $141,143.
  • Surface water nutrient removal in eutrophic ponds using floating treatment wetlands, Tiffany Messer, adjunct assistant professor, School of Natural Resources and biological systems engineering, $111,797.
  • Improving soil health using heat‐treated manure, Xu Li, professor of civil and environmental engineering, $90,314.
  • Water use and soil‐water storage effect of individual and mixed cover species’ impacts on soil quality, Suat Irmak, Harold W. Eberhard Distinguished Professor of biological systems engineering, $87,884.
  • Transforming manure and cedar mulch from “waste” to “worth” – Part II, Amy Schmidt, associate professor of biological systems engineering, $81,949.




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