William Stanchina Receives MCSI Award

The external advisory committee of the University of Pittsburgh’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) has awarded four faculty members with research seed grants totaling $190,630 for the 2016/2017 year. The annual program enables faculty to supplement sustainably-focused research with undergraduate, graduate and/or post-doctoral student support. 

Recipients are in departments of Biological Sciences, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and this year’s recipients include PQI faculty William Stanchina for his proposal on "β- Ga2O3 Nanoelectronics: A Path to a Sustainable Semiconductor Technology for High Efficiency Electricity Conversion from Renewables."

MCSI developed the research seed grant program to provide faculty with funding support to allow students to participate in high-quality research, teaching, outreach and creative endeavors. 

The goals of the grants are: (1) seed funding to develop ideas to the point where external funding can be obtained; (2) awards to support scholarship in areas where external funding is extremely limited; (3) resources to introduce curricular innovations into the classroom; or (4) tools or techniques to encourage community outreach and education.

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