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Year Est.

  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Iowa State University
  • 2011

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • 2014

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Columbia University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 2010

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • University of Akron
  • 2012

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of South Carolina
  • 2015

  • Clarkson University
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • 2011

  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Denver
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 2014

  • University of Connecticut
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • 2018

  • Oregon State University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 2010

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    About 20% of total energy consumption in the U.S. is used for the heating and cooling of buildings using conventional sources like fossil fuels. While standard thermal insulation, with its low thermal conductivity, can help mitigate heating/cooling loss, researchers have sought to incorporate thermal storage capacity within the building envelope to better control the temperature variations across building walls.

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    Test Helps ‘Rubber Meet the Road’ in Wet Driving Conditions

    Credit: Siamak Farhad, Mechanical Engnieering Department, University of AkronMore than 300,000 people are injured and about 4,000 die each year in car crashes that occur on roads with wet pavement, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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