Clemson University recently announced the one million dollar award it received for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The funds will create a center for further research and education headquartered at the University’s International Center for Automotive Research focused around ‘sustainable vehicle systems’.
By integrating graduate education and research, the center will aim to develop and design high energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable vehicle propulsion systems.
The chairman of Clemson’s automotive engineering department, Imtiaz Haque, noted that the program was designed to educate students on the importance of sustainability, energy use, emissions, manufacturing and cost.
The DOE Graduate Automotive Technology Education Centers of Excellence focuses on three areas of vehicle technology: propulsion, energy storage and lightweight materials.
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