Materials Science Education
With heavy industry, manufacturing, fabrication, and design occupying a large part of Washington’s economy, it is necessary to focus on our future workforce. By designing course modules in Materials Science for high schools and community colleges, we can ensure that Washington’s industrial future is cleaner and more earth-abundant.
Low-Carbon & Electric Fuels
The shift toward electrification is well underway in the passenger vehicle sector. Unfortunately, battery electric vehicle technology may never be fully viable for use in heavy trucking, marine, or aviation applications. Low carbon electric fuels will be necessary in the energy transformation happening worldwide, and Washington is already a hotbed for research on the topic.
Battery Technology & Electrification
The battery needs of heavy trucking, marine, aviation, and grid-scale energy differ from existing technologies. These sectors play a large role in Washington’s economy, and exploration of battery technologies that fit their needs is crucial to their success.