DOE Announced Recent Awardees

  • August 30, 2023
  • Event Announcement,Home Page Feature
  • In July 2023 DOE announced $33 million to advance energy research across America to support 14 clean-energy research projects as part of a program to ensure the Department’s research funding is reaching pockets of the country that traditionally have received disproportionally low amounts of Federal scientific funding. The projects cover a range of topics—including grid integration, renewable solar and wind energy, and advanced manufacturing. The funding will help ensure all regions of the country share in the ownership of priority research that advances science and addresses energy and environmental issues as the country moves ahead to reach the Biden-Harris Administration’s ambitious climate goals.

    One of the 14 clean-energy research projects that received funding was provided through DOE’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program and awarded to

    Daniel McCoy of U. of Wyoming for his project titled “Creating the Framework for the Next-Generation Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) at PROCEED (Perturbed Physics Ensemble Regression Optimization Center for ESM Evaluation and Development).” The project includes Ruby Leung, Susannah Burrows and others of E3SM. The grant starts Sept. 1 and ends Aug. 31, 2025. It is co-funded by ESMD, RGMS and ASR

    Additionally, in August 2023 DOE announced the selection of 93 early career scientists from across the country who will receive a combined $135 million in funding for research covering a wide range of topics, from artificial intelligence to astrophysics to fusion energy. The 2023 Early Career Research Program awardees represent 47 universities and 12 DOE National Laboratories across the country. These awards are a part of the DOE’s long-standing efforts to develop the next generation of STEM leaders to solidify America’s role as the driver of science and innovation around the world.

    Early Career Research Awards of the Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling Program (within the scope of Earth System Model Development and Regional and Global Model Analysis Program Areas) include:

    • Steven Brus, ANL: “Assessing climate impacts on coastal-urban flooding through high-resolution barotropic and baroclinic ocean coupling”, 07/01/23 – 06/30/28,
    • Richard Fiorella, LANL: “Probing water cycle processes and extremes in coastal and urban environments using water isotope ratio tracers and numerical tags“, 07/01/23 – 06/30/29,
    • Tirthankar Chakraborty, PNNL: “A Planetary-Scale Data-Model Integration Framework to Resolve Urban Impacts Across Scales and Examine Weather Extremes over Coastal U.S. Cities“, 07/01/23 – 06/30/30,
    • Dan Lu, ORNL: “Integrating Machine Learning Models into E3SM for Understanding Coastal Compound Flooding“, 07/01/23 – 06/30/31,
    • Youtong Zheng, U. of Houston: “Using Kilometer-Scale E3SM to Investigate Air Pollution Impacts on Coastal Storms“, 07/01/23 – 06/30/32,
    • Julia Moriarty, U. of Colorado Boulder: “Improving Predictability of Aqueous Coastal Biogeochemistry During Floods, Storms and a Warming Climate“, 07/01/23 – 06/30/33.



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