As Principal Investigator, Dr. Lin Li received a new grant of $2,087,872 from the U.S. Department of Energy, under the title “Industrial Assessment Center for Energy Efficiency, Smart Manufacturing and Cyber Security of Illinois and Northwestern Indiana Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Companies and Water Facilities” for period 9/1/2016 – 8/31/2021.
This grant will result in an Industrial Assessment Center at UIC which will conduct advanced research on energy efficiency and smart manufacturing. Furthermore, it will provide:
(1) technical assistance to Illinois and northwestern Indiana small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and water facilities in improving energy efficiency, increasing productivity via smart manufacturing, energy management systems, and enhancing cyber security threat detection and mitigation;
(2) education and training to develop the future energy conscious workforce and address the growing shortage of engineering professionals with applied energy and smart manufacturing related skills.
As Principal Investigator, Dr. Lin Li received new grant as $168,267, (Total award amount: $328,467, UIC Share: $168,267, Purdue University share: $160,200) from U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for period 7/1/2016-6/30/2019. The project title is “Collaborative Research: Environmental Sustainability of Additive Manufacturing Processes: Bridging Geometry and Life Cycle Inventory”.
The award is the UIC’s only campus-wide faculty-administered teaching award.
On June 3, Yong Wang successfully defended his PhD and bcomes the second PhD student graduated from SMSRL under the supervision of Prof. Lin Li. His thesis title is “Joint Production and Energy Modeling for Sustainable Manufacturing Systems”. He has accepted the job offer to be an assistant professor in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering at the State University of New York at Binghamton starting on August, 2015. Congratulations!
On May 15, 2015, Zeyi Sun successfully passed the PhD defense as the first PhD student graduated from SMSRL under the supervision of Prof. Lin Li. His PhD thesis title is “Energy Efficiency Management and Electricity Demand Response for Sustainable Manufacturing Systems”. He has accepted the job offer to be an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology starting August 2015. Congratulations!
As the sole principal investigator, Dr. Lin Li received a new grant as $245,738 from NSF, titled "Fundamental Investigations on System-Level Cost Evaluation for Economic Viability of Cellulosic Biofuel Manufacturing" for period 9/1/2014-8/31/2017. The NSF award number is CMMI-1434392.