Ruolin Zhang, PhD student, recently passed her qualifying exam! She was also selected to present her research on multi-unit dwelling (MUD) charging hub management and techno-economic assessment during the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative event in DC, which advances women’s leadership in clean energy! Find more information on the C3E event here https://c3e.org/2022-c3e-symposium; you can access the preprint of Ruolin’s research here https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4246024.
The Department of Energy and its Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) announced $139 million in federal funding for 55 projects that will support innovative advanced vehicle technologies: https://www.energy.gov/articles/doe-announces-139-million-funding-55-projects-advance-innovative-vehicle-technologies. Our project on integrated modeling and technoeconomic assessment of electric vehicle community charging hubs was selected for award! The list of the selected projects can be found here. Our group at the University of Illinois is excited to work with VTO to create a novel modeling framework for community charging hubs operations in an effort to support equitable access to sustainable, electrified mobility.