INFORMATION RESOURCES

Solar Energy

Minimize cooling and cleaning water use through improvements to the power plant (Boehm and Chen)

Bob Boehm headshot

Robert Boehm

Co-PI
Solar Energy Lead
(702) 895-4160
bob.boehm@unlv.edu

Yi-Tung Chen

Development of high temperature oxide coatings for solar receiver surfaces (Moon)

Jaeyun Moon headshot

Understand dust deposition and removal from panels and mirrors (Etyemezian and Steinberg)

Etyemezian
Spencer Steinberg

Use nanotechnology to mitigate dust accumulation (Das and Kim)

Biswajit Das
Kwang Kim

Kwang Kim

(702) 774-1419
kwang.kim@unlv.edu

Use remote sensing to detect particle deposition on panels and mirrors the robot vision system (Yfantis)

Evangelos Yfantis headshot

Water

Understand Energy Intensity and Carbon Footprint for Transport and Treatment of Drinking and Wastewater (Ahmad and Batista)

Sajjad Ahmad
Jacimaria Batista headshot

Jacimaria Batista

Co-PI
Water-Energy Nexus Lead
(702) 895-1585

jaci@ce.unlv.edu

Develop Membrane Distillation (MD) System to Treat Brackish Groundwater for Solar Panel Washing and for On-Site Reuse (Hiibel)

Sage Hiibel

Sage Hiibel

(775) 327-2260
shiibel@unr.edu

Solar Distillation Using Heat Localization

Jaeyun Moon headshot

Hire New Faculty with Expertise in Advanced Water Technologies

Erik Bandala Headshot

Research Groundwater for Renewable Energy (Ahmad, Bandala, Batista, Hiibel, and Moon)

Sajjad Ahmad
Erik Bandala Headshot
Jacimaria Batista headshot

Jacimaria Batista

Co-PI
Water-Energy Nexus Lead
(702) 895-1585

jaci@ce.unlv.edu

Sage Hiibel

Sage Hiibel

(775) 327-2260
shiibel@unr.edu

Understand Energy Generation in Water and Wastewater Plant Landholdings (Etezadi-Amoli and Baghzouz)

Etezadi
Yahia Baghzouz headshot

Environment

Understand micro climate change on desert plan communities (Devitt)

Dale Devitt

Dale Devitt

Co-Lead Environment
(702) 895-4699
dale.devitt@unlv.edu

Impacts of solar arrays on the water balance of arid soils (Berli)

Markus Berli

Markus Berli

Co-PI
Co-Lead Environment
Co-Lead External Engagement
(702) 862-5452

Markus.Berli@dri.edu

Remote Sensing Investigation for pre-syn and post installation of solar energy facilities (Stephen and Cablk)

Haroon Stephen
MARY CABLK headshot

Mary Cablk

Co-Lead External Engagement
(775) 673-7371
Mary.Cablk@dri.edu

Advancing ecological restoration for desert ecosystems (Abella)

Soil crust degradation and mitigation (Sun)

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Henry Sun

(702) 862-5337
Henry.Sun@dri.edu

Landscape genomics of the desert kangaroo rat (Dipodomys deserti) and Meriiam’s kangaroo rate (Dipodomys merriami) (Riddle)

Brett Riddle headshot

Economics and Energy

Experimental microgrid (Baghzouz)

Yahia Baghzouz headshot

Remote monitoring and control of microgrid (Etezadi-Amoli and Livani)

Etezadi
Hanif Lavani headshot

Solar forecasting (Wilcox)

Eric Wilcox headshot

Economics of solar power (T. Harris and Uz)

Tom Harris

Dilek Uz

(775) 682-9125
dilekuz@unr.edu

Economics of Fluctuating Solar Power (Uz)

Dilek Uz

(775) 682-9125
dilekuz@unr.edu

Cyberinfrastructure

Connectivity Across the NEXUS

NEXUS connectivity

Environmental connectivity

Connectivity with water research systems

Connectivity for solar forecasting

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Scotty Strachan

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 327-2346
scotty@dayhike.net

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Eric Fritzinger

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-6974
ericf@cse.unr.edu

Sergiu Dascalu, Computer Science and Engineer Faculty 2014

Sergiu Dascalu

Principal Investigator
Cyberinfrastructure Lead
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4613
dascalus@cse.unr.edu

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Frederick Harris, Jr.

UNR Lead
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-6571
Fred.Harris@cse.unr.edu

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Graham Kent

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4265
gkent@seismo.unr.edu

Ken Smith headshot

Ken Smith

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4218
ken@seismo.unr.edu

Dale Devitt
Yingtao Jiang headshot

Yingtao Jiang

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-2533
yingtao.jiang@unlv.edu

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Mei Yang

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-2364
Mei.Yang@unlv.edu

Haroon Stephen

Advanced Data Processing and Software Tools

Data services

Data mining

Data streaming and visualization

Software tools: technical and educational

Software engineering and HCI

Fred Harris headshot

Frederick Harris, Jr.

UNR Lead
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-6571
Fred.Harris@cse.unr.edu

Sergiu Dascalu, Computer Science and Engineer Faculty 2014

Sergiu Dascalu

Principal Investigator
Cyberinfrastructure Lead
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4613
dascalus@cse.unr.edu

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Sushil Louis

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4315
sushil@cse.unr.edu

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Ju-Yeon Jo

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-5873
juyeon.jo@unlv.edu

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Yoohwan Kim

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-5348
Yoohwan.Kim@unlv.edu

Mei Yang headshot

Mei Yang

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-2364
Mei.Yang@unlv.edu

Yingtao Jiang headshot

Yingtao Jiang

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-2533
yingtao.jiang@unlv.edu

Network Research

Enhancing remote networks

Cloud computing

Congestion and traffic control

Network security

Complex network analysis

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Mehmet Hadi Gunes

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4313
mgunes@cse.unr.edu

Scotty Strachan headshot

Scotty Strachan

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 327-2346
scotty@dayhike.net

Graham Kent headshot

Graham Kent

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4265
gkent@seismo.unr.edu

Ken Smith headshot

Ken Smith

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4218
ken@seismo.unr.edu

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Shahram Latifi

UNLV Lead
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-4016
shahram.latifi@unlv.edu

Yingtao Jiang headshot

Yingtao Jiang

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-2533
yingtao.jiang@unlv.edu

Mei Yang headshot

Mei Yang

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-2364
Mei.Yang@unlv.edu

Ju-Yeon Jo headshot

Ju-Yeon Jo

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-5873
juyeon.jo@unlv.edu

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Yoohwan Kim

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-5348
Yoohwan.Kim@unlv.edu

Database architecture and data management

QA/QC

Data curation

Application of AI to databases

Eric Fritzinger headshot

Eric Fritzinger

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-6974
ericf@cse.unr.edu

Scotty Strachan headshot

Scotty Strachan

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 327-2346
scotty@dayhike.net

Sergiu Dascalu, Computer Science and Engineer Faculty 2014

Sergiu Dascalu

Principal Investigator
Cyberinfrastructure Lead
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4613
dascalus@cse.unr.edu

Fred Harris headshot

Frederick Harris, Jr.

UNR Lead
University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-6571
Fred.Harris@cse.unr.edu

Yaakov Varol headshot

Yaakov L Varol

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-1922
varol@cse.unr.edu

Shahram Latifi headshot

Shahram Latifi

UNLV Lead
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(702) 895-4016
shahram.latifi@unlv.edu

Flyers & Handouts

Solar Nexus Flyer
Solar Nexus Flyer
Solar Energy Quad Chart
Water Quad Chart
Environment Quad Chart
Cyberinfrastructure Quad Chart
Economics and Energy Quad Chart
Impacts of Large Scale Solar PV Facilities on Adjacent Desert Plant Communities Handout
Restoring Resilience in the Nevada Desert Handout
Stress Tolerance of Biological Soil Crust Handout
Microgrid-A Test Bed for Future Smart Grids with Distributed Energy Generation Handout
Solar-Driven Supercritical Co2 Engine Development Handout
Nevada Solar-Water Express Handout
A Big Picture View of Community Solar
A Big Picture View of Community Solar
Gaming the Odds on Sunshine in Nevada
Gaming the Odds on Sunshine in Nevada
Doing the Books on Solar Power in Nevada
Doing the Books on Solar Power in Nevada
Improvements to Dry Cooling Technology Handout
Shining a Light on Solar
Shining a Light on Solar
The Nevada Research Data Center (NRDC) Handout
How Does EPSCoR Work?
How Does EPSCoR Work?

Research

Presentations

Research Goals and Objectives
In Depth Research Summary
AWMA Presentation 6-10-15
Tau Beta Pi Annual Banquet-UNLV Chapter by Jacimaria Batista 5-2-16

Videos

Nevada NSF EPSCoR Economic Impact

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