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University of Maryland Wins ARPA-E Grant for Groundbreaking Energy Research

ARPA-E awards Professors Ichiro Takeuchi and Manfred Wuttig for their ground breaking research on environmentally friendly cooling systems. The grant was part of a $92 million award from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which funded 43 projects for accelerating innovation in green technologies.

In the proposal, titled "Thermoelastic Cooling," Takeuchi and Wuttig say their approach could increase air conditioner efficiency by 175 percent and help reduce utility bills and carbon emissions.

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Published July 16, 2010