Research Thrust Areas
The Center involves 11 faculty members from eight interdisciplinary departments at Cal State LA who lead efforts in 3 research thrust areas. Several projects address short-term mitigations of current energy concerns, while some projects address long-term goals of moving away from carbon-based energy dependence.
Advanced Materials Multiple methodologies and materials are being tested to develop novel photovoltaic materials.
Microfluidic-based Fuel Cells and Optimization The broad goals of this research are to develop a novel microfluidic-based direct methanol fuel cell (µDMFC) and to assess its efficiency.
Modeling Development of mathematical models, algorithms and numerical simulations of different engery-related phenomena and systems investigated by other research thrusts.