ECC Faculty Members Earn Internal Research Grants

Congratulations to ECC faculty members Feraidon Ataie, David Alexander, Joel Arthur, and Matt Simkins for securing 2014/15 internal research grant awards from the CSU, Chico Research Foundation.

The CSU, Chico Research Foundation supports faculty scholarship and creative activity by making annual awards to faculty across the CSU, Chico campus. The research awards granted to ECC faculty in 2014/15 will be used to make important contributions to their respective fields of study. Chair of the Department of Construction Management and CM faculty member Joel Arthur is conducting research that will lead to the development of a smart energy management system for off-grid PV solar homes. Mechanical Engineering faculty member David Alexander is conducting research in the area of solar panel active cooling systems design for maximum efficiency. Sustainable Manufacturing Program faculty member Matt Simkins is conducting research in the area of robotic biomimicry of muscle control. Concrete Industry Management Program faculty member Feraidon Ataie will also apply his newly acquired grant to his research efforts in spring 2015.