Five Faculty Receive Global Innovation Fund Awards

Out of 25 total awards, five CEE faculty members have received Global Innovation Fund Awards. Administered by the UW Office of Global Affairs, the Global Innovation Fund Awards provide seed funding for faculty research proposals that enhance the UW’s global engagement and reach. Congratulations to faculty members Amy Kim, Faisal Hossain, Heidi Gough, Tim Larson and Julian Marshall!

Kim-Amy_2014_web2 Amy Kim: Better Global Energy Conservation
Assistant Professor Amy Kim has received a Global Innovation Fund Award to address climate change by creating better energy conservation strategies for buildings and transportation systems, which currently cause more than two-thirds of all greenhouse gas emissions. Kim’s project encompasses a global approach, with the goal of informing greener building practices in both the United States and Indonesia, a country experiencing unprecedented growth. Learn more.
University of Washington Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty Faisal Hossain Faisal Hossain: Bringing Freshwater Research to Video
Associate Professor Faisal Hossain received a Global Innovation Fund Award for an interdisciplinary project that will utilize videos to tell the story of real-world water management challenges in the Mekong Region of Southeast Asia. The objective is to increase awareness about freshwater challenges around the world. Learn more.
Civil Engeneering Faculty and staff studio portrait Heidi Gough: New Water Engineering Field Course
Research Assistant Professor Heidi Gough has received a Global Innovation Fund Award to create a new study abroad program, which will bring students from Jordan to study alongside UW students to explore water-engineering issues on the Olympic Peninsula and in the San Juan Islands. Learn more.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty and Staff studio portrait Tim Larson: Addressing Air Pollution and Health in China
To address air pollution in China, an interdisciplinary team including UW CEE Professors Tim Larson and Julian Marshall has received a Global Innovation Fund Award to collaborate with scientists in China on air pollution and exposure health studies. Air pollution is the fourth highest contributor to premature death in China. Learn more.
julian_marshall_cropped Julian Marshall: Addressing Air Pollution and Grand Challenges
Professor Julian Marshall has received two awards:
Addressing Air Pollution and Health in China
To address air pollution in China, an interdisciplinary team including UW CEE Professors Julian Marshall and Tim Larson has received a Global Innovation Fund Award to collaborate with scientists in China on air pollution and exposure health studies. Learn more.
Establishing a Grand-Challenges Impact Lab
To address major problems facing humanity, such as food security, clean energy and poverty, CEE Professor Julian Marshall has received a Global Innovation Fund Award to establish a new lab, called the Grand-Challenges Impact Lab. Learn more.

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