Current Research Projects

MYSTERIO

Rapid generation of multi-region, environmentally-extended, input-output (MR-EEIO) models for the US states.

Impacts of US Coal Transport

This project explores the environmental impacts of the major modes of coal transportation for electricity generation: rail, barge, and truck.

Energize!

A Serious Game for Energy Learning. Take on the role of CEO of an electric utility.

BaSKET: Building a Strategy for Key Energy Transitions

Can humans successfully coordinate a transition from non-renewable to renewable resources in a timely manner?

Impact Assessment of US Toxic Releases

Applying the tools of life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) to understand and communicate toxic releases from US industrial facilities.

Integrating Life Cycle Assessment with Techno-Economic Analysis

Building tools to simultaneously evalutate the economic and environmental performance of products and systems.

Life Cycle Assessment of Emerging Technologies

Expanding the domain of life cycle assessment (LCA) beyond already commercialized products to low technology readiness levels (TRL)

Carolina Coastal Resilance

Applying geospatial analysis to explore infrastructure resilience in South Carolina.

Bottom-up Regional Energy Model

Building an hourly electricity use model for South Carolina and beyond

Potential for Rooftop PV in South Carolina

Using Remote sensing to evaluate the potential for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) electric capacity across the state.

Completed Research Projects

US Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Exploring the interaction of food, energy, and water of US industries and urban areas

Solar PV Potential for South Carolina

Assessing the suitability of South Carolina for utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) deployment.

Solar PV technology assessment

Exploring the trade-offs among efficiency, embodied energy and energy return on investment for a variety of photovoltaic (PV) technologies.

Human-Powered Gym

Can human power be used to generated electricity renewably?

Service

Clemson Industrial Assessment Center

Training the next generation of energy savvy students to provide no-cost energy assessments for small- to medium-sized manufacturers within South Carolina

South Carolina Energy-Economy-Environment (SCE3)

A coordinated federal and local technical assistance initiative that helps communities work with their manufacturing base to adapt and thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability

Clemson Sustainable Energy Fund

An innovative way to fund “green” projects on campus

Clemson Academic Building Utility Use

A tool to analysze electric, gas, water, chilled water, sewer and steam utility on Clemson campus

Clemson Carbon Footprint

Assessing the climate impact of Clemson's operational activities