Center for Environmental and Energy Research

EPA Grant Number: R830420
Center: Center for Environmental and Energy Research (CEER)
Center Director: Earl, David A.
Title: Center for Environmental and Energy Research
Investigators: Earl, David A.
Current Investigators: Vascott, Terese
Institution: Alfred University
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2006 (Extended to June 30, 2007)
Project Amount: $2,140,200
RFA: Targeted Research Center (2002) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Congressionally Mandated Center , Targeted Research


The Center for Environmental and Energy Research (CEER) at Alfred University is a multidisciplinary research and education program. CEER utilizes Alfred’s expertise in ceramic engineering, materials science/engineering, and related programs to develop new materials, processes, products, and programs that promote environmental sustainability. CEER has the following objectives:

1. Development of advanced materials and processes for clean, renewable energy.
2. Improvements in materials efficiency, environmental impact and recycling.

CEER was founded in 1997 as the Center for the Engineered Conservation of Energy (EnCo) and operated through the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs at Alfred University. The goal of the center was to cultivate multidisciplinary faculty involvement in research and education projects in the general areas of energy and environmental studies, and to seek program support and funding for a “green” building project to house expanded environmental studies and engineering activities.

Now named the Center for Environmental and Energy Research, the center received an appropriation of $2 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for FY 2000. CEER establishes partnerships with industry in conducting research and disseminating information. An objective is to assist companies in maintaining a sound industrial base and infrastructure without sacrificing the quality of our environment. In addition to graduate research, CEER funds summer undergraduate projects involving students and faculty mentors. The program educates students in applying their field of study to addressing environmental and energy issues.

CEER’s goals are to become a world leader in developing materials and processes for achieving environmental sustainability, and the world leader in developing ceramic materials for environmental benefits.

Journal Articles: 6 Displayed | Download in RIS Format

Other center views: All 34 publications 8 publications in selected types All 6 journal articles
Type Citation Sub Project Document Sources
Journal Article DeRosa R, Telfeyan E, Gaustad G, Mayes S. Strength and microscopic investigation of unsaturated polyester BMC reinforced with SMC-recyclate. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials 2005;18(4):333-349. R828737C008 (Final)
  • Abstract: Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials
  • Journal Article DeRosa RL, Cardinale JA, Cooper A. Functionalized glass substrate for microarray analysis. Thin Solid Films 2007;515(7-8):4024-4031. R830420 (Final)
    R830420C004 (Final)
    X832541C001 (Final)
  • Abstract: Science Direct Abstract
  • Journal Article DeRosa R, Gaustad G, Telfeyan E, Mayes JS. Microscopical evaluation of recycled glass-reinforced polymer matrix composites. Microscopy and Analysis 2004;18(5):9-11. R830420 (Final)
    R828737C008 (Final)
    X832541 (2007)
    X832541 (Final)
  • Abstract: Microscopy and Analysis
  • Journal Article DeRosa R, Telfeyan E, Mayes JS. Current state of recycling sheet molding compounds and related materials. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials 2005;18(3):219-240. R830420 (Final)
    R828737C008 (Final)
  • Abstract: SAGE Journals Online
  • Journal Article Rapp DB, Shelby JE. Photo-induced hydrogen outgassing of glass. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 2004;349:254-259. R830420 (Final)
    R830420C001 (Final)
    R830420C006 (Final)
  • Abstract: Science Direct Abstract
  • Journal Article Schwerzler GI. Recycling of glaze waste through hydrocyclone separation. Powder Technology 2005;160(2):135-140. R830420 (Final)
  • Abstract: Science Direct Abstract
  • Supplemental Keywords:

    sustainable industry/business, technology for sustainable environment, hazardous emissions, clean technologies, cleaner production, cleaner automobiles, hydrogen economy, fuel cell technology, waste, hazardous waste, waste reuse, environmental materials, glass technology, RFA, Scientific Discipline, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, TREATMENT/CONTROL, Sustainable Industry/Business, POLLUTION PREVENTION, Sustainable Environment, Energy, Technology, Technology for Sustainable Environment, Environmental Engineering, energy conservation, clean energy, cleaner production, sustainable development, clean technologies, environmental conscious construction, green building design, clean manufacturing, energy efficiency, energy technology, alternative energy source, environmentally conscious design, renewable energy

    Progress and Final Reports:

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  • Final Report
  • Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R828737C001 Environmental Impact of Fuel Cell Power Generation Systems
    R828737C002 Regional Economic and Material Flows
    R828737C003 Visualizing Growth and Sustainability of Water Resources
    R828737C004 Vibratory Residual Stress Relief and Modifications in Metals to Conserve Resources and Prevent Pollution
    R828737C005 Detecting and Quantifying the Evolution of Hazardous Air Pollutants Produced During High Temperature Manufacturing: A Focus on Batching of Nitrate Containing Glasses
    R828737C006 Sulfate and Nitrate Dynamics in the Canacadea Watershed
    R828737C007 Variations in Subsurface Denitrifying and Sulfate-Reducing Microbial Populations as a Result of Acid Precipitation
    R828737C008 Recycling Glass-Reinforced Thermoset Polymer Composite Materials
    R828737C009 Correlating Clay Mineralogy with Performance: Reducing Manufacturing Waste Through Improved Understanding
    R830420C001 Accelerated Hydrogen Diffusion Through Glass Microspheres: An Enabling Technology for a Hydrogen Economy
    R830420C002 Utilization of Paper Mill Waste in Ceramic Products
    R830420C003 Development of Passive Humidity-Control Materials
    R830420C004 Microarray System for Contaminated Water Analysis
    R830420C005 Material and Environmental Sustainability in Ceramic Processing
    R830420C006 Interaction of Sealing Glasses with Metallic Interconnects in Solid Oxide and Polymer Fuel Cells
    R830420C007 Preparation of Ceramic Glaze Waste for Recycling using Froth Flotation
    R830420C008 Elimination of Lead from Ceramic Glazes by Refractive Index Tailoring
    R830420C010 Nanostructured C6B: A Novel Boron Rich Carbon for H2 Storage