P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

EPA awarded 38 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I grants to university student teams for proposed projects to develop new, sustainable products and strategies. P3 Phase I recipients receive up to $15,000 and are eligible to compete for Phase II awards of up to $75,000 to further the project design, implement it in the field, and move it to the marketplace.

Request for Applications closing date: December 16, 2014

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Identifier Abstract Principal Investigator Institution Grant Amount PROJECT PERIOD Project Start Date Project End Date Extended End Date State
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1 SU835991
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Sustainable Anticorrosive Self-Healing Smart Coatings for Metal Protection Wei, Suying   Lamar University $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     TX  
2 SU835992
Grant
Evaluating Biofiltration in Small Urban Areas: Chico, California Case Study Bronner, Colleen E
Matiasek, Sandrine  
California State University - Chico $14,963   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     CA  
3 SU835993
Grant
TrashWalls: Ultra Low-Cost Energy Retrofits (ULCER) Richards, Robert F   Washington State University $14,798   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     WA  
4 SU835994
Grant
A Low Cost Family Water Filter for Developing Countries Meegoda, Jay N   New Jersey Institute of Technology $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     NJ  
5 SU835995
Grant
Evaluating Reactive Barrier Technology to Enhance Microbially -Mediated Denitrification during Managed Aquifer Recharge Fisher, Andrew T   University of California - Santa Cruz $14,972   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     CA  
6 SU835996
Grant
Design of a Solar Powered Water Purification System Utilizing Biomimetic Photocatalytic Nanocomposite Materials Keleher, Jason   Lewis University $13,685   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     IL  
7 SU835997
Grant
Designing lighter weight, energy efficient cookstoves with materials available in Malawi, Africa Ekegren, Ken   North Central State College $14,960   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     OH  
8 SU835998
Grant
Solar-Thermal Adsorption Refrigerator (STAR) Choi, Jun-Ki   University of Dayton $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     OH  
9 SU835999
Grant
"Greenbox" - A Novel Community-Based Food Waste-to-Energy Collection System Franchetti, Matthew   University of Toledo $14,999   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     OH  
10 SU836115
Grant
A Green Chemistry Approach for Producing Non-Synthetic Pesticide in Under-Developed Regions Seay, Jeffrey R.   University of Kentucky $14,994   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     KY  
11 SU836116
Grant
Direct One-step Culture Detection of Vibrio cholera in Drinking Water in Low-Resource and Disaster Settings Sobsey, Mark D.   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $14,569   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     NC  
12 SU836117
Grant
Novel reactor design for enhanced removal of fluoride using a modified Nalgonda method Weber-Shirk, Monroe   Cornell University $14,999   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     NY  
13 SU836118
Grant
An integrated platform for producing biofuels from sweet sorghum bagasse Liang, Yanna
Wiltowski, Tomasz  
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     IL  
14 SU836119
Grant
Using hazardous byproduct of mining industry as a corrosion inhibitor Nossoni, Goli   Manhattan College $14,830   November 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016
(Extended to October 31, 2017)  
November 01, 2015   August 31, 2016  
October 31, 2017  
NY  
15 SU836120
Grant
Sustainable Bio-Fertilizer from Anaerobically Digested Animal Manure Zhang, Ruihong   University of California - Davis $14,965   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     CA  
16 SU836121
Grant
Development of aromatic dehalogenases as a tool to remediate halogenated aromatic pollutants Kharel, Madan Kumar   University of Maryland - Eastern Shore $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     MD  
17 SU836122
Grant
Development of 3D-printed surfaces for ultra-high surface area trickling biofilters for water pollution remediation Carrano, Andres   Auburn University Main Campus $14,903   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     AL  
18 SU836123
Grant
Developing a Wearable Air Quality Sensor for Understanding Community Air Quality Henriques, Justin   James Madison University $14,961   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     VA  
19 SU836124
Grant
Water quality monitoring at hydraulic fracturing sites using molecularly imprinted porous hydrogels Fidalgo, Maria   University of Missouri - Columbia $14,997   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     MO  
20 SU836125
Grant
Design Support for Green Building in the Wildland-Urban Interface to Enhance Sustainability and Fire Resistance Bormann, Noel E   Gonzaga University $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     WA  
21 SU836126
Grant
Rice Husk: A Sustainable Building Material for the Philippines Tam, Kawai
Mathaudhu, Suveen
Rust, Michael  
University of California - Riverside $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     CA  
22 SU836127
Grant
Improving Efficiency of Building-integrated Photovoltaic Panels Using Phase Change Materials Boetcher, Sandra   Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     FL  
23 SU836128
Grant
Sustainable aquaponic systems to end hunger and homelessness and provide employment in the inner cities of America VanGinkel, Steven   Georgia Institute of Technology $15,000   November 01, 2015 -
October 31, 2016  
November 01, 2015   October 31, 2016     GA  
24 SU836129
Grant
Xylem Filtration: The Next Generation Approach to Accessing Clean Drinking Water Landsbergen, Kim   Antioch College $14,796   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     OH  
25 SU836130
Grant
Low cost desalination process for rural and coastal communities Gude, Veera Gnaneswar   Mississippi State University $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     MS  
26 SU836131
Grant
Development of Distributed Off-grid Wind Energy System for Rural African Communities Chen, Jun
Adams, Zachary
Tan, Hao
Tabouguia, Yvan
Sun, Jinglong
Lokkesome, Tommy
Li, Sixuan
Guerrero, Mateo
Feng, Menghong
Amer, Suhaib
Alahmadi, Hamzah  
Purdue University $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016
(Extended to February 28, 2018)  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016  
February 28, 2018  
IN  
27 SU836132
Grant
Algae Biofuel Osmosis Dewatering (ABODE): A novel process for biofuel feedstock generation and advances in microalgae separation using forward osmosis Lee, Woo Hyoung   University of Central Florida $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     FL  
28 SU836133
Grant
Automated Hydroponic Green Roof with Rainwater Recycling Infrastructure for Residential and Commercial Buildings Hwang, Hyun-Min   Texas Southern University $14,949   October 01, 2015 -
September 30, 2016  
October 01, 2015   September 30, 2016     TX  
29 SU836134
Grant
Harvesting the Otherwise Wasted Heat of LED Lights in Green Buildings Cai, Hongyi   University of Kansas $14,949   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     KS  
30 SU836136
Grant
Net Zero Energy Air Filtration: Innovative Filter Media Applications for Improved Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency Day, Julia   Kansas State University $14,981   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     KS  
31 SU836137
Grant
Biosensor design for infectious, water-borne agents Beitle, Robert   University of Arkansas - Fayetteville $14,943   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     AR  
32 SU836138
Grant
Advanced Bioreactor Skardon, John   California State University - Monterey Bay $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     CA  
33 SU836139
Grant
Control of pathogens and pharmaceutical compounds by biochar-supported photocatalysts under solar light irradiation Kan, Eunsung   University of Hawaii at Manoa $14,999   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     HI  
34 SU836140
Grant
A Multi-Trophic Sustainable Food Production System Integrating Aquaponics and Bio-Waste Recycling Burton, Dudley J   California State University - Sacramento $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     CA  
35 SU836141
Grant
Synthesis of Graphene Oxide/Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticles and Its Application for Removal of Emerging Contaminants in Drinking Water Sengor, S. Sevinc   Southern Methodist University $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     TX  
36 SU836142
Grant
Sustain-A-Drain: A Novel Indicative Hydrocarbon Filtration System Tam, Kawai   University of California - Riverside $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     CA  
37 SU836143
Grant
Recovery of Rare Earth and other Strategic Materials from Coal Ash Mohanty, Manoj K.   Southern Illinois University - Carbondale $14,750   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     IL  
38 SU836164
Grant
Sensible Home: Micro-environmental control through wearable personal sensors Wang, Jialiang   University of Cincinnati $15,000   September 01, 2015 -
August 31, 2016  
September 01, 2015   August 31, 2016     OH  



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