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Partnership demonstrates fuel cells for helium recovery at NASA

Rocket engine testing

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), together with Sierra Lobo Inc., has demonstrated the recovery of high-purity helium from hydrogen/helium mixtures produced at rocket engine testing sites using proton-exchange-membrane fuel cells. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) uses a large amount of helium gas — about a million cubic feet per launch to purge ... Read More »

Researchers find corn yields more sensitive to drought, climate change

Corn in Hawaii

A new analysis of corn production in the American Midwest has determined that today’s crop yields are more sensitive than ever to bad weather, and especially to drought conditions anticipated under likely climate change scenarios. The study published in May in the journal Science was led by a Stanford University earth scientist and co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics Michael J. Roberts in the ... Read More »

Researcher working to end keiki kidney disease wins March of Dimes award

Dr. Benjamin Fogelgren

Medical research at UH Mānoa aimed at preventing kidney disease in children is being recognized with a prestigious grant by the March of Dimes. The Basil O’Connor Starter Scholarship Research Award, presented to John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) researcher Ben Fogelgren, is worth $150,000 over the next two years. This is the first time a Hawai`i investigator has ... Read More »

UH partners on R&D project to improve nuclear arms control technology

infrasound listening station

The University of Hawai‘i is a key team member in a new five-year, $25 million research and development program focused on improving the nation’s nuclear arms control technology. Milton Garces, associate researcher in the Hawai‘i Institute for Geophysics and Planetology, will lead the infrasound portion of the new program funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The consortium effort ... Read More »

2014 UH Manoa Awards for student excellence in research

Chino Cabalteja

Each year, the Chancellor recognizes the leadership and service of UH Mānoa faculty, staff, and students committed to enhancing the University’s mission of excellence. The 2014 UH Manoa Awards ceremony will be held on April 30 in Orvis Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. Chino Cabalteja (Master’s Level) Chino Cabalteja is a Master’s Level student researcher in the Department of Molecular Biosciences ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Program

Three fuel cell cars

The Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Program (APTEP), centered in Hawaii with partnerships in Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Laos, Vietnam and Japan, supports the development of alternative energy technologies. With support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), it takes a three-pronged approach, supporting cutting-edge energy research; educating students and teachers in energy-related fields; and supporting businesses trying to bring alternative ... Read More »

Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage

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The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and University of Hawaii are hosting the 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage from May 12 to May 16, 2014. As part of this international event, members of the community are invited to participate in the keynote address, which is free and open to the public.  The keynote will be held on May 13, 9:15am ... Read More »

[VIDEO] SOEST Open House on Voice of the Sea

Child with magnifying glass

The U.H. Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) Open House will be featured on the Voice of the Sea episode to be aired this Sunday, May 4, on KFVE at 6pm HST (channels 5 and 1005).  You can also watch it live online from http://www.k5thehometeam.com/ From the promotion: In the episode, we visit the SOEST open house ... Read More »

Introducing Velma Kameoka, Interim Associate VC for Research

Manoa Seal

The Board of Regents approved the appointment of Dr. Velma Kameoka as the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at UH Manoa. Prior to her current appointment and since 2005, she served as Director of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) in the College of Social Sciences. She is also a professor in the Department of Psychology at UH Manoa. Throughout ... Read More »

Klaus Sattler recognized among 100 notable

Klaus Sattler

Klaus Sattler, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa physics professor, has just been featured on “Learn from the Best: 100 Notable Professors at Top Research Universities” by OnlinePhDProgram.org. The website is a comprehensive guide to accredited online PhD programs. The article points out that academic research is a driving force behind innovation in science, technology and culture. The published list comprises 100 ... Read More »

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