Synergisties and Grants

  • I have been awarded 4 grants (PI: 1, and CO-PI: 3) valued at $2.7 million. In addition, I served as the main investigator for more than 5 grants.

    i.  Funded projects as PI or CO-PI:

    1. Third party evaluation: Fast Pyrolysis of Poultry litter and Waste Valorization Verification

    Sponsor: Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA)

    Funding: $99,667 (7/2020 – 12/2022).

    Role: Principal Investigator

    1. Innovative Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) Production with Microbial Electrochemical Technology (MET) Incorporation for Community-Scale Valorization

    Sponsor: Department of Energy (DOE)

    Funding: $2,479,147 (2020-2023).

    Role: Co-Principal Investigator (PI: Stephanie Lansing; co-PIs: Zhiwu Wang, Virginia Tech; Brad Whalen, Birenda Adhikari, and Hongqiang Hu at Idaho National Lab; Leonard Tender, Matthew Yates at Naval Research Lab; Xumeng Ge, quasar energy group)

    1. Production of Biogas for Energy Production using Hydrodynamic Cavitation, Anaerobic Digestion, and Microbial Electrolysis Cells

    Sponsor: Department of Defense (DOD)

    Funding: $66,679 (12/2020 –2021).

    Role: Co-Principal Investigator (PI: Stephanie Lansing)

    1. Poultry litter digestion and nutrient recovery: Maryland Eastern Shore

    Sponsor: Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)

    Funding: $60,576 (6/2021 – 7/2022)

    Role: Co-Principal Investigator (PI: Stephanie Lansing)

    ii.    Funded projects as main investigator or extension specialist:

    1. Third party monitoring of the anaerobic digester project implemented by Kilby Farm, LLC as a demonstration of innovative animal waste technology.”

    Sponsor: Maryland Department of Agriculture

    Funding: $99,920 (8/2018 – 8/2020)

    Role: Main investigator (PI: Stephanie Lansing)

    1. Quantifying cattle manure-AMR perceptions and treatment system variabilities to develop a novel communication framework for conveying AMR science and mitigation opportunities

     Sponsor: USDA-AFRI

    Funding: $1,200,000 (5/2018 – 4/2022)

    Role: Extension specialist (PI: Stephanie Lansing)

     

    1. Biogas enhancement and ammonia extraction for increased revenue in waste-to-energy systems

    Sponsor: Maryland Energy Innovation Institute

    Funding: $100,000 (2/2018 – 12/2019)

    Role: Main investigator (PI: Stephanie Lansing)

    1. Evaluating and analyzing the operation and performance of use of Nanoparticles to Enhance Performance and Viability of Anaerobic Digesters.

    Sponsor: Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station Competitive Grants Program, Amount: $30,000 (2016-2017)

    Role: Writer and Main investigator (PI: Stephanie Lansing)

    1. Monitoring poultry litter anaerobic digestion and nutrient capture in Maryland

    Sponsor: Maryland Department of Agriculture

    Funding: $153,491 (10/2015 – 12/2019)

    Role: Main investigator (PI: Stephanie Lansing)

    • Other Grants:
    • I received two scholarships for M.Sc. and Ph.D. funded by China Scholarship Council (CSC).
    • I received $6,000 for an International Research Fellowship funded from University of Maryland.
    • During MS and PhD, I oversaw and contributed to numerous projects valued at over $5 Million RMB (US$ 0.8 Million). Granting agencies have included Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Development and Planning, and the Chinese Institute for the Design, Planning, and Construction of Electric Power. The research projects included building and evaluating household biogas digesters in remote areas, establishing the Northwest Biogas Research Center, and building a three-stage biogas digester.

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