US DOE announces $33m for natural gas pipeline retrofitting projects

first_img US commits $33m for natural gas pipeline retrofitting projects. (Credit: PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay) The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $33 million in funding for 10 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement (REPAIR) program. REPAIR teams will develop natural gas transmission pipeline retrofitting technology to rehabilitate existing cast iron and bare steel pipes by creating new, robust pipes inside of old ones.“Enhancing America’s energy infrastructure, particularly for our abundant, reliable and affordable natural gas, is one of the highest priorities of this Administration,” said Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes. “The United States is now the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas, and natural gas exports have quadrupled since President Trump took office. In order to keep up with this growing industry, it is imperative we modernize and build out infrastructure to safely and efficiently bring this product to market.“Natural gas is a crucial energy source for 75 million American households and businesses,” said ARPA-E Director Lane Genatowski. “REPAIR teams will develop technology that enables gas utilities to update their distribution systems at low cost and continue to reliably service commercial and residential gas delivery needs nationwide.”The selected REPAIR teams are developing smart coatings, robotic systems to line the inside of pipes, inspection tools to verify the integrity of the pipes, and mapping tools to enable 3D renderings of pipes and adjacent underground infrastructure. Technologies developed through these projects are working to extend the life of rehabilitated pipes by a minimum of 50 years and ensuring they have sufficient material properties to operate without reliance on the exterior pipe, all while meeting utility and regulatory requirements for use in natural gas distribution pipes.Legacy pipes are still in use today and make up roughly 3% of distribution pipes in use. These legacy pipes account for a disproportionate number of leaks compared to modern infrastructure. REPAIR teams are developing technologies to address deficiencies while also working toward a 10-to-20-times reduction in cost per mile. Source: Company Press Release REPAIR teams will develop natural gas transmission pipeline retrofitting technology to rehabilitate existing cast ironlast_img read more

Assistant/Associate Professor

first_imgPosted SalaryCommensurate To provide teaching, research, scholarly activities, and patientcare of for VCU School of Dentistry. RankAssistant Professor Preferred Qualifications Prefer a history of clinical care, teaching and scholarly activitywith good communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrate theability to adapt to change and embrace modern technology.Candidates must demonstrate the ability to contribute to andparticipate in a humanistic environment of learning. Candidatesmust demonstrate the ability, or acquire and develop such ability,to incorporate adult leaning theory, evidence-based oral healthcare, innovation in student learning and critical thinking. Tenure StatusOpen DepartmentPediatric Dentistry Application Deadline Date Number of Months12 Proposed Hire Date07/01/2019 Position NumberF63060 Position Responsibilities Working TitleAssistant/Associate Professor Type of SearchNational * If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.’)(Open Ended Question) School/UnitSchool of Dentistry Mission or Goal of Unit Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * How did you learn of this position?vcujobs.comProfessional / Field Group {e.g., Academy of Management}Chroniclevitae.comDiversejobs.netHigherEdJobs.comIndeed.comLinkedIn.comVCU Recruiter / Search FirmReferral / Word of MouthOther (See Next Question)Unsure Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Required Qualifications Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Open Until FilledYes Candidates must have a D.D.S. / D.M.Ddegree or foreign equivalent, a certificate in pediatric dentistryfrom an ADA accredited program, be eligible or certified by theAmerican Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and be eligible forlicensure in Virginia. Demonstrated experience working in andfostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment orcommitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU . Grant funded position?No The primary mission of the School of Dentistry is to educatepractitioners of Dentistry capable of meeting the general oralhealth needs of the communities they serve, Integral parts of themission are research and other scholarly activity, patient care,and service and leadership in dental education and organizeddentistry, and collaboration and participation with other unitswith VCU and VCU Health Systems.The mission of the Pediatric Dentistry department is to educatepre-doctoral and post-graduate students in the highest qualityclinical and research environment, Pediatric Dentistry endeavors toadvance the oral health of children by educating world -classdentists and fostering learders in clinical care and service bothlocally and globally. Application Process/Additional Information Candidates must apply to this faculty position through theuniveristiy’s carreer website at https:www.vcujobs.com/to beconsidered for position F63060. For Further information about thisposition contact Dr. Fred Certosimo, Search Committee Chair, VCUSchool of Dentistry at [email protected] Date Posted03/22/2019 Diversity Statement Information Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Teaching: Faculty members are expected to teach in a integratedcurriculum system that includes baccalaureate, graduate andprofession education. Teaching across traditional departmentallines and in multidisciplinary teams is required. Faculty membersare expected to foster transformative learning that is informed byinterdisciplinary and transnational research, scholarship, andcreative expression.This includes teaching at affiliated facilities and supervision ofdental and dental hygiene students and dental residents.Research: Participation in departmental, School of Dentistry, orVCU Health System research projects is expected. If tenureeligibility is desired, for appointment at the rank of assistantprofession, the candidate will be required to have an establishedresearch agenda and a clear potential for external funding, andpotential for scholarship or creative expression to complement andexpand existing expertise in the department. For appointment at therank associate professor, the candidate will be required to have awell -developed scholarly research portfolio with evidence ofmulti-disciplinary applications.Clinical: Participates in the intramural faculty practice isexpected, including hospital-based practice with VCU Health andChildren’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU . Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/87961 Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Cover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeOther DocumentReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3last_img read more