CE-CERT is developing targeted consortia in the fields of sustainable transportation, air quality, and renewable energy. These consortia will provide a sustained venue where industry, academia, and regulatory agencies can work with faculty and students to resolve long-range challenges, produce the knowledge needed for steady advances in technology and their speedy transition to the marketplace, and champion the way towards improved environmental quality.
ONBOARD SENSING, ANALYSIS, AND RESEARCH (OSAR) CONSORTIUM
The OSAR Consortium will gather experts from industry, academia, and government to collaborate on developing the next generation of on-board sensors, analysis, and reporting algorithms for capturing the real impact from our mobile sources and develop the best mechanisms for real-time emissions reporting. In partnership with CE-CERT engineering graduates who are adept at innovation and primed for leadership in the global economy, OSAR will cultivate innovative research that recognizes proprietary information, privacy, data uncertainty, and economic considerations.
Faculty Director: Kent Johnson, Ph.D.
DYNAMIC MOBILITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (DyMMS) CONSORTIUM
The DyMMS Consortium will gather experts from industry, academia, and regulatory agencies to revolutionize operation of our vehicle and transportation systems and leverage emerging revolutions in automation, connectivity, electrification and shared mobility together with advances in on-board sensing and distributed computing. DyMMS will utilize geofencing principals to re-engineer the relationship between mobility, quality of life, environmental protection, and public health and safety. Outcomes will include reduced congestion, emission exposure, and lower cost technology.
Faculty Director: Matthew Barth, Ph.D.
SUSTAINABLE INTEGRATED GRID INITIATIVE (SIGI) CONSORTIUM
The SIGI Consortium will gather technology manufacturers, utilities, and government agencies to revolution the integration of intermittent renewable energy, energy storage, and all types of electric and hybrid electric vehicles. The consortium will focus on new generation microgrids, with the opportunity of utilizing the unique microgrid testbed at CE-CERT that has been designed to serve as a flexible research platform to study the various configurations and technologies that can comprise a smart grid system. Consortium members will also have access to test prototypes, access data, training programs and learn about the latest research in addressing challenges in system applications on a community-wide sustainable grid project.
Faculty Director: Sadrul Ula, Ph.D.
RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS (RNG) CONSORTIUM
In alliance with the UCR Center for Renewable Natural Gas (CRNG), the RNG Consortium will gather industry, academia, and regulatory agencies to accelerate commercialization of new RNG production and utilization technologies through research, demonstration and optimization in all major sectors, including transportation. Through collaboration between private and public stakeholders, the RNG Consortium will develop, validate, and improve RNG technologies and implement pilot-scale demonstration and testbeds to vet the viability of new technologies.
Faculty Director: Arun Raju, Ph.D.
In the summer of 2019, CE-CERT will launch the first of two consortia: OSAR and DyMMS. These consortia will be framed in strategic areas to help guide our research directions, gain valuable input from stakeholders, and accelerate technology development and deployment. CE-CERT anticipates participation from a variety of sectors and looks forward to serving as a gateway for partnerships and collaboration opportunities.