Prof. Selva’s team awarded $4.5 M by the U.S. Department of Energy for Advanced Manufacturing of Superconductor Wire for Next Generation Machines

With their potential for big savings through increased energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, interest in improving the manufacturing of superconductor wire is at an all-time high. The U.S. Department of Energy Monday announced a $4.5 million grant to Venkat Selvamanickam, MD Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston, to boost the advanced manufacturing of high-performance superconductor wires for next generation electric machines. The award is one of 13 projects funded to advance technologies for energy efficient electric motors through applied research and development.