Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC)

PI: Chrys Chryssostomidis, MIT Sea Grant

Project Number:2008-ESRDC-01-LEV

Start Date:2008-01-22End Date:2014-01-31

Proposal Summary

MIT is a member of the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC), now in the fourth year of a five-year $52-million grant from the Office of Naval Research. The ESRDC brings together leading research institutions to develop the technologies needed to power the next generation of electric ships. The Consortium is also working to increase the numbers of electric power engineers by providing educational opportunities for students in state-of-the-art experimental facilities. Along with MIT, universities participating in the Consortium include: Florida State University, Mississippi State University, US Naval Academy, Purdue University, University of South Carolina, and University of Texas at Austin.

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