• [ December 19, 2014 ]
  • Department of Energy Features Iowa Energy Center Grant Recipient on University Research News Website


Mufit Akinc outside his office in Hoover Hall at Iowa State University.

Iowa State, Ames Lab Researcher Working to Save Energy With Nanotechnology Insulation

The Iowa Energy Center actively promotes the innovative work of our grant recipients. Recently the Energy Center collaborated with Iowa State University News, Mike Krapfl, to write a story on ISU professor Mufit Akinc’s vacuum insulation panel work that the Department of Energy is now featuring on its website under it’s University Research News page. Akinc’s research team is working to develop next-generation insulation materials for freezers, refrigerated trucks, and buildings that can greatly improve the efficiency of heating and cooling applications.

Mufit Akinc is professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from METU, Ankara, Turkey, and a Ph.D. in ceramic engineering from Iowa State University. Akinc has published over 180 articles and seven patents. He presented approximately 90 invited talks and lectures around the world.

Below you’ll find links to the articles and the video that the Energy Center produced as part of our outreach and education program.


Iowa State University News Story, Mike Krapfl
Iowa Energy Center’s Video on Mufit Akinc’s research project
Iowa Energy Center’s Impact Award – Mufit Akinc
Iowa Energy Center Funded Grant “Next Generation Insulation Material for Appliance, Transportation and Building Systems”
Iowa Energy Center Competitive Grants

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