University of California, Riverside

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Colin E. Hackett Endowed Engineering Research Award

Colin E. Hackett Endowed Engineering Research Award


CE-CERT D01007


Graduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Dr. Colin Hackett was the manager of UC, Riverside Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy Research Program. He was an amazing researcher and key in the waste-to-energy demonstration project at CE-CERT. Dr. Hackett was co-inventor of the "Diesel Fuel Synthesis from Carbonaceous Feed Stocks using Self-Sustained Hydro-gasification" process.

Dr. Hackett joined CE-Cert in December 2000. Previously, he was member of the technical staff in Engineering Sciences Research and Development at Sandia National Laboratories for nearly three decades. He received bachelor's (Honors) and master's degrees from Cambridge University, England and a Ph.D. from Brown University.

He passed away on July 12, 2005.

Friends and family of Dr. Hackett created the Colin Hackett Graduate Fellowship in Engineering as a tribute to his many accomplishments.

Selection and Guidelines:

This fund will be used to provide research support to full-time graduate student in mechanical and/or chemical sciences who are engaged in experimental engineering research, to develop their laboratory skills. The award will be given to full time graduate students at the direction of the Director of CE-CERT.

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