Professor Yaghoob Farnam Receives NSF Grant

Dr. Yaghoob Farnam received a $266,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a scalable lightweight aggregate (LWA) manufacturing technology from waste coal combustion ash (CCA). In partnership with industrial entities including Talen Energy and AeroAggregate LLC, this project will find solutions to clean the waste coal ash landfills by producing a scalable, industrial level LWA. This project will formulate, develop and validate an innovative scalable thermodynamic-based manufacturing technology that can be adopted with CCA chemical and physical properties to successfully produce LWA.