November 2023 ICC Activity

Photo by Kaden Staley, UMC, taken on 11/17/23

New Awards

Flavio Costa, along with co-PI Chee Wooi Ten, secured an MTU REF award in this year’s round. Their project is entitled “Grid Emulation in Campus Buildings Incorporating Distributed Renewables and Vehicle/Battery Charging” and totals up to $36,530 including $3,000 in cost share from the ICC.

The next round of recipients of GLRC/ICC Rapid Seedling Grants have been announced. The three projects will begin in January 2024 and carry through the end of the spring semester. The three recipients are Jeffrey Wall, Hassan Masoud, and Ronghua Xu. An upcoming blog post will feature them, so stay tuned.

Proposal Activity

ICC Members submitted 8 proposals for awards in November, which total just over $6.4 million in proposed project funding. Although this time of the year is associated with slower activity, ICC members are still trucking along, with several proposals slated to be submitted in December before the year rounds out.

New Member

The ICC welcomes Bo Xiao to the ICC as a member of the CPS and CyberS centers! Dr. Xiao joined Michigan Tech in August of this year, taking positions as an assistant professor in Construction Management as well as faculty roles in CEGE and the College of Business. His research often explores various topics relating to AI and Cybersecurity in construction.

Travel Grants

The next cycle of budgeting for student and faculty travel grants is coming up! Any travel inquiries seeking funding for the winter break must submit by December 8. However, those attending conferences during the spring semester have until March 15. Head to the Research Tab on the website for more information.

Research Highlights

Research Highlight subjects are requested for the ICC website. If you are a member and would like to feature your work here, email James Townsend at