Vermillion selected as Cleantech Innovation Award finalist

Associate Professor at the NC State University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dr. Chris Vermillion has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2022 Research Triangle Cleantech Research Innovation Award. 

According to the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) website, this award “recognizes an individual or group pursuing a research-based solution to a pressing cleantech challenge, working toward commercialization of a research-based cleantech innovation, or spearheading a new collaboration between research and industry.”

RTCC is an initiative of business, government, academic, and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating the growth of the regional and statewide cleantech economy. The awards are judged by leaders and executives from the cleantech sector. There are 10 different categories for which a group or individual can be nominated, and Vermillion was nominated for the Research Innovation category. 

“The Cleantech Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate remarkable individuals and projects that are advancing cleantech innovations and deployments. Our finalists represent a fantastic group of honorees helping to move us toward a more sustainable and healthy future in our state and beyond,” RTCC Executive Director Dr. Deb Wojcik said. “We congratulate all finalists for their important contributions and look forward to presenting these awards, hearing from our guest speakers, and connecting with members of the North Carolina cleantech community at the awards ceremony.”

The winners in each category will be announced at an in-person event that includes the announcement of award winners, four guest speakers, and a networking reception on Wednesday, November 8th from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the SAS Institute in Cary, NC.