Our research partnerships allows university undergraduate and graduate students to engage in research and development projects sponsored by LOTI. Current and past student participants include students from:

  • James Madison University (JMU), ISAT Affiliate Program
  • University of Virginia (UVA), School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Virginia Polytechnic University (Virginia Tech), Engineering

Student Research Projects:

2010 - 2011

  • Capacity factor Analysis mobile automation
  • Community water assessment design
  • Producer gas system for developing countries
  • Prefabricated Housing with Renewable and Sustainable basic needs distributed infrastructure (Concrete Tilt-up Construction)

2009 - 2010

  • Rain Water Catchment System for Commnity Center, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Biochar for community Development, Haiti
  • Mobile Vaccine Refrigeration, Lamu Kenya

2008 - 2009

  • Appropriate technology selection knowledge based system
  • Water purifcation methods and education for western Kenya
  • Biogas digestor to power refrigeration for community diary project
  • Wind Energy Site Assesment, Dominican Republic

2007 - 2008

  • Photovoltaic lighting system redesign for Namawanga, Kenya
  • Solar cooking technology design, distribution, and manufacturing

2005 - 2006

  • Irrigation technologies for rural communities in western Kenya
  • Refrigeration technologies for rural health clinics in semi-arid central Kenya


Contact: Justin Henriques