Benjamin Sommerkorn

CNI Fellow — Class of 2016

Graduate Student
UC Riverside


Conduit Hydrokinetic Turbine


Benjamin will prepare a feasibility study and model for capturing kinetic energy from water movement via pipes, irrigations ditches, aqueducts and canals on campus. After mapping campus water flows and measuring campus water use, a CAD prototype will be design for in-conduit hydrokinetic turbines that could be deployed across UCR.

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