"The Office of Naval Research (ONR 33) NEPTUNE program helps the Navy and Marine Corps discover ways to improve energy conservation, generate renewable energy and implement energy-efficient technologies — while giving active-duty military and veteran students the chance to immerse themselves in university-level research.
Program participants will engage in interdisciplinary research across multiple energy-related areas of study. This collaborative approach accelerates progress by identifying upstream or downstream roadblocks, and potential solutions in rapid timeframes."
"UC Davis was selected as one of six universities to receive multi-million dollar funding from the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) to conduct energy research and train military personnel as part of the Navy Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE) program. NEPTUNE aims to help the Navy and Marine Corps discover ways to improve energy conservation, generate renewable energy, and implement energy-efficient technologies, while giving active duty military, military students, and veterans the chance to immerse themselves in university-level research.
"As part of the NEPTUNE program, UC Davis is undertaking 8 energy-related research projects. Each project will help the Navy reach its energy goals and will employ and train undergraduate and graduate level students that are prospective, current, and former military personnel." - EEI Neptune Site
See involvement with Arizona State University (ASU)
See the official NEPTUNE program