For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Calendar

  • PhD Dissertation Defense: Study of Shape Memory Alloy Wires as Actuators

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    12:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Bossone 302

    • Undergraduate Students
    • Graduate Students
    • Faculty

    In 2008, a Surgeon General's Call to Action was published on how to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT, and Pulmonary Embolism, PE. These are two diseases that are the main cause blood clots and hold high death counts. With the only prevention devices being two extremes, a static compression garment and a pneumatic compression boot with a pump. Hospital-level care is not available in a transportable, comfortable and cost-effective system. If a textile soft-robotic device could be introduced to the employment of blood clot prevention a medium ground could be accomplished where a patient can obtain hospital-level quality care anywhere with higher comfort.

    Read More
  • Computer Engineering Graduate Symposium: Charge Recovery Logic

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Bossone 302

    • Graduate Students
    • Faculty
    Charge Recovery Logic
    Read More
  • PhD Research Proposal: Circuit Framework for Utilizing Buildings as Controllable Power System Loads

    Monday, June 6, 2016

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Main 050, Power Lab

    • Graduate Students
    • Faculty

    As a consequence of the smart grid initiative, many building managers now have the opportunity to participate in electric energy markets. Under demand response (DR) programs buildings are able to bid spare capacity as controllable load resources for electric grid operation, a privilege formerly reserved for generators. The present research investigates the impacts of such DR actions as well as possibilities for buildings to adopt more active roles in building-grid operation. The investigation pursues a building load model suitable for power system analysis and evaluates the influence that building thermostatic control has on electric grid voltages, currents and load flow capability. The overarching goal is to facilitate better understanding of building-grid connected behavior and to promote active coordination between building managers and electric grid operators.

    Read More