College of Engineering Research Seminar
- Friday, October 9, 2015 from 3:10pm to 4:00pm
- Roberts Hall - view map
Philip S. Stewart, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Center for Biofilm Engineering
When bacteria group together in multicellular aggregates called biofilms they can become the nidus of a slow moving but persistent infection. Dr. Stewart researches the integrated physics, chemistry, and biology behind this pathogenesis.
Hashem Nehrir, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Alternative Energy Power Generation and Smart Grid Research
I will present a summary of over two decades of my research on alternative energy power generation systems, modeling and control of fuel cells for distributed power generation, and my current work on self-healing of the power grid through microgrids. Furthermore, I will summarize the important features of smart grid, its impact on electricity customers, and customer participation to help stabilize the power grid.
Nicholas J. Ward, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Director of the Center for Health and Safety Culture
Designing the social (and physical) environment to promote healthy and safe behaviors in our culture
Quality of life is affected by many behaviors that we deliberately engage in that are unhealthy or unsafe. The Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) looks at the role of the social environment to improve quality of life by promoting healthy and safe behaviors. This presentation will give an overview of ways in which the social (and physical) environment can be designed to promote healthy and safe behaviors.
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