The Frontiers of Engineering program brings together through 2-1/2 day meetings a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs to discuss pioneering technical work and leading edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors. The goal of the meetings is to introduce these outstanding engineers (ages 30-45) to each other, and through this interaction facilitate collaboration in engineering, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields, and establishment of contacts among the next generation of engineering leaders.
My research focuses on assembling tiny cylindrical building blocks such as carbon nanotubes, inorganic nanowires, and cellulose nanocrystals into functional materials. Potential applications include antimicrobial fibers and optical coatings.
I am principal engineer at Coolerado, which manufactures super-efficient air conditioning systems based on technology that achieves 50%-90% energy and peak demand savings in 26 countries. I am responsible for system integration and performance verification of pilot accounts, for developing controls and performance enhancements for the start-up’s Heat-and-Mass-eXchanger core, and I am point-of-contact for custom designs of large tonnage and data center applications capable of supporting PUEs under 1.1.
Developing novel materials via material characterization, kinetics, and failure mechanism study to enable low-cost manufacturing of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) from solution processing for next-generation displays applications.
Our lab is focused on understanding the mechanism by which heart valves form, function, and remodel. We specifically probe the developmental biology of the heart to unlock naturally-derived engineering principles that can help explain disease pathogenesis and accelerate regenerative medicine strategies.
My work and research interests are in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology in the context of performance-based design. My main focus is on ground motion characterization, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, site resposne effects, soil-structure interaction and ground motion selection for nonlinear structural analyses.
I am interested in distributed control algorithms for complex systems with applications to spacecraft, UAV’s, and robotics. My recent effort is in the development of novel avionics architectures for spacecraft with a focus on managing their increasing complexity to ensure verifiable performance and to improve commonality between systems.
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