News

2022

07.2022:

  • Dr. Jung (KAERI) presented at AAiCON 2022 conference (Hybrid): “Delay Line Circuit Design Optimization for Crosstalk Minimization using Reinforcement Learning.”
  • Younggeun Park joined EDLab from Dongguk Univ. (South Korea) as exchange students.

05.2022:

  • New papers published in Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology: “Robust Topology Optimization of a Flexural Structure Considering Multi-Stress Performance for Force Sensing and Structural Safety.”
  • Chris has a new baby and becomes a daddy!

04.2022:

  • Myung Kyun successfully done with his Ph.D. final defense! Thesis title: Design methodology for multifunctional stress/strain performances of multi-loading sensors using topology optimization

01.2022:

  • EDLab hosts a new visiting scholar – Dr. Jeong Sam Han (Andong Nat’l Univ). Welcome!

2021

10.2021:

  • Hyewon received the best poster award PHM Asia Pacific 2021 Conference. Congrats!.
  • New papers accepted in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization: “Robust Topology Optimization of a Flexural Structure Considering Multi-Stress Performance for Force Sensing and Structural Safety.”

09.2021:

  • Seunghee Cheon and Hyewon Lee joined EDLab from Dongguk Univ. (South Korea) as exchange students.

08.2021:

  • UMBC and Dongguk Univ. (South Korea) signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on providing research & development cooperation, under the program entitled “Advanced materials & parts based smart factory fostering global talents for innovative growth” supported by South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
  • New papers published in Electronics: “Design Scalability Study of the Γ-Shaped Piezoelectric Harvester Based on Generalized Classical Ritz Method and Optimization.”

06.2021:

  • Tom successfully done with his M.S. final defense! Thesis title: Design Optimization of a Wind Tunnel Force Balance Using Stepwise Response Surface Method

01.2021:

  • Dr. Lee was awarded Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) grant (Phase 1) for the project entitled: “Sustainable Wind Turbine Blade Monitoring Solution”. See details here.

2020

12.2020:

  • Myung Kyun presented at AIAA Scitech 2021 (Virtual): “Design of a Wind Tunnel Balance using Topology Optimization Considering Multifunctional Stress Performance.” (First author: M. Sung)
  • Dr. Lee presented at UKC 2020 conference (Virtual): “Nonlinear Dynamics of a Disk-swing Driven Piezoelectric Energy Harvester for Powering Wind Turbine Blade Sensor.”
  • Dr. Lee was invited to Dongguk University (host: Dr. Heung Soo Kim) to give a seminar (virtual) on “Piezoelectric Energy Harvester and Sensor Network Design using Advanced Optimization Methodologies.”

11.2020:

  • New papers published in ASME/IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics: “Structural Failure Detection Using Wireless Transmission Rate from Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters.”
  • Myung Kyun presented at ASME IMECE 2020 (Virtual): “Design of Wind Tunnel Balance Structure Using Robust Topology Optimization Using Multiple Stress Constraints.” (First author: M. Sung)

10.2020:

  • EDLab group received 2019 best paper award from the Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology!  Title: Piezoelectric energy harvester utilizing mandibular deformation to power implantable biosystems: A feasibility study

09.2020:

  • Chris presented at ASME SMASIS 2020 (Virtual): “Optimized Wireless Power Transfer.” (First author: C. Mullen)
  • Dr. Sinwoo Jeong received a job offer from Agency for Defense Development (ADD), South Korea. Big congratulations!

08.2020:

  • Tom Chaisson joined EDLab.

06.2020:

  • Dr. Lee was awarded ICTR/CTSA ATIP grant (Project title: Force sensing clear aligner for real-time orthodontic force monitoring; Co-PI: Dr. Jose Bosio, School of Dentistry, UMB). See details.

05.2020:

  • Saman successfully done with his Ph.D. final defense! Thesis title: Modeling and analysis of a vibration energy harvester utilizing frequency up-conversion for low and varied speed of rotary structures
  • Saman received a job offer from Dynamic Dimension Technologies. Big congratulations!
  • New papers published in ASME Journal of Nonlinear Computational and Dynamics: “Nonlinear Dynamics of a Rotary Energy Harvester with a Double Frequency Up-Conversion Mechanism.”

03.2020:

  • EDLab hosts several visiting scholars – Drs. Kyung Ho Moon (Korea Railroad Research Institute); Young Do Choi (Mokpo Univ); Sinwoo Jeong (Hanyang Univ.). Welcome!

02.2020:

  • Dr. Lee’s research featured in UMBC News.

2019

12.2019:

  • New papers published in Electronics: “Power Supply Switch Circuit for Intermittent Energy Harvesting.”

09.2019:

  • Dr. Lee won “Up and Coming UMBC Inventor” award on recent harvester development (activecharge.us), recognized at this year’s UMBC Inventors Luncheon sponsors by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of Technology Development (OTD), Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA), and bwtech@UMBC. We appreciate your acknowledgement on our research!

08.2019:

  • Weijie Xian joined EDLab.
  • Dr. Lee presented at ASME IDETC 2019 (Anaheim, CA): 1. “Exploiting Multi-modal Sensing for Increased Detection Fidelity of Pipeline Leakage.” (First author: A. Lanjile); 2. “Mathematical Modeling of A two degree of freedom Vibration energy harvester for low speed rotary structure application.” (First author: S. Nezami)

07.2019:

  • Dr. Lee was promoted as associate professor with tenure.
  • New papers published in Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing: “Design of Structural Monitoring Sensor Network Using Surrogate Modeling of Stochastic Sensor Signal.”
  • Dr. Lee was invited to talk at Intelligent Automation, Inc. (Rockville, MD) and discuss research collaboration.

06.2019:

  • Dr. Lee hosted his fifth SEA summer camp with a new title “The Science of Environmental Energy”. Click “Outreach” menu to see details.
  • Amin received a job offer from HARP Engineering. Big congratulations!
  • Dr. Lee was invited as guest editor for a special issue on Energy Harvesting, Journal of electronics.
  • Dr. Lee was awarded TEDCO MII grant (Phase 3) for university startup. See details at: activecharge.us
  • A new text “Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering” published that Dr. Lee endorsed.

05.2019:

  • Saman received Outstanding Senator Award for his service to GSA and the Graduate Senate. Congrats!

04.2019:

04.2019:

  • New papers accepted in: Smart Materials and Structures: “Design of a disk-swing driven piezoelectric energy harvester for slow rotary system application.”
  • New papers accepted in: Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology: “Piezoelectric energy harvester utilizing mandibular deformation to power implantable biosystems: a feasibility study.”

02.2019:

  • Dr. Lee received research funding from NASA on topology optimization study for a wind tunnel sensor development

01.2019:

  • Saman successfully done with his Ph.D. proposal defense! Thesis title: Design of Vibration Energy Harvesters for improved Power Generation and Structural Performance
  • New papers accepted in: Engineering Optimization: “Adaptive improved response surface method for reliability-based design optimization.”
  • Dr. Lee awarded Technology Catalyst Fund (TCF) for development of denal sensor.

 

2018

10.2018:

  • Dr. Lee presented in UMBC ME seminar series, entitled “Piezoelectric Energy Harvester and Sensor Network Design using Advanced Optimization Methodologies,” followed by nice refreshment with great people. Thank you all for coming!
  • New papers accepted in: Journal of Mechanical Design: “High-Dimensional Reliability-based Design Optimization Involving Highly Nonlinear Constraints and Computationally Expensive Simulations.”
  • New papers accepted in: Engineering Optimization: “Adaptive Improved Response Surface Method for Reliability-Based Design Optimization.”

09.2018:

  • Saman and Lucas presented at ASME SMASIS 2018 (San Antonio, TX): 1. “Dynamics of Vibration Energy Harvester Governed by Gravity and Magnetic Force in a Rotating Wind Turbine Blade.” (First author: S. Nezami); 2. “Use of Piezoelectric Material for Advanced and Cost-Effective Tumor Screening.” (First author: L. McCullum, collaboration with Dr. Liang Zhu)

08.2018:

  • Myung Kyun and Dr. Hanna Cho (OhioSU) presented at ASME IDETC 2018 (Quebec City, Canada): 1. “Design of High Precision Null Balancing Module Using Topology Optimization.” (First author: M. K. Sung); 2. “​Characterization and Optimization of 1:2 Internal Resonance in a Stepped Fixed-Fixed Microbeam.” (Collaboration with OhioSU)

07.2018:

  • Dr. Lee hosted his fourth SEE summer camp “Powered Up: Re-Purposing Energy with an Energy Harvester”. Click “Outreach” menu to see details.
  • Two new papers published in: Smart Materials and Structures: “Segmented Impact-Type Piezoelectric Energy Harvester for Self-Start Impedance Matching Circuit.”; Engineering Structures: “Shape optimization of railroad vibration energy harvester for structural robustness and power generation performance.”

06.2018:

  • Tobi Tunde Ali(SURE Scholar, 2017)’s success story introduced by NBC NEWS. He will start his new career at GE. Congrats!

05.2018:

  • Chris Mullen passed his Ph.D. qualifying exam. Congratulations!
  • New paper accepted in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics: “Alternating Resistive Impedance Matching for an Impact-Type Micro Wind Piezoelectric Energy Harvester.”

04.2018:

  • Lucas successfully presented his research in UMBC URCAD 2018. His story posted in UMBC News.
  • Saman and Myung Kyun presented their researches at SAMPE B/W University Research Symposium (UMCP, MD) and won 2nd (oral presentation) and 3rd (poster) place prizes. Congrats!
  • Dr. Lee was invited to UMBC Department of Mathematics and Statistics DE Seminar on “Reliability analysis methods and its applications to reliability-based design optimization in engineering”
  • Dr. Lee was invited to UMB’s Scientific Review Committee (SRC) meeting to present his recent research development with UMB School of Dentistry.
  • Dr. Lee was invited to Johns Hopkins University (host: Dr. Jamie Guest) to give a seminar on “Topology optimization case studies: civil/mechanical engineering systems design.”
  • Team EDLab (ActiveCharge™) attended to Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize (CUP) Collegiate Competition. 1 min pitch video HERE (Team ActiveCharge™ 6:25~7:40)

03.2018:

  • Miles Smith awarded Undergraduate Research Award (URA). Drs. Lee and Jung will continue to advise him his energy harvesting research.

03.2018:

  • Dr. Lee and Amin presented at SPIE SS/NDE 2018 (Denver, CO): 1. “Experimental verification of tire energy harvester designed via reliability based design optimization method.” (First author: Amin Eshghi); 2. “Design parameter study on piezoelectric energy harvester for scavenging human mandible deformation energy.” (First author: Richard Fan); 3. “Design of an impact-driven piezoelectric energy harvester with gravityinduced rotator for wind turbine blade monitoring system.” (First author: Hyunjun Jung)

02.2018:

  • Richard successfully done with his M.S. defense! Thesis title: Feasibility Study of an Implantable Piezoelectric Energy Harvester Utilizing Human Mandibular Deformation to Power an Implantable Biosystem

02.2018:

  • Amin successfully done with his Ph.D. proposal defense! Thesis title: Reliability analysis methods and its applications to reliability-based design optimization in engineering

01.2018:

  • Team EDLab (ActiveCharge™) advanced to the second round of Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize (CUP) Collegiate Competition.