Dr. Lee awarded the TEDCO Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) research fund (phase I) for his study on “ActiveCharge™: an Impact-Driven Piezoelectric Energy Harvester.”
Amin Eshghi and Myung Kyun Sung passed his Ph.D. qualifying exam. Congratulations, both!
Dr. Lee selected for Supplement for Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) award to support Mr. Randy Deinlein’s dental bracket design research.
Dr. Lee invited Dr. Miso Kim from Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) in UMBC ME department seminar seriies, who spoke on “Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Materials towards Systems.”
Dr. Jung presented his research entitled “Self-Start Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Circuit with Adjustable UVLO Converter for Wireless Sensor Network” at ASME SMASIS 2017 (Snowbird, UT).
Dr. Lee elected as a co-chair of ASME SMASIS Energy Harvesting Symposium.
EDLab is accepted into the TEDCO MII Lean Innovation Course.
New paper published in Smart Materials and Structures: “Design Optimization under Uncertainty and Speed Variability for a Piezoelectric Energy Harvester Powering a Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.”
Dr. Lee awarded a research fund (KAIEM Ltd.) entitled “Study on Fault Prediction Technique Considering Physical Characteristics.”
Congratulations Chris on your Wedding!
Mr. Eshghi presented his research entitled “Design under Uncertainty for a Piezoelectric Energy Harvester to Power a Tire Pressure Monitoring System” at ASME IDETC 2017 (Cleveland, OH).
Dr. Lee lectured one week summer camp “Powered Up: Re-Purposing Energy with an Energy Harvester” in UMBC SEE 2017 program. Click “Outreach” menu to see details.
Poster presented at WCSMO12 (World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimisation, Braunschweig, Germany).
“Simultaneous Optimization of Printing Angle and Geometry for Additive Manufacturing using Topology Optimization” via collaboration with Dr. Kim in UFlorida.
Poster presented at PHMAP2017 (Asia Pacific Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, Jeju, Korea).
“Design of Leaf Spring Structure to Improve Power And Structural Integrity of a Vibration Energy Harvester” via collaboration with Dr. Kang in Kunsan Nat’l Univ. (Korea)
Dr. Lee was invited to Kunsan National University to give a short lecture on topology optimization for wind turbine design. Also had invited talks on energy harvesting (Korea Research Institute of Standards abd Science, etc) and topology optimization for additive manufacturing (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, etc).
New paper published in Sensors and Actuators A: Physical: “Quick Self-Start and Minimum Power-Loss Management Circuit for Impact-Type Micro Wind Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters.”
Dr. Lee invited Dr. Dong S. Ha from Virginia Tech in UMBC ME department seminar seriies, who spoke on “Power Management Circuits for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting.”
Dr. Lee (with Dr. Melo, UMB dental school) was invited to 2017 UMBC-UMB Partnership Symposium and presented research collabration on bio energy harvesting to use the movement of people’s own jaws to provide the energy for deep brain stimulation.
Dr. Lee presented (2 presentations) atat SPIE SS/NDE 2017 (Portland, OR)
1. “Experimental Verification and Optimization of A Linear Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting Device.” (First author: Chris Mullen)
2. “Air Curtain Development: An Energy-Harvesting Solution for Hinged Doors.” (First author: Vineed Dayal)
New paper accpepted in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization: “A Maximum Expected Utility Method for Efficient Reliability Analysis of Complex Engineered Systems” via collaboration with Dr. Hu in Iowa SU.
Lucas McCullum awarded Undergraduate Research Award (URA). Dr. Lee and Dr. Liang Zhu will continue to advise him his bio sensor research.
Dr. Lee and Dr. Ronghui Ma visited NAVSEA Warfare Centers to give a talk on topology optimization for additive manufacturing, and discuss research collaboration.
Dr. Hyunjun Jung joined EDLab as the first postdoctoral fellow!
New paper published in Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures: “Design under Uncertainty for Reliable Power Generation of Piezoelectric Energy Harvester.”
Chris successfully defended his master thesis. Congratulations!
Thesis title: Design Optimization of an Electromagnetic Energy Harvester Backpack for Utilization of Human Walking Energy
Dr. Lee awarded KIAT WC300 Enterprise Fund (Subcontract by CAS) for design research of high precision scale cell structure.
Dr. Lee awarded Technology Catalyst Fund (TCF) for development of nonlinear vibration harvester research.
Dr. Lee visited NIST to give a talk on energy harvesting and additive manufacturing, and discuss research collaboration.
Dr. Lee invited Dr. Jamie Guest from Johns Hopkins University who spoke on “Topology Optimization for the Design of Manufacturable, High Performance ‘Structures’” under the support of Eminent Scholar Mentoring Program.
Dr. Lee awarded Supplement for Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) and supports Mr. Tobi Tunde-Alli’s nonlinear vibration energy harvesting research.
Mr. Nezami presented his research entitled “Improving Durability of a Vibration Energy Harvester Using Structural Design Optimization” at ASME SMASIS 2016 (Stowe, VT).
Mr. Mullen presented his research entitled “Optimization of an Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting Backpack under Actual Walking and Running Scenarios” at ASME SMASIS 2016 (Stowe, VT).
Dr. Lee lectured one week summer camp “Powered Up: Re-Purposing Energy with an Energy Harvester” in UMBC SEE 2016 program. Click “Outreach” menu to see details.
Mr. Myung Kyun Sung joined EDLab.
Dr. Lee visited Carderock Naval Surface Warfare Center to discuss research collaborations in additive manufacturing (Link).
Dr. Lee awarded UMB-UMBC Research & Innovation Partnership Seed Grant for his collaborative research with UMB school of dentistry (CoPI: Dr. M. A. Melo) on “A biocompatible and implantable dental energy-harvesting prototype for a self-powering brain stimulator.”
New paper published in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization: “Topology Optimization based on Morphing Mesh for Simultaneous Component Relocation and Frame Structure Design.”
Vineed and Trevor successfully presented their researches in UMBC URCAD 2016.
Chris and Amin presented their researches at SAMPE B/W University Research Symposium (UMCP, MD) and won 2nd (poster) and 4th (oral presentation) place prizes. Congrats!
Amin presented his research entitled “Parameter Study and Optimization for Piezoelectric Energy Harvester for TPMS Considering Speed Variation” at SPIE SS/NDE 2016 (Las Vegas, NV). Kabir’s undergraduate research work has been also presented by Dr. Lee, entitled “Mechanical Motion Conversion from Reciprocating Translation to One-Directional Rotation for Effective Energy Harvesting”
Chris won the first place prize in 11th PROMISE Research Symposium and Professional Development Conference (UMCP, MD). His work is entitled “Optimization of an Electromagnetic Energy harvester.” Congrats!
Dr. Lee awarded UMBC COEIT Strategic Plan Implementation Grant (PI: Dr. M Younis) for his collaborative research on “Prototype Development for a Networked Multi-Modal Sensor System for Autonomous Non-intrusive and Self-sustaining Pipeline Monitoring”
Saman Nezami passed his Ph.D. qualifying exam. Congratulations, Saman!
Dr. Lee presented his research entitled “A New Topology Optimization Method for Simultaneous Design of Component Layout and Frame Structure of Aircraft Wing” at AIAA SciTech 2016 (San Diego, CA).
Chris extended his internship at US Army CERDEC and sponsored by ORISE funding.
Mr. Richard Fan joined EDLab.
Dr. Lee presented his research entitled “Reliability-Based Design Optimization for Nonlinear Energy Harvesters and Experimental Validation” at ASME SMASIS 2015 (Colorado Springs, CO).
Saman was nominated as an outstanding TA from ME department and served on college-specific panels for the Teaching and Learning Workshop.
Dr. Lee lectured one week summer camp named “Powered Up: Re-Purposing Energy with an Energy Harvester” in UMBC SEE 2015 program. Click “Outreach” menu to see details.
Mr. Saman Nezami and Amin Eshghi joined EDLab.
Sumin successfully defended his master thesis. Congratulations!
Thesis title: Design Optimization under Uncertainty for
Reliable Power Generation Performance of Piezoelectric Energy Harvester
Dr. Lee elected as an ASME Technical Committee Member (Adaptive Structures & Material Systems Group).
Vineed Dayal and Lena Shalaby awarded Undergraduate Research Award (URA). Review their abstract, introduced as Interesting Mechanical Engineering student research, HERE. Dr. Lee will advise their energy harvesting research.
Sumin presented his research entitled “Reliability-Based Design Optimization for Nonlinear Energy Harvesters” at SPIE SS/NDE 2015 (San Diego, CA).
Dr. KiWeon Kang from Kunsan National University starts his sabbatical leave. Welcome to EDLab!
Dr. Lee awarded Undergraduate Research Assistantship Support (URAS) and supports Mr. Kabir Ahmed’s energy harvesting buoy research.
Mahsan successfully defended her master thesis. Congratulations!
Thesis title: Topology Optimization based on Morphing Mesh for Simultaneous Component Relocation and Frame Structure Design
Web article on research collaboration with Potomac Photonics posted.
Dr. KeeNam Song from Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute starts his sabbatical leave. Welcome to EDLab!
Mr. Christopher Mullen joined EDLab, suppoted by NSF BRIDGE fellowship.
New paper published in Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures: “Design Optimization for Passive Adaptive Structural Networks”
New paper published in Engineering Structures: “Outrigger Placement in Tall Buildings Using Topology Optimization”
Dr. Lee won Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship (WPAFB, OH)
Paper published in Sensors and Actuators A Physical: “Shape Optimization of a Mechanically Decoupled Six-Axis Force/Torque Sensor”
Paper published in Journal of Magnetics: “Durable and Sustainable Strap Type Electromagnetic Harvester for Tire Pressure Monitoring System”
Ms. Mahsan Bakhtiari Nejad joined EDLab.
Mr. Sumin Seong joined EDLab.
Dr. Lee won Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship (WPAFB, OH)
Dr. Lee presented “Smart Sensing Function Design Using Multifunctional Material for Failure Diagnostics and Prognostics” at WCSMO10 (Orlando, FL)
Paper published in ASME JMD: “Topology Optimization of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Skin Using Hybrid Cellular Automata”