Volume Two - Issue Three
SERIES TO HIGHLIGHT FUEL CELL RESEARCH
ICES is interested in market opportunities and the many research challenges posed by fuel cells. Fuel cell research requires contributions by biologists, chemists, chemical engineers, electrical engineers, material scientists and mechanical engineers. Issues concerning control, low power conditions, thermal management and materials are a few of the many opportunities for research. From an applications perspective, fuel cell uses will require input from nearly every college and department. As such, ICES provides a natural home for fuel cell research at Carnegie Mellon.
To create greater interest in the subject, ICES is sponsoring a series of seminars on the subject. The seminar series began in April and will continue into the early fall of 2002. The following paragraphs present an overview of the seminar topics discussed to date:
from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory
(NETL), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation,
and the department of mechanical engineering will conduct future seminars
on various aspects of fuel cell research. The dates, speakers and topics
will be announced in the calendar of events on ICES web page (http://www.ices.cmu.edu).
Those interested in fuel cell research and applications are welcome to
attend. Please contact Christina Cowan at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Rodrigo Escobar is currently a graduate student in mechanical engineering under the supervision of Professor Cristina Amon. He was recently accepted into the Ph.D. program after earning his masters in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon. His interests are in biomechanics, particularly in the design of artificial organs. He is currently working on studying the blood flow and mass transfer characteristics of an intravenous membrane oxigenator by simulating several 3D models. Recently Rodrigo received the "Best Presentation" Award and 2nd place in the poster competition at a Mechanical Engineering Technical Conference. Prior to attending Carnegie Mellon, Rodrigo was an undergraduate at the University of Santiago, Chile. In his free time, Rodrigo enjoys playing heavy metal music and dancing the salsa at ICES happy hours. Click to see more images...|
THESIS DEFENSES IN 2001-2002
ICES is pleased to announce that the following students defended during the academic year 2001-2002. Congratulation to all!
Civil and Environmental Engineering:
Electrical and Computer Engineering:
Cristina Amon is the Chair of the Eighth Intersociety ASME/IEEE Conference on Thermal, and Thermomechanical Phenomena and Emerging Technologies in Electronic Systems ITherm 2002 to be held in San Diego on May 29-June 1, 2002.
This bi-annual conference, sponsored by IEEE and ASME, is the premier international technical meeting where researchers and practitioners from industry, academia and government laboratories come together to present, discuss and learn of the developments in the field. Over 150 papers will be presented at ITherm 2002 in 35 sessions along three tracks: Thermal Phenomena, Thermomechanical Phenomena, Emerging Technologies and panel discussions, in addition to short courses and technology exhibits. With ITherm 2002 co-locating with the 52th IEEE/ECTC, we are expecting over 1,000 combined attendees. More information at www.itherm.org.
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