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Energy Harvesting & Design Optimization Lab.

University of Maryland Baltimore County, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

 

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Welcome to the website of EDLab at UMBC!

ED stands for Eenergy harvesting and Design optimization.

 

We gradually migrate to the NEW WEBSITE --> https://edlab.umbc.edu/

 

 

NEW: We are hiring a new Postdoc and PhD student !!

 

Group Photo - July 2018

 

 

EDLab conducts researches on:

 

- Vibrational energy harvesting (piezoelectric, electromagnetic) and

- Design optimization methodologies (topology optimization, reliability design under uncertainty).

 

Details on the research can be found HERE.

 

News

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

01.2019:

New papers accepted in:

Engineering Optimization: "Adaptive improved response surface method for reliability-based design optimization."

01.2019:

Dr. Lee awarded Technology Catalyst Fund (TCF) for development of denal sensor.

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!

 

10.2018:

New papers accepted in:

Journal of Mechanical Design: "High-Dimensional Reliability-based Design Optimization Involving Highly Nonlinear Constraints and Computationally Expensive Simulations."

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.

07.2018:

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!

05.2018:

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.

04.2018:

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!

 

04.2018:

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"

04.2018:

Dr. Lee was invited to UMB’s Scientific Review Committee (SRC) meeting to present his recent research development with UMB School of Dentistry.

04.2018:

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."

04.2018:

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.

12.2017:

Dr. Lee awarded the TEDCO Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) research fund (phase I) for his study on "ActiveCharge™: an Impact-Driven Piezoelectric Energy Harvester."

12.2017:

Amin Eshghi and Myung Kyun Sung passed his Ph.D. qualifying exam. Congratulations, both!

11.2017:

Dr. Lee selected for Supplement for Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) award to support Mr. Randy Deinlein's dental bracket design research.

09.2017:

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."

 

09.2017:

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).

 

09.2017:

Dr. Lee elected as a co-chair of ASME SMASIS Energy Harvesting Symposium.

09.2017:

EDLab is accepted into the TEDCO MII Lean Innovation Course.

09.2017:

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."

09.2017:

Dr. Lee awarded a research fund (KAIEM Ltd.) entitled "Study on Fault Prediction Technique Considering Physical Characteristics."

09.2017:

Congratulations Chris on your Wedding!

08.2017:

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).

08.2017:

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.

06.2017:

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.

06.2017:

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)

06.2017:

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).

 

05.2017:

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."

05.2017:

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."

04.2017:

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.

04.2017:

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)

06.2017:

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.

03.2017:

Lucas McCullum awarded Undergraduate Research Award (URA). Dr. Lee and Dr. Liang Zhu will continue to advise him his bio sensor research.

03.2017:

Dr. Lee and Dr. Ronghui Ma visited NAVSEA Warfare Centers to give a talk on topology optimization for additive manufacturing, and discuss research collaboration.

02.2017:

Dr. Hyunjun Jung joined EDLab as the first postdoctoral fellow!

01.2017:

New paper published in Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures: "Design under Uncertainty for Reliable Power Generation of Piezoelectric Energy Harvester."

01.2017:

Chris successfully defended his master thesis. Congratulations!

Thesis title: Design Optimization of an Electromagnetic Energy Harvester Backpack for Utilization of Human Walking Energy

01.2017:

Dr. Lee awarded KIAT WC300 Enterprise Fund (Subcontract by CAS) for design research of high precision scale cell structure.

01.2017:

Dr. Lee awarded Technology Catalyst Fund (TCF) for development of nonlinear vibration harvester research.

12.2016:

Dr. Lee visited NIST to give a talk on energy harvesting and additive manufacturing, and discuss research collaboration.

11.2016:

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.

09.2016:

Dr. Lee awarded Supplement for Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) and supports Mr. Tobi Tunde-Alli's nonlinear vibration energy harvesting research.  

09.2016:

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).

 

08.2016:

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.

08.2016:

Mr. Myung Kyun Sung joined EDLab.

07.2016:

Dr. Lee visited Carderock Naval Surface Warfare Center to discuss research collaborations in additive manufacturing (Link).

06.2016:

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."  

05.2016:

New paper published in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization: "Topology Optimization based on Morphing Mesh for Simultaneous Component Relocation and Frame Structure Design."

04.2016:

Vineed and Trevor successfully presented their researches in UMBC URCAD 2016.

04.2016:

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!

 

03.2016:

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"  

02.2016:

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!

02.2016:

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"  

02.2016:

Saman Nezami passed his Ph.D. qualifying exam. Congratulations, Saman!

01.2016:

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).

01.2016:

Chris extended his internship at US Army CERDEC and sponsored by ORISE funding.

02.2016:

Mr. Richard Fan joined EDLab.

09.2015:

Dr. Lee presented his research entitled "Reliability-Based Design Optimization for Nonlinear Energy Harvesters and Experimental Validation" at ASME SMASIS 2015 (Colorado Springs, CO).

08.2015:

Saman was nominated as an outstanding TA from ME department and served on college-specific panels for the Teaching and Learning Workshop.

 

08.2015:

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.

06.2015:

Mr. Saman Nezami and Amin Eshghi joined EDLab.

04.2015:

Sumin successfully defended his master thesis. Congratulations!

Thesis title: Design Optimization under Uncertainty for
Reliable Power Generation Performance of Piezoelectric Energy Harvester

03.2015:

Dr. Lee elected as an ASME Technical Committee Member (Adaptive Structures & Material Systems Group).

03.2015:

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.

03.2015:

Sumin presented his research entitled "Reliability-Based Design Optimization for Nonlinear Energy Harvesters" at SPIE SS/NDE 2015 (San Diego, CA).

01.2015:

Dr. KiWeon Kang from Kunsan National University starts his sabbatical leave. Welcome to EDLab!

01.2015:

Dr. Lee awarded Undergraduate Research Assistantship Support (URAS) and supports Mr. Kabir Ahmed's energy harvesting buoy research.  

12.2014:

Mahsan successfully defended her master thesis. Congratulations!

Thesis title: Topology Optimization based on Morphing Mesh for Simultaneous Component Relocation and Frame Structure Design

12.2014:

Web article on research collaboration with Potomac Photonics posted.  

12.2014:

Dr. KeeNam Song from Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute starts his sabbatical leave. Welcome to EDLab!

12.2014:

Mr. Christopher Mullen joined EDLab, suppoted by NSF BRIDGE fellowship.

09.2014:

 

06.2014:

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"

06.2014:

01.2014:

 

12.2013:

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"

09.2013:

08.2013:

Ms. Mahsan Bakhtiari Nejad joined EDLab.

Mr. Sumin Seong joined EDLab.

06.2013:

05.2013:

 

01.2013:

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"

   

 

 

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Energy Harvesting & Design Optimization Lab.

University of Maryland Baltimore County, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD, 21250

2018

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