Kettering faculty and students present new research at national industry conference

Kettering faculty and students present new research at national industry conference

Oct 10, 2002

A contingent of faculty and students from Kettering University will give technical presentations regarding their research efforts at the 2002 Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Exposition (EMCWA) Oct. 14-17 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A contingent of faculty and students from Kettering University will give technical presentations regarding their research efforts at the 2002 Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Exposition (EMCWA) Oct. 14-17 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Etim Ubong, professor of Mechanical Engineering, Jim Gover and Mark Thompson, both professors of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a group of Thompson's students will discuss their recent research efforts under the conference track titled "New Technologies." This track covers new technologies that will develop into new segments of the electrical/electronic manufacturing industry and their impact on the way existing segments conduct business.

The EMCWA of Imperial Beach, Calif., sponsors this nationally recognized conference each year. The event brings together thousands of electrical/electronic manufacturing professionals from throughout the world to engage in lectures, short courses and other educational opportunities that help them learn valuable information regarding the latest industry trends and research.

This year, Gover will serve as director for a session titled "Convergence of Automotive and Commercial Electrical Power Systems." He will also give two presentations titled "Convergence of Commercial Electric Power and Automotive Electric Power to a Common Platform" and "Balance of System Research Needs to make Fuel Cells Practical for Mobile Applications." Both presentations address the use of electricity and other resources necessary to help in the development and incorporation of fuel cells into U.S. society.

Ubong, one of Kettering's resident fuel cell scholars, will give "Research Needed to make Fuel Cells Practical for Stationary and Mobile Applications." This paper presentation examines the type of research critical in making the use of fuel cells a reality (for more on Ubong's research, visit www.news.kettering.edu/showpage.cfm?id=199).

In addition, Thompson and Kettering students Erik Badgley, Vincent Dean, Jason McCoy, Ryan Piechowski, Michelle Pomeroy, Adam Sepanak and F. Stewart, will present their paper on electric bike design during the conference.

Thompson continues to play an active role in the long standing relationship between Kettering and the EMCWA. Currently, the

EMCWA provides the University with $18,000 in scholarships each year, which go toward supporting the education of Kettering students majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

To learn more about the EMCWA and its nationally recognized conference, visit www.coilwinding.org.

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