Summer Research in Resnick Hall
Kwan Mui (Senior Electrical Engineering Student) and Carlos Suero (Senior Computer Engineering student) participated in a summer research program under the supervision of Dr. Baback Izadi (Associate Professor and Chair of the ECE Department). The research project was sponsored by the State University of New York’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. The project investigated the effects of temperature on the lifespan of Lithium-based batteries. Lithium based batteries are very important to the energy industry and are being chosen as the main energy storage device for cell phones, PDAs, as well as future electric cars. In their research efforts, Kawn and Carlos used both computer simulation models as well as laboratory experimental data to get a better understanding of this battery technology and proposed schemes to expand the battery life.
The research efforts culminated in a final presentation to an audience, which included Dr. Don Christian, the Provost (and the current Interim President of SUNY – New Paltz) and Dr. Laurel Duhaney, Dean of Graduate School (and the current Interim Provost).
Kwan Mui and Carlos Suero were among 9 undergraduate students from different disciplines of SUNY – New Paltz who were funded through the Office of AC2 to participate in different research projects during 2010 Summer Session I.
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