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Data on where former students end up

A list of where former students from the Interactive Device Design course (taught by Paul Wright and Bjorn Hartmann) have ended up. Accenture Apple Apple – Firmware Eng Apple – Product Design Engineer Apple Camera HW Apple Sw Eng Apple,

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Michael Nill

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Hiva Esmaeili

Hiva Esmaeili Undergraduate student researcher Advisor: Professor Paul K. Wright 4th floor,Sutardja Dai Hall UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720 E-mail:   Bio Hiva joined Paul Wright’s lab in Summer 2011 as an undergraduate researcher working with Alic Chen on a

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Igor Paprotny, Ph.D.

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Yiping Zhu, Ph.D.

Yiping Zhu, Postdoc Advisor: Paul Wright Email: Fabrication and Characterization of PZT Thin Film for Energy Harvesting Application Lead zirconate titanate (PZT) is a well-known piezoelectric material which has outstanding piezoelectric performance. A variety of techniques including pulsed laser deposition

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Lee Weinstein


Lee Weinstein Advisor: Paul Wright Email: Battery-Replacement Scale Energy Harvesting from HVAC Flows for Wireless Sensor Networks Through sensing and control the efficiency, reliability and quality of commercial and residential HVAC systems can be improved significantly. Wireless sensor networks are

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Andrew Waterbury


Bio Education University of California, Berkeley Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2011 M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2008 Brown University B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2006 Research Vibration Harvesting Using Electromagnetic Transduction Energy harvesting extends the life of wireless sensor nodes enabling longer deployments and greater

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Zuoqian (Joe) Wang


Zuoqian Wang, PhD 2013 Advisors: Paul Wright, James Evans Email: Flexographic Printing for Large Scale Zinc-Based Battery Fabrication Flexographic printing techniques provide a cost effective, environmental friendly manufacturing method for large-scale energy storage fabrication. What I am working on towards

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Lindsay M. Miller


Lindsay Miller, PhD 2012 Advisor: Paul Wright Email: Passively Self-Tuning Beam-Mass System for Frequency-Insensitive Vibration Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensor Networks There is a growing demand for autonomous wireless sensor networks, especially as power requirements for radio transmitters and microprocessors

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Deepa Madan


Deepa Madan, PhD 2014 Advisor: Paul Wright Email: Dispenser-Printed Composite Thermoelectric Thick Films for Thermoelectric Energy Harvesters for Wireless Sensor Network Used in Structural Health Monitoring Applications This research is concerned with the structural health monitoring (SHM) of pipes. We

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Jay Keist


Jay Keist, PhD 2012 Advisor: Paul Wright Email: Zinc Based Energy Storage Utilizing Ionic Liquid Electrolytes: In-situ Analysis of the Electrode/Electrolyte Interface Zinc based batteries offer the highest power density of rechargeable batteries that are available commercially with power densities

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Rei-Cheng Juang, Ph.D.


Dispenser-Printed Thermoelectric Energy Generation Rei-Cheng Juang, Visiting Scholar Advisor: Paul Wright Email: Web Page: Rei-Cheng Juang is a researcher in Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) at Taiwan. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Chung Cheng

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Alic Chen

Bio Alic Chen is a Post-doctoral Researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley. His research is focused on two fronts: (1) Methods to improve LED efficiency through cooling with low-noise piezoelectric fans and (2) design

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Dr. Qiliang (Richard) Xu

Richard XU

Dr. Qiliang Richard Xu Postdoctoral researcher at Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute 2111 Etcheverry Hall UC Berkeley, California, USA, 94720 Email:   Bio Richard Xu is passionate about creating new technologies that define and transform the sustainable future of

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Jason Trager


Jason Trager, PhD 2014 Advisor: Paul Wright Email: Sensor-Based Feedback for a Socio-Technical Energy Efficiency Protocol

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Peter Minor


Peter Minor, PhD 2013 Advisor: Paul Wright Email: Ongoing Research into the Impact Durability of Thermal Barrier Coatings

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