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  • Introduction to Renewable Energy
  • Introduction to Smart Grid
  • Introduction to Green Data Centers
  • Introduction to Smart Meters
  • Automotive Energy Technology
  • Energy Smart Campus Implementation
  • Production of Useful Cost effective Energy from Waste Biomass Material
  • PCB Design for Manufacturability
  • Global Warming and Energy Alternatives
  • A Systematic Approach to Personal Goal Development
  • Geothermal 101/201 
  • CENG 30 Linux Based Embedded Systems Design
  • Intro to CBTC
  • Apple Workshops
  • Non-Contact Charging for Vehicle Electrification
  • Solutions Feedback Systems & Circuits Signal Flow
  • Advanced Techniques of Radar Detection in Non-Gaussian Background
  • In-The-Loop Testing of Power Electronic Systems
  • Accelerating Power Electronics Development Cycle with Simulation and Rapid Control Prototyping
  • Concept-driven Sustainability Design - How the Sun's Path Informs our Projects
  • Application of Discrete-Time Statistical Signal Processing: Part 1
  • Application of Discrete-Time Statistical Signal Processing: Part 2
  • Solar PV and Local Government: Strategies for Going Solar
  • Solar PV for Engineers
  • Solar PV for Architects: Evaluation and Design Fundamentals
  • Simulating Planar Magnetic Components - Fact or Fiction?
  • Intro to Geothermal Heat Pumps - How to Heat Without Fire
  • Solar PV for Engineers Workshop
  • Real-World Case Study: For Connecting CompactRIO's to Microsoft Azure IoT
  • Community Solar and Zoning for Solar Energy
  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling Education
  • Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardships & The New Blue Economy

 


Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & The New Blue Economy

Location: Roosevelt Hall Little Theater

Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Date: November 8, 2017

Description:

New York's ocean use is growing rapidly, with massive new ships, soaring demand for offshore sand mining, and proposed wind energy development offshore. Our busy waters are also home to endangered whales and sea turtles, and support thriving fishing and recreation industries. It's more important than ever that we plan ahead for responsible ocean growth.

Join us for a special screening of Ocean Frontiers III. This hopeful film explores the challenges at the heart of ocean conservation and development, presenting solutions from a range of people who are leading the way to a healthy and sustainable ocean future. Participate in the post-film conversation and learn how you can get involved.

Free and open to the public!

Panelists:

The interactive panel discussion with regional experts includes:

• Karen Chytalo - Assistant Director of the Division of Marine Resources, NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation & Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body Member

• Clint Plummer - Vice President of Development, Deepwater Wind

• Carl LoBue - NY Oceans Program Director, The Nature Conservancy on Long Island

• John McMurray - Owner/Operator of One More Cast Charters, Conservation Writer, Prior Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Member and Current Legislative Commissioner on Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

• Adrienne Esposito - Executive Director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment (Moderator)

 

 

 


Geothermal Heating and Cooling Education

Location: Lupton T101

Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Date: October 19, 2017

Imagine life in a home where the temperature is always comfortable, and there are no signs of a heating and cooling system. The air smells fresh; you can hear the birds singing and the breeze rustling the through the trees. The home shares energy with the earth similar to the way the roots of the trees exchange the essentials of life to their leaves and branches. This is the kind of value for which most would pay a higher price.

Many will pay a little more for something that lasts longer, provides a better value, or even for its beauty and curb appeal. Some items that fall into this category might be granite counter tops, high quality kitchen appliances, or a nice car. Geothermal heating and cooling is one of the instances in which the appeal has to do with the absence of various items, which can explain some of the unknowns, or mystery surrounding this remarkable renewable-energy (RE) technology. From outside appearances, there's nothing to see.

With some RE technologies, their presence is obvious. We can quickly identify solar panels on the roof, wind generators, or even an electric car. When folks think of premium air conditioning and heating, they think of quiet and comfortable. With geothermal, the outside condenser is eliminated; one less piece of equipment to see and hear. That's why geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are hard to spot, and why they are quite simply the masterpieces of air-conditioning and heating.

Here's what you get when stepping up to a "Classic Geothermal Heating and Cooling System":

Remarkably comfortable
Quiet operation
Elimination of outdoor equipment
Long lasting
Storm and weather proof
NYSERDA's $1200-$1500 per ton geothermal rebate
The best energy efficiency available
Elimination of on-site GHG emissions
With a geothermal heat pump, you get peace of mind. In heating and air-conditioning, peace of mind comes from elimination of the outdoor condensor unit. Once eliminated, so is the noise, the weathering, the extra equipment, the GHG emissions, and the potential for storm damage, whether it be from hail, hurricanes, snow drifts, or who-knows-what.

Jay Egg is a geothermal consultant, writer, speaker and the owner of EggGeothermal Consulting. He has co-authored two textbooks on geothermal HVAC systems published by McGraw-Hill Professional. He can be reached at jayegg.geo@gmail.com , or you can hear him speak at several NYSDERA and NY-GEO sponsored events during the fall of 2017.


Community Solar and Zoning for Solar Energy

Location: Lupton Hall Room 130A

Time: 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Date: October 13, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) NY-Sun PV Trainers Network and Farmingdale State College invite all local public officials involved in the planning, permitting, inspection, or approval processes for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to attend the Community Solar and Zoning for Solar Energy workshop.

Description:
The workshop will discuss basic strategies to develop a policy, planning, permitting and regulatory framework for solar. Participants will learn about the public engagement techniques, the legal process in plan making, and nationally accepted best practices and common features found in comprehensive and other local plans. It will also give an overview of community distributed generation, also known as community solar, New York's newest mechanism for expanding access to solar to communities. Futhermore it will cover the NY solar market and incentives, community solar models, rules, and regulations, and the role and concerns of different stakeholders in developing and managing community solar projects including property tax and assessment concerns.

Policymakers who complete this workshop are eligible to receive complementary one-on-one technical support in designing and implementing smart solar policy in their local jurisdiction.

After the presentation, the trainers will be available for short consultations with municipal representatives to discuss potential technical assistance services.

Presenters:
David Katz, Derric Meister and Bill Oberkehr - Sustainable CUNY


Real-World Case Study: For Connecting CompactRIO's to Microsoft Azure IoT

Engineering, Energy and Instrumental Series Seminar

Location: Lupton Hall room 130A

Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Date: September 7, 2017

Description:

The world is exploding with more connected devices and a growing need to store, share, and present data in increasingly powerful ways. Learn how to use Microsoft Azure IoT with CompactRIO to enable remote data collection stations with web access to both high-speed raw data and processed results.

Speaker:

Jon Carson

Bio:

Jon Carson received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He is a Project Director at DMC Engineering and a Certified Professional Engineer.

All faculty and students are invited to attend

IEEE I&M Society and LabVIEW User Group Presentation


Solar PV for Engineers Workshop

July 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
Cost for Workshop: $35

Who should attend?

Architects, engineers and installers
What will you learn?

Basic design and installation of PV systems based on National Electric Code, International Fire Code, and International Building Code considerations (or similar code systems)
How to use equipment commonly found in PV systems
How to utilize local electrical and building codes in the design and installation of PV systems
Fundamental elements to the design and installation of code compliant PV systems
Obtain accreditation

6 Professional Development Hours for Professional Engineers
6 Learning Units from American Institute of Architects
6 in-service hours from New York Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes
5.5 credit hours from North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners


Intro to Geothermal Heat Pumps - How to Heat Without Fire

June 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
Admission Fee: $15

Description:

There is a great drive to make our electricity generation 100% renewable. But it is also imperative we make our indoor heating 100% emissions-free to achieve a substantial reduction in greenhouse gases. Geothermal heat pumps are the solution to heating without combustion and its emissions. This seminar covers: what a geothermal heating and cooling system is and is not, why switch to geothermal, how it works, types of systems, benefits of geothermal, applications and a case study and installation photos.

Speaker Biography:

Billii Roberti is the principal owner of Green Choices Consulting that grew out of her and her husband's 2010 whole house "greenovation," which includes solar panels and a geothermal heating and cooling system.

She is the secretary of the Town of Huntington Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency, Renewables & Sustainability. She is also a founding member of the New York Geothermal Energy Organization (NY-GEO) and a charter member of the Long Island Geothermal Energy Organization (LI-GEO), trade associations promoting geothermal heat pumps.

Her six-part series, "Why the Solar PV Industry Should Love Geothermal Heat Pumps" was featured in Renewable Energy World.


 Simulating Planar Magnetic Components - Fact or Fiction?

May 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
Pizza will be served

Abstract:

Planar magnetic components consisting of a ferrite magnetic core and numerous conductor/insulation layers have been in use for many years. Historically, determining winding and core losses considering temperature rise has only been possible using build and test iterations due to difficultly in determining 3D frequency and thermal dependent effects. This can be accomplished only by using frequency and thermally dependent material properties in a 2-way spatially coupled simulation. Furthermore, a frequency dependent system model accurately representing the real device can only be constructed after the steady-state temperature condition has been reached throughout in the device.
Recent breakthrough developments in simulation technology and high-performance computing from ANSYS make it possible to design, simulate and optimize planar magnetic components without simulation compromise and build-test augmentation. This webinar will describe how ANSYS software tools are used to automatically setup and then solve a 2-way coupled magnetic-thermal model which is frequency dependent using a customized interface complete with manufacturer libraries.

Speaker Biography:

Mark Christini (IEEE SM'98) received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University ('86) and MS degree in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ('89). He is currently a Lead Application Engineer for Electromechanical Products at ANSYS, Inc and has over 30 years of experience in design and analysis of electromagnetic components and systems. Prior to joining Ansoft in 1995, Mark was employed by ABB – Large Power Transformer Division and New York State Electric and Gas. Mark served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 1999-2003 and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.

*co-sponsored by PEL (Power and Electronic) Society of IEEE


Solar PV for Architects: Evaluation and Design Fundamentals

Thursday March 30th, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
This lecture is free.

Description:

This accredited course will provide architects and design professionals with a basic understanding of PV system components, common systems types and operating characteristics. Participants will receive training on important design considerations for specifying PV technology as well as structural, electrical, and fire code issues associated with site assessments. Additionally, this training will provide the tools required to evaluate the economic performance and energy output of a solar electric systems, but should not be considered a course that will provide all the information that one may require in this field.

Continuing Education Credits are available:

AIA (American Institute of Architects): 3 Learning Units/Health Safety Welfare
DOS BSC: 3 In-service training hours from the New York State Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes
Topic 1 - Code Enforcement and Administration (2 hours)
Topic 2 - Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (1 hour)
If applicable, please bring your AIA Member # or NY Training ID # to the event in order to sign in correctly for CEUs


Solar PV for Engineers

Wednesday March 29th, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
This lecture is free.

Description:

This accredited course will provide basic design and installation instruction for engineers for PV systems including National Electric Code, International Fire Code, and International Building Code considerations (or similar code systems). Participants will receive in-depth and hands-on training on the equipment commonly found in PV systems as well as on utilizing local electrical and building codes in the design and installation of PV systems. This course is intended to provide information fundamental to the design and installation of code compliant PV systems, but should not be considered a course that will provide all the information that one may require in this field.

Continuing Education Credits are available:

NYSED (New York State Education Department): 6 Professional Developments Units for Professional Engineers
AIA (American Institute of Architects): 6 Learning Units
DOS BSC: 6 In-service training hours from the New York State Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes
Topic 1 - Code Enforcement and Administration (4 hours)
Topic 2 - Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (2 hours)
NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners): 5.5 credit hours
PV Installation (JTA 5.5/6 or Elective 5.5/6)
PV Tech Sales (JTA 5.5/12 or Elective 5.5/6)
SH Installer (JTA 0/6 or Elective 5.5/6)
If applicable, please bring your NY Training ID# or PE# to the event in order to sign in correctly for CEUs

Please bring a copy of the NEC Handbook for reference purposes. Additional reference materials and resources available through the PV Trainers Network website. See link.


Solar PV and Local Government: Strategies for Going Solar

Tuesday March 28th, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room T101 at Farmingdale State College
This lecture is free.

Description:

This training will cover the basics of solar energy and review key strategies for developing solar in local jurisdictions. The training will first focus on adopting a streamlined permitting process for solar PV projects. The workshop will cover the process of adopting the Long Island Fast Track Permit and also options for establishing a permitting system for larger-scale solar PV projects. Next, the training will cover options for developing solar PV projects for local government facilities including community shared solar. Topics covered will include the different roles of local governments in developing or supporting solar PV projects, site assessments, financing options, the request for proposal process and bid evaluation.


Application of Discrete-Time Statistical Signal Processing: Part 2

Thursday March 23rd, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
This lecture is free and all are invited. Pizza will be served.

Abstract:

The concept of probability density and distribution functions are introduced and illustrated with the normal and uniform density functions. The normal density is shown to be a function of its mean and variance only. The notion of a random variable is explained and illustrated. The concept of computing the sample mean is illustrated with a few simple examples such as the average expected from a large number of casts of a die. The sample means and mean square values are further illustrated by deriving the equations for linear regression that minimize the mean square error between the measured data and a straight line. Auto and Cross correlation time functions are defined along with convolution and the unit sample response. For a stationary random process, the equivalence between the ensemble mean, referred to as expectation, and the sample mean is demonstrated. Computation of expectation using the probability density is generalized and illustrated with computation of the mean, mean square value, variance, and correlation. Because most signal processing is in discrete time, wherever possible discussions are illustrated with discrete-time rather than a continuous time independent variable.

Speaker Biography:

Alan Lipsky specializes in feedback controls. His recent design and experience includes: a 500-watt off-line power supply for an ultrasonic generator, a 6 KW degaussing power amplifier, and a data acquisition system that extrapolates. He has a patent for a sonar signal processing equipment. His degrees consist of a Master's degree from MIT, and a Bachelor's from RPI where he was elected to beta-kappa-Nu and Tau-Beta-Pi.

Lecture Coordinators:

Dr. Donaldson, Chair, SPS, IEEE LI Section (signal@ieee.li)
Ms. Green, Vice Chair, SPS, IEEE LI Section (signal@ieee.li)
Prof. Issapour, Director, Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center

Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center is a co-sponsor along with IEEE.


Application of Discrete-Time Statistical Signal Processing: Part 1

Thursday March 9th, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lupton Hall, Room 130A at Farmingdale State College
This lecture is free and all are invited. Pizza will be served.

Abstract:

This is an introductory lecture, with no math. It mostly concerns applications of detecting, identifying and interpreting, a signal embedded in a noisy background in speech, image, SONAR, and RADAR processing with Weiner and Kalman filters. Both filters are optimum in minimizing the least squares error in their output.

Developments in statistical signal processing can be traced back to the early 1800's when both Gauss and Legendre used the method of least squares to extract a comet's orbit from noisy measurements. In the 1940's Norbert Wiener published "Extrapolation. Interpolation and smoothing of stationary times series." He related a random signal's power density versus frequency characteristic to its autocorrelation. An optimum filter, that minimizes mean square error, in extracting a signal from noise, is named for him. The next big advance in filtering occurred when Rudolf Kalman published a description of his filter in 1960. This filter updates continuously with a recursive solution that offers a low computational burden, and yields both the signal and systems state. A Kalman filter was in the Apollo navigation computer used by Neil Armstrong to go to the moon, and is in many modern applications, particularly autonomous navigation.

Speaker Biography:

Alan Lipsky specializes in feedback controls. His recent design experience includes: a 500-watt off-line power supply for an ultrasonic generator, a 6 KW degaussing power amplifier, and a data acquisition system that extrapolates. He has a patent for a sonar signal processing equipment. His degrees consist of a Master's degree from MIT, and a Bachelor's from RPI where he was elected to beta-kappa-Nu and Tau-Beta-Pi.

Lecture Coordinators:

Dr. Donaldson, Chair, SPS, IEEE LI Section (signal@ieee.li)
Ms. Green, Vice Chair, SPS, IEEE LI Section (signal@ieee.li)
Prof. Issapour, Director, Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center

Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center is a co-sponsor along with IEEE.


Concept-driven Sustainable Design - How the Sun's Path Informs our Projects

February 7th, 2017 6:30PM-8:00PM
Lupton Hall Room 130A
John Patrick Winberry

John Patrick Winberry
Founding Partner / the UP studio
JPW@theUPstudio.com

The studio's goal is to create concept-driven, sustainable design. We are interested in exploring the latest technology, materials, and products that help to achieve this goal. However, for us, the sun's path becomes our guiding principle. We are interested more in optimizing the architecture to the path of the sun than on protecting a preconceived notion of form.
Since we are free with our formal restraints we can employ ancient planning practices with a modern twist. Our projects, located in the Northeastern part of the country, use the simple concept of harnessing the sun's massive power in the winter while shielding it in summer. Using the sun's path across a site we arrange program based on user needs while always tracking its sustainable impact. When passive shading is needed we push and pull to create site specific cantilevers and overhangs on a given facade. Additionally, since each site varies, unique designs are produced without being constrained by an architectural style.
About John Patrick Winberry

John Patrick Winberry founded UP in 2011 after working for his mentor Donley H. Murray for over 12 years. With a passion for simple, smart, modern design, John Patrick Winberry and the team at UP thrive on creating unique design solutions for a wide range of typologies. "Build UP // West Beech" is a project that exemplifies the energy and design philosophy of the studio. Alongside the Architectural practice, John has lectured at New York Institute of Technology and has been an active design critic for multiple schools of Architecture.


Accelerating Power Electronics Development Cycle with Simulation and Rapid Control Prototyping

Guest Lecturer Dr. Hua Jin.
Wednesday, November 20th 5:30-8:30PM. Lupton Hall T101.
Admission is FREE

For registration please visit: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/41893

Our second lecture on the HIL/PIL series will offer the methodology to speed up development process. Dr Jin will explain a workflow for quick concept validation, and automatic embedded code generation and Processor-In-the-Loop (PIL) simulation for rapid control prototyping, as well as demo of running PSIM and SPICE simulations from one integrated environment.
In this lecture, you will:

Know when to perform simulation, and to what details (behavior/system-level vs. device level)
Understand the difference of analog control and digital control, and how to migrate from analog to digital control
How to perform auto code generation for TI DSP for quick hardware implementation
How to perform PIL simulation for code validation

Lecturer: Dr. Hua Jin

Dr. Hua Jin received the Bachelor degree from Hunan University in China in 1984, and Master and Ph.D. degrees from University of Toronto, Canada, in 1987 and 1991, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He worked as a professor at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, from 1991 to 1995, and at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, from 1995 to 1999, engaging in teaching and research in power electronics and motor drives. While in Vancouver, he founded the IEEE Power Electronics Society Vancouver Chapter and served as the Chapter Chair. He founded Powersim Inc. in 2001, and is currently its president. He is the original developer of the PSIM simulation software. PSIM is one of the leading software in the field of power electronics and motor drives, and has been used in universities and companies in over 70 countries around the world.


In-the-Loop Testing of Power Electronic Systems

Dr. Beat Arnet, Senior Member IEEE Wednesday, September 28th, 2016.

Power converters are sophisticated systems composed of multiple subsystems, including hardware and software components. System modeling is therefore an indispensable part of power electronics product development, and can serve as a powerful test bed throughout the entire development process.
The goal of this presentation is to provide insight into how a system model can be used for different types of “in-the-loop” testing. Two complementary methodologies will be explored in detail: processor-in-the-loop (PIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL). Embedded code running on a Texas Instruments Delfino MCU will illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of the two approaches. Attendees will also be introduced to Plexim's RT Box real-time simulator and associated new PLECS circuit simulator feature

Farmingdale State College Lupton Hall Room T101 Networking over pizza and beverages at 5:30PM. Lecture and questions 6:30 to 8:00PM. Admission FREE

Register

Senior Engineers Club Meeting 

Topic: Home Heating Wizardry by Tom Butcher

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016; 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Lupton Hall, Room T101, @ Farmingdale State College

Admission: This lecture is free and all is invited

Farmingdale State College Engineers Club, Tom Butcher will discuss High Efficiency Furnace and Burner Development at BNL. Our guest speaker is Tom Butcher.   Tom started at Brookhaven National Labs in 1978, after receiving his master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

 He was drawn to boilers and furnaces in part because they combined disciplines he loves: engineering, physics and chemistry. But there was also something refreshing and tangible about applying science to the business of heating homes, he said. "It's so darn important," said Butcher, who later earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Stony Brook University.

 http://www.newsday.com/business/tom-butcher-is-brookhaven-lab-s-home-heating-tech-wizard-1.10887821?pts=464743

 https://www.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=25501


Solution of Feedback Systems and Circuits with Signal-Flow Graphs

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 at 11:00 AM

Lupton Hall, Room 247, @ Farmingdale State College

Admission: This lecture is free and all is invited

Abstract:

Signal-flow graphs facilitate finding transfer functions for linear systems, both mechanical and electrical. They facilitate an intuitive understanding. Integral differential equations are solved in the Laplace domain. Using Mason’s gain formula the transfer function is found easily from the signal-flow graph. The resulting transfer function is the ratio of polynomials in powers of ‘S’, the complex frequency variable. They are less general than the phase variable method since they are useful for solution of linear equation only and don’t consider initial conditions. In contrast with signal-flow diagrams the phase variable formulation is idea for computer solutions of multiple input output systems.  Whereas flow graphs are not. Unlike block diagrams, which ignore the interactions between the output of one block and the input of the following one, the flow-graphs are an exact solution of the represented linear system. The rules for signal flow graphs are introduced and Mason’s gain formula stated. A number of Op-Amp circuits and simple mechanical systems are solved. After stating Bode’s criteria for stability, the graphs will be used to illustrate why Op-Amps oscillate with capacitor loads.

Speaker Biography:

Alan Lipsky specializes in feedback controls and high frequency power conversion. He taught courses in grounding, feedback controls, and power conversion. His recent design experience includes: a 500-watt off-line power supply for an ultrasonic generator, and 6 KW degaussing power amplifier. He has: a patent for a sonar signal processing equipment. His degrees consist of a Master’s degree from MIT, and a Bachelor’s degree from RPI where he was elected to beta-kappa-Nu and Tau-Beta-Pi.


Non-contact charging for vehicle electrification

Tuesday April 12th, 6-9 PM

@ Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY.  Gleeson Hall room 104 

Description 

The ability to provide power without wires was imagined over a century ago, but assumed commercially impractical and impossible to realise. However for more than two decades the University of Auckland has been at the forefront of developing and commercialising this technology alongside its industrial partners. This research has proven that significant wireless power can be transferred over relatively large air-gaps efficiently and robustly. Early solutions were applied in industrial applications to power moving vehicles in clean room systems, roadway lighting, industrial plants, and in theme parks, but more recently this research has helped develop technology that has the ability to impact us directly at home.

The seminar will describe some of the early motivations behind this research, and introduce some of the solutions which have been developed by the team of researchers at Auckland over two decades, many of which have found their way into the market.

It will also describe how the technology has recently been re-developed and is evolving to enable battery charging of electric vehicles without the need to plug in, and alongside this how it has the potential to change the way we drive in the future.

Distinguished Guest Speaker:

Grant Covic graduated with a BE (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Auckland (UoA) in 1986. He then began his research career as a master's postgraduate which was later converted to a PhD in power electronics. At completion he took up a UoA full time lectureship. He was appointed a senior lecturer in 2000, an associate professor in 2007 and to full professor in 2013. In the mid 90's he began working with Prof. John Boys to develop the technology of highly resonant inductive (contact-less) power transfer (IPT) and in the early 2000's they began jointly leading a team focused on AGV applications for traditional markets, and redeveloping EV charging solutions.

Today Grant's research and consulting interests are focused on industrial solutions using IPT. Over the past 15 years he has published more than 100 international refereed papers in this field, worked with over 40 postgraduates and filed over 40 patents, all of which are licensed to various global companies in specialised application fields.

In 2010 he co-founded (with John) a new global start-up company "HaloIPT" focusing on electric vehicle (EV) wireless charging infrastructure and was joint head of research from formation until sale. During this time HaloIPT received the Clean Equity Monaco award for excellence in the field of environmental engineering and two NZ clean innovation awards in the emerging innovator and design and engineering categories. Grant and John have been awarded the New Zealand Prime Minister's Science Prize, the Vice Chancellors commercialisation medal and the KiwiNet research commercialisation awards for scientific research which has seen outstanding commercial success.

Grant is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of both the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand, and the Royal Society of New Zealand. Presently he heads inductive power research at the UoA and co-leads the interoperability sub-team within the SAE J2954 wireless charging standard for EVs.

PDHs

The workshop has been approved by the IEEE Educational Activities Board to carry 1 PDH unit per hour (IEEE Continuing Education Units: www.ieee.org/web/education/ceus ) . Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

In the United States, many states require professional engineers to obtain Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for maintaining licensure. Through IEEE's continuing education offerings professional engineers can earn PDH certificates that can be used as evidence of participation in these courses to help meet their requirements. One IEEE PDH is equal to one contact hour of instruction. 


Apple Workshops

When:

Tuesday, April 12th,

Tuesday, April 19th, 

Where: Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735 – At Lupton Hall in Room 130A starting at 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

The following are topics Apple offers in the form of Workshops:

iPhone Basics

Whether it’s your first iPhone or your sixth, this workshop is a great way to learn about new features and pick up a few helpful tips and tricks.

Explore Apple TV

Discover all the great content you can enjoy on Apple TV and all the new ways to connect with it. We’ll show you how to navigate and customize your Apple TV. Learn tips for using Siri to find something to watch, control playback, get details and even find out what the weather is like outside. We’ll show you how to find great apps and games on the App Store and the best ways to experience music, photos and videos on your big screen.

Intro to Apple ID and iCloud

From accessing the App Store to using iCloud to find your iPhone, your Apple ID is your key to all things Apple. Learn more about your Apple ID and iCloud.

Perfect Your Photos on Mac

From quick fixes to fine adjustments, we’ll explore the key elements of great photo editing with Photos for Mac. Feel free to bring your Mac and follow along as we show you how to enhance your images with built-in filters and features. Then discover all the ways you can share your favourite photos, including photo books, calendars, and more.

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Intro to CBTC

March 30th 2016 at Lupton Hall, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735 – in Room T101 starting at 5:45 PM.

CBTC technology provides continuous updates on system status that results for fewer delays and up-to-date travel information shared with riders via public address systems, electronic screens and mobile applications. The system also reduces the amount of wayside equipment and employs back-up systems, resulting in fewer instances of service disruption and greater reliability.

Raj Kalicharan, short BIO - I worked at the MTA NYCT for over 20 years. Professor at the CUNY for over 10 years. 


CENG-30 Linux Based Embedded Systems Design 

Course Summary 

This course introduces the student to the use of an embedded Linux platform to design and develop embedded applications and products. Students are guided through an introduction to the embedded Linux and C programming. Use of other programming languages such as C#, Java and Python are briefly explored. Students are then exposed to the network interfacing of an embedded Linux platform wirelessly to the Internet via SSH as well as user developed custom sockets. Interacting with the physical environment for sensing and control via digital and analog interfacing are then covered. Sample code examples and hardware interfaces are also explored. 

Who Should Attend:

The course is designed for engineers and developers who are interested in building embedded Linux solutions. While a background in C language is helpful, Linux and C programming backgrounds are not required, and are introduced in this course. This course is also targeted at experienced developers requiring a refresher course on embedded systems design from a software point of view. 

Course Objective:

  • To gain a basic understanding of C Programming within the embedded Linux environment
  • To learn basic networking of embedded Linux platforms for remote sensing and control
  • To gain experience in hardware and software interfacing of external devices to an embedded
  • Linux platform
  • To understand real time constraints of a Linux environment and use of multi-processing and
  • multi-threading to meet deadlines
  • To gain confidence to apply these concepts to one’s next embedded Linux project 

PDHs

The workshop has been approved by the IEEE Educational Activities Board to carry 12 PDHs (IEEE Continuing Education Units: www.ieee.org/web/education/ceus ) . Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

In the United States, many states require professional engineers to obtain Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for maintaining licensure. Through IEEE's continuing education offerings professional engineers can earn PDH certificates that can be used as evidence of participation in these courses to help meet their requirements. One IEEE PDH is equal to one contact hour of instruction. 

Instructor:

Babak D. Beheshti, PhD (http://bbeheshti.wix.com/main) is Professor and Associate Dean of School of Engineering & Computing Sciences at NYIT, and Principal of BDB Consulting. Babak has a BE and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. A 25-year embedded-systems veteran and expert, he has designed systems as well as managed and participated in joint R&D programs with many Asian, European and US companies including Qualcomm, Siemens Mobile, Nokia, Samsung, KDDI and LG. Babak's areas of interest include wireless sensor networks, embedded real time systems, wireless and cellular systems, and digital signal processing. 

Where and When:

  • 6-9 PM, Mon 2/29, Wed 3/2, Mon 3/7, Wed 3/9/2016 Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY.
  • * For groups of 10 or more attendees from the same company, the course venue may be moved to the company premises upon request. 
Register by: Non-Member IEEE Member IEEE Student Member
Feb 8, 2016 $475 $375 $200
Feb 20, 2016 $525 $425 $250

* A basic Raspberry Pi 2 basic Starter kit is included in the registration fee - Complete Starter Kit (RSP-PI2-STR- C4-BLK-WIFI), http://www.canakit.com/checkout/cart/ highly recommended, but not required.

** Proof of IEEE membership is required
Fees will be refunded in full if the seminar is canceled or the registrant cannot be accommodated due to capacity limitations. Other refunds will be considered. 

For queries contact: b.beheshti@ieee.org 


Farmingdale State College Engineers Meeting 

January 27, 2016

The IEEE sponsored Farmingdale State College Engineers Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Lupton Hall, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735 – in Room T101 starting at 5:45 PM.

Our guest speaker is Mr. Boris Rukovets, PE, Suffolk County Dept of Public Works.  Boris will repeat a discussion of the Suffolk County Advanced Septic System Demonstration Program, previously given at the Huntington Senior Engineers Club and provide an update on the number of systems installed and the data collected so far.  As many of you know, most homes in Suffolk County use Cesspools for wastewater treatment and disposal. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesspit .  Two years ago, my cesspool collapsed.  While going through the restoration process, I found that my insurance covered a replacement in kind, building code at the time permitted replacement in kind, but building codes for new construction required Septic Tanks. I elected to have a Septic Tank installed at additional cost. If the Advanced Septic Tanks were available, I would have gone with one.

 Boris Rukovets is the Special Projects Supervisor for the Suffolk County Department of Public Works (SCDPW). A licensed professional engineer with 27 years of experience in engineering and consulting positions, he oversees the development and implementation of special projects related to wastewater collection and treatment for the Sanitation Division of SCDPW, including coordination of the County Septic Demonstration Program. Prior to joining the SCDPW in 2009, Boris worked for 13 years for the Interstate Environmental Commission (a tri-state regulatory agency) where he held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Assistant Director and Assistant Chief Engineer.

Mr. Rukovets currently serves as the Chair of the NY Water Environment Association’s Government Affairs Committee. He is a former board member of the Interstate Council on Water Policy. He received an MS in Civil Engineering from St. Petersburg Institute of Civil Engineering in Russia and an MBA from Columbia University.

For members coming from Huntington, we can arrange carpools.  Be sure to get a parking pass & campus map at the police or guard headquarters unless you park after 5:30 PM since no pass is required after that time. Do not park at the Electric car charging stations.  We will arrange to have extra parking passes at the meeting as well.

IEEE Long Island Section


Geothermal 101/102 Workshop

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 5:30 to 8:30 PM

If you are interested in learning about geothermal heat pumps, this 2-hour session is a must! During the first hour, Geothermal 101, you will learn the basics of geothermal heat pumps systems. Topics such as what they are and are not, basic types of systems, benefits, efficiency ratings and best candidate properties for geothermal installation. Its focus is more on the consumer.

In the advanced class immediately following, Geothermal 201, you will drill down deeper into the details. You will learn specifics on the different types of geothermal systems, indoor mechanicals, the science behind heat pumps, regulations and codes, economic issues and training opportunities. Its focus is more on the prospective installer and designer, HVAC contractor, architect and engineer.

Guest Speaker:

Billii Roberti is co-owner, with her husband, of Green Choices Consulting. Together they researched energy efficiency, renewable energy and healthy building materials before renovating their home to ENERGY STAR® standards and included solar PV and geothermal heat pump system. They started Green Choices Consulting when they realized consumers had no one to advise them on renewable energy and energy efficiency alternatives. Billii is secretary of her town’s advisory committee on energy efficiency, renewables & sustainability and a member of two geothermal organizations. She has written state legislation, promotional material, white papers and website content. Her focus is to engage various stakeholders to work together addressing energy democracy, environmental restoration and sustainability. She is a graduate of The Bronx High School of Science and University of Rochester and attended two years of a PhD program at Georgia State University.

Zachary Fink is the lead Geothermal Designer for ZBF Geothermal, LLC. At ZBF Geothermal, Zach specializes on high performance geothermal heating and cooling systems. He consults on, designs and installs projects ranging for 1,500 square foot residential homes to 15 story rental building in New York City. Over the past six years, Zach has installed or designed more than 250 geothermal heating and cooling systems. He is an International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (ISGHPA) certified installer. As a founding member of the Long Island Geothermal Energy Organization (LI-GEO) he serves as the organizations Vice President, chairs the Educational Committees and co-chairs the Standards and Codes Committee. He is also a founding member and Interim Director of New York Geothermal Energy Organization (NY-GEO).

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Farmingdale State College Engineers Club

October 28, 2015 5:30 PM Lupton Hall Room T101

The Farmingdale State College Engineers Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Lupton Hall, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735 – in Room T101 starting at 5:45 PM. This meeting covers many aspects of Railroads, high speed trains, and monorails.

Be sure to get a parking pass & campus map at the police or guard headquarters unless you park after 5:30 PM since no pass is required after that time. Without a pass, you may get a ticket from campus police but never park at the car charging stations.                                                     

Joseph M. Calisi, International Transportation Photojournalist & National Railway Historical Society's New York Chapter Historian and Director, will present a photographic recap of the Electric Railroaders Association European extravaganza this past May, 2012.

The Railway Historical Society group in Italy chased after trams, trolleys, funiculars, ropeways and Italian high speed Frecciarossa trains all over Northern and Central Italy. Joseph will present information from this trip and other information. Also a video of a short documentary by Joseph will cover the last mainline steam trains in the world in China. These steam engines are still in limited commercial service in China.

Joe Calisi contributed information for magazines, newspapers, TV, radio and websites for over 20 years.

Joseph’s background includes Telly Award finalist 11-minute China documentary on the last days of mainline steam trains in Chins; NY Emmy Award nominee for a news magazine story on the 75th anniversary of NY’s IND subway, the February, 2013 Trains Magazine – an interior shot of Grand Central Terminal in connection with the 100th anniversary of New York’s emblematic rail terminal.. All in addition to the many published photographs (including several magazine and newspaper covers) and articles.

Visit Joseph M. Calisi's website


PELs Lecture

OVERLOOKED LOSS MECHANISMS IN FLYBACK CONVERTERS

The lecture will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Lupton Hall, Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735 – in Room T101.

Attendants can network over pizza and beverages, which will be served starting at 5:45 PM. The lecture will start at 6:15 PM sharp. The meeting will end at 8:00PM.

Be sure to get a parking pass & campus map at the police or guard headquarters unless you park after 5:30 PM since no pass is required after that time. Without a pass, you may get a ticket from campus police but never park at the car charging stations.

Please register at the ieee website following this link:

Abstract

Effect of waveform and DC flux bias on core loss of transformers and impact of the input voltage dynamic range on losses of Flyback converters.

About the Speaker

Isaac Cohen is a cherished and admired figure in power electronics in Long Island having mentored many of our best power electrnics engineers.

Since 2005 he is Principal System Architect & Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Texas Instruments, Inc. where he is involved in development of control algorithms, control circuits and topologies for power conversion systems.

Previously he held Senior Technical Positions at Lambda Electronics, both in Israel and in Melville, NY. He is a power electronics engineer since 1973 and holds 26 patents with several more pending.

Isaac is a Senior Member of IEEE and received his Engineering degrees from Technion, Haifa, Israel and Brooklyn Polytechnic, NY.


Global Warming and Energy Alternatives

Topics for this seminar cover subjects in power & energy engineering, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • The origins and the importance of greenhouse gases
  • Cap and trade
  • Importance of renewable energy sources including wind and solar
  • Nuclear power as a low-carbon source of energy
  • Recent world trends in global warming

Presenter: Allen Serper P.E, Engineering Consultant

Allen is the owner and Co-founder of Energy Environmental Analysts(EEA), a multi disciplinary environmental consulting company. He has over 40 years of experience in numerous areas of engineering including mechanical, aerospace, and environmental. He was involved in the evaluation and clean-up of contaminated sites such as Love Canal, Midland Michigan, Con Edison properties and many other EPA super fund sites. He also has teaching experience at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Cooper Union School of Engineering.

Details:
Date: 04/14/2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE
PDH: 1.5 Hour (available to P.E.’s upon request)
Location: Lupton Hall, Room T101 (GREEN on the map)
Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Parking Information:

  • Option 1: Pick up your temporary parking pass at university police once you enter campus.
  • Option 2: Pick up your temporary parking pass in Roosevelt Hall room 111 and bring it back to your car.

A Systematic Approach to Personal Goal Development

Summary:

Creating personal goals are often described as daunting and extremely time consuming however; it does not have to be. Each step we walk is accounted for in a directional heading of North, East, South, and West (NESW). Prior to the execution of our steps, there was a plan, a goal, a yearning to travel to a particular destination. This is where our direction is identified. Goals are constructed in a similar way. This systematic approach provides step-by-step guidelines to develop realistic personal goals. This interactive and innovative personal goal development presentation will change your life.

Presenter: Jessica Donaldson, System Modeling Simulation Engineer, Northrop Grumman

Ms. Jessica Donaldson is a Systems Modeling Simulation Engineer for Northrop Grumman. As an engineer, Ms. Donaldson is responsible for leading development and integration system simulation frameworks and performance models. She heads collaborative efforts with multidiscipline teams to employ complex applications by simulating real-time operations and developing software that simulate the behavior of these systems. Ms. Donaldson is also the chair of Signal Processing Society, which is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Long Island Chapter. Ms. Donaldson interest spans many fields, but her foundation is deeply rooted in academia. As such, she works closely with the West Point Leadership Ethics And Diversity in STEM (LEADS) program as well as volunteers in many Science, Technology, Engineer, and Mathematics (STEM) community related programs. Ms. Donaldson enjoys playing basketball, running, cooking and volunteering for veterans in her spare time. Ms. Donaldson holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in computer information science from the State University of New York (SUNY) Old Westbury. She has a master’s degree in applied mathematics and statistics, with a concentration in operations research, from SUNY Stony Brook. Ms. Donaldson is currently a doctoral candidate at The George Washington University in systems engineering.

Details:
Date: 04/21/2015
Time: 3:05 PM
Cost: FREE, refreshments will be served
Location: Lupton Hall, Room T101 (GREEN on the map)
Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Lecture Coordinator:
Mihaela Radu, Chair, WIE Affinity Group, IEEE Long Island Section
Marjaneh Issapour, Chair, Educational Activities Chapter, IEEE Long Island Section

Parking Information:

  • Option 1: Pick up your temporary parking pass at university police once you enter campus.
  • Option 2: Pick up your temporary parking pass in Roosevelt Hall room 111 and bring it back to your car.
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Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies

This seminar is designed for individuals desiring to enhance their knowledge and understanding of energy resources. It offers insight into the latest in technological advancements in a way that is easy to understand. It will address sustainability, renewable energy and associated technologies. Prior knowledge in this area is not required.

Topics for this seminar include but are not limited to, the following:

  • Solar Thermal by Dr. Harry Dathatri
  • Wind Turbine Technology by Dr. Bahar Zoghi
  • Solar PV by Dr. Adam Filios
  • Fuel Cell Technology - Dr. Jeff Hung
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology by Prof. Mir Saidpour

Introduction to Smart Grid

Topics for this seminar cover subjects in power & energy engineering, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Smart Grid Clarifications
  • Smart Grid Defined
  • Areas affected by Smart Grid
  • Smart Grid and the Future of Electric supply and demand operation
  • Key Drivers of Smart Grid

Presenter: Diane Blankenhorn, National Grid
Diane R. Blankenhorn is a Manager of Smart Grid Initiatives in the Electric Transmission and Delivery Systems for LIPA where she has worked for 30 years. Diane manages a group of skilled project managers that are responsible for delivering to Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) key projects to establish leadership within the utility industry. Areas of investigation include Smart Grid, AMI, Superconductors and Storm Hardening. During her tenure, Diane has collaborated closely with regulators, and government representatives on various successful projects. Prior to this position, Diane also served as Manager of Special Projects/Rate Case, Project Engineer to both Power and Gas Engineering and Engineer Emergency Planning.

Diane has been Co-Chair of the Education committee of the Grid Wise Alliance, is a member of the New York Smart Grid Consortium and member of the EPRI advisory council. Diane achieved her chemical engineering degree from NYU/Polytechnic Institute and her MS degree from Long Island University/C.W. Post.


Introduction to Green Data Centers

Topics for this seminar cover subjects in power & energy engineering, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Introduction to data centers and their energy consumption
  • Trends and issues of data centers
  • Approaches to green data centers
Presenter: Dr. John Gao, Farmingdale State College

Dr. John Gao is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology at Farmingdale State College.

Dr. Gao started teaching full-time in university since 1992 and had taught courses in various subjects for about 15 years. Since 2001 he held positions in IT, financial, and manufacturing industries as Software Developer, Database Administrator, System and Network Engineer, and Information Security Specialist in the tri-state area around NYC.

Dr. Gao has published one book in biometrics security and ~30 articles. His present research interests include Green Data center, Online Teaching Pedagogy, Computer Forensics, Biometrics, and Cryptography.

He is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS), and a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).


Introduction to Smart Meters

This seminar cover subjects in power & energy engineering and is designed for home owners as well as individuals working for power companies. It will highlight the fundamental concepts of smart meter technology along with their features. The talk will also touch upon the privacy and security issues related to smart meters.

Presenter: Dr. M. Nazrul Islam, Farmingdale State College

M. Nazrul Islam is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Security Systems program at Farmingdale State College. His research interests include optical communication, wireless communication, digital image processing and solid state devices. He authored/co-authored more than 140 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has recently received a patent on optical pattern recognition system. He worked as the PI/Co-PI of several research projects.

Prior to joining Farmingdale, Dr. Islam worked at Old Dominion University, University of South Alabama, University of West Florida, and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He is a Senior Member of SPIE and a Senior Member of IEEE.


Automotive Energy Technology

This meeting is intended for all interested parties, for those who are participants or interested in the IEEE Long Island Section Entrepreneurs Network, for members of the Huntington Senior Engineers Club and the Farmingdale State College Engineers Club.

The main topic will be Automotive Energy Technology.

Outline:

  1. Current vehicle fuels, breathing, power and efficiency and economics.
    1. Gas
    2. Gas turbo
    3. Gas direct injection
    4. Gas Direct injection Turbo
    5. Diesel
    6. Diesel Turbo
    7. Hybrid – how it gains power and efficiency. Economics
  2. Current plug in all electric vehicles and power efficiency and economics.
  3. Hydrogen Fuel cell
  4. Effects of traffic congestion on performance
  5. Other
  6. How each of the major players is doing since the financial crash and major reorganization.
  7. Other costs of each type of vehicle
    1. Politics of oil and costs involved...
    2. Health costs
    3. Future costs of non-renewable energy and materials and rare elements.
    4. Traffic congestion
    5. Global warming
    6. You pays now or you pays later
  8. Highways and roads:
    1. Lack of maintenance
    2. Lack of reengineering – modernization
    3. Safety planning
    4. Need for intelligent planning
    5. Traffic congestion
    6. Need for efficiency and safety
    7. Cost to improve and cost not to improve
Presenter: Howard Edelman, Edelman Business Systems

Energy Smart Campus Implementation

Topics for this seminar cover subjects in power & energy engineering. The campus demonstration facilities that are discussed are listed below and a tour of these facilities will be provided following the presentation.

  • 95kW Solar Carport with Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • 7.2kW Small Scale Wind Farm
  • PHEV Maintenance and Repair Lab
  • Commercial/Industrial Demonstration Facility
  • Smart Energy Home (5kW Solar PV, 2kW Solar Thermal, Smart Louvers, EV Charging Station, Home Area Network, 5kW Fuel Cell)
Presenter: Prof. Marjaneh Issapour, Farmingdale State College

She is a graduate of Columbia University with the Master Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. She is a full time faculty at the department of Electrical /Computer Engineering Technology and an active member of the Solar Energy Center at the college. Currently she serves as the Program Director of Renewable Sustainable Energy Center at Farmingdale State college.

Marj holds the Professional Engineering License in New York state. She is also a Cisco certified (CCNA). Her area of research is Renewable and Alternative energy sources. She has been employed by AT& T Information Systems, Siemens Data Switching and NEC. She has received the prestige’s Chancellor’s Award for excellence in faculty service in 2007. She has also been a recipient of Rene Chasmen Affirmative action Award. She is a motivational speaker for women in Science and Engineering.


Production of Useful Cost effective Energy from Waste Biomass Material

Topics for this seminar cover subjects in power & energy engineering. A tour of the Institute for Research and Technology Transfer (IRTT) will be provided following the presentation.

Abstract:

Recent concerns over the security and reliability of the world’s energy supply has caused a flux towards the research and development of renewable sources. A leading renewable source has been found in the biomass gasification of biological materials derived from organic matters such as wood chips, forest debris, and farm waste that are found in abundance in the USA. There is a very strong interest worldwide in the development of technologies that allow the coupling of biomass gasification and hydrogen fuel cell systems to produce high-energy efficiency, clean environmental performance and near-zero greenhouse gas emissions. Biomass gasification is a process which produces synthesis gas (syngas) that contains 19% hydrogen and 20% carbon monoxide from organic matter.

In order to efficiently produce hydrogen from biomass that is capable of energizing the Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell to generate combined heat and power, ultraclean hydrogen with carbon monoxide (CO) content less than 10 parts per million (ppm) must be fed to the PEM fuel cell to prevent the poisoning of its platinum catalyst.

Therefore, this paper/presentation is designed to shed some lights on various methods and current techniques used for the cleanup and purification of hydrogen produced by gasification.

Presenter: Dr. Hazem Tawfik, Farmingdale State College


PCB Design for Manufacturability

Key content:

The seminar will cover areas of interest to electrical engineers, mechanical designers and PCB board designers:

  • General Fabrication requirements
  • Stack-up generation for impedance(s)
  • Fabrication notes and call outs
  • Design Rule Checks for manufacturing
  • Discussion on design for manufacturability

These topics are presented as ways to reduce delays, and to improve communications between design, manufacturing, and assembly.

Presenter: Peter Sekulic, Winonics Inc.

Peter is a leading expert in the PCB industry, and has over 30 years of experience and service. He has worked for companies such as National Technology, Electro-Etch circuits, Electrostar, Tyco Electronics and TTM. Peter currently holds the title of Director of Engineering at Winonics.


Long Island Photonics Conference

Friday, October 21, 2016  8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Campus Center, Ballrooms A & B Farmingdale State College

The Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at Farmingdale State College invites you to a full day conference on photonics technology. The conference includes a series of lectures on the fundamental concepts as well as research and developments in optics and photonics technology. Emphasis will focus on the latest achievements in photonics technology. Distinguished experts both from academia and industry will be invited to give keynote and invited lectures. In addition, the conference will host an exhibition of photonics and related products from the relevant organizations. This conference  is co-sponsored by IEEE's Photonics Society of Long Island.

Topic

The workshop will include a wide range of topics in the field of photonics technology. Broad categories of the topic include:

  • Fundamentals of light and optics
  • Solar energy and photovoltaics
  • Fiber optic communication
  • Optoelectronics
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Semiconductor Laser
  • Biophotonics
  • Microwave photonics
  • Optical networks and systems
  • Career in photonics

Audience

Engineers, technicians, Professors, Teachers and students are encouraged to attend. 

Registration Fee

IEEE Member:    $25
Non-Member:   $50
Students:    Free
PDH Credit for Professional Society Member   Free
PDH Credit for Non-Member:   $20

Exhibitor Fee

Early Bird (before 09/21/2016): $150
Regular: $200
Each exhibitor will be entitled for two free registrations.

Conference Chairs

M. Nazrul Islam
Professor & Chair, Security Systems & law Enforcement Technology, Farmingdale State College
Chair, IEEE Long Island Section

Adam Filios
Associate Professor & Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology, Farmingdale State College
Chair, IEEE Photonics Society and Director, Solar Energy Center, Farmingdale State College

Marjaneh Issapour
Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
Director of Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center (RESC)
Farmingdale State College
First vice- chair of IEEE- Long Island
Chair of Educational activities committee of IEEE-LI 


Distinguished Lecture: Advanced Techniques of Radar Detection in Non-Gaussian Background

Description:

For several decades, the Gaussian assumption on the disturbance modeling in radar systems has been widely used to deal with detection problems. But, in modern high-resolution radar systems, the disturbance cannot be modeled as Gaussian distributed and the classical detectors suffer from high losses. In this talk, after a brief description of modern statistical and spectral models for high-resolution clutter, coherent optimum and sub-optimum detectors, designed for such a background, will be presented and their performance analyzed against a non-Gaussian disturbance. Different interpretations of the various detectors are provided that highlight the relationships and the differences among them. After this first part, some discussion will be dedicated to how to make adaptive the detectors, by incorporating a proper estimate of the disturbance covariance matrix. Recent works on Maximum Likelihood and robust covariance matrix estimation have proposed different approaches such as the Approximate ML (or Fixed-Point) Estimator or the M-estimators. These techniques allow to improve the detection performance in terms of false alarm regulation and detection gain in SNR. Some of results with simulated and real recorded data will be shown.

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location : Roosevelt Room 111

The Long Island (LI) Chapter of IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES) in collaboration with the Educational Activities Committee of IEEE LI and Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center of Farmingdale State College Presents the following Distinguished Lecture: Advanced Techniques of Radar Detection in Non-Gaussian Background

Tuesday evening, October 18 at Farmingdale State College, SUNY.

The lecture is FREE and all are invited, IEEE Members, Non-Members, and Students.

6:00 – 6:30 PM FREE Pizza & Water (Networking)
6:30 – 6:45 PM Introduction
6:45 – 7:45 PM Dr. Greco’s Distinguished Lecture
7:45 – 8:00 PM Questions & Answers

Seating is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience if you plan on attending.

Maria Sabrina Greco

Maria Sabrina Greco graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1993 and received the Ph.D. degree inTelecommunication Engineering in 1998, fromUniversity of Pisa, Italy. From December 1997 to May 1998 she joined the GTRI, Atlanta, USA as a visiting research scholar.

In 1993 she joined the Dept. of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa, where she is Associate Professor since Dec. 2011. She’s IEEE fellow since Jan. 2011 and she was co-recipient of the 2001 IEEE AESS Barry Carlton Award for Best Paper and recipient of the 2008 Fred Nathanson Young Engineer of the Year award for contributions to signal processing, estimation, and detection theory. In May and June 2015 she visited as invited Professor the Université Paris-Sud,Paris, France. 

She has been general-chair, technical program chair and organizing committee member of many international conferences over the last 10 years. She has been lead guest editor of the special issue on "Advanced Signal Processing for Radar Applications" of the IEEE Journal on Special Topics of Signal Processing (J-STSP), December 2015, guest co-editor of the special issue of the J-STSP on "Adaptive Waveform Design for Agile Sensing and Communication," June 2007, and lead guest editor of the special issue of International Journal of Navigation and Observation on” Modelling and Processing of Radar Signals for Earth Observation, August 2008. She’s Associate Editor of IET Proceedings – Sonar, Radar and Navigation, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, member of the Editorial Board of the Springer Journal of Advances in Signal Processing (JASP), Senior Editorial board member of IEEE J-STSP, and senior area chair of IEEE Transactions on SP. She's also member of the IEEE AESS and IEEE SPS Board of Governors and Chair of the IEEE AESS Radar Panel. She's been SP Distinguished Lecturer for the years 2014-2015, and she's AESS Distinguished Lecturer for the years 2015-2016 and member of the IEEE Fellow Committee.

Her general interests are in the areas of statistical signal processing, estimation and detection theory. In particular, her research interests include clutter models, coherent and incoherent detection in non-Gaussian clutter, CFAR techniques, radar waveform diversity and bistatic/mustistatic active and passive radars. She co-authored many book chapters and more than 170 journal and conference papers.


Brand Yourself in the Energy World

Date:
  • 10/6
  • 10/13
  • 10/20
  • 10/27
Time: From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735 
Lupton Hall Room 130A

Description

While solar systems are a growing enterprise and gaining popularity on regional and national scales, the people involved from the beginning of the process are getting the short straw. Getting started in solar systems can be tricky, but the key isn't marketing your skills: it's marketing yourself.

Dr. Corinne Graham has 18 years of experience under her belt across the retail and marketing spectrum, and she's here to help. Her seminar, "Brand Yourself in the Energy World" will teach rising technicians about getting themselves known in order to gain on-site experience and a trusted client base in a step-by-step process. The course will cover key branding realms: marketing, web presence, brand identity, media relations, and social media.

Marketing: How to effectively communicate your skill set to the right people. Covers market analysis to target your ideal audience as well as basic communication skills.

Brand Identity: How to turn yourself and your business into a recognizable and well-known entity. Covers logos, naming, how to differentiate yourself, as well as basic copyright law.

Web Presence:The basics of having yourself and your company out there on the internet, where you can be found by potential clients and showcase your skills. Covers start to finish of putting a website together and internet etiquette.

Media Relations: Establishing a relationship with newspapers, blogs, and various other media outlets to get your brand known to a wider audience. Covers press releases, publicists, and the pros and cons of doing your own Public Relations.

Social Media: Creating an online presence verses a web presence includes various social media marketing, including Facebook pages, twitter, and Periscope. Covers social media etiquette and the basics of the various platforms to determine what is right for you.

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