Junto al Director del Departamento de Electrónica tengo el agrado de invitarle a participar en la conferencia "3D Printed Multi-Functionality and Chip Design for Space", dictada por el profesor Eric MacDonald.
Abstract Recently, research has focused on 3D printing for not only creating conceptual models but functional end-use products as well. By democratizing the manufacturing process, products will soon be fabricated locally and with requirements specified individually by the end user. However, currently 3D printing is generally limited to single material fabrication and consequently can only create structures such enclosures and conceptual models. For additively manufactured end-use products to be truly meaningful, additional features and functionalities will need to be incorporated in to the final structures in terms of electronic, electromechanical, electromagnetic, thermodynamic, biological, chemical and pharmacological content. In the last decade, research has been reported of embedding electronic components and electrical interconnect into 3D printed structures either by interrupting the process or by inserting the additional content after the structure has been built. However, only until recently and with an investment from the presidential initiative on Additive Manufacturing has there been a concentrated research focus on developing technology that produces multi-functionality with an enhanced version of 3D printing, where additional complementary manufacturing technologies are leveraged with 3D printing. This presentation will describe the research of the Multi3D Manufacturing System under development at UTEP as well as chip design efforts for Rad Hard electronics to be embedded within the structures destined for space.
Eric MacDonald's Biography Eric MacDonald, Ph.D., P.E. is the Texas Instruments Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and associate director of the W. M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. MacDonald received his B.S. (1992), M.S. (1997) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and has held faculty fellowships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research and a State Department Fulbright Fellowship in Valparaíso, Chile. His research interests include 3D printed multi-functionality and electronics for low power applications and harsh environments with over 50 refereed publications and three patents (one of which was licensed by Sony from IBM). Prior to joining UTEP in 2003, he co-founded Pleiades Design and Test, Inc. - later acquired by Magma Design Automation, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) and he also worked for both IBM and Freescale Semiconductor in Austin, Texas as a logic and circuit designer. He is a member of ASEE, senior member of IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.
Se hace una cordial invitación para Asamblea del Departamento de Electrónica para el lunes 6 de julio, a las 11.30 hrs. en la Sala C-201 para tratar el tema: - Modelo Educativo Institucional. Será panelista el Dr. Hugo Alarcón, Director de la Unidad de Enseñanza y Aprendizaje.
Se invita a la conferencia "Desafíos Energéticos para el Desarrollo Sostenible". El Ministro de Energía Máximo Pacheco se referirá a los desafíos que plantea la agenda energética nacional en función de la meta de un desarrollo sostenible de la industria. La actividad se desarrollará este miércoles 3 de junio, a las 17:40 horas, en el Salón de Honor de USM Casa Central.
Research at the Australian Energy Research InstituteRicardo Aguilera, The University of New South Wales
The Australia Energy Research Institute (AERI) is a sustainable energy think tank that focuses on transforming energy research into practical applications. The Institute builds upon 30 years of energy research leadership at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and has launched coordinated strategies to address every level of the energy challenge. The AERI focus is directed towards key areas such as renewable and sustainable energy systems, the creation of smart electricity grids, and the development of alternative fuels. In this presentation, an overview of the research activities carried out at the AERI is given. Here, the centre organization and the main research areas
Rapid development within the biomedical engineering field, especially Brain-Neural-Computer Interaction (BNCI) area, provides a solid technological base for new implicit interaction based applications aimed at novel entertainment paradigms (Subtopic1) or for improving health and quality of life (Subtopic2).
Subtopic1: "Cinema and neuroscience: recent research and future applications". Current neuroscience research increasingly relies on naturalistic experimental stimuli and taps into different temporal scales of our perceptual, cognitive and emotional experiences. Both virtual reality scenarios and cinematic materials are used for such experiments. These neurocinematic studies often use inter-subject correlations of brain activity to assess film-viewing experiences. When combined with interactive cinema technologies, real-time brain imaging allows for implicit and unconscious interaction with audio-visual media. In such "enactive" systems, changes in the psychophysiological reactions of viewers (enactors) can determine the content in the presented narrative. Besides entertainment, such neurocinematic applications provide an excellent tool for various research topics including social and second-person neuroscience.
Subtopic2: "B-Reactable: multimodal tabletop system for collaborative physiology monitoring and training". In B-reactable project (2013-2015), we are designing, validating and optimizing a novel multimodal system - B-Reactable - linking a tangible musical tabletop interface with BNCI technology for collaborative physiology monitoring and training in future health and professional applications. This interdisciplinary research project is based on the joint pilot work with Prof. Jorda and Sebastian Mealla, University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, started in 2010. In the envisioned B-Reactable applications, users will explicitly or implicitly learn to monitor and control their physiological signals using tangible objects, and hence, understand and influence their cognitive or emotional states.
Sobre el invitado
Dr. Aleksander Väljamäe Principal research fellow Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning Linköping University, Sweden.
Aleksander Väljamäe received his PhD in applied acoustics at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2007. During his PhD studies concerning multisensory perception he was a visiting researcher at University of Barcelona and NTT Communication Science Labs, Japan. In 2007-2010 he was a postdoctoral fellow and the psychophysiology lab director at SPECS Laboratory, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. In 2010-2011 he was a senior postdoctoral fellow at Neuropsychology Laboratory, University of Graz, and Graz BCI lab, Technical University of Graz, Austria. Currently he is a principal research fellow (Marie Curie IOF) at Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Sweden. He has been active in a number of EU funded projects: POEMS, PRESENCCIA, BrainAble, TOBI, Future BNCI, CONTRAST and GALA; and as an external expert for EC. His psychophysiology research concerns how audiovisual media influence humans on perceptual, cognitive and emotional levels, with particular stress on the novel methods for diagnosis and treatment of various brain disorders (e.g. autism, depression, migraine) and new applications (Brain-Computer Interfaces, neurocinema). Dr. Väljamäe also participate actively in art and science projects, e.g., his technical directing of the “Multimodal Brain Orchestra” performance in 2009, Prague (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8016869.stm), and supporting video roadmapping activities of Future BNCI project (https://vimeo.com/26976145).
The Matrix Converter concept was first published in the 1970‟s, but the advantages of the topology in terms of weight and volume have yet to find widespread applications in industry. In this presentation the advantages and disadvantages of the topology will be explored and a full range of direct AC/AC power converter topologies will be introduced including two-stage Matrix Converters and Multi-level Matrix Converters. Enabling techniques and strategies for Matrix Converter modulation, current commutation and circuit protection will be explained. The presenation will also consider the technology required for the successful design, construction and testing of Matrix Converters as well as considering the emerging applications for this power converter circuit. The presentation will draw on examples of hardware as well as the large pool of knowledge and experience from the team at the University of Nottingham, including a SiC JFET Matrix Converter demonstrating >20kW/Litre.