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Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) Webinar (2018)

The Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) aims to develop interdisciplinary strengths in science and technology issues related to the sustainable development of energy solutions. This webinar reviewed the operation and accomplishments of the existing center and highlighted a new proposed site at Penn State.

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Christopher D. Rahn graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 1985 and an M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986. After three years as a Research and Development Engineer at Ford Aerospace, he returned to Berkeley to pursue a Ph.D. After graduating from Berkeley in 1992, Dr. Rahn joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University. In 2000, he moved to the Pennsylvania State University where he is now the J. Lee Everett Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Mechatronics Research Laboratory, Co-Director of the Battery and Energy Storage Technology Center, and Associate Dean for Innovation in the College of Engineering. Dr. Rahn’s research work on the modeling, analysis, design, and control of mechatronic systems has resulted in three books (including Battery Systems Engineering), over two hundred peer reviewed publications, and several patents. An ASME Fellow, Dr. Rahn served as an Associate Editor of two ASME journals and chaired an ASME technical committee and the ASME Design Engineering Division.

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