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4-D Printing of Pressure Sensors and Energy Harvesting Devices for Engineering Education

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Green and Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

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Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng University of Texas, El Paso

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Dr. Tseng is a Professor and Chair of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering at UTEP. His research focuses on the computational intelligence, data mining, bio- informatics and advanced manufacturing. Dr. Tseng published in many refereed journals such as IEEE Transactions, IIE Transaction, Journal of Manufacturing Systems and others. He has been serving as a principle investigator of many research projects, funded by NSF, NASA, DoEd, KSEF and LMC. He is currently serving as an editor of Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces.

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Aditya Akundi University of Texas, El Paso Orcid 16x16

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Aditya Akundi is currently affiliated to Industrial Manufacturing and Systems Engineering department, and Research Institute for Manufacturing and Engineering Systems at University of Texas, ElPaso.

He earned a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India. He earned a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Intrigued by Systems Engineering , he earned a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a concentration in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Unniversity of Texas in 2016. His research is focused on undersanding Complex Technical and Socio-Technical Systems from an Infromation Theortic approach.
He has worked on a number of projects in the field of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Additive Manufacturing and Green Energy Manufacturing. His research interests are in Systems Engineering & Architecture, Complex systems, Systems testing and Application of Entropy to Complex Systems.

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Hoejin Kim University of Texas, El Paso Orcid 16x16

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Mr. Hoejin Kim is currently a Ph.D. student in Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. He received a bachelor degree in materials engineering technology at Korea Tech in 2008 and a master degree in manufacturing engineering technology at Oregon Institute of Technology in 2014. His research interests are focused on 3D printing of piezo-, pyro-, and dielelectric materials for pressure/temperature/strain sensors and energy storage.

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This paper elaborates on the development of laboratory project modules in the Industrial manufacturing and systems engineering department at The University of XXXX based on Four-Dimensional (4D) printing technology. These modules are aimed at introducing the students to interdisciplinary manufacturing and emerging dimensions in manufacturing technology. 4D printing is a new dimension in additive manufacturing wherein, the 3D printed structures react to the change of parameters within the environment such as temperature, and humidity, resulting in shape change or in functionality such as electricity output, and self-healing. Recently 4D printing of simple devices for pressure sensors and energy harvesting applications were identified and show high feasibility for commercialization due to low cost, freedom of design, and agile manufacturing process. This enables a high interdisciplinary platform for research and project modules suitable to be used in the academic environment for hands-on students training. Laboratory Modules based on 4D printing of pressure sensors for energy harvesting is developed for student training that includes: 1) Design of piezoelectric nanocomposites; 2) 3-D model design of pressure sensor and energy harvesting devices; 3) Using 3-D printers for 4-D printing, and involved post-processing techniques by which students can experience emerging manufacturing technologies, and; 4) Testing for piezoelectric properties.

Tseng, T. B., & Akundi, A., & Kim, H. (2018, June), 4-D Printing of Pressure Sensors and Energy Harvesting Devices for Engineering Education Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--29654

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