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A Workshop for Integration of Internet of Things into Green Energy Manufacturing

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2018

Conference Session

Green and Susainable Manufacturing Practices

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

20

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https://peer.asee.org/27530

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28

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Richard Chiou Drexel University (Eng. & Eng. Tech.)

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Dr. Richard Chiou is Associate Professor within the Engineering Technology Department at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His educational background is in manufacturing with an emphasis on mechatronics. In addition to his many years of industrial experience, he has taught many different engineering and technology courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. His tremendous research experience in manufacturing includes environmentally conscious manufacturing, Internet based robotics, and Web based quality. In the past years, he has been involved in sustainable manufacturing for maximizing energy and material recovery while minimizing environmental impact.

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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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Irina Nicoleta Ciobanescu Husanu Drexel University (Tech.)

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Irina Ciobanescu Husanu, Ph. D. is Assistant Clinical Professor with Drexel University, Engineering Technology program. Her area of expertise is in thermo-fluid sciences with applications in micro-combustion, fuel cells, green fuels and plasma assisted combustion. She has prior industrial experience in aerospace engineering that encompasses both theoretical analysis and experimental investigations such as designing and testing of propulsion systems including design and development of pilot testing facility, mechanical instrumentation, and industrial applications of aircraft engines. Also, in the past 10 years she gained experience in teaching ME and ET courses in both quality control and quality assurance areas as well as in thermal-fluid, energy conversion and mechanical areas from various levels of instruction and addressed to a broad spectrum of students, from freshmen to seniors, from high school graduates to adult learners. She also has extended experience in curriculum development. Dr Husanu developed laboratory activities for Measurement and Instrumentation course as well as for quality control undergraduate and graduate courses in ET Masters program. Also, she introduced the first experiential activity for Applied Mechanics courses. She is coordinator and advisor for capstone projects for Engineering Technology.

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Carlos Michael Ruiz Drexel University (Eng. & Eng. Tech.)

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Smarth H. Chadha Drexel University (Eng. & Eng. Tech.)

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Shraman Kadapa Drexel University (Eng. & Eng. Tech.)

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Shraman Kadapa completed his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette. He is currently pursuing a masters' degree in mechanical engineering and mechanics at Drexel University. He is a research and teaching assistant in the mechanical and mechatronics lab at Drexel. He is also a researcher in Scalable Autonomous Systems Lab. His research interests are mainly in robotics which include motion planning and localization of ground robots.

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Abstract

This paper describes enhancement of green energy manufacturing subjects using a project based learning workshop with internet of things (IoT). The Internet of things is a collection of all physical devices that are controlled or monitored over the Internet. The evolution of IoT has led to the diffusion of wireless personal devices, such as smart mobile phones, personal computers and wearable devices, designed to operate over the Internet. It is a growing area in the field of engineering and is aimed at reducing human effort. While the IoT may have tremendous applications in engineering, its potential in the field of green energy manufacturing is often neglected. In this workshop we aimed to spread awareness about the uses and possible contributions of Internet based devices in clean energy and energy efficiency. The workshop was designed to provide students with a firm grounding in the principles of sustainable manufacturing environment and real-world energy efficiency improvements on general systems. Our training materials were designed for various students in engineering so that they become interested in green energy manufacturing. This workshop allowed the students to explore the possibilities of the application of the Internet of things to areas beyond green energy and inspire them to create sustainable manufacturing for a better future. The paper presents an educational strategy to integrate IoT into green energy manufacturing and to cultivate leaders in the field among minority and female engineering students. Successful completion of the projects in the workshop has led to excellence in green energy and advanced engineering education.

Chiou, R., & Tseng, T. B., & Ciobanescu Husanu, I. N., & Ruiz, C. M., & Chadha, S. H., & Kadapa, S. (2017, June), A Workshop for Integration of Internet of Things into Green Energy Manufacturing Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27530

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