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Faculty

Shad Roundy
Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office: 1153 MEK
E-mail: shad.roundy@utah.edu
Phone: (801) 581-4304

Graduate Students

Erik Andersen
Ph.D. student mechanical engineering
E-mail: erik.andersen@utah.edu
Research:
Wireless power transfer for UAV's
Biomedical Implants
Robotics
Fariha Khan
Ph.D. student electrical engineering
E-mail: fariha.khan@utah.edu
Research:
Self-charging power cells
Super-capacitors, pyroelectric materials
Orpita Saha
Ph.D. student electrical engineering
E-mail: u1199876@utah.edu
Research:
Wireeless power transfer for biomedical implants, magnetoelectric transducers
John Sanchez
Ph.D. student mechanical engineering
E-mail: john.a.sanchez@utah.edu
Research:
Wireless soil sensing
Smart agriculture
Christopher Schmittle
Ph.D. student mechanical engineering
E-mail: u1212924@utah.edu
Research:
Energy harvesting
for wearables
Binh Duc Truong
Ph.D. student mechanical engineering
E-mail: Binh.D.Truong@utah.edu
Research:
Energy harvesting for wearables
Jordan ZumBerge
Ph.D. student mechanical engineering
E-mail: Jordan.ZumBerge@utah.edu
Research:
Wearable sensors
Intertial measurement units (IMUS)

Undergraduate Students

Issak Allaire-MacDonald
Undergraduate student mechanical engineering
E-mail: issakamacd@gmail.com
Research:
Energy harvesting for wearables
Julia Dominesey
Undergraduate student mechanical engineering
E-mail: jsdominesey@gmail.com
Research:
Energy harvesting for wearables
Statistical modeling

Alumni

Jacob AmanMS 2019
Thesis title: “Maximizing Cogging Torque in a Radial-Flux Motor: Toward a Novel Cogging-Torque Actuator”
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
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Hamid BasaeriPhD 2019
Thesis title: “Design, Analysis and Fabrication of Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Power Transducer for Biomedical Implants”
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Vesper MEMS
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Curtis CasadosBS 2020University of Southern California
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David ChristensenPhD 2017
Thesis title: “Acoustic Power Transfer Systems for Implantable Medical Devices: Modeling Technique and Analysis”
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Dixie State University
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Mark EilertsenMS 2016
Thesis title: "Unpowered Drywall Lifting Device: Characterization of Load Reduction while Lifting Drywall in the Construction Environment"
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US Air Force
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John HeitMS 2014
Thesis title: “A Framework to Estimate Power Output as a Function of Input Vibration Parameters for Vibration Energy Harvesting”
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Los Alamos National Labs
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Abdul Halim MiahPost Doctoral Researcher 2016 - 2019University of Florida
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Josh McClearyBS/MS 2015Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Turner PalomboMS 2020
Thesis title: “Development of an Inertial Measuement-Based Assessment of Disease Severity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”
Sandia National Labs
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Greg PlaizierMS 2017
Thesis title: "Design and Modeling of a Resonant Inductively Coupled Wireless Power Transfer System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles"
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Northrup Gumman
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Robert RantzPhD 2019
Thesis title: "Design, Analysis, and Optimization of Wrist Worn Energy Harvesters"
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Rantz Consulting
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Tyrel RuppMS 2018
Thesis title: "A Comparison of Magnetoelectric Transducer
Designs for Use as Wireless Magnetic Power
Receivers in Biomedical Implant
Applications"
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Space Dynamics Laboratory
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William WeatherholtzMS 2017Dow Chemical
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Shane WilliamsBS 2019Cricut
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Tiancheng XuePhD 2018
Thesis title: "Energy Harvesting from Human Motion Using Eccentric Rotor-Based Generators with Piezoelectric Transducers"
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TDK Invensense
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