Design Engineering Research and Development Lab
The DE-RaD lab consists of an interdisciplinary (i.e., ME, EE, Biology) group of students with varied interests including complex system optimization, sustainable building design, automotive design, and additive manufacturing.
I am currently looking for either engineering or computer science students interested in power systems design. Please contact me at jpiacenza [at] uwf.edu for more details.
Sean Lin (MS ME, Spring 2017) – Understanding the impact of student users in sustainable building on college campuses, and exploring methods for accurate prediction models regarding energy usage.
Bahad Albarhami (MS ME, Fall 2016) – Evaluating the impact of occupant diversity factors (instantaneous energy usage/energy capacity) in sustainable building models.
Dereck Ferdaws (MS ME, Fall 2015) – Design, manufacture, and validation of a portable test bench for catheter nozzle testing.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Kalen Eidenschink, B.S (expected December 2015)
- Design, manufacture, and validate a functional composites curing “oven” for pre-impregnated carbon fiber components and tools.
Andreas Schauer, B.S Spring 2015
- Explore interdisciplinary team management strategies for engineering driven business ventures.
Caio Morales, Undergraduate Intern – Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. August 2015 – October 2015