Advancing the knowledge and technologies that make sustainable living affordable on planet Earth.

Educational Background

  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978
  • M.S., Rowan University, 1997
  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2003

Teaching Experience

  • Rowan University, 2001 - 2011
  • Bucknell University, 2011 - present

Teaching Specialties

  • Renewable energy systems
  • AC and DC circuits
  • Power systems
  • Circuit theory
  • Sustainable design in engineering
  • Project-based learning

Research Focus Areas Include:

  • Smart grid
  • Smart homes
  • Photovoltaic system optimization
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Novel energy technologies

Industry Experience

  • 1978-1979 Consulting Engineer Services, Sewell, NJ
  • 1979-1998 Atlantic Energy, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  • 1986-present Integrated Systems, Pitman, NJ

Selected Publications

"The Implementation of Climate Neutrality Initiatives on University Campus: Large Scale Photovoltaic Project" (with K. Whitten, P. Gorgas, and P. Castro), International Journal on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability (2011)

"Photovoltaic Module Shading: Smart Grid Impacts" (with J.L. Schmalzel and K. Whitten), Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (2011)

"Calorimetric Analysis and Validation Testing for a Proprietary Water-Flow Calorimeter" (with U. Schwabe and K. Whitten), International Review of Chemical Engineering (2010)

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"Creating an Agile ECE/EE Learning Environment Through Engineering Clinic" (with R.P. Ramachandran, J.L. Schmalzal, and S.A. Mandayam), IEEE Transactions on Education (2010)

"Photodiode Sensor Array Design for PV System Inter-Row Spacing Optimization - Calculating Module Performance During In-Situ Testing / Simulated Shading" (with U. Schwabe), Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (2010)

"Carbon Neutral Campus Plan: Elements of Sustainable Design" (with E. Dusseau, J. Imperatore, J. Everrett, and D. Farish), Journal of the World Universities Forum (2010)

"Bridging the Gaps for Global Sustainable Development: A Quantitative Analysis" (with V.E. Udo), Journal of Environmental Management (2009)

"Performance Measurement of a-Si and Monocrystalline Silicon PV Modules in Eastern U.S. - Power production versus ambient and module temperature" (with U. Schwabe), Proceedings of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (2009)

"RFID Technology for Universally Accessible Doors in Public Buildings" (with S. Wilson, K. Blauth, and W. Riddell), International Journal of Knowledge, Technology and Society (2009)

"Streamlining Large Scale Photovoltaic Arrays for Utility Interconnection" (with U. Schwabe), Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society - PowerTech 2009 (2009)

"Integrating Renewables into the U.S. Grid: Is it Sustainable?" (with R.A. Michelfelder), The Electricity Journal (2008)

"Hydrogen Plasmas Generated Using Certain Group I Catalysts Show Stationary Inverted Lyman Populations and Free Free and Bound Free Emission of Lower Energy State Hydride" (with R. Mills, P.C. Ray, M. Nansteel, W. Good, B. Dhandapani, and J. He), Research Journal of Chemistry and the Environment (2008)

"Tackling Climate Change in Higher Education: One University at a Time" (with J. Imperatore and D. Farish), Journal of the World Universities Forum, (2008)

"Teaching Sustainable Design via Experiential Learning" (with W. Riddell and D. Farish), International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society (2008)

"Instrument and Measurement Technology Education - A Case Study: Inexpensive Power Monitoring System via a Student Designed and Manufactured Device", IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (2007)

"Interactive Learning Technology Improves Engineering Student Competencies", International Journal of Knowledge, Technology and Society (2007)

"The Modern Electric Power Industry and Global Sustainable Development" (with V.E. Udo), International Journal of Modern Engineering (2005)

"Undergraduate Research: Novel Integration of PDAs, GPS and BarCode Scanner in Utility Asset Management Systems" (with J. Tisa and G. Garwood), Computers in Education Journal (2005)

"Green Power Engineering: Pedagogy for the Next Generation of Electrical Engineers" (with S. A. Mandayam and J. L. Schmalzel), Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Annual Power Engineering Society Conference (2004)

"Inexpensive Remote Campus Power Sensing, Measurement and Monitoring System via a Student Design and Manufactured Device" (with J. Tisa and W. Kim), Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (2004)

"Environmental Education for All Engineers" (with K. Jahan, J. W. Everett, R. P. Hesketh, and K. Hollar), Journal of Water Science and Technology (2004)

"Spectroscopic and HMR Identification of Novel Hydride Ions in Fractional Quantum Energy States Formed by an Exothermic Reaction of Atomic Hydrogen with Certain Catalysts" (with R. Mills, P. Ray, B. Dhandapani, W. Good, M. Nansteel, J. He, and A. Voigt), European Physical Journal - Applied Physics (2004)


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