Electrical and Computer Engineering


WIE and IEEE HKN Organized a Successful Oscilloscope

oscilloscopeIEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) student organization and IEEE HKN honor society successfully co-organized an oscilloscope workshop in WH220 at CSU on Oct. 7, 2022 (from 2:00pm to 4:00pm). Thirty seven CSU and CWRU students attended the workshop, where Mr. Caleb Palagyi presented how to use oscilloscope to display, measure, and analyze electronic signals. The workshop was well received by the audience. Prof. Richard Rarick, Mr. Gianfranco Trovato (HKN president), Ms. Ananya Hazarika (WIE president), and Mr. Aravind Prasad Suresh provided technical support to the attendees. Dr. Lili Dong, the faculty advisor of WIE and HKN, created, promoted, and helped to run the event. Ms. Anusree Mandali (WIE treasurer) prepared the lab for the event.

ADRC block is now prominently featured in Matlab/Simulink

Active Disturbance Rejection Control, the innovative control techniqu invented by Dr. Zhiqiang Gao, is now prominently featured in Matlab/Simulink, the leading software for engineering applications.


Dr. Siu-Tung Yau was Published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

Dr. Siu-Tung Yau has published a paper in ACS sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (impact factor 9.221) and the paper has been chosen to represent the cover art for September 2022 issue.  It is believed that this work will attract attention from the renewable energy sector.

ACS Sustainable Cover Art


Lipid accumulation in microalgae is a renewable resource for the synthesis of biodiesel. Two microalgae, Spirulina and S. dimorphus, were subjected to the electrostatic conditions imposed by applying a dc voltage to the algal growth mixtures under different light intensities without inducing electrical currents. The electrostatic conditions increased the growth rates of the microalgae well above those due to natural photosynthesis. The enhanced growth was dependent on the magnitude of the applied voltage and the contact area of the algal growth mixture to the electrodes. The voltage also induced the flocculation of the algae on the electrodes. The lipid contents of S. dimorphus were analyzed and found to be increased by the electrostatic effect. The observed enhanced algal growth could be due to accelerated electron transport rates in the cellular processes of photosynthesis. The results presented here indicate that, even with deficient light intensities, the electrostatic method is able to increase the overall production of the microalgae consistently and significantly beyond the algal level caused by natural photosynthesis with the normal light intensity.

For the full paper, please follow: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c08735


IEEE WIE Matlab/Simulink Workshop

September 16, 2022

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) student organization and HKN honor society jointly presented a Matlab/Simulink Workshop on Sept. 16 (from 2:30pm to 3:30pm). Mr. Yu Hu, a doctoral student in ECE Department, gave a tutorial lecture on Matlab programming and Simulink modeling. The presentation was delivered in person in FH125 and streamed via zoom synchronously. There were 71 attendees in total, 36 of which attended the in-person session, with the remaining attending the zoom session. The event was well received by the attendees. WIE Treasurer Anusree Mandali hosted the event. WIE President Ananya Hazarika prepared and organized the workshop with the assistance of Vice President Jane Liang. HKN president Gianfranco Trovato helped to run the workshop. WIE and HKN faculty advisor Dr. Lili Dong created and promoted the event.


PLC Training Workshop

Date: April 9, 2022 (morning session: 9:00Am-12:00pm; afternoon session: 1:00pm-4:00pm)

Location: WH323, Cleveland State University, 2300 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

Register here: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/308342

*Registration starts on Mar. 17, 2022. It is free and open to local engineering students. Spots are limited. Join now!

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