Sam presents at INSS 201213th June 2012
Today, Sam presented his paper at the EnHaNSS (Algorithms and Concepts for Networked Sensing Systems Powered by Energy Harvesters) Workshop at INSS (International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems) 2012. Sam's paper was titled Design of a linearized magnetic spring for body-worn inertial energy harvesters, and was well received by the audience.
Sam and his cocktail concoction
The conference banquet included a competition to see who could create the best cocktail. Congratulations for to Sam for being the undisputed winner for creating the worst cocktail (pictured here)!
Sam's talk was also accompanied by two talks from me: the keynote presentation and a paper on our research on supercapacitor modelling.
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Awarded Prestigious Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award25th July 2011
I was recently awarded a Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award for my work on incorporating online learning into ELEC1032: Engineering Challenges. This module is delivered to all first-year Electronic, Electrical and Electromechanical undergraduates in ECS (in 2010/11, 139 students). It is primarily skills-based and, in previous years, disengagement has been witnessed as the semester progresses. This year, I introduced the delivery of lecture material online with an aim to improve the learning experi... [more]
Tactile Devices Trialed on Stroke Patients19th November 2010
'Phase 3' of the human evaluation of the haptic devices that we have been developing is now complete.
The human evaluation section of this project had four phases; phases 1, 2 and 4 testing the devices on normal subjects, with phase 3 testing on partipicants with stroke.
The information and feedback that we have received from these trials has been invaluable in influencing the design of the devices, and has uncovered a wealth of information on the sensory perception of people following str... [more]