Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
"Electric Machines: Then, Now & The Future"
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Electric motors and generators (machines) are the cornerstone of our modern way of life. In my talk I'll touch on three subjects: 1) The physical operating principles of machines and how magnetic forces evolved from Faraday's cup to the industrialized world, 2) How modern applications such as wind turbines and mobile robotics pose serious challenges to magnetic machine technology, and 3) How my research group is leveraging electrostatic forces to meet challenges.