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2021 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Photovoltaic materials, devices, systems and related science and technology


2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and postersessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE


2020 American Control Conference (ACC)

The ACC is the annual conference of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC, the U.S. national member organization of the International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC)). The ACC is internationally recognized as a premier scientific and engineering conference dedicated to the advancement of control theory and practice. The ACC brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners to discuss the latest findings in automatic control. The 2020 ACC technical program will

  • 2019 American Control Conference (ACC)

    Technical topics include biological systems, vehicle dynamics and control, adaptive control, consensus control, cooperative control, control of communication networks, control of networked systems, control of distributed parameter systems, decentralized control, delay systems, discrete-event systems, fault detection, fault-tolerant systems, flexible structures, flight control, formation flying, fuzzy systems, hybrid systems, system identification, iterative learning control, model predictive control, linear parameter-varying systems, linear matrix inequalities, machine learning, manufacturing systems, robotics, multi-agent systems, neural networks, nonlinear control, observers, optimal control, optimization, path planning, navigation, robust control, sensor fusion, sliding mode control, stochastic systems, switched systems, uncertain systems, game theory.

  • 2018 Annual American Control Conference (ACC)

    Technical topics include biological systems, vehicle dynamics and control, adaptive control, consensus control, cooperative control, control of communication networks, control of networked systems, control of distributed parameter systems, decentralized control, delay systems, discrete-event systems, fault detection, fault-tolerant systems, flexible structures, flight control, formation flying, fuzzy systems, hybrid systems, system identification, iterative learning control, model predictive control, linear parameter-varying systems, linear matrix inequalities, machine learning, manufacturing systems, robotics, multi-agent systems, neural networks, nonlinear control, observers, optimal control, optimization, path planning, navigation, robust control, sensor fusion, sliding mode control, stochastic systems, switched systems, uncertain systems, game theory.

  • 2017 American Control Conference (ACC)

    Technical topics include biological systems, vehicle dynamics and control, adaptive control, consensus control, cooperative control, control of communication networks, control of networked systems, control of distributed parameter systems, decentralized control, delay systems, discrete-event systems, fault detection, fault-tolerant systems, flexible structures, flight control, formation flying, fuzzy systems, hybrid systems, system identification, iterative learning control, model predictive control, linear parameter-varying systems, linear matrix inequalities, machine learning, manufacturing systems, robotics, multi-agent systems, neural networks, nonlinear control, observers, optimal control, optimization, path planning, navigation, robust control, sensor fusion, sliding mode control, stochastic systems, switched systems, uncertain systems, game theory.

  • 2016 American Control Conference (ACC)

    Control systems theory and practice. Conference topics include biological systems, vehicle dynamics and control, consensus control, cooperative control, control of communication networks, control of networked systems, control of distributed parameter systems, decentralized control, delay systems, discrete-event systems, fault detection, fault-tolerant systems, flexible structures, flight control, formation flying, fuzzy systems, hybrid systems, system identification, iterative learning control, model predictive control, linear parameter-varying systems, linear matrix inequalities, machine learning, manufacturing systems, robotics, multi-agent systems, neural networks, nonlinear control, observers, optimal control, optimization, path planning, navigation, robust control, sensor fusion, sliding mode control, stochastic systems, switched systems, uncertain systems, game theory.

  • 2015 American Control Conference (ACC)

    control theory, technology, and practice

  • 2014 American Control Conference - ACC 2014

    All areas of the theory and practice of automatic control, including but not limited to network control systems, model predictive control, systems analysis in biology and medicine, hybrid and switched systems, aerospace systems, power and energy systems and control of nano- and micro-systems.

  • 2013 American Control Conference (ACC)

    Control systems theory and practice. Conference themes on sustainability, societal challenges for control, smart healthcare systems. Conference topics include biological systems, vehicle dynamics and control, consensus control, cooperative control, control of communication networks, control of networked systems, control of distributed parameter systems, decentralized control, delay systems, discrete-event systems, fault detection, fault-tolerant systems, flexible structures, flight control, formation flying, fuzzy systems, hybrid systems, system identification, iterative learning control, model predictive control, linear parameter-varying systems, linear matrix inequalities, machine learning, manufacturing systems, robotics, multi-agent systems, neural networks, nonlinear control, observers, optimal control, optimization, path planning, navigation, robust control, sensor fusion, sliding mode control, stochastic systems, switched systems, uncertain systems, game theory.

  • 2012 American Control Conference - ACC 2012

    All areas of control engineering and science.

  • 2011 American Control Conference - ACC 2011

    ACC provides a forum for bringing industry and academia together to discuss the latest developments in the area of Automatic Control Systems, from new control theories, to the advances in sensors and actuator technologies, and to new applications areas for automation.

  • 2010 American Control Conference - ACC 2010

    Theory and practice of automatic control

  • 2009 American Control Conference - ACC 2009

    The 2009 ACC technical program will cover new developments related to theory, application, and education in control science and engineering. In addition to regular technical sessions the program will also feature interactive and tutorial sessions and preconference workshops.

  • 2008 American Control Conference - ACC 2008

  • 2007 American Control Conference - ACC 2007

  • 2006 American Control Conference - ACC 2006 (Silver Anniversary)

  • 2005 American Control Conference - ACC 2005

  • 2004 American Control Conference - ACC 2004

  • 2003 American Control Conference - ACC 2003

  • 2002 American Control Conference - ACC 2002

  • 2001 American Control Conference - ACC 2001

  • 2000 American Control Conference - ACC 2000

  • 1999 American Control Conference - ACC '99

  • 1998 American Control Conference - ACC '98

  • 1997 American Control Conference - ACC '97

  • 1996 13th Triennial World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)


2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)

The Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is a major international conference focusing on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education. FIE 2019 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in engineering and computing education. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about developments and interacting with colleagues inthese fields.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS)

IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) is an annual conference coordinated by the Plasma Science and Application Committee (PSAC) of the IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society.


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Advanced Packaging, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging has its focus on the modeling, design, and analysis of advanced electronic, photonic, sensors, and MEMS packaging.


Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on

The Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems addresses areas at the crossroads of Circuits and Systems and Life Sciences. The main emphasis is on microelectronic issues in a wide range of applications found in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering. The primary goal of the journal is to bridge the unique scientific and technical activities of the Circuits and Systems ...


Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, IEEE/ACM Transactions on

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, sequence analysis, comparison and alignment methods; motif, gene and signal recognition; molecular evolution; phylogenetics and phylogenomics; determination or prediction of the structure of RNA and Protein in two and three dimensions; DNA twisting and folding; gene expression and gene regulatory networks; deduction of metabolic pathways; micro-array design and analysis; proteomics; ...


Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on

Serves as a compendium for papers on the technological advances in control engineering and as an archival publication which will bridge the gap between theory and practice. Papers will highlight the latest knowledge, exploratory developments, and practical applications in all aspects of the technology needed to implement control systems from analysis and design through simulation and hardware.


Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, IEEE Transactions on

Electrical insulation common to the design and construction of components and equipment for use in electric and electronic circuits and distribution systems at all frequencies.


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Tea Bag Water Filter

Tea Bag Water Filter, 06/01/2011

A combination of antimicrobial nanofibers and activated carbon were produced and evaluated in a portable point-of-use filter system. The antimicrobial nanofibers were fabricated by incorporating a biocide in a poly(vinyl) alcohol solution and electrospun onto tea sachet material. The effectiveness of the filter was evaluated by its stability in water and number of microorganisms filtered out. Viable cell numbers of ...


Development of an artificial nose integrating NEMS and biological olfactory receptors

Conference on Electron Devices, 2005 Spanish, 2005

Microsystems' including biomolecules is currently a research field in fast development and expansion. By coupling biomolecules to non-biological electronic transducers, molecular bioelectronic systems could one day be used in a wide variety of applications, including biosensors, biofuel cells and maybe even biocomputers. A major thrust in this framework is to integrate and process the chemical information at molecular level inside ...


Bioalcohol production with M. aeruginosa as a novel resource

2012 Oceans - Yeosu, 2012

Useful bioenergy resource without any competition with foodstuff, and if it bears fermentable higher carbohydrates, it will be novel resources for bioalcohol production. M. aeruginosa which blooms in fresh water lake and river at summer season with producing hazard toxin to animals. But it bears higher carbohydrates(56.4%) such as sucrose, cellobiose, rhamnose, galactose, xylose and glucose and also its generation ...


Biodiesel production using soybean oil catalyzed by K<inf>2</inf>O/Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>

2011 International Conference on Materials for Renewable Energy & Environment, 2011

Solid alkali catalyst was prepared with K2CO3immobilized on alumina by impregnation method. Represented with SEM, IR and BET techniques, the catalysts indicated relatively uniform particle size distribution with perfect particle surface area, pore volume and pore size. Soybean oil was catalyzed to investigate the catalysis characteristics. The results showed that the maximum conversion rate of 74.5% was obtained under the ...


The study on the effect of bioethanol to the diesel engine performance

2011 International Conference on Electric Information and Control Engineering, 2011

Because of the petrochemical fuel is shortage and the global warming's question is become more and more serious. Therefore, various countries are devoted to develop and to seek for the substituent energy resources in recent years, its main purpose to reduce greenhouse gas CO<sub>2</sub> and the harmful pollutant emissions, simultaneously, lengthen of useful life to the non renewable petrochemical fuel. ...


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  • Tea Bag Water Filter

    A combination of antimicrobial nanofibers and activated carbon were produced and evaluated in a portable point-of-use filter system. The antimicrobial nanofibers were fabricated by incorporating a biocide in a poly(vinyl) alcohol solution and electrospun onto tea sachet material. The effectiveness of the filter was evaluated by its stability in water and number of microorganisms filtered out. Viable cell numbers of Klebsiella pneumoniae Xen 39, Staphylococcus aureusXen 36, Escherichia coli Xen 14, Pseudomonas aeruginosa Xen 5 and Salmonella typhimurium Xen 26 were reduced by 8 logs after filtration. Bacterial numbers from a polluted river were reduced by 6 logs for up to 7 L of water filtrational though swelling of nanofibers was already observed after filtration of 5 L of water. The antimicrobial activity of the nanofibers was reduced after soaking in water for 24 h. This low-cost purification system provides a safe and practical means of water purification in areas with poor sanitation, especially in rural communities.

  • Development of an artificial nose integrating NEMS and biological olfactory receptors

    Microsystems' including biomolecules is currently a research field in fast development and expansion. By coupling biomolecules to non-biological electronic transducers, molecular bioelectronic systems could one day be used in a wide variety of applications, including biosensors, biofuel cells and maybe even biocomputers. A major thrust in this framework is to integrate and process the chemical information at molecular level inside of a microsystem. In this sense, the animal olfactory system represents the gold standard of biosensors with its capability to identify and discriminate thousands of odorant compounds. In order to mimic the performances of natural olfactory biosensors, the overall objective of european project "SPOT-NOSED" is the development of a nanobiosensor array based on the electrical properties of single olfactory receptors. The nanobiosensor array integrates a set of nanotransducers, each of which consists of two noble metal nanoelectrodes with a single olfactory receptor anchored in between.

  • Bioalcohol production with M. aeruginosa as a novel resource

    Useful bioenergy resource without any competition with foodstuff, and if it bears fermentable higher carbohydrates, it will be novel resources for bioalcohol production. M. aeruginosa which blooms in fresh water lake and river at summer season with producing hazard toxin to animals. But it bears higher carbohydrates(56.4%) such as sucrose, cellobiose, rhamnose, galactose, xylose and glucose and also its generation time is shorter than B.braunii which is a good resource for bioenergy. And new medium for M. aeruginosa was developed with added urea 0.2g/L, increased Fe+2, and decreased Ca+2ion compared with BG11 medium. After culture with 25L and 240 litter race-way reactor, M. aeruginosa was precipitated with combination of Al2SO4and FeCl3, precipitates were hydrolyzed with c-H2SO4, followed autoclaved, sonication and neutralization, finally the extract was used for substrate of alcohol fermentation, 120mg/ml of sugar in BG11 medium, and 140 mg/ml in modified medium were produced. Fermentation was performed with 200 ml extract in 500ml flask at 30°C for 30 hours, with 3 kinds of strain, Saccharomyces cerevisiae(Sc), Pichia stipitis(Ps), Zymomonas mobilis(Zm), and mixed these strains(Sc+Ps+Zm). Pichia stipitis(0.7%) is more suitable for producing bioalcohol for M. aeruginosa extract than other strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae(0.45%) and Zymomonas mobilis(0.61%), while co-cultured strains showed higest product by 1.75%. M. aeruginosa will be a novel resource for bioalcohol fermentation.

  • Biodiesel production using soybean oil catalyzed by K<inf>2</inf>O/Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>

    Solid alkali catalyst was prepared with K2CO3immobilized on alumina by impregnation method. Represented with SEM, IR and BET techniques, the catalysts indicated relatively uniform particle size distribution with perfect particle surface area, pore volume and pore size. Soybean oil was catalyzed to investigate the catalysis characteristics. The results showed that the maximum conversion rate of 74.5% was obtained under the optimal reaction conditions: alcohol/oil molar ratio of 9:1, 60°C, 5 hours, 3wt% catalyst. The catalyst could be reused with half-life of 7 times. The major components of biodiesel are mixture of C17and C19unsaturated fatty acid methyl esters.

  • The study on the effect of bioethanol to the diesel engine performance

    Because of the petrochemical fuel is shortage and the global warming's question is become more and more serious. Therefore, various countries are devoted to develop and to seek for the substituent energy resources in recent years, its main purpose to reduce greenhouse gas CO<sub>2</sub> and the harmful pollutant emissions, simultaneously, lengthen of useful life to the non renewable petrochemical fuel. In September 2007, government promotes vigorously the bioethanol, it has become one of alternative fuels in our country. Currently, the main feed source is from the carbohydrate and the starchiness, due to maturity of the technology makes the extraction of fuel more convenient, and almost no shortage of doubts. In this study, the bioethanol to do adding fuel in the super diesel, used to reducing each kind of pollutant density in the diesel engine exhaust gas discharge, and there were ethanol and purely anhydrous ethanol, according to the 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%, four kind of different proportions to adding to commercially available super diesel and making for the DI Diesel Engine do a engine performance comparison to compared with eight kind of fuels. The results indicated that the commercially available diesel fuel added four kind of different proportions of ethanol were worse than those of added purely anhydrous ethanol in various exhaust gas discharge density, it can reduce smoke roughly 18.30%~24.60%, NO<sub>x</sub> probably 4.49%~5.52% HC probably 3.42%~11.07%, exhaust gas temperature about 1.01%~2.50% and upgrade the engine torque about 0.94%~1.18%. But the fuel consumption performance showed that ethanol was worse than purely anhydrous ethanol, and the fuel consumption up to about 4.20%~7.16%.

  • Hydrogen generation from biomass-derived compounds utilizing aqueous-phase reforming

    The APR process is a unique method that generates hydrogen from aqueous solutions of these oxygenated compounds in a single step reactor process compared to the three or more reaction steps required for hydrogen generation via conventional processes that utilize non-renewable fossil fuels. Virent is currently developing the APR system for two applications: (1) on-demand hydrogen generation for PEM & SOFC fuel cells used for recharging applications (less than 500 watts) and (2) on-demand generation of hydrogen-rich fuel gas from biomass-derived glycerol and sorbitol to fuel a stationary internal combustion engine driven generator (5 kW).

  • Organic (but not green)

    Sustainable, green, renewable, organic- the words come up so often in energy and climate debates that they tend to sound as if they mean the same thing. But of course they don't. Nuclear reactors emit no carbon and are therefore in a sense green, but uranium is nonrenewable; hydropower is green and renewable but may not always be sustainable, because the ecological consequences can be bad and reservoirs are not limitless; coal is organic, but its carbon emissions make it the very opposite of green. All that is obvious enough. But even so, it may be jarring to hearas we have found and will describe-that organic biofuels can't possibly fuel a growing world economy in a sustainable manner, whereas, in principle, inorganic fuels could.

  • Shape Optimisation of Architectural Shell with Algae Photoreactors

    The research deals with integration of photobiological treatment facilities with building's architectural shell and issues of using natural light to grow algae. The goal is optimizing the shape of the architectural shell of building with algae photobioreactor units. Using microalgae photobioreactors can solve multiple tasks: getting a third-generation biofuels, carbon dioxide recycling, wastewater disinfection, oxygen regeneration, and water purification from nutrients. In our problem, algae is considered as a source of biofuel so the aim is to produce algae biomass as much as possible. The maximizing functional is the dependence of microalgae growth from illumination and temperature. The algorithm takes into account the shadow cast by the surrounding buildings and seasonal variations of the day length. To describe the temperature conditions we use the heat balance equation of a modular photobioreactor.

  • Removal of Aromatic Compounds from Wastewater by Biodiesel

    Wastewater from chemical plant, refinery and pharmaceutical factory contains many kinds of aromatic compounds. Wastewater including aromatic compounds is hazardous and difficult to be biodegraded. This study concerned the method of extracting aromatic compounds from the wastewater using biodiesel as extracting solvent. Biodiesel as solvent has some special characteristics: its solubility in water is smaller, its flash point is higher, it is nontoxic, and it is biodegradable. In this work, the solute removal rate, COD removal rate and solvent recovery were studied. In addition, the multistage countercurrent extraction experiments were carried out. The results showed that the multistage extraction rates of aniline, nitrobenzene and phenol were greater than 98.67%. The recovery performance of biodiesel was better. Biodiesel is a better extracting solvent for the wastewater containing aromatic compounds.

  • The impact of antioxidants on the oxidation stability of biodiesel

    In order to study the oxidative stability of biodiesel, the accelerating oxidation process for eight hours was carried out to determine the properties of oxidative oil, such as kinematic viscosity, acid value and peroxide value every two hours, they were compared with the ones of biodiesel/diesel blend fuel. The results show that oxidation stability of biodiesel is inferior to mineral diesel, with the increasing of biodiesel mixed ratio, oxidation stability of blend fuel decreases. The influence of four different antioxidants on oxidative stability of biodiesel were examined, a preferred one was found, it can markedly restrain the oxidative process of biodiesel.



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