June 22, 2012
Virginia Tech Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Shashank Priya will host a two-day conference Aug. 7th and 8th on campus, bringing together a group of international experts on energy harvesting and its applications.
Shashank Priya developed these piezoelectric windmills to power a bridge monitoring sensor network.
Dr. Priya directs Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems, part of the National Science Foundation’s Industry University Collaborative Research Center. He is organizer of the upcoming 7th Annual Energy Harvesting Workshop and 2nd Annual Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems Conference.
Priya joined Virginia Tech in 2007. He received his Ph.D. from Penn State University in 2003 in materials engineering, a master’s degree from Indian Institute of Science in 2000, and his bachelor’s degree from Allahabad University in 1995.
This story can be found on the Virginia Tech News website.