IESE students are involved in projects like: powering LEDs using solar energy, stimulating plant growth with LED lighting, circuit designs and software development for data transmissions using LED lighting, increasing light emitting angle with optical designs, and prototyping using 3-D printers. Business and Communication students are involved in the event and meeting planning, stakeholder interactions, and SWOT analyses for our potential start-up entrepreneurs.
THOMAS BAKER is currently a sophomore at Penn State Lehigh Valley. He is majoring in Chemical Engineering, with plans to finish his studies at University Park. The project that he is currently working on is software development for data transmissions using LED lighting or so called Li-Fi. He is also currently working with other students on designing an eco-smart house for concept study. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Martin
KEVIN CASEY is currently a sophomore at Penn State Lehigh Valley. He is majoring in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. His project is utilizing renewable energy to power energy efficient light sources. Kevin designs LED lighting modules that are either powered by solar energy or by household electricity. He is also working with other students to use his lighting modules to stimulate plant and algal growth, and working with other IESE students on building an eco-smart model house for concept study. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tai-Yin Huang
JOHN FEHER is currently a sophomore at Penn State Lehigh Valley looking to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Capital College in Harrisburg. His project is to design and develop an optical design that would attach to an LED light bulb to increase light emitting angles to a wider area versus being a directional light. He is also in charge of the 3-D design and modeling for the IESE program using 3-D printers. Additionally, John works with other students on designing the layout for an eco-smart house. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tai-Yin Huang
MORGAN HADINGER is currently in her sixth semester at Penn State Lehigh Valley. She is majoring in Corporate Communication and pursuing a minor in Business with plans to graduate in May 2017. The project that she is currently working on is the coordination of events and writings for the IESE team. She is also currently creating different press releases for the Penn State Lehigh Valley website with Dennille Schuler and Dr. Kasey Clawson Hudak. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kasey Clawson Hudak
ANDREW LEE is currently a sophomore at Penn State Lehigh Valley intending to major in Mechanical Engineering. His project is to observe the change in plant growth when it is subjected to LED lighting of different wavelengths through stages of plant development, including developing LED lighting modules and conducting quantitative analysis of chlorophyll concentrations. He is also working with other students in the IESE program on designing a green, eco-house utilizing LED technologies for various applications. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tai-Yin Huang
HARSHIT PATEL is currently a sophomore at Penn State Lehigh Valley intending to major in Industrial Engineering. His project is to analyze the overall market effects of implementing integrated green energy systems using LED lighting. The business-oriented project includes performing market trend and SWOT analyses to study advantages & disadvantages of solar energy, LED lighting, and visible light communications (Li-FI). Faculty Mentor: Professor Robert Wolfe
KAYLA REIGH is currently a freshman at Penn State Lehigh Valley. She is intending to major in biomedical and mechanical engineering. Her project is to study the effect of different LED wavelengths on plant growth and analyze chlorophyll and other pigment concentrations of the different plants with a microscope and a spectrometer. Faculty mentor: Dr. Tai-Yin Huang