Experienced Clean Energy /Power
Manufacturing Cost Analysis Projects
- Photovoltaic / Solar Cell
- Assessed a CIS thin film photovoltaic (PV) panel manufacturing production
scale-up for a major PV manufacturer.
- Assessed an a-Si thin film photovoltaic roll-to-roll manufacturing process
scale-up project for a major PV manufacturer.
a leading fuel cell stack manufacturer PEM fuel cell manufacturing cost
methodology and analysis.
- Developed a on-board PEM fuel cell
system manufacturing cost model for
the Department of Energy (DOE). The model can performed the economies of
scale analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, scenario analysis, and sensitivity
analysis. Supported the DOE's PEM fuel cell cost
analysis for more than five years.
a a 5kW SOFC fuel cell stack manufacturing cost model for the SECA.
- Hydrogen Storage
- Assessed the technology and cost feasibility for a serials of on-board
hydrogen storage systems for the Department of Energy (DOE) including compressed hydrogen, metal hydrides,
chemical hydrides, cryo-compressed hydrogen, liquid hydrogen, and activated
- Lithium Ion Battery
a Lithium Ion battery pack(18650 cell) manufacturing cost model for a major
- Developed a plug hybrid electrical vehicle (PHEV) Lithium Ion battery pack
manufacturing cost model for the DOE.
- Stirling Engine
a portable sterling engine power generation unit high volume manufacturing cost analysis for a commercial
- Developed a wind power generator cost model to analyze the
energy cost for a commercial client.
- Hydro Power
- Developed a small scale hydro power station feasibility research
report for a commercial client.
Experienced Appliance Development
a multi million dollar residential appliance development project. The main
development role was focused on competitor product evaluations, washing system
specification, wash arms development, control algorithm development, cycle
development, and optimizing the prototype performance using Design of
a dishwasher fast drying system development assignment. The assignment
required the superior drying performance which means the china and silver
wares are completely dry after the cycle. The development role was focused
on blower and heat exchanger design.
- Assessed the feasibility of redesigning a US
dishwasher to meeting European standard with the minimum design changes for
a major appliance manufacturer. A serials of AHAM and European standard tests were performed.
- Conducted a pre-sale assignment to improve
the dishwasher performance without infringing the related patents for a
major appliance manufacturer. The preliminary prototype was built and a
serials of AHAM and DOE standard tests were performed.
Test and Automation Control Using
Developed a water heater test station for the Department of Energy. The test
station can test six different water heaters at the same time. The tests
continuously run 24 hours per day for 30 days. The test station used LabVIEW
and National Instrument hardware.
- Trouble shooting a
control software for a water heater butane test chamber using LabVIEW. The
hardware and interface included PCI DAQ card, SCXI chassis, GPIB, etc.
Developed test control software for a 20 million dollar Stirling engine R&D
project using LabVIEW. In DAQ program, the hardware setting and logging data
were stored in Access database. The needed data was saved into Excel data file
using SQL query. In the control program, PID control algorithm was developed.
The hardware and interface included PXI chassis, E serials DAQ card, SCXI chassis, GPIB, RS232,
Developed a test lab for a multimillion dollar dishwasher development project
using LabVIEW. The lab was AHAM and DOE qualified and conducted four
dishwasher tests at the same time. The hardware and interface included PCI DAQ
card, SCXI chassis, USB GPIB, RS232, etc.
Developed a dishwasher fast drying system test station for a potential client.
The assignment requires the superior drying performance which means the china
and silver wares are completely dry after the cycle. The temperature, relative
humidity, power, energy, air flow rate were monitored and recorded during the
test. The test station used LabVIEW and National Instrument hardware.
- Developed a residential oven
prototype control and data acquisition program using LabVIEW. The complicated
test plans were stored in a Excel file which would control the oven for the
different tests automatically.
Developed a RFID control system for a food packaging application. The RFID tag
contains the information of type of food, weight, and recommended cooking
processes. The new designed oven control system can scan the package tag, read
the cooking procedure, and cook the food according to the procedure. The
hardware and interface included PCI DAQ card, SCXI chassis, RS232, etc.
- Developed a product
management database using Visual Basic / MS Access for an electronics
manufacturer. The database can keep track senor and components in
manufacturing floor. The database will be combined with their current ERP
software to improve the quality and productivity.
- Led a
new water heater field test data analysis assignment for California Energy
Commission using Visual Basic. The assignment required to analyze 20 water
heaters in five years day to day data log file and evaluate the efficiency
performance. The data file size is about 2 G bytes.