Infrared Power Generation

In 2013, 4-VA awarded Dr. Giovanna Scarel and Dr. Rosa Lukaszew a grant called Effects on thermoelectric power generation of the source-device distance.

In 2014, 4-VA awarded Dr. Scarel, Dr. Brian Utter and Dr. Lukaszew a grant called Giving to JMU international visibility in infrared power generation and its link to the non-linear phenomena. In June of 2015 experts from as far as Italy and Mexico gathered to discuss infrared (IR) light as a sustainable energy source, examining the link between IR power generation and the non-linear phenomena found in thermoelectric processes and heat conduction.

To boost advances in IR power generation, the workshop examined the challenges that accompany the development of power conversion from ambient energy sources to commercial devices. Together faculty researchers, industrial researchers, and students explored a new fundamental knowledge of the interaction between radiation and matter, and its potential application toward sustainable energy production.

In 2016, 4-VA awarded Dr. Scarel, Dr. Oleksandr Kokhan, and Dr. Balsa Terzic a grant called Amplification of the electric contribution in infrared power generation.

In 2017, 4-VA awarded Dr. Scarel, Dr. Ilarion Melnikov, and Dr. Terzic a grant called Modeling charge density in infrared power generation.

Dr. Giovanna Scarel
Associate Professor of Physics

Dr. Rosa Lukaszew
Distinguished Professor of Physics

Dr. Brian Utter
Associate Professor of Physics

Dr. Oleksandr Kokhan
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Balsa Terzic
Assistant Professor of Physics

Dr. Ilarion Melnikov
Assistant Professor of Physics

Grant Info

  • 2013 – 4-VA awarded JMU and William & Mary $5,000 for Effects on thermoelectric power generation of the source-device distance.

  • 2014 – 4-VA awarded JMU and William & Mary $3,500 for Giving to JMU international visibility in infrared power generation and its link to the non-linear phenomena.

  • 2016 – 4-VA awarded JMU and ODU $5,000 for Amplification of the electric contribution in infrared power generation.

  • 2017 – 4-VA awarded JMU and ODU $5,000 for Modeling charge density in infrared power generation.

Benefits To The Commonwealth

Contributed to alternative energy solutions

Demonstrated Virginia’s impact on global issues

Brought a global community of alternative energy researchers and experts together in Virginia