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.