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6-week Undergraduate Summer Research Camp

Six (6) weeks summer cutting-edge research experience in Energy Systems for Science and Engineering undergraduate students.

The application process is now open for Undergraduate students.

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Development of Novel and Innovative Technologies for Advanced Water Purification Using the Minimum Energy

Dr. Tarafa’s Research Team interests are motivated by the need for safe and clean water.

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Comparative Study of Mechanical Properties of Aluminum-Silicon Matrix Composites Reinforced with Nanoparticles

Through a systematic approach this research proposal aims at a comparative study of the mechanical properties of an aluminum-silicon matrix composite reinforced with NbB2 nanoparticles obtained through casting methods: gravity and centrifugal cast

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Design and Mechanical Construction of a Hydrofoil-based Solar Power Boat

UPRM's Solar Boat Team is currently developing a hydrofoil-based solar power boat with adjustable angle of attack. The hydrofoil technology will allow the boat’s hull to be out of the water.

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A Small-Scale Microgrid: Setup, Stability and Control

This project proposes to run a small-scale, real-world, Microgrid setup at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM) working in close loop.

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Controller and Power Electronics Converter Design and Implementation for Solar Power Boats

The objective of this project is to develop control system that will enable proper roll, pitch and height stabilization of the solar boat while cruising above water and using the minimum amount of energy.  Desirable skills for the students: Intere

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Power Electronics applied to Renewable Energy Applications

It is the purpose of this project to research renewable energy technologies (solar panels, fuel cells, thermoelectric generators)  with its integration to the electrical engineering education.

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Growing microalgae as a feedstock for energy generation: Development of a methodology to reach high microalgae biomass and lipid production

The goal of this project is to examine conditions that favor biomass accumulation in both native and commercial strains of microalgae with the end of using them as a feedstock for biofuel production.

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