Engineering with an entrepreneurial mindset

Have you ever wanted to install an overhead light fixture but not deal with the headache required to make it a reality?

Re-wiring in any building is taxing process. Ripping apart drywall and placing the desired wiring and putting it all back up is annoying for even the most experienced contractors. Matthew Bilsky, current adjunct professor and recent doctoral recipient in the department of mechanical engineering and mechanics, discovered a solution through an innovative way of thinking.

Advancing the LED revolution

Walk into a typical home improvement store, says Jonathan Wierer, and the progress of the LED revolution quickly becomes apparent.

In the lighting section of most of these stores, says Wierer, an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN), bulbs made with LED (light-emitting diode) technology account for more than half of the displays.