Friday, January 17, 2014
Norberto Lemcoff, Ph.D., Professor of Practice, Department of Engineering and Science, Rensselaer at Hartford, has been invited to present a seminar on “Energy, Energy Efficiency and the Built Environment,” on February 17, at the Hilton Midtown in NYC. The New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Inc. (NYSSPE), will be offering continuing education seminars at the Association of Towns 2014 Training School and Annual Meeting, February 17 and 18.
Dr. Lemcoff will present his seminar at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 17. The abstract for his seminar follows: Buildings in the U.S. today consume about 75 percent of the electricity produced, and 55 percent of the natural gas use. The presentation will analyze the current situation, and discuss the existing opportunities and the new technologies that can be implemented to reduce both the consumption of non-renewable resources and the effect on the environment.
This will be the 81st annual meeting of the Association of Towns (AOT). The event attracts more than 1,700 elected and appointed officials from more than three-quarters of the state’s 932 towns. The seminars will be focused on infrastructure improvements and green/energy efficient measures. Up to 10 professional development hours (PDHs) will be available. The seminars are approved by NYSSPE, sponsor organization and founders of The Practicing Institute of Engineering, Inc. (PIE). PIE is a NYS provider in the regulations. For more information and to register for the seminars, please visit: http://bit.ly/NYSSPE-AOT-Event.
Professor Lemcoff has taught a variety of courses in the areas of Mechanical Engineering and is a faculty member of Rensselaer’s International Scholars Program, teaching energy engineering in Rome and Shanghai. His areas of expertise are energy systems engineering, heat and mass transfer, separations, air purification, energy recovery, and reaction engineering. Dr. Lemcoff has over 20 years of industrial experience at The BOC Group Technical Center and at United Technologies Research Center. Bio information for Professor Lemcoff is available at: http://www.ewp.rpi.edu/faculty/bio/lemcoff_n.html.
Friday, January 3, 2014
What exciting things did you do over the holidays? Rensselaer alumnus, Rick Mastracchio (’87 M.S. Mechanical Engineering – Hartford Campus), completed a second spacewalk to install a spare ammonia pump module on the International Space Station. According to NASA, “The Christmas Eve spacewalk lasted seven hours and 30 minutes.” Mastracchio is a flight engineer aboard the ISS for Expedition 38. http://www.nasa.gov/content/spacewalkers-complete-installation-of-ammonia-pump-module/#.UsbpUPvYHgk