September 24, 2010
2010 - Two graduate students and Brian Mann, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, scored a number one ranking on ScienceDirect's top 25 articles for the first half of this year. Sam Stanton and Clark McGehee described the team's work on using nonlinear dynamics for energy harvesting in an article titled: Nonlinear dynamics for broadband energy harvesting: Investigation of a bistable piezoelectric inertial generator.
Their work is also described in another recent study published in Applied Physics Letters. See a news article at: http://www.pratt.duke.edu/node/2722.