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Ohio Federal Research Network team demos battery with double lifespan

OFRN Press Release – March 8, 2019 (Springfield, OH)… An Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) project team, led by Dr. Vikas Prakash of Case Western Reserve University, successfully flew a drone outfitted with structural batteries for 171 minutes – nearly double the roughly 90-minute lifespan of a standard UAV battery —in a demo late February at […]

Ohio Engineering Team Leading Way in Smart Material Research

OFRN PRESS RELEASE February 5, 2018 From aviation, to automation, to biomedicine, one consistent problem engineers are working to improve is the science of creating motion, known as actuation. Researchers have been studying smart material-based actuation for over five decades.   As simple as it seems, actuation is incredibly difficult to produce, especially in a way […]

Building a Better Battery through the Ohio Federal Research Network

Whether it’s for a cell phone, laptop, or camera, people always complain about their batteries. The problems remain the same – the amount of time needed between recharge as well as the overall life of the battery itself. Dr. Yu Zhu, an assistant professor of polymer science from the University of Akron, is leading a […]