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Moddel, Garret Professor

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Research

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  • Professor Moddel’s research interests are in the area of quantum engineering of new devices for energy conversion. With his lab he is developing new ultra-high-speed metal-insulator diodes for solar rectennas, devices that collect and rectify sunlight and waste heat. He also is investigating a technology for extracting energy from the quantum vacuum.

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  • new energy technologies, rectenna solar cells, solid state device technology, LENR, psi phenomena

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Teaching

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  • ECEN 3070 - Edges of Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines the evidence for paranormal phenomena, reasons for skepticism, and physical models that could account for the data. Reviews controversial scientific theories that overcame barriers to acceptance, and how worldviews shift. Considers the scientific method and ways uncontrolled factors might influence experiments. Develops skills in statistical analysis of data. Includes group projects testing for anomalous and parapsychological effects. Not accepted as a technical elective for engineering majors.
  • ECEN 4555 - Principles of Energy Systems and Devices
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Develops principles underlying electronic, optical and thermal devices, materials and nanostructures for renewable energy. Provides a foundation in statistical thermodynamics and uses it to analyze the operation and efficiency limits of devices for photovoltaics, energy storage (batteries & ultra-capacitors), chemical conversion (fuel cells and engines), solid state lighting, heat pumps, cooling and potentially harvesting zero-point energy from the vacuum. Same as ECEN 5555.
  • ECEN 5555 - Principles of Energy Systems and Devices
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Develops principles underlying electronic, optical and thermal devices, materials and nanostructures for renewable energy. Provides a foundation in statistical thermodynamics and uses it to analyze the operation and efficiency limits of devices for photovoltaics, energy storage (batteries & ultra-capacitors), chemical conversion (fuel cells and engines), solid state lighting, heat pumps, cooling and potentially harvesting zero-point energy from the vacuum. Same as ECEN 4555.

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