Full Scale Building Cooling Demonstration of a Fully Passive Solar - Chimney Powered Utilizing Earth Contact Heat Exchangers
Principal Investigator: NSF DR-K12 ($3M)
SPIRIT 2.0: Silicon Prairie Initiative for Robotics in Information Technology 2.0
Principal Investigator: NSF ITEST ($1.2M) - #0525111
SPIRIT: Silicon Prairie Initiative on Robotics in IT
Principal Investigator: NSF CCLI A&I
($160k) - #0511639
Vertical Integration of the TekBot Learning Platform into Computer and Electronics Engineering Programs at the University of Nebraska
Narazaki, K., Berg, K., Stergiou, N., Chen, B. (2008) Physiological demands of competitive basketball. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, April 2008.
Sash, R., Detloff, H., Chen, B., Grandgenett, N., Duran, D. (2006) Work in Progress: Retention of Freshmen Computer and Electronics Engineering Students. Frontiers in Education Conference, San Diego, CA, October 2006.
Henkel, J., Chen, B., Liu, M., Wang, G. (2004) Analysis, Design and Testing of an Earth Contact Cooling Tube for Fresh Air Conditioning. Proceedings of ASME Solar Conference, ISEC2004-65086, Portland, OR, June 2004.
Wang, G., Chen, B., Liu, M., Henkel, J., Raulin, S. (2004) Analysis, Design and Preliminary Testing of Solar Chimney for Residential Air-Conditioning Applications. Proceedings of ASME Solar Conference, ISEC2004-65093, Portland, OR, June 2004.
Yehia, S., Tuan, C., Ferdon, D., Chen, B. (2000) Conductive Concrete Overlay for Bridge DeckDeicing: Mixture Proportionizing, Optimization, and Properties. ACI Materials Journal, March-April 2000, pp 172-181.
Chen, B., Clark, D., Maloney, J., Mei, W.N., Kasher, J. (1995) Measurement of Night Sky Emissivity in Determining Radiant Cooling from Cool Storage Roofs and Roof Ponds. Proceedings of American Solar Energy Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 1995.
Girgis, A., Chen, B. (1992) Design of Programmable Fir Digital Filter to Optimize the Detection of Signals Embedded in White Noise. Proceedings of IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, New York, NY, May 1992.
Chen, B., Bonsell, J., Bourne, R. (1990) Conceptualization of Utilizing a Water Source Heat Pump with Cool Storage Roofs. Proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Solar Energy Society, Austin, TX, March 1990.
Bourne, R., Chen, B. (1989) Full Year Performance Simulation of a Direct-Cooled Thermal Storage Roof (DCTSR) in the Midwest. Proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Solar Energy Society, Denver, CO, June 1989.
Chen, B., Kahser, J., Guenther, R., Maloney, J., Kratochvil, J. (1988) Modeling of the Radiative, Convective and Evaporative Heat Transfer Mechanisms of the Nebraska Modified Roof Pond for the Determination of Cooling Performance Curves. Proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Solar Energy Society, MIT, Cambridge, MA, June, 1988.
Chen, B., Mazuk, D., Anderson, D., Pearson, J. (1986) Alternative Control and Communication Strategies for Use in Solar Power Towers. Proceedings from the Combined 1986 Passive Solar Conference and Annual American Solar Energy Society Meeting, Denver, CO, June 1986.
Chen, B., Hollingsworth, E., Pedersen, K.E., Maloney, J., Stangl, D., Thorp, J., Rives, J., Path to Passive: Nebraska's Passive Solar Primer, Solar Energy Associates, Ltd., Omaha, NE, Circa 1982. (view)
Heated Bridge Deck System and Materials and Method for Constructing the Same, Patent: US #6,825,444, Nov. 2004, Institution, United States of America
Honors and Awards:
1985-1990: Diamond Professor and holder of the Cheryl Prewett chair, College of Engineering and Technology
1982: Great Teacher Award, College of Engineering and Technology
Full Professor, Dept. of Computer and Electronics Engineering, UNL, 1981-present
Chairman, Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering, UNL, June 2004-September 2012
Interim Chair, Dept of Computer and Electronics Engineering, UNL, 1997-June 2004
Research Fellow, Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, CO, 1987
DOE/ASEE Summer Fellowship, Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, CO, 1982-1984
Member of Graduate Faculty, 1981-Present
Director, Passive Solar Research Group, 1978-Present
Associate Professor, Electronics Engineering Technology Department, UNL, 1978-1981