A common step in food preparation is reducing the moisture content
of food samples. ElectroHydroDynamic (EHD) drying reduces the energy
required to do this by subjecting the sample to a high voltage
electrostatic field which enhances the drying effect. Working with Dr.
Mike Bright from electrical engineering and Dr. Erik Bardy from
mechanical engineering, a student uses a previous senior project to
conduct research into EHD drying.
Working with Dr. Tim Mohr from electrical engineering, one of our
students is designing a printed circuit board to provide customized
tremolo effects for electric guitars. The student researched the best
ways to produce the special effect then developed a circuit to enhance
current models in order to allow for more control. The student is
designing the circuit board, the controls, and the housing to bring it