UC Irvine Hosts Reception for IEEE Sensors Conference Attendees

Surfboards, beach balls and barbeque awaited more than 500 guests at UC Irvine’s reception for attendees of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2005 Sensors Conference.

In addition to an “Orange County” theme, conference attendees had the unique opportunity to participate in technology demonstrations held in UCI’s National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) and the California Institute for Telecommunication and Information Technology (Calit2); as well as view more than 50 posters describing leading-edge technologies designed in the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF).

Guests were invited to test drive a hydrogen powered fuel-cell vehicle called the GM HydroGen3, as well as receive specialized tours of the different fuel cell laboratories, including the Test Cell 132 - 25 Kilowatt Solid Oxide Fuel Cell System, Plug Power Inc.’s Fuel Cell Power System, and the Stuart Energy Station.

This is the first time the annual conference has taken place in California, due in part to UC Irvine’s Andrei Shkel, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, who served as the General Chair for the IEEE sensors conference.  The conference attracted participants from around the world, representing more than 40 countries.

“We are extremely pleased to host fellow engineers here on our campus, said Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, dean of The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. “ It is an honor to share our School and research facilities with this international technical community, and demonstrate all that UC Irvine has to offer in world-class research and education.”

To learn more about the IEEE Sensors Conference, please visit: http://ewh.ieee.org/tc/sensors/sensors2005/