This year, there are 7 research teams in the Engineering Design and Development class of the North Penn High School engineering academy.  The main research endeavors that the students are involved with are listed below.  Many of the students within these teams will also be performing various extended and supplementary experiments.  A team research section will be added to the website soon to demonstrate various images and videos of the students' research.  Please check back soon!
 

  Phase Change Materials
  Core-Sheath Nanofibers

ENERGY
RESEARCH

     Jonathan Hollenbach  |  Nicholas Seiberlich  |  Mark Wallace

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First time electrospinning polymer nanofibers!
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Preparing their 1st bubble electrospinning apparatus
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First time bubble electrospinning!
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Initial dark field analysis
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Initial dark field analysis!
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Initial dark field analysis!
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Bubble electrospinning apparatus v2.0!

 

  Concussion Detection
  and Prevention

ENERGY
RESEARCH

     Keith Earle  |  Tyler Gillett

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First time electrospinning polymer nanofibers!
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First time electrospinning polymer nanofibers!

 

  Water Quality
  Purification and Filtration

PURE
RESEARCH

     Tommy Novia  |  Mash Pramanik

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First time electrospinning polymer nanofibers!

 

  Cellular Regeneration, Cell Scaffolding
  & Antibacterial Fabrics

ENERGY
RESEARCH

     Tom Gerhart  |  Brian Lawn

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First time electrospinning polymer nanofibers!
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Preparing their first polymer.
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First electrospinning experiment!
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Initial jet and whipping of a low molecular weight polymer.
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Nanofiber mat.

 

  Piezoelectric Energy
  Harvesting & Storage

ENERGY
RESEARCH

     Dominic DiBerardino  |  Thomas Dickson  |  TJ O'Hagan

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Electrospinning polymer nanofibers!
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1st electrospun PVDF - piezoelectric nanofibers.

 

  Noise Cancelling &
  Sound Proofing

ENERGY
RESEARCH

     Shovon Akter  |  Grant Pietrzykoski  |  Jeremy Pulver

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First time electrospinning polymer nanofibers!
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Preparing electrospinning experiment.
 

  Thermoelectric Energy
  Harvesting & Storage

ENERGY
RESEARCH

     Bailey Harp  |  Nate McWilliams  |  Abdullah Nahean

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First time electrospinning polymer nanofibers!
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Thermoelectric Cell (TEC) analysis.
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Thermoelectric Cell (TEC) analysis.

 

  Thermal Interface Materials (NanoTIMs)

ENERGY
RESEARCH

      Student members of the NPHS EPICS club
 
Below are a few videos from the 2014-2015 school year research endeavors.  The video to the left is the final presentation offered by the students on June 3, 2015. 

2015 Philly Materials Day Images

 

PAN-CU Nanofibers

Dow Engineers Visit NPHS Superconductive Nanofibers We Have Vision!
     
     
Below are a few videos from the 2013-2014 school year research endeavors.  The video to the left is the final presentation offered by the students on June 4, 2014. 

2014 Philly Materials Day Images

 

Electrochromic Glass

Photochromic Nanofibers Microparticle Encapsulation Electrochromic Film
     
     

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Drexel University FEI XL30
Hitachi TM3000

Scanning Electron Microscopy

 
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