Services

  • Smart materials education - what can shape memory alloys or electro active polymers do for your field
  • Public outreach - communicating the inspiring possibilities science and engineering to K-12 students or the general public
  • University guest lectures and seminars

Lectures and Seminars

  • NCSU Polymer and Color Chemistry (PCC) 417 guest lecture:  "Forensics and Engineering"
  • Precision Engineering Center Lunch Seminars

Conference Presentations

Furst, S. J., Dow, T. A., and Garrard, K.  "Design and Fabrication of an Optical System for a Balloon-borne Space Telescope."  American Society for Precision Engineering Conference, 2014.

 Furst, S. J., Peele, B., and Seelecke, S.  “Design and fabrication of an SMA-actuated bat.”  ASME 2012 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2012.

Furst, S. J., Crews, J. H., and Seelecke, S.  “Characterization and modeling of opposing SMA-wire system for multifunctional, resistance-based controls applications.” ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2011. v 2, p 97-106, 2011.

Furst, S. J. and Seelecke, S.  “Experimental validation of different methods for controlling a flexible nozzle using embedded SMA wires as both positioning actuator and sensor.”  Proceedings of SPIE – Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems.  2011.

 Furst, S. J., Hangekar, R., and Seelecke, S.  “Practical Implementation of Resistance feedback measurement for position control of a flexible smart inhaler nozzle.”  Proceedings of the ASME  Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems.  2010.

 Furst, S. J., Hangekar, R., and Seelecke, S.  “Development, assembly, and validation of an SMA-actuated 2-joint nozzle and 6-channel power supply for use in a Smart Inhaler system”  Proceedings of SPIE – Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems.  2010.

 Furst, S. J., Bumgarner, D., and Seelecke, S.  “Quantification of the effectiveness of various conductive and non-conductive epoxies as an attachment method for small SMA wires.”  Proceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 2009, SMASIS2009. v 2, p 409-418, 2009.