Current Projects

Diet Data Recorder System (DDRS)

Valid measurement of the intakes of foods in free-living persons is extraordinarily challenging. We propose a Diet Data Recorder System (DDRS) for the real-time recording of food consumption. Our approach in DDRS is to use an active vision technique that involves a video camera and a laser module integrated into the device to estimate the food volume.

Improved Efficiency of Energy-Intensive Processes through Control of Build-Up on Critical Heat-Transfer Surfaces

The challenge of this project is to develop an automatically controlled system monitoring parameters of the current condition of high-energy industrial processes and determining trade-off between the maximum energy efficiency accomplishing with clean equipment and the costs of shutting down the equipment for cleaning operations.

Thermal Management of Microelectronics Using Electrospray Evaporative Cooling (ESEC) Devices

Thermal management of microelectronics demands more efficient heat withdrawal capability due to a rapid increase in component and heat flux densities generated from the integrated circuits (ICs). Electrospray evaporative cooling (ESEC) is the potential package-level thermal management solution for the next generation of microelectronics.

Measurement of Moisture Distribution in Organic Materials

Rapid development of microelectronics has led to immense component density that has doubled every 12 months in the last decade. Each semiconductor component emits heat associated with the electrical resistance. The heat problem is one of the most profound obstacles in the electronics industry today.

Heat Transfer Technology for Microelectronics and MEMS

The need to measure moisture distribution as a function of position is omnipresent at manufacturing industries. We design distributed sensor arrays capable of imaging moisture distribution in organic materials, such as food products, paper, and chemicals.

Condition-Based Maintenance of Electric Power Systems

Small robotic crawlers will scan electric cables with infrared, acoustic, and dielectrometry sensors in search of incipient faults and to estimate cable aging status.

Sensitive Skin

Flexible distributed sensor arrays to sense normal/shear force, temperature and humidity for use in prosthetic devices and in human-robot interactions.

Novosselov Research Group

Novosselov Research Group (NRG), within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington, conducts multidisciplinary research in areas of Aerosol Science, Fluid Dynamics and Combustion.

Previous Projects

Substation Monitoring and Automation

This project is focused on development of novel sensors and signal processing algorithms for detection of incipient faults in powers systems, both at transmission/distribution lines and at substations.