Drexel BlueLine -- virtually all electronic resources in one location!
Drexel University      College of Engineering      Drexel.edu Site Map      Search Drexel.edu      Go
Skip Navigation Links
Home
Prospective Students
Current Students
News
Get Involved
People
Research
Safety
Contact Us
This website is no longer being maintained. For the latest news, events, and information, please visit http://www.materials.drexel.edu/.
Skip Navigation LinksHome > News > Eric Eisele Receives Grand Prize in ET Foundation's...

Eric Eisele Receives Grand Prize in ET Foundation's 2010 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

M.S. student Eric Eisele (MSE B.S. 2009; advisor:  Michel Barsoum) has received the Grand Prize, a $3,500 scholarship, in the ET Foundation’s 2010 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition.  This is only the second time in the competition's nine year history that a student has received the Grand Prize. 

Eric received the prize for the design of an extruded hanging LED light fixture.  Outlining the benefits of using extruded aluminum for his LED lighting application, Eric noted that “integrated designs can include heatsink fins, slots, optical cavities, mounting rails, [screw] bosses—all necessary for LED fixtures. Increased design integration reduces part count and cost." In addition, he pointed out that heat is dissipated throughout the entire light fixture.

The ET Foundation was established by the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) to develop, promote, provide, and fund education and research related to aluminum extrusion process and technology.

News about Eric's Grand Prize entry has appeared on The Engineer and will be featured in Light Metal Age magazine.  It was also featured on JobShopTechnology.com.

 Eric's Grand Prize Winning Poster

 

Added on Monday, April 26, 2010

Print This Article




Support Materials Education @ Drexel



Last updated Monday, March 23, 2009.