The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is a graduate level, research-oriented university which is focused on alternative energy, sustainability, and the environment. It is located in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.Masdar Institute is an integral part of the non-profit side of the Masdar Initiative and will be the first institution to occupy Masdar City. The Technology and Development Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is providing scholarly assessment and advice to Masdar Institute. Wikipedia.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: INCO.2013-1.1 | Award Amount: 2.35M | Year: 2014
INCONET-GCC2s overall goal is to support the institutional bi-regional policy dialogue in Science, Technology and Innovation, to strengthen the bi-regional cooperation between research and innovation actors, especially in the context of the upcoming Horizon 2020 programme and finally to monitor progress in the bi-regional STI cooperation. INCONET-GCC2 builds on the results of previous cooperation activities with the Arab Gulf Countries (INCONET-GCC 1st phase, www.icnonet-gcc.eu) while it focuses on selected societal challenges of mutual interest as identified during the previous collaboration. INCONET-GCC2 explores now to achieve win-win across national, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approaches can be spurred in response to these issues while also realising and underpinning new pathbreaking kinds of capacity-building and organising clustering activities around the selected research priorities. Specifically: (1) Implement a series of analyses feeding the policy dialogue and increasing its efficiency, monitoring INCONET-GCC2s own activities, with particular emphasis on their sustainability, and implementing coherent dissemination activities in order to increase its visibility and impact; (2) Built of best practices towards the future in order to promote joint research though clustering activities within the selected societal challenges and organise thematic workshops in Health, Energy, Innovation and Security and ICT, Food towards EU-GCC Joint Call for proposals; (3) Enhance capacity building through the delivery of the facilitation of researcher mobility, summer schools, the support of the NCPs and their expansion in order to cover the selected societal challenges and the organisation of information days and brokerage events in all Arab Gulf countries; (4) Roadmap future research activities and provide recommendations to the EC and the national regulatory and funding authorities; (5)Raise awareness and disseminate information.
United Arab Emirates University, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology | Date: 2015-02-12
A sensing device, a method for fabrication thereof, and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The sensing device includes a flexible substrate, a first metallisation layer, a piezoelectric thin film layer, a second metallisation layer, and an insulating layer. The first metallization layer forms at least a source region and at least a drain region. The piezoelectric thin film layer provides a channel region permitting passage of charge carriers between the source region and the drain region. The second metallization layer forms at least a gate electrode and regulates flow of charge carriers through the piezoelectric thin film layer. When subjected to an external force, the flow of charge carriers is modulated in response to a strain in the piezoelectric thin film layer. The force is measured as a correlation between the applied force and the modulation of the flow of charge carriers.
Khadkikar V.,Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics | Year: 2012
This paper presents a comprehensive review on the unified power quality conditioner (UPQC) to enhance the electric power quality at distribution levels. This is intended to present a broad overview on the different possible UPQC system configurations for single-phase (two-wire) and three-phase (three-wire and four-wire) networks, different compensation approaches, and recent developments in the field. It is noticed that several researchers have used different names for the UPQC based on the unique function, task, application, or topology under consideration. Therefore, an acronymic list is developed and presented to highlight the distinguishing feature offered by a particular UPQC. In all 12 acronyms are listed, namely, UPQC-D, UPQC-DG, UPQC-I, UPQC-L, UPQC-MC, UPQC-MD, UPQC-ML, UPQC-P, UPQC-Q, UPQC-R, UPQC-S, and UPQC-VA min. More than 150 papers on the topic are rigorously studied and meticulously classified to form these acronyms and are discussed in the paper. © 2006 IEEE.
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology | Date: 2015-03-16
The invention in some aspects relates to radiometers and related methods of use. In some aspects of the invention, methods are provided for determining a circumsolar profiles at external locations of interest, e.g., at a solar power generation system installation site.
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-06-08
The invention, in some embodiments, relates to solar energy collectors, and methods of use thereof. In some embodiments, the invention relates to liquid-air transpired solar energy collectors, and methods of use thereof. In some embodiments, the invention relates to thermal energy transfer systems that comprise solar energy collectors, and methods of use thereof. In some embodiments of the invention, methods of constructing solar energy collectors are provided.
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology | Date: 2014-02-14
A circuit arrangement for a Light Emitting Diode (LED) driver of an LED is an inductor-based boost circuit arrangement with an inductor, switch, and LED. Power stored inductively may be delivered to the LED in the form of current through use of switching. The switching may include a first switching phase and a second switching phase. The inductor-based boost circuit arrangement lowers cost and increases reliability as compared with existing LED drivers. Further, the circuit arrangement has improved efficiency compared with existing LED drivers.
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology | Date: 2015-05-15
A delayed-activation sensor system includes at least one microsensor. The microsensor may include at least one sensor module for sensing a condition in an environment and a dissolvable coating encapsulating at least a portion of the at least one sensor module such that the dissolvable coating prevents the at least one sensor module from sensing the condition in the environment. The dissolvable coating may be dissolvable in a fluid in the environment such that the sensor module is activated after being located in the environment for a period of time. The microsensor may also include at least one energy harvester module to generate electrical power for the microsensor from the environment.
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology | Date: 2016-02-19
A SoC includes an AFE to receive a plurality of differential input channels and generate digitized data corresponding to the channels, and a classification processor configured to receive the digitized data from the AFE. The AFE includes a Dual-Channel Chopper to perform channel multiplexing of two channels while simultaneously chopping the channels, a Dual Channel Charge Recycled-AFE having an Chopper-Stabilized Capacitive-Coupled IA including bias sampling capacitors that store bias values associated with the first and second channels to enable swapping between the channel, and a DC servo loop (DSL) having a reduced setting time based on a reduction in a resistance of the pseudo-PMOS in response to engaging a system reset. The classification processor includes a Frequency-Time Division Multiplexing (FTDM) Feature Extraction (FE) engine and a Dual-Detector Architecture (D^(2)A) classification processor. The FTDM-FE includes a plurality of FIFOs configured to store, in parallel, the digitized data corresponding to the channels, a plurality of BPF banks storing BPF coefficients, and a single BPF to calculate outputs of one specific bank of the BFP banks for all of the channels. The D^(2)A processor receives the output from the FTDM-FE and estimates a beginning and end of a seizure using two LSVMs optimized for only sensitivity and specificity, respectively.
Masdar Institute of Science, Technology and The Regents Of The University Of California | Date: 2015-01-21
A method to a fabricate high surface area, high performance supercapacitor includes include applying a metal layer to at least a portion of a nanostructure; after applying the metal layer, oxidizing the metal layer; applying a plurality of additional metal layers onto a previously oxidized metal layer; and after applying each additional metal layer, oxidizing the additional metal layer prior to applying a successive additional metal layer. The metal layers may include a composition comprising at least one metal, the at least one metal selected from the group consisting of ruthenium, titanium, manganese, vanadium, iron, tin, cobalt and nickel. Optionally, each of the additional metal layers may be applied using atomic layering deposition (ALD).
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology | Date: 2015-01-30
Provided herein is a composition comprising high surface area titanium dioxide nanospheres, as well as a process for making the same. Also provided is a composition comprising carbon nanotubes and high surface area titanium dioxide nanospheres, wherein said high surface area titanium dioxide nanospheres are dispersed in said carbon nanotubes. Further provided is a method for making a filter comprising carbon nanotubes, wherein said carbon nanotubes comprise high surface area titanium dioxide nanospheres dispersed therein, as well as filters so produced, and a method of photo-regenerating the filters.