Humanitarian Advancement Through Technology June 1 - 4 th, 2014

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Tutorial: How & Where to Publish Humanitarian Tech.  Research


PRESENTER: Dr. Pritpal Singh


Outlets for Publishing Humanitarian Engineering Research and Project Work

Humanitarian engineering is an area that is new and growing and has been supported through IEEE initiatives for the last five years. For students, professors and professional engineers wishing to contribute to this field, there are relatively few outlets for publications. In this workshop, Dr. Pritpal Singh, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Villanova University will present a number of different conferences and journal publications that are focused on humanitarian engineering for publishing original research in this new field.


Dr. Pritpal Singh is Professor and Chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Villanova University.  He received a BSc in Physics from the University of Birmingham, UK in 1978, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Sciences/Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1981 and 1984, respectively. Dr. Singh teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of semiconductor microelectronics, renewable energy systems and power electronics. He has been working on thin film solar cell research since 1979 including a Sabbatical Leave at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in 1993. He has also worked on several photovoltaic system projects

Dr. Singh has also worked on electric vehicle research, working on battery monitoring and management systems funded primarily by federal agencies (over $3.5 million of funding).

Dr. Singh has consulted for several companies including Ford Motor Company and Epuron, LLC. He has also served as a reviewer for the US Department of Energy and National Science Foundation. Dr Singh has over 100 conference and journal publications and holds six issued US patents.

Dr. Singh’s recent work is focused on improved, energy efficient devices and systems for use in rural health clinics in developing countries.