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Michael Lorek, Ph.D. 2015

Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Pister
(510) 642-4571
Research Interests: Sensor interfaces, micro-scale energy harvesting, non-intrusive power monitoring, magnetic field sensing.
Job Interests: Full-time employment.

BIOGRAPHY
Michael Lorek received the B.S. degree from Ohio University in Electrical Engineering in 2009. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in EECS at UC Berkeley under Prof. Kris Pister. Mike’s research interests include on-chip magnetic field sensing, energy harvesting interface circuits, and sensor node component integration. In 2007 and 2008, Mike interned at AMD in Austin, TX, working on 45nm and 32nm SOI test chip evaluation, and pre-silicon PLL behavioral modeling. During summer 2009, Mike was a researcher at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD, exploring CMOS circuits for capacitance measurement down to femtofarad levels. He spent the summers of 2011 and 2012 at Qualcomm interning in their MEMS touch panel and power management IC divisions.

Standard CMOS-Based, Fully Integrated, Stick-On Electricity Meters for Building Sub-Metering [BPN705]
We propose the development and testing of a system of technologies to minimize the installed cost of electricity sub-metering in buildings. This system utilizes non-contact, self-calibrating voltage and current sensors and wireless communication to eliminate the need for installation by an electrician, installation of conduit and enclosures, and installation of wired communication infrastructure. Electricity sub-metering is a critical component for continuous commissioning, fault detection and diagnosis, demand response, and other energy efficiency opportunities.


Current Active Projects:
BPN648
BPN705
BPN735
BPN768
 

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