Research Interests: Wireless enabled sensors and energy scavenger. Smart materials and structures; Microelectromechanical Systems; Design and development microscale devices, etc.Job Interests: Industry R&D;
Qiliang Richard Xu (Mí12) received the B.S degrees (Summa Cum Laude) in Mechanical Engineering from both University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2008 and an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 2010. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include ubiquitous wireless sensing for intelligent infrastructures and energy harvesting from ambient near-field electromagnetic fields.
Deployment of Wireless Stick-On Circuit Breaker PEM AC Sensors for the Smart Grid [BPN505]
The electric power consumption of the entire Berkeley campus ranges from 18MW to 30MW,of
which Cory Hall, the Electrical Engineering building, comprises from 3% to 5%. Presently, the
power entering the building is metered monthly at the primary terminals of its 12.4 kilovolt
distribution step-down transformer. In order to increase energy efficiency and to experiment
with, and further develop, our miniature electrical sensors, we are in the process of installing
proximity sub-metering of loads accessed through a standard circuit breaker panel to which
miniature proximity-based current sensors have been attached. We have made a two-minute video,
available from the BSAC website, demonstrating the sensors in action.