Beyond the Box

A systematic approach to solving great problems with simple and elegant solutions

  • 19.9.2012, 12:00 - 13:00

An innovative and elegant solution is possible after the complexities of a problem are clearly understood. An innovation also needs a clearly defined systematic approach to make it cost effective and useable. Two of Prof. Dell's innovations will be used to illustrate how interesting concepts can be derived and then converted into a successful innovations using a results oriented project management approach.

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Um Robert Dell

Robert Dell is the recipient of a Bachelor's and a Masters degree from the State University of New York.  Prof. Dell is the Founding Director of the Center for Innovation and Applied Technology and the Laboratory for Energy Reclamation at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City, where he is also Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering.  He is Visiting Scientist with the Keilir Institute of Technology, Visiting Academic with the University of Iceland and Research Fellow with the C.V. Starr Research Foundation . Prof. Dell was the Principal Investigator for numerous research grants from Consolidated Edison, and is the Project Research Scientist on a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) grant for regenerative braking in elevators. He has been a guest speaker at venues including MIT, Harvard, Columbia University, the University of Iceland, the Metropolitan Chapter of ASME, and the New York Hall of Science.  His many research appointments include MIT, Fulbright, the American Scandinavian Foundation, The New York Botanical Garden, and the University of Iceland Research Stations. He is First Inventor on three filed patent applications and is the First Author of numerous research papers for venues including Consolidated Edison, the Geothermal Resources Council, The Geo-Heat Center at the Oregon Institute of Technology, and the Cooper Union Research Foundation. A recent accepted paper for the 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in the Analysis of Advanced Energy Conversion Systems session has been recommended for Best Paper, journal publication and Honors. Scientific American has recognized Robert Dell as one of the leading professional researchers in the New York City area.