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Lei Zuo

Lei Zuo, PhD is a mechanical engineering researcher Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Using Track Vibrations To Power Railroad Devices

Riding along industrial developments, the railroad carries many peoples’ lives and dreams. Various electrical devices are running constantly and anonymously, keeping rail networks operating safely, efficiently, and punctually. In the U.S. alone, the railroad network is over 183,000 miles, which accounts […]

Energy Harvesting Tiles Could Transform Footsteps Into Power

Harvesting energy from pedestrians could be used to power sensors in smart infrastructure, monitor structural health, and provide environmental sensing data. Energy harvesting tiles have potential applications in high-volume pedestrian paths and areas, such as sporting arenas, airports, railway stations, […]