Sunday, August 7, 2016

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox announces second round of grant recipients

We are pleased that Andromeda LED Lighting and the Integrated Energy Solutions for Entrepreneurs (IESE) have received funding from Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox. More can be found here.

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox is a signature program of the Invent Penn State initiative and was created in collaboration with community and University entrepreneurship supporters.

Publication & Presentations

Professor of Physics, Tai-Yin Huang,Ph.D., published the paper titled " Simulations of Airglow Variations Induced by the CO2 Increase and Solar Cycle Variation from 1980-1991" in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics. The paper can be found here, valid through September 24, 2016

Huang also gave a presentation on the subject at the IAGA/ICMA/SCOSTEP 6th Workshop on Vertical Coupling in the Atmosphere-Ionosphere System in Taipei, Taiwan in July.

Dr. Tai-Yin Huang, professor of physics, gave a presentation on gravity waves-airglow interactions with different reference models with Yolian Amaro-Rivera and Dr. Julio Urbina, and co-presented a poster on airglow emissions modulated by a storm-generated gravity wave with Chien-Chung Chou, Dr. C. L. Kuo, and J. Dai at the 13th annual Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) meeting, Beijing, China, July 31 to Aug. 5, 2016. She also served as a co-convener of AS25 session on electrodynamic coupling.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Presentations at Penn State University Park

Dr. Tai-Yin Huang, professor of Physics, gave a presentation on gravity waves’ effects on airglow entitled "Numerical Simulations of Gravity Waves’ Effects on Airglow Emissions" and was a co-presenter of a poster on her models using different atmospheric reference models entitled "Comparison of gravity wave induced airglow variations using MSIS-90 and NRLMSISE-00 atmospheric density models" with her graduate student at the 2016 SPARC Gravity Wave Symposium. The symposium was hosted by the Meteorology Department of Penn State University from May 16-20, 2016.

Dr. Huang also gave a poster presentation entitled "A Concept Study of Designing an Eco-Smart Energy-Efficient House" with her students on their IESE research projects funded by Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox at the Penn State Energy Days. It was an inaugural conference on all aspects of energy held at Penn State Law School on May 19-20, 2016.


Dr. Tai-Yin Huang was giving a briefing of her IESE projects to Penn State President, Dr. Eric Barron, at Penn State Energy Days.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Lehigh Valley campus points of pride

Here is a Youtube video illustrating what Penn State Lehigh Valley is about, Points of Pride

You can fast forward to 1:25 to find yours truly ;-). I was on a short notice for the taping to be taken two days after my long distance travel.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Penn State LV helps launch 13 innovative business projects

Penn State Lehigh Valley helps launch 13 innovative business projects featuring interviews of Dr. Tina Richardson, Dr. Tai-Yin Huang, and student Matt Heintzelman. Here is the link to the interviews

Here is another piece run by The Morning Call Allentown's LaunchBox business incubator announces first grants

And another piece run by the Penn State Press Lehigh Valley LaunchBox announces first grant recipients

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Innovation Day

Roger Egolf, Ph. D.,associate professor of chemistry and Tai-Yin Huang, Ph. D., professor of physics, attended the 12th Annual Innovation Day, organized by the Society of Chemical Industry and the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF), October 5-6 in Philadelphia. Egolf is a council member of the CHF. Innovation Day is an invitation only event with a mission to provide a platform for early-career scientists and industry leaders to consider solutions to society's most pressing needs.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Presentations at the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Conference

Dr. Tai-Yin Huang, Professor of Physics, was in Singapore attending the 12th annual Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Conference from Aug. 2 to Aug. 8, 2015. She co-convened and chaired the Atmospheric Electricity (AE) session. Together with her collaborators, she presented and co-presented 4 papers on lightning-related subjects in the AE session. In addition, she also gave an invited talk on the chemistry, dynamics, and energetics of airglow in the OH Airglow Layer session.

The presentations are listed below

• Huang, T.–Y. (2015). On the Chemistry, Dynamics, and Energetics of the Terrestrial OH Airglow, AOGS 12th annual meeting, Singapore (invited talk).

• Huang, T. –Y., Kuo, C. L., Chiang, C. Y., Chen, A. B., Su, H. T., and Hsu, R. R. (2015). An Overview of Lightning-Induced Airglow Intensity Enhancements, AOGS 12th annual meeting, Singapore.

• Chou, M. H., Chen, Y. X., Jou, Alex, Lu, Minruey, Chen, P. Y., Kuo, Cheng-Ling, Huang, T.-Y. (2015). Cube Satellite Payload Design for Nighttime Airglow Observation, AOGS 12th annual meeting, Singapore.

• Chen, Y. X., Chou, M.-H., Chou, C.-C., Lu, M.-R., Chen, P. Y., Kuo, Cheng-Ling, Huang, T.-Y. (2015). The Simulation of Global Distribution of Airglow Using the IRI and MSISE Empirical Models, AOGS 12th annual meeting, Singapore.

• Kuo, C. L., Huang, T.-Y., Chen, A. B., Su, H. T., and Hsu, R. R. (2015). Numerical modeling of sprite streamers at an altitude of 70 km, AOGS 12th annual meeting, Singapore.