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Hybrid vehicle braking systems topic of Feb. 9 sustainability discussion

February 1, 2012
Dr. Kim Pierson
Dr. Kim Pierson
EAU CLAIRE — A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire physicist will lead a discussion Feb. 9 about university faculty members' research that improves the environment.

Dr. Kim Pierson, associate professor of physics, will present "Advances in Hybrid Vehicle Braking Systems" at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the conference room of Towers Hall on upper campus.

Pierson's current research interests include renewable energy projects involving harvesting electrical energy from low voltage sources. He also works on projects interfacing sensors with computers to reduce energy consumption in buildings.

A member of UW-Eau Claire's physics faculty since 1992, Pierson received his bachelor's degree in physics from Eastern Illinois University and his doctorate in physics from the University of Delaware.

Pierson's talk is part of the Trash Talks lecture series that helps educate students, faculty and staff about a variety of sustainability initiatives. The Trash Talk series, sponsored by Housing and Residence Life, is free and open to members of the campus and Eau Claire communities.

For more information about the lecture series, contact Liz Wieczorek at 715-836-2505 or wieczoel@uwec.edu. For details about the lecture topic, contact Dr. Kim Pierson at 715-836-5009 or piersokw@uwec.edu.

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