Monthly Archives: September 2016



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Energy and Environmental Simulation  Laboratory (EESLab) in Mech Dept  | New York City College of Technology (New York City Tech) | The City University of New York (CUNY) | 186 Jay Street, Voorhees 532, Brooklyn, NY 11201 | Tel: +1 718 260 5532 | Email:

Materials, Energy, Information Project

Materials, Energy, Information Project 

Project Members:
++ Kim Smith
++ Masa Nakamura


Research activities:
++ Writing a paper titled “Flows of Materials, Energy, and Information in a Sustainable Society”


Flows of Materials, Energy, and Information in a Sustainable Society

Masato R. Nakamura1 and Kim Smith2

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Design
New York City College of Technology (City Tech), City University of New York (CUNY)
186 Jay Street, Voorhees Hall Room 532, Brooklyn, NY 11201,
Tel: +1 (718) 260 5532, Email:

2 Department of Technology & Society
Stony Brook University, State University of New York (SUNY)
347A Harriman • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3760,
Tel: +1 (516) 637 5119, Email:

Abstract: Analyzing materials and energy flows in the world is necessary for reducing the consumption of natural resources and the usage of energy. However, they are highly depending on utilizing information related to the balance of their supply and demand. Also, how information flows in our society interacting materials and energy flows has been less studied, even though information, processed in servers, computers, smartphones and transferred among these digital infrastructures/devices, plays an important role for reducing materials and energy consumption. In this study, information transfer is compared as an analogy with heat and mass transfers. We analyzed how materials, energy, and information are interacted in a sustainable society. From a view from industrial ecology, we found that processing information  requires certain energy and material consumptions, but it also contributes a reduction of materials and energy.

Promotional Items Project

Promotional Items Project

++ Weronika Patycka (Project lead)
++ Liza Chiu (Lead designer)
++ Ibrahim Mamun


Project activities: 

++ Organize discussions among EES Lab members
++ Select a promotional item each semester
++ Design images and words with the EES Lab logo
++ Provide info of the cost and order process

Current status:
++ Discussion and decision-making among EES Lab (09/30/2016)
++ Design of EESLab logo with letters
++ Order form
++ New URL:


Simulation Group

Simulation Group

Group Members:
++ Salma Taher
++ Kim Smith
++ Masa Nakamura


Research activities:
++ Mathematical modeling for environmental simulation
++ Coding for motor control and sensor detection
++ Quantitative analysis
++ Small form factor (SFF) computer design for reducing an eWaste production

Physical Modeling Group

Physical Modeling Group

Group Members: 
++ Jacky Chan
++ Justin Colon
++ Ibrahim Mamun
++ Antonio Meza
++ Alex Taylor
++ Masa Nakamura

Mailing list email: ,!forum/pmg-eeslab


Weekly meeting:
Wednesdays from 1:30pm

Research activities:
++ Physical Modeling (Reverse-acting, Vibration-acting, and Forward-acting )
++ Tracers in three different shapes, sizes, and density, respectively.
++ Shapes are cross, oval, sphere.
++ Start Experimental Work

Current priorities:
+ 1st meeting (08/28/2016)
++ Brainstormed a forward acting grate
++ Planned how to make sphere tracers
++ Decided weekly group meetings on Wednesdays 1:30pm
+ 2nd meeting (10/05/2016)
++ Setup Raspberry PI
++ Programed a code for controlling a stepper motor
++ Discussed a mechanism of forward-acting system

++ Tracer Creation Project (calculation sheet)
++ Forward-acting Grate System Project
++ Material Sampling Project