Dr. Pritpal “Pali” Singh, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has spent years encouraging the use of renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels. He has focused most of his efforts, and those of his students, on designing sustainable solutions for underserved communities. Most recently, his work has taken him to Central America where he’s conducted workshops, presented solar energy ideas and engaged in discussions around sustainable technologies.
In late February, Dr. Singh’s travels began with a visit to Costa Rica where he and graduate student Viviana Villavicencio presented at the Latin American Electron Devices Society Conference. The topic was improving confidence in the solar disinfection of water, which has been successfully advanced through the work of Villanova Engineering graduate students in Electrical and Sustainable Engineering. He also he presented an invited talk, “Research and Development Opportunities in Solar Electric Systems” and delivered a workshop on the topic of humanitarian engineering at this conference.