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Pieri, Mitra Present at Workshop in India

Posted: Jun 18, 2008

Robert Pieri, professor of mechanical engineering, and Subhro Mitra, research assistant for the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, were featured speakers at an international workshop at Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India, on Feb. 21-22.

The workshop was titled "Alternative Fuels in I.C. Engines," and was jointly organized by the Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College and Jadavpur University under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Program.

Pieri's presentation, "Alternative Fuels for IC Engines: The Current Situation in the United States of America and Possible Roads to the Future," was made with Indian researchers in the same field. According to Pieri, the material included a brief summary of the energy situation in this country, and he discussed the role that North Dakota can play as a major energy supplier and highlighted some of the actions that NDSU has done, specifically the hydrogen tractor.

Mitra's presentation was on the use of the Global Positioning System and Geographic Information System for traffic system development. Mitra is a recent doctoral graduate from NDSU and he received his undergraduate degree from the Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College.

Pieri said the workshop commemorated the collaborative activities of NDSU and Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College in alternative energy and Mitra's success. The event also acknowledged the initial phase of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College's establishment of a program in alternative energy.

Published in NDSU's staff newsletter
It's Happening at State
Jun. 18, 2008

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