Dr. Hans Chapman

Associate Director of Research, Research Center for Cutting-Edge Technologies (RECCET)

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(850) 410-6248
hanschap@eng.fsu.edu
Building B, Room B 321
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
2525 Pottsdamer Street
Tallahassee, FL 32310 - 6046

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Dr. Chapman is an instructor of Engineering Economics (Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at FAMU - FSU College of Engineering). He is also a co-instructor for the Innovation and Invention Processes Course (Summer Term), and has previously instructed the Industrial Automation and Robotics Course.

Dr. Chapman is currently the Associate Director for Research at the Research Center for Cutting-Edge Technologies (RECCET), Department of Industrial Engineering at FAMU - FSU College of Engineering. He is a member of the Florida Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability (IESES) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Chapman is a reviewer for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Sensors Journal.

Education

  • B.S., Materials Engineering (1992)
    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology | Ghana
  • M.S., Materials & Manufacturing Engineering (1994)
    (School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering)
    University of Strathclyde | Scotland
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering (1999)
    (Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering)
    University of Surrey | England

Research Interests

  • Alternative Renewable Energy (Photovoltaic and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems)
  • Nanomaterials for Improving Energy Efficiency of Photovoltaic Systems
  • Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD-CAM)
  • Materials and Sensors for Automation and Robotics

Publications

  • A Systematic Approach to Assessing the Sustainability of the Renewable Energy Standard (RES) under the Proposed US Renewable Energy Act (H.R. 890), International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Vol. 32, Nos. 1 / 2, 2009.
  • Assessing Sustainability: The Missing Elements in Current Environmental Assessment Approaches, Environmental and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Managing an Emergency Crisis, Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2009, July, 2009
  • Benefits and Dangers of Nanotechnology, Health and Terrorism, Appropriate Technologies for Environmental Protection in the Developing World, Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2009, July, 2009.
  • Design, Manufacture and Performance of a Solar-Powered Water Fountain, VDM Publishers, August 2009.
  • On the Matter of Proposed New Low Latitude Solar Reference Spectra, Journal of Renewable Energy, Science Direct, Elsevier, Vol. 33, pp. 2645-2652, 2008.
  • Rapid, State-of-the-Art Techniques for the Detection of Toxic Chemical Adulterants in Water Systems, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 8, no. 3, March 2008.
  • Design, Manufacture, and Applications of Quantum Dots and Gold Nanoparticles for Cancer Detection and Prevention, NSTI Nanotech Proceedings, Boston, MA, USA, 2006.
  • Advances in Sensor Techniques for the Detection of Toxic Chemical Adulterants in Water Systems Florida A&M University Undergraduate Honors Journal (Served as mentor), Summer-Fall 2006, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp 28-38, 2006.
  • Curve-Fitting in Angle-Resolved X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Using Extrinsic and Intrinsic Background Structures, Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, Elsevier, Vol. 106, Issue 1, pp 65-80, January 2000.
  • Effect of Enhancement in Surface Nitrogen Concentration on the Corrosion and Fatigue Properties of Austenitic Steel Wire Rod Iron and Steel institute of Japan, Vol. 36, No. 7, pp. 867 872, (1996).