IEEE DC/NoVA/Baltimore Circuits and Systems Society Chapter Meeting


This will be the first meeting of the Washington DC / NoVA / Baltimore Chapter of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.  Join us for a productive way to start the New Year!

We will start with food and networking, followed by a presentation from the CASS Student Design Team from the University of Maryland at 7pm, followed by a business meeting.  We need to discuss chapter elections, ISCAS 2017, outreach plans, and plans for future meetings and events.

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  Date and Time




  • Date: 24 Jan 2017
  • Time: 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Institute for Systems Research
  • University of Maryland
  • College Park, Maryland
  • United States 20742
  • Building: A. V. Williams Building
  • Room Number: 2168
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  • Pamela Abshire
    Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering & the Institute for Systems Research
    University of Maryland


  • Starts 17 January 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 24 January 2017 06:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


Speaker 1


CASS Student Design Team Presentation


This team project aims to produce an inexpensive electrowetting-based display (EWD). EWDs are built with each pixel containing a droplet on a hydrophobic surface. The fluid is naturally repelled by the hydrophobic surface, but when a voltage is applied to the surface, the droplet reforms. The result is two-color pixel states that can be used to build a display. Team VOLTAGE has begun design, fabrication, and experimentation and has already achieved droplet movement, although a working pixel has not yet been built. We will refine our methodology in order to build a working pixel. Initially we will use a pixel structure and voltage control methods based on existing electrowetting literature in order to create a rudimentary display. The display will be refined as time permits; refinements include designs that both lower the power requirements to actuate the individual pixels and utilize cheaper materials and/or robust construction methods to lower the cost of construction. Ultimately we hope to submit an electrowetting display as part of an expansion board to a microcontroller, creating a single compact screen and driver.


Trinish Chatterjee, Electrical Engineering, sophomore,
Nazifa Chowdhury, Computer Science, sophomore, UMD,
Christopher Hallock, Fire Protection Engineering, sophomore,
Yesenia Henriquez, John F. Kennedy High School senior,
Jason Ittner, Electrical Engineering, sophomore, UMD,
Alexander Jiao, Electrical Engineering, sophomore, UMD,
Isaac Lee, Computer Engineering and Physics, sophomore,
David Nguyen, Mechanical Engineering, sophomore,
Karam Singh, Electrical Engineering, sophomore,
Alexander Weatherford, Computer Engineering, sophomore, UMD,



CASS Student Design Team Presentation




6:30pm: Food and networking

7:00pm: Presentation by the CASS Student Design Team from the University of Maryland

7:30pm Business Meeting (Elections, ISCAS, Outreach, Future Plans)