Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2010
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, 2003
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Universidad del Norte, Colombia, 1999
Dr. Edwar Romero-Ramirez is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Florida
Polytechnic University. Before joining Florida Poly, he was an assistant and associate
professor at Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico from 2010 to 2018 teaching freshman
to senior undergraduate courses.
Romero-Ramirez brings practical hands-on activities of applying electronics and sensors
into the mechanical engineering curriculum. He has a record of publications related
to biomedical applications of portable energy generators, or energy harvesters, as
well as power generation for other uses. He has researched the design and fabrication
of smart sensors, characterization, and calibration, as well as for remote temperature
monitoring, and small electrical generators with MEMS technology.
- Energy harvesting from body motion
- Fluttering membranes piezoelectric generation
- Pendulum generators
- Smart sensors
- Wind turbines
Awards and Honors
- Researcher of the year, Engineering School, Universidad del Turabo, Puerto Rico 2014
- Selected for the online Physiological Measurement’s highlights of 2009, UK
- Best paper award, COMS 2008, México, 2008.
- Jose Montoya, Dulce Mariscal, Edwar Romero, “Energy harvesting from human walking to power biomedical devices using oscillating
generation,” EMBC 2016, Orlando, Aug. 2016.
- Edwar Romero, “Powering Biomedical Devices,” Academic Press, 2013. ISBN 9780124078345.
- E. Romero,V. Sundararajan, N. Bonilla, and C. Martinez, “Scavenging Wind Energy from Fluttering Membranes with Piezoelectric Materials,” IMECE 2012, Paper No. IMECE2012-86692, 2012, Houston, TX.
- E. Romero, G. Carbajal, R. Warrington, and M. Neuman, “A Quantitative Analysis of Kinetic Energy Harvesting for Hybrid Power Supplies,” SBC 2012, June 2012, Fajardo, PR.
- Edwar Romero, “Energy Harvesting for Powering Biomedical Devices,” Proceed. ICNMM 2012, July 2012, Rio Grande, PR.
- R. Cordero, A. Rivera, M. Neuman, R. Warrington, and E. Romero, “Micro-Rotational Electromagnetic Generator for High Speed Applications,” Proc. MEMS 2012, Jan. 2012, Paris, France, pp.1257-1260.
- A. Rivera, R. Cordero, G. Carbajal, M. Neuman, R. Warrington, and E. Romero, “Micro-Rotational Electromagnetic Generator,” IMECE 2011, Paper No. IMECE2011-65043, Nov. 2011, Denver, USA.
- E. Romero, M.R. Neuman, and R.O. Warrington, “Rotational Energy Harvester for Body Motion,” MEMS 2011, pp. 1325-1328, Jan. 2011, Cancun, Mexico.
- Edwar Romero, Robert Warrington, and Michael Neuman, “Energy scavenging sources for biomedical sensors, Physiological Measurement Journal, 30 (2009) R35-R62.
- Edwar Romero, Robert O. Warrington, and Michael R. Neuman, Body Motion for Powering Biomedical Devices, EMBC 2009, pp. 2752-2755, Sep. 2009, Minneapolis, USA.