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Phone: (216) 368-2816
Ed Burwell's engineering career has included the design and construction of low-atmospheric rockets, high-power laser design, radio-frequency electronics, micro-controller engineering, power electronics, chemistry, and optics, just to name a few. In addition to multiple degrees in theoretical physics, electrical engineering, and industrial electronics, Ed also commands an encyclopedic knowledge of practical engineering methodologies. High-voltage experimentation has long been one of his hobbies, including Tesla Coils in particular, and he is currently designing and building one of the world's largest musical tesla coils to date, for use in the Tesla Orchestra. Ed currently lives in Cleveland Heights with his wife Deanna and his two sons.
Phone: (216) 368-4663
George Daher has over three decades of experience in the electronics industry. After receiving his degree in Electronics Technology from Cuyahoga Community College, he entered a life-long career that spanned medical instruments manufacturing, circuit board layout, electromechanical equipment maintenance, and test equipment repair.
As the Lab Technician, George maintains and repairs equipment, issues toolkits and parts to students, and purchases and organizes the electronics components used for lab exercises.
George lives in Lorain with his wife Debbie, and enjoys working on automobiles and audio/video equipment.
Larry received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1969. He founded Hexagram, Inc, (now ACLARA RF Systems) in 1972 as a “design and build” supplier of electronic instruments and controls.
Since focusing on a proprietary product line, ACLARA has become one of the leading providers of telemetry products for automatically reading utility meters. Since 1998, ACLARA has sold millions of its wireless meter-reading products to gas, water, and electric utilities. Aclara is responsible for most of the Unites States' largest installations of fixed-network, automated meter-reading systems for water and gas meters. Larry retired from Aclara in 2006.
In 2006, Sally and Larry established the Undergraduate Design Lab at Case. This modern, glass-walled space features workstations with state-of-the-art test equipment, special-project rooms, and student activity space. The Lab is devoted to nurturing the creative intelligence and entrepreneurial spirit of Case undergraduates.
Mr. Sears holds or co-holds 19 patents relating to a variety of industrial products. He is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University, where he lectures on circuit and product design.
Mr. Sears is a Senior Member of IEEE, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University. He lives in Hunting Valley, Ohio with his wife, Sally; they have three children.