Stony Brook scientist seeks to harvest kinetic energy

Lei Zuo, assistant professor in the Department of

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Lei Zuo, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University, invented a device to harvest energy from vibrations of passing trains to fuel lights and gates at rail crossings. (Sept. 6, 2012) (Credit: Heather Walsh)

Some scientists look to the sun and wind to solve the world's energy problems. Lei Zuo seeks answers along rutted highways and desolate railroad tracks.

The Stony Brook University professor invents products to generate electricity from vibrations all around us. He has licensed technology to a California company for an automotive shock absorber that produces wattage from bumpy roads. He designed...

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