Fairfield University event to explore the impact of electric vehicles


Image: Fairfield UniversityElectric vehicles (EVs) are already being successfully produced by major automobile manufacturers, and even more companies are catching up in the race to make them.

Fairfield University's School of Engineering will present a free, public talk exploring their importance, entitled, "Charging Infrastructure and Impact of Electric Vehicles," on Tuesday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m., in the Kelley Center.

Fairfield alumni Michael Scala, president of Shelton, Conn.-based LEX Products, and Tyrone Mellon, the company's lead electrical engineer, will deliver a talk and answer questions. Their presentation will compare vehicle operation differences between EVs and internal combustion engines, the environmental impact of EVs, and the charging technologies.

Space is limited. Please confirm your attendance by sending your name, organization and number of attendees to ASME.Fairfield.University@gmail.com.

In 2006, Scala joined LEX, an industry leader in both commercial and military power distribution markets due in large part to continuous innovation, award-winning customer service, and world-class manufacturing techniques. He earned his MBA from the Dolan School of Business. Mellon is lead electrical engineer at LEX Products and is responsible for the development of new technologies and products, including EVs as well as the compliance of products to safety standards. He received his M.S. in Electric and Computer Engineering from Fairfield.

The event will also present an opportunity for attendees to network.

Sponsors include the ASME student chapter of Fairfield University, Engineering Student Society (ESS) of Fairfield University, ASME Fairfield, ASME New Haven, ASME Hartford, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Inventors Association of CT (IACT) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE.

For further information, please contact christian.ford@student.fairfield.edu, neil.rodrigues@student.fairfield.edu, or Dr. Shahrokh Etemad, at setemad@fairfield.edu.

To visit the School of Engineering's website, go to http://www.fairfield.edu/soe/index.html.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 12, 2012

Vol. 44, No. 226