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K.H. Norian

Associate Professor
Packard Lab 212
khn0@lehigh.edu
610-758-4082

Dr Norian currently teaches electrical energy systems, graphical signal processing, and electrical lab within the College of Engineering. He also teaches engineering materials and electronics to students outside the College.

Research

Build and study sustainable energy systems using photovoltaics, rechargeable batteries, energy processing circuits, circuit design, circuit fabrication, electrical measurements, LabVIEW instrumentation.

 

Publications on Electrical Energy

a) Energy storage

1) Transient-boundary voltage method for measurement of equivalent circuit components of rechargeable batteries, Journal of Power Sources, 196, 2360-2363 (2011).

2) Equivalent circuit components of nickel-cadmium battery at different states of charge, Journal of Power Sources, 196, 5205-5208 (2011).

3) Equivalent circuit components of nickel-metal hydride battery at different states of charge, Journal of Power Sources, 196, 7812-7815 (2011).

4) Measuring electrical components of lithium ion battery at different states of charge. Journal of Power Sources 242, 714-717 (2013).

5) Using classic circuit analysis methods to describe voltage performance of battery-ultracapacitor power source, with T. Bowen, Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, Vol. 51, 100-109 (2014).

6) A battery experiment, Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, Vol. 52, 14-21 (2015).

b) Energy generation materials and devices

1) The effect of annealing on CdSe, Thin Solid Films, 47, 195 (1977)

2) The electron microscopy of thin films of  V2O3 using composite oyster grids to calibrate the microscope. Thin Solid Films, 52, 113 (1978).

3) Characterization of thin films of  V2O4 using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, with L. Hazell. Thin Solid Films, 54, L9 (1978).

4) A microstructural study of the heterojunction materials of the CdS-Cu2S solar cell. 14th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference, San Diego (1980).

5) STEM and CTEM studies of the CdS layer of thin film solar cells, with J. Michael, D.B. Williams, and J.W. Edington. Proc. European Congress on Electron Microscopy, The Hague. Vol I, p. 352 (1980).

6) A device oriented materials study of CdS and Cu2S films in solar cells, with J.W. Edington. Thin Solid Films, 75, 53 (1981).

7) Fabrication and characterization of stable high efficiency (CdZn)S/Cu2S solar cells, with R. B. Hall. Thin Solid Films, 88, 55 (1982).

8) Electrodeposited CdTe for photovoltaic cells. Compound Semiconductor Photovoltaics Conference, with P. V. Meyers and M. E. Doty, invite paper, p1, 1884.

9) Grain-boundary etch for CdTe films in Schottky-barrier solar cells, with P. V. Meyers.  Thin Solid Films, 137, L47 (1986).

10) Morphology and thermal properties of solvent-cast arsenic sulfide films, with G. C. Chern and I. R. Lauks, J. Appl. Phys., 55, 3795, (1984).

11) Spin-coated amorphous chalcogenide films: photo-induced effects, with G. C. Chern and I. R. Lauks, Thin Solid Films, 123, 289 (1985).

12) Fine-domain spin-coated amorphous chalcogenide films, with G. C. Chern and I. R. Lauks, Thin Solid Films, 129, L79 (1985).

13) Reflectivity of sputtered aluminium alloy films, with U. Rieck and C. Sweeney, Thin Solid Films, 167, L35 (1988).

14) A microstructural study of carbon black-polyimide thick films, with U. Rieck, Thin Solid Films, 162, 279 (1988).

15) Composition of magnetron sputtered aluminium alloy films, with D. R. Liu, Thin Solid Films, 172, L115 (1989).

16) Electrical properties of carbon black-polyimide thick films, Thin Solid Films,168, 169 (1989).

17) An electrical and microstructural study of composite films of carbon black in polyimide, with U. Rieck, Composites Science and Technology, 35, 95 (1989).

18) A microstructural study of oriented polymer-zinc diethyldithiocarbamate thin films, with U. Rieck, Thin Solid Films, 168, 353 (1989).

19) Metal organic compound-polymer thin films, with U. Rieck, Thin Solid Films, 182, L21 (1989).

20) Electrical properties of carbon black-polyimide thick films, Thin Solid Films,168, 169 (1989).

21) An electrical and microstructural study of composite films of carbon black in polyimide, with U. Rieck, Composites Science and Technology, 35, 95 (1989).

22) Study of microstructure of polybutene-1/iron compound thin films, with U. Rieck, Thin Solid Films, 183, L43 (1990).

23) Thin oriented polymer films containing metal-organic compounds and method of making the same, with U. Rieck. U.S. Patent Number 4,963,429 (October, 16, 1990).

24) Analytical electron microscopy of Nafion ion exchange membranes, with Stefan Rieberer, Ultramicroscopy, 41, 225-234 (1992).

25) Electrically activated ion transport across ion-exchange membrane, Journal of Materials Science Letters, 12, 320 (1993).

c) Bioelectricity

1) Electrically activated ion transport across ion-exchange membrane, Journal of Materials Science Letters, 12, 320 (1993).

2) An electrical model for ion channels in excitable membranes, Journal of Materials Science Letters, 13, 569 (1994).

3) Electrical properties of Na+ channels in excitable membranes, Journal of Materials Science Letters, 13, 1012 (1994).

4) An electrical model for Ca+ channels in excitable membranes, Journal of Materials Science Letters, 14, 258 (1995).

5) An electrical model for force activated ion channels in biological membranes (theory of hair cells in the human cochlea), Journal of Materials Science Letters, 14, 574 (1995).

6) Effect of neurotoxin on K+ channel in biological membrane, Journal of Materials Science Letters, 14, 985 (1995).

7) Effect of neurotoxin on Na+ channel in biological membrane, Journal of Materials Science Letters, 15, 57 (1996).

8) Virtual instrument for testing the hearing impaired, Review of Scientific Instruments, 72, 1587 (2001).

9) Second derivative analysis of consonant-vowel transition waveforms,

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 114, 59 (2003).

10) Using electrical principles to model the ear, International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, 42, 303 (2005).

11) An electrical model of the heart, International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, 45, no 1, 26-33, (2008).

12) Bioamplifier, in Electrical Engineering, Theory and Examples, 5th Edition, K.H. Norian, 265-277 (2013).