Prof. Ludois Speaks at UW’s Wednesday Night at the Lab Seminar & Wisconsin PBS

I did this talk for the Wednesday Night at the Lab seminar series, where the general public attends a lecture by a faculty member to learn about their research at UW – Madison. This talk is for a general audience and will later air on Wisconsin Public Television / PBS.

I touch on three subjects: 1) The physical operating principles of machines and how magnetic forces evolved from Faraday’s cup to the industrialized world, 2) How modern applications such as wind turbines and mobile robotics pose serious challenges to magnetic machine technology, and 3) How my research group is leveraging electrostatic forces (rather than magnetic) to meet these modern application challenges.

Follow this link to Wisconsin PBS: