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Research Focus

Current Research: Experiential Engineering Education via Innovation and Invention. Focus on the Technical Design, Energy System, and Medical Engineering (MedEng) Design Innovations via Prototyping and Proof of Concept. Past Research: High-Temperature Superconductors, Two-Dimensional Electron Gas, and Engineering Physics Education.

About

With over twenty-five years of teaching experience, Dr. Maheswaran, a distinguished faculty member at Northeastern University’s College of Engineering, has made substantial contributions to the field. His extensive body of work includes authoring over a hundred and thirty publications, spanning original research, education-related papers, conference proceedings, workshops, and panel discussions. Dr. Maheswaran is a founding member and program chair of the Data Science and Analytics Constituent Committee of the ASEE, and he serves as Zone 1 Chair on the Council of Sections | Board of Directors of the American Society for Engineering Education. Additionally, he co-chairs the annual TASME conference, holds the position of Director for the Engineering Division at ATINER, and has a remarkable history of leadership in organizing national and international conferences. Despite global challenges, his exceptional leadership ensured the success and high attendance of these events, underscoring his significant impact on the field. Dr. Maheswaran’s distinguished career has been recognized with numerous accolades, including the Northeastern University First-year Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, received twice, and the Special Recognition Award by NU student chapters of BESS, SWE, and SHPE. His achievements extend to the ASEE Northeast Section Outstanding Teaching Award, multiple Best Student Paper Awards, and the ASEE Division Distinguished Educator and Service Award. Nominations for the ASEE National Distinguished Teaching Award and ASEE Fellow highlight his exceptional contributions. TASME recognized him during its 24th to 26th-year award ceremonies, presenting named awards. In 2021, he received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into Northeastern University’s Twenty-Five-Year Associate group in 2022. He also earned the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Faculty Service Award and a Faculty Fellowship in 2023.

Education

Dr. Maheswaran received his M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental solid state Physics, and MSEE in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Northeastern University.

Honors & Awards

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Maheswaran has amassed a remarkable collection of accolades and honors. In 2023, during his Faculty Fellowship (sabbatical), he was granted the Fellowship Fund and bestowed with the Outstanding Faculty Service Award. In 2022, he marked his induction into the prestigious Twenty-Five Year Associate group by the Northeastern University President. The TASME recognized his outstanding contributions by naming an award after him for the 24th, 25th, and 26th years. In 2021, Dr. Maheswaran was honored with The Lifetime Achievement Award from TASME. His active engagement in the ASEE community resulted in multiple awards, including the Distinguished Educator and Service Award in 2013, and the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Northeast Section of the ASEE in 2018. Additionally, he received recognition as an Energy and ABET Panelist for several years and served on the ASEE Chester F. Carlson Award Committee. Dr. Maheswaran’s dedication to education is further highlighted by his recognition as the Outstanding Teacher of First Year Engineering Students in 2013 and 2001, as well as being a nominee for the Northeastern University “Excellence in Teaching Award” in 2013 and 2011. His impact extended beyond academia, evidenced by accolades from student societies in 2011, and his pioneering work resulted in a US Patent on High Tc Superconductors in 1997, complemented by early achievements like the Invention Incentive Award and the Advance Research Award from Northeastern University in 1994.

Teaching Interests

Exploring creative engineering education approach via sustainable project-based learning – innovative designs for energy systems and medical engineering with prototyping and proof of concept. Try to reform engineering education by moving away from the boundaries of traditional classroom based approaches to project-based, concept-based, team-based, skill- and knowledge-integrated approaches using real world situations.

Leadership Positions

  • Board of Directors of the American Society for Engineering Education, 2023-2026
  • Zone 1 Chair for the Council of Sections, American Society for Engineering Education, 2023-2026
  • A Founding Member and Program Chair of Data Science and Analytics (DSA) Constituent Committee of ASEE, 2023-present
  • Director, Engineering Division (ED), Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), 2022–present.
  • Chair, NU Senate Faculty Development Committee (FDC), 2019-20
  • Chair, American Society for Engineering Education – Northeast Section, 2020-2022
  • Chair, Engineering Physics Division, ASEE 2017-2023
  • Co-Chair, Technological Advances in Science, Medicine and Engineering Conference (TASME) 2011-present
  • Vice-Chair, COE Faculty Council 2017-2018,  member 2015-2017.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Services:

  • Chair, American Society for Engineering Education – Northeast Section, 2020-2022
  • Chair-elect, American Society for Engineering Education – Northeast Section, 2018-2020
  • Academic member and Unit Head responsible for the 2nd Annual International Conference on Electrical Engineering, ATINER 2018
  • Academic member responsible for the 6th Annual International Conference on Engineering Physics, ATINER 2018
  • Academic member responsible for an Annual International Symposium on the Future of Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Education, ATINER 2018
  • Co-Chair, Technological Advances in Science, Medicine and Engineering Conference (TASME) 2011-2020
  • Division Chair, Engineering Physics Division, ASEE 2017-2020
  • P12 Representative, ASEE2018-2020
  • Co-Chair, Interdivisional Town Hall Meeting Planning Committee, ASEE 2021-2023, members 2016-2017, 2019-2020
  • Program Chair, Engineering Physics Division, ASEE 2013-2017
  • Secretary and executive board member, ASEE-NE Section 2017–2019.
  • Campus Rep Chair and executive board member, ASEE-NE Section 2016–2017.
  • Membership Co-Chair and executive board member, ASEE NE Section 2015-2016
  • Poster Chair,  ASEE-NE2015 Section conference
  • Organizing Committee, ASEE-NE2016 Section Conference
  • Chair, Graduate Student Posters, ASEE-NE2017 Section conference
  • Chair, Undergraduate Student Posters, Undergraduate Students Poster, ASEE-NE2018 Section conference
  • Secretary, Engineering Physics Division, ASEE 2011-2013
  • Award Committee, Engineering Physics Division, ASEE 2011-2013
  • Selection Committee, Best Paper, PIC III (Professional Interest Council III), ASEE 2012-2013 and 2015-2016
  • Moderator in the ASEE National, ASEE-NE Section, ATINER and TASME International Conferences, 2011-2017
  • Member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 2001-present
  • Member of the Technological Advances in Science, Medicine and Engineering (TASME), 2004-present
  • Member of the New England Board of Higher Education Science & Engineering Academic Support Network College Campus Coordinators 1995-99.
  • Member of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), 1995-1999
  • Member of the American Physical Society (APS) 1985-99
  • Member of the Material Research Society (MRS) 1993-95

Institutional Services:

  • Chair, Senate Faculty Development Committee (FDC), 2019-20
  • Co-Chair, Full-Time Faculty Promotion Committee 2023-2024, member 2016-2018, 2019-2020
  • Chair, First-Year Engineering Merit Review Committee, 2024-2025, member 2014 and 2016
  • Vice-Chair, COE Faculty Council 2017-2018,  member 2015-2017.
  • University Honors-College Collaborations Committee, 2019-20
  • COE Academic and Research Infrastructure Committee 2015-2018.
  • Affiliation with the NU Program in Multicultural Engineering (NUPRIME) Summer Bridge Activities, 2002 – present
  • Affiliation with the NU Women in Engineering  Physics Review Programs, 2005 – present

Research Overview

Current Research: Experiential Engineering Education via Innovation and Invention. Focus on the Technical Design, Energy System, and Medical Engineering (MedEng) Design Innovations via Prototyping and Proof of Concept. Past Research: High-Temperature Superconductors, Two-Dimensional Electron Gas, and Engineering Physics Education.

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

Contributed and authored over a hundred and thirty publications. This body of work includes original research, education-related papers, as well as conference proceedings, workshops, and panel discussions.

Maheswaran, B., & Cheng, C., & Rotolo, S. (2023, March), Experiential Learning: Improving Agility and Coordination with a Piezoelectric Agility Ladder (PLA) Paper presented at ASEE Zone 1 Conference – Spring 2023, State College,, Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/44701

Maheswaran, B., & Maurya, A., & Pliszak, M. R., & Roche, J. A., & Pashiardis, K. H., & Hunter, D. I. (2023, June), Board 100: Hot Wheels: Heated-Seat Wheelchair Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. https://peer.asee.org/42379

Maheswaran, B., & Beckwith, R. B., & Velasco, M., & Minkler, E., & Altwarg, E. (2023, June), Board 101: Rebounding Energy Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. https://peer.asee.org/42381

Maheswaran, B., & Ciaravino, O. V., & Antonio, S. (2023, March), Heart Rate Monitor Paper presented at ASEE Zone 1 Conference – Spring 2023, State College,, Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/44702

Maheswaran, B., & LI, W., & Ma, A., & Tsering, K. (2023, June), Motor Augment for Automotive Applications Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. https://peer.asee.org/43683

Maheswaran, B., & McCauley, L. S., & Picard, A. J., & Broaf, D. M. (2023, March), Project Based Learning: Mobility Evaluation System Paper presented at ASEE Zone 1 Conference – Spring 2023, State College,, Pennsylvania. https://strategy.asee.org/44707

Maheswaran, B., & Wolter, D. B., & Ariano, J., & Green, G. M. (2023, June), SeaVolt: The Hydro-Powered Underwater Turbine Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. https://peer.asee.org/44186

Maheswaran, B., & Costa, C., & Uddin, M., & Williams, M. M., & Alikaj, I. (2022, April), A step towards an inclusive future via piezo generators Paper presented at ASEE-NE 2022, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts. https://peer.asee.org/42152

Ross, J. R., & Ohgami, K. Y., & Gillespie, N. J., & Krivacek, O., & Service, B., & Maheswaran, B. (2022, April), Energy Creation via Seesaw Up and Down Paper presented at ASEE-NE 2022, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts. https://strategy.asee.org/42169

Boulerice, M. B., & Baginski, M. C., & Gomes, D., & Nikolov, A. S., & Maheswaran, B. (2022, April), Energy of Revolving Doors Paper presented at ASEE-NE 2022, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts. https://peer.asee.org/42170

Banaszewski, A. R., & Hartley, A., & Mai, K. T., & Xu, A., & Maheswaran, B. (2022, April), Harnessing Gym Power Paper presented at ASEE-NE 2022, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts. https://peer.asee.org/42177

Butler, G. C., & Dooley, H., & O’Buachalla, L., & Urbano, M. J., & Maheswaran, B. (2022, April), Harnessing the Renewable Energy of Chairs Paper presented at ASEE-NE 2022, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts. https://peer.asee.org/42178

Katikaneni, R. R., & Farah, M., & Martinez, C. M., & Burka, K., & ANIAGBOSO, T. C., & Maheswaran, B. (2022, April), Heat Energy Harnessing via Seebeck Generators Paper presented at ASEE-NE 2022, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts. https://peer.asee.org/42179

Concannon, E., & Goyette, C., & Michelsen, E., & Langley, Z. H., & Maheswaran, B. (2022, April), Kinetic Mousepad Paper presented at ASEE-NE 2022, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts. https://peer.asee.org/42184

Serrano, I., & Williams-Koester, K., & Clark, K., & Kalikow, B. R., & Hartley, B., & Maheswaran, B. (2022, April), Limiting Overuse of Water in Agriculture by Monitoring Water Content Paper presented at ASEE-NE 2022, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts. https://peer.asee.org/42187

Maheswaran, B., & Griffin, T., & Shen, D., & Patel, J. (2022, August), Customer-Driven approach in Entrepreneurship Innovation Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. https://peer.asee.org/41328

Maheswaran, B., & Bard, A., & Sozio, A., & Haggans, S., & Tarallo, N., & Bennett, T. (2022, August), Hydropower from Gutters: Generating Electricity from Rainwater Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. https://peer.asee.org/40420

Maheswaran, B., & Criollo, A., & Reghupathi, A., & Shah, A., & Lee, R. (2022, August), Project–Based Learning: Piezoelectric Energy Wheel Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. https://peer.asee.org/40452

Maheswaran, B., & Khlat, L. (2022, August), Self-Charging Heated Gloves: Physics of Mechanical Motion towards Energy Generation Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. https://peer.asee.org/40453

Maheswaran, B., & Langenbach, K. (2022, August), The Brain Trainer Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. https://peer.asee.org/40451

Maheswaran, B., & Azgar, S., & Ramesh, K., & Yee, T., & Tadigadapa, A., & Manxhari, V. (2022, August), The Myowearable Sleeve: A Surface Electromyography Injury Prevention Device Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. https://peer.asee.org/40416

Maheswaran, B., & Eyler, E., & Song, Y. (2022, August), Viability of the Essential Leg Tremor Monitoring Device Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN. https://peer.asee.org/40427

Maheswaran, B., & Kumarakuru, H. (2021, July), Impact of Virtual Teaching and Learning in Engineering: A Study and Survey Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37289

Maheswaran, B., & Patel, S., & Flanagan, J., & Tamer, C., & Nielsen, N., & Prescott, M., & Kumarakuru, H. (2021, July), Harvesting Electricity from Sound Waves: An Application of Faraday’s Law Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37240

Maheswaran, B., & Russell, L. B., & Denoncourt, C. M. (2020, June), Navigating and Energy-Generating Insole: Vibrating Walking Directions Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2–34992

Water Flow Energy Generator: Physics of Fluids, Alejandro Hervella, Yifan Guo, Minh Duc Dinh, Aleksei Pavlov, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE 2019 National Conference Proceeding.

Regenerative Braking System on a Conventional Bike, Logan Gross, Bailey Ritchie, Nicolas Tedori, Eamon Whitmore, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceeding 2018

Innovative Energy Elevator: A Physics and Engineering Wonder!, Cristian Stransky, Damien Dumayas, Tianyi Dai, Paponvich Chattrapronvichian, Hari Kumarakuru, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceeding 2018

Harnessing Vibrational Energy: Recycling Excess Kinetic Energy with Piezoelectric Generators, Carl Underkoffler, Matthew Streibich, Alan Zhou, Matthew Warren, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-NE Conference Proceeding2018

Thermoelectric Energy Generation from Biomass: An Innovative Proposal for a Small Scale Solution, Lamia Alam, Christopher Gehrke, Piper Jacobs, Clem Smith, Edward Witten, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-NE Conference Proceeding 2018

Power Generation through Typing: Harnessing Wasted Mechanical Energy with Piezoelectric Sensors, Brock Fenbert, Joshua Field, Noah Ossanna, Monika Pesa, Jack Streed, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-NE Conference Proceeding 2018

Hydrothermal Vents: An Energy Source a Mile below the Surface, Aberdeen Dinius, Maria Firan, Sara Kamboj, Michael Moscatt, Suha Yacoob, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-NE Conference Proceeding 2018

A Study on Enhancing Advanced Physics Laboratory Teaching, Haridas Kumarakuru, Don Heiman, and Bala Maheswaran,  ASEE 2017 Conference Proceeding.

Renewable Energy Generation from Footsteps using Piezoelectronics, Matthew Hoffman, Molly Sharpe, Zachary Stern, Daniel Trapp, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-NE 2017 Conference Proceeding.

The Deskcycle: A Proposal for the Application of DC Generators towards Efficient, College Student Powered Energy Generation, Jack Carvalho, Edgar Castro, Erin Raftery, Jeffrey Yao, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-NE 2017 Conference Proceeding.

Harnessing Energy from Everyday Movement: A Proposition for the Expansion of Piezoelectrics, Conor Byrne, Tim Cook, Emily Malterre, Vidhan Bhaiya, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-NE 2017 Conference Proceeding.

The Cornerstone Course: Projects and Progress, Susan F. Freeman, Jennifer Ocif Love, Richard Whalen, Courtney Pfluger, Joshua L. Hertz, Bala Maheswaran, Mark L. Sivak, and Kathryn Schulte Graham,  FYE 2016 Conference Proceeding.

Cranking Up Cornerstone: Lessons Learned from Implementing a Pilot with First-Year Engineering Students, Susan F. Freeman, Courtney Pfluger, Richard Whalen Kathryn Schulte Grahame, Joshua L. Hertz, Chirag Variawa, Jennifer Ocif Love, Mark L. Sivak, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE 2016 Conference Proceeding

Teaching Accelerated Course via Team Activities: Assessment and Peer Rating of the Team Impact, Bala Maheswaran, ASEE 2016 Conference Proceeding.

Renewable Energy Generation from Frequent Human Activity, Matthew Bonanni, Peter Groen, Brian Liang, Owen Porth, Spencer Pozder, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-NE 2016 Conference Proceeding.

Assessment and Analysis of a New Learning Approach: Teaching Electrical Circuit Courses via Mastering Engineering, Bala Maheswaran, ASEE 2015 Conference Proceeding.

A New Teaching Approach for Ancient Engineering Physics: Master Physics via Mastering Physics! A Study and Survey, Bala Maheswaran, ASEE 2014 Conference Proceeding.

Impact of a Design Project in Engineering Physics: Does motor design project motivate students? Bala Maheswaran,  ASEE 2013 Conference  Proceeding.

How much Physics the First Year Engineering Students really need: A Study and Survey, Bala Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceedings, AC 2012-3390.

Summer Bridge: An Engineering Diversity College Industry Partnership initiative between NUPRIME and Raytheon-IDS, Richard Harris, BalaMaheswaran, Rachelle Reisberg and Chester Boncek, ASEE Conference Proceedings, AC 2012-4713.

A Study of Physics Based Problem Solving Approaches in the Freshmen Engineering Course”, Bala Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceedings, AC 2011-292.

A partnership of non-traditional access into engineering via nuprime and the ujima scholars program. R. Harris and B. Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceeding, AC 2010-1907.

Supplemental freshman physics/chemistry programs to support women in engineering. R. Reisberg, A. Funai and B. Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceeding, AC 2009 -1851.

Summer Bridge: a step into the engineering gap. R. Harris and B. Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceeding, AC 2009 – 570.

Connections Physics Review (CPR) Program. A.Funai, A. Interrante, R. Reisberg, S. Wadia-Fascetti, B. Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceeding 2006 -1764.

Teamwork is Academic: The Gateway Approach to Teaching Engineering Freshman. R. Whalen, S. F. Freeman, B. K. Jaeger and B. Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceeding 2005.

Terrace growth in partially melt-regrown Eu-123 high-Tc superconductors. B. Maheswaran et al. J. of Superconductivity Vol. 9, 1, 1996.

Biaxial alignment of high-Tc superconductor polycrystals VIII: phi-circle scan analysis of EuBa2Cu3O7-d (Eu-123). S-Q. Wang, R. A. Bigelow, J-Z. Zhang, C. Bonetto, B. Maheswaran, R.S. Markiewicz, M. G. Williams and B. C. Giessen, J. Mater. Res. 11, 1108 (1996).

Biaxial alignment of high T¬c superconductor polycrystals VII: Demonstration of biaxial alignment of EuBa2Cu3Ox (Eu-123) by pole figure measurement. S.Q. Wang, J.Z. Zhang, C. Bonetto, B. Maheswaran, M. G. Williams, I. Weber, R.S. Markiewicz, Bill C. Giessen, Applied Superconductivity 3 (1995) 27.

Effect of excess BaCuO2 on grain boundaries of melt-regrown Eu-123. J. Zhang, S.Q. Wang, B. Maheswaran, C. Testelin, C. Bonetto, R. Hidalgo, X.Y. Zhang, B.C. Giessen, and R.S. Markiewicz, Physica B 194-195, 1935 (1994).

Scaling behavior of the rf vortex penetration depth in an organic superconductor. S. Sridhar, B. Maheswaran, Balam M. Willemsen, Dong Ho Wu, R.C. Haddon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 2220 (1992).

Susceptibility line shape of a field induced 2D hole gas. B. Maheswaran and R.S. Markiewicz, Phys. Rev. B39, 1946 (1989).

One dimensional density of states in a field induced 2D hole gas. B. Maheswaran and R.S. Markiewicz, Sol. St. Comm. Vol. 7, No. 4, 423 (1989).

Critical current enhancement in field-oriented YBa2Cu3O7-d. K. Chen, B. Maheswaran, Y.P. Liu, B.C. Giessen, C. Chan and R.S. Markiewicz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55:289 (1989).

Scaling of critical current density in field-aligned grains of (Tl0.75Bi0.25)1.33 Sr1.33 Ca1.33Cu2O6.67+ the “1212” phase. K. Chen, B. Maheswaran, P. Haldar, R.S. Markiewicz and B.C. Giessen, J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 65, No. 9, 3574 (1989).

Flux lattice melting and flux creep in a high-Tc superconductor. R.S. Markiewicz, K. Chen, B. Maheswaran, A.B. Swanson and J.S. Brooks, J. Phys. Condens Matter 1, 8945 (1989).

YBa2Cu3O7-d: Enhancing Jc by field orientation. R.S. Markiewicz, K. Chen, B. Maheswaran, Y.P. Liu, B.C. Giessen, C. Chan, Proc. 3rd Ann. Conf. on superconductors and applications, Buffalo, NY, plenum p.567 (1989).

Bulk superconductivity at 122 K in Tl(Ba,Ca)2Ca3Cu4O10.5+ (1234 phase) having 4 consecutive copper oxide. P. Halder, K. Chen, B. Maheswaran, A. Roig-Janick, N. Jaggi, R.S. Markiewicz and B.C. Giessen, Science Vol. 241, 1198 (1988).

Landau gap in a two-dimensional hole gas. R.S. Markiewicz, M. Meskoob and B. Maheswaran, Surf. Sci. 196, 707-711 (1988).

Shubnikov deHass effect in a field-induced two-dimensional hole-gas. M. Meskoob, R.S. Markiewicz and B. Maheswaran, Sol. St. Comm. Vol. 67, No. 8, pp. 773 (1988).

Susceptibility of the two-dimensional electron gas: Diamagnetic spikes and gaps in the density of states. R.S. Markiewicz, M. Meskoob and B. Maheswaran, Phys. Rev. B36, 7859 (1987).

Panel Discussions and Workshops

STEAM Education through Experiential Learning: Bala Maheswaran, Professor, Northeastern University, USA.

Energy System Innovation and Environmental Impact, Ramanitharan Kandiah, Tooran Emami, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceeding, 2019

Projects Based Arduino Activities, Carl K Frederickson and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceeding, 2019

Experiential and Interactive Learning on Innovation, Prototyping, and Entrepreneurship: Bala Maheswaran, Head, Electrical Engineering Unit, ATINER & Professor, Northeastern University, USA.

Energy System Innovation and Environmental Impact, Courtney Pfluger, Ramanitharan Kandiah, Tooran Emami, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceeding, 2018

Projects Based Arduino Activities, Carl K Frederickson and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceeding, 2018

Engineering Education via Innovations and Inventions (E2 via I2), Bala Mahesaran, A Symposium on The Future Developments and Prospects of Engineering and Science Education & Research in a Global World, ATINER 2017, Athens, Greece.

Energy System Innovation and Environmental Impact, Ramanitharan Kandiah, Avinash C Sharma, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE 2017 Conference Proceeding.

ABET Issues in Engineering Physics , David K. Probst, Steve H. Cobb, Evan C. Lemley, Bala Maheswaran, and Baha Jassemnejad , ASEE 2017 Conference Proceeding.

ABET Issues in Engineering Physics , Baha Jassemnejad , David K. Probst, Steve H. Cobb, Evan C. Lemley, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE 2016 Conference Proceeding.

Should I try this? – An Interactive Workshop on Assessing Hands-On Teaching, Kathryn Schulte Grahame, Susan Freeman, Don Goldthwaite, Jennifer Love, Courtney Pfluger,  Bala Maheswaran, Josh Hertz, and Chirag Variawa, ASEE NE Section Conference 2015.

ABET Issues in Engineering Physics , Baha Jassemnejad , David K. Probst, Steve H. Cobb, Evan C. Lemley, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE 2015 Conference Proceeding.

ABET Issues in Engineering Physics , Baha Jassemnejad , David K. Probst, Steve H. Cobb, Evan C. Lemley, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE 2014 Conference Proceeding.

Abstracts and Presentations

Innovations in Engineering Education: Experiential Engineering Education via Innovation – A New Approach, Bala Maheswaran, Northeastern University. ASEE-Zone 1 2019 Conference proceeding.

Pulley Power Producer, Morgan TerMaat, Cynthia Savage, Erik Sullivan, Gustaf Njei, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-Zone1 2019 Conference Proceeding.

Smart Lights, Jessica Walsh, James Wachala, Ivan Kartashov, Christian Free, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-Zone1 2019 Conference Proceeding.

Piezoelectric Keyboard Mat: Repurposing Energy through Piezoelectric Generators, Jaison Patel, Clara Stewart, Ritvik Rao, Dillon Davies and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-Zone1 2019 Conference Proceeding.

Induced Reflexes by Electrostimulation of Flexor Muscles, Soohan Kim, Branden Lee, Jenna Malloy, Neo Nyoni, Ethan Scanlan, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-Zone1 2019 Conference Proceeding.

Energy Generation for the Gain Train, Kelli Therrien, . Elaine Lau, Nick Reinhold, Gilbert Liang, Joe Worth, and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE-Zone1 2019 Conference Proceeding.

Assessment and Analysis of a New Teaching and Learning Approach via Mastering TechniqueBala Maheswaran,  ATINER Conference 2016.

A study of problem Solving Approaches in the Freshmen Engineering Course, Bala Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceedings, AC 2010-332.

Summer Bridge: A Bridge to Success, Richard Harris and Bala Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceedings, 2008.

Integrating Physics Problems in the Freshman Engineering Courses, Bala Maheswaran, ASEE Conference Proceedings, AC 2007-770.

Designing with empty space: Wormholes and geodes in high-Tc superconductors; B. Maheswaran et al., Bull. MRS 1994.

Oxygenation of 123 superconductor ceramics by synthetic micro-channels, B. Maheswaran et-al, Poster presentation, Science Day, Northeastern University 1994.

‘Wormholes’ in high-Tc superconductors; B. Mahwswaran et al., Bull. APS 1994.

Improving intergranular connects in biaxially aligned high-Tc superconductors; C. Bonetto, J.Z. Zhang, S.Q. Wang, B. Maheswaran, C. Testelin, R.S. Markiewicz and B.C. Giessen, Bull. APS 1994.

Surface melt behavior of aligned 123 superconductors, B. Maheswaran et-al,, Poster presentation, Science Day, Northeastern University 1993.

Observation and modeling of terrace growth in Eu-123 high-Tc superconductors; B. Maheswaran et al., Bull. MRS 1993.

Surface melting and faceting in biaxially aligned EuBa2Cu3O7-d ; B. Maheswaran et al., Bull. APS 1993.

Inter and intragranular critical current as a function of grain alignment in high-Tc superconductors; C.A. Bonetto, C. Testelin, J.Z. Zhang, S.Q. Wang, B. Maheswaran, R.S. Markiewicz and B.C. Giessen, Bull. MRS 1993.

Phase equilibrium in RE-Ba-Cu oxide system and the preparation of high-Tc ceramic superconductors by biaxial alignment; S.Q. Wang, J.Z. Zhang, B. Maheswaran, C. Testelin, R.S. Markiewicz and B.C. Giessen. Bull. ACS (NERM 23) 1993.

Magnetization and transport critical currents in partial-melt-regrown Eu-123; J. Zhang, S.Q. Wang, C. Bonetto, B. Maheswaran, R.S. Markiewicz and B.C. Giessen, Bull. MRS 1993.

Flux dynamics and lower critical fields in the organic superconductor k-[BEDT-TTF]2Cu[NCS]2; B. Maheswaran, Balam A. Willemsen, Dong Ho Wu, S. Sridhar and R.C. haddon, Bull. APS 1991.

Scaling of magnetization critical currents and flux creep in high-Tc superconductor; K. Chen, B. Maheswaran, R.S. Markiewicz, A.G. Swanson and J.S. Brooks, Bull. APS 1989.

Flux lattice melting in a 122 K superconductor; B. Maheswaran et al., Bull. APS 1989.

Optical reflectivity studies of magnetically-oriented high-Tc materials; F. Lu, C.H. Perry, K. Chen, B. Maheswaran and R.S. Markiewicz, Bull. APS 1989.

Reentrant Ferromagnetism/spin glass in a 2.5 nm thick Pd:11%Fe film; R.S. Markiewicz, B. Maheswaran and L. Fotiadis, Bull. APS 1988.

Susceptibility spikes in a field-induced 2D hole gas; B. Maheswaran el al., Bull. APS 1988.

Field-oriented pellets of high-Tc superconductors; K. Chen, B. Maheswaran and R.S. Markiewicz, Bull. APS 1988. Susceptibility of the two-dimensional electron gas:

Landau gap in a two-dimensional hole gas; R.S. Markiewicz, M. Meskoob and B. Maheswaran, Bull. APS 1987.

Configuration-coordinate model for the persistent photo-conductivity of indium-doped Pb1-xSnxTe; B. Maheswaran et al., Bull. APS 1985.

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Faculty

Feb 01, 2024

Faculty and Staff Awards 2024

The College of Engineering recognized faculty and staff at the annual faculty and staff awards event and thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication in support of our students, college, and university during the 2023-2024 academic year. View award recipients and photo gallery.

Faculty

Nov 27, 2023

Building a Sustainable Future through Global Education

During his fellowship, FYE Teaching Professor Bala Maheswaran embarked on a month-long project at ATINER in Athens, Greece, where he researched the theme of global education. As a result of his efforts, he delivered a presentation to visiting educators from Georgia State University and submitted a paper to the Athens Journal of Education, addressing the […]

Faculty

Oct 16, 2023

Participation at the 130th ASEE Gala

Northeastern University’s College of Engineering had a strong presence of faculty and staff at the 130th Gala of the American Society for Engineering Education which took place on October 10th in Washington, D.C.

Faculty

Jul 19, 2023

Maheswaran a Speaker at the ATINER2023 Round Table Discussion on “The Future of Science and Engineering Education”

Dr. Maheswaran, a faculty member at Northeastern University, was invited as a speaker at the ATINER2023 Round Table Discussion on “The Future of Science and Engineering Education.” This event took place on July 17-18 at the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) in Athens, Greece. During the roundtable discussion, Dr. Maheswaran spoke on the […]

Faculty

Jul 10, 2023

Recognition of Bala Maheswaran as ASEE Zone 1 Chair for the Council of Sections and Board of Directors of the ASEE

FYE Teaching Professor Bala Maheswaran commenced his three-year term as the Zone 1 Chair for the Council of Sections and Board of Directors of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) on June 28 and presented with an esteemed “ASEE Board of Directors” pin at the President’s Farewell Reception.

Faculty

Jul 07, 2023

Northeastern University Students Published and Presented at the 2023 ASEE National Conference

Engineering students, under the supervision of Professor Bala Maheswaran, published and presented five papers at the American Society for Engineering Education National Conference on June 25-28, 2023, in Baltimore, MD. In addition, he co-presented a workshop on “Project-Based Arduino/Raspberry Pi Experiential Activities,” panel discussions on “Sustainability in Energy and Environmental Education,” and on “Engineering Education: […]

Faculty

Mar 15, 2023

Bala Maheswaran Elected as ASEE-Zone 1 Chair / ASEE Board of Directors

FYE Teaching Professor Bala Maheswaran was elected as ASEE-Zone 1 Chair / ASEE Board of Directors in a nationwide vote in the 2023 ASEE election.

Faculty

Jan 24, 2023

Faculty and Staff Awards 2023

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2022-2023 academic school year. COE Distinguished Faculty Award Yun Raymond Fu, ECE Auroop Ganguly, CEE Luke Landherr, ChE Sinan Müftü, MIE Mark Niedre, BioE Alison Nogueira, Co-op Nian Sun, ECE Constantinos Mavroidis Translational […]

Undergraduate

Dec 02, 2022

First Year Engineering Expo – Fall 2022

The First-year Engineering Program’s mission is to inspire and motivate our students to pursue an Engineering Education by providing them with a diverse and inclusive learning community centered around the First-year Engineering Learning and Innovation Center and the Cornerstone of Engineering 1- & 2-course sequence. In Cornerstone, students are introduced to the fundamentals of engineering […]

Faculty

Nov 28, 2022

Maheswaran Appointed Director of Engineering and Architectural Division, Athens Institute for Education and Research

FYE Teaching Professor Bala Maheswaran was appointed as the Director of the Engineering and Architectural Division (EAD) of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).

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