About Tom Lombardo
Tom Lombardo
Dr. Tom Lombardo is a professor emeritus of engineering technology, an instructional designer, a writer, and an armchair philosopher. Tom is the co-owner and president of the communication firm Tohoca, LLC. In his spare time, he makes somewhat recognizable sounds with an acoustic guitar.

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Tesla Battery Day Presents Challenges for Engineers
Making EVs more affordable starts with lowering the cost of batteries.
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Fuel Cell EV Becomes a Mobile Emergency Power Station
This fuel cell EV uses hydrogen to bring emergency power to disaster zones.
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Are Wind Turbines Bad for Your Health?
Let's see what science says about “wind turbine syndrome.”
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Closing the Loop on Li-ion Battery Recycling
Batteries must be recycled to ensure a domestic supply chain and safely dispose of hazardous waste.
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IoT Device Detects Wind Turbine Faults in the Field
The Ping Monitor analyzes sound patterns to detect damaged turbine blades.
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Turning Wind into Gas
Siemens to produce hydrogen using electricity from wind farms.
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Perovskite Solar Cells Are Greener Than Silicon
Perovskite solar cells have lower carbon footprints and shorter energy payback periods than silicon.
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The Pros and Cons of Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Backup Generators
Can fuel cells replace backup generators and batteries? Microsoft is trying to find out.
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Taking Wind Power to the Next Level: Challenges and Opportunities
Engineers and scientists must take wind power to the next level…literally and figuratively.
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Closing the Loop on Solar Panel Recycling
Researchers are finding ways to recycle solar panels when they reach the end-of-life stage.
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Two Motors in One: Intelligent Controls Efficiently Deliver Torque and Speed
Exro optimizes motors for both torque and speed by changing motor wiring on the fly.
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Sustainability and the Campus of the Future
Technology is helping universities to become role models for sustainability.
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This Week in Green Tech: Zero-Emission Aircraft, Quick-Charging Network for Electric Trucks, and Versatile Energy Storage
Zero-emission vehicles in the air and on the road, and a versatile energy storage system.
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This Week in Green Tech: Tesla Online Solar Design Tool, Energy Harvesting Sensors Detect Forest Fires
We evaluate Tesla’s online solar design tool and early warning systems to detect forest fires.
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This Week in Green Tech: Carbon-Neutral Jet Fuel, Novel Wind Turbine Towers, Energy from Humidity
Jets running on carbon-neutral fuel, wood making a comeback as a wind turbine material, and more.
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This Week in Green Tech: 90 Percent Clean by 2035, Agrophotovoltaics, Networked Lighting Controls, and AI-Controlled Microgrids
This Week in Green Tech: 90 Percent Clean by 2035, Agrophotovoltaics, and more.
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This Week in Green Tech: Efficient Organic Solar, PV Reliability, Wind Turbine Recycling, Drones for Solar Design
Printable organic solar cells for IoT, wind turbine recycling, and more.
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This Week in Green Tech: Massive Wind, Hydrogen from Perovskite Solar, Microgrid-Powered Gold Mine, AI-Derived Fuels
Big wind, hydrogen from solar, a microgrid-powered gold mine, and an AI tool to create better fuels.
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This Week in Green Tech: Heavyweight Energy Storage, Wind Farm Insights, Virtual Career Fair
A heavyweight energy storage system, wind farm R&D, virtual fair and more.
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