College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2024-06-04 07:25:50


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course

MECE 461 and MECE 497

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2024


The goal of this research project is to design, prototype, and test an array of solar roofing shingles using print-in-place principles using an automated circuitry printer and 3D printed components. The shingle shall emphasize ease of installation, maintenance, and affordability in contrast to the current market for solar roofing. The design goal is to develop a manufacturing process to be more cost and time effective than current manufacturing techniques. The prototype will consist of a roof with this system, demonstrating the durability, assembly, and ease of installation. Finally, material/design suitability will be implemented in conjunction with postprocessing techniques to create a fair comparison to current market competitors in solar power generation.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Manigandan Kannan

First Reader

Aaron Trexler

Second Reader

David Peters

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Scott Sawyer

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