Bryan Bohn is currently pursuing an MASc degree at the University of British Columbia under the co-supervision of Professors Boris Stoeber and Bhushan Gopaluni. His research will focus on reducing energy consumption in mechanical pumping processes through the use of advanced performance monitoring systems.
Bryan received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 2010. Bryan’s research will extend preceding efforts to minimize waste energy in pumps and pumping processes. It has been proposed that an inexpensive and adaptable sensor suite could be developed to serve as a comprehensive pump performance monitoring system. This sensor network would generate continuous efficiency monitoring and allow for accurate maintenance scheduling through predictive pump failure analysis. Bryan is currently engaged in literature review of sensor network concepts and signal processing schemes, and is developing an approach to his project in addition to coursework.