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Cleveland State University students learn about aircraft electric power from a Safran engineer

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Safran Electrical & Power’s continuous efforts to bolster local university relations was underscored by a recent guest lecture for Cleveland State University (CSU) students in Ohio by Joe Fakult, an Expert Mechanical Engineer for Air Cooled Generators.

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His presentation, entitled: "Introduction to Aircraft Electric Power Generators and Design,” drew an attendance of 50 students – of which 25 participated in person, while 25 joined virtually.

Fakult covered a variety of topics, from the basics of electric power generation, the history of aircraft electric power, and electric generator design to the range of generator types currently in use and their applications.

Safran Electrical & Power’s Twinsburg, Ohio site, where Fakult works, is dedicated to developing and maintaining electrical power generation and management systems for commercial and military aircraft.

The company has welcomed students to its facility as part of CSU’s Cooperative Education (co-op) program, and it will be onboarding a mechanical engineer co-op and three electrical engineers from the university this month. In addition, Safran Electrical & Power currently is sponsoring a CSU senior design project that is focused on a wireless thermistor for generator rotors.