Dr. Pearce has a personal interest and strong track record in promoting open and applied sustainability in the real world. These efforts of moving science and technology of sustainability forward have also been widely covered in the media including television, radio, newspapers, magazines,  blogs, documentaries and films.


2014

Solar Photovoltaic Technology and Finance
Solar-Powered 3-D Printing

International

Ethical Filament

RecycleBot - Recycle Waste to 3D Printing Filament

Environmental Properties

Mechanical Properties
Open Source Syringe Pump
"Another day, another phenomenal addition to the list of practical, hype-less, real, tangible, 3D printable tools that are bound to bring on some welcome changes. This time, it’s the scientific community that can sing praises and raise their glasses as they’re about to reap the benefits – and save a bundle – on 3D printed syringe pumps."
Open source water testing

Mechanical Testing of RepRap Prints



2013


Open-Source Lab

International Media

Russia

Lithuania

Italy

Czech

Reviews



Solar Photovoltaic Technology

Open Source Metal 3D Printing



MTU's Low-Cost Open-Source 3D Metal Printing

 International Media


Britain

Canada

China

Denmark

France

Germany

India

Italy

Japan

Lithuania

Malaysia

Norway

Poland

Romania

Russia

Spain

Distributed Manufacturing

3D Printing Industry: An Interview with 3D Printers for Peace’s Dr. Joshua Pearce


  • Through research at the University's Open Sustainability Technology Lab, Michigan Tech was a launch supporter of the Ethical Filament Foundation, whose goal is to create an environmentally friendly and ethically produced filament for the rapidly growing 3-D printing market. The Foundation hopes to open up a new market for value added products that can be produced by waste picker groups in low income countries. The launch of the Ethical Filament Foundation, was covered in the media such as TechCrunch

Canada

Spain




Impresoras 3D permitirían ahorrar dos mil dólares en los hogares, según estudio - NTN24

Poland

Japan

Hungary

Austria

Netherlands

Russia

UK

Norway

France


Environmental Effects of 3-D Printing



3-D Printers for Peace



Open-Source Hardware : 3-D Printing and RecycleBots



MTU 3-D Printer High School Teacher Workshop

Scientist of the Week for Laboratory Equipment Magazine
3-D Hacker - Hacker of the Month (Sept. 2013)
Open-Source 3-D Printer Teacher Workshop

Social Implications

Open-Source Optics
Energy Policy

2012

Open-Source Nanotechnology

Open-Source Hardware and 3-D Printers

Solar Photovoltaic Systems - Effects of Snow
Energy News

International

Solar Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) Hybrid Systems

Using Salt to Decrease Turbidity for the SODIS Method of Water Purfication
International
Blogs
Newsfeeds
Solar Photovoltaics
Misc

2011

Solar Energy Meets Grid Parity
in selected regions using LCOE
Open Reseach Repository and PrePrint and Free Open Source LCOE Tool

Top 5 Most Downloaded Articles - Elsevier
Major Newspapers
TV : CTV, City News Toronto, KTUU - Alaska’s NBC


Energy Matters Australia : Cost Of Solar Power Overestimated, Performance Understated, Eco-Business

Radio
:   680 News, iNews880

Major Blogs and Web News

North American Press
News Feeds
Green News
International Press
RepRap Design Contest
  • Enter A Competition To Show How 3D Printing Might Change The World -- Treehugger
New Solar Energy Research Center at MTU
  • Michigan Tech to Dedicate New Solar Energy Research Center - MTU News
  • Michigan Tech Dedicates New Solar Energy Research Facility - MTU News
Waste Heat Exchange

Nuclear Insurance Subsidy



CTV's Sandi Rinaldo interview about the nuclear insurance subsidy

  • Solar power is a better choice than nuclear power, on CTV News Channel; with Ivana Zelenika-Zovko (masters student)  in the Toronto Star.
  • Solar power is a better choice than nuclear power, on CBC Newsworld’s Power and Politics.
  • Op-ed on the insurance liability caps on nuclear power in North American, in the Toronto Sun and in the  Kingston Whig-Standard.
  • Uranium Processor Still Optimistic About Nuclear Industry – New York Times
  • Nuclear power faces public-image battle: Building more reactors in wake of Japan disaster doesn't make sense, say some -  CBC News
Snow and Photovoltaics

2010

  • Business of Green - The Business News Network (video)
  • Editors Pick – The Business of Green - The Globe and Mail
  • Samsung’s/Ontario government’s wind and solar energy deal - Toronto Sun and on CBC Radio.
  • Samsung/Ontario government’s energy deal, in the Kingston Whig-Standard, Stratford Beacon-Herald and St. Thomas Times-Journal.
  • Firm could bring 1,200 jobs - Whig Standard
  • Rethinking renewable energy strategies, on sciencedaily.com and emaxhealth.com.
  • Renewable energy strategies, in the Hindustan Times.
  • Increasing the PV penetrationin the US using hybrid systems - Frost and Sullivan

Solar Energy Potential


 Solar Energy Finance
Pearce Teaching

Joshua M. Pearce (CC-BY-SA) MTU MSE ECE