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A diagram of a directional anemometer embedded in a windbender.
  Two students from different Southern California high schools participated in a research project that developed a novel device which, when placed around an anemometer that measures wind speed for wind moving in one direction, can transform that same anemometer into a device that accurately measures wind speed from any direction. This is accomplished by redirecting the wind moving past the...
SungMin Kim, student leader of the research group, at the ICCE2015 conference.
Four students from different Southern California high schools participated in a research project that developed a novel heat pump technology. Heat pumps are devices that move heat from a colder area to a warmer area. Heat pumps are found in many common appliances including refrigerators and air conditioners. Generally speaking, heat pumps must be powered by either electrical power or a...
  Three students from different Southern California high schools participated in a research project that developed an inexpensive way of improving the performance of solar chimneys. Solar chimneys are passive and rigid systems that use the natural bouyancy of heated air to generate internal airflow. This airflow can be used to draw air into the solar chimney. Many modern buildings and...

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Dexin Jin giving a presentation at the 6th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence in Beijing, China.
Dexin Jin (17) from La Cañada High School in La Cañada-Flintridge, CA and Mike Peiyao Li from San Marino High School in San Marino participated in a research project that developed a novel way of developing swarms of autonomous agents. During the project, the students and their Research Mentor developed a new method of designing swarms of autonomous agents. The largely...
Alex Li presents his group's work in New Zealand.
Research Group Designs a Second Generation Nearly Free-Floating Motor   Alhambra, California - September 9, 2015 - Four students and their Research Mentor, Dr. Sanza Kazadi,  from the Jisan Research Institute (JRI) in Alhambra, California participated in a research project that developed a novel levitating motor in which they designed, constructed, and tested a new motor design. They then wrote and...

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     As any inventor will tell you, making the leap from research and development to viable products capable of generating an income sufficient to support a company can be insanely difficult. First, you have to create something and show that it works. That's hard enough. After that, however, there are many steps on the road to success. The road includes time...
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  JRI Alumnus Mark Webb attended JRI from between 2004 and 2007. During that time, he worked on a desalinating water pump – a pump intended to desalinate water at the same time as it was pressurized. The project centered around using solar thermal energy to desalinate water and at the same time move the water vertically, losslessly. The project eventually...
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JRI Research Group Doubles the Efficiency of an Energy Generating Technology   In 1973 Professor Sidney Loeb of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel developed a process known as pressure retarded osmosis. This process is similar to a process that goes on in biological cells. Whenever a selectively permeable membrane (a membrane that lets different things move through at...
 JRI Seniors Do Very Well in a Difficult College Acceptance Year It's no secret that 2014 was a very difficult year when it came to college admissions. Admissions rates were down in most of the selective schools across the country. While it is still unclear as to just what caused these low college acceptance rates, one factor that surely lowered domestic...

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JRI Researchers Develop a Novel Renewable Energy Source  JRI researchers have developed a novel renewable energy acquisition and storage mechanism.  The system is based on devices called entrochemical devices.  These are closed systems that spontaneously generate differing temperatures in different parts of the device and hold these temperature differences for possibly long periods of time.  Because one part of the device...

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The Jisan Research Institute has begun the process of moving to a new office location, and will be fully moved into its new location by the May 11th. This office location is approximately two blocks from our current facility, at 308 S. Palm Ave., on the southeast corner of Palm Avenue and Commonwealth. Our new facility enlarges our available work area...
During the summer of 2012, thirteen young people came to JRI to participate in our annual Summer Precollege Research Training Program. These students came from as far away as Taiwan and as nearby as Arcadia. All of them had a desire to learn science, and none of them had any prior research experience. However, buoyed by the news that a student...
During 2012 the Jisan Research Institute was successful in making two more significant contributions to the global Human knowledge base. In this year, two patents were issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. These represent the second and third patents stemming from research and development carried out at the JRI. While Dr. Kazadi is the inventor of both technologies...
The Solar Thermal Research Group, consisting of eleven precollege researchers and one Research Mentor, has successfully designed and tested a novel water heater whose heating is provided entirely by the sun. Called a solar thermal water heater, the new device captures solar energy at the top of a building or house in the form of heat and transfers that heat to...
Each year, JRI students graduate from the research program. In this way, 2011 is no different. However, this year, the students graduating from the Jisan Research Institute have achieved greatly, and together are one of the more successful graduating classes at JRI. The success of the students shows in their research achievements at JRI, as well as the schools they will...
Eleven JRI students along with Research Mentor Dr. Sanza Kazadi won the Best Research Poster Award at the WRRC 2011 conference held in Yuma, Arizona yesterday. This is a first time for JRI, which has been nominated twice for best paper awards. Students Young Hong and David Kim were with Dr. Kazadi when the award was presented. Other members of the...
Eleven high school students coming from several Southern California high schools completed the development of a new revolutionary desalination technology as part of their first research experience. The research was carried out over the past several years at the Jisan Research Institute (JRI) in Alhambra, California. The groundbreaking research was conducted under the guidance of Dr. Sanza Kazadi, President and Chief...
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  The other day, I received an email from the Caltech Career Center. As a vestige of a bygone era in my life, a link between me and that center is still maintained. As the Center receives requests from potential students outside of the school, it sends them out to a long list of students, former students, and other community members...
Ayesha Bose, a senior from Francis Parker High School and the JRI student with the longest commute (coming from San Diego to Alhambra weekly to do research with JRI students and scientists), continues on her remarkably successful year, garnering another prestigious award. Building on the work she did at the RSI program from MIT, Ayesha successfully competed in the 2010 Siemens-Westinghouse...

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  The Jisan Research Institute made its presence felt at two international scientific conferences this summer with presentations in Italy and Japan, respectively, regarding its groundbreaking water technology. Dr. Sanza Kazadi and Mr. Mark Webb are co-inventors of what is being called the SolaPumpTM, an innovative device that is able to pump and desalinate water, and generate power using only solar...
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