EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

Energy Harvesting 2011

Prime sponsor: ESP KTN
Date: Monday 7th February 2011, 9:30am-4:15pm
Location: IET London, Savoy Place, London, UK, WC2R 0BL

The Energy Harvesting Network held its first one-day dissemination event on 7th February 2011 at the IET, Savoy Place, London. The Network is EPSRC-funded, and is for academia, industry and end-users of energy harvesting technology. The Network was started in March 2010, and this was its first annual dissemination event. The prime sponsors of the event were the EPSRC and ESP KTN This event provided a platform for disseminating energy-harvesting advances in the UK, and contained presentations from well-respected speakers in academia and industry, demonstrations from companies, and posters from postgraduate students. 104 participants attended from industry and academia.

The presentations, short company pitches, and PhD student posters can be downloaded by following the links below:

9:30 Arrival, Registration and Coffee
10:00 Introduction: The Energy Harvesting Network
Steve Beeby (University of Southampton)
10.15 Keynote: Emerging Self Powered Systems
Rob van Schaijk (Holst Centre)
10.45 Mobile Energy Harvesting Systems
Andrew Bell (University of Leeds)
11.05 Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting
Gao Min (Cardiff University)
11.25 Coffee Break and Networking
11.45 Next Generation Energy-Harvesting Electronics: A Holistic Approach
Paul Mitcheson (Imperial College London)
12.05 'Elevator Pitches' from Companies with Stands at this Event
Perpetuum, Micropelt, Techni Measure, Arveni, IDTechEx
12:30 Lunch and Poster Session:

Energy Harvesting Technology to Power Wireless Sensors For Aircraft Structural Load Monitoring
A. Giuliano (Cranfield University)

Driving Electric Motors using Thermoelectric Generators and a Power Electronic Converter with Digital Control and Energy Storage
A. Montecucco (University of Glasgow)

Energy Harvesting and Human Movement
C.K. Yew (University of Hull)

The Advancement of Stirling Cycle Engines
C. Clanachan (University of Glasgow)

Comparative Investigation of PVDF and PZT Based Piezoelectric Smart Structures for Rain and Wind Energy Generation and Polymer Based Piezoelectric Fibre Production
D. Vatansever (University of Bolton)

A Feasibility Study on Body-Worn Inertial Energy Harvesting during Walking and Running
H. Huang (University of Southampton)

Nonlinear Kinetic Energy Harvesting
I. Neri (University of Perugia, Italy)

Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials for Renewable Energy Generation
J. Gallagher (University of Glasgow)

Energy Scavenging in Thermal Power Plants equipped with Carbon Capture and Storage Technology
J. Siviter (University of Glasgow)

Power Adaptive Computing System Design in Energy Harvesting Environment
Q. Liu (Newcastle University)

Energy Harvesting for Structural Health Monitoring
M. Pearson (Cardiff University)

Energy Harvesting from Electric and Magnetic Fields in Substations for Powering Autonomous Sensors
M. Zhu (University of Strathclyde) - Winner of Best Poster Award

Advancing the Performance of Energy Harvesting for Structural Health Monitoring
Y. Jia (University of Cambridge)
13:50 Keynote: Nonlinear Consideration in Energy Harvesting
Daniel J. Inman (Virginia Tech)
14:20 Energy Harvesting in Aero Engines
Haydn Thompson (Rolls-Royce UTC in Control Systems)
14:40 Energy Harvesting in Aeronautical Applications
Dibin Zhu (University of Southampton)
15:00 Coffee Break and Networking
15:20 Energy Harvesting used for Wireless Condition Monitoring
Tom Berry (General Electric)
15:40 ISA Standards for Energy Harvesting
Roy Freeland (Perpetuum)
16:00 Open Discussion and Best Poster Award
16:15 End of Event

A "Best Poster" prize of a £100 Amazon voucher was awarded to Minan Zhu (University of Strathclyde) for his poster titled Energy Harvesting from Electric and Magnetic Fields in Substations for Powering Autonomous Sensors.

best paper award

Below are a selection of photos from the event:

Energy Harvesting 2011 Energy Harvesting 2011
Energy Harvesting 2011 - Exhibition Energy Harvesting 2011 - PhD Student Posters
Energy Harvesting 2011 Energy Harvesting 2011 - Conference

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