EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

Energy Harvesting 2014

Prime sponsor: Energy Harvesting SiG.
Date: Wednesday 12th March 2014
Location: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD

The Energy Harvesting Network held its annual one-day dissemination event on 12th March 2014 at Hamilton House, London. The Network is self-funded and run by a team of academics and industrialists, and is for the benefit of academia, industry and end-users of energy harvesting technology. The prime sponsor of the event was the Energy Harvesting SiG.

The event provided a platform for disseminating energy-harvesting advances in the UK, containing presentations from well-respected speakers in academia and industry, demonstrations from companies, and posters from postgraduate research students.

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

9:15 Arrival, Registration and Coffee
9:45 Welcome and Introduction
Rob Dorey, University of Surrey
9.50 Flying With Liquids: Aircraft Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Using Phase Change Materials
Tzern Toh, Imperial College London
10.10 Modelling and Optimisation of Broadband Energy Harvesters Using Bistable Composites
Chris Bowen, University of Bath
10.30 Kinetic Technology in the Smart Cities of the Future
Laurence Kemball-Cook, Pavegen (CEO)
10.50 Coffee Break and Networking
11:20 Eight19's Plastic Photovoltaic Technology for Energy Harvesting Applications
Chris Rider, Eight19 (VP Business Development)
11:40 Maximum Power Point Trackers for Energy Harvesters
Manel Gasulla, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
12:00 TEMPEST: The Thermoelectrics Network
Bob Freer, University of Manchester
12:15 'Elevator Pitches' from Companies with Stands at this Event
IDTechEx, European Thermodynamics Ltd
12:30 Buffet Lunch and Poster Session

Charing Behaviour of Vibration and Wind Energy Harvesters based on Free-standing Piezoelectric Thick-films
Yang Bai (University of Birmingham)

Efficient Energy Storage for Autonomous Aircraft
Karthik Thangaraj (Cardiff University)

Prospects of Tunnel FET devices for Energy Harvesting Power Management Circuit design
David Nunes (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)

Preliminary Results on Harvesting Thermal Energy
Daniel Zabek (University of Bath)

High Thermoelectric Figure-of-merit in CoxTiS2
Gabin Guelou (University of Reading)

Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting
Ivan Ivanov (University of Bedfordshire)

Piezoelectric PVDF/cellulose Nanocomposite Membranes for Energy Harvesting
Hang Song (Brunel University)

Screen-printed Piezoelectric Shoe-insole Energy Harvester using an Improved Flexible PZT-polymer Composites
Ahmed Almusallam (University of Southampton)

Performance Optimisation of ZnO Nanorods Based Energy Harvesters Best Poster Winner
Nimra Jalali (Queen Mary University of London)

A Miniature Airflow Energy Harvester from Piezoelectric Materials
Huihui Sun(University of Southampton)

Energy Harvesting using Parametric Excitation
Bahareh Zaghari (University of Southampton)

14:00 Is Energy Harvesting a Realistic Proposition within the Oil & Gas Sector?
Martin Bragg, Honeywell Process Solutions (Technology Strategy Director)
14:20 Signal Optimization and Rectenna Design for Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer
Apostolos Georgiadis, Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Barcelona
14.40 Power Management in Energy Harvesting Applications at Fraunhofer IIS
Loreto Mateu, Fraunhofer IIS, Nuremberg
15:00 Best Poster Award, Coffee Break and Networking
15:30 Wireless Sensors within Buildings Applications
Gilles Chabanis, Schneider Electric (Smart Sensors Manager in Strategy & Innovation)
15:50 Energy Harvesting Metrology
Paul Weaver, National Physical Laboratory
16:10 A Self-powered Autonomous Device for WIreless struCtural Health monitoring - the SANDWICH project
Carol Featherston, Cardiff University
16:30 End of Event

A "Best Poster" prize of a £100 Amazon voucher was awarded to Nimra Jalali (Queen Mary University of London) for her poster titled Performance Optimisation of ZnO Nanorods Based Energy Harvesters.

best poster award

Below are a selection of photos from the event:

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