EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

Energy Harvesting 2016

Co-organiser: KTN.
Date: Wednesday 11th May 2016
Location: Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0HX

The Energy Harvesting Network held its annual one-day dissemination event on 11th May 2016 at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, 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 event was co-organised with the KTN.

The event provided a platform for disseminating energy-harvesting advances and applications in the UK and contained presentations from well-respected speakers in academia and industry. The presentations, short company pitches, and PhD student posters can be downloaded by following the links below:

9:15 Arrival, Registration and Coffee
9:35 Welcome and Introduction
Steve Beeby, University of Southampton
9.40 Keynote: Piezoelectric and Pyroelectric Materials and Structures for Energy Harvesting
Chris Bowen, University of Bath
10.10 The opportunities of off grid monitoring of the UK Gas Transmission network
Quentin Mabbutt, National Grid
10.30 A long lifetime power source - the radioisotopic battery
Carl Anthony, University of Birmingham
10.50 Coffee Break, Exhibition and Networking
11:20 Energy Harvesting Using Flexible Piezoelectric Materials
Jerry Luo, University of Southampton
11:40 Printed and textile supercapacitors: Applications Design, integration and the journey from research to enterprise
Darren Southee, Loughborough University
12:00 Building a successful UK programme in Energy Harvesting through standards
Alberto Garcia Mogollon, Maria Varbeva-Daley, British Standards Institutions (BSI)
12:20 'Elevator Pitches' from Exhibiting Companies
Thermoelectric Conversion Systems
12:30 Buffet Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Session

Posters from:

Evaluating The Performance Of Gan And Ingan/Gan Core-Shell Nanorods Structures As Photo Anodes In Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting
V. Adamaki (University of Bath)

Energy Harvesting for Structural Health Monitoring: MONTAGU - an Innovate UK project
Rhys Pullin (Cardiff University)

Airflow Energy Harvesting - A Dynamic Regulating Mechanism For Increased Airflow Speed Range In Micro Piezoelectric Turbines
Hailing Fu (Imperial College London)

Doubly Bistable Cantilever with Magnetic Tunability for Energy Harvesting
P. Harris (University of Bath)

Design And Built Of A Regenerative Shock Absorber
Jiang Yifan (University of Southampton)

Self Powered Dynamic Systems
Farbod Khoshnoud (Brunel University London)

Optimization of Cellular foams for Wearable Energy Harvesting: Enhancing Electromechanical Coupling Coefficient k2
Pavlos Sgardelis (Newcastle University)

Dielectric Elastomer Generators: Influence Of Charging In Actuation-Like Behaviour
P. Zanini (University of Bristol)

13:40 Keynote: EH Powered IoT: Monitoring Trains and Track
Roy Freeland, Perpetuum Ltd
14:10 Thermal Energy Harvesting
Daniel Zabek, University of Bath
14:30 Enspect: a tool to aid the design of energy harvesting systems
Alex Weddell, University of Southampton
14:50 Best Poster Award, Coffee Break, Exhibition and Networking
15.20 A novel sensor to monitor railway earthworks - energy harvesting case study
Roger Hazelden, Conekt
15:40 Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Powered Wireless Sensing Systems for Vibrational Measurement
Meiling Zhu, Exeter University
16:00 Panel Discussion
16:20 End of Event

A "Best Poster" prize of a £100 Amazon voucher was awarded to Hailing Fu (Imperial College London) for their poster titled Airflow Energy Harvesting - A Dynamic Regulating Mechanism For Increased Airflow Speed Range In Micro Piezoelectric Turbines.

best poster award

Below are a selection of photos from the event:

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