EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

Energy Harvesting 2018

Date: Wednesday 9th May 2018
Location: Engine Shed, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH, United Kingdom

The Energy Harvesting Network held its annual one-day dissemination event on 9th May 2018 at Engine Shed in Bristol. The annual event was hosted by the Energy Harvesting Network, working with the KTN Energy Harvesting SIG, bringing together academics, industrialists and end-users of energy harvesting technologies. The event was a valuable opportunity to:
  • Hear from industrial and academic experts on a wide variety of EH topics
  • See technology demonstrators from industry and academia
  • See posters from researchers
  • Network with a broad mix of industrial and academic attendees
  • Join in panel discussions with well-respected industrialists and academics
The event was supported by the KTN.

The event provided a platform for disseminating energy-harvesting advances and applications in the UK and contained presentations from speakers in academia and industry. Topics covered included practical applications of energy harvesting from, for example, mechanical/vibration sources and thermoelectric energy harvesting, and systems solutions including aspects such as power management and energy storage. The event agenda is shown below; presentations or associated media can be found by following the links where available:

9:30 Arrival, Registration, Networking, and Coffee & Pastry
10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10.10 Key Issues in Design and Fabrication of Viable PV/TE Hybrid Systems
Prof Min Gao, Cardiff University
10.40 Efficiency versus effectiveness in energy harvesting systems
Chris Travis, Trameto
11.00 The smart garments of tomorrow: Applications of Energy Harvesting technology within apparel
Toju Raine, Kymira
11.20 Coffee Break, Exhibition, Networking and Poster Session
11:40 Polymer-based nanomaterials for mechanical energy harvesting applications
Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan, University of Cambridge
12:00 Passive Eye
Jerome Rush, Passive Eye
12:20 'Elevator Pitches' from Demonstrators
12:35 Buffet Lunch, Exhibition, Demo, Networking and Poster Session
14:00 Energy Harvesting SiG: what have I been up to then?
Simon Yarwood, KTN
14:30 Leveraging parametric resonance for MEMS vibration energy harvesting
Dr Yu Jia, University of Chester
14:50 Analysis of thermal energy harvesting using ferromagnetic materials
Dr Liuqing Wang, University of Exeter
15:10 Best Demonstrator/Poster Award

Best poster: Miss Miwon Kang, Imperial College, Pyroelectric and bimetallic strips for thermal energy harvesting
Best demo: Mr Watcharapong Paosangthong, Uni of Southampton, triboelectric energy harvesting
15.30 Panel Discussion and Q&A
16:00 End of Event and Departure

Below are a selection of photos from the event:

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