EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

Energy Harvesting 2015

Co-organiser: KTN.
Date: Thursday 19th March 2015
Location: Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0HX

The Energy Harvesting Network held its annual one-day dissemination event on 19th March 2015 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, 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
Steve Beeby, University of Southampton
9.50 Keynote: Printed thermoelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric energy harvesting devices
Rob Dorey, University of Surrey
10.20 Remote, self powered sensing and transmission of data on water pressure and flow rate
Geoff Haswell, Piezotag Ltd
10.40 Coffee Break and Networking
11:10 Thermoelectric energy harvester with integrated, robust and autonomous sensing system for harsh and hazardous environments
Kevin Simpson, European Thermodynamics
11:30 Feasibility of MEMS vibration energy harvesting for high temperature sensing in aero-engine and down-well applications
Steve Riches, GE Aviation
11:50 Innovate UK support for Energy Harvesting
Myrddin Jones, Innovate UK
12:00 'Elevator Pitches' from Companies with Stands at this Event
PolySolar, Microsemi, Gas Sensing Solutions, Thermoelectric Conversion Systems
12:20 Buffet Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Session

Exhibition tables from:
GE Aviation (+ Cambridge University), Perpetuum (+ Southampton University), European Thermodynamics (+ Glasgow University), PolySolar (+ Warwick University), Smart Component Tech (+ Network Rail), Microsemi (+ Cardiff University), Gas Sensing Solutions (+ Solar Press), Piezotag (+ Severn Trent & Coventry University)

Posters from:
Ambient energy characterization : an investigative study on the opportunities of energy harvesting
Elijah Iyanuoluwa Adegoke (Loughborough University)

Aqueous supercapacitor on textiles with carbon electrode
Sheng Yong (University of Southampton)

High temperature thermoelectric properties of (1-x)SrTiO3 - (x)La1/3NbO3 ceramic solid solution
Deepanshu Srivastava (University Of Manchester)

Porous ferroelectrics for energy harvesting from ambient vibrations
James Roscow (University of Bath)

Thermoacoustic energy harvesting Best Poster Winner
Andrew Avent (University of Bath)

Energy harvesting prediction tool
Simeon Jenkins (University of Southampton)

Electrical poling with meshed electrodes for piezo and pyroelectric energy harvesting applications
Daniel A. Zabek (University of Bath)

Bistable laminates for energy harvesting from vibrations-cantilevers and plates
Peter Harris (University of Bath)

Enhancement of piezoelectric vibration energy harvester and interface circuit
Sijun Du (University of Cambridge)

Electromagnetic vs. piezoelectric wind energy harvesting for low wind speed applications
Hailing Fu (Imperial College London)

Fully spray printed solar cells on woven polyester cotton fabric for wearable energy harvesting application
Yi Li (University of Southampton)

Self-powered dynamic systems
Farbod Khoshnoud (Brunel University)

Efficient thermoelectric performance in silicon nano-materials by defect-engineering
Nick Bennett (Heriot-Watt University)

13:40 Keynote: Broadband vibration energy harvesting: frequency tuning and bistable solutions
Dibin Zhu, University of Southampton
14:10 A new high performance light energy harvester for indoor applications
Mathieu Bellanger, Sharp Laboratories of Europe
14:30 Experimental study of RF energy transfer system in indoor environment
Salah-Eddine Adami, University of Bristol
14:50 Best Poster Award, Coffee Break, Exhibition and Networking
15.20 Powerweave - development of textiles for electrical energy generation and storage
Ian Jones, TWI Ltd
15:40 Improvements in power efficiency and energy storage for energy harvesters
Roy Freeland, Perpetuum Ltd
16:00 Powering wireless sensors for rotorcraft HUMS
Steve Burrow, University of Bristol
16:20 "ICT-Energy" initiatives for the energy harvesting community
Francesco Orfei, NiPS Laboratory, University of Perugia
16:30 End of Event

A "Best Poster" prize of a £100 Amazon voucher was awarded to Andrew Avent (University of Bath) for his poster titled Thermoacoustic energy harvesting.

best poster award

Below are a selection of photos from the event:

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