EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

Staffordshire University (Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology)

Address: Octagon Building, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0AD, UK
URL: www.staffs.ac.uk

Peter Constantinou

Position: Research Officer
E-Mail: p.constantinou [AT] staffs.ac.uk

I received a M.Eng in Avionic Systems and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2004 and 2009, respectively.

My PhD was part of the EPSRC SUPERGEN II PLE program. I developed a design framework for a magnetically sprung electromagnetic resonant generator which would convert mechanical vibrations from the environment into electrical energy. The developed framework was used to investigate the system�s non-linear performance.

During my role as a research assistant at the University of Bristol I investigated an energy source for a wireless system monitoring nuclear waste, stored in an underground repository, after a period of several decades. The research was part of the Keeping the Nuclear Option Open EPSRC program and involved both bench-top and theoretical work. Initial work developed a design specification and a trade-off study between potential solutions. The chosen solution was a �mechanical battery� that released the stored energy into an electrical form when required. This work was recently reported in the New Scientist and Dutch magazine 'De Ingenieur'.

I am now a research officer at Staffordshire University, continuing my work in energy harvesting.

Incorrect or outdated information?

Please contact info@eh-network.org if any of information on this page is out-of-date or incorrect.


The data on this page has been contributed by the energy harvesting community. Any views and opinions that are expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Energy Harvesting Network and, while we strive to provide a reliable resource, we take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information shown.
University of Southampton For comments on the website, please email webmaster@eh-network.org. For general enquiries, please email info@eh-network.org.
Website designed and maintained by Geoff Merrett and Kai Yang. Developed for screen resolutions of 1280x1024 or higher.
Tested with Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3, Google Chrome 3, Apple Safari 4 and Opera 10.