EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

University of Southampton (School of Electronics and Computer Science)

Address: Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
URL: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/

The School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton is the UK's leading academic department integrating computer science, electronics, and electrical engineering. With over 500 researchers in the School, ECS has unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise in world-leading research, new developments and their applications. We offer world-leading education in a world-leading research environment. Our 800 undergraduate students are enrolled on 23 different degree programmes, all of them providing intensive and challenging courses which prepare students fully for roles in business and industry, as well as research and development.

Today ECS is the UK's largest research grouping in the area, with around 250 academic and research staff, and 250 research students. It has around 800 undergraduate students and over 170 MSc students. It receives the highest ratings for its research and is funded by UK government agencies, the European Union, and companies and agencies worldwide. Its research is carried out in 11 world-leading research groups, it hosts national research centres and unique facilities, and has a well-deserved reputation for enterprise and the establishment of spin-off companies.

Ahmed Almusallam

Position: PhD Student
E-Mail: asa1g09 [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk

Relevant Publications
Dibin Zhu, Peter Glynne-Jones, Neil White, Nick Harris, Russel Torah, Ahmed Almusallam, Steve Beeby, (2013) Screen printed piezoelectric films for energy harvesting. In: Advances in Applied Ceramics, 112, (2), 79-84.


Alex Weddell

Position: Research Fellow
URL: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/asw
E-Mail: asw [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 4996

Related Projects

Relevant White Papers, Reports and Case Studies
Alex Weddell, (2010) Notes from Hanson Wade EH Conference. In: Informal Notes, April 2010, Munich, Germany.

Relevant Publications

Alex Weddell, Geoff Merrett, Bashir Al-Hashimi, (2011) Photovoltaic Sample-and-Hold Circuit Enabling MPPT Indoors for Low-Power Systems. In: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, (in press).

Alex Weddell, Geoff Merrett, Tom Kazmierski, Bashir Al-Hashimi, (2011) Accurate Supercapacitor Modeling for Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Nodes. In: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, (in press).

Alex Weddell, Dr Neil Grabham, Nick Harris, Neil White, (2009) Modular Plug-and-Play Power Resources for Energy-Aware Wireless Sensor Nodes. In: Sixth Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks - SECON 2009, 22-26 June 2009, Rome, Italy.

Alex Weddell, Geoff Merrett, Nick Harris, Bashir Al-Hashimi, (2008) Energy Harvesting and Management for Wireless Autonomous Sensors. In: Measurement + Control, 41 (4). pp. 104-108. ISSN 0020-2940.


Bahareh

E-Mail: b.zaghari [AT] soton.ac.uk


Dibin Zhu

Position: Visiting Researcher
E-Mail: dz [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)2380595161

Relevant Publications
Dibin Zhu, Derek Arthur, Steve Beeby, (2014) A miniature coupled bistable vibration energy harvester. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 557, 012124.

Kantida Pancharoen, Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, (2014) A hip implant energy harvester. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 557, 012038.

Junjie Shi, Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, (2014) An investigation of PDMS structures for optimized ferroelectret performance. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 557, 012104.



Dibin Zhu, Peter Glynne-Jones, Neil White, Nick Harris, Russel Torah, Ahmed Almusallam, Steve Beeby, (2013) Screen printed piezoelectric films for energy harvesting. In: Advances in Applied Ceramics, 112, (2), 79-84.


Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, (2013) A coupled bistable structure for broadband vibration energy harvesting. In: Transducers 2013 , Barcelona, ES, 16 - 20 Jun 2013..



Dibin Zhu, Steve Roberts, Thomas Mouille, John Tudor, Steve Beeby, (2012) General model with experimental validation of electrical resonant frequency tuning of electromagnetic vibration energy harvesters. In: Smart Materials and Structures, 21, (10), 105039.

Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, John Tudor, Nick Harris, (2012) Vibration energy harvesting using the Halbach array. In: Smart Materials and Structures, 21, (7), 075020-.


Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, John Tudor, Nick Harris, (2011) A credit card sized self powered smart sensor node. In: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical , 169 (2), 317-325.

Ivo N Ayala-Garcia, Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, M J Tudor, (2010) Tunable kinetic energy harvester with dynamic over range protection. In: Smart Materials and Structures, vol 19, 115005.

Dibin Zhu, Steve Roberts, Michael John Tudor, Steve Beeby, (2010) Design and experimental characterization of a tunable vibration-based electromagnetic micro-generator. In: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 158 (2). pp. 284-293.



Dirk de Jager

Position: Research Student
URL: http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ddj07r/
E-Mail: ddj07r [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: 07747598134


Dr Neil Grabham

Position: Senior Research Fellow
E-Mail: njg [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk

Relevant Publications
Alex Weddell, Dr Neil Grabham, Nick Harris, Neil White, (2009) Modular Plug-and-Play Power Resources for Energy-Aware Wireless Sensor Nodes. In: Sixth Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks - SECON 2009, 22-26 June 2009, Rome, Italy.


Elena Koukharenko

Position: Visiting Senior Reserch Fellow in ECS
E-Mail: ak [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: 02380599242

Biography
Dr Elena Koukharenko was awarded her PhD in 2000 from University of Montpellier II (France) working on Fabrication, microstructural and electrical characterisations of thermoelectric Bi-Sb-Te thin films by ultrarapid quenching process for thermoelectric applications. Since 2001 she has been employed at the University of Southampton at the School of Electronics in School of Computer Science/Physics where she has built up world-leading expertise in designing, fabricating and modelling of various MEMS for renewable energy, involving nanostructured materials and thin film semi-conductor micro/nanotechnologies. She has an outstanding background in thermoelectric materials as 9 years of her career were dedicated to this subject, where she has over 60 publications and 1 patent. She was a leading author and a co-Investigator on the EPSRC-funded project Highly-efficient thermoelectric power harvesting (EP/D076250/1).


Geoff Merrett

Position: Lecturer
URL: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/gvm
E-Mail: gvm [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 2775

Biography
Geoff Merrett received the BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering (2004) and PhD Electronic and Electrical Engineering (2009) degrees from the University of Southampton, where he is presently a lecturer in the School of Electronics and Computer Science. His PhD thesis was entitled "Energy- and Information-Managed Wireless Sensor Networks: Modelling and Simulation," and he has research interests in energy-aware wireless sensing and sensor networks, energy harvesting, modelling and simulation, and pervasive healthcare. Dr Merrett is a Co-Investigator on two EPSRC funded projects in the areas of energy harvesting. He is actively involved in the School's Pervasive Systems Centre (PSC), and founded and chairs an interest group on wireless sensing (WiSE) as part of its "wireless sensing" research theme. He has authored a number of journal and conference publications in the area of wireless sensor networks, and a chapter on "Wireless Devices and Sensor Networks" in a book entitled “Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems." He is a member of the IET, IEEE and an active reviewer for a number of prestigious international journals.

Related Projects

Relevant Publications

Alex Weddell, Geoff Merrett, Bashir Al-Hashimi, (2011) Photovoltaic Sample-and-Hold Circuit Enabling MPPT Indoors for Low-Power Systems. In: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, (in press).

Alex Weddell, Geoff Merrett, Tom Kazmierski, Bashir Al-Hashimi, (2011) Accurate Supercapacitor Modeling for Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Nodes. In: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, (in press).

Alex Weddell, Geoff Merrett, Nick Harris, Bashir Al-Hashimi, (2008) Energy Harvesting and Management for Wireless Autonomous Sensors. In: Measurement + Control, 41 (4). pp. 104-108. ISSN 0020-2940.


ghaithaa

Position: staff
E-Mail: gm504 [AT] soton.ac.uk
Telephone: 07786464416


Hui Huang

URL: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/hh2g09
E-Mail: hh2g09 [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk


Ivo Neftali

Position: PhD Student
E-Mail: inag07r [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 3234

Relevant Publications


Jerry Luo

Position: Research Fellow
URL: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/zl1v13
E-Mail: z.luo [AT] soton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 9318

Biography
I completed both of my bachelor(honours) and PhD at University of New South Wales, Australia. After completing PhD I worked in the electron microscopy department at Curtin University, Australia, and then later on joined a R&D team in a start-up company to develop energy harvesting floors, before joining University of Southampton as research fellow in November 2013. My research interests include ferroelectric materials and energy harvesting.


Joseph W. Matiko

Position: PhD Student
E-Mail: jwm1g11 [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 23 8059 3234

Relevant Publications
Joseph W. Matiko, Neil J Grabham, Steve Beeby, John M Tudor, (2013) Review of the application of energy harvesting in buildings. In: Measurement Science and Technology, doi:10.1088/0957-0233/25/1/012002.


Kai Yang

Position: Research Fellow
URL: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/ky2
E-Mail: ky2 [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: 02380 596665


Leran Wang (Phil)

E-Mail: lw04r [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk

Biography
Leran Wang received his MSc degree from the University of Liverpool and PhD degree from University of Southampton, in 2004 and 2009 respectively. Before coming to UK, he received the BEng degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2003. He is currently a research fellow at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. His research interest focus on HDL based modelling and optimisation of mixed physical domain systems for energy harvesting, automotive and MEMS applications.

Related Projects

Relevant Publications


Maria Theresa de Leon

Position: PhD Student
E-Mail: mtdl1c09 [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk


Mehdi Hendijanizadeh

E-Mail: mehdi.hendijani [AT] gmail.com

Biography
PhD


Mustafa I Ali

Position: MPhil/PhD Student
URL: users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mia08r
E-Mail: mia08r [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: 07748235434

Biography
I am a MPhil/PhD student at School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton. I belong to Electronic Systems and Devices Group, working under the supervision of Prof. Bashir M. Al-Hashimi in Pervasive Systems Centre on optimization of computing systems that utilize energy harvesting.

Before joining ECS, I worked at Digitek Engineering Karachi as a hardware design engineer on design and verification of digital communication FPGAs. Earlier I worked at the Information Technology Center at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals on the implementation of SunGard Banner Student System as a member of the data migration team for a brief period of 6 months.

I obtained my MS degree from the Department of Computer Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. I was a Research Assistant and for my thesis I worked on VLSI test data compression under the supervision Dr. Aiman H. El-Maleh. I also worked with the Parallel VLSI CAD group led by Dr. Sadiq M. Sait.

I was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. I obtained my Secondary School Certificate (Science) in 1994 from St. Paul's English High School Karachi and got my Higher Secondary (School) Certificate (Pre-Engineering) from Adamjee Government Science College Karachi in 1996. I earned my Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Systems Engineering in 2001 from NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi. From 2001-2003, I served as an instructor in the computer engineering department at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.


Neil White

Position: Professor
E-Mail: nmw [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: 02380583765

Related Projects

Relevant Publications

Dibin Zhu, Peter Glynne-Jones, Neil White, Nick Harris, Russel Torah, Ahmed Almusallam, Steve Beeby, (2013) Screen printed piezoelectric films for energy harvesting. In: Advances in Applied Ceramics, 112, (2), 79-84.


Alex Weddell, Dr Neil Grabham, Nick Harris, Neil White, (2009) Modular Plug-and-Play Power Resources for Energy-Aware Wireless Sensor Nodes. In: Sixth Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks - SECON 2009, 22-26 June 2009, Rome, Italy.



Nick Harris

E-Mail: nrh [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: 02380 593274

Relevant Publications

Dibin Zhu, Peter Glynne-Jones, Neil White, Nick Harris, Russel Torah, Ahmed Almusallam, Steve Beeby, (2013) Screen printed piezoelectric films for energy harvesting. In: Advances in Applied Ceramics, 112, (2), 79-84.

Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, John Tudor, Nick Harris, (2012) Vibration energy harvesting using the Halbach array. In: Smart Materials and Structures, 21, (7), 075020-.


Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, John Tudor, Nick Harris, (2011) A credit card sized self powered smart sensor node. In: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical , 169 (2), 317-325.


Alex Weddell, Dr Neil Grabham, Nick Harris, Neil White, (2009) Modular Plug-and-Play Power Resources for Energy-Aware Wireless Sensor Nodes. In: Sixth Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks - SECON 2009, 22-26 June 2009, Rome, Italy.


Alex Weddell, Geoff Merrett, Nick Harris, Bashir Al-Hashimi, (2008) Energy Harvesting and Management for Wireless Autonomous Sensors. In: Measurement + Control, 41 (4). pp. 104-108. ISSN 0020-2940.



Russel Torah

Position: Senior Research Fellow
E-Mail: rnt [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: 02380 592600

Biography
Previously worked on the successful FP6 EU project, VIBES. Helped to develop the electromagnetic generator and power conditioning circuit for a wireless sensor node. The generator produced a normalised power density much higher than anything else published at the time.

Relevant Publications
Dibin Zhu, Peter Glynne-Jones, Neil White, Nick Harris, Russel Torah, Ahmed Almusallam, Steve Beeby, (2013) Screen printed piezoelectric films for energy harvesting. In: Advances in Applied Ceramics, 112, (2), 79-84.


Sasikumar Arumugam

Position: PDRA
E-Mail: S.Arumugam [AT] soton.ac.uk
Telephone: 02380599318

Biography
Sasi received his BSc and MSc degree in Chemistry from Bishop Heber College, India. He worked on a project at Anna University, Chennai, India, and involved synthesis of nano-hybrid polymers for anticorrosive and antifouling coatings. He was then selected for Scottish Overseas Research Award Scheme (SORAS) to carry out his PhD programme. His doctoral work dealt with synthesis and characterization of novel organic materials for Organic field effect transistors (OFET) and solar cells (OSC) under the supervision of Prof. Peter Skabara in the department of pure and applied Chemistry at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. He then joined Prof. Steve Beeby’s group, University of Southampton in 2013 as Post-doctoral Research Fellow to research fabrication of flexible solar cells for e-textile applications.


Steve Beeby

Position: Reader
E-Mail: spb [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: 023 8059 6663

Blog Posts

Related Projects

Relevant Publications
Dibin Zhu, Derek Arthur, Steve Beeby, (2014) A miniature coupled bistable vibration energy harvester. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 557, 012124.

Kantida Pancharoen, Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, (2014) A hip implant energy harvester. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 557, 012038.

Junjie Shi, Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, (2014) An investigation of PDMS structures for optimized ferroelectret performance. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 557, 012104.



Dibin Zhu, Peter Glynne-Jones, Neil White, Nick Harris, Russel Torah, Ahmed Almusallam, Steve Beeby, (2013) Screen printed piezoelectric films for energy harvesting. In: Advances in Applied Ceramics, 112, (2), 79-84.


Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, (2013) A coupled bistable structure for broadband vibration energy harvesting. In: Transducers 2013 , Barcelona, ES, 16 - 20 Jun 2013..


Joseph W. Matiko, Neil J Grabham, Steve Beeby, John M Tudor, (2013) Review of the application of energy harvesting in buildings. In: Measurement Science and Technology, doi:10.1088/0957-0233/25/1/012002.


Dibin Zhu, Steve Roberts, Thomas Mouille, John Tudor, Steve Beeby, (2012) General model with experimental validation of electrical resonant frequency tuning of electromagnetic vibration energy harvesters. In: Smart Materials and Structures, 21, (10), 105039.

Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, John Tudor, Nick Harris, (2012) Vibration energy harvesting using the Halbach array. In: Smart Materials and Structures, 21, (7), 075020-.


Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, John Tudor, Nick Harris, (2011) A credit card sized self powered smart sensor node. In: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical , 169 (2), 317-325.

Ivo N Ayala-Garcia, Dibin Zhu, Steve Beeby, M J Tudor, (2010) Tunable kinetic energy harvester with dynamic over range protection. In: Smart Materials and Structures, vol 19, 115005.

Dibin Zhu, Steve Roberts, Michael John Tudor, Steve Beeby, (2010) Design and experimental characterization of a tunable vibration-based electromagnetic micro-generator. In: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 158 (2). pp. 284-293.

Dibin Zhu , Michael John Tudor, Steve Beeby, (2010) Strategies for increasing the operating frequency range of vibration energy harvesters: a review. In: Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 21 022001.



William Igwe

E-Mail: W.J.Igwe [AT] soton.ac.uk

Biography
I am a PhD student and currently researching on Energy Harvesting with Internet of Things.


William Redman-White

Position: Professor of IC Design
E-Mail: wrw [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk


Yi Li

Position: Student
E-Mail: yl1r10 [AT] soton.ac.uk


Yoshishige Tsuchiya

Position: Lecturer
E-Mail: yt2 [AT] ecs.soton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 9312


zhuo cao

E-Mail: caozuo502 [AT] gmail.com

Biography
PhD student in University of Southampton


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