EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

University of Manchester (School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Address: B37 Sackville Street Building
URL: http://www.eee.manchester.ac.uk/research/groups/sisp/research/syngenta/

The Syngenta Sensors University Innovation Centre is researching Sensing Systems and Information Communications Technologies for agriculture and farming, but with a central focus on sensors and knowledge-based approaches to support agriculture and farming of the future. Within this remit, the Centre is working in several areas, including: new sensing technologies; RFID; wireless sensor networks; energy harvesting; and information and knowledge management. The Centre has a strategic interest in defining the ICT infrastructure and platforms for farming and agriculture, and identifying the actions and research necessary to bring about the realisation of this ICT infrastructure. The Centre is also interested in the farm-to-fork supply chain and how the technologies of interest can help to improve food quality and reduce environmental burdens.



Alex Casson

Position: Lecturer
URL: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/alex.casson
E-Mail: alex.casson [AT] manchester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0161 306 4801


Ku Nurul Edhura

Position: PhD student
E-Mail: edhurakunurul [AT] gmail.com


Ralph Stevenson-Jones

Position: PhD Student
E-Mail: ralph.stevenson-jones [AT] postgrad.manchester.ac.uk


Roger Shuttleworth

Position: lecturer
E-Mail: r.shuttleworth [AT] manchester.ac.uk

Biography
I am a Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and I originally worked in the field of power systems and power electronics. In my time at the university I have worked on many aspects of energy harvesting, for instance, thermoelectric generation, stirling engines, solar powered vaccine coolers, piezo electric cantilever harvesters and RF harvesting. I have skills in high efficiency novel energy conversion circuit design.

Relevant Publications
Shaofan Qi, Roger Shuttleworth, S. Olutunde Oyadiji, (2009) Multiple Resonances Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Generator. In: ASME 2009 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS2009) , September 21-23, 2009 , Oxnard, California, USA.


Shaofan Qi

E-Mail: shaofan.qi [AT] gmail.com

Biography
Shaofan Qi studied BEng course in electrical and electronics engineering at University of Manchester from 2003 to 2006 for which he received a first class honour degree. He was then started PhD course in 2006, working on the energy harvesting project using piezoelectric materials, with a particular focus on the device power output enhancement.

Relevant Publications
Shaofan Qi, Roger Shuttleworth, S. Olutunde Oyadiji, (2009) Multiple Resonances Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Generator. In: ASME 2009 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS2009) , September 21-23, 2009 , Oxnard, California, USA.


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