EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

University of Strathclyde (Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering)

Address: Royal College Building, 204 George Street, Glasgow G1 1XW
URL: www.strath.ac.uk/eee/

Research activities in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde are driven by six strategically focused research groups, which reflect the scale, diversity and vision of the Department and underpin its teaching programmes:
- Centre for Intelligent Dynamic Communications
- Centre for Excellence in Signal & Image Processing
- Institute for Energy & Environment
- Centre for Microsystems & Photonics
- Industrial Control Centre
- Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering
The department has an established record of research excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering work across the broad spectrum of electronic and electrical engineering. Applied engineering innovation is core to the department’s research ethos and is a critical part of its culture. The department is also home to several unique and world-leading research facilities, including the British Energy Advanced Diagnostics Centre and the UK’s only EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Wind Energy Systems, specifically created to enable the UK meet its ambitious renewable energy targets. Supported by a variety of agencies and research centres worldwide, it has built up an enviable record of enterprise, entrepreneurship and research commercialisation. In line with the University’s vision, the Department excels at knowledge exchange and technology transfer, developing and integrating novel cutting edge technologies across a range of sectors in the local and global economies.

Minan Zhu

E-Mail: minan.zhu [AT] eee.strath.ac.uk
Telephone: 01415482120

Minan graduated with a M.Eng.(Hons) in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 2006. He completed his degree project at the Power System Laboratory in ETH Zürich as a visiting student. Minan has been working on the energy harvesting project at the University of Strathclyde since June 2007.

Relevant Publications
Minan Zhu, Dr Martin Judd, P. J. Moore, (2009) Energy Harvesting in Substations for Powering Autonomous Sensors. In: Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM '09), Athens, Greece, June 2009, pp. 246-249.

Minan Zhu, Peter Baker, Dr Martin Judd, John Fitch (National Grid), (2009) Alternative Power Sources for Autonomous Sensors in High Voltage Plant. In: Proc. Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC 2009), Montreal, Canada, pp. 36-39, June 2009.

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