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Co-located MIT Enterprise Forum Meeting
EVENT AT A GLANCE
15-18 November 2010
 
Mon
15
MasterclassesCompany Tours
 
Tue
16
Speakers & TracksExhibitionAWARDSGala Awards Dinner
 
Wed
17
Speakers & TracksExhibition
 
Thu
18
MasterclassesCompany Tours
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Corinne Jennings
Event Director
+44 (0)1223 812300
Raghu Das
CEO
+44 (0)1223 812300
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Company Tours

We are delighted to bring this event to Boston and on 15 and 18 November we will be hosting visits to local organizations. The Cambridge/Boston area contains a high concentration of companies involved in energy harvesting and wireless sensor networks and these tours will offer you a chance to visit and see for yourself the progress being made.
 
The tours will run between the morning and afternoon Masterclass sessions. Lunch and transport are provided and preference is given to attendees on the Masterclasses*
 
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18 November     

Voltree Power

Voltree Power focuses on innovative solutions to large-scale monitoring problems that have been too expensive to solve using available technologies. From forest fire detection and prediction, to border control and agricultural monitoring, wherever detailed sensory data are needed, our low-power wireless mesh networks provide an answer that is cost-effective, easy to use and maintain, and environmentally responsible.

www.voltreepower.com

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18 November     

Nanoengineering Group at MIT

Our research is focused on nanoscale energy transport, conversion, and storage. Examples include development of nanostructured thermoelectric materials for direct conversion between thermal and electric energy, use of nanotechnology to advance solar thermal and solar photovoltaic devices, fundamental investigation of phonon transport. Our work is interdisciplinary and combines mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, and materials science. Two areas of our research relate to energy harvesting for sensor applications: thermoelectrics and light trapping for photovoltaics

Our thermoelectric materials employ a nanocomposite approach to increase ZT by reducing the thermal conductivity. Thermoelectric nanocomposites offer several advantages such as improved properties through nanostructuring and ease of manufacture. Our research involves fabricating and characterizing the materials with our collaborators at Boston College, as well as demonstrating practical applications for power generation.

We recently designed structures that trap light efficiently. According to calculations, Si films of just 1-3 microns thickness should work as well as 100-300 micron Si wafers when our structures are used. We are pursuing this possibility in experiment by fabricating the structures. We will measure light absorption and photovoltaic efficiency for those structures.

If you join us on the tour we would be happy to show you the equipment and methods we use to studying nanoscale energy transport.

http://web.mit.edu/

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*Tours are hosted by the company, who have the right to decline someone from attending. This is beyond the control of IDTechEx and you will be informed of this as quickly as possible if this is the case.
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