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Energy Harvesting Systems: To Infinity and Beyond

Prof Neil White, Electronic Systems and Devices Group
University of Southampton
Developer, United Kingdom
This presentation was given at Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2009 on Jun 04, 2009.


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Presentation Summary

  • Why energy harvesting? Overview of possible techniques.
  • Extending the lifetime of wireless sensor networks.
  • The importance of power-efficient electronics and interfacing.
  • Sensors.
  • Thermoelectric generators and the use of nanotechnologies in high-efficiency systems
  • Here's one I made earlier ...

Speaker Biography (Neil White)

Professor Neil White is Head of the Electronic Systems and Devices Group and Deputy Head of School (Enterprise) within the School of Electronics and Computer Science. He is a co-founder and former Director of Perpetuum Ltd., a University energy harvesting-based spin-out company. He has over 200 publications in the area of sensor technology. Professor White is a Chartered Engineer and Physicist, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Senior Member of the IEEE.

Company Profile (University of Southampton)

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. 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.