Energy Harvesting Systems: To Infinity and Beyond

Prof Neil White, Electronic Systems and Devices Group
University of Southampton
Developer, United Kingdom
 
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 University of Southampton Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) department is ranked first in the UK for the volume and quality of our research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. ECS has over 20 years' experience in printed electronics and material development with a research grant income of over £12 million and a state of the art £100 million clean room facility opened in 2012.