High Energy Efficiency Piezoelectric Harvesters

Tian-Bing Xu, Senior Research Scientist
National Institute of Aerospace
United States
Nov 15, 2011.


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Presentation Summary

  • Motivation of piezoelectric energy harvesting research and the state-of-the-art
  • Material consideration for design high energy efficiency piezoelectric harvesters
  • Comprehensive considerations for piezoelectric harvesters from mechanical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering and system integrations
  • Examples of high energy efficiency piezoelectric energy harvesting transducers

Speaker Biography (Tian-Bing Xu)

Dr. Tian-Bing Xu is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), which is affiliated with NASA Langley Research Center (NASA/LaRC). Dr. Xu received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1999 and Ph.D. in Materials in 2002 from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Xu holds 12 issued and pending U.S. patents. He authored or coauthored 48 papers in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, Dr. Xu has received 18 awards from NASA Headquarters, NASA/LaRC and NIA. Dr. Xu's current research interests are in the areas of electromechanical devices for energy harvesting, aerodynamic control, and space propulsion system.

Company Profile (National Institute of Aerospace)

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