Performance of Fully Integrated Vibrational Energy Harvesting Devices (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2012)

Dr Michele Guizzetti, Senior Researcher Engineer
Meggitt Sensing Systems
Mai 16, 2012.


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Presentation Summary

  • Energy harvesting devices have been manufactured by screen-printing PZT on micro-machined silicon
  • The devices are designed to operate at moderate acceleration levels
  • The PZT thick-film microgenerators can successfully power sensor nodes, enabling energy-autonomous, wireless measurement of acceleration and temperature

Speaker Biography (Michele Guizzetti)

Michele Guizzetti was born in Italy, in 1981. In 2006, he obtained the Electronics Engineering degree at the University of Brescia while in 2010 he received the PhD in Electronic Instrumentation. Until August 2010 he collaborated with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Brescia on research activities dealing with power harvesting and autonomous systems. In particular he was involved with piezoelectric and thermoelectric energy conversion. Now he is employed as Senior Research Engineer at Meggitt A/S, Denmark, working on projects regarding power harvesting.