Applications of Piezo and Pyroelectric Materials as Microsources of Energy Harvesting (Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2010)

Dr Nantakan Muensit, Associate Professor of Materials Physics
Prince of Songkla University
May 27, 2010.


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Presentation Summary

  • Piezoelectric materials as a microgenerator for harvesting energy on vibrations using the piezoelectric effect
  • A microgenerator for harvesting energy on temperature variation using the pyroelectric effect.
  • The harvesting power obtained from ceramic and polymer materials using the SSHI and nonlinear processing techniques and possible applications

Speaker Biography (Nantakan Muensit)

Ms. Nantakan (Supasarote) MUENSIT (1962) has been working in the Department of Physics, Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Hat Yai, Thailand since 1987, receiving the Ph.D. (Material Physics) in 1999 for providing the piezoelectric coefficients of III-V semiconducting nitride thin films. She's achieved her Associate Professorship in 2004 as involving the fabrication and characterization of the electromechanical and electrothermal properties for ferroelectric materials, electroactive polymer and composites. At present she is focusing the research on the applications of piezo- and pyroelectric materials for use as microsources of energy harvesting.

Company Profile (Prince of Songkla University)

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