Dr Tian-Bing Xu, Associate Research Fellow
National Institute of Aerospace
In the past two decades, great efforts have been done on piezoelectric energy harvesting technologies to meet practical applications. First, in this talk, the major technology breakthroughs will be summarized. Secondly, the current practical applications will be briefly highlighted. Finally, the future of the forefronts developments will be discussed.
Speaker Biography (Tian-Bing Xu)
Dr. Tian-Bing Xu is an Associate Research Fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), which is affiliated with NASA Langley Research Center. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1999 and his Ph.D. in Materials Sciences and Engineering in 2002 from the Pennsylvania State University. He has lead 24 research projects. Dr. Xu has published 51 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and delivered 70 presentations (28 keynote/ invited talks). He holds 8 awarded U.S. patents (3 licensed by industries). He received 41 awards including 2011 and 2015 best energy harvesting awards and 2016 R&D 100 finalist.
Company Profile (National Institute of Aerospace)
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National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) is a non-profit research and graduate education institute created to conduct leading-edge aerospace and atmospheric research, develop new technologies for the nation and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Formed by a consortium of leading research universities, NIA serves as a strategic partner with NASA and the aerospace community to enable research creativity and expand technology development opportunities. The Institute integrates research and graduate education while creating new government/academia/industry partnerships to solve tomorrow's problems today.