Overview and challenges for energy harvesters using micro-system technology (Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2009)

Mr Dennis Hohlfeld, Researcher
Holst Centre/IMEC
Jun 03, 2009.


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Presentation Summary

  • Overview of micropower work at Holst Centre/IMEC
  • Energy harvesting methods: vibrational, thermo-electric, photovoltaic and RF
  • The pros and cons of microsystems technology
  • Energy harvester demonstrators showing integrated solutions

Speaker Biography (Dennis Hohlfeld)

Dennis Hohlfeld received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bremen(Germany) in 2000. His diploma thesis focused on surface micromachined ultrasonic transducers for frequencies above 1 MHz. In 2000, he joined the Department for Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and received the Ph.D. degree in microsystems engineering from the University of Freiburg in 2005.His research focused on tunable optical thin-film filters for optical communication technology. Since 2005 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the micro-actuators group and was also a lecturer on "Optical MEMS". In 2006, he joined IMEC-NL (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) to work on wireless autonomous transducer systems and new principles for micro-power generation.

Company Profile (IMEC/Holst Centre)

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Imec performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics and photovoltaics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, India and Japan. Its staff of more than 2100 people includes more than 650 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2014, imec's revenue (P&L) totaled 363 million euro. Further information on imec can be found at www.imec.be External Link.
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