Power Electronic Interfaces for Energy Harvesting Devices (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2012)

Prof Andrew Holmes, Professor of Microelectromechanical Systems
Imperial College London
United Kingdom
 
May 15, 2012.

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Presentation Summary

  • A low drop-out power conditioner for electromagnetic generators
  • A pre-biasing scheme to improve the electromechanical coupling of piezoelectric harvesters
  • A scheme for electronic tuning of resonant harvesters

Speaker Biography (Andrew S. Holmes)

Andrew S. Holmes received the B.A. degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K., in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College London, London, U.K., in 1992. He is currently Professor of Microelectromechanical Systems in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London. His research interests are mainly in the areas of micro-power generation by energy harvesting, power conditioning electronics for energy harvesters, ultra-low power radio for wireless sensors, and laser processing for MEMS manufacture. He is a cofounder and director of Microsaic Systems plc, a spin-out company started in 2001 to commercialise Imperial College MEMS research.

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