Selected Energy Harvesting Technology Gaps for Aerospace Applications and the Built Environment (Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2010)

Mr Nicholas Soldner, Senior Research Engineer
United Technologies Research Center
United States
Nov 16, 2010.


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Presentation Summary

  • Gives overview of United Technologies, The Research Centre and our capabilities
  • Highlights energy harvesting technology gaps that must be filled to satisfy the requirements of aerospace and built environments
  • Discusses our focus and interest on developing collaborative efforts in the area of energy harvesting and our current collaboration efforts

Speaker Biography (Nicholas Soldner)

Nicholas Soldner is a Senior Research Engineer at the United Technologies Research Center and is developing energy harvesting and communications technologies for UTC's Aerospace and Commercial product divisions. His current focus is the development of in-building wireless sensor systems that are maintenance free and that allow integration of UTC's building products to enable increased energy efficiency and security. He holds degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and General Motors Engineering and Management Institute with a focus on electromagnetic physics and RF design.

Company Profile (United Technologies Research Center)

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