Smart Ceramics for Energy Harvesting (Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2010)

Mr Thomas Rödig,
Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany
May 27, 2010.


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Presentation Summary

  • Piezoceramics - the key for vibration energy harvesting
  • Silicon Carbide - a new material approach for thermal generators
  • Ceramics technologies for enhanced power output

Speaker Biography (Thomas Roedig)

Thomas Rödig studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Dresden (Germany). After his Graduation in 2003, he works at Fraunhofer IKTS in the Department Smart Materials and Systems. The focus of his work is the integration of piezoelectric material into systems, which can be actuators, sensors or generators. In the field of piezoelectric generators the author is dealing with topics like material selection, generator design, adaption and storage electronic as well as overall energy management.

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The Fraunhofer IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute's three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia) collectively represent Europe's largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics. As a R&D service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops modern ceramic high-performance materials, customized industrial manufacturing processes and creates prototype components and systems in complete production lines from laboratory scale to pilot plant scale.
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