Improving Energy Harvester Performance Through Metrology (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2012)

Dr Mark Stewart, Senior Research Scientist
National Physical Laboratory
United Kingdom
May 15, 2012.


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Presentation Summary

  • Europe's leading National Measurement Institutes in a project - "Metrology for Energy Harvesting"
  • Aiming to bring standardisation and traceability to the energy harvesting sector
  • Latest results

Speaker Biography (Mark Stewart)

Dr Mark Stewart is a Senior Research Scientist in the Functional Materials Group at NPL. His area of expertise covers the characterization of functional materials in particular piezoelectric materials. Current areas of interest include methods to assess the efficiency of piezoelectric energy harvesters, and using laser heating as a probe for piezoelectric activity.

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