Contrasting Energy Harvesting With Wireless Power Delivery (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2016)

Dr Paul D Mitcheson, Lecturer
Imperial College London
United Kingdom


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Presentation Summary

Energy harvesting has been thought of as a ground breaking substitute for exhaustible energy sources for powering miniature devices. However, there are still very few areas in which harvesters have made significant impact. In comparison, a different technological solution to the same problem, that of wireless power delivery is already gaining traction in several areas from charging electric vehicles to powering wireless sensors. In this talk I will review the state of the art in each of these areas, and compare their power densities and future potential.

Speaker Biography (Paul D Mitcheson)

Paul D. Mitcheson received the MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2001 and the PhD degree in 2005 both from Imperial College London. He is currently a Lecturer at Imperial in the Control and Power Research Group in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department and his main research interest in micro-power generators and their associated power electronics. He has worked extensively on energy harvesting system optimisation and simulation and along with his colleagues was the first to demonstrate the first working micro electrostatic energy harvesting device. His recent work is on gravitational torque energy harvesting structures and the application of energy harvesting techniques to sensor networks for water quality monitoring.

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