Scalable Energy Harvesting For Decentralized, Smart, Autonomous Embedded Electronic Applications (Energy Harvesting Europe 2017)

Mr Yannick Verbelen, Assistant Professor
Vrije Universiteit Brussel


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Speaker Biography (Yannick Verbelen)

Yannick Verbelen graduated with a M.Sc degree in Industrial Engineering Sciences from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (VUB), with a specialization in embedded electronics. His research focuses on the application of renewable energy and energy harvesting technologies to extend the autonomy of electronic devices and to develop new, innovative solutions for existing problems using energy harvesting. He developed the theory for complementary balanced energy harvesting, and currently prepares a PhD on this topic. Other research topics include power electronics and mechatronics. He teaches courses on PCB design, analog and digital electronics and mechatronics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Yannick is responsible for the coordination and development of prototyping technologies for electronics in Fablab Brussels, with an emphasis on PCB manufacturing.

Company Profile (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

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The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium was founded in 1970 and has since grown to the largest Dutch speaking university of Brussels with over 12,000 students. With a strong focus on sustainable development, the research group of Industrial Engineering Sciences in the Faculty of Engineering commenced research on energy harvesting and renewable energy to complement its existing research tracks on embedded electronic applications, parallel computing and wireless communication.
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