4th Annual Energy Harvesting Workshop

Venue: Blacksburg

Location: Blacksburg, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 28, 2009
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Vast reductions in the size and power consumption of CMOS circuitry have led to focused research efforts on small and efficient power sources. Much of the current emphasis has been on developing on-site generators that transform an available environmental energy (light, kinetic, and thermal gradient) into electrical energy. This workshop will bring together academic and industrial researchers on one platform to review past developments, current challenges and future goals in the field of energy harvesting and its application to structural health monitoring. The focus of the workshop is on small scale devices. The presence of the leading industries, national labs, defense agencies, and NASA at one location makes this a landmark event.
Presentations in the workshop will concentrate on these topics:
Energy Harvesting (piezoelectric, inductive, photovoltaic and thermoelectric), Micro Batteries and Structural Health Monitoring.
The workshop will feature displays by innovators in piezoelectric energy harvesting and demonstrations of their latest technologies.
A special session covering the research projects at Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) will be organized. Further, the standards committee on energy harvesting will hold their annual meeting.
This workshop is endorsed by the Electronics Division of the American Ceramics Society