Thanks to all presenters, attendees, committee members, session chairs and sponsors for a fantastic event!!!  It all seemed to go even better than expected and initial feedback has been very positive. Please keep an eye out for more detailed event summaries and press on the event going out in the coming months.

For the >80 of you that attended and made the event such a success, welcome to our ecosystem, please know you will be receiving an email shortly that will provide instructions on how to access the proceedings and event pictures.  This is a special benefit that is exclusively being provided to attendees.

Here are a few photos from EnerHarv2018, more to follow soon:

EnerHarv Overview

‘A focal point for a community of experts and users of energy harvesting & related technologies to share knowledge, best practices, roadmaps, experiences and create opportunities for collaboration’

Scroll down on this page for full speaker listing now available!

Key drivers for this workshop?

  • By 2025 we need to power a trillion sensors [source McKinsey]
  • Wireless sensors need battery changes – we need where possible to use regenerative power to avoid this
  • Energy harvesting component designers often do not understand how to optimise system level performance
  • The ambient energies available are often unknown
  • Industrial IoT (internet of things) device developers need to reduce power consumption to extend battery life and potentially self-power
  • The conversation has moved to “How can I take advantage of this technology?”
  • We need to deliver an energy harvesting ecosystem roadmap to guide and accelerate development
  • We need to bring a community of experts together to address these issues and opportunities

What shall I see & do at the workshop?

    • Demonstrations from leading industry and academic developers
      • Materials, devices, systems, visualization and simulation tools
    • Examples of successful Energy Harvesting products already created
    • Network with developers and (potential) users and integrators of energy harvesting materials, devices and systems
          • Discuss their demos
          • Understand where the technology is going
          • Identify opportunities and bottlenecks
          • Scope out collaboration opportunities
          • Share best practices

Distinguished Keynote Speakers Announced!!!

  • Yogesh Ramadass, Director of Power Management R&D at Kilby Labs from TI, will open the Workshop with his keynote talk on “Energy Harvesting: Past, Present and Future” in which he will explore the last ~15 years of the energy harvesting industry to understand how we got to this point in the ecosystem of the industry and how matching to applications will continue to propel this commercial adoption into the future.”
  • Eric Yeatman, Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London, will close the keynote session with a talk on “Alternative Powering Methods for Miniature Wireless Sensors” in which he will provide an overview of energy scavenging capabilities, techniques, and solutions with a particular focus on enabling wireless devices and IoT applications.”

Initial Speaker List Announced!

  • KEYNOTE
    • Yogesh Ramadass, Texas Instruments,Energy Harvesting: Past, Present and Future”
    • Eric Yeatman, Imperial College London,Alternative Powering Methods for Miniature Wireless Sensors”
  • TRANSDUCERS
    • Ausrine Bartasyte, FEMTO-ST,From Green Piezoelectric Materials to Designed Hybrid Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters”
    • Dhiman Mallick, Tyndall National Institute,Broadband Vibrational Energy Harvesting using Nonlinear Systems”
    • Jane Cornett, Analog Devices,Optimization of Chip-scale Thermoelectric Energy Harvesters for Room Temperature Energy Harvesting Applications”
  • LOW POWER LOADS
    • Brandon Lucia, Carnegie Mellon University, “Reliable Software and Programming for Intermittent Energy-Harvesting Systems”
    • Mehmet Ozturk, North Carolina State University, “Flexible Thermoelectric Generators with Bulk Thermoelectric Materials and Stretchable, Low-Resistivity Liquid Metal Interconnects”
    • Luis Martins, Boston Scientific Limited, “COMPOSITION – Industry 4.0 IoT Device Retrofit and Energy Harvesting Use Cases
  • STORAGE
    • Denis Pasero, Ilika, “Review of Energy Storage Solutions for IoT Edge Nodes”
    • Pierre Mars, CAP-XX, “Using Supercapacitors to Manage Your Power”
    • Thomas Fletcher, Cambridge Display Technologies, “Progress in Printable Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices”
  • POWER MANAGEMENT
    • Roberto La Rosa, ST Micro, “A System on Chip for Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer”
    • Katherine Kim, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), “Power Circuitry Design Considerations for Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting Applications in Uneven Lighting Conditions”
    • Seamus O’Driscoll, Tyndall National Institute, “ULP Energy Harvesting PMIC for Smart Sensor Node”
  • SYSTEM INTEGRATION
    • Peter Woias, IMTEK-University of Freiburg, “Energy-autonomous Systems Based on Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting: application-oriented system design and integration”
    • Peter Spies, Fraunhofer IIS, “Micro-Energy Management for Broadband Energy Harvesting Systems”
    • Alex Weddell, University of Southampton / ARM, “Energy Harvesting in Future Integrated IoT Devices”
  • APPLICATIONS PANEL DISCUSSION
    • Stephen Savulak, United Technologies Research Center, “Perspectives on Energy Harvesting for Aerospace Sensors” 
  • ENERGY OPTIMISATION PANEL DISCUSSION
    • Ivan O’Connell, Tyndall National Institute, “Methodologies for Reducing ULP Device Power Consumption”
  • FUTURE DIRECTIONS PANEL DISCUSSION
    • Francesco Carobolante, G2nd Systems, “The Future of the Energy Harvesting Ecosystem
  • FUNCTIONAL DEMOS
    • Shane Hollmer, Adesto, “Non-volatile Serial Memory for Energy Harvesting Power Applications”
    • Mehmet Ozturk, North Carolina State University, “Wearable Flexible Thermoelectric Generator Using Liquid Metal Interconnects and Bulk BiTe Legs”
    • Dushan Vuckovic, FORCE Technology (DELTA), “Implementing Energy Harvesting Solutions Using Commercial Off-the-shelf Components”
    • Peter Spies, Fraunhofer IIS, “BlueTEG – Self-powered Wireless Sensor”
    • Gerd vom Bögel, Fraunhofer IMS, “TEG Powered Wireless Sensor System for Process Monitoring and Control”
    • Philip Schmidt, Fraunhofer IMS, “RF Powered Wireless Sensors for Industry 4.0”
    • Bobby Bornemann, Tyndall National Institute, “MOEEBIUS – Energy Harvesting Powered Multi-radio WSN Mote for Building Energy Optimisation”
    • James McCarthy, Tyndall National Institute, “COMPOSITION – Conditional Monitoring and Asset Tracking Case Studies for Energy Harvesting Opportunities in Industry 4.0”
    • Oskar Olszewski, Tyndall National Institute, Evaluation of Vibrational Piezo-MEMS Harvester That Scavenges Energy From a Magnetic Field Surrounding an AC Current-Carrying Wire”
    • Denis Pasero, Ilika,  “Autonomous Wireless End Nodes Powered by Solid State Batteries and Energy Harvesting”
    • Cian O’Shea, Tyndall National Institute, “ROWBUST WSN Deployment Assistance Tool”
    • Peter Haigh, Tyndall National Institute,COMPOSITION – Asset Tracking Case Studies for Energy Harvesting Opportunities in Industry 4.0
    • Roberto La Rosa, ST Micro, “Powering Battery-Free Systems with PV Cell”
    • Pierre Mars, CAP-XX, “Solar Cell Energy Harvester with Supercapacitor”
    • Katherine Kim, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), “Differential Power Processing Converter Design for Photovoltaic Wearable Applications”
    • David Newell, NUI Galway. “A High Efficiency Switched Supercapacitor Energy Management Circuit for Energy Harvesting Powered Wireless Sensor”
  • POSTERS
    • Valeria Nico, University of Limerick, “Multiple Degree-of-Freedom Vibrational Energy Harvester Multi-VIBE”
    • Heiko Reith, IFW Dresden, “Integrated Micro-Thermoelectric Modules for Local Heat Management”
    • William Ferguson, University of Exeter, “Auxetic Enhancement of Vibration Energy Harvesting”
    • Peter Woias, IMTEK-University of Freiburg, “Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting for Powering Wireless Sensor Nodes: from low-temperature to high-temperature applications”
    • Watcharapong Paosangthong, University of Southampton, “Performance Comparison Between Different Materials and Operation Modes of Triboelectric Nanogenerator”
    • Ausrine Bartasyte, FEMTO-ST ITN ENHANCE, “Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters for Self-Powered Automotive Sensors: from Advanced Lead-Free Materials to Smart Systems (2017-2021)”
    • James Rohan, Tyndall National Institute, “Nanoscale Cathode Materials for High Power Microbatteries”
    • Raphaël Salot, CEA-Leti, “EnSO (Energy for Smart Objects) EU Project”   
    • Ruth Houlihan, Tyndall National Institute, “Spatial Dependence of a Piezo-magnetic MEMS harvester Relative to the Electromagnetic Source”
    • Martin Kluge, Fraunhofer IPM / Imperial College / Airbus, “Dynamic Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting in Aircraft”
    • Gerd vom Bögel, Fraunhofer IMS, “Wireless Sensor System for Industrial Applications Powered by Thermoelectric Generator”
    • Philip Schmidt, Fraunhofer IMS, “Boost & Fly – RF Powering of Wireless Sensors for Industry 4.0”
    • Tracy Brennan, Boston Scientific Limited, COMPOSITION – Conditional Monitoring and Asset Tracking Sensors for Industry 4.0″
    • Cian O’Shea, Tyndall National Institute, “RECO2ST – WSN Power Modelling and Optimisation Tool for Retrofitting Intelligent Building Energy Efficiency Systems”
    • Bobby Bornemann, Tyndall National Institute, “MOEEBIUS – Low Power Multi-radio Wireless Sensor Platform Enabling Optimisation of Radios, Sensors and Energy Harvesting”
    • Oskar Olszewski, Tyndall National Institute / MCCI, “MEMS Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvester – Characterisation for MISCHIEF Platform Gen II”
    • Tim Daly, Tyndall National Institute / MCCI, “MISCHIEF – Design Techniques for Ultra Low Quiescent Power Controller”
    • Paul Roseingrave, Tyndall National Institute, “EnABLES – EU Research Infrastructure Program ‘Powering the Internet of Things’”
    • Swatchith  Lal, Tyndall National Institute, “Micro-thermoelectric Cooler for the Thermal Management of Photonic Devices”

Host & Venue


Tyndall National Institute Cork

  • One of Europe’s leading research centres in integrated ICT hardware (materials, devices, circuits) and systems
  • Specialises in ‘atoms to systems’ research in both electronics and photonics
  • Employs 500 researchers, engineers and support staff, including 120 full-time graduate students, covering 50 nationalities. Over €200m capital infrastructure.
  • Works with industry and academia to deliver real impact in strategic areas of communications, energy, health, agri-food and the environment
  • A ‘one stop shop’ for energy harvesting – from transducer & energy storage materials and devices & models to power management ICs and application oriented energy harvesting powered solutions
  • A national institute for photonics and micro/nanoelectronics and a research flagship of University College Cork
  • Tours of the Tyndall facility and opportunities to meet its researchers will be available (details will follow shortly)
John Tyndall, scientist and educator
John Tyndall

John Tyndall (1820-93) is one of Ireland’s most successful scientists and educators. He reached the pinnacle of 19th century science and counted amongst his friends and collaborators many of the best-known scientists of that century. Tyndall’s scientific interests spanned heat, sound, light and environmental phenomena.  Amongst his many achievements, perhaps he is best known for the explanation of why the sky is blue – the scattering of light by small particles suspended in the atmosphere.  This colour is known as Tyndall Blue.  His major scientific interest was the study of the interaction of light with matter, especially gases. He developed a practical demonstration of the propagation of light though a tube of water via multiple internal reflections.  This he referred to as the light-pipe, which was a forerunner of the optical fibre used in modern communications technology. For further information on John Tyndall please go to https://www.tyndall.ie/john-tyndall

George Boole, Mathemetician
George Boole

Visitors can also avail of opportunities to visit the beautiful and historical University College Cork (www.ucc.ie), Tyndall’s parent university, where George Boole was the 1st professor of Mathematics and lectured there from 1849-61. His Boolean logic is credited with laying the foundations for the information age.