The exciting line up announced has triggered requests for the early bird to be extended by another 3 weeks to give people another chance to avail of the rate. Space is limited to about 100 delegates so please be sure to reserve your spot right away. See the ‘Workshop Schedule’ for detailed program info. Download the ‘Event Flyer’.

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’

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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!

    • Yogesh Ramadass, Texas Instruments,Energy Harvesting: Past, Present and Future”
    • Eric Yeatman, Imperial College London,Alternative Powering Methods for Miniature Wireless Sensors”
    • 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”
    • Brandon Lucia, Carnegie Mellon University, “Reliable Software and Programming for Intermittent Energy-Harvesting Systems”
    • Matthias Kauer, Lightricity, “Light Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Sensors in Building Air Quality and IoT Applications”
    • Mehmet Ozturk, North Carolina State University, “Flexible Thermoelectric Generators with Bulk Thermoelectric Materials and Stretchable, Low-Resistivity Liquid Metal Interconnects”
    • Dave Eagleson, Imprint Energy, “Integrating Energy Harvesting to Flexible Batteries”
    • Denis Pasero, Ilika, “Review of Energy Storage Solutions for IoT Edge Nodes”
    • Dan Trujic, CAP-XX, “Using Supercapacitors to Manage Your Power”
    • 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”
    • 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”
    • Stephen Savulak, United Technologies Research Center, “Perspectives on Energy Harvesting for Aerospace Sensors” 
    • Rachel Gleeson, 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”   
    • Oskar Olszewski , Tyndall National Institute, “Evaluation of Vibrational PiezoMEMS Harvester That Scavenges Energy From a Magnetic Field Surrounding an AC Current-Carrying Wire”

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.