12.04.2018

CAM-IES Industry Workshop

CAM-IES Industry Workshop: Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensors and the Internet of Things


DATE: Thursday 12 April 2018, 1.30 pm to 5.45 pm

VENUE: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ

 

INVITED TALKS BY:

* ARM (Anand Savanth - "Systems Design for Autonomous Wireless Devices")

* Cambridge Display Technology (Simon King - "Printable Thermoelectrics to Enable the Self-Powered IoT Revolution")

* Lightricity (Mathias Kauer - “High-efficiency Light Energy Harvesting for IoT Applications”)

* Perpetuum (Roy Freeland - “Electromechanical Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Wireless Devices”)

 

Registration and attendance are free for this event.

 

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

POSTER SESSION

Old Combination Room, Trinity College (main site, via Porters' Lodge)

1330-1400

Coffee, registration

Energy Harvesting poster session

 

WORKSHOP

Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College annexe (opposite side of Trinity Street from main site)

1400-1410

CAM-IES Introduction from Henning Sirringhaus/Clare Grey

THERMOELECTRIC ENERGY HARVESTING


1410-1425

Mark Baxendale – “Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting”


1425-1445

CDT – Simon King – "Printable Thermoelectrics to Enable the Self-Powered IoT Revolution"


1445-1500

Thermoelectrics discussion (chair: Mark Baxendale)

ELECTROMECHANICAL ENERGY HARVESTING


1500-1515

Sohini Kar-Narayan – “Electromechanical Energy Harvesting”


1515-1535

Perpetuum – Roy Freeland – “Electromechanical Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Wireless Devices”


1535-1550

Electromechanical energy harvesting discussion (chair: Sohini Kar-Narayan)


1550-1610

Coffee break


OPTICAL ENERGY HARVESTING

1610-1625

Akshay Rao – “Optical Energy Harvesting”


1625-1645

Lightricity – Mattias Kauer - “High-efficiency Light Energy Harvesting for IoT Applications”


1645-1700

Optical energy harvesting discussion (chair: Akshay Rao)


SYSTEMS DESIGN

1700-1720

ARM – Anand Savanth – “Systems Design Autonomous Wireless Devices”


1720-1735

Systems design discussion (chair: Henning Sirringhaus)


1735-1745

Final Remarks – Henning Sirringhaus/Clare Grey

 

TRAVEL BURSARIES FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS


CAM-IES is pleased to offer travel bursaries to students and postdoctoral researchers submitting posters to this event (train fares will be reimbursed to poster presenters in the areas of: energy harvesting, sensor power systems, IoT and related fields).

Please send poster titles, affiliations and author lists to Lata Sahonta (sls55@cam.ac.uk) by Friday 23 March 2018.

Background

Wireless sensors and other autonomous IoT devices need to harvest sufficient energy from their environment so that they can operate reliably over years without requiring maintenance or battery changes. To ensure reliable energy supply under changing environmental conditions this may require combination of different forms of energy harvesting including light, electromagnetic, vibrational or thermoelectric energy harvesting, as well as careful design of the energy system including the battery and the energy harvester so that their operating characteristics are well matched to the low power microcontrollers used for recording and transmitting the relevant information.

The workshop will bring together academic experts with backgrounds in energy materials and devices with industrial partners from a range of industries including IoT, autonomous sensors for environmental sensing and healthcare, wearable electronics etc.

The workshop will begin with a session of presentations from both industrial and academic speakers, to outline the state-of-the-art and the technological and research challenges, followed by a discussion session to identify research opportunities and potential collaborations.