Special Session: Energy Harvesting devices, technology and components for autonomous measurement systems


Dr.-Ing. Slim Naifar, Chemnitz University of Technology

Dr.-Ing Sonia Bradai, Chemnitz University of Technology

Energy harvesting is one of the main focuses of the current research and development in a wide area of applications. Although several researches have been developed, significant challenges still exist throughout the field related to the effective design of the system considering robustness, efficiency and ability to harvest valuable energy from ambient sources. The special session aims to provide a network for exchange between experts in the field of energy harvesting covering several aspects including and not limited to:

  • Energy harvesting transducers (e.g. electromagnetic, piezoelectric, magnetoelectric, thermoelectric, solar, triboelectric)
  • Energy management and energy storage solutions
  • Self-powered systems and autonomous sensors
  • Energy harvesting for predictive maintenance
  • Energy harvesting for Internet of Things
  • Robust and reliable energy harvesting system

The special session is covering transducer design and development, modeling, experimental investigations, case studies and field tests.