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Energy Harvesting 2016

Co-organiser: KTN.
Date: Wednesday 11th May 2016
Location: Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0HX

The Energy Harvesting Network is holding its annual one-day dissemination event on 11th May 2016 at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, London. The Network is self-funded and run by a team of academics and industrialists, and is for the benefit of academia, industry and end-users of energy harvesting technology. The event is being co-organised with the KTN.

Speakers: The event will provide a platform for disseminating energy-harvesting advances and applications in the UK and contain presentations from well-respected speakers in academia and industry. Topics covered include practical applications of energy harvesting from, for example, mechanical/vibration sources and thermoelectric energy harvesting, and systems solutions including aspects such as power management and energy storage. Confirmed speakers include Prof. Chris Bowen from Bath and Roy Freeland from Perpetuum. We are still finalising the agenda - please email if you would like to speak at the event.

Registration: Registration for the event costs £60, although a discounted rate of £40 is available for attendees from academia. Online registration is now open at

Student Posters: The event also has limited space for posters from researchers and postgraduate research students. The registration fee is waived for PhD students that present a poster, but due to the limited space, this offer is available on a first-come, first-served basis. To qualify for this, you must currently be registered as a PhD student and also supply an abstract to the organisers. PhD student posters will be judged, and a "Best Poster" prize of a £100 Amazon voucher awarded at the end of the event. Anyone wishing to present a poster should email as soon as possible.


9:15 Arrival, Registration and Coffee
9:35 Welcome and Introduction
Steve Beeby, University of Southampton
9.40 Keynote: Piezoelectric and Pyroelectric Materials and Structures for Energy Harvesting
Chris Bowen, University of Bath
10.10 The opportunities of off grid monitoring of the UK Gas Transmission network
Quentin Mabbutt, National Grid
10.30 A long lifetime power source - the radioisotopic battery
Carl Anthony, University of Birmingham
10.50 Coffee Break, Exhibition and Networking
11:20 WITT Energy Harvester - collecting chaotic motion from small scale to massive!
Mairi Wickett, WiTT Ltd
11:40 Printed and textile supercapacitors: Applications Design, integration and the journey from research to enterprise
Darren Southee, Loughborough University
12:00 Building a successful UK programme in Energy Harvesting through standards
Alberto Garcia Mogollon, Maria Varbeva-Daley, British Standards Institutions (BSI)
12:20 'Elevator Pitches' from Exhibiting Companies
12:30 Buffet Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Session
13:40 Keynote: Energy harvesting for rail and train condition monitoring applications
Roy Freeland, Perpetuum Ltd
14:10 Thermal Energy Harvesting
Daniel Zabek, University of Bath
14:30 Enspect: a tool to aid the design of energy harvesting systems
Alex Weddell, University of Southampton
14:50 Best Poster Award, Coffee Break, Exhibition and Networking
15.20 A novel sensor to monitor railway earthworks - energy harvesting case study
Roger Hazelden, Conekt
15:40 Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Powered Wireless Sensing Systems for Vibrational Measurement
Meiling Zhu, Exeter University
16:00 Panel Discussion
16:20 End of Event


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