IoT Energy Harvesting 🗓

— integration, power requirements, ambient energy sources, scavenging, key design issues/challenges …

Speakers: Dusan Vuckovic, DELTA part of Force Technology; Marc Dunham, Analog Devices; and Denis Pasero, Ilika
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An Electronics Packaging Society Webinar (no cost)
Meeting Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM (PDT)
Location: On the Internet
Cost: none (only open to current EPS members)
Summary: The Internet of Things (IoT) is already in the process of being integrated into every aspect of our lives, both personally and professionally. While the definition of an IoT device, wireless sensor network (WSN), or network edge user equipment may be up for debate, there is little disagreement that we can expect many billions if not a trillion or more networked things operating in our world in the next few years. Most of these devices have very low power requirements and therefore present an excellent opportunity to be powered by ambient energy sources via energy harvesting (EH) modalities. We have the ability to capture scavenged energy from every form of energy physics affords us, whether it be to source the complete power needs of the device or supplement battery life.
This webinar will provide a brief introduction to EH technologies and key design issues/challenges (inc. some related to packaging), discuss some of the latest advancements in EH devices and design innovations, then close with some example solutions in energy storage and real-world applications. The three distinguished speakers are well-respected, experienced contributors to their respective areas of focus within the EH ecosystem and will provide a unique overview that covers a wide breadth of topics and experience within this domain.

Bios: Dusan Vuckovic holds a PhD in Energy harvesting powered wireless sensor network solutions and has been working in the field of energy harvesting for the past 8 years. Currently he is working as a senior specialist in Force Technology in Denmark where his primary research goal is bridging the gap between the research and the industry by helping companies start in the field of energy harvesting by using commercial off the shelf components.
Marc Dunham received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2016 for work on microfabricated thermoelectric harvesters and materials. He currently works as a research engineer for Analog Devices, supporting university partnerships in electronics cooling research and internal efforts in energy harvesting and IoT technologies.
Denis Pasero joined Ilika Technologies in 2008, as a scientist specializing in battery technology, to manage commercial lithium ion projects. He became part of the Ilika team to apply his strong academic knowledge to commercial applications and saw the potential to be part of the development and success story of an enterprising smaller company with exciting technology and novel product ideas. Today, as Product Commercialization Manager, Denis interfaces between customers and technical teams. Prior to that, Denis was a teacher in Mathematics and Science for two years, after gaining a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Cardiff in 1997 and completing an assignment as post-doctoral research associate at the University of Sheffield – specializing in lithium ion battery materials.

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