The 2nd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting

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Hosted by The Energy Harvesting Society and Penn State at the Navy Yard, the 2nd annual conference will take place on Sept. 5-7, 2018.  

Submit an abstract TODAY!

The conference will feature plenary lectures, invited talks, and contributed talks. Please submit abstracts within the following topical areas:

  • Energy Harvesting (Piezoelectric, Inductive, Photovoltaic, Thermoelectric, Electrostatic, dielectric, radioactive, electrets, etc.)
  • Energy Storage (Supercapacitors, Batteries, fuel cells, microbial cells, etc.)
  • Applications (Structural and Industrial Health Monitoring, Human Body Network, Wireless Sensor Nodes, telemetry, personal power, etc.)
  • Emerging Energy Harvesting Technologies (perovskite solar cells, shape memory engines, CNT textiles, thermomagnetics, bio-based processes, etc.)
  • Energy management, transmission and distribution; Energy efficient electronics for energy harvesters and distribution
  • Fluid-flow energy harvesting
  • Solar – thermal converters
  • Multi-junction energy harvesting systems
  • Wireless power transfer
  • Net-zero platforms
  • Other related topics

Deadline to submit abstracts: July 15, 2018.

For the initial "Quick Decision" deadline, the program committee will evaluate the first wave of abstracts and decisions have been provided.  Those submitting under the July 15 deadline will have decisions by July 30.  Accepted abstracts will be selected for either oral or poster presentations.

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Early Bird Registration pricing ends Aug. 8!

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Prior to registering online (credit card only), please refer to the  “helpful hints when registering online” document.

Confirmed Speakers

Sahn Nahm

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University
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Deirdre O'Carroll

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
The O’Carroll Research Group is focused on nanoscale engineering of the efficiency and direction of light generating and light harvesting processes in photonic devices which employ organic polymeric semiconductor materials and plasmonic nanostructures.

Tom Richard

Director of Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment; Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Richard's Bioconversion Research Group applies fundamental engineering science to microbial ecosystems, developing innovative strategies for a more sustainable agriculture and the emerging bio-based economy. Our particular emphasis is on microbial processes that occur in three-phase porous media, where solid, liquid, and gas phases all play critical roles.

Gurpreet Singh

Associate Professor, Harold O. and Jane C. Massey Neff Professorship in Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University
Research Singh runs the NanoScience and Engineering Lab. He works in the area of nanotechnology with a focus on processing-structure-property characterization of two-dimensional materials and molecular precursor derived ceramics for energy-based devices. Singh's research on liquid phase exfoliation of 2-D crystals to generate atomically thin sheets of graphene oxide, tungsten and molybdenum disulfide for high capacity metal-ion batteries has appeared in top American Chemical Society and Nature journals. Singh has >140 technical publications (journal papers, conference papers, patents, books and technical abstracts) to his credit.
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Christopher Mullen

Mechanical Engineer at US Army CERDEC CP&I
Research Interests: Design optimization of electromagnetic alternators for vibration energy harvesting applications, electric motor design, finite element analysis, topology optimization