Energy Harvesting Society


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The Energy Harvesting Society provides an international forum for engineers and researchers from industry, academia, and government to collaborate around the broad range of energy harvesting technologies and their applications. The Society hosts regular collaborative and networking events, including regular seminars throughout the region and an annual meeting. The society is governed by a global committee of the top researchers and industry leaders in energy harvesting – including piezoelectric, solar, battery, materials, and sensors. 


Memberships are available to both academic and private-sector stakeholders; membership funds will support society operations and finance undergraduate and graduate student research projects. To inquire about becoming an academic, corporate or governmental partner, contact 
Shashank Priya, Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Strategic Initiatives at Penn State:

Student Research & Internships

Participants in the Society’s student research program may work on an energy harvesting research project at their campus over the course of two semesters for independent study credit.  Students will receive support from faculty and staff throughout the process and will be expected to give both mid-term and final presentations on their work.  

The program will also help match students with partner companies through internships; students will gain invaluable real-world work experience and company partners will develop a dynamic tool for recruiting highly sought-after Penn State students. The Society will work to build internship opportunities  with premier companies throughout the region.

Penn State is the No. 1 school in the country among recruiters from leading companies, nonprofits and government agencies, according to a survey by The Wall Street Journal.

Students working in a Navy Yard office.


The Energy Harvesting Society will be headquartered in Penn State’s building 661 at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia.  The Navy Yard is a located along the Delaware River just outside of Center City, convenient to the International Airport and easily accessible from New Jersey and Delaware.  The constantly changing 1,200-acre business campus is home to more than 165 companies with 13,500 employees.  The Navy Yard has focused its redevelopment on sustainability and has one of the region’s largest unregulated electric distribution systems, making it a unique location for smart grid research.  

Join us Sept. 5-7 in Philadelphia at the 2nd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting! Click here: