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Making the Internet of Everything Environmentally Sustainable, and Printable: Printed Energy Harvesting and Storage systems for Distributed Smart Objects
2019-09-13 @ 10:00 - 11:00
Prof. Donald Lupo
Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering
Tampere University of Technology
There is a lot of talk about putting electronic sensors “everywhere”, enabled both by miniaturization of classic Si electronics and advances in printed electronics. However, sensors everywhere require power everywhere, and the idea of billions of small objects fitted with batteries is a waste disposal nightmare. An alternative is the harvesting of ambient energy, e.g. from light, RF radiation and movement, but some kind of interim storage is needed, and miniature printable , fully non-toxic supercapacitors appear to be a promising alternative. This talk will cover the following topics related to making a viable printed energy harvesting and storage system:
– Printed energy harvesters for RF, motion and light
– Printed, non-toxic supercapacitors for energy storage
– Integrated energy harvesting and storage systems
Donald Lupo joined the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering at Tampere University of Technology as professor for electronic materials and the Head of Laboratory for Future Electronics (LFE) in August 2010 after a diverse career in industrial research and development in functional materials for photonics and electronics. He obtained his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Indiana University-Bloomington, USA in 1984 and spent the next 24 years working in chemical, electronic and display industries, and as an independent consultant, working for and with companies such as Hoechst AG, Sony Europe, NTera, Samsung, UPM Kymmene and Merck. During his industrial career he lead groundbreaking work in organic nonlinear optics, polymer LEDs, solid state dye solar cells and paper-like displays. He is author on over 60 publications and inventor on over 40 patents and applications. He serves as an external expert in the OLED and printed electronics fields for the European Commission, is an active member of the Organic Electronics Association roadmap team, was speaker of the OE-A Education group 2010-2014, and has served on the technical advisory boards of Thin Film Electronics AB, Nano Eprint Ltd., Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large Area Electronics (CIMLAE) and the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing in Renewable Energy (CAMREG).