MATERIALS SPECIAL LECTURE
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
11am – 12pm
Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Materials towards Systems
Miso Kim, Ph.D.
Division of Industrial Metrology
Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS)
Piezoelectric energy harvesters (PEHs) at multi-scales have received considerable attention as an enabling technology for self-powered electronic devices. Self-powered wireless sensors for structural health monitoring, biomedical and wearable applications would be great potential applications with high market demand. A key challenge has been insufficient power and voltage generation for practical applications, which necessitates creative and disruptive materials and structure design of PEHs at various scales. Accordingly, a majority of the latest research has focused on improving the efficiency of piezoelectric power harvesting devices through various ways: i) modification of device configurations, ii) design and development of piezoelectric materials with enhanced properties, and iii) alteration of electrical circuits for power harvesting and storage. In this talk, an overview of such research activities for enhanced PEH performance will be given including analytical modeling, design, and experimental characterization of piezoelectric materials and smart structures (including mechanical metamaterials) for energy harvesting.
Miso Kim is a senior research scientist at Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS). She received her undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea (2004). She received her M.S. (2007) and Ph.D. degrees (2012) in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2012, she joined the Center for Safety Measurement of KRISS as a senior research scientist. Her primary research interests cover analytical modeling, design, and experimental characterization of piezoelectric materials and smart structures (including mechanical metamaterials) for energy harvesting and sensing.