Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Conference SI101
Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications X
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Abstract Due:
16 October 2019

Author Notification:
20 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
1 April 2020

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Conference Chair
Conference Co-Chair
Program Committee
  • Pulickel M. Ajayan, Rice Univ. (United States)
  • Paul Boieriu, EPISOLAR, Inc. (United States)
  • Deryn Chu, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
  • Nibir K. Dhar, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
  • M. Saif Islam, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
  • Nobuhiko P. Kobayashi, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
  • Andrew P. Lange, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
  • Matthew McDowell, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Program Committee continued...
  • Hidenori Mimura, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
  • Jagjit Nanda, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
  • Vijay Parameshwaran, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
  • Sivalingam Sivananthan, EPIR Technologies (United States)
  • Ashok K. Sood, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States)
  • Patrick J. Taylor, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
  • Sudhir B. Trivedi, Brimrose Corp. of America (United States)
  • Chunlei Wang, Florida International Univ. (United States)
  • Priyalal Wijewarnasuriya, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)

Call for
The scope of the conference ranges from topics in basic research in energy harvesting and storage techniques to component and subsystem level development for defense, security, space, and commercial applications. This conference intends to bring together scientists and engineers involved in the development and transition of novel Energy Harvesting and Energy Storage concepts. Novel energy harvesting concepts from heat, light, ultraviolet, infrared, and motion sources, and high-capacity energy storages such as batteries, fuel cells, ultra-capacitors, supercapacitors batteries, and other options cover this conference. Concepts relating to portable, flexible, and integrated energy source/storage relevant to defense applications are of interest. Given the enormous diversity of energy harvesting and storage techniques, we have selected several cutting-edge topics relevant to the technology development and transition process. Novel applications range from small scale system (e.g. small unmanned air vehicle, wireless sensor networks etc., to large scale system (e.g. electric vehicle) such as wireless sensor networks, electric vehicle etc.), requiring nanoscale, microscale to macroscale energy is also covered in this conference area.

The topics of interest in this conference also includes low to ultra-low power electronics requiring little to no external power or electronics harvesting power from its environment. Current trend in Cyber Physical Systems and Internet of Things require innovative approaches in both, very efficiently delivering power as well as harvesting power. Significant progress in sub-threshold transistors, circuits and various other strategies that can function under power starving constraints present a new paradigm in nanoscale, microscale and embedded systems design.

The sessions are organized to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the discussion of recent progress in energy harvesting, storage and integration research, and trends toward system-level development. It is anticipated that this conference will foster cross-fertilization across many disciplines with participants being exposed to the entire range of scientific and engineering problems associated with the concepts-to-systems development pipeline, as well as the development roadmaps at commercial companies and government agencies.

This conference will consider existing and new harvesting and storage techniques as well as recent advances in novel harvesting and storage materials and devices. It will also consider novel approaches to components and systems consuming very low power. Its objective is to bring together experimentalists, theorists, computational specialists, and development engineers to provide an interdisciplinary forum to discuss physical understanding and the state-of-the-art of active and passive electronic and optoelectronic harvesting and storage materials, devices, and their applications. Areas of research that are particularly active include but not limited to standard (bio, electrolytes, semiconductor, polymer, etc.) and non-standard materials (including biological materials along with its standard and nanostructures such as nanopillars, nanotubes, quantum dots, quantum wires, and bio-inspired materials) for energy scavenging including energy storage techniques, energy scavenging electronics and their applications are attracting increasing interest in the scientific community.

This special meeting will be of interest to researchers in next generation harvesting or scavenging energy and their storage technology; as well as new electronic design approach for very low power technology. We hope to bring together researchers from the wide fields of materials science, devices, optics, physics, chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, etc.

Novel Micro/Nano Materials Growth and Device Architectures for Energy Harvesting and Storage:
  • advanced patterning: nano-imprinting e-beam lithography etc. for nano energy devices
  • new materials; synthesis and fabrication: inorganic and organic electrodes for batteries and supercapacitors, aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes for batteries, semiconductors, dielectrics, polymers, superconductors, organics, magnetics, pyroelectrics, hybrid composites, nano-particles and nano-composites
  • techniques for improvement of the energy generation and storage properties, surface treatment and surface functionalization
  • hydrogen production by water splitting and hydrogen storage
  • MEMS, NEMS, and NOEMS devices for energy generation and storage
  • theoretical investigation of the phenomena for understanding the energy generation and storage mechanism in micro-/nanomaterials and device architectures
  • nano-structure/nano-composite materials and devices for biological inspired energy devices
  • biologically assisted nano-energy devices
  • next-generation nano-bio-opto energy devices for improved storage and energy generation
  • development of new hybrid energy generation and storage devices and systems with traditional electrolyte, polymeric, semiconductors and/or biological materials
  • multifunctional nano-particles based devices
  • novel optical rectenna technology
  • modeling and simulations of energy devices in micro-/nanodevices
  • novel, energy device structures employing PV, vibration, or piezoelectric, RF effects
  • novel micro-nano scaled thermoelectric devices for power harvesting (generation)
  • MEMS based, reformed methanol micro fuel cell for portable power
  • self-sustaining miniature solid oxide fuel cell
  • high-power density storage devices based on nanostructures
  • energy harvest from water using graphene or other micro-nano materials
  • wide bandgap semiconductor materials and devices for betavoltaic cells
  • novel manufacturing technologies for energy harvest and storage devices.
  • innovations in materials growth of III-V and II-VI semiconductors for photovoltaics and solar fuels
  • modeling of heat and light transfer processes in thermophotovoltaic (TPV) modules
  • innovations in materials growth for thermophotovolatic (TPV) applications
Thin Films and Novel Micro/Nano Materials Growth and Device Structures for Energy Generation and Storage:
  • novel 3D confined structures, nano-wire and nano-tube-based energy devices and energy storage devices for mechanical, chemical, biological, medical, and military applications
  • novel nano-wire, nano-dots, and nano-tube growth and synthesis
  • interactions between photons (radiation) and nano-wires, nano-tubes, and nano-dots
  • functionalization of nanostructures for energy generation
  • nano-photonics devices for PV cells
  • thin-film materials for solar energy harvesting such as II-VI, III-V, polymer, Si etc.
  • organic photovoltaics and dye-sensitized solar cells toward solar energy harvesting
  • photoconduction in graphene- energy harvest
  • graphene based high density battery technologies
  • all-solid-state battery technologies
  • beyond Li-ion battery for energy storage: Li-air, Li-S, Na-ion battery.
  • development of integrated thin film isotope sources (tritium, nickel-63) for betavoltaic power
Hybrid Generation and Storage Device and Systems:
  • interfaces of electrode/electrolyte within energy harvesting, storage, and semiconductor devices
  • energy generation/storage from bio-mass, bio-fuels, electrolyte (battery)
  • electrical characterization of hybrid devices (generation, storage)
  • mesoscale microdroplet-based combustion power generation using ultrasonic droplets
  • MEMS and nanowires for Li or Na or Ni-based micro batteries and novel fuel cells electrodes.
Ultra-Low Power Components and Electronics:
  • electronic components
  • novel circuits and topology
  • power management
  • energy harvesting circuits
  • technology for Internet of Things
  • autonomous power generation for wireless sensors
  • flexible, rigid, semi-rigid, energy harvesting/storage systems
  • power tent, circuit interfaces of energy devices
  • power skin, power electronics
  • integrated portable/deployable systems incorporating energy generation and energy storage devices
  • thin film energy storage (battery) including thin-film Li , Ni, or novel material based battery
  • energy scavenging systems for on-chip power harvesting and storage
  • energy harvesting and storage for wireless sensor networks and electrical vehicle
  • energy device for Internet of Things (IoTs)
  • solar powered wireless sensing systems for border security.
  • power beaming light for wireless energy transfer
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