3rd year student in Materials Science and Metallurgy
Static electricity is a common phenomenon in our daily lives but its effect is usually not welcomed and considered negative. So, why don’t we positively utilise such an effect as a power source? My research is focused on an energy generator that scavenges power from an ambient vibration via electrostatic effect. To make this practical, I have invented a polymer nanoconfinement method to enhance energy transfer efficiency, and recently filed a patent with Cambridge Enterprise to commercialise this device. I believe this will lead to develop a new type of energy harvester that can increase the lifespan of wearable devices.
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