Stuart's Internship on Energy Harvesting30th September 2011
This summer, one of our undergraduate electronic engineering students, Stuart Barrow, worked with me for three months on the pioneering EPSRC-funded project on "Next Generation Energy-Harvesting Electronics - A Holistic Approach". Stuart developed an ultra low-power system that analyses vibrations and transmits them wirelessly. The photo shows Stuart testing his system on a car engine - the hardware on the engine is detecting vibrations, processing them, and transmitting them wirelessly to a laptop computer.
Stuart testing the system on a car engine
These opportunities for summer internships are great for students, as it allows them to apply the things that they have learnt to real electronics projects in a research environment, and great for the University as interns make very real and valuable contributions. This has been the second year that I have employed Stuart on an internship, and the skills and knowledge that he has developed during his degree have made him a very valuable part of the research team.
Stuart commented "I completed 2 summer internships with Geoff and found them to be great learning experiences and the perfect accompaniment to my degree in electronic engineering. They allowed me to apply the skills I had gained through my course on interesting projects while working in a real research environment. They were definitely one of the highlights of my time at the University of Southampton."
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IEEE Sensors Journal Paper Among 25 Most Downloaded6th August 2012
Today we were notified that our paper 'Modeling of Wireless Sensor Nodes Powered by Tunable
Energy Harvesters: HDL-Based Approach' (a copy can also be downloaded from our institutional ePrints repository) is one of the 25 most downloaded Sensors Journal papers in the month of June 2012. Included in this ranking are all Sensors Journal papers published since its foundation, about 1000 papers in total.
The paper is a result of work done at Southampton as part of the Holistic Energy Harvesting ... [more]
Keynote Speech given at EnHaNSS 201211th June 2012
Today I gave the keynote speech at the International Workshop on Algorithms and Concepts for Networked Sensing Systems Powered by Energy Harvesters (EnHaNSS'12) workshop in Antwerp, Belgium. The workshop was organised as part of the Internationl Conference on Networked Sensing Systems (INSS 2012).
In the keynote, I talked about the holistic design of energy harvesting sensor nodes. Energy harvesting sensor nodes are gaining increasing potential and research interest, but they are inherently c... [more]