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Design and development of a MEMS Energy Harvester

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  • Full or part time
    Dr N Morley
    Prof Allwood
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Energy harvesters are devices which convert mechanically motions such as vibrations into electrical energy. Energy harvesters can be used for applications where a long-lasting portable power source is required. One application where energy harvesters could be beneficial is in micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS), where they could be used rather than batteries to power the devices. This project uses the computer simulation programme COMSOL to design a MEMS energy harvester using magnetostrictive materials. Once the optimum overall design and materials have been determined, the MEMS device will then be fabricated and tested, using the equipment available in the SCAMMD group.

Funding Notes

Candidates should be self-funded, sponsored, or applying for Scholarships. The University and the Faculty of Engineering award PhD scholarships for Home, EU, and International students on a competitive basis every year. The deadline for Faculty/University Scholarships is February each year - for more information see: www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/scholarships

Candidates should have or expect to gain a good Honours degree with 2i or above in Materials Science and Engineering or related discipline.

If English is not your first language then you must have International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) average of 6.5 or above with at least 6.0 in each component.

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FTE Category A staff submitted: 34.80

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