Flexible Energy Harvester
Sponsored by: NSF ECCS awards.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the US and worldwide. Consequently, there is an upsurge in the various novel devices to diagnose, monitor, and treat cardiovascular disease. With the emergence of micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) based low-power consuming sensors and implants, we have developed three projects relevant to nanomaterials based pressure sensors and power harvesters.
As advanced nanomaterials, such as nanoporous silica and graphene processing, are becoming semiconductor clean-room friendly, the future holds great promise for the development of mass-producible, high power-density, ultra-thin biosensors and power generators for biomedical implant applications.