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2018.12.11

【Awards and Commendations】Seonwoo Kim(D3), Project Academic Support Specialist Kuniko Suzuki, Professor Yuji Suzuki, Department of Mechanical Engineering won the Best Paper Award, 18th Int. Conf. on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2018), Daytona Beach.

On 7th December 2018,  Seonwoo Kim(D3), Project Academic Support Specialist Kuniko Suzuki, Professor Yuji Suzuki, Department of Mechanical Engineering won the Best Paper Award, 18th Int. Conf. on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2018), Daytona Beach. 

 

●Name of award and short explanation about the award
Best Paper Award, 18th Int. Conf. on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2018), Daytona Beach
“Development of A High-performance Amorphous Fluorinated Polymer Electret Based on Quantum Chemical Analysis”

Only one recipient is selected among 162 submitted papers.

 

●About awarded research
Energy harvesting attracts attention as a sustainable power supply for IoT devices. In this research, we designed the fluorinated polymer electret material for electret-based energy harvesting device , which is suitable for power generation from environmental vibration, with the aid of quantum chemical analysis for the first time. It has been shown that the material developed actually has an extremely high surface charge density and thermal stability. In addition to its high academic value, the present study is highly appreciated as contributing greatly to the practical application of electret energy harvesters.

 We would like to thank many of our colleagues for valuable suggestions during the course this work. This award is encouraging us to extend our research for further development of high-performance polymer electret material.