Energy Harvesting & Conversion

Bent, Fan, Harris, Hesselink, Howe, Pop, Rivas Davila, Saraswat, Solgaard, Vuckovic

The study of electronics and photonics play a central role for energy harvesting and conversion. For example, the harvesting of solar energy requires significant advance in both electronics and photonics. In addition, the majority of electronics today are fundamentally limited by the energy they consume. Conversely, the availability of more varied energy sources would enable functionality and ubiquity of electronics not yet possible today. Even when power is readily available, some electronics must obey very strict thermal requirements, such as those that come in contact with the human body. Examples include:

  • Thermoelectric nanomaterials for thermal energy harvesting;
  • Fundamental research into the nanoscale physics of electron-phonon energy interaction;
  • Heat-sensitive electronics and their interaction with strict temperature environments such as car engines, the human body, or extraterrestrial applications;
  • Energy harvesting from vibrations (piezoelectrics), thermo-acoustic energy conversion, and chemical reactions;
  • Renewable energy research including photovoltaics, thermophotovoltaics and radiative cooling.

 

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Shanhui Fan

Shanhui Fan Professor

Spilker 314 (4088)
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Ungson, Socorro Administrator

Spilker 213 (4088)
723-0203
sungson@stanford.edu

James S. Harris

James S. Harris Professor

Allen 328X (4075)
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Jimenez, Francesca Administrator

Allen 329X (4075)
723-0983
fjimenez@stanford.edu

Roger T. Howe

Roger T. Howe Professor

Allen 114 (4070)
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Guerra, Ann Administrator

Allen 207 (4070)
725-3725
guerra@ee.stanford.edu

Eric Pop

Eric Pop Associate Professor

Allen 335X (4075)
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Jimenez, Francesca Administrator

Allen 329X (4075)
723-0983
fjimenez@stanford.edu

Juan Rivas

Juan Rivas Assistant Professor

Allen 210 (4070)
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Guerra, Ann Administrator

Allen 207 (4070)
725-3725
guerra@ee.stanford.edu

Krishna Saraswat

Krishna Saraswat Professor

Allen 326X (4075)
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Jimenez, Francesca Administrator

Allen 329X (4075)
723-0983
fjimenez@stanford.edu

Olav Solgaard

Olav Solgaard Professor

Spilker 315 (4088)
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Peterman, Yurika Administrator

Spilker 206 (4088)
723-9723
yurika.peterman@stanford.edu

Jelena Vuckovic

Jelena Vuckovic Professor

Spilker 209 (4088)
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Tarien, Ingrid Administrator

Spilker 306 (4088)
723-0206
ingrid@ee.stanford.edu