[1/17] The 31st “AIMR Tea Time Talk”



Prof. Mickaël Lallart
(INSA Lyon, Université de Lyon)


“Small-Scale Energy Harvesting for Self-Powered Devices with a Special Focus on Thermal Energy Conversion using MultiPhysic Memory Alloys”


January 17 (Fri.), 2020 16:30-17:30


Combination Room, 5th floor, AIMR Main Bldg.


The proliferation of autonomous wireless devices has raised the issue of power supply. While conventional batteries are limited by their leakage and sensitivity to environments, small-scale energy harvesting, consisting of converting local sources into electricity, has emerged as an alternative. This talk provides a general overview of this concept, presenting typical sources and associated conversion materials and effects, both at conventional and exploratory levels. Considerations on the optimal use of this energy will be also devised. In the framework of an invitational JSPS fellowship, the second part exposes a particular application to thermal harvesting using MultiPhysic Memory Alloys, showing unique properties thanks to the coupling of structural transitions (Shape Memory Alloys) and ferromagnetic behavior.

About Tea Time Talk

AIMR’s Tea Time Talk is a kind of seminar aiming to promote exchange between world’s eminent researchers and young researchers at AIMR, held in a relaxed atmosphere at AIMR’s Friday Tea Time. The following researchers from around the world have given talks at this event so far, and participants have enjoyed discussion over a cup of tea.

1st May 25, 2012 Prof. Thomas P. Russell (The University of Massachusetts Amherst, U.S.A.)
2nd July 6, 2012 Prof. Winfried Teizer (Texas A&M University, U.S.A.)
3rd Aug. 10, 2012 Prof. Alan Lindsay Greer (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
4th Aug. 17,2012 Prof. Alain Reza Yavari (Grenoble Institute of Technology, France)
5th Aug. 31, 2012 Prof. John H. Perepezko (University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.)
6th Jan. 18, 2013 Prof. Tomasz Dietl (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
7th Apr. 12, 2013 Prof. Yiming Li (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
8th June 28, 2013 Dr. Bjorn Mysen (Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, U.S.A.)
9th Oct. 1, 2013 Dr. Yuan T. Lee (Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Academia Sinica of Taiwan)
10th Nov. 19, 2013 Dr. Pawel Hawrylak (National Research Council Canada, Canada)
11th June 27, 2014 Prof. Michael B. Santos (The University of Oklahoma, U.S.A.)
12th June 26, 2015 Dr. B. Muralidharan (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)
13th May 13, 2016 Prof. Jean-Yves Cavaillé (ELyT MaX (Joint Lab at Tohoku University), University of Lyon, France)
14th June 17, 2016 Prof. Tomoteru Fukumura (AIMR, Tohoku University)
15th Sept. 30, 2016 Prof. C. Suryanarayana (University of Central Florida, U.S.A.)
16th Nov. 29, 2016 Dr. David Guy Austing (National Research Council Canada, Canada)
17th April 28, 2017 Prof. Ayumi Hirano (AIMR, Tohoku University)
18th June 23, 2017 Prof. Denis Arčon (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
19th June 30, 2017 Dr. Takeshi Nakanishi (AIST-Tohoku U Mathematics for Advanced Materials Open Innovation Laboratory (MathAM-OIL))
20th July 7, 2017 Prof. Arun Bansil (Northeastern University)
21st July 21, 2017 Prof. Gael Sebald (INSA Lyon, France / ELyT MaX at Tohoku University)
22nd July 28, 2017 Prof. Nicolas Mary (INSA Lyon, France / ELyT MaX Lab at Tohoku University)
23rd Dec. 8, 2017 Prof. Jean-Yves Cavaillé (INSA Lyon, France / ELyT MaX Lab at Tohoku University)
24th April 27, 2018 Prof. Masaru Tsukada (AIMR, Tohoku University)
25th May 11, 2018 Dr. Pierre-Antoine Geslin (Mateis lab, INSA Lyon/CNRS / ELyTMaX Lab at Tohoku University / Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University)
26th July 13, 2018 Dr. Shimpei Ono (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan)
27th Dec. 14, 2018 Prof. Yukitoshi Motome (Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
28th May 17, 2019 Prof. Damien Fabrègue (INSA Lyon, France / ELyT MaX Lab at Tohoku University)
29th July 12, 2019 Prof. Qian Niu (Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin)
30th Oct. 25, 2019 Assoc. Prof. Frédéric Gillot (Department of Solid Mechanics, Mechanical Eng. and Civil Eng., École Centrale de Lyon)
31st Jan. 17, 2020 Prof. Mickaël Lallart (INSA Lyon, Université de Lyon)


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