Prof. Christopher Rhys Bowen
ERC Advanced Investigator

Prof Bowen acknowledges funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) / ERC GrantAgreement no. 320963 on Novel Energy Materials, Engineering Science and Integrated Systems (NEMESIS).

The aim of NEMESIS is to create new piezoelectric energy harvesting systems, in particular vibration and thermal fluctuations into electrical energy, along with broadband and high temperature vibration harvesting systems. Current applications include tyre harvesting for wireless sensors and oil/gas applications.

Research interests:

  • Energy harvesting materials; ceramics, polymers and composites
  • Sensor and actuator materials
  • Multifunctional ceramics and composites
  • Structural and functional ceramics
  • Nanoporous and nanostructured materials
  • Embedded actuators and sensors
  • GaN based sensors (MORGaN FP7 project)
  • Conductive ceramic sensors (MesMesh FP7 project)
  • Photo-catalysis (PCATDES FP7 project)
  • Networks and dielectric properties

Researcher ID:B-3087-2008

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