Special Issue "Advanced Energy Harvesting Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2021.
We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of “Advanced Energy Harvesting Technologies”. Energy harvesting concerns the conversion of unused or wasted energy in an ambient environment into useful electrical energy. It enables small electronic systems such as wireless sensors to become self-powered and potentially completely autonomous. Energy harvesting is now becoming a key enabling technology for widespread and maintenance-free deployment of wireless nodes for future Internet of Things (IoT). Research in energy harvesting covers a wide range of fields from fundamental research in functional materials to system level integration. This Special Issue aims to present state-of-the-art research in a variety of topics with the goal of developing practical energy harvesting solutions. We welcome original research articles which should include rigorous methodology and in-depth discussions to present novel solutions to challenges in relevant fields. Review articles summarising the current state of understanding of a particular topic in the field of energy harvesting are also welcome.
Topics of interest for publication include but are not limited to:
- Functional materials for energy harvesting applications;
- Modelling and analysis of energy harvesters;
- Kinetic energy harvesting, e.g., vibration and flow energy harvesting;
- Thermoelectric energy harvesting;
- Wearable energy harvesting;
- Biochemical and bio-inspired power/energy systems;
- RF energy harvesting;
- Power management for energy harvesting systems;
- Self-powered integrated/embedded sensor systems;
- Applications and innovations of energy harvesting systems.
Dr. Dibin Zhu
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- energy harvesting
- energy conversion
- functional materials
- power management
- autonomous sensors