Special Issue "Energy Harvesting and Sustainable Structure Monitoring System"

A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708). This special issue belongs to the section "Network Services and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (7 October 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Hyunjun Jung
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Guest Editor
Pyro-E, LLC
Interests: low power wireless sensor; energy harvesting; structure health monitoring; piezoelectric device; power management circuit
Dr. Yooseob Song
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Co-Guest Editor
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg Campus, 1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539, USA
Interests: solid mechanics; piezoelectric energy harvesting; high-entropy alloys; extreme loadings
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is proposed to encourage further research and development of energy harvesting systems and wireless sensor networks for sustainable monitoring systems.

Powering wireless sensor nodes are one of the most attractive applications of energy-harvesting technology for various monitoring purposes for low-cost and sustainable systems, and the extension of lifetime of battery-operated wireless monitoring systems is an essential research topic. Wireless transceiver and sensor design affect the lifetime and reliability of wireless monitoring systems, and hence, the development of a low-power design of wireless sensor nodes is a key technology for sustainable monitoring systems. An energy harvester needs to be designed to meet the power requirements of the wireless sensor and integrated with a power management circuit for maximum power conversion.

Original contributions including the state-of-the-art, benefits of emerging technologies, experimental studies, or which investigate novel schemes and applications are welcome.

Topics relevant to the Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • Sensor design and implementation for low-power operation;
  • Novel interface circuit for sensors and actuators;
  • Novel energy harvesting systems for sustainable monitoring systems;
  • Low power wireless transceiver design;
  • Low power management for sustainable wireless sensor networks;
  • Energy management algorism for sustainable monitoring systems;
  • Damage detection/localization/assessment
  • Energy harvesting for sustainable and resilient infrastructures.

Dr. Hyunjun Jung
Dr. Yooseob Song
Guest Editors

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. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1600 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.


  • low power wireless network
  • sensor and actuator
  • structure health monitoring
  • energy management
  • energy harvesting
  • low power electronics

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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