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Electronics, magnetics and photonics


Self-powered sensors based on nanogenerators

Our ability to scavenge and convert ambient energy into electricity offers an unprecedented opportunity for powering various electronics systems and sensors, and to build an integrated system capable of battery-free operations. Triboelectric nanogenerators that use triboelectrification and electrostatic induction to recover electrical energy from mechanical vibrations have been proved as a new way to generate electricity. Piezoelectronic nanogenerators have also attracted rising interests in the past decade. The integration of the triboelectric nanogenerators/piezoelectronic nanogenerators and energy storage units gives the opportunity for making various types of self-powered sensors for application in electronics, bio-sensors, nanorobotics, biomedical sensors, etc.


This symposium aims to advance our fundamental understanding and technology development of nanoscale mechanical energy conversion materials and systems based on triboelectric nanogenerators and piezoelectronic nanogenerators. Abstracts may cover theoretical and experimental studies of dielectric materials; research and applications of nanogenerators for self-powered devices or hybrid nanogenerators. Interdisciplinary works that combines nanogenerators and other areas such as deep learning, artificial intelligence are particularly encouraged.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Mechanism of triboelectrification and piezoelectric effects
  • Fundamental material science for nanogenerators
  • Theoretical analysis of nanoscale mechanical-to-electric energy conversion
  • Self-powered nanosensors and nanodevice: design, integration and application for robotics and artificial intelligence
  • Energy harvesting for wearable/stretchable/flexible electronics
  • Fabric and fiber based self-powered sensors and power source
  • Self-charging power cell for advanced batteries
  • Design and integration of hybrid cells for concurrently harvesting multi-type energies
  • Hybridization of nanogenerators with energy storage units: design, integration and power management
  • Tribotronics for electronics and sensors
  • Piezoelectric and flexoelectric effect for high-performance nanogenerators
  • Technological advances in integration and manufacturing of nanogenerators

List of confirmed invited speakers:

  • Zijian Zheng, Hong Kong Poly. University
  • Chenguo Hu, Chongqing University 
  • Daniil Yurchenko, University of Southampton
  • Giuseppina Pace, Italian Institute of Technology
  • Armine Karami,French National Centre for Scientific Research 
  • Chengkuo Lee, National University of Singapore 
  • Zhou Li, Beijing institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems
  • Junyi Zhai, Beijing institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems
  • Ehud Gazit, Tel Aviv University
  • Xudong Wang, Wisconsin University 
  • Ya Yang,  Beijing institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems
  • Weiguo Hu, Beijing institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems


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Symposium organizers
Philippe BASSETUniversité Gustave Eiffel

Cité Descartes - 5 Boulevard Descartes, 77454 Marne-la-Vallée Cedex 2, France
Renyun ZHANG (Main organizer)Mid Sweden University

Holmgatan 10, SE 851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden
Rusen YANGXidian University

266 Xinglong Section of Xifeng Road, Xi’an, 710126, P. R. China