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Autonomous Miniature Solar Energy Power Supplies for IoT Sensors and Medical Implants

Australia can benefit from cost-effective automated sensing through a variety of applications, including wide area sensing for agriculture, early detection of natural disasters (e.g. bushfires) and biomedical monitoring. The use of solar energy in autonomously powered technology can provide key benefits of reduced cost and size.

The webinar will focus on the use of silicon solar cell arrays, coupled with a thin film lithium ion battery, to provide an efficient and low-cost power supply for outdoor and subdermal medical implants. The use of silicon, which enables high-energy conversion efficiencies and low toxicity, can also pave the way for large scale integration on a low-power wireless chip, a critical step for massively reducing cost.

Join Professor Alison Lennon in exploring the potential and technology required for solar powered IoT sensors and subdermal medical implants.

Professor Alison Lennon

Professor Alison Lennon is a member of the academic staff in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW Sydney. She has lectured in device physics and manufacturing for silicon photovoltaics. Professor Lennon has conducted research with leading photovoltaic companies, including Suntech Power, Trina Solar and more recently LONGi Solar. Prior to being employed at UNSW, she worked as a research scientist at Canon, where her research included display and printing device simulations, development of materials/technology for printing, imaging, display and medical applications.

Alison Lennon