Elastomers in Power Generation

17 Mar 2023

Elastomers in Power Generation

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This IOM3 Elastomer Group Afternoon Technical Discussion Meeting held on Friday 17th March 2023 focussed on the use of elastomers and elastomeric-like materials for Generation of Clean and Green Energy.

Flexible membrane-based energy harvesters from ambient motions (e.g. wave, tidal, water current, vibration or any other motions) are emerging technologies that demonstrated great potentials for generating low carbon renewable energy. The technologies could be game-changers to meet the Net Zero target in the energy sectors, particularly in the UK. A couple of SMEs and large-scale companies were already emerged in the last decade that deal with flexible energy generators made of rubber-like materials. However, the sectors have been facing challenges ranging from novel chemical formulations of rubber-like materials to innovative designs of novel flexible-energy harvesters.


13:30 (UK time) Chair – Professor James Busfield, Head of the Soft Matter Group in the Department of Materials, Queen Mary University of London

  • Converting Wave Energy with Dielectric Elastomers: issues, results and perspectives
    Giacomo Moretti, Assistant professor, University of Trento
  • Is the Anaconda wave energy device the ultimate rubber engineering challenge?
    Dr Andrea Bucchi, School of Mechanical and Design Engineering, University of Portsmouth
  • A New Class of Transformable Kirigami Metamaterials for Reconfigurable Electromagnetic Systems
    Professor Zhong You
    , Engineering Science, Fellow of Magdalen College, Cambridge University and Chris Stevens, University of Oxford
  • Energy harvesting using dielectric elastomer
    Dr Daniil Yurchenko
    , Associate Professor, University of Southampton

16:30 (UK time) – Event Close

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