Project Laboratory Energy Harvester (research lab training)

Lecturer (assistant/s)Paolo Lugli, Norbert Schwesinger, Markus Becherer [ML] (Marco Bobinger, Sherif Keddis)
Allocation to curriculumSee TUMonline
Offered inWintersemester 2016/17
Semester weekly hours5  
RegistrationSee “Course criteria & registration”

Scheduled dates

  • 21.10.2016 13:15-14:00 N1812, Studentenarb. m. DV, Please attend the Kick-Off Meeting, as participation is ultimately important for the course.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After completion of the module the students will be able to evaluate energy harvesting devices and systems as well as their system integration. They will be able to comprehensively review various different physical effects for the purpose energy transformation in electronic applications.


In the Projektpraktikum (lab course) the students will work on designing, fabrication and characterization of energy harvesting systems based on different effects (triboelectric, piezoelectric, pyroelectric and others).

Previous knowledge expected

The students should have knowledge on electronic device physics and material sciences. It is strongly suggested for the students to have participated in the modules Energy Harvesters and Nanotechnology and/or Nanoelectronics or other related subjects.

Teaching and learning method (delivery of skills)

In the framework of the Projektpraktikum Energy Harvesters, energy harvesting devices will be designed, fabricated and characterized. Small lectures will provide the theoretical background, additional reading will inspire the students to deepen their knowledge. Fabrication and characterization tasks are supervised by institute scientists and technical staff. The students will present their results in a scientific talk and a written technical report.

Assessment (exam method and evaluation)

The examination consists of presentation of the gathered contents and results in a 15 minute talk with subsequent discussion (50%), preparation of a written report that contains the content and results of the work (50%). By the delivery of the "presentation" the ability is tested to understand a technical/scientific subject, to analyze and evaluate facts and factors of influence, to summarize the subject and present it to an audience, and to stand a discussion about the presented subject. By the written summaries the ability is tested to summarize the major facts and the conclusion of a presentation in clear and concise manner, both in a short abstract (150words) as well as in a 4 page technical report.


Presentation slides, topic related short instructions, technical notes, white paper, state-of-the-art scientific literature.

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