Keynote Speakers


Prof. Quan Wang
Shantou University, China

Professor Quan Wang is now the Executive Vice-President of Shantou University. He is currently a Fellow of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is selected as a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, as well as a Member of the European Academy of Science.

Prof. Wang is an influential scholar in his research areas of energy harvesting, smart materials and nanotechnology. He was awarded the Blaise Pascal Medal of the European Academy of Sciences in Engineering in 2019.


Prof. Grzegorz Litak

Lublin University of Technology, Poland

Prof. Grzegorz Litak completed his M.Sc (1988) and Ph.D. (1994) degrees in physics at Maria Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin. Later he moved to Lublin University of Technology where he is presently working as a full professor and the Head of Department of Automation. From 1994 he started his research on mechanical engineering, production engineering, and nonlinear dynamics. Recently, he was also involved in research on mechanical energy harvesting. 

G. Litak published over 280 papers including about 220 in international journals.  Presently, he is a member of the Polish Physical Society, the Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.


Prof. Alper Erturk
Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Prof. Alper Erturk (Fellow of ASME and SPIE) is the Woodruff Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech, where he leads the Smart Structures and Dynamical Systems Laboratory. He has published more than 200 articles in archival journals and conference proceedings, 4 book chapters, and 2 books (total citations around 13,000 and h-index: 51). He received various awards including the NSF CAREER Award, ASME Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award for early career impact in the field of adaptive structures and material systems, ASME C.D. Mote Jr. Early Career Award for demonstrated research excellence in the field of vibration and acoustics, SEM James W. Dally Young Investigator Award for demonstrated research excellence in experimental mechanics, and two ASME Energy Harvesting Best Paper Awards, among others.

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Université Gustave Eiffel, France

Philippe Basset is professor at Université Gustave Eiffel / ESIEE Paris. He completed his Ph.D from IEMN University of Lille 2003 in the areas of microelectronic and micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS). In 2004 he was a post-doc at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. In 2005 he joined ESIEE Paris at the Université Paris-Est (now Université Gustave Eiffel), France, where he developed the activities on mechanical energy harvesting. His current research interests include micro-power sources for autonomous sensors, conditioning systems for tribo-electret  generators and micro/nano-structuration of silicon. He currently serves in the International Steering Committee of the PowerMEMS conference and he is deputy director of the ESYCOM lab.


Prof. Dong S. Ha
Virginia Tech, United States

Prof. Dong S. Ha received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Iowa. Since Fall 1986, he has been a faculty member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech. Currently, he is Professor and Director of Multifunctional Integrated Circuits and Systems (MICS) group with four faculty members and a member of Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) of Virginia Tech.  

He specializes in low-power IC design for analog/mixed-signal and RF ICs targeting for embedded system applications. His research interests include energy harvesting from various sources including RF and power line. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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Prof. Wenming Zhang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Wenming Zhang is a professor of School of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University of China. His scientific interests focus on MEMS, Tri-co robotics, Precision measurement and detection, and Energy harvesting. His honors and awards include National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Major Program) and “Young and Middle-aged Science and Technology Innovation Leading Talent” under National Innovation Talent Promotion Plan. He also served as the board members of Active and Passive Electronic Components, Sensors & Transducers Journal, and Journal of Sensor Technology.

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Prof. Lei Zuo
Virginia Tech, United States

Lei Zuo is a professor of both mechanical engineering and electrical engineering at Virginia Tech, the director of the National Science Foundation Industry and University Collaborative  Research Center (NSF-IUCRC) for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems. He is a renowned scholar in the fields of energy harvesting, marine energy, vibration control, mechatronics, advanced manufacturing, and thermoelectrics.

Prof. Zuo has published more than 270 papers and has advised 12 PhD and 21 MS students to completion and over 10 postdocs. He is a Fellow of ASME and the Technical / Associate Editor of three academic journals of ASME and IEEE. Lei Zuo completed his Ph.D. from MIT and B.S. from Tsinghua University. He is the recipient of the 2017 ASME Leonardo Da Vinci Award, 2014 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 2015 and 2011 R&D 100 Awards.

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Prof. Chengkuo Lee

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Chengkuo Lee is the Director of Center for Intelligent Sensors and MEMS at National University of Singapore. He received the M.Sc. degree from Department of Materials Science and Engineer, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1991, M.Sc. degree from the Department of Industrial and System Engineering, the State University of New Jersey, Brunswick, NJ, USA, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Precision Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1996.

His research interest include energy harvesting, nanophotonics, and MEMS.


Prof. Elie Lefeuvre
University of Paris-Sud, France

Elie Lefeuvre has been a Professor with the University of Paris-Sud since 2010. From 2001 to 2007, he was an Associate Professor with the National Institute for Applied Sciences (Lyon, France), where he conducted research on energy harvesting, vibration control, and structural health monitoring systems for aerospace applications. Then, he oriented his work in the field of MEMS, when he was hired by University of Paris-Sud in 2007. He currently heads the Energy Harvesting research team at the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, a joint research unit of the CNRS and University of Paris-Sud. He has authored more than 160 research papers and patents on piezoelectric and electrostatic transducers, MEMS and interface circuits for energy harvesting. His current research focuses in particular on the topic of biomechanical energy harvesting for medical implant applications.

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Prof. Wen-Jong Wu
National Taiwan University, Taiwan, China

Wen-Jong Wu is currently Professor with Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Wen-Jong Wu got his Ph.D degree in Institute of Applied Mechanics from National Taiwan University. He joined Department of Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering, National Taiwan University as Assistant Professor since 2003, has been Associate Professor since 2010, and has been Professor since 2014. He has been inviting Professors in ENS de Cachan and INSA de Lyon in 2015 and 2018, respectively. He is currently associate editor of Smart Materials and Structures. His research interests are in piezoelectric power transducer, small-scale piezoelectric energy harvesting, and ultrasonic/acoustic transducers.

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Dr. Lihua Tang
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr. Lihua Tang is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand. He received the B.Eng. degree in engineering mechanics and the MEng degree in solid mechanics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2005 and 2008, respectively, and the PhD degree in structures and mechanics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2012. His main research interests include smart materials and structures, energy harvesting, vibration control, acoustic/elastic metamaterials and thermoacoustic engines. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical papers including 63 journal articles. Dr. Tang is a Member of ASME, SPIE and ENZ. He is a member of Energy Harvesting Technical Committee of ASME and a member of Adaptive Structures and Material Systems (ASMS) Technical Branch of ASME.

To be continued...


Important Dates

Abstract Submission:
March 1, 2020 - May 10, 2021
Early Bird Registration:
March 1, 2020 - June 10, 2021
Notification of Acceptance:
March 1, 2020 - May 15, 2021
Full Paper Submission (Optional):
March 1, 2020 - June 20, 2021
Registration Opening:
March 1, 2020 - July 12, 2021
Conference Date (Postponed for one year due to COVID-19):
July 9-12, 2021

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