Self-Powered and Soft Polymer MEMS/NEMS Devices

  • Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli
  • Kai Tao
  • Debarun Sengupta
  • Michael S. Triantafyllou

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kai Tao, Honglong Chang, Jin Wu, Lihua Tang, Jianmin Miao
    Pages 1-30
  3. Debarun Sengupta, Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli
    Pages 31-60
  4. Debarun Sengupta, Ssu-Han Chen, Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli
    Pages 61-81
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 83-85

About this book


This book explores the fabrication of soft material and biomimetic MEMS sensors, presents a review of MEMS/NEMS energy harvesters and self-powered sensors, and focuses on the recent efforts in developing flexible and wearable piezoelectric nanogenerators. It also includes a critical analysis of various energy harvesting principles, such as electromagnetic, piezoelectric, electrostatic, triboelectric, and magnetostrictive. Included are chapters that:

  • Describe self/low-powered MEMS devices that are developed through biomimetic and bio-inspired approaches;
  • Review the recent progress in kinetic MEMS/NEMS-enabled energy harvesters as self-powered sensors;
  • Comprehensively review the ongoing research done in the field of nanofiber-based flexible and wearable energy harvesters;
  • Explore the current trends in the field of soft materials research and future challenges.

This multidisciplinary book is appropriate for students and professionals in the fields of material science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and bioengineering.


Energy harvesting micro/nano devices Novel materials for energy harvesting Biomimetics and nature-inspired technologies Chemical sensing Heavy metal detection Hydrodynamics and flow sensing Soft polymers Hydrogels Power generators Electrospun nanofibers Sensors and sensing systems Piezoelectric materials Graphene and 2D materials

Authors and affiliations

  • Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli
    • 1
  • Kai Tao
    • 2
  • Debarun Sengupta
    • 3
  • Michael S. Triantafyllou
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Advanced Production Engineering, Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen (ENTEG), Faculty of Science and EngineeringUniversity of GroningenNijenborghThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina
  3. 3.Department of Advanced Production EngineeringUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.MIT Sea Grant College ProgrammeMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05553-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05554-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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