University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering
by Saša Zelenika | Jan 12, 2017
Name of the Organisation: University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering & Centre for Micro and Nanosciences and Technologies
Organisation Short Name: RiTEH
Organisation Type: REC
ACTIVITYTopic(s) of interest from 2016-2017 Transport Work Programme:
Fields of Activity: Scientific research, energy harvesting solutions, mechatronics, nanometric precision positioning systems, control and data acquisition systems, noncontact interferometric measurements of displacements and vibrations, microsystems technologies, scanning probe microscopy (SPM), nanoindentation, additive 3D manufacturing technologies, reversed engineering and rapid prototyping, ...
Skills and Experise Offered: The RITEH team deals especially with modelling, simulation, optimization and experimental assessment of energy harvesting solutions, used for powering low consumption systems. This know-how and expertise can be used to develop energy harvesting principles that can be integrated in various fields of interest with the goal of achieving intelligent control and monitoring of some characteristic parameters (temperature, humidity, pressure, etc.).
The team has also considerable experience in developing technological solutions (e.g. for powering sensors in the field of automotive industry), as well as related to the characterization of innovative materials at the nano-scale.
Keywords: energy harvesting, mechanical engineering design, research and development
Previous FP Projects Participated: RITEH has recently participated in the EU FP7 ICT-2009.9.1 project no. 269985 („Detection of Watercourse Contamination in Developing countries using Sensor Networks - Enlarged”; 2013-2015 - GOLDFISH) related to monitoring pollutants in river flows via autonomous wireless sensor networks. In the GOLDFISH project, the team developed and tested novel energy harvesting concepts for powering wireless networks of sensors, including suitable energy management electronics. RITEH has therefore an expertise in developing and applying sensor networks based on different energy harvesting principles.
Contact Person: Saša Zelenika
Position in the Organisation: Full Time Professor and Head of the Precision Engineering Laboratory