STTR Phase I: High Energy Density Piezoelectric Thin Films and Energy Harvesting Devices

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0810391
Agency Tracking Number: 0810391
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: EL
Solicitation Number: NSF 07-586
Small Business Information
18803 Fortson Ave., Dallas, TX, 75252
DUNS: 788630205
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Pradeep Shah
 (214) 621-8762
Business Contact
 Pradeep Shah
Title: PhD
Phone: (214) 621-8762
Research Institution
 University of Texas at Dallas
 Dina Caplinger
 800 W Campbell Rd, MP 15
Richardson, TX, 75083
 (972) 883-2312
 Nonprofit college or university
This STTR Phase I project is to develop processes and optimized integrated structures based on the piezoelectric effect, and complemented by other traditional sources, to enable energy harvesting devices for self-powered sensors and devices. The team has recently developed a piezoelectric composition with the highest ever reported energy density for bulk piezoelectric ceramics. This project will seek to develop and optimize piezoelectric thin film processes using the newly discovered composition. Successful use of piezoelectrics for energy harvesting from vibration sources can provide a high efficiency and low maintenance power source, particularly at a small scale, for applications that are remote, inaccessible and in darkness.

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