NiPS Summer School 2012 in Erice

Summer School "Energy harvesting at micro and nanoscales"

Workshop "Energy harvesting: models and applications"

Erice (IT), July 23-27, 2012

 

The Noise in Physical System Laboratory is glad to announce the third edition of NiPS Summer School and Workshop devoted to "Energy harvesting at micro and nanoscales".

The school, supported by European Commission under the FET Proactive Coordination and Support Action ZEROPOWER (www.zero-power.eu), is open to graduate students, post-docs, young researchers, and in general to all scientists interested in the physical foundations and practical applications of energy harvesting at micro and nanoscales. As part of the school there is a workshop where the students and external participants can present the result of their research. The workshop covers a wider range of subjects under the title of “Energy harvesting: models and applications” and is open to contributions.

Previous editions of NiPS Summer School have seen in two years the participation of more then 50 students and young researchers from all over the world. Please visit the following links for information on previous editions, together with the slides of the lectures and photos of the events:

www.nipslab.org/summerschool2010

www.nipslab.org/summerschool2011

 

Click here to see the pictures of NiPS Summer School 2012!

 

Scientific Director

Luca Gammaitoni, NiPS Laboratory, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Perugia 

The school is hosted by the newly established International School on Statistical Physics at Ettore Majorana Centre (directors P. Hanggi and F. Marchesoni).

Lecturers

- G. Abadal (University Autonoma of Barcelona)
- L. Alfonsi (University of Perugia)
- M. Buttiker (University of Geneva)
- L. Gammaitoni (University of Perugia)
- F. Marchesoni (University of Camerino)
- D. Paul (University of Glasgow)
- W. Venstra (TU Delft)
- H. Vocca (University of Perugia)
- L. Worschech (University of Wuerzburg)

General Program

Jul. 23: Arrival
    16.30 -17.00   Registration
    17.00 -18.00   Gammaitoni - Presentation of the school
    18.00 -19.00   Alfonsi - Science communication training 1
    19.00 -20:00   Welcome cocktail

Jul. 24:
      9.00 -10.50   Marchesoni -  Brownian transport at the nanoscales
    11.10 -13.00   Venstra - Introduction to micro-electromechanical systems
    15.30 -16.50   Cottone - Introduction to vibration harvesting
    17.10 -18.30   Vocca - Non-linear vibration harvesting
    18.30 -19.30   Alfonsi - Science communication training 2

Jul. 25:
      9.00 -10.50   Buttiker - Current from hot spots
    11.10 -13.00   Paul -  Advances on thermoelectrics for energy harvesting
    15.30 -16.50   Hartmann -  Quantum energy harv. in nanoelectronic devices
    17.10 -18.30   Abadal - Energy harv. and storage from electromagnetic radiation sources
    21.00 -23.00   Poster session

Jul. 26:
      9.00 -10.50   Buttiker - Scattering theory of thermoelectric transport
    11.10 -12.30   Baglio - Advances in nonlinear MEMS harvesters
    Afternoon       Excursion

Jul. 27:
    9.00 - 13.00    Workshop: Energy harvesting: models and applications
    15.30 - 19.00  Workshop: Energy harvesting: models and applications
    20.30              Gala dinner

Jul. 28: Departure 

 

Downloads available:

- program of the lectures

- workshop program

- abstract book

 

Slide of the lectures:

Alfonsi - Science communication training 1 and 2
Abadal - Energy harv. and storage from electromagnetic radiation sources
Baglio - Advances on nonlinear MEMS harvesters
Buttiker - Current from hot spots
Buttiker - Scattering theory of thermoelectric transport
Cottone - Introduction to vibration harvesting
Hartmann -  Quantum energy harv. in nanoelectronic devices
Marchesoni -  Brownian transport at the nanoscales
Paul -  Advances on thermoelectrics for energy harvesting
Venstra - Introduction to micro-electromechanical systems
Vocca - Non-linear vibration harvesting
Yeatman - Miniature motion energy harvesters with rotating mechanisms
 

Contacts

NiPS Laboratory, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Perugia

via Pascoli 1 - I-06123 - Perugia (Italy)

Emailschool@nipslab.org

 

Costs

The price of the school is 500 € (+ registration fee), that includes lodging (5 nights), meals, local transport from/to Trapani or Palermo airport, gala dinner and excursion.

Students can apply for a scholarship. The allocation and amount of scholarships are at the discretion of the organizing committee.

Registration fee

Summer School + Workshop (23-28 July): 300 €

Workshop (26-28 July): 200 €

Accompanying person (23-28 July): 70 €

 

New deadline: It 's still possible to register until June 30!

Registration

If you plan to attend the school and the workshop, please fill the registration form available below. You are invited to present a talk at the workshop, please insert your abstract in the registration form.

Registration FORM

Please notice that school attendance is limited to 70 students and the participation will be assessed on a first-come/first-serve basis, subjected to acceptance from the Organizing Commettee.

 

Venue

Ettore Majorana Center 

Via Guarnotta, 26
91016 ERICE (Sicily) - Italy

How to reach 

By Air: There are many flights from Rome to Palermo and a few from Milan which guarantee convenient international connections. We provide ground transportation from/to Palermo airport at any time also in the case of late arrivals or early departures. We suggest that you travel with carry-on luggage only.

By Train: Via Milan-Rome, you can reach Trapani directly. From Trapani, to reach Erice comfortably, a taxi is suggested. Confirm the price before taking the taxi.

By Car: There are two possibilities: Drive along the Autostrada del Sole via Milan-Bologna-Florence-Rome-Naples-Villa San Giovanni (Reggio Calabria); then take a ferry-boat from Villa San Giovanni to Messina and drive to Erice (350 km from Messina). Take the ferry-boat either from Genoa or Naples to Palermo, and then drive on to Erice (100 km from Palermo). The places on the ferry-boat must be booked in advance. Should you break up your trip anywhere in Italy, click here for hotel information.

 

            

                   

                   

Supported by NANOPOWER, VII FP (FET Proactive Collaborative project N. 256959);  ZEROPOWER, VII FP (Coordination and suppport action, N. 270005); Wisepower srl; Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG)