Frontiers in Energy Harvesting

Materials and Devices

Perugia (Italy) – June 24-25, 2024

The Noise in Physical System Laboratory is glad to announce the NiPS Summer School 2024 devoted to “Frontiers in Energy Harvesting: Materials and Devices“.

The school, supported by the European Union – NextGenerationEU under the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) National Innovation Ecosystem VITALITY, is open to graduate students, post-docs, young researchers, and in general to all scientists interested in the frontiers in energy harvesting technologies.
The school is aimed at teaching the bases of the science of energy harvesting with focus in recent advancements covering the following topics:

1) Basic principles of Energy Harvesting
2) Advanced energy conversion technologies
3) Innovative materials and solutions for Energy Harvesting
4) Future prospective on Energy Harvesting

Participants to the school will have the opportunity to widely discuss with teachers and colleagues, also through a evening poster-session, where the research conducted by the participants will be illustrated.

The event will be held jointly with the EnerHarv 2024 international workshop on energy harvesting and related technologies, taking place from June 26 to 28 ( in Perugia at Hotel Giò. This is a fantastic opportunity for early-stage researchers and professionals to connect with the future of energy solutions.

Students participating to both events will receive promo code for a 50$ discount for the EnerHarv 2024 registration.

The school issues a certificate of participation with explicit mention of the hours of lectures, for credit assignment. For students who require a test for the assignment of credits, an optional test will be provided.

World class speakers:

Technical program:

Day 1 (Monday, June the 24th)

Day 2 (Tuesday, June the 25th)

Social event

During the social event a visit to the Perugia Underground Archeological Area is foreseen. The Archaeological Area will give you the joy of a discovery trip throughout the centuries. Quite unknown to the local people themselves, these places are hidden inside the hill on which Perugia is built.

Poster sessions

Participants will have the opportunity to present their work at a poster session, through a poster and with a “Flash presentation”. Posters will be displayed during all days of the school.

Posters should be A0 format or 100 cm high by 70 cm wide, in portrait orientation.

Scientific Director

Francesco Cottone, NiPS Laboratory, Physics and Geology Department, University of Perugia

Scientific Committee

Luca Gammaitoni, NiPS Laboratory, Physics and Geology Department, University of Perugia

Igor Neri, NiPS Laboratory, Physics and Geology Department, University of Perugia

Giacomo Clementi, NiPS Laboratory, Physics and Geology Department, University of Perugia

Roberto La Rosa, STMicroelectronics

Sebastian Bader, Mid Sweden University

Valeria Nico, University of Limerick


Hotel Giò, via Ruggero D’Andreotto, 19 – 06100 Perugia (PG)

How to reach Perugia

By Air

The closest airport to Perugia is the San Francesco airport located at 15 min drive. From the Airport you can reach Perugia:

  • by a shuttle bus (for further information A.C.A.P. lines, toll free number +39 800099661 or visit
  • by taxi (phone nr.: +39 075 500 48 88)
  • renting a car at the airport

Central Italy’s closest major airports are in RomePisa, and Florence. These can be easily reached by train, bus or car.
The major international gateway is Rome’s Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci, known as Fiumicino (FCO) (approx. 200 km from Perugia). From the Airport you can reach Perugia:

  • by car (approx. 2.5 hours)
  • by train (approx. 3.5-4 hours, cost 20-30 € with Tenitalia)
  • by bus (approx. 4 hours, cost 20 € with Sulga Lines)

Pisa’s Aeroporto Galileo Galilei (PSA) (230 km, approx. 2.5 hours by car) has flights from London, Madrid, Brussels, Paris, Lisbon and Dubai among others).

Florence’s Aeroporto A. Vespucci, known as Peretola (FLR) (165 km, approx. 2 hours by car), has connections to London, Madrid, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam and Dubai among others.

By train Arrival at Perugia Fontivegge Railways Station. Information on train schedule are available here: Trenitalia.

Registration Step by Step

1) Please compile the Registration form

2) You will receive by email a confirmation of admission with instructions for the payment of the registration fee.

3) After the payment your registration is completed and you will receive an invoice.

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 Committee.


The registration fee includes: 4 coffee breaks, 2 lunches and an excursion with a social dinner.

Early registration (Extended deadline until 15 May 30 April 2024): 300 €

Late registration (from 16 May 1 May 2024): 400 €


Deadline for registration: 20 June 2024


NiPS Laboratory, Dipartimento di Fisica e Geologia, Università di Perugia

via Pascoli – 06123, Perugia (Italy)