Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium: "Energy Harvesting Using Magneto-Elastic Materials"
Friday, October 4, 2019
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
1110 Kim Engineering Building
301 405 4471
Title: Energy Harvesting Using Magneto-Elastic Materials
Speaker: Prof. Amr Adly
Professor, Cairo University
Deputy Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research for University Affairs, Egypt
Abstract: In recent years, the issue of energy conservation has gained global attention and enthusiasm. As a result, various research activities have been directed to serve that issue on different scientific, industrial and economic fronts. Within those activities, several energy harvesting concepts from mechanical vibrations have been proposed. Basically, their working principles capitalized on the conversion of environmentally existing mechanical vibration energy into electrical energy. This conversion is made possible by exploiting the relatively large coupling coefficients between mechanical variables and electric or magnetic fields which are exhibited by several materials such as piezoelectric and magneto-elastic materials. This talk is mainly focused on electrical energy harvesting from mechanical vibrations using magnetostrictive and smart magnetic materials. Relevant applications include self-powered wearables, sensors and active vibration dampers. Details related to typically utilized materials, their modeling, power density and harvesting concept will be discussed.
Speaker Biography: Prof. Amr A. Adly, received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cairo University and the Ph.D. degree in Elect. Eng. from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA in 1992. He worked as a Senior Magnetics Scientist at LDJ Electronics, Michigan, USA, during 1993–1994. He also worked in the USA as a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland during the summers of 1996–2000. He worked as a consultant to the UNESCO Cairo office and as an expert to the EU Commission, established and directed the R&D Division of the Egyptian Industrial Modernization Center. He published about 130 reviewed papers and holds one U.S. patent, reviewed more than 300 papers, chaired many sessions in international Conferences, and served as the Principal Investigator of several joint international research projects. He has been previously awarded the Egyptian State Encouragement Prize, the Shoman Foundation Arab Scientist Prize, the Egyptian State Excellence Prize, the 2016 University of Maryland ECE Dept. Distinguished Alumni Award, the 2016 Egyptian State Merit Prize in Engineering Sciences and the Presidential First Class Medal of Science and Arts. He has been promoted to the IEEE Fellow status in 2011 and is currently serving on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. In the period 2010-2014 Prof. Adly served as the Cairo University Faculty of Engineering Vice Dean and served in the period 2014-2015 as the Executive Director of Egypt’s Science and Technology Development Fund. He served as Cairo University Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research during the period January 3rd 2016 till June 13th 2018. Since June 14th 2018, Prof. Adly has been appointed as the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research for Universities Affairs and the Fulbright Egypt Board of Directors Chairman.