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Mahmoud Wagih wins Best Oral Presentation Award at PowerMEMS 2019

Published: 19 April 2020
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The certificate was awarded to Mahmoud Wagih

Mahmoud Wagih has won an award for his work on wireless power transfer, presented at the 19th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2019). The conference was held in Kraków, Poland from 2-6 December 2019.

This work is part of a project focusing on smart cycling-based sensing using smart-textiles, in a smart city environment. The paper demonstrated a wearable wireless power transfer technique, insensitive to separation between the coils up to 3 metres, using electrically-small wearable antennas. The coils were fabricated using conductive fabric for integration in garments using embroidery.

The work was awarded the Best Paper Prize (1st place), presented at an oral session, sponsored by MDPI Energies. The paper was selected from over 50 oral papers and 10 nominees based on their impact, technical content and the presenter's communication.

A live demo of the wireless transfer technology, using flexible and textile rectennas, was presented at the EnABLES Project stand. Mahmoud also delivered an oral presentation on characterizing and modelling rectifiers for RF energy harvesting.

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