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Prerequisites: 'C' or better in (ME EN 3210 OR ME EN 3220) AND ECE 2210 AND (MATH 2250 OR (MATH 2270 AND MATH 2280)) AND Full Major status in Mechanical Engineering.
Engineering methods to harvest energy from the environment including vibrations, motion, thermal and light energy. Covers fundamental physics of common electromechanical transduction mechanisms (piezoelectric, electrostatic, and electromagnetic) and thermoelectrics, equivalent circuit modeling techniques to model coupled electromechanical systems, and basic power conditioning electronics. Advanced energy harvesting topics are also introduced.