Hardware and Software Prototyping Platforms Technical Discussion

Location: Center of Engineering Innovation

Date: July 30, 2015

The presentation gave an overview of Energy Harvesting Systems, illustrated technologies used for micro power and nano power applications and highlighted some applications.

Energy harvesting is “the process in which energy is captured from a system’s environment and converted into usable electric power”.


Luay Y. Taha was born in Basra, Iraq on Sep 10, 1959. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Basra University, in 1980, the M.Sc.  degree in Control and Instrumentation from university of Technology, Baghdad, in 1985, and the PhD degree in Micro-engineering and Nano-Electronics from UKM university, Malaysia, in 2009. From 1986 – 1988 he joined the scientific research council in Baghdad as a researcher in computer engineering and signal processing groups. He was involved in researches related to programmable instrumentation and homomorphic signal processing. In 2008, he joined university of Technology – Department of control and systems as lecturer in digital design and computer buses. From 1999 – 2002 he joined Dubai Aviation College to teach in the department of electronic and aerospace engineering.  Since 2002 he worked with Emirates airlines/Emirates Aviation University as an engineering lecturer and a programs developer for Electronics, Avionics and Aerospace Engineering. In 2009, he was appointed as an assistance professor and a programs manager of Electronics, Avionics and Aerospace Engineering departments. On Jan 2014 Luay was promoted to associate professor. Luay worked in the research and development of electrostatic micro power generator, MEMS piezoelectric micro power generator, and published many papers and Journals in this field.  He has long teaching experience in various electrical, electronics and computer engineering fields. He joined University of Windsor – Electrical and Computer Engineering department to pursue second PhD degree in Electrical engineering. Luay is an IEEE member since 2004. On April 2017 Luay was appointed as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Joint Chapter, CAS04/C16  for Windsor Section.

We would like to thank Dr. Luav Taha for presenting.

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