Selected Media Coverage on Our Research

1. Our work "Micro-Cable Structured Textile for Simultaneously Harvesting Solar and Mechanical Energy, Nature Energy, 1, 16138 (2016)"  was reported by over 200 media worldwide, including: 

 

2. Our work "Radial-Arrayed Rotary Electrification for High Performance Triboelectric GeneratorNature Communications, 5, 3426 (2014)" was featured by over 100 media worldwide, including:                                           

  • Nature. “Shake to make power”. Nature, 507, 143, 2014.

  • World Industrial Reporter. “GT prototype to generate triboelectricity more efficiently”, Mar. 5, 2014.

  • Phys.org. “'Tribo-electric,' the buzzword of the future?”, Mar. 4, 2014.

  • Mother Nature Network. “Is tribo-electric the new clean energy solution?”, Apr. 14, 2014.

  • Txchnologist. “Generator harvests energy from the smallest motions”, Mar. 4, 2014.

  • USTream. “Harnessing everyday motion to power mobile devices”, Mar.19, 2014.

  • Green Energy News. “Don't stop looking for new green tech”, Apr.7, 2014.

  • ICI Radio-Canada.ca. “Towards universal generator operating at static electricity?”, Mar. 4, 2014.

  • Sinc. “A new generator converts human motion into electricity”, Mar. 4, 2014.

  • Naukas. “Generation of electricity from the movement”, Mar. 4, 2014.

  • Canoe.ca. “An universal generator operating at static electricity?”, Mar. 4, 2014.

  • Solociencia. “A new generator converts human motion into electricity”, Mar. 4, 2014.

  • Mokslo Lietuva. “Friction power-another potential source of energy”, Mar. 8, 2014.

  • Spiegel Online. “Power source: shaking invites smartphone”, Mar. 10, 2014.

  • Le Figaro. “A new breed of mobile dynamo”, Mar. 10, 2014.

  • China Science Daily. “A giant leap in output power for triboelectric nanogenerator”, Issue 6003, Mar.12, 2014.

  • AFP. “Nanoscale triboelectricfication based energy conversion for efficiently harvesting the environmental energy”, Mar. 5, 2014.

3. Our work "Personalized Keystroke Dynamics for Self-powered Human-Machine Interfacing”, ACS Nano, 9, 105, (2015)", was covered by over 200 media worldwide, including:                                                         

 

  • The Wall Street Journal. “New intelligent keyboard knows who's typing on it”. Feb. 13, 2015.Video highlight.

  • The Wall Street Journal. “This computer keyboard knows who you are”, Feb. 12, 2015.

  • ScienceDaily. “Smart keyboard cleans and powers itself, and can tell who you are”, Jan. 21, 2015.

  • ScienceDaily. “Self-powered intelligent keyboard could provide a new layer of security”, Jan. 22, 2015.

  • PBS. “New ‘smart’ keyboard detects typist”, Jan. 27, 2015.

  • Scientific American. “Smart keyboard gets a charge out of you”, Jan. 30, 2015.

  • Phys.org. “Smart keyboard cleans and powers itself—and can tell who you are”, Jan. 21, 2015.

  • Nanowerk. “Smart keyboard cleans and powers itself - and can tell who you are ”, Jan. 21, 2015.

  • Student Science. “This ‘smart’ self-cleaning keyboard is powered by you”, Feb.17, 2015.

  • TechCrunch. “Scientists make energy-generating keyboard that knows who’s typing on it”, Jan. 21, 2015.

  • Newsweek. “Smart keyboard can ID you by how you type”, Mar. 10, 2015.

  • ACS. “Smart keyboard cleans and powers itself — and can tell who you are”, Jan. 21, 2015.

  • PC. “Smart keyboard can identify you, power gadgets”, Jan. 22, 2015.

  • FastCompany. “This smart keyboard can recognize its owner”, Jan. 21, 2015.

  • Materials360. “Podcast: Smart keyboard gets a charge out of you”, Feb. 4, 2015.

  • Scientias. “The smart keyboard never needs a password”. Jan. 22, 2015.

  • Techie News. “New smart keyboard is smart enough to recognize typing patterns”, Jan. 24, 2015.

  • Prezi. “The intelligent keyboard”, Mar. 5, 2015.

  • Golem. “Keyboard detects the user by peculiarities when typing” Jan. 22, 2015.

  • Alef. “A keyboard that recognizes the user, powers itself and repels dirt”, Jan.26, 2015.

  • Ciencia. “A keyboard that recognizes the user, powers itself and repels dirt ”, Jan. 21, 2015.

  • Sinc. “A keyboard that recognizes the user, powers itself and repels dirt”, Jan.22, 2015.

  • R&D. “An intelligent keyboard based on contact electrification”. Jan. 23, 2015.

  • The Washington Times. “True cybersecurity:‘Intelligent’ computer keyboard identifies users by pattern of their key taps”, Jan. 24, 2015.

4. Our work "Triboelectrification-Based Organic Film Nanogenerator for Acoustic Energy Harvesting and Self-Powered Active Acoustic Sensing”, ACS Nano, 8, 2649 (2014)" was  reported by over 30 media worldwide,              

  • Energy Harvesting Journal. “Nanogenerator for acoustic energy harvesting”, Feb. 19, 2014.

  • Green Energy Harvesting Research. “Organic film nanogenerator for acoustic energy harvesting”, Feb. 19, 2014.

  • C&I magazine. “Power from everyday motion”, Apr. 7, 2014.

  • ScienceNet. “A first study to use triboelectrification for high-efficiency acoustic energy harvesting ”, Feb.17, 2014.

  • People. “Scientists for the first time realized the acoustic energy harvesting”, Feb.21, 2014.

  • ChinaNews. “Scientists for the first time realized the acoustic energy harvesting”, Feb.20, 2014.

  • Beijing Daily. “Scientists for the first time realized the acoustic energy harvesting”, Feb.20, 2014.

  • China Science Daily. “Scientists harnessed triboelectrification for high-efficiency acoustic energy harvesting, Feb.19, 2014.

5. Our work "Ultrathin, Rollable, Paper-Based Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Acoustic Energy Harvesting and Self-Powered Sound Recording”, ACS Nano, 9, 4236 (2015)" was highlighted by over 20 media worldwide:            

 

  • Phys.org, “United States, China team explore energy harvesting”. Apr.18, 2015.

  • NewScientist, “Paper microphone may help charge your cellphone”. Apr.16, 2015.

  • TechRadar, “How a crying baby might soon power your phone” Apr.17, 2015.

  • Tech Virals, “How a great baby competence shortly energy your phone”, Apr. 17, 2015.

  • Physics News, “United States, China team explore energy harvesting”. Apr.18, 2015.

  • TechWorm, “Charge your smartphone by yelling at it” Apr.20, 2015.

  • Electronics Weekly, “Microphone harvests acoustic energy to top up its charge”, Apr. 20, 2015.

  • TechSpy, “Paper microphone may help charge our cell phone” Apr. 20, 2015.

  • NewsToday, “Paper microphone may help charge your cellphone” Apr. 20, 2015.

  • CrazyEngineers, “Ultrathin paper microphone gains energy from your speech”, Apr. 19, 2015.

  • PJTEC, “How a crying baby might soon power your phone”, Apr. 17, 2015.

  • Indian Nerve, “Ultrathin, flexible paper microphone which charges as you speak – Georgia Tech”, Apr. 20, 2015.

  • Bangalore Mirror, “New paper mike may help charge your smartphone”, Apr. 19, 2015.

6. Our work "Harvesting Energy from the Natural Vibration of Human Walking”, ACS Nano, 7, 11317 (2013)" was reported by over 20 media worldwide, including:                                                                                                          

 

  • National Science Foundation. “Generator in a backpack taps walking power”, Jul.1, 2014.(NSF Homepage Highlight )

  • Nano Werk. “Triboelectric nanogenerator harvests energy from human walking”, Nov.11, 2013.

  • R&D magazine. “Triboelectric generator harvests energy from vibration of walking”, Nov.12, 2013.

  • Power&Energy. “Triboelectric generator harvests energy from human walking”, Nov.14, 2013.

  • GeorgiaTech News. “Collapsing backpack charges gadgets as you walk”. Jan.3, 2014.

  • NewScientist. “Collapsing backpack charges gadgets as you walk”, Jan. 04, 2014.

  • Softpedia. “High-tech backpack makes it possible to charge gadgets on the go”, Feb. 28, 2014.

  • LiveScience. “Walking can recharge the spirit, but what about our phones?”, Feb. 27, 2014.

  • ChemistryViews. “Recharge your cell phone by walking”, Mar. 19, 2014.

7. Our work "Networks of Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Harvesting Water Wave Energy: A Potential Approach toward Blue Energy”, ACS Nano, 9, 3324 (2015)", was reported by over 20 media worldwide, including    

  • Nature. Catch wave power in floating nets, Feb. 8 2017.

  • People. “Scientists for the first time reported an innovative approach towards blue energy”, Apr.2, 2015.

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. “Scientists invented a new approach toward blue energy by using networks of triboelectric nanogenerators”. Mar. 13, 2015. (Homepage Highlighted)

  • China Science Daily. “Scientists for the first time reported an innovative approach towards blue energy”, Apr.2, 2015.

  • Sohu. “Scientists for the first time reported an innovative approach towards blue energy”, Apr.2, 2015.

  • China Energy Net. “Scientists invented a new approach for blue energy harvesting by using networks of triboelectric nanogenerators”. Mar. 17, 2015.

  • ScienceNet. “A new approach toward blue energy by using networks of triboelectric nanogenerators”. Mar. 17, 2015.

Triboelectric Nanogenerators: An Emerging Energy Solution

Relying on a coupling effect of contact electrification and electrostatic induction, the triboelectric nanogenerators have been applied as a fundamentally new technology to provide a simple, reliable, cost-effective, and efficient means for high-performance mechanical energy harvesting as well as self-powered active sensing. Since its invention in 2012, the triboelectric nanogenerators have witnessed remarkable progress. Triboelectric energy harvesting transducers will be a $480 million market in 2028 [Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx Ltd, reported in “Triboelectric Energy Harvesting (TENG) 2018-2028”].