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Dr Jerry Luo is a lecturer in Energy Storage and Harvesting at Cranfield University. His current research focuses on: (i) environmental energy harvesting; (ii) IoT sensor network; (iii) wearable sensor and (iv) functional nanomaterials. He has expertise in energy harvesting technologies, including piezoelectric and thermoelectric energy harvesting, solar thermal energy capture and storage for applications in environmental sensor network, structural health monitoring and wearable health monitoring. Within this context he has research interest in the development of advanced functional materials and energy harvesting/sensing devices.

Jerry completed his PhD at University of New South Wales (Australia), focusing on the development and characterization of lead-free piezoelectric materials. During PhD he was awarded a fellowship and worked at Technical University Darmstadt (Germany) as a visiting researcher. Based on his research on functional materials, he designed an energy harvesting device and was granted a patent. He then joined a start-up company to lead a R&D team on energy harvesting technology, and later on joined University of Southampton as a post-doctoral research fellow in 2013. In the post at Southampton he contributed to six research projects and led two of them, also provided consultancy in several company contracts. He took up the current post at Cranfield University from November 2016.

Current activities

Dr Jerry Luo is currently involved in the research related to environmental renewable energy and sensor network, including developing environmental energy capture and storage, environmental sensor device and advanced functional materials.   



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