Peer-Reviwed Publications

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Journal publications

    1. S. Du, Y. Jia, E. Arroyo, C. Zhao, G. A. J. Amaratunga, A. A. Seshia, “A Nail-size Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting System Integrating a MEMS Transducer and a CMOS SSHI Circuit”, in IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 277-285, 1 Jan.1, 2020 (Link to paper)

    2. C. Zhao, X. Zhou, M. Pandit, G. Sobreviela, S. Du, X. Zou, A. A. Seshia, “Towards high-resolution inertial sensors employing parametric modulation in coupled micro-mechanical resonators”, Physical Review Applied, 2019 (Link to paper)

    3. S. Du, Y. Jia, C. Zhao, G. A. J. Amaratunga and A. A. Seshia, “A Fully integrated Split-electrode SSHC Rectifier for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting”, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 1733-1743, June 2019 (Link to paper)

    4. M. Pandit, C. Zhao, G. Sobreviela, S. Du, X. Zou and A. A. Seshia, "Utilizing Energy Localization in Weakly Coupled Nonlinear Resonators for Sensing Applications," in Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 182-188, April 2019. (Link to paper)

    5. S. Du, G. A. J. Amaratunga and A. A. Seshia, “A Cold-Startup SSHI Rectifier for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters with Increased Open-circuit Voltage”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 263-274, Jan. 2019 (Link to paper).

    6. Y. Jia, S. Du, E. Arroyo, and A. A. Seshia, “A micromachined device describing over a hundred orders of parametric resonance,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 112, no. 17, pp. 171901, 2018/04/23, 2018. (Link to paper)

    7. M. Pandit, C. Zhao, G. Sobreviela, A. Mustafazade, S. Du, X. Zou, A. A. Seshia, "Closed-Loop Characterization of Noise and Stability in a Mode-Localized Resonant MEMS Sensor," in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 170-180, Jan. 2019. (Link to paper)

    8. S. Du, Y. Jia, C. Zhao, G. A. J. Amaratunga, and A. A. Seshia, “A Passive Design Scheme to Increase the Rectified Power of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 9, pp. 7095-7105, 2018. (Link to paper)

    9. C. Zhao, M. Pandit, G. Sobreviela, A. Mustafazade, S. Du, X. Zou, and A. Seshia, “On the noise optimization of resonant MEMS sensors utilizing vibration mode localization,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 112, no. 19, pp. 194103, 2018/05/07, 2018. (Link to paper)

    10. S. Du, E. K. Chan, B. Wen, J. Hong, H. Widmer, and C. E. Wheatley, “Wireless Power Transfer Using Oscillating Magnets,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 6259-6269, 2018. (Link to paper)

    11. S. Du, Y. Jia, C. Zhao, S.-T. Chen and A. A. Seshia, “Real-world Evaluation of a Self-startup SSHI Rectifier for Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvesting”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 264, pp. 180-187, 2017. (Link to paper)

    12. C. Zhao, G. Sobreviela, M. Pandit, S. Du, X. Zou and A. A. Seshia, “Experimental Observation of Noise Reduction in Weakly Coupled Nonlinear MEMS Resonators”, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 26, pp. 1196-1203, 2017. (Link to paper)

    13. S.-T. Chen, S. Du, E. Arroyo, Y. Jia and A. A. Seshia, “Shock Reliability Enhancement for MEMS Vibration Energy Harvesters with Nonlinear Air Damping as a Soft Stopper”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 27, no. 10, pp. 104003, 2017. (Link to paper)

    14. S. Du and A. A. Seshia, "An Inductorless Bias-flip Rectifier for Piezoelectric Energy Harvester," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 52, no. 10, pp. 2746-2757, 2017. (Link to paper)

    15. Y. Jia, J. Yan, S. Du, T. Feng, P. Fidler, C. Middleton, K. Soga, and A. A. Seshia, “Real world assessment of an auto-parametric electromagnetic vibration energy harvester,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, pp. 1045389X17740964, 2017. (Link to paper)

    16. G. Sobreviela, C. Zhao, M. Pandit, C. Do, S. Du and A. A. Seshia, “Parametric Noise Reduction in a High-order Nonlinear MEMS Resonator Utilizing Its Bifurcation Points”, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 26, pp. 1189-1195, 2017. (Link to paper)

    17. S. Du, Y. Jia, S.-T. Chen, C. Zhao, B. Sun, E. Arroyo and A. A. Seshia, “A New Electrode Design Method in Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvesters to Maximize Output Power”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 263, pp. 693-701, 2017. (Link to paper)

    18. E. Arroyo, Y. Jia, S. Du, S.-T. Chen, A. A. Seshia, “Experimental and theoretical study of a piezoelectric vibration energy harvester under high temperature”, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 26, pp. 1216-1225, 2017. (Link to paper)

    19. S. Du, Y. Jia, and A. A. Seshia, "An Efficient Inductorless Dynamically Configured Interface Circuit for Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvesting," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, pp. 3595-3609, 2017. (Link to paper)

    20. S. Du, Y. Jia, and A. A. Seshia, "Piezoelectric vibration energy harvesting: A connection configuration scheme to increase operational range and output power," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, p. 1045389X16682846, 2016. (Link to paper)

    21. Y. Jia, S. Du, and A. A. Seshia, "Micromachined cantilevers-on-membrane topology for broadband vibration energy harvesting," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 26, p. 124007, 2016. (Link to paper)

    22. S. Du, Y. Jia, C. Do, and A. A. Seshia, "An Efficient SSHI Interface With Increased Input Range for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Under Variable Conditions," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 51, pp. 2729-2742, 2016. (Link to paper)

    23. Y. Jia, S. Du, and A. A. Seshia, "Twenty-Eight Orders of Parametric Resonance in a Microelectromechanical Device for Multi-band Vibration Energy Harvesting," Scientific Reports, vol. 6, p. 30167, 07/22/online 2016. (Link to paper)

Conference publications

    1. S. Du, Y. Jia, E. Arroyo, S. Fernandez, S. T. Riches and A. A. Seshia, "MEMS Piezoelectric Energy Harvester Powered Wireless Sensor Module Driven by Noisy Base Excitation," 2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems & Eurosensors XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXXIII), Berlin, Germany, 2019, pp. 350-353. (Link to paper)

    2. S. Du and A. A. Seshia, “A Fully Integrated Split-Electrode Synchronized-Switch-Harvesting-on-Capacitors (SE-SSHC) Rectifier for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting with Between 358% and 821% Power-Extraction Enhancement,” The 65th International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), San Francisco, CA, February 11-15, 2018. (Link to paper) (Global TOP conference in the integrated circuit industry. This is the first ever ISSCC paper from University of Cambridge)

    3. Y. Jia, S. Du, E. Arroyo and A. A. Seshia, "Autoparametric resonance in a piezoelectric MEMS vibration energy harvester," 2018 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Belfast, 2018, pp. 226-229. (Link to paper)

    4. C. Zhao, M. Pandit, G. Sobreviela, A. Mustafazade, S. Du, X. Zou, A. A. Seshia, "A Direct Feedback Oscillator Topology Employing Weakly Coupled Resonators for Gain Control," 2018 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS), Olympic Valley, CA, 2018, pp. 1-4. (Link to paper)

    5. C. Zhao, G. Sobreviela, M. Pandit, A. Mustafazade, S. Du, X. Zou, A. A. Seshia, "A Resonant MEMS Accelerometer Utilizing AC Polarization," 2018 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS), Olympic Valley, CA, 2018, pp. 1-4. (Link to paper)

    6. S. Du, Y. Jia, E. Arroyo and A. A. Seshia, “Rectified Output Power Analysis of Piezoelectric Energy Harvester Arrays under Noisy Excitation,” Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Micro- and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2017), Kanazawa, Japan, November 14-17, 2017. (Link to paper)

    7. Y. Jia, E. Arroyo, S. Du and A. Seshia, “Interdigitated cantilever array topology for low frequency MEMS vibration energy harvesting,” Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Micro- and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2017), Kanazawa, Japan, November 14-17, 2017. (Link to paper)

    8. B. Sun, C. Zhao, G. Sobreviela-Falces, S. Du, F. Han, X. Zou, and A. Seshia, "Enhanced Frequency Stability in a Non-linear MEMS Oscillator Employing Phase Feedback." 2017 IEEE 30th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 1115-1117. (Link to paper)

    9. S. Du, S.-T. Chen, Y. Jia, E. Arroyo, and A. Seshia, "Connection Configurations to Increase Operational Range and Output Power of Piezoelectric MEMS Vibration Energy Harvesters," Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Micro- and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2016), Paris, France, December 6-9, 2016. (Link to paper)

    10. E. Arroyo, Y. Jia, S. Du, S. T. Chen, and A. Seshia, “High temperature performance of a piezoelectric micro cantilever for vibration energy harvesting,” Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Micro- and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2016), Paris, France, December 6-9, 2016. (Link to paper)

    11. S.-T. Chen, S. Du, E. Arroyo, Y. Jia, and A. Seshia, "Utilising Nonlinear Air Damping as a Soft Mechanical Stopper for MEMS Vibration Energy Harvesting," Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Micro- and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2016), Paris, France, December 6-9, 2016. (Link to paper)

    12. Y. Jia, S. Du, and A. A. Seshia, "Eight parametric resonances in a multi-frequency wideband MEMS piezoelectric vibration energy harvester." 2016 IEEE 29th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 1244-1247. (Link to paper)

    13. S. Du, Y. Jia and A. A. Seshia, “Maximizing output power in a cantilevered piezoelectric vibration energy harvester by electrode design”, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Micro- and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2015), Boston, USA, December 1-4, 2015. (Link to paper)

    14. Y. Jia, S. Du and A. A. Seshia, “Cantilevers-on-membrane design for broadband MEMS piezoelectric vibration energy harvesting”, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Micro- and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2015), Boston, USA, December 1-4, 2015. (Link to paper)

    15. Y. Jia, J. Yan, T. Feng, S. Du, P. Fidler, K. Soga, C. Middleton and A. A. Seshia, “A vibration powered wireless mote on the Forth Road Bridge”, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Micro- and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2015), Boston, USA, December 1-4, 2015. (Link to paper)