Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Sang Jae Kim

Jeju National University


Arunkumar Chandrasekhar

Vellore Institute of Technology University

Nagamalleswara Rao Alluri

Jeju National University


Triboelectric nanogenerators Piezoelectric nanogenerators Hybrid nanogenerators Renewable energy Energy storage Portable electronics Power management Sustainable power source Self-powered sensors Human machine interface Self-charging devices Supercapacitors

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Nanogenerators were invented by researchers to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. Two different modes of nanogenerators, triboelectric and piezoelectric nanogenerators (TENG and PENG) are currently available. The working principle of the two types of nanogenerators is entirely different, but both belong to the same platform that can harvest waste mechanical energy from various sources, such as vibrations, biomechanical energy, wind, and water waves (blue energy). These nanogenerators stand unique from the existing energy harvesters because of advantages such as less weight, eco-friendliness, biocompatibility, low cost, energy harvesting 24/7, and so on. Various techniques are followed to fabricate these devices, since nanogenerators are not only used as energy harvesters, but can also be used as a self-powered sensors in various biomedical and electronical applications. External/internal integration of energy storage devices with the help of nanogenerators opens a path to a new research field of self-charging devices. These novel applications of nanogenerators attract researchers across the globe to initiate such research and contribute with their ideas to support this need. This book focuses on sharing a complete knowledge of the need for nanogenerators, their working mechanisms, fabrication of nanogenerators, various modes of energy harvesting, and their application in wearable electronics, Internet of Things, biomedicine, sensors, and self-charging devices.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 8th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: October 28th 2019

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: January 16th 2020

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Expected publication date: March 16th 2020

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About the editor

Sang Jae Kim

Jeju National University

Prof. Sang Jae Kim is a professor at the Department of Mechatronics Engineering and the Department of Advanced Convergence Technology and Science at Jeju National University, South Korea. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Communication Engineering from Tohoku University, Japan. He was a visiting research scholar at the Materials Science Department, University of Cambridge, UK, and Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, and was as well a senior researcher at the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. He has published more than 150 research articles in well reputed international journals. His research discipline is based on nanomaterials for energy and electronics applications, covering Josephson devices, MEMS, supercapacitors, nanogenerators, and nano-biosensors.

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