Topical Collection: Interdisciplinary - Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting for Micropower Generation

This topical collection is devoted to piezoelectric energy harvesting for micropower generation. Considering the relevance of the theme, this topical collection looks for original articles and short communications focusing on the latest theoretical and experimental advances in design, modelling, characterization and application of piezoelectric energy harvesting including remote autonomous sensing, condition and structural health monitoring, self-powered micro-systems and biomedical and implantable devices among others. The topics should focus, on:

  • Mechanical design of novel vibrating or rotating piezoelectric structures for harnessing mechanical energy.
  • Theoretical calculation and simulation of vibrating structures including advanced materials based on piezoelectric elements.
  • Experimental analysis of the vibrating/rotating energy harvesting devices for micropower applications.
  • Electromechanical characterization for helping to identify the degradation of piezoelectric elements, such as wear, fatigue, creep, among others.
  • Linear and nonlinear Electromechanical behavior of advanced materials.
  • Emerging advanced materials for piezoelectric energy harvesting applications
  • Development of interface electronic circuits for energy storage.

Guest editors

  • Prof. Mariano Febbo
  • Prof. Sebastian P Machado

Papers must describe original research and must not be simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.

All submissions should follow the instructions available at:

Authors can directly submit their papers at During the submission procedure, please select the title of this Topical Collection from the section/category (drop down menu) in Editorial Manager.