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Dr Hailing Fu PhD, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London

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Lecturer in Electromechanical Systems

Dr Hailing Fu is a lecturer in Electromechanical Systems in the Dynamics Research Group. His current research interests include: (i) kinetic energy harvesting; (ii) low-power wireless sensing; (iii) structural health monitoring and (iv) self-powered devices. His expertise is in energy harvesting and low-power sensing systems with the combination of function materials (piezoelectric), nonlinear mechanical dynamics and embedded low-power electronics. He is interested in the fundamental study and application of these technologies in environmental sensing, structural health monitoring and healthcare monitoring.

Dr Fu completed his PhD at Imperial College London, focusing on rotational energy harvesting for low-power electronics. Prior to his lectureship, he was a research associate in the department of Aeronautics at Imperial, working on implementing active/passive sensing methodologies in structural health monitoring into low-power wireless sensor networks for evaluating damages or detecting impacts on composite airframe. His work was funded by an EU CleanSky 2 project SHERLOC with the collaboration with Airbus. In September 2019, he joined in the Wolfson School as a Lecturer.

Qualifications:

  • 2014—2018      IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON,
    Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 2011 – 2014      XI’AN JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY, CHINA,
    Master of Engineering, Mechatronics
  • 2007 – 2011 CHINA UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY,
    Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automation

Key awards:

  • Outstanding Student Paper Award Finalist in IEEE MEMS 2016
  • Best Poster Award in Energy Harvesting 2016
  • Energy Harvesting
    • Exploring mechanisms for energy harvesting from random energy sources
    • Hybrid energy harvesting system development
    • Energy Harvesting from Vehicle Drivetrains
  • Low-power Sensing Systems
    • Developing Low-Power Sensing Solutions for Monitoring Applications
    • Embedded System Design and Development
    • Self-Powered System Design with Energy Harvesting
  • Health Monitoring
    • Structural Health Monitoring of Roadway Infrastructures  
    • Wearable Device Development for Healthcare Monitoring
    • Wireless Sensor Network Development for Distributed Sensing

Engineering Science, responsible for the topic of Mechanics of Materials

Journal Articles

  1. H. Fu*, Z. Sharif Khodaei and M. H. Ferri Aliabadi, “An Energy-Efficient Cyber Physical System for Wireless On-Board Aircraft Structural Health Monitoring”, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 128, pp. 352-368, 2019.
  2. H. Fu*, S. Zhou and E. M. Yeatman, “Exploring coupled electromechanical non-linearities for broadband energy harvesting from low-frequency rotational sources”, Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 28, 075001, 2019.
  3. H. Fu*, Z. Sharif Khodaei and M. H. Ferri Aliabadi, "A bio-inspired host-parasite structure for broadband vibration energy harvesting from low-frequency random sources," Applied Physics Letters, 114 (14), 143901, 2019.
  4. H. Fu*, Z. Sharif Khodaei and M. H. Ferri Aliabadi, "An Event-Triggered Energy-Efficient Wireless Structural Health Monitoring System for Impact Detection in Composite Airframes", IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1183-1192, 2019.
  5. H. Fu* and E. M. Yeatman, “Rotational Energy Harvesting with Bi-stability and Frequency Up-Conversion for Low-Power Sensing Applications: Theoretical Modelling and Experimental Validation”, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 125, pp. 229-244, 2019.
  6. H. Fu* and E. M. Yeatman, “Effective Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Using Beam Plucking and a Synchronized Switch Harvesting Circuit”, Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 27, 084003, 2018 (Selected Paper from PowerMEMS 2017).
  7. H. Fu* and E. M. Yeatman, “A methodology for low-speed broadband rotational energy harvesting using piezoelectric transduction and frequency up-conversion”, Energy, vol. 125, p. 152-161, 2017.

More information can be found from my google scholar account (https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=EvCZxBsAAAAJ&hl=en).

Conference Proceedings

  1. H. Fu, Z. Sharif Khodaei, and M.H. Aliabadi, “An energy efficient wireless module for impact detection of aerospace composite structures”, SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, 2019.
  2. H. Fu, Z. Sharif Khodaei, and M.H. Aliabadi, “Broadband Energy Harvesting using Bi-Stability and Frequency Up-Conversion for Self-Powered Sensing in the Internet of Things”, in 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers). 2019.
  3. H. Fu, A. Hami Seno, Z. Sharif Khodaei and M.H. Aliabadi, "Design of a Wireless Passive Sensing System for Impact Detection of Aerospace Composite Structures", 5th IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace, Rome, Italy, 2018.
  4. H. Fu and E. M. Yeatman, “Broadband Rotational Energy Harvesting using Bistable Mechanism and Frequency Up-Conversion”, in 2017 IEEE 30th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2017.
  5. H. Fu and E. M. Yeatman, “Broadband Rotational Energy Harvesting with Non-linear Oscillator and Piezoelectric Transduction”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Vol. 773, 2016.
  6. H. Fu, K. Cao, R. Xu, M. A. Bhouri, R. Martinez-Botas, S.-G. Kim, and E. M. Yeatman., "Footstep energy harvesting using heel strike-induced airflow for human activity sensing," in 2016 IEEE 13th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN), 2016, pp. 124-129.
  7. H. Fu, M. D’Auria, G. Dou and E. M. Yeatman, "A dynamic regulating mechanism for increased airflow speed range in micro piezoelectric turbines," in 2016 IEEE 29th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 1220-1223, 2016. (Best Student Paper Finalist Award).
  8. H. Fu, M. D’Auria, G. Dou and E. M. Yeatman, "Airflow energy harvesting A dynamic regulating mechanism for increased airflow speed range in micro piezoelectric turbines", Energy Harvesting 2016, London, 11 May, 2016 (Best Poster Award).
  9. H. Fu, R. Xu, K. Seto, E. M. Yeatman and S. G. Kim, "Energy Harvesting from Human Motion Using Footstep-Induced Airflow," Journal of Physics: Conf. Ser., vol. 660, 012060, 2015.
  10. H. Fu and E. M. Yeatman, "A Miniature Radial-Flow Wind Turbine Using Piezoelectric Transducers and Magnetic Excitation," Journal of Physics: Conf. Ser., vol. 660, 012058, 2015.

External collaborators:

External roles and appointments:

  • Topic Chair for the 4th International Conference on Sensing, Diagnostics, Prognostics, and Control, 2020.
  • Special Session Organiser for the 10th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM 2020)