Our online and technological lives are becoming more and more mobile. It’s becoming increasingly important for us to find ways to power devices remotely. PiezoMEMS may be the solution.

Piezoelectric materials have numerous applications that could prove essential to the mobility and miniaturisation of technology.

At the recent Tyndall Technology Days 2016, we caught up with researcher Rosemary O’Keeffe of Tyndall’s PiezoMEMS team, who talked us through some of the work she’s done with piezoelectric materials.

Largely, the team’s research falls into two categories: energy harvesting – bio implants and wireless charging – and RF sensing.

Words by Kirsty Tobin