Electrospun Flexible Energy Device

Smart textiles are a convenient platform to deploy them electromechanical systems and internet of things (IoT); thereby making the textile electronics as a fast-growing industry with a predicted global market of US$ 9.3 billion by 2024. The smart textiles integrate the state-of-the-art electronic gadgets such as sensors, actuators, controllers, displays, and others in consumer clothing; and powering these gadgets is a critical issue. One of the most viable approaches to power the smart textiles electronics is to develop energizers (solar cells, piezoelectric cells, batteries and supercapacitors) into the fundamental constituent of the cloth, for example, fibers (or synonymously yarns) as energy conversion and storage system. This lecture will focus on the current state of flexible energy devices developed by electrospinning, both in the lecturer’s laboratory and elsewhere, and foreseeable initiatives required to leverage the laboratory developments to the commercial sector. 


Professor Rajan Jose supervises the Nanostructured Renewable Energy Materials Laboratory in the Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). He has investigated nanostructured perovskite ceramics for microwave and superconducting electronics during doctoral research at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Trivandrum, India and has received PhD degree in the year 2002. He has contributed to the science and engineering of diverse range of materials including metals and alloys, luminescent quantum dots for biological and energy applications, glass and glass ceramics for quantum electronics, and electrochemical materials for energy conversion and storage. He was employed as a scientist at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (India), AIST (Japan), Toyota Technological Institute (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore) before joining UMP. He has published over 200 papers in Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) indexed journals which are cited nearly 10000 times with an h-index of 52. He holds 25 patents nationally and internationally. His current research interests include circular economy, data science, renewable materials and devices; most of his research is on the structure –property relationship in materials for the desired device functionality.