Imperial College London

Dr Mayue Shi

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Research Associate



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706Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





The principal areas of my research are in energy harvesting, self-powered sensors and systems, especially for the IoT and wearable applications.

  • Miniature Wind Energy Harvestor
  • Smart Skin
  • Wireless Transmission

Energy Harvasting

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Mayue's research on energy harvesting addresses on collect energy from ambient environment.

Nonlinear galloping piezoelectric energy harvestor

Shi, Mayue, Andrew S. Holmes, and Eric M. Yeatman. "Nonlinear Wind Energy Harvesting Based on Mechanical Synchronous Switch Harvesting on Inductor." 2021 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers). IEEE, 2021.


Shi, Mayue, et al. "A single-electrode wearable triboelectric nanogenerator based on conductive & stretchable fabric." 2016 IEEE 29th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). IEEE, 2016.

Electronic Skin

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With the development of energy harvesting technology, self-powered system combining the energy harvester and low-cost device emerges. Mayue's research focuses on energizing the portable and wearable electronics with enhanced energy harvester.

Self-Powered Smart Skin

Mayue Shi et al. Self-Powered Analogue Smart SkinACS Nano, 2016, 10 (4), pp 4083–4091. *ACS Editors' Choice

News Features

1. Robots could get touchy with self-powered smart skin, ACS News Service Weekly PressPac, (Feature)

2. An analogue smart skin that is self-powered, Nanowerk (Spotlight)