Energy Harvesting from Infrastructure and Ocean Systems (EHIOS)

An ECI Conference

November 4-6, 2019
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, New Jersey, USA


About This Conference

Energy harvesting becomes an important topic in research and industry with the upsurge of clean energy and green technologies. This conference provides a forum for academic researchers, industry leaders and engineers, technology entrepreneurs and investors, and policy makers and federal agencies to exchange the state-of-the-art research results, novel engineering designs, and emerging technologies in energy harvesting with focuses on applications in infrastructure, farm and ocean.  It covers novel materials, structures, and systems for solar, geothermal, and mechanical energy harvesting applications, including but not limited to:

  • Building envelope systems, self-heated pavements, self-powered transportation, self-powered sensing, self-powered wireless communication, solar tracking systems, sun-powered farm, wave energy converters, ocean energy and desalination, geothermal systems;
  • Phase change materials, advanced nanocomposites, sensors, coatings, thermoelectric cells, batteries, and fuel cells;
  • System integration and optimization, manufacture and instrumentation, computer-aided design, smart city technologies, and zero energy building and transportation technologies..

The conference will also become an information resource for new technology consortium, industry-university collaboration, and social networking.

Conference Organization

Conference Chair:

Professor Huiming Yin, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University; Director of NSF IUCRC Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems @ Columbia Site     Email:

Conference Co-Chairs:

Professor Muhammad R. Hajj, Chair of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering and Director of the Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology   Email:

Professor Lei Zuo, Director, Energy Harvesting and Mechatronics Research Lab, Director, NSF I/UCRC Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS), Virginia Tech  Email:

Professor David T. Ma, University of Hawaii, Manoa   Email:

Conference Program

Conference Program with Posters

General Information About ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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