Energy-harvesting from pedestrian infrastructure is new research territory that encompasses technology which captures the waste kinetic energy generated while walking, something that can be accumulated and stored for later use. These enticing characteristics can be offered by extended paver surfaces with the more options of collecting effective mechanical pressure as input and their output can be listed as production of electrical energy. The objective of this project is to develop and test of a robust thin film using highly strained, ferroelectric multilayered Barium Titanate (and its variation) on reinforced substrate with high stack density and bring this material into application after sequential scientific investigation.

Selected Publications:

  1. Publisher’s Note: “Origin of thermally stable ferroelectricity in a porous barium titanate thin film synthesized through block copolymer templating” [APL Mater. 5, 076111 (2017)]
  2. Chemical Synthesis of Multilayered Nanostructured Perovskite Thin Films with Dielectric Features for Electric Capacitors
  3. Enhancement of thermoelectric properties of La-doped SrTiO3 bulk by introducing nanoscale porosity
  4. Chemical Synthesis of Porous Barium Titanate Thin Film and Thermal Stabilization of Ferroelectric Phase by Porosity-Induced Strain


  1. Prof Xiaolin Wang, University of Wollongong
  2. Prof. Yoshio Bando, University of Wollongong/ NIMS, Japan
  3. Mike Dowd, Wollongong city council, Prof Bando, NIMS, Japan