Implementation and Optimization of SPS Sintering for a printed Piezoelectric Energy Harvester MEMS

Maria Isabel Rua

University of Bordeaux, IMS Laboratory - ICMCB Laboratory

Maria-Isabel RUA-TABORDA studied Physics Engineering at the University EAFIT (Medellin, Colombia). She received her Master Degree from the University of Limoges (Limoges, France) in High Performance Materials Engineer and specialized in ceramics.Since 2016 she is a PhD student at the IMS Laboratory working on printed piezoelectric MEMS for energy harvesting and ceramic densification through Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS).


Energy harvester MEMS based on screen-printed thick films (1 to 100 µm) leads to better energy densities than the thin layers and overcomes the assembly difficulties of bulk ceramics. Previous work showed the feasibility of a... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Maria Isabel Rua (University of Bordeaux, IMS Laboratory - ICMCB Laboratory)
  2. Catherine Elissalde (University of Bordeaux, ICMCB Laboratory, CNRS ;)
  3. U-chan Chung (University of Bordeaux, ICMCB Laboratory, CNRS ;)
  4. Hélène Debeda (University of Bordeaux, Laboratory IMS)

Topic Areas

Energy Generation (SOFC, PCFC, PV, ...) , Piezoelectrics , MEMS , Processing , (Micro)structure-property relations


OS-1B » Symposium B - Piezoelectrics (14:30 - Monday, 9th July, Aula Louis Roppe)

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