Laurent Pilon's Research Group
University of California, Los Angeles


Pyroelectric energy conversion

Material synthesis and characterization

Synthesis and characterization of dense and porous P(VDF-TrFE) co-polymer

Modeling and experiments of pyroelectric energy harvesting by PMN-PT

Pyroelectric energy harvesting using 4.5 PZN-PT

Heat transfer

Harvesting nanoscale thermal radiation using pyroelectric materials (patent pending)

Pyroelectric energy conversion using heat conduction

Device assembly and optimization

Design, assembly, and operation of pyroelectric energy converter

Pyroelectric energy converter - Numerical simulations and optimization

Financial support

Financial support by the following organizations is gratefully acknowledged: