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2020 May 07


15:00 - 17:00




Digital Cellulose Center (DCC)

DCC seminar – Treeboelectricity

Welcome to an online seminar arranged by Digital Cellulose Center, DCC, on how the concept of triboelectricity is applied on wood-based materials within the center. The keynote speaker of the seminar is professor Zhong Lin Wang, a pioneer in the field of triboelectricity and one of the world’s most cited researchers.

This conference is held online due to the cover-19 outbreak. Register by following the link below:





Keynote speaker: Fiber and Paper Based Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Energy and Sensors

Professor Zhong Lin Wang



High triboelectricity cellulose for application in triboelectric nanogenerators

Renyun Zhang, Mid Sweden University



Bio-based piezoelectric sensor materials


Sampoo Tukkanen, Tampere University



Facile method for the investigation of polarization phenomena in cellulosic materials


Dagmawi Belaineh Yilma, RISE Bio- and Organic Electronics



All wood-based touch sensor materials


Jesper Edberg, RISE Bio- and Organic Electronics


Keynote speaker: Zhong Lin Wang

Fiber and Paper Based Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Energy and Sensors

Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta USA


Developing wireless nanodevices and nanosystems is of critical importance for sensing, medical science, environmental/infrastructure monitoring, defense technology and even personal electronics. It is highly desirable for wireless devices to be self-powered without using battery. Nanogenerators have been developed based on piezoelectric, trioboelectric and pyroelectric effects, aiming at building self-sufficient power sources for mico/nano-systems. Triboelectrification is a universal phenomenon that exists for all of the materials regarding their chemical structure and physical shape. This presentation will focus on the fiber and paper based triboelectric nanogenreators and sensors as flexible power source and motion detection.


  • L. Wang, L. Lin, J. Chen. S.M. Niu, Y.L. Zi “Triboelectric Nanogenerators”, Springer, 2016.
  • L. Wang “Triboelectric Nanogenerators as New Energy Technology for Self-Powered Systems and as Active Mechanical and Chemical Sensors”, ACS Nano 7 (2013) 9533-9557.
  • L. Wang, J. Chen, L. Lin “Progress in triboelectric nanogenertors as new energy technology and self-powered sensors”, Energy & Environmental Sci, 8 (2015) 2250-2282.

Dr. Zhong Lin Wang is the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering and Regents’ Professor at Georgia Tech,and Founding Director of the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems. Dr. Wang pioneered the nanogenerators from fundamental science to technological applications. His research on self-powered nanosystems has inspired the worldwide effort in academia and industry for studying energy for micro-nano-systems. He coined and pioneered the fields of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics for the third generation semiconductors. Wang is ranked No. 1 in Google Scholar public profiles in Nanotechnology & Nanoscience both in total citations and h-index impacts. He is ranked #15 among 100,000 scientists across all fields worldwide. His google scholar citation is over 230,000 with an h-index of over 236.

Dr. Wang has received the Celsius Lecture Laureate, Uppsala University, Sweden (2020); The Albert Einstein World Award of Science(2019); Diels-Planck lecture award (2019); ENI award in Energy Frontiers (2018); Global Nanoenergy Prize, The NANOSMAT Society, UK (2017);  Distinguished Research Award, Pan Wen Yuan foundation (2017); Distinguished Scientist Award from (US) Southeastern Universities Research Association (2016); Thomas Router Citation Laureate in Physics (2015); World Technology Award (Materials) (2014); Distinguished Professor Award (Highest faculty honor at Georgia Tech) (2014); NANOSMAT prize (United Kingdom) (2014); The James C. McGroddy Prize in New Materials from American Physical Society (2014); MRS Medal from Materials Research Soci. (2011).

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