Master Student Internship in Autonomous IoT sensor unit by Energy Harvesting generator (M/F)

Reference : MRT-2020-Intern-003

Type: Intern
Contract type: Internship
Duration: 6 months
Place: Belvaux



Energy harvesting is the conversion of unused kinetic energy (mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, thermic or electromagnetic) in the surrounding environment into small amount of exploitable electrical energy. This technology, as a new power source for small electronic systems, is attracting more attention in the recent years. It is a promising energy source for self-sustained electronic devices without maintenance with wireless communication capabilities.




We currently running projects about the realization of new nanotechnology based generators. The mechanisms by which the energy is collected are based on effects such as electromagnetism, triboelectricity and piezoelectricity. The challenge of the work will be the setting of a low consumption wireless communication protocol compatible with the energy harvester to obtain IoT capabilities of the autonomous unit. The internship work will allow building a first prototype as a proof-of-concept. The applications concern industrial market.





  • Preparing a last year Engineer or Master II degree in Engineering School or University on Electronics Telecommunication or a relevant subject area with good marks at merit level


  • Solid culture in IoT and communication protocol (BLE, LoRaWan, ZigBee)
  • Very good experience with electronics design and simulation softwares as Eagle, KiCAD, SPICE or equivalent
  • Additional skills on LABVIEW, Arduino, Raspberry Pi interfacing for data acquisition and signal treatment will be determinant assets


  • Language proficiency in French or English


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 Olivier BOUTON
Olivier BOUTON

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