Tao Kai


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The basic information

Tao Kai

School of Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate

Doctor

Associate Professor

Work Experience

2017.02-present,  Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), School of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor   

2015.12-2017.02,  Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Postdoc Research Associate/Fellow

Education Experience

2012.01-2016.07, Ph.D in Micro-Electro-Mechanical System, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), SINGAPORE

2009.09-2012.01, M.E. in Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai, CHINA

2005.09-2009.06, B.E. in Microelectronics Manufacturing Engineering, Central South University (CSU), Changsha, CHINA

Scientific Research

Micro/Nano Fabrication; PowerMEMS; Energy Harvesting; SensorsResearcher ID:ORCID 

2018 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics ( 2018 IEEE/ASME AIM) special session PowerMEMS (Call for Papers ),SCI journal《Shock and Vibration》 special session(PDF Call for Papers | HTML Call for Papers )。 

Academic Achievements

Invited Book Chapters

C3. K. Tao, J. Wu, A.G.P. Kottapalli, S.W. Lye and J.M. Miao, (2017) “MEMS/NEMS-enabled Vibrational Energy Harvesting for Self-powered and Wearable Electronics” in Nanoscale Semiconductor Devices, MEMS, and Sensors: Outlook and Challenges (New York: Springer Publisher, USA), pp. 271-297 Print ISBN:978-3-319-50822-1; Online ISBN:978-3-319-50824-5

C2. J. Wu, K. Tao, J. M. Miao, L.K. Norford, (2017) “Graphene for future high-performance gas sensor”, in Outlook and Challenges of Nano Devices, Sensors, and MEMS (New York: Springer Publisher, USA), pp. 347-363 Print ISBN:978-3-319-50822-1; Online ISBN:978-3-319-50824-5

C1. K. Tao, S.W. Lye, J.M. Miao, and X. Hu, (2016) “Micro electret-based power generator for ambient vibrational energy harvesting” in Energy Harvesting: Technology, Methods and Applications (New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.), pp. 19-54 


Journal Publications

J22 K. Tao, L.H. Tang,  J. Wu, S.W. Lye, H.L. Chang, J.M. Miao, (2018) "Investigation of Multimodal Electret-based MEMS Energy Harvester with Impact-induced Nonlinearity", IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (accepted)

J21. J. Wu, Z. Li, X. Xie, K. Tao C. Liu, K.A. Khor, J. Miao, L.K. Norford,(2018) "3D superhydrophobic reduced graphene oxide for activated NO 2 sensing with enhanced immunity to humidity", Journal of Materials Chemistry A (IF: 8.262) 

J20. J. Wu, S. Feng, Z. Li, K. Tao, J. Chu, J.M. Miao, L. K. Norford, (2018) “Boosted sensitivity of graphene gas sensor via nanoporous thin film structures”. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 255, pp.1805-1813. (IF: 5.401)  

J19 K. Tao, J. Wu, L.H. Tang, et al. (2017) "Enhanced electrostatic vibrational energy harvesting using integrated opposite-charged electrets", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 26, p. 044002 (SCI EI) 

J18. K. Tao, J. Wu, A.G.P. Kottapalli, D. Chen, Z.Q. Yang, G.F. Ding, S.W. Lye, J.M. Miao, (2017) “Micro-patterning of Resin-bonded NdFeB Magnet for a Fully Integrated Electromagnetic Actuator”, Solid State Electronics, Vol. 138, pp.66-72 (SCI EI) 

J17. J. Wu, K. Tao, J.M. Miao, L. K. Norford, (2017) “Enhanced gas sensing by 3D water steamed graphene hydrogel”, Solid State Electronics, Vol. 138, pp.101-107 (SCI EI) 

J16. K. Tao, J. Wu, L.H. Tang, X. Xia, S.W. Lye, J.M. Miao and X. Hu, (2016) "A novel two-degree-of-freedom MEMS electromagnetic vibration energy harvester", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 26, p. 035020 (2016 Top 3/239 Most Cited Papers in JMM till 2017/11)

J15. K. Tao, S.W. Lye, L.H. Tang, J.M. Miao, and X. Hu, (2015) “Out-of-plane electret-based MEMS energy harvester with the combined nonlinear effect from electrostatic force and a mechanical elastic stopper”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 10, p. 104014 (SCI EI)

J14. K. Tao, J.M. Miao, S.W. Lye and X. Hu, (2015) "Sandwich-structured two-dimensional MEMS electret power generator for low-level ambient vibrational energy harvesting", Sensors and actuators A: Physics vol. 228, pp. 95-103 (SCI EI)

J13. K. Tao, S.W. Lye, J.M. Miao and X. Hu, (2015) "Design and implementation of an out-of-plane electrostatic vibration energy harvester with dual-charged electret plates", Microelectronics Engineering, vol. 135, pp. 32-37 (SCI EI)

J12K. Tao, S.W. Liu, S.W. Lye, J.M. Miao and X. Hu, (2014) "A three-dimensional electret-based micro power generator for low-level vibrational energy harvesting", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 24, p. 065022 (SCI EI)

J11. K. Tao, S.W. Lye, J.M. Miao, and X. Hu, "Performance enhancement of an out-of-plane electret-based vibrational energy harvester with dual charged plates", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 557, p. 012064, 2014.(EI)

J10. K. Tao, G.F. Ding*, P.H., Wang, Q.F., Liu, and Z.Q. Yang, (2012)"Design and simulation of fully integrated micro electromagnetic vibration energy harvester", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 152, pp. 1087-1090 (EI)

J9. K. Tao, G.F. Ding*, Z.Q. Yang, et al., (2011) "Fabrication and characterization of bonded NdFeB microstructures for microelectromechanical systems applications", Advanced Materials Research, vol. 211, pp. 561-564 (EI)

J8. J. Wu, K. Tao, Guo Y, et al. (2016) “A 3D Chemically Modified Graphene Hydrogel for Fast, Highly Sensitive, and Selective Gas Sensor". Advanced Science, Vol.3, p.1603319 (IF: 6.00)

J7. J. Wu, K. Tao, J. Zhang, Y. Guo, J. M. Miao and L.K. Norford, (2016) "Chemically functionalized 3D graphene hydrogel for high performance gas sensing", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 4, pp. 8130-8140. (IF: 8.262)

J6. L. Hu, K. Tao, J. M. Miao and G. Grüber, (2016) "Hydrogen-peroxide-fulled platinum-nickel-SU-8microrocket with steerable propulsion using eccentric nanoengine", RSC Advances, Vol. 104, pp. 102513-102518. (IF: 3.82)

J5. J. Wu, K. Tao, J. M. Miao, L.K. Norford, (2015) “Improved selectivity and sensitivity of gas sensing using 3D reduced graphene oxide hydrogel with integrated microheater”, ACS applied materials & interfaces, Vol. 7, pp. 27502-27510. (IF: 7.145)

J4. J. Wu, K. Tao, and J.M. Miao, (2015) "Production of centimeter-scale sub-wavelength nanopatterns by controlling the light path of adhesive photomasks," Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol. 3, pp. 6796-6808. (IF: 5.066)

J3. P. Wang, K. Tao, Z.Q. Yang, and G.F. Ding, (2013) "Resin-bonded NdFeB for integration into electromagnetic vibration energy harvesters". Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, vol. 14, pp. 283-287. (SCI EI)

J2. J. Wu, C. Liow, K. Tao, Y. Guo, X. Wang and J.M. Miao*, (2016) “Large-Area Sub-wavelength Optical Patterning via Long-Range Ordered Polymer Lens Array”. ACS applied materials & interfaces, vol. 8, pp. 16368-16378. (IF: 7.145)

J1. J. Wu, (…), K. Tao, (…) J. M. Miao* and L.K. Norford, (2016) " Facile Synthesis of 3D Graphene Flowers for Ultrasensitive and Highly Reversible Gas Sensing", Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 26, pp. 7462-7469.(IF:11.382)


Invited talk

T6. K. Tao,  "Multi-layer Noncontact Disk-shaped Electrostatic Microgenerator", 8th IEEE INTERNATIONAL NANOELECTRONICS CONFERENCE (IEEE INEC 2018), Malaysia, 3-5 Januray (invited talk)

T5. K. Tao, “MEMS-based Micro Electret Vibrational Energy Harvester”, Tongji-TUD Workshop Functional materials 2017, Shanghai 19-20 May (Invited talk)

T4. K. Tao, “Ultra-robust Origami-inspired Electret/triboelectric Power Generator for Human-activity Energy Harvesting” 7th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Optofluidics (Optofluidics 2017), Singapore,25-28 July (Invited talk)

T3. 陶凯, 汤丽华, 常洪龙, 基于静电驻极体的非线性MEMS振动能量采集器,2017中国力学大会

T2. 陶凯, 汤丽华, 常洪龙, 基于MEMS技术的两自由度静电振动能量采集器,2017中国力学大会 

T1. 陶凯, 微型驻极体振动能量收集器,西北工业大学首届翱翔青年学者论坛,2016年12月  


Conference publications

C14. K. Tao, J. Wu , A.G.P. Kottapalli, et al "Electrostatic/triboelectric hybrid power generator using folded electret", 30th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2017) Las Vegas, 22-26 January, pp.45-48 ( 顶级会议, EI, Oral acceptance rate 9.8%Young Scientist Travel Grant)

C13. J. Wu, K. Tao, J. M. Miao, L. K. Norford, "3D sulfonated graphene hydrogel for enhanced chemical sensing", 30th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2017) Las Vegas, 22-26 January, pp.350-353 (Oral, EI, 9.8% acceptance ratio) 

C12. A.G.P. Kottapalli, Z. Shen, M. Asadnia, S. Tian, K. Tao, J. M. Miao, M. S Triantafyllou, "Polymer MEMS sensor for flow monitoring in biomedical device applications", 30th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2017) Las Vegas, 22-26 January, pp.632-635 

C11. J. Wu, K. Tao, J. M. Miao, "Sub-wavelength optical lithography via nanoscale polymer lens array", 0th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2017) Las Vegas, 22-26 January, pp.289-292 (Oral, EI, 9.8% acceptance ratio) 

C10.  K. Tao, H.L. Chang, J.Wu, et al., "Enhanced performance of electrostatic energy harvester with integrated opposite-charged electrets", 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS 2017), TAIWAN, June 18 - 22, 2017, pp. 1840-1843.

C9. J. Wu, K. Tao, J. Miao, and L.K. Norford, Superior gas detection by nanoporous graphene structures Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS 2017), TAIWAN, June 18 - 22, 2017, pp.242-245 (Oral presentation)

C8. J. Wu, K. Tao, and J. Miao, Gradient lithography using graded tip array, 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS 2017), TAIWAN, June 18 - 22, 2017, pp. 1312-1315.

C7. K. Tao, J. Wu, L.H. Tang, N. Wang, S.W. Lye and J.M. Miao, "Broadband energy harvesting using a nonlinear 2DOF MEMS electret-based micro power generator", 29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2016) Shanghai, 24-28 January, pp.1236-1239 (顶级会议, EI, Acceptance rate 39%)

C6. J. Wu, K. Tao, J. M. Miao and L. K. Norford, “3D porous graphene hydrogel for improved gas sensing performance at elevated temperature”, 29th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2016) Shanghai, 24-28 January (Top conference, EI, acceptance rate 39%) 

C5. K. Tao, S.W. Lye, J.M. Miao and X. Hu "A sandwich-structured MEMS electret power generator for multi-directional vibration energy harvesting", 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS 2015), Alaska, 22-26 June, pp. 51-54 (EI, Oral presentation, oral acceptance rate 20.7%)

C4. K. Tao, S.W. Lye and J.M. Miao "A three-dimensional electrostatic/electret micro power generator for low acceleration and low frequency vibration energy harvesting", 27th IEEE International Conference on on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2014) San Francisco, 26-30 January, pp. 366-369 (顶级会议, EI, Acceptance rate 36%)

C3. K. Tao, G.F. Ding, P. Wang, Z. Yang, and Y. Wang, "Fully integrated micro electromagnetic vibration energy harvesters with micro-patterning of bonded magnets", 25th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2012) Paris, 18-22 January, pp. 1237-1240 (顶级会议, EI, Acceptance rate 33%)

C2. K. Tao, S.W. Lye, J.M. Miao, and X. Hu, "Performance enhancement of an out-of-plane electret-based vibrational energy harvester with dual charged plates",14th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2014), Hyogo, 18–21 November, p. 012064 (EI, Oral presentation, oral acceptance rate 37%)

C1. K. Tao, J. Wu, Z.Q. Yang, et al, "Fully integrated electromagnetic actuator using resin-bonded NdFeB micromagnets", The 7th IEEE International Nanoelectronics (IEEE INEC 2016) Chengdu, May, p.1-2 (EI, Oral presentation)


Patents

P1. K. Tao, Z.Q. Yang, G.F. Ding, Y.B. Wu, "Tunable miniature vibrational energy harvester based on electric heating drive", Patent No.CN101951111A 

P2. G.F. Ding, K. Tao, Z.Q. Yang, Y. Wang, "Miniature electromagnetic broadband vibration energy harvester based on permanent magnet assay", Patent No.CN101941670 A 

P3. Z.Q. Yang, K. Tao, G.F. Ding, Y. Wang, "Minitype electromagnetic broadband vibration energy harvester" Patent No.CN101860169A  

P4. K. Tao, S.W. Lye and J.M. Miao, Ultra-robust Origami-inspired Electret/triboelectric Micro Power Generator, Patent No.SG10201610519W, Filed

P5. Rahul, K. Tao, S.W. Lye and J.M. Miao, PVDF Nanofibre Sensors for Real-time Monitoring of Vibro-acoustic Dynamics in a Tennis Racket, Patent No. SG 10201705515R,Filed

Social Appointments

IEEE Member, serve as reviewers for: IOP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, IOP Smart Materials and Structures, ELSEVIER Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, MDPI Sensors, IOP Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, DE GRUYTER Energy Harvesting and Systems, ELSEVIER Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, MDPI Applied Science, MDPI Engergies, etc.

Invited as Technical Reviewer for PowerMEMS2016 and IEEE MESA 2016 conference; TPC member for 4 international conference (MEME2016, CSA2016, CSMA2016 and MEA 2016)