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Global Challenges Initiative

The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Dr Sohini Kar Narayan

Energy harvesting; Nanogenerators; Off-grid power; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy; School of Physical Sciences

Sohini Kar NarayanDr Sohini Kar-Narayan is a Lecturer and a Research Group Leader at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy. She is also a Fellow of Clare Hall and a member of the Energy @ Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative.

Sohini’s research is aimed at finding energy solutions for "small-power" applications and revolves around novel piezoelectric nanomaterials that are capable of harvesting energy from ambient vibrations originating from sources such as moving parts of machines, fluid flow and even body movements

Her research on energy harvesting can help provide off-grid power in a range of situations, enabling better health, education and economic opportunities to the world’s poorest 3 billion people.

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global challenges agenda.

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