4D printed energy harvesting devices based on innovative printable conductive elastomers

Project Director: Dr. Mihaela Baibarac

Project ID: MNET18/ADMA3454, 4DPrintEN

Prject Director: Dr. Mihaela Baibarac

Project Type: International

Project Program: MANUNET

Funded by: Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CCCDI-UEFISCDI

Contractor: National Institute of Materials Physics

Project Status:

Start Data:  01 June 2019

End Data: 30 April 2021

Project Abstract

4D printing appears as a new alternative approach across 3D printing technology paying attention to the fact that the printed products continue to evolve over time acting as smart responsive products, opening the door to different applications. On the other hand, in the era of deficiency of energy resources the concept of power generation through energy harvesting form the ambient movement has gained great importance and, the development of low power consumption portable devices, sensors and body implantable devices could play and essential role. For this reason, 4DPrintEN will be focused on that challenge, the development of a complete chain of product development of new harvesting electrical energy device: innovative nanostructured elastomers, design of components geometry and features, development of customized 3D printers and validation activities. Thus, the efficient way for harvesting electrical energy from mechanical movements is based on the use of piezoelectric materials and, the influence of the shape and size of nanostructured elastomers in the piezoelectric properties will be analyzed and defined.


95.000 euro (INCDFM)

Coordinator (Partner 1): National Institute of Materials Physics

Project Director: Dr. Mihaela Baibarac

Partner 2: All Green SRL

Head of the team of Partner 2: Dr. Angela Daniela La Rosa

Partner 3: Intelectro Iasi SRL

Head of the team of Partner 3: Dr. Stefan Cristian Macovei

Partner 4: Izertis SL

Head of the team of Partner 4: Dr. Sheila Mendez


  • Flexible Piezo-Electric Composites for 3D- printed harvesters
    R. Ciobanu, C. Schreiner, M. Baibarac, M. Aradoaei Composite Structures, Submitted 2020
  • Optical and structural properties of composites based on BaTiO3 and thermoplastic polymers of the type polyolefine and polyurethane
    L. Stingescu, R. Cercel, A. Radu, M. Cristea, A. Nila, A. Lorinczi, I. Smaranda, P. Ganea, M. Baibarac Polymers, Submitted 2020.


  1. Vibration and Mechanical shock monitoring using flexible piezoelectric sensors, M. Paulet, O. Plopa, G. A. Ursan, I. Ursu, The 12th International conference on electromechanical and power systems, SIELMEN , October 2019, 10-11 Chisinau, Moldova.

Project Contact Person:

Dr. Mihaela Baibarac

National Institute of Materials Physics,

Laboratory of Optical Processes in Nanostructured Materials, LOPMN

E-mail: barac[-a--t-]infim.ro


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