Intelligent Energy Harvesting Technologies and Symmetry: Recent Advances and Applications

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 139

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Interests: energy harvesting; metamaterials/metasurfaces; MIMO antenna design; wireless power transfer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleague,


An increased interest in the design and development of smart energy harvesting systems has been shown over the past decade. This is due to the wide spread of Internet of Things sensors in many applications, including healthcare, consumer electronics, and agriculture, among others. The battery of such wireless sensory nodes could drain a significant amount of power and thus require recharging from time to time to become self-powered and autonomous. With the recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, this has much to offer in the design of highly efficient absorbers and electromagnetic energy harvesters.

Aim and scope:

This Special Issue aims to present state-of-the art recent trends on the design and development of artificial-intelligence-based symmetric absorbers and energy harvesting structures from fundamental applied research to system-level integration.

Cutting-edge research:

The proposed Special Issue aims to present a cutting-edge research topic focusing on the demands for the development of intelligent energy harvesting solutions. The focus on this issue will be on electromagnetic-based absorbers and harvesters. Although more emphasis will be on electromagnetic radio frequency, microwave and terahertz, this Special Issue can cover other applications with the goal of developing practical intelligent energy harvesting solutions. We also welcome review articles summarizing the current state of a particular topic in the field of energy harvesting.

What kind of papers we are soliciting:

We are inviting submissions to this Special Issue of Symmetry on recent advances in the field of symmetric electromagnetic energy harvesting and absorbers for healthcare, agriculture, sensors design, wireless charging, unmanned aerial vehicles, among others.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis and modeling of energy harvesters;
  • Artificial intelligence in energy harvesting;
  • Wearable energy harvesting;
  • RF/microwave energy harvesting;
  • Power management for energy harvesting systems;
  • Applications and design innovations of energy harvesting systems.

Dr. Mohammed Bait-Suwailam
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • absorbers
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • electromagnetic energy harvesting
  • symmetric energy harvesting
  • IoT
  • UAVs

Published Papers

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