Bao Zhao

Bao Zhao

PhD student

ETH Zurich


When I was a child, I often made small troubles experiments on my grandma’s balcony, wondering one day I could reveal some fascinating things. Never thought I would be overwhelmed by these “fascinating things” as I grew up. To the outside world I am a PhD student, but I hunt down engineering problems at ETH Zurich. In my leisure time, I like hiking, skiing, playing guitar, and petting cats.


  • Mechatronics
  • Power Electronics
  • Internet of Things


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2021- now

    ETH Zurich

  • MSc in Electronics Engineering, 2020

    ShanghaiTech University/University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • BSc in Marine Engineering, 2017

    Harbin Engineering University


Series Synchronized Triple Bias-Flip Circuit: Maximizing the Usage of Single Storage Capacitor for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Enhancement

The synchronized multiple bias-flip (SMBF) interface circuits enhance the piezoelectric energy harvesting (PEH) capability by …

New insight into piezoelectric energy harvesting with mechanical and electrical nonlinearities

This letter investigates the piezoelectric energy harvesting system with mechanical and electricalnonlinearities. Through impedance …

A dual-effect solution for broadband piezoelectric energy harvesting

Literature has shown that the bandwidth of a piezoelectric energy harvesting (PEH) system can be effectively broadened by …

Orbit Jumps of Monostable Energy Harvesters by a Bidirectional Energy Conversion Circuit

Nonlinear energy harvesters have been widely studied inthe last decade. Their broad bandwidth and relatively highpower output …

Revisit of synchronized electric charge extraction (SECE) in piezoelectric energy harvesting by using impedance modeling

Piezoelectric energy harvesting (PEH) systems convert ambient vibration energy into usefulelectricity. An interface circuit intervenes …

Recent Posts

Attending the VEH2019 Conference at Shanghai

VEH2019 The 2nd International Conference on Vibration and Energy Harvesting Applications (VEH 2019) was held at Shanghaitech University, Shanghai, Jul, 13-15. Literally speaking, it was my second time to participate in this conference and also witnessed the growth of this conference last year.

The Legend of Denver

Do you know that Denver Airport is one of the most conspiratorial places over the world? With the spirit of curiosity, I have been there twice to explore the most astonishing facts of this mysterious city.

Bidirectional Energy Conversion Circuit

Motivation With the development of power electronics, it is not rare to find different types of power conversion circuits such as bidirectional or multidirectional energy conversion solutions, which mainly use active MOSFETs to guide the energy flow in the topologies.



Attending the VEH2018 Conference at Shenzhen


The 1st International Conference on Vibration and Energy Harvesting Application (VEH 2018) was held at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, Nov.2-4, which aims to create a platform for both domestic and global researchers, to share the latest information on the development of the technologies related to vibration analysis, energy harvesting and their applications.



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