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Publications

Journal papers

  1. Giuseppina Monti, Mauro Mongiardo, Ben Minnaert, Alessandra Costanzo and Luciano Tarricone, Resonant Inductive WPT Link in MISO Configuration. URSI Radio Science Letters (accepted)
  2. Ben Minnaert, Giuseppina Monti, Alessandra Costanzo, and Mauro Mongiardo. Power maximization for a multiport network described by the admittance matrix. URSI Radio Science Letters (accepted)
  3. Giuseppina Monti, Mauro Mongiardo, Ben Minnaert, Alessandra Costanzo and Luciano Tarricone, Optimal Terminations for a Single-Input Multiple-Output Resonant Inductive WPT Link. Energies 2020, 13, 5157.
    Paper: [pdf]
  4. Ben Minnaert, Alessandra Costanzo, Giuseppina Monti and Mauro Mongiardo, Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer with Multiple Transmitters: Efficiency Optimization. Energies 2020, 13, 3482.
    Paper: [pdf]
  5. Ben Minnaert, Mauro Mongiardo, Alessandra Costanzo and Franco Mastri, Maximum Efficiency Solution for Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer with N Receivers. Wireless Power Transfer, 7 (1), 65-75. doi:10.1017/wpt.2020.9
    Paper: [Journal website] [pdf]
  6. Ben Minnaert, Franco Mastri, Nobby Stevens, Alessandra Costanzo and Mauro Mongiardo, Coupling-Independent Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer Using Frequency Bifurcation. Energies, 11, (2018) art.nr. 1912.
    Paper: [pdf]
  7. Ben Minnaert, Bart Thoen, David Plets, Wout Joseph, Nobby Stevens, Wireless Energy Transfer by Means of Inductive Coupling for Dairy Cow Health Monitoring. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 152, (2018) 101-108.
    Paper: [pdf]
  8. Said Benaissa, Amine M. Samoudi, David Plets, Günter Vermeeren, Leen Verloock, Ben Minnaert, Nobby Stevens, Luc Martens, Frank A.M. Tuyttens, Bart Sonck, Wout Joseph, Numerical Assessment of EMF Exposure of a Cow to a Wireless Power Transfer System for Dairy Cattle. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 151, (2018) 219-225.
    Paper: [pdf]
  9. Ben Minnaert, Lieven De Strycker and Nobby Stevens. Design of a Planar, Concentric Coil for the Generation of a Homogeneous Vertical Magnetic Field Distribution. Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal, 32 (12), (2017) 1056-1063.
    Paper: [pdf]
  10. Ben Minnaert and Nobby Stevens. Optimal Analytical Solution for a Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer System with One Transmitter and Two Receivers. Energies, 10 (9), (2017) art.nr. 1444.
    Paper: [pdf]
  11. Carvalho N., Georgiadis A., Costanzo A., Stevens N., Kracek J., Pessoa L., Roselli L., Dualibe F., Schreurs D., Mutlu S., Rogier H., Visser H., Takacs A., Rocca P., Dimitriou A., Michalski J., Raida Z., Tedjini S., Joseph W., Duroc Y., Sahalos J., Bletsas A., Samaras T., Nikoletseas S., Raptis T., Boaventura A., Collado A., Trevisan R., Minnaert B., Svanda M., Pereira M., Mongiardo M., Popov G., Pan N., Aubert H., Viani F., Siachalou S., Kant P., Vera G., Polycarpou A., Cruz P., Mastri F., Mazanek M., Santos H., Alimenti F., Garcia-Vazquez H., Pollin S., Poli L., Belo D., Masotti D., Machac J., Tavares V., Mezzanotte P., Ndungidi P., Oliveri G., Fernandes R., Salgado H., Moeyaert V., Massa A., Goncalves R., Pinho P., Monti G., Tarricone L., Dionigi M., Russer P., Russer J. Europe and the Future for WPT : European Contributions to Wireless Power Transfer Technology. IEEE Microwave Magazine, 18 (4), (2017) 56-87.
    Paper: [pdf]
  12. Ben Minnaert and Nobby Stevens. Conjugate Image Theory Applied on Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer. Energies, 10 (1), (2017) art.nr. 46
    Paper: [pdf]
  13. Ben Minnaert and Nobby Stevens. Single variable expressions for the efficiency of a reciprocal power transfer system. International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, 45 (10), (2017). 1418-1430.
    Paper: [pdf]
  14. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. A Proposal for Typical Artificial Light Sources for the Characterization of Indoor Photovoltaic Applications. Energies 7 (2014). 1500-1516.
    Paper: [pdf]
  15. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. Guidelines for the Bandgap Combinations and Absorption Windows for Organic Tandem and Triple-Junction Solar Cells. Materials 5 (2012). 1933-1953.
    Paper: [pdf]
  16. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. Efficiency simulations of thin film chalcogenide photovoltaic cells for different indoor lighting conditions. Thin Solid Films 21 (2011). 7537-7540.
    Paper: [pdf]
  17. Ben Minnaert, Marc Burgelman, Alexis De Vos and Peter Veelaert. Simulation of the influence of the absorption window for stacked and monolithic organic tandem solar cells. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 94 (2010). 1125-1131.
    Paper: [pdf]
  18. Ben Minnaert and Marc Burgelman. Efficiency potential of organic bulk heterojunction solar cells. Progress in Photovoltaics. Vol. 15 (2007). 741-748.
    Paper: [pdf]
  19. Ben Minnaert and Marc Burgelman. Empirical study of the characteristics of current-state organic bulk heterojunction solar cells. European Physical Journal - Applied Physics. Vol. 38 (2) (2007). 111-114.
    Paper: [pdf]
  20. Marc Burgelman and Ben Minnaert. Including excitons in semiconductor solar cell modelling. Thin Solid Films. Vol. 511-512 (2006). 214-218.
    Paper: [pdf]
  21. Ben Minnaert, Catelijne Grasso and Marc Burgelman. An effective medium model versus a network model for nanostructured solar cells. Comptes rendus Chimie. Vol. 9 (2006). 735-741.
    Paper: [pdf]

Contributions to books

  1. Ben Minnaert and Mauro Mongiardo (editors). Modelling of Wireless Power Transfer, Special Issue MDPI Energies
    Special issue: [link]
  2. Marc Burgelman, Ben Minnaert and Catelijne Grasso. Device modelling of nano-structured solar cells. Nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion. T. Soga (editor), Elsevier, Amsterdam, Chapter 2 (2006). 45-80.

Conference proceedings

  1. Ben Minnaert, Giuseppina Monti, Franco Mastri, Alessandra Costanzo and Mauro Mongiardo, Power maximization for a multiple–input and multiple–output wireless power transfer system described by the admittance matrix. Proceedings of the XXXIIIrd URSI General Assembly in Rome (virtual) (August 2020).
  2. Franco Mastri, Mauro Mongiardo, Giuseppina Monti, Ben Minnaert, Alessandra Costanzo and Luciano Tarricone, Resonant inductive WPT link with multiple transmitters. Proceedings of the XXXIIIrd URSI General Assembly in Rome (virtual) (August 2020).
  3. Simon De Meyere, Simon Ravyts, Johan Driesen and Ben Minnaert. Applying Wireless Power Transfer for Curtain Wall BIPV Elements. Proc. of the 37th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 7-11 Sept. 2020.
    Paper: [pdf]
  4. Ben Minnaert, Franco Mastri, Alessandra Costanzo, Mauro Mongiardo and Nobby Stevens. Optimizing the Power Output for a Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer System with N receivers. Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC), 2019 IEEE. London, UK, 18-21 June 2019, 351-354.
    Paper: [pdf]
  5. Ben Minnaert and Nobby Stevens. Maximizing the Power Transfer for a Mixed Inductive and Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer System. Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC), 2018 IEEE. Montréal, QC, Canada, 3-7 June 2018.
    Paper: [pdf]
  6. Ben Minnaert, Simon Ravyts, Johan Driesen and Nobby Stevens. Challenges for Wireless Power Transfer in Building-Integrated Photovoltaics. IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power Transfer (Wow). Montréal, QC, Canada, 3-7 June 2018, pp. 1-5.
    Paper: [pdf]
  7. Ben Minnaert and Nobby Stevens. Design of a Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer Link with Minimal Receiver Circuitry. IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power Transfer (Wow). Montréal, QC, Canada, 3-7 June 2018, pp. 1-5.
    Paper: [pdf]
  8. Ben Minnaert, Franco Mastri, Mauro Mongiardo, Alessandra Costanzo and Nobby Stevens. Constant capacitive wireless power transfer at variable coupling. MTT-S International Wireless Symposium (IWS), 2018 IEEE. Chengdu, China, 6-10 May 2018, pp. 1-4.
    Paper: [pdf]
  9. Ben Minnaert and Nobby Stevens. Power maximization for capacitive wireless power transfer with two transmitters and one receiver. MTT-S International Wireless Symposium (IWS), 2018 IEEE. Chengdu, China, 6-10 May 2018, pp. 1-4.
    Paper: [pdf]
  10. Ben Minnaert, Bart Thoen, David Plets, Wout Joseph and Nobby Stevens. Optimal energy storage solution for an inductively powered system for dairy cows. Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC), 2017 IEEE. Taipei, Taiwan, 10-12 May 2017.
    Paper: [pdf]
  11. Ben Minnaert and Nobby Stevens. Conjugate image theory for non-symmetric inductive, capacitive and mixed coupling. Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC), 2017 IEEE. Taipei, Taiwan, 10-12 May 2017.
    Paper: [pdf]
  12. Ben Minnaert and Nobby Stevens. The feasibility of wireless power transfer integration in contemporary furniture. Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (EmergiTech), IEEE International Conference on. Mauritius, 3-6 Aug. 2016 (pp. 241-244) IEEE.
    Paper: [pdf]
  13. Ben Minnaert, Davy Pissoort and Nobby Stevens. Experimental Characterization Methods for the Electromagnetic Emission of Inductive Wireless Power Circuits. Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC), 2015 IEEE. Boulder, CO, 13-15 May 2015 (pp. 1-4) IEEE.
    Paper: [pdf]
  14. Ben Minnaert and Nobby Stevens. Evaluation of the vertical magnetic field generated by a spiral planar coil.Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference (NORCAS): NORCHIP & International Symposium on System-on-Chip (SoC). Oslo, Norway, 26-28 Oct. 2015 (pp. 1-3).
    Paper: [pdf]
  15. Ben Minnaert, Davy Pissoort and Nobby Stevens. Dedicated computational models for the electromagnetic emissions of integrated circuits. Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), 2015 International Conference on. Turin, Italy, 7-11 Sept. 2015 (pp. 513-516).
    Paper: [pdf]
  16. Ben Minnaert and Nobby Stevens. An improved algorithm for the creation of homogeneous magnetic field distributions.Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), 2015 International Conference on. Turin, Italy, 7-11 Sept. 2015 (pp. 517-520).
    Paper: [pdf]
  17. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. The Theoretical Influence of the Difference Between the LUMO Energy Levels of Donor and Acceptor in Organic Photovoltaic Triplejunction Solar Cells. In Proceedings of the 1st Int. Electron. Conf. Mater., 26 May-10 June 2014; Sciforum Electronic Conference Series, Vol. 1, 2014, b002.
    Paper: [pdf]
  18. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. The potential of tandem photovoltaic solar cells for indoor applications. Proceedings of the 1st Int. Elec. Conf. on Energies, 14-31 March 2014; Sciforum Electronic Conference Series, Vol. 1, 2014, c001.
    Paper: [pdf]
  19. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. Modelling of organic triple-junction solar cells. Proc. SPIE 8435, Organic Photonics V, 84350S (June 1, 2012).
    Paper: [pdf]
  20. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. The Appropriateness of Organic Solar Cells for Indoor Lighting Conditions. Proceedings of SPIE Photonics Europe 2010, Vol. 7722, 12-16 April 2010, Brussels, Belgium. 77221P.
    Paper: [pdf]
  21. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. The suitability of organic solar cells for different indoor conditions. Advances in Science and Technology 74 (2010). 170-175.
    Paper: [pdf]
  22. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. A model describing the suitability of different solar cells for an indoor wireless network. Proceedings of the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conference, 6-10 September 2010, Valencia, Spain. 5173-5176.
    Paper: [pdf]
  23. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. Which type of solar cell is best for low power indoor devices? Proceedings of "Innovation for Sustainable Production 2010: Conference 4: Materials for Sustainable Production", 18-21 April 2010, Brugge, Belgium. 8-12.
    Paper: [pdf]
  24. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. The influence of absorbing donors and acceptors on the efficiency for a stacked and a monolithic organic tandem solar cell. Proceedings of the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 21-25 September 2009, Hamburg, Germany. 627 - 630.
    Paper: [pdf]
  25. Ben Minnaert and Marc Burgelman. Influence of the energy levels on the efficiency of organic bulk heterojunction solar cells. Proceedings of the 22nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Milano, Italia, september 2007). WIP, München. 2007. 498-501.
    Paper: [pdf]
  26. Marc Burgelman, Johan Verschraegen, Ben Minnaert and Jonas Marlein. Numerical simulation of thin film solar cells: practical exercises with SCAPS. Proceedings of NUMOS (Int. Workshop on Numerical Modelling of Thin Film Solar Cells), Gent (B), 28-30 March 2007. UGent & Academia Press. 2007. 357–366.
    Paper: [pdf]
  27. Ben Minnaert and Marc Burgelman. Modelling MEH-PPV:PCBM (1:4) bulk heterojunction solar cells. Proceedings of NUMOS (Int. Workshop on Numerical Modelling of Thin Film Solar Cells), Gent (B), 28-30 March 2007. UGent & Academia Press. 2007. 327-339.
    Paper: [pdf]
  28. Ben Minnaert and Marc Burgelman, The upper limit for the efficiency of organic solar cells: will organic photovoltaics be able to compete with traditional solar cells?, 7th FirW PhD Symposium, Gent, Belgium (2006).
  29. Jef Poortmans, Tom Aernouts, D. Cheyns, H. Gommans, Peter Vanlaeke, S. Verlaak, Paul Heremans, Dirk Vanderzande, Laurance Lutsen, Jean Manca, Peter Adriaensens, Marc Burgelman, Ben Minnaert, Etienne Goovaerts, Griet Janssen, Arrantxa Aguirre and Sabine Van Doorslaer. Organic solar cell strategy and developments in Flanders. Proceedings of the 21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, 4-8 September 2006, Dresden, Germany. WIP. 2006. 23-28.
  30. Ben Minnaert and Marc Burgelman, Modeling of nanostructured photovoltaics: the network model and the effective medium model. 6th FirW PhD Symposium, Gent, Belgium (2005).

PhD-Dissertation

  1. Ben Minnaert. Modelleren van organische bulk heterojunctie zonnecellen. Doctoraatsproefschrift Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen, Universiteit Gent, 2007 (Modelling of organic bulk heterojunction solar cells, English summary on p. 7) .
    Book: [pdf]
  2. Ben Minnaert. Near-field wireless power transfer for non-static applications, KU Leuven, 2018.

Master thesis

  1. Ben Minnaert. Fotovoltaische centrale te Proefhoeve, Melle. Master Thesis, Faculty of Engineering, University Ghent, 2003.
    Book: [pdf]

Supervisor master thesis

  1. N. Rondelez. Inductieve resonante draadloze energieoverdracht over middellange afstanden, Master Thesis (Promotor: N. Stevens), Faculty of Engineering Technology, KU Leuven, 2018.
  2. S. Vandecasteele. Simulatie van het theoretische rendement bij thermofotovoltaische systemen, Master Thesis (Promotor: B. Minnaert), Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University Ghent, 2014
  3. R. Van Thielen. Een elektrisch wagenpark als dynamische opslag voor hernieuwbare energie, Master Thesis (Promotor: B. Minnaert), Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University Ghent, 2014
  4. T. Vandecaveye. Een simulatieprogramma voor en empirische studie van fotovolta´sche organische multi-junctie zonnecellen, Master Thesis (Promotor: B. Minnaert and J. Beeckman), Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University Ghent, 2014
  5. N. Roels. De implementatie van zonnecellen in binnenhuisapparaten, Master Thesis (Promotor: B. Minnaert), Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences, University College Ghent, 2011
  6. B. Vanslembrouck. Intelligente verbruikers in een decentraal elektriciteitsnet, Master Thesis (Promotor: B. Minnaert), Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences, University College Ghent, 2011
  7. F. Heereman. Modelleren van excitonen in zonnecellen, Master Thesis (Promotor: M. Burgelman), Faculty of Engineering, University Ghent, 2007

Other publications

  1. Ben Minnaert, Lieven De Strycker and Nobby Stevens. Wireless Power Transfer by Inductive Coupling. Research Day FIIW-ESAT/CW, 13 November 2015.
  2. Ben Minnaert and Nobby Stevens. Studie naar de haalbaarheid van de integratie van draadloze energie-overdracht in hedendaags meubilair. 2015.
  3. Ben Minnaert, Jean Pierre Goemaere and Nobby Stevens. Analyse trajectcontrole. 2015.
  4. Jeroen Beeckman and Ben Minnaert. Duurzame energie en rationeel energiegebruik. Syllabus. University Ghent, 2014.
  5. Ben Minnaert. Duurzame Energietechnieken. Syllabus. University Ghent, 2014.
  6. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. An easy-to-use simulation tool for indoor applications powered by photovoltaic solar cells. Book of Abstracts of the Photovoltaic Technical Conference 2011: Thin Film & Advanced Solutions, 25-27 May 2011, Aix-en-Provence, France.
  7. Ben Minnaert. Duurzame Energie. Syllabus. College University Ghent, 2011.
  8. Ben Minnaert and Peter Veelaert. Efficiency simulations of thin film chalcogenide photovoltaic cells for different indoor lighting conditions. Book of Abstracts of the International Conference E-MRS Spring Meeting, 7-11 June 2010, Strasbourg. M-P2.14.
  9. Marc Van Parys, Tom Van Hove, Diederik Depla, Stijn Mahieu en Ben Minnaert. Romatex: draaibaar magnetron-sputtertechnologie voor het aanbrengen van anorganische, inclusief metallische nanocoationgs op textieldragers. Unitex, tweemaandelijks tijdschrift voor de textielindustrie, Nederlands Textielinstituut (Zeist), Vol. 1, p 19-21 (2009).
  10. Ben Minnaert. Thin Film Solar Cells: an Overview. Report TETRA-project "Implementatie van innovatieve duurzame energiebronnen en hun interactie op het distributienet". 12 June 2008.
  11. Ben Minnaert, Marc Burgelman and F. Heereman,. A numerical semiconductor model applicable to organic solar cells. Conference E-MRS 2007 on Advanced Materials and concepts for Photovoltaics, Strasbourg, France. Book of Abstracts. E-MRS 2007. D-4-8.
  12. Ben Minnaert and Marc Burgelman. Empirical study of the characteristics of current-state organic bulk heterojunction solar cells. European Conference on Hybrid and Organic Solar Cells (ECHOS'06), Paris, France. Book of Abstracts. 30 June 2006.
  13. Marc Burgelman and Ben Minnaert. Including excitons in semiconductor solar cell modelling. Conference E-MRS 2005 on Thin Film and Nano-Structured Materials for Photovoltaics, Strasbourg, France. Book of Abstracts. E-MRS 2005. F-PI-47.
  14. Ben Minnaert, Catelijne Grasso and Marc Burgelman. An Effective Medium Model versus a Network Model for Nanostructured Solar Cells. 15th International
    Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy, Book of Abstracts. IPS-15. 2004. W4-P-78.