Energy Harvesting Using Sustainable and Multifunctional Geogrids Summary

Led by Dr. Amir Alavi, this project focuses on generating energy from sustainable geogrids made from recycled materials. The research team proposes to develop a first-of-its-kind smart geosynthetic in the form of a geogrid made from waste plastic as the main component for enhancing the performance of pavement systems with asphalt and concrete overlays. The proposed solution would harvest the energy from mechanical excitations caused by traffic and store it using an energy harvesting kit for empowering roadside electronic devices.