Sebastian Bader

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

  • Professional title: Senior Lecturer
  • Subjects: Electrical Engineering, Electronics
  • Department: Department of Electronics Design (EKS)
  • Telephone: 010-142 80 95
  • Email: sebastian.bader@miun.se
  • Visitor address: Holmgatan 10, Sundsvall
  • Room number: S221

Background

Sebastian Bader joined Mid Sweden University in 2008, when he started his PhD education in electronics at the Department of Electronics Design. Previous to that, Sebastian has obtained his Diplom-Ingenieur degree in Information Technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Sebastian has obtained his Licentiate of Technology and Doctor of Technology degrees in 2011 and 2013, respectively. After that, he was employed as a postdoctoral research assistant and an associate senior lecturer in the periods 2013-2015 and 2015-2017, respectively. Since 2018, he is a senior lecturer / assistant professor in electronics.

During his time at Mid Sweden University, Sebastian has been a visiting researcher at CSIRO in Australia (2011), and at the University of Southampton (2015-2017). He is also active in a number of international networks and regularly performs international teaching and research activities, as well as gives international talks. Sebastian is a senior member of the IEEE.

Current research

Sebastian's current research focuses on the energy consumption and energy supply of autonomous sensor systems. With the growing demand of autonomous electronic systems in the IoT and smart world paradigms, the lifetime of these devices becomes increasingly important in order to reduce maintenance demands.

In his research, Sebastian is currently particularly interested in self-powered systems that utilise and extract ambient energy sources in order to generate the electricity required for their operation. Application scenarios include environmental monitoring applications, but have recently more focused on industrial applications and the kinetic energy sources to be found there.

Teaching and tutoring

Sebastian is active in the educational offerings at the Department of Electronics Design, where he is program manager for the Master of Science in Engineering program in Electrical Engineering (Civilingenjör i elektroteknik) and the Master of Science in Engineering program in Engineering Physics (Civilingenjör i teknisk fysik).

Sebastian's teaching is centered around education in embedded systems, with, amongst others, course responsibility for a basic level course on embedded system programming, and an advanced level course on sensor networks. He is also involved in teaching activities on scientific writing and regularly supervises students in engineering and research projects, as well as BSc and MSc thesis works.

Currently, Sebastian is co-supervisor of four PhD students with focus on energy harvesting.

Publications

Articles in journals

Aranda, J. J. L. , Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2019). A space-coiling resonator for improved energy harvesting in fluid power systems. Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, vol. 291, pp. 58-67.  

Xu, Y. , Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2019). Design, modeling and optimization of an m-shaped variable reluctance energy harvester for rotating applications. Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 195, pp. 1280-1294.  

Bader, S. , Ma, X. & Oelmann, B. (2019). One-diode photovoltaic model parameters at indoor illumination levels – A comparison. Solar Energy, vol. 180, pp. 707-716.  

Xu, Y. , Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2018). A Survey on Variable Reluctance Energy Harvesters in Low-Speed Rotating Applications. IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 18: 8, pp. 3426-3435.  

Aranda, J. J. L. , Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2018). An Apparatus For The Performance Estimation Of Pressure Fluctuation Energy Harvesters. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 67: 11, pp. 2705-2713.  

Ma, X. , Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2017). Characterization of Indoor Light Conditions by Light Source Classification. IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 17: 12, pp. 3884-3891.  

Bader, S. , Ma, X. & Oelmann, B. (2014). On the Modeling of Solar-Powered Wireless Sensor Nodes. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, vol. 3: 3, pp. 207-223.    

Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2011). Durable Solar Energy Harvesting from Limited Ambient Energy Income. International Journal on Advances in Networks and Services, vol. 4: 1&2, pp. 66-80.

Conference papers

Ma, X. , Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2019). A Scalable, Data-driven Approach for Power Estimation of Photovoltaic Devices under Indoor Conditions. In ENSsys'19 Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting & Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems. New York, USA : . pp. 29--34.  

Xu, Y. , Bader, S. , Magno, M. , Mayer, P. & Oelmann, B. (2019). Energy-autonomous On-rotor RPM Sensor Using Variable Reluctance Energy Harvesting. In 2019 IEEE 8th International Workshop on Advances in Sensors and Interfaces (IWASI).. pp. 175--180.  

Krug, S. , Bader, S. , Oelmann, B. & O'Nils, M. (2019). Suitability of Communication Technologies for Harvester-Powered IoT-Nodes. In IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems - Proceedings, WFCS.  

Rusu, C. , Bader, S. , Oelmann, B. , Alvandpour, A. , Enoksson, P. , Braun, T. , Tiedke, S. , Molin, R. D. & et al. (2018). Challenges for Miniaturised Energy Harvesting Sensor Systems. In 2018 10th International Conference on Advanced Infocomm Technology (ICAIT).. pp. 214--217.  

Aranda, J. J. L. , Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2018). Force Transmission Interfaces for Pressure Fluctuation Energy Harvesters. In IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. (IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference). pp. 4230--4235.  

Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2017). A concept for remotely reconfigurable solar energy harvesting testbeds. In Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. (IEEE Sensors). pp. 837--839.  

Aranda, J. J. L. , Oelmann, B. & Bader, S. (2017). Fluid coupling interfaces for hydraulic pressure energy harvesters. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM). (IEEE ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics). pp. 1556--1562.  

Fabre, A. , Martinez, K. , Bragg, G. , Basford, P. , Hart, J. , Bader, S. & Bragg, O. (2016). Deploying a 6LoWPAN, CoAP, low power, wireless sensor network : Poster Abstract. In Proceedings of the 14th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems CD-ROM.. pp. 362--363.    

Ma, X. , Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2016). Solar panel modelling for low illuminance indoor conditions. In 2016 2ND IEEE NORDIC CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (NORCAS).  

Gebben, F. , Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2015). Configuring artificial neural networks for the prediction of available energy in solar-powered sensor nodes. In 2015 IEEE SENSORS - Proceedings.. pp. 354--357.  

Bader, S. , Krämer, M. , Lawal, N. , O'Nils, M. & Oelmann, B. (2014). Remote image capturing with low-cost and low-power wireless camera nodes. In Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. (Procedings of IEEE Sensors). pp. 730--733.  

Bader, S. , Krämer, M. & Oelmann, B. (2013). A Domain-Specific Platform for Research in Environmental Wireless Sensor Networks. In SENSORCOMM 2013, The Seventh International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications.. pp. 200--207.  

Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2013). Concealing the complexity of node programming in wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing: Sensing the Future, ISSNIP 2013.. pp. 177--182.  

Krämer, M. , Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2013). Implementing Wireless Sensor Network applications using hierarchical finite state machines. In Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), 2013 10th IEEE International Conference on. (IEEE International Conference on Networking Sensing and Control). pp. 124--129.  

Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2013). Short-term energy storage for wireless sensor networks using solar energy harvesting. In Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), 2013 10th IEEE International Conference on. (IEEE International Conference on Networking Sensing and Control). pp. 71--76.  

Bader, S. , Oelmann, B. & Brunig, M. (2012). Challenges for RF two-way time-of-flight ranging in wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN. (Proceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN). pp. 908--916.  

Bader, S. , Anneken, M. , Goldbeck, M. & Oelmann, B. (2011). SAQnet: Experiences from the Design of an Air Pollution Monitoring System Based on Off-the-Shelf Equipment. In Proceedings of the 2011 7th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2011.. pp. 223--228.  

Bader, S. , Schölzel, T. & Oelmann, B. (2010). A Method for Dimensioning Micro-Scale Solar Energy HarvestingSystems Based on Energy Level Simulations. In Proceedings - IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2010.. pp. 372--379.    

Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2010). Enabling battery-less wireless sensor operation using solar energy harvesting at locations with limited solar radiation. In Proceedings - 4th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORCOMM 2010.. pp. 602--608.  

Bader, S. & Oelmann, B. (2009). Adaptive synchronization for duty-cycling in environmental wireless sensor networks. In ISSNIP 2009 - Proceedings of 2009 5th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing.. pp. 49--54.  

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Bader, S. (2013). On the lifetime and usability of environmental monitoring wireless sensor networks. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2013 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 161)  

Licentiate theses, comprehensive summaries

Bader, S. (2011). Enabling autonomous envionmental measurement systems with low-power wireless sensor networks. Lic. (Comprehensive summary) Sundsvall : Mittuniversitetet, 2011 (Mid Sweden University licentiate thesis : 54)