Dr Xun Liu (ConvenientPower Systems, Hong Kong)
Title: " The past, present and future trends of Qi "
Abstract — This paper reviews the technology requirements of future mm-wave systems and the challenges facing mm-wave MOSFET and SiGe HBT device and benchmark circuit scaling below 3nm gate length and beyond 1.5THz fMAX. Measurement results of state-of-the-art MOSFETs, HBTs and circuits are presented from DC to 325 GHz along with scaling simulations of the ITRS SiGe HBT mm-wave benchmark circuits through 220 GHz.
Biography — Dr Xun Liu received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2001 and 2003, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the City University of Hong Kong in 2007.
He joined ConvenientPower (HK) Ltd in Hong Kong in 2007 as Technology Manager. He is responsible for research, innovation and standardization of wireless power technology platform. From December 2008 to June 2013, he was also the Vice-Chair of Low Power Work Group and Medium Power Work Group in the Wireless Power Consortium which published ‘Qi’, the global wireless power standard in August 2010. The world first Qi-compliant product which was certified in September 2010 was designed and produced by ConvenientPower (HK) Ltd in which he is currently the Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Liu received 2009 IEEE Power Electronics Society Transaction Prize Paper Award for his publication on Optimal Design of a Hybrid Winding Structure for Planar Contactless Battery Charging Platform.
In his research field in wireless power, he is the inventor of 25 granted patents in US, China and Europe. He published over 30 papers in IEEE journals and conferences. Now he is a senior member of IEEE.
Dr Ada Poon (Stanford University, USA)
Title: " Wireless bioelectronics "
Abstract — Miniaturized electronics, when placed inside the body, can wirelessly monitor and modulate internal activity and thus hold promise as a new class of treatments for disorders. The development of such bioelectronic medicines requires wireless interfaces that are tiny and operate deep in a complex electromagnetic environment. In this talk, I will describe a new method for electromagnetic energy transfer that exploits near-field interactions with biological tissue to wirelessly power tiny devices anywhere in the body, including the heart and the brain. I will discuss engineering and experimental challenges to realizing such interfaces, including a pacemaker that is smaller than a grain of rice and a fully internalized neuromodulation platform. These devices can act as bioelectronic medicines, capable of precisely modulating local activity, that may be more effective treatments than drugs, which act globally throughout the body.
Biography — Ada received her B.Eng degree from the EEE department at the University of Hong Kong and her Ph.D. degree from the EECS department at the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. Upon graduation, she spent one year at Intel as a senior research scientist. Then, she joined her advisor’s startup company, SiBeam Inc., architecting Gigabit wireless transceivers leveraging millimeter-wave and MIMO technologies. After two years in industries, she returned to academic and joined the faculty of the ECE department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Since then, she has changed her research direction from wireless communications to integrated biomedical systems. In 2008, she moved back to California and joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She is a Terman Fellow at Stanford University. She received the Okawa Foundation Research Grant in 2010 and NSF CAREER Award in 2013. She is a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigator .
Gordon Bell, Daniel Lawless and Neeraj Sahejpal (Energous Corporation)
Title: " Wireless Charging 2.0 "
Abstract — While coil-based wireless charging has been on the market for many years, we’ve seen a plataue in the applications of that technology (primarily only in smartphones). Wireless charging 2.0 is the evolution of charging, one that offers high power charging at contact, while enabling at-a-distance charging using the same receiver technology. From charging fitness bands while you wear them, to wireless charging for in-the-ear hearing aids on your nightstand, Wireless Charging 2.0 offers a flexibility of design that is not currently supported by older coil-based charging.
Biography — Mr. Gordon Bell (Vice President of Marketing) joined the company in September 2013 and serves as the Vice President of Marketing for Energous Corporation and is responsible for all outbound marketing efforts. Prior to joining Energous, Mr. Bell was President at Prosoft Engineering from 2001-2013. During Mr. Bell’s tenure at Prosoft, company sales grew by over 800% from best-selling products such as Data Rescue and Data Genius. Under Mr. Bell’s leadership, the company also successfully launched two new subsidiaries – JoeSoft and The Data Rescue Center. Prior to his experience at Prosoft, Mr. Bell was the Senior Sales Manager for PNY Technologies where he helped launch the 3D designer-level video card business to the existing PNY channel as well as set up and managed new strategic accounts. In 2001-2002, Mr. Bell held the National Sales Manager position for Elsa GMBH and managed all distribution throughout United States and Canada. He was responsible for $20 million annual revenue. Prior to that, Mr. Bell was the distribution sales manager for the Media 100 group, where he set up and managed strategic accounts for a group of companies under the Media 100 merger (Wired, Terran Interactive and Digital Origin). Mr. Bell received his BA in Communications with a minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona. Mr. Bell has over 20 years of experience in business development, brand creation, corporate communications, public relations, sales channel management and marketing of products for a range of companies developing leading-edge technologies.
Biography — Mr. Daniel Lawless (Vice President of Regulatory Affairs) joined the Company in Jan 2018 and serves as the Company’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, responsible for global approvals of all WattUp products. Mr. Lawless previously worked for 15 years at Broadcom Ltd, most recently as Director of Engineering, Global Operations, where he was responsible for Regulatory, Operations Engineering and NPI program management for production and reference systems. Mr. Lawless has an extensive background in regulatory compliance, building regulatory teams, influencing standards organizations and leading approval campaigns for many first to market wireless products. He has served on the Board of Directors of the TCB Council and was Vice Chair of the WiFi Alliance Regulatory Task Group, driving policy changes and introducing new technologies. He is a contributing author in the Governance, Risk and Compliance Handbook: Removing Regulatory Barriers to Trade(Wiley, 2008). Previous to Broadcom, Mr. Lawless held management and program management positions at 3Com Corporation, where he was responsible for global approvals of 3Com’s diverse product portfolio. Mr. Lawless had also worked for Compliance International, where he was responsible for Tier 1 manufacturer’s wireless, networking and telecom approvals in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Lawless holds a BSEE from San Jose State University.
Biography — Mr. Neeraj Sahejpal (Senior Vice President of Product Marketing) joined the Company in November 2015 and serves as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Product Marketing, responsible for all Product Definition and Product Management, Applications Engineering, Customer Engineering and all outbound engagements with Customers and Strategic Partners. Mr. Sahejpal also chairs the Uncoupled Working Committee (UWC) of AirFuel Alliance which was formed by merging PMA and A4WP. Mr. Sahejpal joined Energous in November 2014 from Broadcom where he was Director of Product Marketing. From 2009 to 2014, while at Broadcom, Mr. Sahejpal helped seed and scale the Wireless Entertainment connectivity business. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Sahejpal held a senior marketing position at PMC Sierra. Prior to that, Mr. Sahejpal co-founded a wireless startup and held senior positions in ASIC design while working for Inkra Networks, NVIDIA and Oak Technology (now Zoran). Mr. Sahejpal received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India and both MSCE and MBA (Entrepreneurship and Finance) from Santa Clara University. Mr. Sahejpal has also completed the Executive Program in Strategic Marketing at the Stanford Graduate Business School.