Industry/Technical Session Presenters
Reasonance, Head of Marketing
Title: Are Markets and WPT Ready for Each Other?
Head of Marketing
The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK
Holds more than 15 years of experience in strategic and international marketing, mainly in B2B.
Her expertise covers marketing strategies and communications for start-ups and innovations.
Founder and Chief Analyst, WAWT
Title: Wireless Power Technology – Landscape, Size, Trends and Insights
Dinesh Kithany is a well established wireless power industry expert with over 25 years of experience providing high level insights and strategic advice to companies across the technology sector and consumer markets. He is a sought after analyst with deep expertise in wireless power and power supplies. Prior to founding WAWT, Dinesh was a Lead Analyst IHS Markit Technology. Dinesh will deliver industry insights and trends reports including hot categories, emerging technologies, and what consumers can expect to see from the wireless power industry in the near future.
Chief Engineer, NuCurrent
Title: The Power of Collaboration: Uniting Industries for a Wireless Revolution
Alberto Peralta is Chief Engineer at NuCurrent, a Chicago-based technology provider for wireless power transfer systems. Alberto is NuCurrent’s lead inventor, holding 70 issued US patents and 72 pending US patent applications, including inventions for Sustainable Wireless Power Transfer Platform for Large Charge Area Applications, multi-layer substrate based antennas, through-metal charging coil design, multi-frequency antenna structures with novel tuning topologies, dynamic tuning, and interdigitated capacitors for self resonating coils. He has been an active collaborator in various Wireless Power Standards, contributing in the drafting of AIRFUEL’S 6.78MHz standard (2015-2016) as well as submitting for certification multiple resonators and coil designs under AIRFUEL and Qi standards. Alberto has been listed in CHICAGOINNO’S 2020 On Fire list and Crain’s 2020 Rising Start in Tech.After graduating from Purdue University (BSEE) in 2012, Alberto joined NuCurrent as the first employee and started working on antenna design and integration into wireless power systems, followed by RF amplifier design with ASK/FSK circuitry for in-band communication and fault detection control. Alberto is now NuCurrent’s system architect, leading the company’s technology roadmap and a technical team of 15+ engineers. Alberto will also be graduating this winter from his Masters in Engineering Management at Northwestern University.
Title: Wireless Power Network for Home Security and Safety Sensors
Marko Vukovic is the Founder and CEO of AeroCharge, a long-range wireless power technology company with a mission to build the world’s first wireless power network. As Founder and CEO, Marko is responsible for overall company strategy, day-to-day operations and hardware development. Prior to AeroCharge, Marko worked at Apple, where he led programs to deploy wireless charging technologies across Apple products, including iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. He has nearly two decades of experience in commercializing novel wireless technologies across different markets. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Title: A Misalignment Tolerant Foreign Object Detection for EV Wireless Charging Applications
Matthew Perry is the embedded software developer at eLeapPower, a Canadian technology company supporting the global growth of electric vehicles with innovative e-drive and charging solutions. With a strong emphasis on automotive software development, particularly in wireless power transfer and foreign object detection, Matthew’s expertise helps drive innovation within the company. His focus areas include wireless charging communication, fine positioning technologies, and vehicle integration. Matthew earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in computer engineering from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in software and control systems.
Title: Design and Optimization of PCB-Type Planar Inductors for High-Power Wireless Power Transfer
Davide Auteri was born in Catania, Italy, in 1996., In July 2021, he received the master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Catania (IT). From Feb ‘19 to Feb ‘21, he carried out the double degree program involving the University of Catania and the University of Zilina (SK). In July ‘21, he joined in Research and Development – Analog, MEMS & Sensor Group at STMicroelectronics, Catania, Italy, as Hardware Design Engineer. The research interests have been the behavioral model of power electronic converters and circuit simulation. Presently, his research work concerns the modeling and analysis of passive structures, circuit simulations, ICs back-end design and development.
Title: Ambient IoT – Scaling to Trillions of Connected Things Using Wireless Energy Harvesting
Steve Statler is the author of Beacon Technologies, the presenter of the Mister Beacon podcast and Chief Marketing Officer at Wiliot, a company he joined shortly after it was founded. Wiliot is a Sensing as a Service, cloud and semiconductor company, providing “Intelligence for Every Thing” using its IoT Pixel tags. Prior to Wiliot his consulting company specialized in Bluetooth beacon technology, training and advising manufacturers, venue owners, VCs, as well as makers of beacon software and hardware. Previously he was the Senior Director for Strategy and Solutions Management at Qualcomm’s Retail Solutions Division, helping to incubate Gimbal, one of the leading Bluetooth beacons in the market.
Bumblebee Power Ltd / Imperial College London
Title: A 3 kW 3.39 MHz DC/DC Inductive Power Transfer System with Power Combining Converters
Paul D. Mitcheson (Senior Member, IEEE) received the M.Eng. degree in electrical and electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in micropower motion-based energy harvesting for wireless sensor networks from Imperial College London, London, U.K., in 2001 and 2005, respectively. He is currently a Professor of electrical energy conversion with Control and Power Research Group, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London. His research interests include energy harvesting, power electronics, and wireless power transfer to provide power to applications in circumstances where batteries and cables are not suitable. His research has been supported by the European Commission, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and several companies. Prof. Mitcheson is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was on the Executive Committee of the U.K. Power Electronics Centre. He was the General Co-Chair of IEEE Wireless Power Week in 2019 in London, U.K.
Head of Marketing and Business Development, Americas/APAC, Energous Corporation
Bob Xu is the Head of Business Development and Marketing in Energous Corporation in San Jose, California. He has been working in Silicon Valley for over 20 years with experience on system integration, hardware, applications, product marketing and business development in various big semiconductor companies and start-ups including Marvell Semiconductor, SanDisk, Hynix Memory Solutions, Telegent System, etc. focusing on new technology development and promotion. During his time in Marvell, he was responsible for product management of Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/FM chip for tier-1 customers.
Bob did his post-doctoral research on high power microwave and millimeter wave sources in Stanford University and Maryland University, College Park. He holds Ph. D in Electrical Engineering from the Utsunomiya University in Japan, and a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.
Panasonic System Networks R&D Co.
Title: Self-synchronized Interference Avoidance Method for Far-field WPT System
Yuki Tanaka received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, in 2013 and 2015, and Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2022.
In 2015, he joined Panasonic Corporation, and currently he works with Panasonic System Networks R&D, Yokohama, Japan. He engaged in research and business development on wireless power transfer since 2015.
His research interests include wireless power transmission, small antennas, software-defined radio, and sensor networks.
Title: Present and Near-Future of Long-Distance Laser Power Beaming
Tom Nugent, CTO and co-founder of PowerLight, has been designing, building and testing laser power beaming systems for 15 years, and is acknowledged as one of the top experts in the world on optical wireless power. He has degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. in Engineering Physics) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering). Nugent is inventor or co-inventor on more than 60 issued US patents, numerous foreign patents, and more than 12 pending patent applications. He’s been an invited speaker at multiple DEPS, OWPT, and OSA conferences. Previously he’s worked at Intellectual Ventures Labs on a variety of R&D projects including the Photonic Fence project that used lasers to kill mosquitoes for malaria control.
Panasonic Connect Co.
Title: Study on 920MHz Band FSK Demodulation Circuit using SAW Filters for SWIPT Realization
Hikaru Hamase received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and his Master’s degree in Information Engineering from Osaka University in 2019 and 2021, respectively. He joined Panasonic Corporation in 2021 and has been working on research and business development related to wireless power transfer since then. His research interests include wireless power transmission, small antennas, software-defined radio, and sensor networks.
Title: Enhanced Magnetic Coupling through High Coupled Parallel DD Coil Design for Inductive Charging of EVs
Title: Electrifying the Sky: The Role of Wireless Power Transfer Technologies
Title: Multi-layer Design and Power Transfer Test of PCB-Based Coil for Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging
Element Materials Technology
Title: WPT RF Exposure Testing and Certification Challenges
Etherdyne Technologies Inc.
Title: A Modular Wireless Power Source Consisting of Injection-Locked RF Generators