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Microtech Innovation Summit 2019
Inaugural Conference and Exhibition
November 5-7, 2019
San Jose, California

Tuesday, November 5th

Registration and Breakfast 08:00 AM – 09:00AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
09:00 AM – 09:15 AM
Short Course: Energy Harvesting and Industrial IoT
Brian Zahnstecher
09:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Networking Lunch 12:15 PM – 01:30 PM
Paper and Plastic Sensors: Emerging Technologies and Applications
Alissa Fitzgerald, PhD
Founder and CEO
A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates
01:30 PM – 02:10 PM

Technology Innovation Showcase

Photonics and MEMS Based Bio-Sensors: Emerging Applications in Digital Olfaction
Tristan Rousselle
Founder and Deputy CEO
Aryballe Technologies

Shrinking MEMS Sensors into Nano-Realm Using Standard CMOS Processes
Nigel Robson

High Definition 3D Micro-Printing for Advanced RF Applications
Chris Lamb
Obsidian Advanced Manufacturing

MEMS Based Gas Sensors: Current and Emerging Technologies
Hossain Fahad, PhD
Serinus Labs

02:10 PM – 03:10 PM
Mid-Afternoon Break 03:10 PM – 03:30 PM
Short Course: Resonant MEMS and NEMS Devices for Quantum Engineering
Philip Feng, PhD
University of Florida
03:30 PM – 05:00 PM
Concluding Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
05:00 PM – 05:15 PM

Wednesday, November 6th

Registration and Breakfast 07:00 AM – 08:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
08:00 AM – 08:30 AM
VC Perspective on Deeptech Inflections and MEMS Investment Opportunities
Rajesh Swaminathan
Senior Investment Director
Applied Ventures
08:30 AM – 09:10 AM
Industrial Photonic Sensing Systems: Emerging Trends and Future Directions
Loucas Tsakalakos, PhD
Director of Photonics, Horizontal Technologies
General Electric, Global Research Center
09:10 AM – 09:50 AM
Monolithic Integration of MEMS on CMOS
Arjun Kantimahanti
Sr. Vice President, Technology Development
SilTerra – Gold Sponsor
09:50 AM – 10:00 AM
Biochips and Microfluidics: An Overview of Fabrication Technologies
Dan Djukich
Vice President, Sales
Teledyne Micralyne – Gold Sponsor
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM
Mid-Morning Break 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Artificial Intelligence and Image Sensors
Harshita Sahu
Technical Lead
Sony Electronics
10:50 AM – 11:30 AM
People Tracking, Vital Signs Monitoring, and Gesture Recognition Using Radar
Veronique Baudon
Strategic Partnership Manager
11:30 AM – 12:10 PM
MEMS Innovations: Enabling Technologies in Deposition and Etch
Alessandro Fujisaka
Western Regional Account Manager
ULVAC – Silver Sponsor
12:10 PM - 12:20 PM
Microlens Imprint Lithography and Wafer Stacking
Gary Choquette
President and General Manager
SUSS Microtec – Program Sponsor
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM
Networking Lunch 12:30 PM – 01:45 PM
Ultrasound Fingerprint Sensors: Technology Developments and Comparisons
Joy (Xiaoyue) Jiang, PhD
UC Berkeley
01:45 PM - 02:25 PM
MEMS Mirrors: Reliability and Recent Applications
Jan Grahmann, PhD
Head of Active Microoptical Components and Systems
Fraunhofer IPMS
02:25 PM - 03:05 PM
MEMS and Micro Devices: Technologies and Applications Highlights
Paul Bekkers
Business Development Manager
Philips Innovation Services – Innovation Sponsor
03:05 PM - 03:15 PM
Full Color Optical Engine for Retinal Scanning Type Eyewear Display
Joe (Yojiro) Kamei
KST World – Reception Sponsor
03:15 PM - 03:25 PM
Mid-Afternoon Break 03:25 PM – 04:00 PM

Technology Innovation Showcase

New Developments for MEMS Manufacturing using Ion Beam and Plasma Technologies
Allan Biegaj
Sales Representative
AARD Technology

Metrology and Characterization: Emerging Techniques for MEMS and Sensors Devices
Craig Hunter
Covalent Metrology

Graphene Based Micro Transducers
Ramesh Ramchandani

Aluminum Scandium Sputter Targets for PiezoMEMS Applications
David Van Heerden
Applications Engineering Manager

Flexible Hybrid Electronics: Fabrication Technologies Overview and Emerging Application Trends
Steve Leith, PhD
Director of Engineering and Technology

Silicon Pore Optics: Microtechnology Enabling a Clearer View of the Hot and Energetic Universe
Jeroen Haneveld, PhD
Business Manager

Litho and Metrology Solutions for Multi-Layered MEMS Manufacturing
Jumpei Fukui
Deputy Section Manager
Nikon Engineering

MEMS Testing: Latest Developments and Trends
Vito Topputo
Business Development
Tau Industrial Robotics

Biomedical and Industrial MEMS Sensor Platforms
Jeffrey Krotosky
Tronics, TDK Group

Glass and Quartz Wafers for MEMS and Semiconductor Applications
Jonas Discher
Wafer Universe

Cell-Sized Robots: Emerging Technologies and Potential Applications
Marc Miskin, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania

04:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Concluding Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
06:00 PM – 06:15 PM
Reception 06:15 PM – 08:00 PM

Thursday, November 7th

Registration and Breakfast 07:00 AM – 08:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures
08:00 AM – 08:15 AM
MEMS Based Sixth Sense: Technology Development Process and Potential Applications
Marcellino Gemelli
Director of Global Business Development
Bosch Sensortec
08:15 AM – 08:55 AM
Recognizing Opportunities for MEMS and Sensors: Need Driven Innovation and Partnership Frameworks in Medical Devices
Nicholas Mourlas, PhD
Senior Director, New Ventures
Johnson & Johnson
08:55 AM – 09:35 AM
Emerging and Future Applications Enabled by Sensors Technologies
Andrew Maywah
Investment Director
TDK Ventures
09:35 AM – 10:15 AM
Cloud Engineering Simulation: A Game Changer for MEMS and Sensors
Ian Campbell
OnScale – Simulation Sponsor
10:15 AM - 10:25 AM
Packaging Reliability Improvements for Electronics and Optoelectronic Devices through Advanced Materials
Marco Moraja
MEMS Business Manager
SAES Group – Breakfast Sponsor
10:25 AM - 10:35 AM
Emerging MEMS Technologies and Challenges in Fabrication
Matthias Schulze, PhD
Head of Engineering
Fraunhofer IPMS – R&D Partner
10:35 AM - 10:45 AM
Mid-Morning Break 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Technology Innovation Showcase

Micromachining of Glass: An Overview and Comparison of Fabrication Techniques
Lucas Hof, PhD
École de Technologie Supérieure, Université du Québec

Towards Soft-Rigid Miniaturized Parallel Robots for Dexterous Micro/Nano-Manipulation
Redwan Dahmouche, PhD
Associate Professor
FEMTO-ST Institute

Integration of Micro-Power Supplies using 3D Interposer Technologies
Hoà Thanh Lê
Postdoctoral Researcher
Harvard University

Design and Applications of an Ultra-Low-Cost MEMS Fabrication Platform
Mitchell Hsing, PhD

Bio-Inspired Vision: Revealing the Invisible to the Machines
Luca Verre
CEO and Founder

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Networking Lunch 12:30 PM – 01:45 PM

Technology Innovation Showcase

Real-Time Nanoscale Sensing Solutions
Jeffrey Diament
Head of Business Development

Haptic Micro-Actuators Based on Electroactive Polymers: Recent Advances and Emerging Applications
Francois Jeanneu

Capacitive Imaging Technologies for Touch and Object Detection Applications
Gerald Morrison, PhD
Sigma Sense

Design, Modeling, and Simulation for MEMS and Sensors: Latest Trends and Developments
Mary Ann Maher, PhD

MEMS Sockets: A Solution for 3D Multi-Chip Assembly
Hani Gomez
Graduate Researcher
UC Berkeley, BSAC

01:45 PM - 03:00 PM

Concluding Remarks
Mike Pinelis, PhD
President and CEO
Microtech Ventures

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM

Agenda and panels are subject to change.