The Sensor Solutions International conference will attract industry leading experts from all the major companies involved in the sensors industry.
If you are interested in speaking at SSI International 2019, please contact [email protected] or call +44 (0)24 76718970.
2019 Speakers Confirmed to Date
Tristan Rousselle - Aryballe Technologies
Tristan Rousselle holds a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble. He did part of his post graduated studies in Sussex University (Brighton-UK) and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (San Diebo-CA) He co-founded in 2000 the company Protein’eXpert now called PX'Therapeutics. This biotechnology company is specialized in the engineering, pre-clinical and clinical development of therapeutic proteins. In 2011 PX'Therapeutics had more than 60 employees in Grenoble and Lyon and was realizing nearly 50% of its Turn Over outside Europe.
In July 2013, a few months after the Acquisition of PX Therapeutics by the “Laboratoire Aguettant” Tristan decided to launch a new venture with a lead innovative project in the field of Biosensors named “Aryballe”. He co-founded the company with Delphine Pau, Thierry Livache, Sam Guilaumé and Sissel Tolaas in March 2014. Since then Tristan holds the position of CEO at Aryballe Technologies SA which main objective is to develop the first universal and portable artificial Nose. In July 2016 & 2017 the company raised 3 M € with international investors and industrial partners. The first product, NeOse Pro has been launched in January 2018.
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Wolfgang Schmitt-Hahn - Bosch Sensortec
Dr. Wolfgang Schmitt-Hahn is Senior Manager Strategic Marketing at Bosch Sensortec GmbH, responsible for business intelligence and strategic planning in the area of MEMS sensors and solutions for consumer electronics. Before shifting his focus on strategic marketing, Wolfgang has been working six years at Bosch Sensortec as product manager responsible for product planning, product definition and product life-cycle management of accelerometers, gyroscopes, geomagnetic sensors and barometric pressure sensors. His strong background in the semiconductor industry otherwise originates from his prior positions as product marketing manager at NEC Electronics (now Renesas Electronics) responsible for technical marketing of digital ASICs and System-on-Chip products, and as a manufacturing process engineer at SMST (a former joint-venture of IBM/Philips). Wolfgang holds degrees of a “Dipl.-Physiker” and a “Dr. rer. nat.” from the University of Bonn.
Beyond smartphones: Ultra-low power and smart CE sensors
Smartphones have significantly influenced the development of CE sensors over the last 10 years: small footprints, low prices and low power consumption have been the key parameters the industry has worked on.
With new mobile CE devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers in the short run and smart glasses in the long run the requirements for sensors are getting even tighter. These applications demand for even lower power consumption while at the same time requesting more useful, more precise and aggregated sensor data.
New technological approaches and features like ultra-low power consumption and local sensor intelligence will allow to reach these goals.
Mike Dempsey - Claytex
Mike is the Managing Director of Claytex and a technical expert in modelling and simulation using Modelica and FMI. Mike studied Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University and then worked at Ford and Rover on powertrain simulation. After starting Claytex as a consultancy, the company has grown and also become a specialist partner for Dassault Systems, training provider and simulation tool developer. Claytex now works with Formula 1 and NASCAR teams as well as Automotive OEM’s to deliver models and tools covering many different applications helping to create next generation of products.
Sensor models enabling autonomous vehicles to perceive the road ahead more clearly
The artificial intelligence (AI) in an AV learns by experience, so must be exposed to many thousands of possible scenarios in order to develop the correct responses. It would be unsafe and impractical to achieve this only through physical testing at a proving ground because of the timescales required. Instead a process of virtual testing in a simulated environment offers the scope to test many more interactions, more quickly and repeatably, before an AV is used on the public highway.
The challenge has been to ensure that virtual testing is truly representative, and that the AV will respond the same on the road as it did in simulation. Just as a driving simulator must immerse the driver in a convincing virtual reality, the sensor models used to test an AV must accurately reproduce the signals communicated by real sensors in real situations.
The presentation will cover the development of a suite of generic, ideal sensor models for radar, LiDAR and ultrasound sensors, using software from rFpro that has developed solutions for a number of technical limitations that have constrained sensor modelling until now, including new approaches to rendering, beam divergence, sensor motion and camera lens distortion.
Martin Eibelhuber - EV Group
Martin Eibelhuber is business development manager at EV Group for bonding, lithography and nanofabrication technologies and particularly focusing on compound semiconductors.He holds a PhD (Dr. techn.) in technical physics from the Johannes Kepler University Linz specialized on nanoscience and semiconductor physics. As a university staff member he gained professional experience in photonics, nanofabrication and material characterization.
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Marc Schillgalies - First Sensor
LiDAR receivers for automotive applications
First Sensor is a key supplier for industrial and automotive LiDAR receivers. In our facilities we can customize the semiconductor design as we all as the individual packaging/assembly to build LiDAR receier modules.
Susanne Oertel - Fraunhofer IISB
Don´t hesitate to sweat – sensors for analysis in sport wearables
Valer Pop - Lifesense Group
Carin: a global rising star
Mathieu Bellanger - Lightricity
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Thomas Dawidczyk - Lux Research
PhD in Materials Science with years of experience in R&D, innovation, and business strategy.
I work with senior management to develop better understanding of market opportunities in digital health, sensors, medical devices, materials, and IoT applications. Helping clients implement strategies for entering new technological or geographical markets.
I have managed teams on million-dollar projects & programs for which I was responsible for defining requirements, work scope, managing resources, and ensuring an on-time delivery of a de-risked product. Experience in the stage-gate process with skills in Six Sigma and DFSS.
The Emergence of New Sensing Capabilities from Commercially Available Sensors
Holger Hegner - TDK Electronics AG
Holger Hegner is Executive Vice President for the Temperature Sensors Business Unit of TDK's Temperature & Pressure Sensors Business Group in Berlin, Germany. He is also in charge of Product Marketing for the Business Group, where his core responsibilities include the design-in of new and robust solutions for energy efficiency, environmental requirements and higher comfort. Holger has over 20 years of experience at the company with temperature sensors and with a focus on automotive and appliances applications. He spent 5 years in the US, where he was instrumental in developing the company's business with advanced sensor systems for automotive, home appliance and industrial applications. Holger holds a master's degree in Physics from Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany.
Temperature Sensors solutions for passenger comfort
Higher energy efficiency, environmental requirements and higher comfort are the key drivers for new sensor solutions. TDK is developing and manufacturing both sensing elements and sensor systems for the automotive industry. Smart sensor solutions are aiming optimal passenger comfort and lower energy consumption. Our temperature sensing solutions featuring very high long-term stability and accuracy combined with high media resistant to comply with the more demanding customer requirements. Incorporated easy mounting features round off the range of options. Simulation tools support the customization of these sensing solutions in order to realize the best fit to the customer requirements. This session will show best practice examples of how temperature sensors are designed into HVAC and xEV applications.
TDK Electronics AG
Julien Fabrègues - TDK Micronas
Julien Fabrègues holds an engineer master degree from Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble specialized in System on Chip architecture and has been working since then in the semiconductor and automotive industry.
He has started his career in France then moved to US as a resident engineer at Chrysler's for STMicroelectronics. He moved then gradually towards technical marketing responsibilities with job positions in Czech Republic and Germany.
In 2012, Mr. Fabrègues joined Micronas where is now VP of Marketing. Since April 2017, he is also responsible of marketing for the whole TDK Magnetic Sensor business Group.
Magnetic sensors solutions to address EV and autonomous vehicle platform
Magnetic sensors are used in many automotive applications today, offering contactless position, speed, torque and current sensing solutions. Automotive trends towards electrification and autonomous driving are creating major challenges for system integrators, and also chip makers. EV battery state must be evaluated even more precisely than before, which represents both a need and an opportunity for new current sensor solution. High current lines are also generating larger disturbing magnetic fields that in turn require smarter magnetic sensors able to differentiate between the magnet position and stray field effects. The move from fail-safe systems towards fail-operational systems to ensure full or degraded operation of a function even if a failure occurs will require new redundancy solutions and technology diversity. The TDK Magnetic Sensor Business group will show its direction to address these challenges based on its proprietary Hall and TMR technologies.
Vincent Gaff - TDK Tronics Microsystems
Vincent heads the marketing and business development activities of TDK-Tronics since summer 2018. He has joined Tronics in 1999 and served in several positions within the company including Director of the MEMS foundry activities, Business development manager and marketing and sales manager. Prior to joining Tronics in 1999, Gaff was Marketing Engineer at CEA-Leti. He graduated with a Master Degree in Technology Management from Ecole Centrale Paris and a Master Degree in Technology and B2B Sales & Marketing from ESTA Belfort (France).
Inertial sensors for precise navigation, stabilization and motion control
Following the adoption of sensors in the automotive and consumer industry, MEMS inertial sensors are now also penetrating more conservative industries such as the avionics, aerospace, marine, and other new segment of industry. MEMS inertial sensors are now challenging and replacing mechanical and optical inertial sensors after decades of domination for high performance applications. They are also enabling new applications in precise navigation of agricultural and construction vehicules, optics stabilization and antenna pointing, as well as motion control and monitoring of large structures. TDK-Tronics offers highly stable, low noise, vibration immune and low latency closed-loop accelerometers and gyros that feature lower cost than traditional mechanical and optical technologies and enable smaller size, lower weight and high performance IMUs and sensor clusters for those applications.
TDK Tronics Microsystems
Nicolas Sauvage - TDK-InvenSense
Nicolas Sauvage is Sr. Director of Ecosystem at TDK-InvenSense, responsible for corporate development and all strategic ecosystem relationships, including Google and Qualcomm, and other HW/SW/System companies. Nicolas was previously part of NXP Software management team, responsible for worldwide sales, and later P&L and product management of the OEM Business Line. Nicolas is an alumnus of Institut supérieur d'électronique et du numérique, London Business School, INSEAD and Stanford.
Sensing for Autonomous Mobility
While Autonomous Mobility is receiving a lot of spotlight time around autonomous cars, there are other important activities that requires high performance Sensing, combined with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, to provide real “autonomy value” to drones, robots and animals in addition to transportation vehicles, both in consumer and industrial context. This presentation will introduce why we see an increasing number of different sensor types to address these novel use-cases, and which key performance indicators of these sensors matters most to deliver highest “autonomy value”.
Pim Kat - TechnobisPim Kat has a background in mechanical engineering. He worked as researcher at Hoogovens in the field of computer controlled motion (what is now mechatronics). He started his own company Technobis in 1996.
Technobis Group in 2014 consists of three companies Technobis Mechatronics (development and supply of OEM instruments), Technobis Fibre Technologies (sensing systems based on Integrated Optics) and Technobis IPPS (packaging services for integrated optical chips).
Besides being the CEO of the Group, Pim is involved in most of the R&D work for integrated photonics.
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Paul Galvin - Tyndall National Institute
Dr Paul GALVIN is Head of the ICT for Health Strategic Programmes and Head of the Life Sciences Interface Group at the Tyndall National Institute, where he drives an “ABC ecosystem” through collaborations with leading academic researchers, global leaders in the medtech and pharma industries, and with clinical experts. This ensures that the Tyndall ICT for Health research programmes deliver real impact in terms of clinical utility and commercial opportunity, through novel solutions for diagnostics, connected health, drug delivery systems, cardio and neural recording and modulation, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr Galvin has led several multidisciplinary national and international research projects which leverage nano and ICT solutions for challenges in healthcare. Dr Galvin is a funded investigator in the Science Foundation Ireland Insight Centre for Big Data Analytics, currently Chair of the Medical Devices Working Group in the European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine, leader of the Working Group on Health Monitoring Sensors within the European Sensor Systems Cluster, and a member of the ESTHER (Emerging and Strategic Technologies for HEalthcaRe) Task Force. working with the European Commission and Medtech Europe, towards a new 'Industry Driven Initiative' for stimulating innovation in Healthcare in Europe. He also has an extensive track record of multidisciplinary research which has been funded by national, EC and industry programmes worth in excess of €7m.
He has published research articles in leading international peer-reviewed journals across a range of scientific disciplines (for details of publications, see: http://scholar.google.com/citations?sortby=pubdate&hl=en&user=THwp2roAAAAJ&view_op=list_works).
Smart sensor systems - an impending revolution in digital healthcare
Tyndall National Institute
Mohamed Missous - University of Manchester
Mohamed Missous, FREng, is Professor of Semiconductor Materials and Devices at the University of Manchester and founder and CTO of Advanced Hall Sensors (AHS) ltd. His areas of expertise include Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Quantum Well Hall Effect (QWHE) sensors, high speed InP transistors, photoconductive THz materials and sub-millimetre wave Tunnelling Devices. His team has a long history of studying the manufacturability of Quantum Mechanical based devices and technology transfer that have led to successful commercialisation of QWHE and THz sensors and Photonic devices. He is regularly invited to give talks at international venues on QWHE sensors, mmwave/THz technologies.
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University of Manchester
Erich Smidt - Velodyne
Erich Smidt has over 20 years of experience working with remote sensing instrumentation in the aerospace, meteorological and mining industries. He has worked for Teledyne, Trimble, and Leica Geosystems and joined Velodyne LiDAR in 2015 to lead operations in Europe. Velodyne Europe GmbH is located in Rüsselsheim, Germany near Frankfurt, and are building up staff to support their work in the European Automotive sector. This includes hiring applications and technical support engineers.
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Iwan Davies - VIDaP Consortium
Dr. Iwan Davies obtained a B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry from Imperial College, London and a Ph.D. on MOVPE Studies in Compound Semiconductors from the University of Manchester. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. With over 35 years-experience in III-V and II-VI semiconductor epitaxial growth by MOVPE, he has co-authored over 100 publications covering a very broad range of optoelectronic devices and material systems. Following a period of research and development at Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd., he has managed the growth and characterization of epi-wafers, plant operations and product engineering, principally for GaAs and InP-based material systems at IQE. He is currently IQE plc Group Technology Director, with responsibilities for UK & European Research Project Co-ordination.