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Vincent, Chang-Yu Ho was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1970. He received the BSEE and MSEE degrees from the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in 1992 and 1994 respectively.

He is currently the head of Strategic Product Center of Richtek Technology merged into MediaTek Inc., leading the battery management SoC/PMIC, wireless charging Rx/Tx and bio-sensing products, the li-ion battery fuel gauge IC, charger IC and PMIC was successfully shipping to billions mobile devices, smartphones since he joined Richtek in 2011. He is also currently the board director of Taiwan Battery Association since 2010, in charged for the collaboration of Taiwan battery industries.

He is the co-inventor of 21 patents, his main research interests include the li-ion battery charger, fuel gauge algorithm, wireless charging, and also ac motor control. He has recently been involved in the design of vital signs in IoT applications.

Vincent, before joined Richtek in 2011, was the R&D director and marketing director in Neotec Semiconductor, leading the development of li-ion battery fuel gauge IC and protection IC in notebook PC applications from 2000 to 2011. He was the project leader of multi-axis motion controller of robot and industrial CNC machine, from 1994 to 2000.

Kevin, Kuo-Chi Liu received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, 1998.

He is a technical director of the Strategy Product Center at Richtek merged into MediaTek Inc. He is a representative of Richtek to Wireless Power Consortium and AirFuel Alliance. He is a reviewer of Richtek patent review committee. He has been a director for Application Engineering, System Engineering and Product Specification management.

He was a manager for Power Supply Research and Development of MiTAC Inc. (1998-2000). He was a deputy manager for Power Supply Research and Development of Hon-Hai Precision Industry Corp. (2000-2005).

He holds more than 20 US patents. His research interests include power electronics, wireless power transfer, power converter control system and power supply circuit design. He leads wireless power project development including magnetic inductive wireless power transmitter (5W, 15W) solutions, magnetic inductive wireless power receiver (3W, 5W, 7.5W, 10W, 15W) solutions which compliant with WPC specification, magnetic resonant wireless power transmitter (16W) solutions, and magnetic resonant wireless power receiver (5W, 10W) solutions.

   

Nuno Borges Carvalho (S’97–M’00–SM’05-F’15) was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1972. He received the Diploma and Doctoral degrees in electronics and telecommunications engineering from the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, in 1995 and 2000, respectively.

He is currently a Full Professor and a Senior Research Scientist with the Institute of Telecommunications, University of Aveiro and an IEEE Fellow. He coauthored Intermodulation in Microwave and Wireless Circuits (Artech House, 2003), Microwave and Wireless Measurement Techniques (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and White Space Communication Technologies (Cambridge University Press, 2014). He has been a reviewer and author of over 200 papers in magazines and conferences. He is associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Microwave Magazine and Cambridge Wireless Power Transfer Journal.

He is the co-inventor of four patents. His main research interests include software-defined radio front-ends, wireless power transmission, nonlinear distortion analysis in microwave/wireless circuits and systems, and measurement of nonlinear phenomena. He has recently been involved in the design of dedicated radios and systems for newly emerging wireless technologies.

Dr. Borges Carvalho is the co-chair of the IEEE MTT-20 Technical Committee and the past-chair of the IEEE Portuguese Section and MTT-11, he also belong to the technical commitees, MTT-11, MTT-20 and MTT-26. He is also the chair of the URSI-Portugal Metrology Group. He was the recipient of the 1995University of Aveiro and the Portuguese Engineering Association Prize for the best 1995 student at the University of Aveiro, the 1998 Student Paper Competition (Third Place) of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and the 2000 IEE Measurement Prize.

   

Chris Mi is a fellow of IEEE, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, and the Director of the US DOE funded GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, all in electrical engineering. Previously he was an Electrical Engineer with General Electric Canada Inc. He was the President and the Chief Technical Officer of 1Power Solutions, Inc. from 2008 to 2011. He is the Co-Founder of Gannon Motors and Controls LLC and Mia Motors, Inc.

His research interests are in electric and hybrid vehicles. He has taught tutorials and seminars on the subject of HEVs/PHEVs for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the IEEE, workshops sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He has delivered courses to major automotive OEMs and suppliers, including GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Tyco Electronics, A&D Technology, Johnson Controls, Quantum Technology, Delphi, and the European Ph.D School. He has offered tutorials in many countries, including the U.S., China, Korea, Singapore, Italy, France, and Mexico. He has published more than 100 articles and delivered 30 invited talks and keynote speeches. He has also served as a panelist in major IEEE and SAE conferences.

Dr. Mi is the recipient of “Distinguished Teaching Award” and “Distinguished Research Award” of University of Michigan Dearborn. He is a recipient of the 2007 IEEE Region 4 “Outstanding Engineer Award,” “IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section Outstanding Professional Award.” and the “SAE Environmental Excellence in Transportation (E2T) Award.” He was also a recipient of the National Innovation Award (国家发明奖二等奖) and the Government Special Allowance Award (政府特殊津贴) from the China Central Government. In December 2007, he became a Member of Eta Kappa Nu, which is the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society, for being “a leader in education and an example of good moral character.”

Dr. Mi was the Chair (2008-2009) and Vice Chair (2006-2007) of the IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section. Dr. Mi was the general Chair of the 5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference held in Dearborn, Michigan, USA in September 6-11, 2009. Dr. Mi is one of the three Area Editors of the Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Senior Editor, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, Guest Editor, International Journal of Power Electronics, Editorial Board, International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Editorial Board, IET Electrical Systems in Transportation, and Associate Editor of Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers (2007-2009). He served on the review panel for the NSF, the U.S. Department of Energy (2007–2010), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2010), Hong Kong Research Grants Council, French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders (Belgium), and the Danish Research Council. He is the topic chair for the 2011 IEEE International Future Energy Challenge, and the General Chair for the 2013 IEEE International Future Energy Challenge. Dr. Chris Mi is a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

He is also the General Co-Chair of IEEE Workshop on Wireless Power Transfer in 2015, 2016 and 2017, Co-Chair of ITEC Asian-Pacific, Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Special Issue on WPT, Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics - Special Issue on WPT, and steering committee member of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC- Asian). He is the program chair for the 2014 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC) in Florence Italy December 17-19, 2014. He is also the chair for the IEEE Future Direction’s Transportation Electrification Initiative (TEI) e-Learning Committee.

   

Dr. Vinit Singh is the CTO of NuCurrent, a leader of thin, high quality (Q) factor, printed wireless power transfer solutions. He developed NuCurrent’s fundamental technology and knowhow and guides the company’s technology focus, IP leadership efforts, product development roadmap and customer engagement. Singh helped the company develop a portfolio of over 50 patents granted or pending worldwide, leading to NuCurrent being named No. 1 on 2015 Crain’s Chicago Business Eureka Index with the highest per-capita patent output of any company in Illinois. The company was also listed in the top 10 percent overall in patent quality score, which considers the uniqueness of the invention covered by a patent and other important factors.

Singh received his BS from Indian Institute of Technology and PhD in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University. While attending the university, he developed wireless telemetry systems for the world’s first Artificial Retina Implant, the Argus Retinal Prosthesis System, which was recognized as a 2009 R&D 100 award winner.

He is an inventor on more than 65 patents including 20 issued patents, and has authored over 30 articles in publications ranging from IEEE to digital publications such as WDD, EDN and Electronics Cooling. He has twice been named a ITA CityLIGHTS Awards Technologist of the Year Finalist, which honors individuals whose innovation and success drive growth in the technology industry and in Illinois.

Vinit considers himself an accidental entrepreneur, a quarter-proficient guitar player, and an avid player of any sport that involves a racket or a cricket bat. His life straddles two great cities – Austin, where he lives with his wife and daughter, and Chicago, where his company lives.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

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