This publication – Industrial Electronics Technology Transfer News (IETTN) – is from the Industrial Electronics Society (IES), one of the 39 technical societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the largest professionnal organization of the world with over 430,000 members.
The story of IETTN began in 2014 when IES AdCom has created an Ad Hoc committee to think about how academics and industrial members of IES could get into more collaboration projects. This committee was presided by Roberto Oboe and its members were Michael Condry, Stoyan Nihtianov, Victor Huang, Dietmar Bruckner and Marc Perron, all involved in the initial team of IETTN in either the Editorial Committee or the Advisory Board. Among the many recommandations presented at AdCom2014 in Dallas, TX, one of them, lead by Dietmar Bruckner and Marc Perron, was to create a newsletter on a topic that would gather technical and business interest of both academics and industrial IES members: technology transfer. A complete project has been presented by Dietmar Bruckner and Marc Perron at AdCom 2015 in Yokohama, Japan, and has been accepted.
A new chapter of IES history begins with the official release of IETTN at IES TechSummit in June 2016 in Santa Clara, California.
- Articles should be of general audience interest, not specifically for research or industry.
- All articles should be readable by people that are not experts in the field of techology transfer or industrial electronics.
- All articles are written in English language.
- September 27th 2016 – New International Digital Publication on Technology Transfer
Marc PerronEditor-in-Chief & Co-Founder
Marc lives in Lévis (Canada) and is President at Alizem inc., a firm specialized in embedded software IP for power electronics applications. He did his Ph.D. at Université Laval in the field of FPGA-based power electronics and since 2008, he authors a blog on this topic. As business consultant, he has participated in +10 university technology-based startups generating over 40M$ in investment. Marc is an IEEE Senior Member and IES member.
Dietmar BrucknerCo-Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder
Dietmar lives in Eggelsberg (Austria) and is currently in charge of open automation technologies at B&R. He did his Ph.D. at Vienna University of Technology and has over 100 scientific publications in addition to being co-editor of 5 scientific books. Dietmar is an IEEE Senior Member and IES AdCom member.
Antoine BellemareAssociate Editor and Leader for America Region
Antoine lives in Quebec City (Canada) and is technology transfer officer at Université Laval, where he also did his Ph.D. in the field of photonics. He has more than 20 years of experience in technology development in a wide array of business environments (VC, startups, large companies, etc.). He is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and highly involved in the Licensing Executive Society (LES), where he co-founded the Quebec City chapter. Antoine is member of both IEEE and IES.
Sanjeet DwivediAssociate Editor and Leader for EMEA Region
Sanjeet lives in Graasten (Denmark) and is working as Senior R&D Control Engineer in Danfoss Power Electronics A/S. He did his Ph.D. in field of power electronics and drives at Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi and M.Sc. Engineering in Innovation and Business from SDU, Denmark. He has conducted Danfoss sponsored joint research at Aalborg University, Denmark Technical University and currently associated as adjunct professor with Curtin University Perth. Sanjeet is winner of 9th Man on the Moon Global Innovation Competition of Danfoss and has authored more than 30 scientific publications including three patents in motor control technology. He is an IEEE Senior Member, IES member & Technical Editor of TMech and Associate Editor of TIE.
Nihal KularatnaAssociate Editor and Leader for Asia-Pacific Region
Nihal lives in Hamilton (New Zealand) and is Associate Professor at University of Waikato. He is a specialist in non-traditional supercapacitor applications, power management and power conditioning and has contributed over 130 publications to learned journals and international conferences, including 8 reference books for professional engineers. His work culminated into US, PCT and NZ patents which led into successful product development and commercialization. For those reasons, Nihal has received the New Zealand Innovator of the Year award in 2013. He is a Fellow of the IET, Fellow of IPENZ and a Senior Member of IEEE.
Web and publishing committee
Andrés Augusto Nogueiras MeléndezAssociate Editor and IT Leader
Andrés lives in Vigo (Spain) and is Associate Professor at University of Vigo, where he did his Ph.D. in the field of powere lectronics. His current research interests include power electronics for energy management, switched converter nonlinear modeling, applied reliability, availability, maintenance, and safety (RAMS) technologies. Andrés is an IEEE Senior Member and IES member.
Hipólito Guzmán-MirandaAssociate Editor and Chief Publisher
Hipólito lives in Sevilla (Spain) and is Associate Professor at Universidad de Sevilla, where he obtained his PhD in the field of robust design for critical applications in hostile environments. His expertise is on the design and verification of digital circuits and systems. Hipólito has authored more than 50 scientific publications and has worked in technology transfer projects with computer vision and aeronautic companies, and with the European Space Agency. He is an IEEE and IES member.
Stoyan lives in Delft (Netherland) where he is Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology and also sensor expert at ASML, a high tech company. He did his Ph.D. at the Technical University of Sofia and has authored more than 130 scientific papers and 2 books in the field of sensors and electronics in which he holds 18 patents. Stoyan is Senior IEEE member and IES Adcom member.
Michael lives in San Jose (USA) and has recently retired from Intel Corporation where he was Chief Technical Officer at the Global Ecosystem Division. His career has a mixture of academic (Princeton, University of Illinois) and industry positions (AT&T Bell Labs, Sun Microsystems and Intel), all in the development of computer and communications technologies. Michael is Senior Member of IEEE, IES Senior AdCom member and TEMS President-Elect.
Laura lives in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina (USA) where she is President of Fuentek, a consulting firm specializing in technology transfer services. She has an impressive track record of success in developing and implementing strategies to transfer a wide range of technologies to diverse industries. Laura is highly involved in AUTM and is a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). She holds a master degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.
Roberto lives in Vicenza (Italy) and is Associate Professor of Automatic Control at University of Padova. He is author or co-author of more than 100 papers and he holds 3 international patents in the field of modeling and control of MEMS. Roberto is an IEEE Senior Member and IES Vice President for Planning and Development.
Victor lives in San Jose (USA) and he is Chief Advisor of Technology at ZAP Motors Inc. and is Vice-President of Better World Ltd., both firms being related to the Electric Vehicle industry. He began his 30+ years career at Bell Labs and has been VP of engineering of 5 startups in Silicon Valley, all in the field of electronics. Victor is an IEEE Senior Life Member and IES Life AdCom member.