While researchers have been working on Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for decades, there is renewed interest in the advent of Industry 4.0, especially for far-field power transfer. If far-field WPT continues to improve with a clear path to maturity and mass adoption, it has the potential to untether the world of industrial IoT.

The virtual technology sharing session, jointly organised by IPI and TransferFi on 27 April 2021, aims to:

  • Present the background and the technology behind WPT;
  • Introduce strategies for extending the range of WPT, such as active beamforming, and optimisation of RF-to-DC (radio-frequency-to-direct-current) conversion for power harvesting;
  • Share how long-range WPT technology can be easily implemented in your applications; and
  • Explore new collaboration opportunities in the growing field of WPT.


PROGRAMME

3.00 pm – 3.05 pm (GMT +8) Opening Remarks and Introduction to IPI
Colin Koo, Head, Science and Engineering
3.05 pm – 3.15 pm (GMT +8)

Background and The Technology Behind Wireless Power Transfer
Aashish Mehta, CEO and Co-founder, TransferFi

3.15 pm – 3.25 pm (GMT +8)

Introduction to TransferFi’s Long Range Wireless Power Network
Dr Mohammad Reza Vedady, CTO and Co-founder, TransferFi

3.25 pm – 3.40 pm (GMT +8)

Application of Wireless Power Transfer Technology to Your Business and Industry
Aashish Mehta, CEO and Co-founder, TransferFi
Dr Mohammad Reza Vedady, CTO and Co-founder, TransferFi

3.40 pm – 4.00 pm (GMT +8)

Q&A

SPEAKERS


Aashish Mehta
CEO and
Co-founder
TransferFi

Aashish Mehta is a serial innovator that has 8 years of experience within National Instruments (NI) consulting on system level solutions and representing ASEAN as its Industrial Internet of Things and Big Analog Data expert. He graduated from University of Wisconsin, with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. With his experience in NI and starting up various companies, Aashish is currently working on TransferFi, a company that is providing access power to anyone, anywhere at any time.


Dr Mohammad
Reza Vedady

CTO and
Co-founder
TransferFi

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Dr Mohammad Reza Vedady is an expert in convex optimisation and signal processing techniques over near-field and far-field wireless power transfer systems. He received his Ph.D. degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2015. From 2016 to 2017, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at NUS. Dr Reza has published 16 papers in top Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ transactions and international conferences.

MODERATOR


Colin Koo
Head, Science and Engineering
IPI

Colin has 18 years of experience in electronics hardware design and development, in various industries - automotive, consumer electronics, mobile devices, and life science instrumentation. He has in-depth knowledge of the full activity spectrum of electronics product R&D - from feasibility, concept and architecture, prototyping; to formal electronics circuit design and PCB layout design; to pilot and mass production release as well as component failure analysis. Prior to joining IPI, he was Senior R&D Manager with Thermo Fisher Scientific Singapore, responsible for leading the Electronics R&D Team in hardware design and development.

Colin is an IPC Advanced Certified Interconnect Designer (IPC CID+) and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.