IEEE Power Electronics Society Atlanta Chapter Virtual Talk

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Speaker: Gabriel Rincon-Mora

Affiliation: Georgia Tech, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Talk Title: "Powering Wireless Microsystems"


Networked wireless microsystems can not only monitor and manage power consumption in small- and large-scale applications for space, military, medical, agricultural, and consumer markets but also add cost-, energy-, and life-saving intelligence to large infrastructures and tiny devices in remote and difficult-to-reach places. Ultra-small systems, however, cannot store sufficient energy to sustain monitoring, interface, processing, and telemetry functions for long. And replacing or recharging the batteries of hundreds of networked nodes can be labor intensive, expensive, and oftentimes impossible. This is why alternate sources are the subject of ardent research today. Except power densities are low, and in many cases, intermittent, so supplying functional blocks is challenging. Plus, tiny lithium-ion batteries and super capacitors, while power dense, cannot sustain life for extended periods. This talk illustrates how emerging microelectronic systems can draw energy from elusive ambient sources to power tiny wireless sensors.

Speaker Bio

Prof. Gabriel A. Rincón-Mora has been a Professor at Georgia Tech since 2001, Visiting Professor at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan in 2011-2019, Director of the TI Analog Fellowship Program in 2001-2015, Director of the Georgia Tech Analog Consortium in 2001-2004, Adjunct Professor at Georgia Tech in 1999-2001, and Design Team Leader at Texas Instruments in 1994-2003. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He was inducted into Georgia Tech's Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni and named one of "The 100 Most Influential Hispanics" by Hispanic Business. Other distinctions include the National Hispanic in Technology Award, Charles E. Perry Visionary Award, Three-Year Patent Award, Orgullo Hispano Award, Hispanic Heritage Award, and a State of California Commendation Certificate. His scholarly output includes 10 books, 4 handbooks, 4 book chapters, 42 licensed patents, over 180 articles, over 26 commercial power-chip products, and over 150 lectures/keynotes/speeches. URL: rincon-mora.gatech.edu.

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