COMS 2018 – Technical Program

Last update: September 19, 2018 (subject to modification).

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Tuesday – September 25, 2018

08:00 – 18:00 Registration open - Main Lobby
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome Session
Room: 4 Saisons

Prof. Volker Saile, President, Mancef; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – COMS 2018 General Chair

Philippe Fischer, Director, FSRM – COMS 2018 co-Chair

Dr. Todd Christenson, HT MicroAnalytical, Inc – COMS 2018 Program Chair

09:30 – 10:30 Session A: MANUFACTURING
Room: 4 Saisons
Chairs: Volker Saile, Mancef & Philippe Fischer, FSRMKEYNOTE 1:

3D Printing of Microscale Parts for Prototyping, Tooling and Production
Dr. Martin Hermatschweiler

CEO, Nanoscribe, Germany


Connected, Automated and Electric: Speeding up the Transformation of Mobility
Dr. Gereon Meyer

Head of Strategic Products, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Germany

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break / Exhibition Visit
11:00 – 12:45 Session A1 – Customized Manufacturing
Room: 4 Saisons
Chairs: Philippe Fischer, FSRM & Robert Giasolli, Cagent Vascular, Inc.IoT, I4.0, Photonics and Emerging Markets
Dr. Steven Walsh

Distinguished Professor, University of New Mexico, United States

  Session A2 – New Manufacturing Processes
Room: Riveria
Chairs: Volker Saile, Mancef & Christine Reilley, ASMEEmerging Technologies and Innovative Readiness Levels for Industry 4.0
Dr. Nazrul Islam

Editor in Chief of International Journal of Technology and Intelligence Planning, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

  Developing Competences for high tech high growth: the Venturelab International Method
Prof. Dr. Aard J. Groen

Dean of Entrepreneurship, University of Groningen centre of entrepreneurship; Professor of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, University of Groningen; Professor of Innovation Entrepreneurship, NIKOS, University of Twente, The Netherlands

  Overcoming manufacturing challenges of large to small area display technology
Dr. Robert Andosca

Director Worldwide Applications Technology, Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., United States

  How to Use the 'Magic Cube' to Choose from Differing Additive Manufacturing for an Industry 4.0 World
Dr. Matthias Fink & Dr. Johannes Gartner

Fink: Vice Head of Institute and Professor, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Institute for Innovation Management, Austria
Gartner: professor at the Institute for Innovation Management (IFI) at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, Austria/United Kingdom

  Emerging Technology Based Steel Manufacturing
Justin Eisenach

CEO, Bayotech, Inc., United States

  3D Printing of Multi-Functional Structures
Dr. Eric MacDonald

Friedman Chair for Manufacturing, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering & Deputy Editor, Additive Manufacturing, Youngstown State University, United States

  Digitally Printed Optoelectronic Devices and Systems
Dr. Uli Lemmer

Institute Director, Innovation Lab - Heidelberg, Germany

  3D, 4D printing of MEMS - SWOT Analysis of Emerging Technique
Dr. Rafał Walczak

Professor, Wrocław University of Technology, Faculty of Microsystems Electronics and Photonics, Poland

  Is there a place for probe based manufacturing (QC) in Industry?
Mr. Daniel Bijl

CEO, SmartTip BV, The Netherlands

12:45 – 14:00 LUNCH & Exhibition Visit
14:00 – 15:00 Session B: SENSORS
Room: 4 Saisons
Chairs: Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates & Robert Andosca, Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

Micromachined Resonators: The Next Wave in Sensing
Dr. Srinivas Tadigadapa

Professor, Chairman of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, United States


Spintronic sensors: a successful path from magnetic storage to biochips
Dr. Susana Cardoso de Freitas

Professor, INESC MN - Microsytems and Nanotechnologies at IST - Lisboa, Portugal

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break / Exhibition Visit
15:30 – 17:15 Session B1: Sensor Systems, Data Analytics, Smart Networks
Room: 4 Saisons
Chairs: Robert Andosca, Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. & David Tolfree, Mancef The IoT Landscape and Commercializing Emerging Technologies
Dr. Inder Thukral

CEO, Kognetics, Inc., United States

  Session B2: Commercialization of Emerging Sensor Technologies
Room: Rivieria
Chairs: Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates & Eric Moore, Tyndall National InstituteChallenging the Audio Market with MEMS Micro Speaker Technology
Mr. Ferruccio Bottoni, CEO & Mr. Andrea Rusconi-Clerici, CTO

USound, GmbH, Austria

  From Smart Sensors to Smart Data
Dr. Alain-Serge Porret

Vice President, Integrated and Wireless Systems, CSEM SA, Switzerland

  Commercialization Challenges for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable and Functional Fabric Sensors and Sensor-Based System
Mr. Roger Grace

President, Roger Grace Associates, United States

  The Building of Smart Cities with New Emergent Technologies
Dr. David Tolfree

VP, Mancef, United Kingdom

  Product Development Strategies to Overcome the Challenges of Sensor Packaging
Dr. Leland 'Chip' Spangler

President, Aspen Microsystems, United States

  3D Vision for Intelligent Vehicles and Automation?
Dr. Roland Mattis

Strategic Partnership, Fast3D, Switzerland

  Edge Computing
Dr. Georges Kotrotsios

Vice President Business Development, CSEM SA, Switzerland

  Robotic Vehicles, the New Paradigm for Mobility as a Service
Dr. Guillaume Girardin

Division Director, Photonics, Sensing and Display; Yole Development, France

  Speaker to be confirmed
17:15 – 18:00 PANEL DISCUSSION 1
Chairs: David Tolfree, Mancef & Philippe Fischer, FSRM

Challenges to using Emerging Technologies in 21st Century Manufacturing
18:00 – 19:30 Networking Reception – Exhibition Area & Patio (weather permitting)

Wednesday – September 26, 2018

8:00 – 16:00 Registration open - Main Lobby
08:30 – 09:00 Session C: INDUSTRY 4.0 / DIGITAL HEALTH
Room: 4 Saisons
Chairs: Todd Christenson, HT MicroAnalytical, Inc & Srinivas Tadigadapa, Northeastern University KEYNOTE 5:

Innovative Approaches Towards Commercialisation of Integrated Smart Systems
Dr. Eric Moore

Director, University College Cork; Academic Member, Tyndall National Institute, Republic of Ireland


Recent advances in wearable biomonitoring and bioimplant devices
Dr. Greg Auner

Paul Strauss Endowed Chair, Professor, Department of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering. Director of the Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SSIM) ProgramWayne State University, School of Medicine, United States

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break / Exhibition Visit
10:00 – 11:30 Session C1: Advanced Manufacturing Methods
Room: 4 Saisons
Chairs: Todd Christenson, HT MicroAnalytical, Inc & Aard Groen, University of Twente Challenges of Industry 4.0 in Industry and the Role of Fraunhofer
Dr. Biba Visnjicki

Director Business Development, Fraunhofer Project Center, The Netherlands

  Session C2: eHealth, Digital Health, BioInformatics
Room: Riviera
Chairs: Srinivas Tadigadapa, Northeastern University & Bob Mehalso, Microtec Associates Emerging Technology that Enables Truly Personalized Medicine for Every Cancer Patient
Dr. Bidhan Chaudhuri

CTO & Co-Founder, Quantumcyte, Inc., United States

  Augmented Working Places, Robot Companions and Bin Picking
Dr. Philipp Schmid

Head Robotics and Automation, CSEM SA, Switzerland

  Opportunities and Challenges for the Application of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care
Dr. Mike McRae

Founder & Consultant, Custom Diagnostic Solutions, LLC SensoDx,Inc., United States

  Emerging Technology, Energy and Facilities in Industry 4.0
Mr. Jason Strauss

President & CEO, Lobo Energy, Inc. , United States

  Leveraging the Power of Machine Learning on Genomics: Its Role in the Development of Precision Therapies against Multi-Resistant Bacteria
Dr. Carlos Peña-Reyes

Professor, HEIG-VD, Switzerland

  Collaborative Robots
Dr. Sarah Degallier Rochat

Professor, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

  Title to be confirmed
Prof. Ute Schepers

Group Leader, Institute of Toxicology and Genetics and Institute of Applied Biosciences, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

11:30 – 12:30 PANEL DISCUSSION 2
Chairs: Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates & Steve Walsh, University of New Mexico

Challenges of applying AI, Robotics and BioSensors to Create a Foundation for the 4 P's Trend in Healthcare
12:30 – 13:45 LUNCH & Exhibition Visit
13:45 – 14:45 Session D: Commercialization
Room: 4 Saisons
Chairs: Steve Walsh, University of New Mexico & Inder Thukral, Kognetics, Inc.


Opportunities and Challenges of MEMS in an Increasingly Connected World
Dr. Nico de Rooij

Professor Emeritus EPFL; previous Vice-President, CSEM SA, Switzerland


Valorisation: from innovation to a successful startup
Mr. Alain le Loux

MSc. MBA; Partner, Cottonwood Technology Fund, The Netherlands

14:45 – 16:30 Session D1: Commercialization Marketplace
Room: 4 Saisons
Chairs: Steve Walsh, University of New Mexico & Inder Thukral, Kognetics, Inc. Commercializing Nanotechnology - from Laboratory to Market
Dr. Hebab Quazi

Technical Director, MARTECH International, Inc., United States

  Session D2: Barriers to Commercialization
Room: Riveria
Chair: David Tolfree, Mancef & Bob Warrington, Mancef Innovative Methods in Addressing Barriers to Commercialization
Dr. Ralph Ford

Chancellor, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, United States

The Pathway for Emerging Product Commercialization
Dr. Robert Mehalso

President, Microtec Associates, United States

  The Role of Verification and Validation of Models and Simulations in Regulatory Submissions
Ms. Christine Reilley

Business Development Director, Healthcare,; American Society of Mechanical Engineers , United States

  Innovation and Family Firms
Dr. Raj Mahto

Founding Director, Anderson Small Business Institute, University of New Mexico , United States

  Strategies for getting through regulatory and methods for commercializing advance technologies - Through the lens of two well-funded start-ups.
Mr. Robert Giasolli

CTO, VP R&D, Co-Founder, Cagent Vascular, Inc., United States

  Elements Needed for Successful Commercialization of National Laboratory Technologies – A Case Study
Dr. Regan Stinnett

President & CEO, Quantum Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., United States

  Challenges of Introducing New Technologies/Products into a Large Corporate Manufacturing Environment
Dr. Donald D Arnone

CEO, TeraView, Ltd., Cambridge, United Kingdom

  How Can MEMS Technologies Support SMES' Innovation?
Dr. Frederic Loizeau

Business Development Manager, CSEM SA, Switzerland

  Analysis Of Factors Delaying Commercialization In Semiconductor Industry
Emilie Jolivet

Division Director, Semiconductor & Software; Yole Development, France

Room: 4 Saisons
Prof. Volker Saile, COMS 2018 General Chair