The program schedule is subject to change

MEF 2021 Program Schedule

SMART Society Driven by MEMS

Wednesday, April 21 - Thursday, April 22, 2021 (JST)

Virtual Conference

Most of the speakers will join the symposium live and answer to the questions sent from the audience.  The program committee of MEMS Engineer Forum 2021 worked on scheduling considering about the time zone in which the speakers belong to.  The committee expresses their appreciation to some speakers who agreed to join the symposium late night.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (JST, UTC+0900)
Opening Remarks
 8:50- 9:00

Opening Remarks

Prof. Shuji Tanaka

Chairperson of MEF Executive Committee

Professor, Tohoku University

Session: New Stream of MEMS I
 9:00- 9:40

Keynote Address: 

CMOS MEMS Environment Sensors and Environment Sensing Hubs

Prof.  Weileun Fang

NTHU Chair Professor/Power Mech. Eng. Department

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan


ANALOG MACHINE LEARNING: Pattern recognition and neurocomputing using micromechanical oscillator networks

Prof. Raj Mohanty

Professor, Department of Physics, Boston University



Session: MEMS-Main Stream I

Keynote Address: Implantable Biomedical Microelectromechanical Systems

Prof. Mark G. Allen

Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering Primary, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Inaugural Scientific Director,

Singh Center for Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania



Piezoelectric Materials for Intelligent Sensing

Mr. Matthew Crowley

CEO, Vesper Technologies


Zero-Power Always-ON Sensor Labels for Supply Chain IoT

Dr. Navid Yazdi

Founder & CEO, Evigia Systems Inc.


Inventing the Ideal Ohmic Switch

Mr. Russ Garcia

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr. Chris Keimel

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Menlo Microsystems, Inc. 


Lunch Break & Exhibitors' Presentation

13:00-13:35 Exhibit Hour & Virtual Exhibit Booth Tour
13:35-13:40 Break
Session: Core Equipment, Materials, and Parts Technologies for MEMS

Keynote Address: 

Room temperature bonding for microsystem integration

Prof. Tadatomo Suga

Professor, Collaborative Research Center

Meisei University


Energy harvesting from vibrations and heat

Prof. Gael Sebald


CNRS – Université de Lyon – Tohoku University, International Joint Unit


Thin-film Processing Technologies of Piezoelectric Materials for 5G and AI Applications

Dr. Koukou Suu

Executive Officer and Senior Fellow



High-performance piezoelectric and magnetic materials for advanced MEMS actuators

Dr. Fabian Stoppel

Head of Group Acoustic Systems and Microactuators/MEMS Applications, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT)

15:35-15:40 Break
15:40-16:25 Exhibitors' Presentation
Session: Special Lecture

Special Lecture: 

What should we do to succeed in Digital Transformation?

Mr. Shigeki Yamaguchi

Senior Executive Vice President & Representative Director

NTT DATA Corporation

Session: Impact of COVID-19 on MEMS

Keynote Address: 

Biohybrid micro- and nanostructuring

Prof. Wouter van der Wijngaart

Professor in micro and nanosystems

KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Where is the MEMS industry heading?

Dr. Dimitrios Damianos

Custom Project Business Developer /Technology & Market Analyst

Imaging & MEMS - Photonics & Sensing Division

Yole Développement

18:10-19:10 Networking Reception
Thursday, April 22, 2021 (JST, UTC+0900)
Session: New Streams of MEMS II & MEF Panel Discussion
 8:50- 9:30

Keynote Address:

New MEMS Products, Coming Soon to a Market Near You


Dr. Kurt Petersen

Co-Chair of HardTech Group

Silicon Valley Band of Angels

 9:30- 9:55

Smart and Connected Regions

Dr. Karen Lightman

Executive Director of Metro21: Smart Cities Institute

Carnegie Mellon University


The Rise of Piezoelectric MEMS

Dr. Alissa M Fitzgerald


A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates, LLC


MEM Panel Discussion

MEMS contribute to Smart Society resilient to Pandemic



Mr. Susumu Kaminaga

SK Global Advisers


Dr. Kurt Petersen, Co-Chair of HardTech Group, Silicon Valley Band of Angels

Dr. Karen Lightman, Executive Director of Metro 21: Smart Cities Institute

Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Alissa M Fitzgerald, CEO, A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates, LLC

Prof.  Weileun Fang, NTHU Chair Professor/Power Mech. Eng. Department

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Dr. Eric Mounier, Director of Market Research - Fellow, Yole Développement

11:05-11:10 Break

Plasmonic Biosensor Microsystems: Rapid and Sensitive Biomarker Detection for Critical Care Medicine

Prof. Katsuo Kurabayashi

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering

University of Michigan


Next-generation sensing technologies for extracellular vesicles

Dr. Hyungsoon Im, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break & Exhibitors' Presentation
13:00-13:45 Exhibit Hour & Virtual Exhibit Booth Tour
13:45-13:50 Break
Session: Special Lecture II

Special Lecture: 

Global situation of Start-up/Venture related to semiconductor, sensor and MEMS

Mr. Kay Enjoji


TEL Venture Capital Inc.

Session: New Streams of MEMS III

QST’s Multi-Sensor Platform and Growing Application Areas

Mr. Eric Luo

Director/Product Engineering

QST Corporation


Smart MEMS Sensors and AI at the Edge

Mr. Keith Nicholson

Global Head of Application Engineering

Bosch Sensortec



15:25-16:15 Exhibitors' Presentation
Session: New Streams of MEMS III

Monolithic Integration of MEMS on CMOS

Mr. Arjun Kumar Kantimahanti

SVP–MEMS/Sensors/Life Sciences Business Unit, Design Technology

Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.


Inertial MEMS sensors for industrial applications

Dr. Antoine Filipe


Tronic’s Microsystems, a TDK Group Company


Recent advances in multi-sensor nano-gauge platform

Dr. Philippe Robert

MEMS Business Development Manager/Silicon Components Division


Closing Remarks  
17:30-17:35 Closing Remarks

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Regular Exhibitors

Venture Exhibitors

Academia Exhibitors