Dr. Udo-Martin Gómez
Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Bosch SensortecGmbH
Dr. Udo Gómez is the CTO of Bosch Sensortec GmbH - a fully-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. He is responsible for the development of micro-electro-mechanical sensors (MEMS) for consumer electronics, smartphones, security systems, industrial technology and logistics.
Dr. Gómez studied physics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. In 1997, he was awarded a doctorate from the 3rd Institute of Physics for his work in the field of molecular electronics and short-pulse laser spectroscopy. In January 1998 he joined California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, California, USA) as a post doctoral fellow in the femtochemistry group of Prof. A.H. Zewail.
Dr. Gómez began his career with Robert Bosch GmbH in 1999, joining central research and advanced engineering as a developer in the area of microsystem technology. In this position, he was responsible for the research and development of new concepts for MEMS-based inertial sensors.
In 2003, Dr. Gómez moved to the Automotive Electronics business sector, where he was given overall responsibility for the development of a new inertial sensor cluster for ESP applications.
In 2006, Dr. Gómez founded the "Advanced Engineering Sensors" department, and as Chief Expert for MEMS sensor technology, he was responsible for the development of innovative platform concepts for numerous sensors for automotive applications.
In 2010, Dr. Gómez moved to the headquarters of Robert Bosch GmbH and, until 2012, was assistant to the Deputy Chairman
Dr. Hiroyuki MORIKAWA
Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Hiroyuki Morikawa received the B.E., M.E, and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1987, 1989, and 1992, respectively. Since 1992, he had been in the University of Tokyo and is currently a full professor of the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo. From 1997 to 1998, he stayed in Columbia University as a visiting research associate. From 2002 to 2006, he was a group leader of the NICT Mobile Networking Group. His research interests are in the areas of ubiquitous networks, sensor networks, big data/IoT/M2M, wireless communications, and network services. He served as a technical program committee chair of many IEEE/ACM conferences and workshops, Director of IEICE, Editor-in-Chief of IEICE Transactions of Communications, OECD/CDEP vice chair, Director of New Generation M2M Consortium, and he sits on numerous telecommunications advisory committees and frequently serves as a consultant to government and companies. He has received more than 40 awards including the IEICE best paper award in 2002, 2004, and 2010, the IPSJ best paper award in 2006, the Info-Communications Promotion Month Council President Prize in 2008, the NTT DoCoMo Mobile Science Award in 2009, the Rinzaburo Shida Award in 2010, and the Radio Day Ministrial Commendation in 2014.
Dr. Yutaka NONOMURA
Professor, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Meijo University
Former Principal Researcher, MEMS Device Lab., System & Electronics Engineering
Dept. III, TOYOTA Central R&D Labs., INC.
Yutaka Nonomura received Dr. degrees in electronics from the Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1982.
He joined Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories Inc. in 1982 where he has been engaged in research and development on sensors for automobiles. He has studied about the magnetic sensors of the torque sensor and the thin film magneto-impedance (MI) one, the semiconductor sensor for the combustion pressure in the engine, the micro sensors of the quartz rate gyro sensor and the semiconductor gyro one, the inertial force sensing system for the partner robots, and the tactile sensor with a nerve network. Some of the results have been successfully commercialized. He joined Meijo University in 2015.
He is currently a professor in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Meijo University.
Nonomura is a member of the Magnetic Society of Japan, the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, and IEEE.
In 1993 and 2001, he received the Research and Development Top 100 Selection Awards for Development for "the Combustion Pressure Sensor for the Automobile Engine," and "Magneto-Impedance Device for Automobile Detection (MIDAD)," respectively.
Founder and Executive Vice President Business Development of SiTime
a fully owned subsidiary of MegaChips
SiTime the leader in MEMS timing is producing precision timing devices and oscillators using Silicon MEMS Technology. Mr. Lutz received his Diplom Ingenieur Elektrotechnik at the Technical
University of Munich in 1992. He started his carrier at Robert Bosch GmbH in Reutlingen Germany where he invented and managed the development of Bosch’s and world’s first mass produced silicon
based MEMS gyroscope. In 1999 he joined the newly founded Research and Technology Center of Bosch in Palo Alto as MEMS Program Director. As visiting scholar at Stanford he managed and established
a highly respected research relationship between Bosch, Stanford and the MEMS community in the USA. Markus holds more than 100 patents, authored and co-authored 18+ publications.
Vice President of the Sensor Company in Akebono Brake Industry
From 1998 Mr. Kunimi has been Vice President of the Sensor Company in Akebono Brake Industry. There he started the business for MEMS accelerometers used in automobiles.
In 2002 he became head of the Akebono Research & Development Centre Ltd. and created the IEEE Standard for “Double-turntable centrifuge method low frequency accelerometer motion”.
The department name changed to New Products Developments Department in 2003, with Mr. Kunimi continuing to be the head. Start of the development of an inclination measurement system using MEMS accelerometers. In the same year the inclination measurement system received a prize for technical developments from the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (2003)
Since 2012 Mr. Kunimi’s status is Senior Expert, with responsibility for new businesses.
Dr. Shuji TANAKA
Chair of Advanced Bio-Nano Devices, Department of Bioengineering and Robotics, Division of Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University
Shuji Tanaka received B.E., M.E. and Dr.E. degrees in mechanical engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1994, 1996 and 1999, respectively. He was Research Associate at Department of Mechatronics and Precision Engineering, Tohoku University from 1999 to 2001, Assistant Professor from 2001 to 2003, and Associate Professor at Department of Nanomechanics from 2003 to 2013. He is currently Professor at Department of Bioengineering and Robotics, and Director of Micro/Nano-Machining Research & Education Center. He was also Fellow of Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency from 2004 to 2006, and is currently Selected Fellow. He was awarded The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2009), German Innovation Award, Gottfried Wagener Prize (2012) and other 8 prizes. His research interests include heterogeneous integration, MEMS packaging, acoustic wave devices and piezoelectric devices and materials.