Thomas Walewyns, Dr. Ir., CEO, Co-Founder

Thomas Walewyns received the M.Sc. degree in electromechanical engineering and a Ph.D. degree in engineering sciences, both at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, in 2010 and 2016 respectively. In 2010, he obtained the AILouvain Innovation Award for his master thesis. From 2013 to 2015, he was also carrying out an Executive Master in Management at the Louvain School of Management. He is an IEEE Member, and was chair of the UCL IEEE Student Branch Chapter (CASS & EDS) from July 2011 to January 2014. His scientific interests are related to co-integrated CMOS nano-/micro-electromechanical devices (NEMS/MEMS), ultra-low-power sensors, autonomous systems, microelectronics, microfabrication and nanotechnology, with a strong focus on innovation and research valorization. He is author and co-author of more than 15 scientific articles and conference papers, and holds two patents.

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Prof. Laurent Francis, Dr. Ir., Scientific Advisor, Co-Founder

Laurent Francis (M.Eng. 2001, Ph.D 2006) is Professor and Head of the Electrical Engineering Department of the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. His main focus is on co-integrated, ultra-low power CMOS MEMS sensors for biomedical and environmental applications in the frame of the Internet-of-Things and for harsh environments. He was previously researcher at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium, in the field of acoustic and optical biosensors and piezoelectric RF-MEMS. In 2011, he was visiting professor at the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, where he is a professeur associé since then. He has authored or co-authored more than 110 research papers in international journals, he is co-editor of two books, and holds four patents. He is board member of the Belgian National Committee Biomedical Engineering and belgian representative at IMEKO, the International Measurement Confederation. He is a regular member of the IEEE and serves as Treasurer of the IEEE CPMT Benelux Chapter.

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Salvatore Di Stefano, Ing., System & Field Engineer

Salvatore Di Stefano received the Industrial Engineering degree from the Haute Ecole Louvain en Hainaut (HELHa), Belgium, in 2017, with specialization in electronics and computer sciences. He is a research engineer at CERISIC, Mons. His main focus is on the development of a co-integrated wireless sensor node (WSN) and ultra-low power platform for environmental applications including Internet of Things (IoT) networks.

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