Technical Advisor to Kovio
Vivek Subramanian received his BS in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University in 1994. He received his MS and PhD in electrical engineering, in 1996 and 1998 respectively, from Stanford University.
Dr. Subramanian co-founded Matrix Semiconductor, Inc., in 1998. Since 1998, he has been at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical engineering and Computer Sciences. His research interests include advanced CMOS devices and technology and polysilicon thin film transistor technology for displays and vertical integration applications. His current research focuses on organic electronics for display, low-cost logic, and sensing applications. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 research publications and patents.
Dr. Subramanian is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and has served on the technical committee for the Device Research Conference and the International Electron Device Meeting. In 2002, he was nominated to Technology Review's list of top 100 young innovators (the TR100), and his work at Matrix Semiconductor was nominated to the Scientific American SA50 list for visionary technology. In 2003, he was nominated to the National Academy of Engineering's "Frontiers of Engineering", and was awarded a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (CAREER).
Vivek resides in Orinda, CA with his human, canine, and feline family. He enjoys woodworking, driving his electric vehicle and is an active advocate of alternative transportation solutions and animal rights. He enjoys playing touch football and squash.
Technical Advisor to Kovio
Leigh Turner is a graduate of the University of Adelaide having received his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering in 1994. He has been an active researcher, developer and visionary champion of RFID technologies for over 25 years having pioneered several novel HF / UHF RFID concepts and highly successful commercial products. Leigh holds numerous RFID related patents and is a Member of the IEEE, including the MTTS and APS. After a stint in academia he founded Invertech Electronics Ltd in 2000, an Australian based R&D and RFID technology consultancy company. His diverse international clients include several leading high profile companies such as UPM Kymmene / UPM Raflatac.
Leigh is well known by everyone of significance in the RF identification industry for his innovations and contributions to many ISO/IEC and MIT Auto-ID Center / EPCglobal RFID standards. He maintains a passionate interest in antennas, electromagnetics, RF and microwave engineering, RFID systems architectures and CMOS IC design including emerging fully printed “silicon ink” TFT label embodiments; all with a particular focus on optimizing future very low cost RFID / EAS labels and systems.