Mike McShane
Mike McShane
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University, USA

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University B.S.,
Bioengineering, Texas A&M University

Research Interests
Dr. Mike McShane is professor and director of graduate programs in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. His laboratory focuses on the modeling, design, fabrication and testing of small-scale analytical devices, particularly photoluminescent biosensors.
Dr. McShane’s research and educational activities cover many areas of biomedical engineering, including biomaterials, molecular biology, biomedical optics, biotransport, bioinstrumentation, signal processing and medical device design. Dr. McShane’s laboratory produces and tests sensor systems using microscale and nanoscale fabrication approaches of self-assembly and photolithography as well as develops strategies for deploying these in vitro and in vivo. Examples of current technologies include hybrid polymer-protein-dye materials shaped into nanoparticles, microparticles, microcapsules and microstructured systems for “smart” sensing implants.

Awards & Honors
Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers
TEES Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M, 2014-15
E.D. Brockett Professorship, TAMU, 2010-2011
George Armistead ’23 Faculty Fellow, TAMU, 2008
George Armistead ’23 Faculty Fellow, TAMU, 2007
W.W. Chew Professor of Engineering, LA Tech, 2004-2006
Outstanding Young Scientist, Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 2/2004
Researcher of the Year, Sigma Xi National Society, LA Tech Chapter, 5/2002
Distinguished Graduate Award, Texas A&M Assoc. of Form. Stud., 4/2000

Yutaka Nonomura
Yutaka Nonomura
Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Meijo University, Japan

After having worked with TOYOTA for 30 years on automitive sensors, last as principal researcher at the MEMS Device Lab., System & Electronics Engineering Dept. III, TOYOTA Central R&D Labs., INC., he became professor at Meio University, Nagoya, Japan from 2015. He is also involved with Tohoku University, Sendai, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories.

His research interests are in Sensors and Micro/Nano-electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS). He is engaged in research and development on sensors for automobiles. He studies about magnetic sensors of the torque sensor and the thin film magneto-impedance (MI) sensor, a semiconductor sensor for the combustion pressure in engines, micro sensors of the quartz rate gyro sensor and the semiconductor gyro sensor, the inertial force sensing system for partner robots, and the tactile sensor with a nerve network. Some of the results have successfully been commercialized.

John Baekelmans
John Baekelmans
CTO, Internet of Everything Solutions Group
Cisco Systems Inc, UK

John Baekelmans is Chief Technology Officer for Cisco's Internet of Everything (IoE) Solutions group. His organization delivers solutions in a number of vertical areas like Manufacturing, Smart Cities, Utilities, Retail, etc.

He and his team drive next generation innovations and drive thought leadership globally. He not only ensures the right foundational products get created and prioritized but also ensures relevant business outcomes.

John has spent 20 years at Cisco where he held various leadership positions within Engineering, Services and the M&A departments. He led Cisco's initial autonomic computing and self-healing (Smart Services) efforts and has authored numerous US and European patents. John was also the co-founder of a Belgian residential solutions startup called Fifthplay. Before joining Cisco, John designed, implemented and operated large PBX-networks at Siemens.

John obtained a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Antwerp, Belgium and is a former Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE). In his spare time, he is engaged in Belgium's National fast response rescue team to assist in global disasters and also leads Cisco's Disaster Response team for EMEAR. He loves to ski, is an advanced scuba diver and currently lives in London.

Thomas Maeder
Eurosensors Fellow 2015
EPFL, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,

After graduating in Materials Science at EPFL in 1992, Thomas Maeder pursued with a PhD in the field of piezoelectric thin films, followed by a postdoc at IBM Zurich Research Lab in Rüschlikon in single-crystal conductive oxides.

He now heads the thick-film technology group at the EPFL. His main fields of research are thick-film and LTCC (Low-Temperature Cofired Ceramic) technology for advanced sensor and packaging applications which take advantage of their unique properties: hermeticity, high temperature resistance, integration of many functions and ease of 3D structuration.