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Wednesday, June 26

10:00am PDT

CGS1: The Solid-State Paradigm Shift in Gas Sensing Technologies
NDIR (nondispersive infrared) based gas sensing solutions continue to evolve; whether to shrink in size, or in price, or to improve in measuring performance, in multifunction, or in energy consumption. This session reviews the current-state NDIR technology and its core components, and from there present some of the evolved design paths taking NDIR gas sensors into many new products and applications. Absorption spectroscopy has always been viewed as a highly accurate measuring technology, but too expensive or poorly fitted for many applications. The paradigm shift with Solid-State optics for NDIR-based gas sensing technologies is the dawning of the next current-state, a sunrise for the air and gas sensors- and data-driven tomorrow.

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Don O'Brien

Director of Global Accounts & Marketing, Senseair North America
Don O’Brien is the Director of Global Accounts & Marketing with Senseair North America. Don has had roles in Engineering, Application Support, Business Development, Product Management, Marketing & Innovation and Major Account Management over his 21-year career in Industrial Automation... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Meeting Room 211CD

11:00am PDT

CGS2: Measuring Outdoor Air Quality & Impact on Outdoor Activities
This session describes the impact of chemical components of outdoor air pollution (e.g. NOx and ozone) on human health. This session presents real world data from air quality measurements in the US, and a description of the conventional fixed and expensive methods for air quality measurements to newer low-cost methods will be provided. Examples of how sensor integration could help us understand both regional and temporal variations in air quality will be presented.

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Debra Deininger

Director of Industrial Sensing, Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
Debra is the Director of Industrial Sensing at Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation, and was previously the CEO of Synkera Technologies, a gas sensor developer and supplier, acquired by IDT in 2016.  Debra has over... Read More →
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Kristen Okorn

Graduate Student, University of Colorado Boulder
Kristen Okorn just completed her first year at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is pursuing her PhD in mechanical engineering. As a member of the Hannigan Lab, she uses metal oxide sensors to detect gas-phase pollutants near oil drilling sites in California. She has partnered... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Meeting Room 211CD

1:30pm PDT

CGS3: Technology Trends: Indoor Air Quality Sensors & Applications
This session discusses the basic principles of Indoor Air Quality, and how indoor and outdoor sources of pollution such as Volatile Organic Compounds, Carbon Dioxide, and Particulate Matter in combination with ambient temperature and relative humidity affect the air quality in residential and commercial buildings. It reviews the technologies available to monitor and control these parameters, which ultimately results in improved health, comfort, and productivity.

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Lucas Tschuor

Head of Field Application Engineering, Sensirion AG
Mr. Lucas Tschuor has joint Sensirion in 2012 and gained extensive experience in sensor technology and customer engineering for a wide range of markets such as automotive, medical and consumer business. He has a strong background in project and customer management for environmental... Read More →
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Bernd Zimmermann

Field Applications Engineer, Sensirion AG
Bernd Zimmermann has a BSEE degree from Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA) and MSEE degree from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA). He has worked in the sensor industry for over 30 years, primarily in R&D, product development and field application engineering roles. He has been with Sensirion’s... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Meeting Room 211CD

2:30pm PDT

CGS4: Measuring & Cross Compensation of Multiple Gases Using Combined NDIR Detector Technologies
Measuring different gases simultaneously with NDIR often requires complex solutions to compensate cross effects caused by overlapping of the IR spectrum of the gases. Novel multi-channel IR detectors and special software algorithm allow for a simple but efficient analyzer design. In combination with pressure and temperature sensors as additional variables precise but easy to handle solutions become realistic. This session shows the resulting NDIR concept from a 3 years R&D project with application examples.

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Volker Huelsekopf

Sales Engineer, smartGAS Mikrosensorik GmbH
smartGAS Mikrosensorik GmbH Sales Engineer and Shareholder Since January 2019 Responsible sales engineer for customers and distributors in Germany, Europe, USA and Canada. Specialized in design-in support and technical sales.Technical Manager and ShareholderJan. 2017–Dec. 2018Working... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
Meeting Room 211CD

3:30pm PDT

CGS5: The Internet of Water: Insights in Water Quality Using Large-Scale Sensor Networks
In 2025, half of the world population will be living in water-stressed areas. Real-time insights in water quality are needed for optimal water management. This session explores the potential of extremely powerful but very small sensor platforms that can be applied in high volume, densely-spaced networks for real-time water monitoring.  Detecting heavy-metals, other pollutants or even bacteria is part of our long-term roadmap, and nanometer-sized silicon structures provide the tools for future sensor generations.

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Marcel Zevenbergen

Program Manager, Imec the Netherlands
Marcel Zevenbergen obtained his MSc from Delft University of Technology in 2005 and a PhD from the same university in 2009. Afterwards, he joined imec the Netherlands where he developed novel sensor platforms for various applications, in close collaboration with industrial partners... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm PDT
Meeting Room 211CD