November 8th, Tuesday

Topic: Supply and Cost of Substrates for Compound Semiconductors

Time: 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Moderators: Peter Di Maso


Vincent Meric, Vice President Marketing, Aixtron
Shahin Sharifzadeh, CEO, Nexgen
Peter Frierdrichs, Senior Director Wideband Gap, Infineon
Christina DiMarino, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech (CPES)
Victor Veliadis, Executive Director  &  CTO PowerAmerica, Prof. NC State


November 9th, Wednesday

Topic: GaN Growth Beyond Consumer Applications: What is the Right Level of Integration?

Time:  1:00PM-2:15PM

Moderator: Peter Di Maso


Rohan Samsi, VP Products, GaN Systems
Lingxiao “Lincoln” Xue, Subprogram Manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dan Kinzer, CTO, Navitas
Paul Rankin, Power Electronics Engineer, Astranis


Topic: Wide-bandgap Device and related technology to Enable Medium Voltage Distribution Power Grid

Time:  1:00PM-2:15PM

Moderator: Victor Veliadis


Ahmed Elasser, Principal Engineer,  GE Research Center GRC
Jing Xu, Senior Principal Scientist, ABB
Subhashish Bhattacharya, Professor, NCSU
Paul Ohodnicki, Associate Professor, Pittsburgh University