Empowering IoT: Batteryless Solutions with Direct Conversion Sensors and RFID Integration

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In the realm of Internet of Things (IoT), sensors play a pivotal role in gathering data for a plethora of applications, ranging from home automation to industrial monitoring. However, one of the critical challenges hindering the widespread adoption of sensors is the need for reliable power sources, especially in extensive sensor networks.

In this seminar, we delve into an innovative solution poised to revolutionize IoT sensor networks – Batteryless IoT Solution Based on Direct Conversion Sensors. By seamlessly integrating wireless communication with intelligent sensing, we've engineered a groundbreaking approach that circumvents the limitations imposed by conventional power sources.


Key Highlights:

1.     Challenges in Sensor Network Powering: Explore the hurdles associated with powering sensor networks and the implications for IoT deployment.

2.     Direct Conversion Sensors: Uncover the principles and advantages of direct conversion sensors in mitigating power constraints.

3.     Integration of Wireless Communication: Understand the synergy between wireless communication protocols and intelligent sensing for seamless data transmission.

4.     Creating Battery-Free Wireless Sensor Nodes: Learn about the engineering behind the development of battery-free wireless sensor nodes and their potential applications.

5.     Future Implications: Discuss the broader implications of batteryless IoT solutions and their role in shaping the future of IoT ecosystems.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 03 Apr 2024
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 2500 Chem. de Polytechnique
  • Montréal, Quebec
  • Canada H3T 1J4
  • Building: Pavillon Principal
  • Room Number: B315

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  • Starts 27 March 2024 12:00 PM
  • Ends 03 April 2024 12:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Prof. Rashid Mirzavand of University of Alberta


Rashid Mirzavand (P.Eng., IEEE Senior Member) is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta. He leads the Intelligent Wireless Technology Group, spearheading cutting-edge research in the realms of smart sensors and antennas, near-field measurement methods, and wireless power transfer technologies. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta and an Adjunct Fellow with the Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney. Dr. Mirzavand is the co-founder of three pioneering companies, born out of groundbreaking research conducted at the University of Alberta. He has three granted and eight filled US patents and (co)authored over 180 papers published in refereed journals and conferences proceedings. Dr. Mirzavand has been recognized for his contributions to academics and industry, including awards such as Best MICT National Researcher, National Elite Foundation Young Professor Grant, and several CMC Industrial Collaboration and UofA Innovation awards. His research interests span a broad spectrum, encompassing microwave/mm-wave circuits, sensors and IoT, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces and antennas, and RF measurement systems.