Making wireless electricity a reality, faster
Non-radiative methods for transferring electromagnetic energy over large air gaps could be used in applications ranging from recharging electric vehicles to powering consumer electronics and biomedical devices. In order to quickly validate the suitability of this technology to a new use case and then efficiently design prototypes and products, it is essential to have powerful and accurate tools that can be quickly augmented to cover new applications. In this presentation, I will describe how WiTricity has leveraged COMSOL's Java API and MATLAB interface to build a flexible, extendable, and easy-to-use toolkit that has been effectively used by non-experts in computational physics within our company and our network of partners to accelerate product development.
Andre Kurs is a Research Fellow at WiTricity Corporation based in Watertown, MA. Since co-founding WiTricity in 2007, he has helped the company research new methods and applications of non-radiative electromagnetic wireless power transfer. In addition, Andre has worked on computational tools to speed up product development and ensure compliance with regulatory standards. Prior to WiTricity, he was a graduate student and research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He holds an A.B. degree from Princeton University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in physics.