Dr Kars-Michiel H Lenssen, Director / Principal Scientist
Philips Corporate Technologies
Apr 04, 2012.
Speaker Biography (Kars-Michiel H Lenssen)
Kars-Michiel Lenssen is a Director and Principal Scientist at Philips Lighting Research in the Netherlands, leading projects on a.o. smart homes and smart windows. He received his M.Sc. degree in applied physics from Eindhoven University of Technology in 1989. In 1994, he received his Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology and joined Philips Research as a Senior Scientist. In that function, he initiated and led research projects on (giant) magnetoresistance sensors and on MRAM. In the period 2002-2003, he worked as a Philips assignee in Arizona in the framework of the Motorola-Philips-STMicroelectronics alliance. Kars-Michiel coordinated various international cooperation projects with other companies and universities. He holds 26 granted U.S. patents and is (co-) inventor on over 40 patent applications; he (co-) authored over 30 papers in international scientific journals. He also works as an evaluator of research projects for the European Commission and as an Expert for the Skolkovo Foundation.
Company Profile (Philips Corporate Technologies)
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Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 115,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.
The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare.