MEET THE TEAM
We are a team of experienced scientists and technology company leaders with combined exits valued at $1 billion. We are excited to bring ELIX Wireless to the world.
Boon NG, VP R&D
Dr Boon NG heads the R&D development at ELIX. He was an invention consultant with Intellectual Ventures Canada from 2010-2012. Prior to that, Dr Ng was the head of the Advanced Communications Laboratory in DSO National Laboratories, a national R&D agency in Singapore and an adjunct associate professor in Nanyang Technological University. He graduated with a PhD and MSc in Electrical Engineering and a MSc in Statistics from Stanford University, and a B.Eng from the National University of Singapore. He is also a certified Project Management Professional.
Bojana TURIC, VP Medical
Dr Bojana TURIC is VP Medical of ELIX Wireless.
Bojana was a part of the executive team at PMI labs; Vancouver based private spin off company from BC Cancer Agency, focused on early cancer detection. She led the company through all steps from a concept through significant clinical and regulatory milestones including positioning the company as a leader in early cancer diagnostic technologies, the development of strategic commercialization alliances, and execution of the company’s first commercial agreements. She was also instrumental for expanding private pathology services in BC.
Dr. Turic completed her MD at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina where she held the position of Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology; She finished her fellowship in Medical microbiology at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Brice JAMIESON, Director of Technology & Business Development
Dr Brice JAMIESON is ELIX’s resident specialist in ferromagnetic materials and magnetically-enhanced devices for power conversion and transmission. From 2011 to 2014 he was a Scientist in the Power Electronics group at the ABB Corporate Research Centre in Kraków, Poland with a focus on magnetic components and designs for high-power systems.
Dr Jamieson received his Ph.D. in Microelectronic Engineering in 2010 from the National University of Ireland – University College Cork, where he studied at Tyndall National Institute. His thesis was in high-frequency micromagnetic devices for on-chip power conversion. He has a B.E. in Engineering Physics and a B.Sc (3-year) in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan.
Guiping ZOU, Mechanical
Guiping ZOU is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with ELIX. He is in charge of mechanical design and product development.
Dr. Zou has over a decade experiences in the manufacturing industry providing mechanical design, product development and project management. Before joining in ELIX, he worked at Transfuels LLC, Air-Weigh Inc. and Finisar Corp, respectively. He is skilled at mechanical design, solid modeling and rapid prototype creation using Solidworks and Autodesk Inventor, hands-on fabrication and field installation, strength, fracture and fatigue analysis using FEA software. He has the ability to dissect abstract and complex problems and make them simple and concrete while developing innovation, integrity and communication to accomplish company goal.
Dr. Zou received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Arash AHMADI, Software
Arash AHMADI is an electronics and software engineer with ELIX.
From May 2012 to February 2013, Mr. Ahmadi worked as software engineer for SOC Robotics Inc. to develop firmware for an Inertial Measurement Unit and a customized Prusa Mendel 3D printer.
Mr. Ahmadi holds bachelor degrees in Electronics Engineering from Simon Fraser University. While at SFU. Mr. Ahmadi was part of Alnair Innovations group where he designed and developed firmware for a color detection device called ColorAid.
Abdurakhman SMAZOV, Mechatronics
Abdurakhman SMAZOV has been a Mechatronics Engineer with ELIX since 2015.
He studied at Simon Fraser University and is working on design and manufacturing processes of MDC systems including 3D printing of components and design for manufacturing of MDC systems.
Ray SMITH, CFO
From 2011 to 2013, Ray SMITH was the Chief Financial Officer of Recon Instruments responsible for finance, legal, HR and supply chain. Recon is based in Vancouver, Canada and is a leader in wearable Heads-up Displays for sports and active lifestyle. From 2000 to 2011, he was based in the US and was the Vice President of Finance for NASDAQ listed Eurand (which subsequently merged with Axcan Pharmaceuticals to form Aptalis Pharma). From 1992 to 2000, he worked in Europe and the US in the advisory and assurance practice of Ernst & Young. Mr Smith is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He holds a degree in Mathematics and Computation from Loughborough University in the UK.
Lorne WHITEHEAD, CTO
Dr. Lorne A. WHITEHEAD is the Chief Technology Officer at ELIX. He is a co-founder of ELIX and sits on its Board of Directors. Dr. Whitehead is the inventor of the patented magneto-dynamic coupling (MDC) technology behind ELIX’s wireless power transfer products. He is also a co-inventor of the CLEARink technology. He has been at the University of British Columbia since 1994. He founded TIR in 1987 (sold to Philips in 2007), founded Brightside in 2002 (sold to Dolby in 2007), and founded Suncentral in 2008.
Dr. Whitehead is currently a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia (UBC) carrying out studies of the optical, electrical, and mechanical properties of micro-structured surfaces, a field in which he holds more than one hundred US patents and numerous international counterpart patents. His technology is used in many computer screens and televisions. In addition to ELIX, Dr. Whitehead has also helped to start five new companies, commercializing technologies that he developed in his UBC laboratory – Sonigistix, Brightside (purchased by Dolby Laboratories), Boreal Genomics, SunCentral Inc. and CLEARink Displays.
Frank CHRISTIAENS, Chairman
Frank CHRISTIAENS is also Partner at CrossPacific Capital Partners, a Director at China Digital Video in Beijing and one of the founders of CLEARink Displays.
From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Christiaens served as the President for Greater China for, Euronext listed professional display supplier, Barco of Belgium. From 2000 to 2001, he acted as founder, director, COO and then CEO, for data services provider Qala in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
Mr Christiaens moved to Asia in 1996 to head up the internet division for telecommunications equipment provider Alcatel of France. From 1991 until 1995 Mr Christiaens worked in Europe and South America as a telecommunications project manager. He founded his first startup in Belgium in 1991.