Professor Stan Skafidis
Hub Deputy Director, University of Melbourne, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Prof Skafidis leads the Melbourne School of Engineering’s research in nano electronics. He received a PhD from The University of Melbourne in 1997 and was Chief Technology Officer at Bandspeed (1998-2004), a company he co-founded that designed and manufactured semiconductor chipsets for wireless systems and products. At Bandspeed, Prof Skafidas co-invented Adaptive Frequency Hopping –A coexistence technology that allows Bluetooth devices to sense and avoid radio interference. In 2008, a team led by Professor Skafidas developed the world’s first completely integrated 60GHz transceiver on CMOS and co-founded the spin out company, Nitero. In March 2017 the Niterocompany was acquired by technology multinational Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and has led to the establishment of AMD’s global wireless research and development centre in Australia. Prof Skafidas has over 300 publications in the fields of nano electronics, neural engineering, biosensors and wireless communications, is listed as an inventor on 28 International patents and, in 2014, was elected as a Fellow to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).