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Pedram Mousavi, Ph.D., P.Eng., Rashid Mirzavand Boroujeni, Ph.D., Mohammad Mahdi Honari Kalateh, Ph. D., and Hossein Saghlatoon, Ph.D. founded SenZIoT Technologies aimed to commercialize smart selfautonomous sensors for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) in home or industrial applications. One of the main challenges of this type of wireless sensor is power consumption, which increases the maintenance costs of networks, especially with a large number of devices. Recently, SenZIoT proposed new concepts for implementing zero-power wireless sensors, which will dramatically reduce power, component count and cost. Founded with local collaborators Landmark Homes, SenZIoT’s proposed direct conversion sensor integrates both sensing and transmitting units, reducing the cost and eliminating the need for wired or batteries for the sensor nodes.

Led by:
• Pedram Mousavi, Ph.D. P.Eng., Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
• Rashid Mirzavand Boroujenni, Ph.D.
• Mohammad Mahdi Honari Kalateh, Ph.D.
• Hossein Saghlatoon, Ph.D.

The TEC Edmonton Innovation Awards celebrate the success of University of Alberta researchers.  In 2019, awards were presented to ten University of Alberta spin-off companies and nine research teams that received a US patent and have an industry partner.