AirFuel Alliance Appoints Dr. Sanjay Gupta as the New President

The AirFuel Alliance, the authority on wireless power technology and standards, is set to introduce next-generation Resonant- and RF-based wireless charging solutions to deliver the best end-user experience possible. And to lead the organization during this pivotal time period in the industry, the Alliance has appointed Dr. Sanjay Gupta as its new President. He will be taking over the role from Ron Resnick, who was instrumental in leading the AirFuel Alliance since its formation in 2015.

Dr. Gupta is an entrepreneurial technology executive experienced in bringing new technology to market and creating global standards necessary for interoperability and market adoption. He's held leadership positions in the 3GPP, the Open Mobile Alliance and in other global standards organizations, in addition to his executive roles at a variety of leading technology companies.

Most recently Dr. Gupta headed product management and development at WiTricity, where he played a key role in engineering and bringing to market the world's first AirFuel compliant wireless charging laptop, and at MC10, where he led the creation of epidermal electronics, i.e., electronics that are thin, stretchable, and flexible and have the same mechanical properties as that of human skin. Previously, he was Vice President of product management and development at Motorola, where he led the commercialization of innovative consumer electronics products for wearables, mobile devices and the accessories markets. Prior to joining Motorola, Dr. Gupta was a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology.

He holds over 18 patents and has over 40 publications in archival journals and leading academic conferences. He received his Ph.D. in Systems and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.