Mike Hayes is Tyndall’s ICT for Energy Efficiency senior program manager with a particular interest in energy harvesting solutions for ultra-low power IoT devices
Since 2008 Mike Hayes has been a Program Manager at Tyndall, co-ordinating activities across several high impact ICT4EE (ICT for Energy Efficiency) IoT device solutions incorporating micro-generation and micro-storage enabling inter-operability and optimisation with the smart grid and smart cities. Prior to this he worked at power electronics multinational Artesyn Technologies covering a wide variety of roles from process development to power electronics design progressing towards a senior role managing the custom design engineering department. Mike brings over 20 years of industrial experience and a very strong ‘industry led’ mindset to this role. He is currently driving industry clustering in areas such as energy harvesting, smart cities, smart mobility, micro-grids and power electronics. CONNECT is strategically a highly important element of Mike’s activities in terms of the technologies, academic and industry links and development of ecosystems to serve the self-powering needs of low power IoT devices.
Since joining Tyndall he has played a major role in the securing and/or managing of more than 10 collaborative national and EU funded projects worth over €6M to Tyndall and Irish industry partners. Mike is/has been a work package leader on 3 EU projects (ARTEMIS ME3Gas, FP7 GreenCom, H2020 COMPOSITION) and was co-ordinator of the industry led IERC funded ROWBUST project, a collaborative project with CIT and involving industry partners UTRC, Bilfinger, Bord Gais Energy, Gas Networks Ireland, Endeco, Alcatel Lucent & Solarprint. This resulted in the development of a set of tools to assist with the planning and installation of energy harvesting powered wireless sensors by determining the technical and economic feasibility (energy needed versus generated, RF signal strength, ambient energies available) for given deployment scenario.
He is lead PI and coordinator of MISCHIEF, an Enterprise Ireland CFTD (technology development grant) developing world-leading efficiency and voltage range PMIC (power management IC) for IoT applications. He has also technically coordinated several scoping studies for IERC hosted at Tyndall focusing on demand side management technologies & US power electronics industry association PSMA on 3D power packaging.
Mike is an executive committee member (vice president) of the US based PSMA board of directors and co-founder of the PSMA energy harvesting committee in 2015, chairing its 1st energy harvesting industry session at APEC 2017 and contributing to the PSMA technology roadmap that was launched in 2017. He is also an active member of the PSMA packaging committee. In 2013 he managed the PSMA 3D phase 1 project & release of the technical report at APEC2014. Mike has been a member of the technical committee for various international conferences and workshops including ECPE (European Centre for Power Electronics) (2015), PwrSoC (session chair 2015, 2016), IWIPP (2017) & Tyndall (technical chair 2014, session chair 2016, 2017). Mike is also Tyndall’s representative on the Cork Smart Gateway Steering Committee, a joint initiative between Cork City and County Councils along with Tyndall and CIT to promote Cork as a smart place to live, work and visit and drive several EU, industry and nationally funded initiatives under this umbrella.