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SKS 2024

Jun 4th, 2024 - Jun 5th, 2024

Smart Kitchen Summit 2024, Presented by The Spoon

IMPI 58 Symposium

May 29th, 2024 - May 31st, 2024

NEW: 120 REGISTRANTS thus far! Who is Coming to IMPI 58?  (VIEW)

Short Course I: MW 101: Microwave and Radio Frequency (Mw/RF) Technology (Learn More
Short Course II: Solid-State, RF Energy & Machine Learning Applications: Case Studies & Demonstration
(Learn More)

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

May 29-31, 2024
The Hyatt Regency Reston
Suburban Washington, DC, USA

Leadership:
Technical Program Chair: B. Reeja Jayan, Carnegie Mellon University
Technical Program Vice-Chair: Ralph Bruce, RWBruce Associates, Inc./ Vanderbilt University (formerly)

Registration: is open! $775 IMPI Members/$875 Non-Members. $495 Student Members/$595 Student Non-Members. Registration includes: in-person attendance at all sessions, Welcome Reception, two continental breakfasts and luncheons, three coffee breaks, access to the Exhibit Hall, copy of conference Proceedings and unprecedented networking opportunities over the 2 1/2 days! Attendees may choose to add-on: Group Dinner at Fogo de Chao ($65) and/or Short Course(s): $275 Members/$325 Non-Members.

Spouse/Guest Program: IMPI 58 will feature a Spouse/Guest Program to include the Welcome Reception on 5/29/24, Group Dinner on 5/30/24 and a Farewell Brunch on 5/31/24. Registration is available here.

Keynote Speaker Announcements:

“Building a Microwave Community for a Decarbonized Future” to be delivered by Christina Wildfire, Center for Microwave Chemistry, National Energy Technology Laboratory (United States) 

Microwave & RF Process Solutions to Deliver Positive Food Choices for Consumers to be delivered by John Bows, R&D Director, PepsiCo (United Kingdom) 

Hotel Rooms: At the Hyatt Regency Reston are available for a special group rate of $239 per night, plus applicable taxes, on a first-come, first-served basis. THE ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL RATE ARE SELLING OUT QUICKLY!  Click here to book your room.

SPONSOR: Thank you to Muegge-Gerling for serving as the Platinum Sponsor at IMPI 58! SPONSOR packages are still available! 

THE EXHIBIT HALL IS SOLD OUT. Thank you to: Muegge-Gerling, SAIREM, Richardson Electronics, QWED, Stellant Systems, Microwave Techniques, Symphony Microwaves, Ampleon, pinkRF, Odyssey Technical Solutions, IMPI’s Solid State RF Energy Section, WavePIA, TRUMPF Huettinger, MKS, 3DRFE, Mini-Circuits, RFHIC, Microwave Amps Limited & Communication Power Corporation for serving as Exhibitors this year.

Call for Papers is Closed. Acceptance Notices were emailed to authors on February 23rd. As a reference, the Call for Papers is available here. Authors, please use the IMPI 58 Word Template for your 3-page submission, which is due in mid-March. The Author Contact Form  is also available as a reference. Special Session: THz Technology and Applications Call for Papers

Refund/Cancellation: No refunds or cancellation requests will be honored the month prior to the conference, however substitutions are welcome at any time. 

Spring 2024 Webinar

Mar 7th, 2024

“Microwave Heated Reactors: Prospects for Efficient and Sustainable Energy”
Instructor: Prof. Reyes Mallada, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 11am-12pm ET

The chemical sector, alongside steel production, is recognized as one of  the most energy-demanding segments of manufacturing. Confronting critical issues such as diminishing global energy requirements and addressing climate change necessitates innovative approaches, with the electrification of the chemical industry through microwave (MW) heating emerging as an exceptionally promising solution. This webinar examines the current landscape of this technology, its  underlying principles, and provides a showcase of successful applications of microwave-heated reactors. It also identifies and discusses the hurdles that must be overcome as we progress with this technology.

Free-of-charge and Open to the Public. Pre-registration is required. Additional Webinars will be held this Fall.

Fall 2023 Webinar Series, Part III: Understanding Microwave Material Interaction

Nov 16th, 2023

Part III: Coaxial cable based microwave distributed temperature sensors
Date/time: November 16th 2023 11 am – 12 pm ET

Instructor: Hai Xiao, Samuel Lewis Bell Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department Chair, Clemson University

Fall Webinar Series, Part II: Understanding Microwave Material Interaction

Oct 31st, 2023

Part II: Electromagnetic Field Driven Catalysis: New Physical Phenomena for Performance-advantaged Electrification
Date/time: Oct 31st at 11 am – 12pm ET.

Instructor: DIONISIOS G. VLACHOS

Unidel Dan Rich Chair in Energy Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware
Director, Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI)

Director, Delaware Energy Institute (DEI)

Fall Webinar Series, Part I: Understanding Microwave Material Interaction

Oct 10th, 2023

Part I: How to obtain good XAFS spectrum under microwave heating?  In situ and operando spectroscopy for understanding microwave material interaction
Date/Time: October 10, 2023 from 10 am – 11 am ET
Instructor: Dr. Shuntaro Tsubaki, Associate Professor, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University Japan

 

 

Fall 2023 Seminar

Oct 3rd, 2023 - Oct 5th, 2023

The IMPI Fall 2023 Seminar will take place at Richardson Electronics and the Hotel Baker, outside of Chicago, Illinois, USA from October 3-5, 2023.

Who is Attending? Registrations continue to come in daily. Here is the latest list of attendees.

Registration: Is Open!
IMPI Members: $775 / Non-Members: $875
Student IMPI Members: $400 / Student Non-Members: $500

Registration covers: Tour of Richardson Electronics, Welcome Reception, a multi-hour Mw/RF Technology Fundamentals Workshop, lectures of various Mw, RF and Solid State applications, 2 continental breakfasts and networking luncheons, 3 coffee breaks, PDF versions of presentations and unprecedented networking!

Schedule of Events: is available here. Additional details on the Mw/RF Technology Fundamentals Workshop can be found here.

Hotel Rooms: Book your hotel room now by calling the Hotel Baker and asking for the prevailing IMPI/Richardson rate (~$174USD): +1-630-584-2100. 

 

AMPERE 2023

Sep 11th, 2023 - Sep 14th, 2023

Cardiff, UK
Call for Abstracts and more details

57th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 57)

Jun 27th, 2023 - Jun 29th, 2023

Thank you for coming to IMPI 57! We will see you in Washington, DC Next Year! Look for the Call for Papers on September 1, 2023! 

Who’s Attending IMPI 57? 

Technical Program Committee Leadership:
Dr. Candice Ellison, USDA-ARS, Chair
Dr. B. Reeja Jayan, Carnegie Mellon University, Vice Chair

Registration: is open! $775 IMPI Members/$875 Non-Members. $495 Student Members/$595 Student Non-Members. Registration includes: in-person attendance at all sessions, Welcome Reception, two continental breakfasts and luncheons, three coffee breaks, access to the Exhibit Hall, copy of conference Proceedings and unprecedented networking opportunities over the 2 1/2 days!

Two Short Courses Available: IMPI 57 will offer attendees two optional short courses to choose from on Tuesday, June 27th. Dielectric Material Properties Measurement will take place in the morning and Solid State RF Applications: Case Studies and Demonstration will take place in the afternoon. Course descriptions, instructors, times, and pricing information can be found on each flyer.

PROGRAM: is available! Please note exact times and dates of individual presentations are subject to change.
Tuesday, June 27th: Short Courses will be offered between 8am-4pm on June 27th. Exhibits will open at 4pm. Welcome Reception will be held 5:30pm-7pm.
Wednesday, June 28th: Plenary, Concurrent, Exhibitor/Poster Sessions will take place 8am-5pm with optional Group Dinner this evening.
Thursday, June 29th: Plenary, Concurrent, Exhibitor/Poster Sessions will take place 8am-4pm. The conference will conclude by 4pm.

Authors: The Call for Papers is now closed. Acceptance Notices were sent out on February 24th. Authors should refer to their acceptance email for specific revisions and use the IMPI-57-Word-Template for their final submissions for the Proceedings.  Micro-absracts were due on March 24th. Session Chairs will be reaching out to their authors by the end of April.

Hotel Rooms: Are available at The Curtis Hotel for a special group rate of $219 per night (plus applicable taxes). In-room wifi is included. Click here to secure your room today. Once Group block fills you can use the same link for the best available rate.  Update: IMPI has secured an overflow hotel – the Hilton Garden Inn, located 3 blocks from the Curtis, at 1400 Welton Street. They are offering rooms at the $219 rate. Click on this link to book directly or call (303)603-8000 and ask for the IMPI rate.

Sponsorship Packages: can be found here. Thank you to Muegge Gerling for serving as the IMPI 57 Platinum Sponsor!

Exhibitors: Exhibition space at IMPI 57 is now SOLD OUT. Thank you to our 20 Exhibitors: Muegge Gerling, Richardson Electronics, IMPI Solid State RF Energy Section, Odyssey Technical Solutions, Microwave Techniques, Leanfa, Crescend, PSC, QWED, Stellant Systems, Ampleon, , SAIREM, MKS, Microwave Amps Limited, pinkRF, TRUMPF Hüttinger GmbH + Co, WAVEPIA, 3DRFE Corporation, Mini-Circuits and Communication Power Corporation! 

Students: IMPI 57 will include a Student Competition for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation. Additional details on the Student Competition will be communicated shortly. IMPI has awarded four (4) Student Travel Scholarships for 2023!

Spouse/Guest Program: Spouses/Guests are invited to participate in three (3) functions. The Welcome Reception on 6/27 ($40), Group Dinner on 6/28 ($50) and Farewell Brunch on 6/29 (each guest self pays). Register here.

Additional Information: IMPI 57 will feature five (5) Special Sessions:

Special Session: Microwave & RF Food Processing
Special Session: Advances in RF & Microwave Power Modeling Techniques
Special Session: Plasma Applications of Microwave & RF Power 
Special Session: Microwave/RF Chemistry & Hydrogen Technologies
Special Session: Accelerator Applications of Microwave & RF Power

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Substitutions will be granted at any time. Refunds requested in writing to info@impi.org by March 27, 2023 will be granted, less a $50USD processing fee. Cancellations between March 28, 2023 – May 27, 2023 will be refunded at 50%. No refunds will be issued the month leading up to the event. 

 

Webinar: Seeking the Lost: Applications of Microwave Holography

May 30th, 2023

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 (4pm-5pm EST)

REGISTRATION is FREE OF CHARGE. Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to you the Friday before the Webinar.

Abstract:“Holography captures interference patterns created when a continuous wave is intercepted by a second wave, usually reflected from a object near the point of capture. Holograms are usually generated using monochromatic light sources such as lasers and are captured onto high resolution detectors to create a 3-D image. Most commercial microwave sources are effectively monochromatic and an array of antennas can be used to capture the interference patterns between the mutually coupled fields from a transmitting antenna to the receiving antennas and the secondary fields, which are reflected from objects in front of the antenna systems. The advantage of microwave holography is that the long wave lengths of microwave fields will pass through relatively homogenous materials like wood, soil, concrete etc., and can be used to detect objects embedded in these materials. This webinar will provide some background to holography and illustrate how microwave holography has been used in some practical applications.”

IMPI Fall Webinar 2022: Part III

Nov 10th, 2022

Part III: Role of Microwaves in Industrial Decarbonization

“Powering the Green Chemistry and Hydrogen Revolution”
November 10, 2022, 11am-12pm EST
Instructors: 

  • Alex Shanosky, Director of Business Development, Transform Materials
  • Nathan Ashcraft, VP of Research and Development, Transform Materials

Free of Charge and Open to the Public. Registration Required.

Fall 2022 Seminar

Nov 1st, 2022 - Nov 3rd, 2022

THE FUTURE OF MICROWAVE/RF: FUNDAMENTALS, FEATURES & FOOD SAFETY
November 1-3, 2022

IMPI Fall Seminar: Presented by IMPI; Hosted by Odyssey Technical Solutions
Kalahari Resort & Conventions
Round Rock, Texas, USA

REGISTRATION: is open! $650 for IMPI Members; $750 for Non-Members; $400 for Odyssey employees and $200 for Students. Registration includes all sessions, Tour of Odyssey Technical Solutions, Welcome Reception, two continental breakfasts & networking luncheons, three coffee breaks, and access to presentations post-event.

Hotel Rooms: Book your room at the Kalahari Resort here.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Future of Food: Data Driven Innovation and Emerging Trends
Kat Shear, Director of Innovation & Insights, Datassential
Ever wonder how a trend goes from a fad to a menu staple? Datassential will take you through the art and science behind emerging trends such as plant based, personalization through wellness, and global cuisines through the scope of their syndicated tools. By capturing menus throughout the U.S., using consumer awareness and affinity, and machine learning technology the future of food is clearer than ever before.

New Technology for Consumer Microwave Ovens
Eric F. Brown, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, Conagra Brands
It seems possible that Solid-State Radio Frequency (RF) transistors will one day replace magnetrons in consumer microwave ovens. This review outlines the basics of Solid-State RF systems and the consumer ovens that are currently available. The food industry would be best served by learning more about this technology change and preparing for their products to be cooked using this type of equipment.

Advances in Solid State Cooking & the Advent of the Smart Kitchen 3.0
John Mastela, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, EliteRF
John F. Gerling, President, Gerling Consulting
An overview of solid state RF technology in contrast to the legacy magnetron. Aspects like controllability, reliability, frequency ranges, and related “recipe-control” will be presented. It will be discussed how to apply the “solid state RF” advantages to improved cooking and heating applications at various “processed mass scales”. Consequences for system and process design will be addressed. Furthermore, we will present a scalable “food description language”, which is dubbed “microwave markup language (MML)” that enables a “push button, get food” operation on supporting solid state equipped microwave ovens.

Introduction to Nestlé Research on Sustainable Packaging Solutions
Gerhard Niederreiter, Ph.D., Head of the Institute of Packaging Sciences, Nestlé
This presentation will explore: Nestlé commitments for 2025 – 100% of our packaging has to be recyclable or reusable; Reasoned, development and achievement on sustainable packaging.

Food Safety: Salmonella Initiatives, Microwave Use, and Validated Cooking Instructions
Selena Kremer-Caldwell, Ph.D., Sr. Microbiologist, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
Sterling Brown, Microbiologist, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
FSIS intends to propose to declare Salmonella an adulterant in raw breaded and stuffed raw chicken products at certain levels. FSIS has conducted consumer behavior research on these products to understand consumer practices. Data from past illness outbreaks continues to identify consumers self-reporting microwave use to cook these stuffed chicken products when the validated cooking instructions require oven use. FSIS continues to provide important microwave food safety information on the FSIS website and provide validated cooking instruction guidance to industry.

Workshop: Industrial Food Safety Challenges and Solutions: Basic Principals & Case Studies
Sylvain Tissier, Food Development Manager, SAIREM
During the first part of this presentation, we will review a list of typical challenges such as microwave technology misconceptions, process adaptability, product susceptibility, frequency selectivity, cost etc. We will then explain how those challenges can be typically resolved. During the second part of this presentation, we will present a number of case studies illustrating a number of challenges highlighted in the first part of this presentation and how we are able to overcome those

Application of Microwaves to Vertical Vessels for Processing Food and Industrial Products
Lou A. Honary, Ph.D., President, Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing, Inc.
The application of microwaves to the processing of industrial greases was developed as a safer alternative to conventional methods prone to hazardous combustion. Volumetric heating using microwaves also improves product quality by precise regulation of process temperature and elimination of hot spots in the vessel. This presentation covers the process and products and the improvements to the technology over the last decade.

Ensuring Microbiological Safety and Quality through Microwave power: Food and Laundry Applications
Onay Dogan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Investigator, Texas Tech University
Foodborne and hospital-acquired illnesses pose a great burden on public health and food spoilage cause economic losses and damage to consumer trust, therefore; it is essential to provide innovative solutions to control the risks. The talk will focus on the applications of microwave technology to control pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms in a variety of food matrices, and laundry applications to reduce transmission of pathogens in hospital environments with examples from current and previous studies.

A New Fix for Food Safety
Don Stull, President, MicroZap Inc.
Food safety remains a major concern for the food industry with ongoing recalls impacting companies and consumers.  Economic impact due to food safety is a continuing large cost.  Hospitalizations, illnesses and even death remain at high levels with many current interventions not providing safe food for customers.  A new fix is needed.

We will see you in Texas! 

 

IMPI Fall Webinar 2022: Part II

Oct 11th, 2022

Part II: Role of Microwaves in Industrial Decarbonization
Using microwaves at industrial scale and it’s effect on decarbonization

Using Microwaves to Replace Carbon Based Energy Sources In Industrial Heating Applications
Instructor: Dr. Ken Kaplan, President and CEO of Cellencor Inc.

Free of Charge and Open to the Public. Registration Required.

 

IMPI Fall Webinar 2022: Part I

Sep 13th, 2022

Part I: Role of Microwaves in Industrial Decarbonization

NETL’s Center for Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals – Its role in supporting Industrial Decarbonization.
Instructor: Dr. Charles Damianides, Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals at National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Decarbonization of industrial processes using Microwave chemistry
Instructor: Dr. Christina Wildfire, Research Scientist at National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

1.   Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Decarbonization as per the United States Bipartisian Infrastructural bill
2. Overview: Role of microwaves in decarbonization – Current research advances

Open to the Public and Free of Charge. Registration Required. 

4GCMEA

Aug 17th, 2022 - Aug 20th, 2022

The Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications (GCMEA) is the “Olympic Event” for worldwide researchers and engineers working on the relevant fields of microwave/RF power applications. It happens every 4 years in a different continent. Sichuan University together with the China Association of Microwave Power Applications (CAMPA) is pleased to announce that the 4th GCMEA will be kindly hosted in Chengdu, Sichuan, China during August 2022. The Second Call for Papers has been extended until May 30, 2022.

The 56th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 56)

Jun 14th, 2022 - Jun 16th, 2022

The IMPI 56 Symposium will be held June 14-16, 2022 at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia, USA. The Solid State RF Energy Section will host a luncheon presentation (on June 14th) and a Business Meeting (on June 17) at the same venue.

LATEST NEWS: Just Released…IMPI 56 Modeling Workshop Program. There’s still time to join us at IMPI 56. Don’t miss out – Register Today! 

Attendees:  Over 100 in-person attendees are registered and we are receiving new registrants everyday! The DeSoto Hotel has added some inventory to the hotel block (6 rooms remain)!

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Leadership: Dr. Vadim Yakovlev, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Chair & Dr. Candice Ellison, NETL/Leidos, Vice Chair

IMPI 56 Workshop on Computer ModelingThis special event will introduce the attendees to the basic theoretical and practical aspects of computer modeling for microwave power systems and processes. To take place, Tuesday, June 14th from 8am-3:30pm EDT, with a one-and-a-half hour lunch break. Full program is available here.

Solid State Activities: IMPI’s Solid State RF Energy Section will host a Solid State Luncheon and Presentation (6/14 from 12pm-1:30pm for $50) as well as an Section Business Meeting (6/17 from 9am-11am; no charge to attend).

Authors: Please refer to the Guidelines for Oral Presenters and Guidelines for Poster Presenters. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Session Chair or Molly/Alicia. 

Student Competition: Students attending the IMPI Symposium are invited to participate in the Student Paper Competition. To be eligible, the participant  (1) must be enrolled as a student (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of the work, (2) must be the primary author of the work, and (3)  must be attending the Symposium to present their work.  The winners of the Student Paper Competition will be announced during the Closing Ceremony of the IMPI Symposium.

Four $500 travel scholarships will be available to student authors for IMPI 56 and will be awarded based on students’ application responses and financial need. Applicants must submit the application form by April 18, 2022.

Registration Is Open!
Corporate/Professional IMPI Member Registration: $750
Corporate/Professional Non-Member Registration: $850
Student IMPI Member: $475
Student Non-Member: $525

IMPI 56 Registration fee includes: Attendance at all in-person sessions from Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 3:30pm until Thursday, June 16th at 3:50pm, Welcome Reception, two continental breakfasts, four coffee breaks, two networking luncheons, exhibition hall access, and a printed and online copy of the conference Proceedings. Registration Add-Ons: Registrants may add a Modeling Workshop, Solid State RF Energy Luncheon & Presentation and/or Group Dinner (additional fees apply).

Spouse/Guest Program: Is available in the Online Store. Open to all Spouses/Guests of IMPI 56 Attendees and includes: Welcome Reception ($40) on 6/14, Group Dinner ($50) on 6/15, Farewell Brunch (Guest pays for own meal) on 6/16 & Covered Trolley Tour (Guest pays own fare ~$40) on 6/15.

Fees: All payments made online will incur a 3.0% credit card transaction fee (this will be added to the registration fees outlined above in the ONLINE STORE). Alternatively, registrants may pay by check or wire transfer for no fee. Mail checks to IMPI, PO Box 1140, Mechanicsville, VA, 23111, USA. For wire transfer details, contact: alicia.standridge@impi.org**

Cancellation Policy for Registration: Should an Attendee or Exhibitor purchase a registration and be unable to attend, they should notify IMPI, by email, prior to April 8, 2022, so that an event credit may be issued to their account. Credits must be used for IMPI events within one calendar year of the date they are issued. Due to the payment schedule with the venue (hotel), no cancellation credits can be issued after April 8, 2022.

DeSoto Hotel: Attendees are encouraged to reserve hotel rooms now by calling the DeSoto Hotel at +1-912-232-9000 and asking for the group code: IMPI or clicking here. Room rates are available for $159 per night and include guestroom Wi-Fi internet; complimentary internet access will also be available in the conference area. Rooms at this special group rate are first come, first served and the rooms are selling out quickly! When making your reservation and travel plans, please note the Solid-State RF Energy Section will hold their business meeting on the morning of Friday, June 17th at the same venue.

IMPI 56 Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsor: Microwave Techniques, LLC
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

Confirmed Exhibitors (16): Muegge GmbH, Odyssey Technical Solutions, Leanfa, Microwave Techniques LLC, MKS, QWED, Ampleon, WavePIA, Symphony Microwave, SAIREM, pinkRF, CrescendRF, Richardson Electronics, 3DRFE Corporation, IMPI’s Solid-State RF Energy Section & RFHIC.

Exhibit Packages are still available but very limitedSponsorship Packages are still available. Contact IMPI’s Executive Director, Molly Poisant, at molly.poisant@impi.org as soon as possible, if interested. 

Health & Safety Protocols: IMPI is committed to offering an in-person IMPI 56 Symposium in June of 2022 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. We continue to closely monitor COVID developments, and will implement policies and best practices according to CDC guidance to ensure the health and safety of our attendees, based on the conditions at the time of the event. This may include: proof of vaccination, a negative COVID test and/or an indoor masking requirement. Real-time updates from the City of Savannah are available here. Updated guidance will be issued here, as warranted.

THE CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW CLOSED.  Thank you for the record number of submissions!

Spring 2022 Webinar Series, Part II: Plasma

Apr 28th, 2022

“Interplay among cavity modes in a microwave ion source influencing the plasma dynamics and the extracted ion beam”
Instructor: Dr. Chinmoy Mallick, Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Bellatrix Aerospace Pvt. Ltd (India)
April 28, 2022
11am-12pm EDT

Read Abstract here. Free-of-charge to IMPI Members. $99 for Non-Members. Registration Required.

Webinar: Why RF/Microwave Plasma?

Feb 17th, 2022

Webinar: Why RF/Microwave Plasma?
Instructor: Ray Boxman, Tel Aviv University, Clear Wave Ltd. 
February 17, 2022
11am-12pm EST
Read the Abstract

Free-of-charge & open to the public. Registration is required.

Fall 2021 Webinar Series on Modelling

Nov 11th, 2021

Part II: Numerical modeling of microwave-assisted catalytic reactions
Instructor: Xinwei Bai, Postdoctoral Research Associate, West Virginia University
Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 11am-12pm ET

FREE for IMPI Members!
Non-members: $99 each or $159 for both webinars.
REGISTER NOW!

IMPI Members, if you missed Part I, you can view it on the Member Only Page. Contact alicia.standridge@impi.org if you forgot your log in.

Part I: Multiphysics modelling of high power microwave systems and devices – dedicated modelling regimes in QuickWave software
Instructor: Dr. Marzena Olszewska-Placha, QWED, Poland
HELD Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 11am-12pm EDT (NEW DATE!)
Read the Abstract

IMPI Fall Seminar 2021

Oct 19th, 2021

IMPI Fall Seminar 2021
October 19, 2021
10am-1:00pm EDT
VIRTUAL EVENT 

Schedule:

10:00am-10:10am: Welcome & Introductions (John Gerling/Molly Poisant)
10:10am-10:50am: Consumer Trends & Behavior
Mr. Darren Seifer, Food & Beverage Industry Analyst, NPD Group
As the food and beverage industry analyst for The NPD Group, Darren Seifer provides insights to food companies and other food-related organizations based on NPD’s daily tracking of U.S. food and beverage consumption attitudes and behaviors. Darren continuously monitors what U.S. consumers eat and drink away from and in home — plus attitudes, motivations, personal characteristics, preparation, and food sourcing.
10:50am-11:30am: Alt-Meat’s Sophomore Slump
Ms. Lisa M. Keefe, Editor-in-Chief, Meatingplace, Alt-Meat
The alt-protein industry isn’t as brand-new as it was two years ago — and it’s not growing like 2019, either. Beyond the hype, what’s really happening in this segment of the market, and what does the future look like now?

11:30am-11:40am: Virtual Coffee Break
11:40am-12:20pm: Industrial Microwave Heating and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): Exploration of Technologies, Strategic Opportunities and How to Get Started
Mr. Matt Krieger, President, Cober Electronics
An expansion of the talk given at the recent IMPI 55, this session will further delve into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in the world of industrial microwave heating and food processing. IIoT refers to the set of Internet-connected industrial systems including sensors, programmable logic controllers (PLC), factory machines and other interconnected devices. The connectivity of these devices creates opportunities for real time data collection and analysis which can provide substantial positive business impacts including costs savings, increases in productivity and ultimately a higher quality end-product. This presentation will explore IIoT technologies in general, describe usage scenarios within the industrial microwave heating and process heating areas and explain resulting strategic business opportunities.
12:20pm-1:00pm: Solid State RF Energy – Technology News and Use
Dr. Klaus Werner, President, pinkRF & Chairman, IMPI Solid State RF Energy Section
The talk will present recent technology trends and features that enable “precision” applications – amongst which cooking of food. It will discuss a process to determine the best RF/microwave frequency and technology fit for a given application.
1:00pm: Closing Remarks (Gerling/Poisant)

REGISTER NOW
$99 for IMPI Professional Members; $199 for Non-Members
$49 for IMPI Student Members; $99 for Non-Members
$349 Group Registration (Company-wide for IMPI Members Only)

UPDATE: Due to the pandemic, the IMPI Board has decided to wait until the Fall of 2022 to hold our Fall Seminar at the Protein Innovation Center (outside of Chicago, IL, USA). The Fall 2022 Seminar will be sponsored by the Middleby Corporation.

 

 

Remembering Bob Schiffmann: A Virtual Memorial

Oct 18th, 2021

Join us as we remember the life and accomplishments of IMPI’s President, Bob Schiffmann. The Virtual Memorial will be held on Monday, October 18th at 4pm EDT. You can read about Bob’s fascinating career in this New York Times article, “Robert Schiffmann, Inventive Guru of the Microwave, Dies at 86

All IMPI members will receive an email on October 8th with the link to attend. Non-IMPI member who would like to join, please email us at info@impi.org to be added to the list to receive the Zoom link.

Solid State RF Energy Business Meeting

Oct 18th, 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021
2pm-3:30pm EDT

AGENDA
RSVP to Alicia Standridge at: alicia.standridge@impi.org

IMPI 55 Virtual Symposium

Jun 28th, 2021 - Jul 1st, 2021

The 55th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 55) will take place virtually from June 28-July 1, 2021.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

WHO IS ATTENDING?

VIRTUAL EXHIBITORS: Cober, Crescend Technologies, Microwave Techniques LLC, Odyssey Technical Solutions, PSC, Shandong Jaiwei Trading Company, Trumpf, QWED, WavePia, SAIREM and Mini-Circuits.

ATTENDEES: Zoom links for each session were be provided to you, via email, on Thursday June 24th; if you need the resent, contact molly.poisant@impi.org. Please refer to the Procedures for Speakers and Attendees document to answer many of the questions you may have. All sessions will be recorded and available to the attendees, via a secure link, the same day.

VIRTUAL POSTERS:

Graham Brodie Poster
Maria Elena Sanchez-Pardo Poster 
Ran Yang Poster

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Save the Date for our IMPI 56 Symposium to be held June 14-16, 2022 at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia, USA. IMPI 56 Sponsors include:

Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsors: Microwave Techniques, LLC & Crescend Technologies
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

Stay tuned for more info!

2-Part Spring 2021 Webinar Series

Apr 29th, 2021

Where Are They Now? Food Industry Opportunities in Microwave Processing
Instructor: Bob Schiffmann, R.F. Schiffmann Associates Inc, Expert Witness, & President of IMPI
March 30th @ 11 AM ET

Control of bacterial and viral pathogens in pre-packaged meals using microwaves: our experiences and future vision
Instructor: Dr. Juming Tang, Regents’ Professor, Distinguished Chair of Food Engineering, Washington State University  & Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering
April 29th @ 11 AM ET

FREE for all IMPI Members; $99 each for non-members or both webinars for $159.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 

Webinar: Solid State Generator Technologies as well as Relevant Plasma-based Applications

Apr 8th, 2021

April 8, 2021 from 10:00am-11:30am EDT
Instructors: Mohammad Kamarehi, Francesco Braghiroli, Maurizio Nerbano & Francesco Garuti, MKS Instruments

Course Outline

Cost: $49 IMPI Members; $99 for Non-Members (all proceeds from this webinar are retained by the Solid State RF Energy Section)

REGISTER HERE! 

IMPI Board Meeting

Feb 18th, 2021

5pm EST

IMPI 55 Abstracts Due

Feb 15th, 2021

Extended deadline to submit IMPI 55 abstracts to info@impi.org

IMPI Board Meeting

Dec 17th, 2020

Webinar: The “Push Button, Cook Food” Solid State Experience

Dec 10th, 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020
10:00am-12:00pm EST

Instructors:
John Mastela, Elite RF
Dr. Klaus Werner, pinkRF
Steven Drucker, Droaster Laboratories, LLC   

Solid state ovens will deliver the holy grail of Consumer Packaged Goods (“CPG”) Push Button Get Food preparation:

  1. Solid state RF technology for cooking in microwave ovens; and
  2. Tagging language: an open source, universal, and scalable “computer” language to describe consumer packaged goods.

Both technologies are critical ingredients required to prepare CPG food safely, repeatedly and with high quality and appeal. Dr. Werner and Mr. Mastela will describe how semiconductor-based microwave generators enable control and excellent repeatability of the cooking process.

Mr. Drucker will explain, how a formal language with clear “words” will be able to describe CPG’s (or else) in order to the “tell” the microwave cooking appliance what was put inside to prepare. A capable oven will then be able to process the information provided and turn the CPG into a delicious meal.

The presenters will discuss the potentiality and limits of the approach. There will be ample time for questions and discussions with the audience.

Register Today

$99 IMPI Members; $149 Non-Members

Fall Seminar “The New Normal: Navigating the Microwavable Food Industry”

Oct 20th, 2020 - Oct 22nd, 2020

IMPI’s Fall Seminar, “The New Normal: Navigating the Microwavable Food Industry” will be held virtually October 20-22, 2020. This Seminar will focus on topics such as: consumer behavior & trends, microwavable food product development, alternative proteins, clean labeling, new applications, innovations, technologies in the food industry, regulatory considerations as well as advancements in Solid-State and the Smart Kitchen.

The Fall Seminar will take place over three days with sessions running from approximately 10am-1pm EST daily. Recordings will be made available to all registrants unable to attend in real-time.

Registration: IS OPEN!
IMPI offers both full and one-day registrations for professional, students, and groups/companies. *Group/Company registration is open to IMPI members only ($450 for unlimited company-wide access to the Fall Seminar). If you purchase the Group/Company registration, the IMPI Office will reach out to the purchaser directly to obtain the list of registrants for your company.

Confirmed Speakers:

Mr. Khalid M. Aboujassoum, Founder & CEO, Else Labs, maker of Oliver
Dr. Melanie Abley, Deputy Director, Risk Management and Innovations Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
Mr. Jordan Bar Am, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
Ms. Lynn Dornblaser, Director of Innovation & Insight, Mintel
Mr. David Kusuma, Vice President of Research and Product Innovation, Tupperware Corporation
Mr. Julian Mellentin, Founder, NewNutrition Business
Ms. Trupti Palav, Principal Scientist, Food & Beverage Solutions, Tate & Lyle PLC
Mr. James Sanduski, President, Sharp Home Electronics Company of America
Mr. Frank Sarracino, Technical Service Manager, Food & Beverage Solutions, Global Accounts – EMEA, Tate & Lyle PLC
Ms. Barb Stuckey, President & Chief Innovation Officer, Mattson
Dr. Klaus Werner, Chairman, IMPI Solid State RF Energy Section and pinkRF
Mr. Michael Wolf, Creator, Smart Kitchen Summit and Publisher, The Spoon
Mr. Robb Ziegler, President / Creative Director, Brandimation

IMPI Board Meeting

Oct 15th, 2020

Fall 2020 Webinar Series

Oct 8th, 2020 - Oct 15th, 2020

“Intellectual Property Basics and Best Practices for Innovators”
Thursday, Oct 8th 11AM-12PM EST
Presenters: Sara Fish – Associate – Fish & Richardson P.C
Karan Jhurani – Associate – Fish & Richardson P.C.

“Best Practices in Developing Safety Warnings and Labels”
Thursday, Oct 15, 11AM-12PM EST.
Dr. Gerald M. Goldhaber – President & CEO – Goldhaber Research Associates LLC

Webinars are FREE OF CHARGE for all IMPI Members; Non-members: $99 for one webinar; $159 for both.

REGISTER TODAY!

About the Presenters

Sara Fish is a Litigation associate​ in the Atlanta office of Fish & Richardson. Her practice focuses on patent litigation, including actions filed in various federal district courts, including experience in the Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of California, and the District of Delaware. Ms. Fish has also worked on patent matters before the International Trade Commission and assisted with patent post-grant matters, such as inter partes reviews. She also has experience assisting clients, often her pro-bono clients, before superior and state courts. Ms. Fish assists clients with all aspects of patent litigation ranging from complaint filing or answering through discovery, claim construction, infringement and invalidity contentions, expert discovery, and trial. Recently, Ms. Fish was the primary associate on a successful trial team defending her client from patent infringement allegations in the first patent trial in the Middle District of Georgia in the last 15 years. Ms. Fish’s previous litigations have involved various technologies, consumer products, software, cable television and network hardware, medical devices, and fastener technologies. Ms. Fish’s experience includes drafting motions, taking and defending depositions, arguing motions hearings, preparing witnesses for trial, and managing daily litigation tasks.

Karan Jhurani is an Associate in Fish & Richardson’s Atlanta Office. His practice emphasizes complex patent litigation, patent prosecution and counseling, and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Karan’s litigation practice focuses on representing clients in actions filed in federal district courts across the country and at the International Trade Commission. He has substantial experience in all major aspects of litigation, including pre-suit diligence, managing discovery, deposing fact and expert witnesses, conducting cross-examination of witnesses at trial, and pre-trial and post-trial briefing. In his litigation practice, Karan has experience working with various technologies, such as microlithography and optics, portable device power management, object-relational mapping technology, microprocessor design and operation, digital image processing technology, cellular communication standards, audio and video decoding technologies, and consumer electronics (e.g., televisions, mobile phones, tablets).

Karan also has significant experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, with many of these applications being directed to technologies that utilize Internet of Things (IoT), software-as-a-service (SAAS), financial technologies, machine learning, artificial intelligence, big data, business intelligence and advanced analytics, relational databases, e-Commerce solutions, mobile security, mobile applications, manufacturing plant operational management, and many more. In addition, Karan has assisted clients with IP portfolio assessment and IP due diligence (offensive and defensive).

Dr. Gerald M. Goldhaber is the nation’s leading safety warnings, communications expert for over the past 39 years. He has designed warning for dozens of consumer and industrial products including Playtex Tampons, Otis Elevators, Rheem Water Heaters and many more. He is the author of 10 books, which his 11th book will be published in 2018. Dr. Goldhaber has been the subject of dozens of interviews by leading networks and newspapers/magazines (Fortune, Forbes, Time, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, etc.) He is the publish of the monthly Goldhaber Warnings Report which is now in its 8th year reaching over 10,000 lawyers nationally. He is also the instructor of the official digital course of warnings and safety communications for the National Association of Continuing Legal Education (NACLE). Dr. Goldhaber has testified and/or consulted for lawyers representing corporations or injured parties in over 1,000 lawsuits since 1978 and is currently CNN’s and CNN.com chief commentator/analyst for issues dealing with warnings and/or safety communications.

IMPI Board Meeting

Aug 20th, 2020

The 54th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium)

Jun 19th, 2020 - Jun 23rd, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium: June 15-17, 2020
Solid State Cooking Virtual Workshop: June 18, 2020

WHO IS ATTENDING? IMPI 54 Attendee List

REGISTRATION: Is open! Your registration fee includes: access to the live Virtual Symposium as well as instructions on how to view recordings of each session and an electronic copy of the conference Proceedings.

Members: $100 per day or $150 for three days;  Student Members: $50 per day or $75 for 3 days; Non-Members: $150 per day or $250 for three days; Student Non-Members: $75 for one day or $100 for 3 days. Virtual Exhibitors: $150 per exhibitor includes one full registration (open to Corporate Members only). The Solid State Cooking Workshop may be added to your registration for $150 for Members/$250 for Non-Members. REGISTER TODAY! 

ATTENDEE INFORMATION

All attendees received a link with log in details on Friday, June 12th; if you need this resent, please email: molly.poisant@impi.org. Please review these Procedures for Speakers and Attendees in advance of the Symposium. Attire is business casual. Instructions on how to access the recordings will be emailed to you shortly.

STUDENT POSTERS

Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE) of Anthocyanins from Different Genotypes of Purple-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes
T. Bhatia, North Carolina State University

Impact of Microwave Heating on Starch Properties and Texture in Sandwich Bread
Roua BouOrm, ONIRIS,UMR GEPEA CNRS

Development and Validation of Analytical Charts for Microwave Heating of Selected Packaged Food Products
Y. Gezahegn, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Pasteurization and High Pressure Processing as Pasteurization Methods for Green Beans
Summeye Inanoglu, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave and Hot Water Pasteurization of Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Zhi Qu, Washington State University

STUDENT COMPETITION

There are 9 students participating in this year’s Student Competition. Awards will be given for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation; winners will receive a certificate, cash award and one year membership to IMPI. Dr. Candice Ellison serves as the Chairman of the Student Competition.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: IMPI 54 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM & IMPI 55 (SAVANNAH, GEORGIA)

We, at IMPI, hope that you and your families are staying safe. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic the IMPI 54 Symposium will not take place in Savannah this June. Instead, we will hold the IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium, via an on line platform, from June 15-17, 2020. Next year, the IMPI 55 Symposium will be held at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia from June 28-30, 2021. Thank you for your support and stay safe!  (Updated: April 10, 2020)

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SAVE THE DATE: IMPI 55 SYMPOSIUM
June 28-30, 2021
The DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, USA

SPONSORS FOR IMPI 55

Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsors: Ferrite Microwave Technologies & Crescend Technologies
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

 

The 54th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium)

Jun 18th, 2020 - Jun 22nd, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium: June 15-17, 2020
Solid State Cooking Virtual Workshop: June 18, 2020

WHO IS ATTENDING? IMPI 54 Attendee List

REGISTRATION: Is open! Your registration fee includes: access to the live Virtual Symposium as well as instructions on how to view recordings of each session and an electronic copy of the conference Proceedings.

Members: $100 per day or $150 for three days;  Student Members: $50 per day or $75 for 3 days; Non-Members: $150 per day or $250 for three days; Student Non-Members: $75 for one day or $100 for 3 days. Virtual Exhibitors: $150 per exhibitor includes one full registration (open to Corporate Members only). The Solid State Cooking Workshop may be added to your registration for $150 for Members/$250 for Non-Members. REGISTER TODAY! 

ATTENDEE INFORMATION

All attendees received a link with log in details on Friday, June 12th; if you need this resent, please email: molly.poisant@impi.org. Please review these Procedures for Speakers and Attendees in advance of the Symposium. Attire is business casual. Instructions on how to access the recordings will be emailed to you shortly.

STUDENT POSTERS

Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE) of Anthocyanins from Different Genotypes of Purple-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes
T. Bhatia, North Carolina State University

Impact of Microwave Heating on Starch Properties and Texture in Sandwich Bread
Roua BouOrm, ONIRIS,UMR GEPEA CNRS

Development and Validation of Analytical Charts for Microwave Heating of Selected Packaged Food Products
Y. Gezahegn, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Pasteurization and High Pressure Processing as Pasteurization Methods for Green Beans
Summeye Inanoglu, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave and Hot Water Pasteurization of Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Zhi Qu, Washington State University

STUDENT COMPETITION

There are 9 students participating in this year’s Student Competition. Awards will be given for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation; winners will receive a certificate, cash award and one year membership to IMPI. Dr. Candice Ellison serves as the Chairman of the Student Competition.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: IMPI 54 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM & IMPI 55 (SAVANNAH, GEORGIA)

We, at IMPI, hope that you and your families are staying safe. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic the IMPI 54 Symposium will not take place in Savannah this June. Instead, we will hold the IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium, via an on line platform, from June 15-17, 2020. Next year, the IMPI 55 Symposium will be held at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia from June 28-30, 2021. Thank you for your support and stay safe!  (Updated: April 10, 2020)

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SAVE THE DATE: IMPI 55 SYMPOSIUM
June 28-30, 2021
The DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, USA

SPONSORS FOR IMPI 55

Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsors: Ferrite Microwave Technologies & Crescend Technologies
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

 

Solid State RF Energy Section Meeting

Jun 18th, 2020

Additional details forthcoming.

The 54th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium)

Jun 17th, 2020 - Jun 21st, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium: June 15-17, 2020
Solid State Cooking Virtual Workshop: June 18, 2020

WHO IS ATTENDING? IMPI 54 Attendee List

REGISTRATION: Is open! Your registration fee includes: access to the live Virtual Symposium as well as instructions on how to view recordings of each session and an electronic copy of the conference Proceedings.

Members: $100 per day or $150 for three days;  Student Members: $50 per day or $75 for 3 days; Non-Members: $150 per day or $250 for three days; Student Non-Members: $75 for one day or $100 for 3 days. Virtual Exhibitors: $150 per exhibitor includes one full registration (open to Corporate Members only). The Solid State Cooking Workshop may be added to your registration for $150 for Members/$250 for Non-Members. REGISTER TODAY! 

ATTENDEE INFORMATION

All attendees received a link with log in details on Friday, June 12th; if you need this resent, please email: molly.poisant@impi.org. Please review these Procedures for Speakers and Attendees in advance of the Symposium. Attire is business casual. Instructions on how to access the recordings will be emailed to you shortly.

STUDENT POSTERS

Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE) of Anthocyanins from Different Genotypes of Purple-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes
T. Bhatia, North Carolina State University

Impact of Microwave Heating on Starch Properties and Texture in Sandwich Bread
Roua BouOrm, ONIRIS,UMR GEPEA CNRS

Development and Validation of Analytical Charts for Microwave Heating of Selected Packaged Food Products
Y. Gezahegn, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Pasteurization and High Pressure Processing as Pasteurization Methods for Green Beans
Summeye Inanoglu, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave and Hot Water Pasteurization of Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Zhi Qu, Washington State University

STUDENT COMPETITION

There are 9 students participating in this year’s Student Competition. Awards will be given for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation; winners will receive a certificate, cash award and one year membership to IMPI. Dr. Candice Ellison serves as the Chairman of the Student Competition.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: IMPI 54 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM & IMPI 55 (SAVANNAH, GEORGIA)

We, at IMPI, hope that you and your families are staying safe. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic the IMPI 54 Symposium will not take place in Savannah this June. Instead, we will hold the IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium, via an on line platform, from June 15-17, 2020. Next year, the IMPI 55 Symposium will be held at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia from June 28-30, 2021. Thank you for your support and stay safe!  (Updated: April 10, 2020)

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SAVE THE DATE: IMPI 55 SYMPOSIUM
June 28-30, 2021
The DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, USA

SPONSORS FOR IMPI 55

Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsors: Ferrite Microwave Technologies & Crescend Technologies
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

 

The 54th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium)

Jun 16th, 2020 - Jun 20th, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium: June 15-17, 2020
Solid State Cooking Virtual Workshop: June 18, 2020

WHO IS ATTENDING? IMPI 54 Attendee List

REGISTRATION: Is open! Your registration fee includes: access to the live Virtual Symposium as well as instructions on how to view recordings of each session and an electronic copy of the conference Proceedings.

Members: $100 per day or $150 for three days;  Student Members: $50 per day or $75 for 3 days; Non-Members: $150 per day or $250 for three days; Student Non-Members: $75 for one day or $100 for 3 days. Virtual Exhibitors: $150 per exhibitor includes one full registration (open to Corporate Members only). The Solid State Cooking Workshop may be added to your registration for $150 for Members/$250 for Non-Members. REGISTER TODAY! 

ATTENDEE INFORMATION

All attendees received a link with log in details on Friday, June 12th; if you need this resent, please email: molly.poisant@impi.org. Please review these Procedures for Speakers and Attendees in advance of the Symposium. Attire is business casual. Instructions on how to access the recordings will be emailed to you shortly.

STUDENT POSTERS

Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE) of Anthocyanins from Different Genotypes of Purple-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes
T. Bhatia, North Carolina State University

Impact of Microwave Heating on Starch Properties and Texture in Sandwich Bread
Roua BouOrm, ONIRIS,UMR GEPEA CNRS

Development and Validation of Analytical Charts for Microwave Heating of Selected Packaged Food Products
Y. Gezahegn, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Pasteurization and High Pressure Processing as Pasteurization Methods for Green Beans
Summeye Inanoglu, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave and Hot Water Pasteurization of Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Zhi Qu, Washington State University

STUDENT COMPETITION

There are 9 students participating in this year’s Student Competition. Awards will be given for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation; winners will receive a certificate, cash award and one year membership to IMPI. Dr. Candice Ellison serves as the Chairman of the Student Competition.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: IMPI 54 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM & IMPI 55 (SAVANNAH, GEORGIA)

We, at IMPI, hope that you and your families are staying safe. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic the IMPI 54 Symposium will not take place in Savannah this June. Instead, we will hold the IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium, via an on line platform, from June 15-17, 2020. Next year, the IMPI 55 Symposium will be held at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia from June 28-30, 2021. Thank you for your support and stay safe!  (Updated: April 10, 2020)

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SAVE THE DATE: IMPI 55 SYMPOSIUM
June 28-30, 2021
The DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, USA

SPONSORS FOR IMPI 55

Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsors: Ferrite Microwave Technologies & Crescend Technologies
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

 

The 54th Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium)

Jun 15th, 2020 - Jun 19th, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium: June 15-17, 2020
Solid State Cooking Virtual Workshop: June 18, 2020

WHO IS ATTENDING? IMPI 54 Attendee List

REGISTRATION: Is open! Your registration fee includes: access to the live Virtual Symposium as well as instructions on how to view recordings of each session and an electronic copy of the conference Proceedings.

Members: $100 per day or $150 for three days;  Student Members: $50 per day or $75 for 3 days; Non-Members: $150 per day or $250 for three days; Student Non-Members: $75 for one day or $100 for 3 days. Virtual Exhibitors: $150 per exhibitor includes one full registration (open to Corporate Members only). The Solid State Cooking Workshop may be added to your registration for $150 for Members/$250 for Non-Members. REGISTER TODAY! 

ATTENDEE INFORMATION

All attendees received a link with log in details on Friday, June 12th; if you need this resent, please email: molly.poisant@impi.org. Please review these Procedures for Speakers and Attendees in advance of the Symposium. Attire is business casual. Instructions on how to access the recordings will be emailed to you shortly.

STUDENT POSTERS

Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE) of Anthocyanins from Different Genotypes of Purple-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes
T. Bhatia, North Carolina State University

Impact of Microwave Heating on Starch Properties and Texture in Sandwich Bread
Roua BouOrm, ONIRIS,UMR GEPEA CNRS

Development and Validation of Analytical Charts for Microwave Heating of Selected Packaged Food Products
Y. Gezahegn, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave-Assisted Thermal Pasteurization and High Pressure Processing as Pasteurization Methods for Green Beans
Summeye Inanoglu, Washington State University

Comparison of Microwave and Hot Water Pasteurization of Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
Zhi Qu, Washington State University

STUDENT COMPETITION

There are 9 students participating in this year’s Student Competition. Awards will be given for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation; winners will receive a certificate, cash award and one year membership to IMPI. Dr. Candice Ellison serves as the Chairman of the Student Competition.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: IMPI 54 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM & IMPI 55 (SAVANNAH, GEORGIA)

We, at IMPI, hope that you and your families are staying safe. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic the IMPI 54 Symposium will not take place in Savannah this June. Instead, we will hold the IMPI 54 Virtual Symposium, via an on line platform, from June 15-17, 2020. Next year, the IMPI 55 Symposium will be held at the DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia from June 28-30, 2021. Thank you for your support and stay safe!  (Updated: April 10, 2020)

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SAVE THE DATE: IMPI 55 SYMPOSIUM
June 28-30, 2021
The DeSoto Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, USA

SPONSORS FOR IMPI 55

Platinum Sponsor: Muegge GmbH
Silver Sponsors: Ferrite Microwave Technologies & Crescend Technologies
VIP Reception Sponsor: Leanfa srl
Group Dinner Sponsor: Odyssey Technical Solutions

 

IMPI Board Meeting

Jun 14th, 2020

Spring Webinar Series – Consumer Microwave Cooking: Nutrition, Quality, and Safety (Part III)

Apr 28th, 2020

“Microwaves and Nutrition: Perceptions, Reality, Practicality”

IMPI Board Meeting

Apr 16th, 2020

Total Food 2020 – University of Nottingham (UK)

Apr 15th, 2020 - Apr 17th, 2020

IMPI Board Meeting

Feb 20th, 2020

Spring Webinar Series – Consumer Microwave Cooking: Nutrition, Quality, and Safety (Part I)

Feb 20th, 2020

It’s all magic! – Healthy eating – getting the best results from your microwave oven
Instructor: Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson, Chairman, MTA-UK
Facts: More nutrients are retained in foods cooked in a microwave oven, more energy is saved – due to the quick cooking time, AND if food is cooked properly the quality cannot be surpassed! So watch and learn!

RF Energy Training Session

Nov 27th, 2019

In close cooperation with Techwatch, IMPI offers a beginner and advanced pre-conference training course on Wednesday 27 November. This training is open to both Benelux RF Conference attendees and non-attendees interested in gaining additional hands-on knowledge about high power, RF energy systems and components. Topics will cover RF basics and safety up to instrumentation, relevant semiconductor technologies, a deep dive into amplifiers and system aspects. See below for more details. These courses will be presented by the RF Energy section of IMPI and take place at the Novio Tech Campus Nijmegen.

IMPI Webinar: A Technical Overview of Applicators for Microwave Heating

Nov 19th, 2019

The term “applicator” in the context of microwave heating applies to a device used to expose microwave energy to a material to be heated in a controlled manner. Microwave applicators, also referred to as chambers or cavities, can have any of several different configurations of varying shape and size as best suited for a particular purpose. This webinar covers the basic applicator types, technical characteristics that distinguish them and their variations from others, and practical considerations for their selection for common heating processes.

IMPI’s Fall 2019 Seminar

Nov 6th, 2019 - Nov 8th, 2019

The Fall Seminar Schedule of Events is available above. The Fall Seminar will begin with a Short Course on the Fundamentals of Microwave Heating (optional; additional fee applies) from 8:00am-12:30pm on Wednesday, November 6th, instructed by Mr. Bob Schiffmann. The Fall Seminar will kick off with a Networking Luncheon at 12:30pm, followed by speakers, a tour and a Welcome Reception that day. The Seminar will run the whole day Thursday, November 7th and conclude by 1pm on Friday, November 8th.

REGISTRATION

Is open! IMPI Members: $745; Non-members $845; TurboChef Employees: $400; Student Members: $200. Registration fee includes: All Sessions, transportation to TurboChef from host hotel, networking lunches Wednesday/Thursday/Friday; continental breakfast and coffee breaks on Thursday/Friday; Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening; tour of TurboChef; PDF copies of all presentations post event.

HOTEL ROOMS

The Hilton Garden Inn – Lewisville is the host hotel for the Fall Seminar. The hotel is 13 miles from the Dallas Forth Worth (DFW) International Airport.

REFUND POLICY

Substitutions welcome at any time. Refund of 50% if attendee emails info@impi.org by September 20th.

IMPI Fall 2019 Seminar Registrants

 

 

Solid State RF Energy Section Meeting

Nov 5th, 2019

IMPI’s newly formed Solid State RF Energy Section will meet the day prior to the Fall Seminar. This meeting is open to any IMPI member who is interested in the potential and/or the technology of the solid state technology.  Section members are encouraged to put forth time into collaborating on different topics targeted at promoting and developing Solid State RF Energy topics.

At TurboChef HQ in Carrollton, Texas.

IMPI Webinar: Impedance Matching in High-Power Microwave Applications

Oct 24th, 2019

Impedance matching is a technique for maximizing the power delivered from a microwave generator to a load – an object of interest to be processed by the microwaves.

The webinar will introduce the concept of impedance matching, provide the elementary theory behind it, and illustrate its importance in high-power microwave engineering. We will discuss the specifics of impedance matching in high-power industrial applications in contrast to techniques typically employed in communications. We will examine basic circuit elements and components suitable for high-power impedance matching. The main attention of the webinar will be devoted to automatic impedance matching of time-varying loads under difficult signal conditions, a very common scenario in magnetron-powered industrial plants. 

Smart Kitchen Summit

Oct 7th, 2019 - Oct 8th, 2019

IMPI is proud to be an Event Partner for the Smart Kitchen Summit, October 7-8, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Use discount code “IMPI” to get 25% off tickets now!

AMPERE

Sep 9th, 2019 - Sep 12th, 2019

AMPERE 2019 is the largest event in Europe dedicated to scientific and industrial applications of microwave and radiofrequency power systems.
More details here.

The 53rd Annual Microwave Power Symposium (IMPI 53)

Jun 18th, 2019 - Jun 20th, 2019

Who Attended IMPI 53? See the IMPI 53 Registrants List 6/6/2019 here!

THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSOR: Muegge GmbH
SILVER SPONSORS: Ampleon & PrecisePower
BRONZE SPONSOR: Ferrite Microwave Technologies
GROUP DINNER SPONSOR: 3D RF Energy Corp
PROCEEDINGS SPONSOR: Shanghai Ocean University

REFUND POLICY: Refund of 50% if cancellation is made prior to May 1, 2019. After that time, no refunds can be made, however, substitutions can be made at any time.

Fall 2018 Short Course: Fundamentals, Features and the Future of the Microwavable Food Marketplace

Oct 24th, 2018 - Oct 26th, 2018

WHO IS COMING? Fall Short Course Registrations 10 16 2018

REGISTRATION: Registration fee includes: All sessions, Welcome Reception the evening of October 24th in downtown Philly; transportation via shuttle from the host hotel (Penns View Hotel in downtown Philadelphia to Campbell’s HQ in Camden, NJ); continental breakfasts, networking luncheons and all coffee breaks on October 25th and 26th. Attendees may choose to add on: Microwave 101: the Fundamentals of Microwave Heating Short Course for $200 (afternoon of Wednesday, October 24th at Campbells) and/or  the Group Dinner for $50 (Thursday evening in downtown Philly).
Registration fee – Members: $745
Non-member registration fee: $845

VENUE: The course itself will take place at the Campbell Soup World Headquarters, located at One Campbell Place, Camden, New Jersey, 08103. The Welcome Reception and hotel room block will be at the Penn’s View Hotel downtown Philadelphia, just across the river from Campbell’s. To book your hotel at the  call the hotel at (215) 922-7600 and identify yourself as members of the IMPI Group (group code: 128758). Rooms are $169 plus tax per night.  Complimentary shuttle service will be available to short course attendees to and from Campbell’s HQ and the host hotel.