Bruno Franciscatto

Hardware Lead

Dr. Franciscatto is Hardware Lead of Drayson Technologies and is responsible for research and development of wireless energy technologies and products, focused mainly on the design of Radio Frequency energy harvesting systems and RF system blocks as well as electromagnetic design.

Bruno obtained his B.E. degree in electronics and telecommunications at the Federal University of Campina Grande (Brazil) in 2010, with distinction and honoured with an excellence academic award. During his B.E. degree, in 2008, he received a grant (CAPES- BRAFITEC) to pursue a year of international academic exchange at ESISAR (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Systèmes Avancés et Réseaux) in France, where he specialised in ESE (Embedded Electronics Systems).

In 2010, Bruno obtained his M.Sc. degree in optics and radiofrequency from the University of Grenoble (France). From 2011 to 2014, Bruno prepared his PhD in optics and radiofrequency at Grenoble University (France) in a partnership between IMEP-LAHC laboratory and Multitoll Solutions. During his PhD, Bruno started to study the Wireless Energy Harvesting/Transfer. He succeeded in creating Wireless Energy Harvesters that were capable of recovering the RF energy to supply low-power devices. The results improved the state-of-the-art on Wireless Energy Harvesting and lead to high-level publications, one of them being awarded as the best student paper in the SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference (IMOC) 2013.

Bruno is passionate about technology innovation, looking for new challenges and being up to date with state-of-the-art technology, especially regarding wireless charging systems. Based on these motivations, in October 2014 he joined Drayson Technologies with the confidence that a great team can make the difference bringing to market a new technology.

Dr. Bruno Franciscatto lives in London with his wife Dr. Diana Stefan.