Boston’s HUBWeek festival kicks off this week, with as many as 40,000 people converging on the city to explore the future, and the Analog Garage will help give them a sense for the role sensors will play.


Pat O’Doherty, the Analog Devices vice president who heads up the Analog Garage, will be moderating a panel this Friday called Around Us. On Us. Within Us. The session will focus on disruptive new sensor technologies, and the impact they might have on our lives. Joining Pat on the panel are:


  • MIT Chemistry Professor Tim Swager, who is Director of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT,
  • John Kymissis, Chief Technology Officer at Chromation, a company that is helping to make spectrometers small and inexpensive. That will pave the way for pocketable devices with a wide range of uses, from hazardous chemical detection for first responders to color paint-matching for contractors, and
  • Mehrnaz Motiee, Ph.D. in Analog Devices’ Advanced Sensor Technology group developing micro electro mechanical sensor systems.


The panel is scheduled for Friday, October 13, at 10:15 am. It will be held at the HUB, 1 City Hall Square in Boston.