Advisory Board

Co-Chair: Alex Gu

  • SVP
  • Biography

Dr. Yuandong (Alex) Gu is currently a Senior Vice President of the Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute (SITRI), with overall responsibility for the Institute’s Technology and Products. Before SITRI, Dr. Gu was the Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), Singapore, overseeing strategic R&D programs including Advanced Optics, Sensor Actuators and Microsystems, and Miniaturized Medical Devices. His work bridges sensor design, micro fabrication, sensor/ASIC integration, and WLP/CSWLP/SIP packaging; notably in piezoelectric AlN acoustic sensors, 4G/5G RF MEMS filter, and monolithic ultrasound sensor/ASIC integration. Dr. Gu was the Project Manager of one of DARPA featured projects in 2013; the recipient of the 2014 Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award by Institution of Engineers Singapore; and the recipient of 2016 TALENT award by A-STAR. Dr. Gu is the author/coauthor of 50 peer reviewed journal papers; 90 top conference proceedings; and 20 granted patents. Dr. Gu received his M.E.E (2001) in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Pharmaceutics (2003), both from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Dr. Gu served as the SEMI–SEA MEMS Session Chair for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016.

  • Company Profile


Founded in 2013, SITRI is a new kind of international innovation center, focused on globally accelerating the innovation and commercialization of “More than Moore” (MtM) technologies. We provide pivotal services especially for startups to speed up the time from concept to commercialization. We help to cut down the cost and we are the bridge from your lab to volume production. SITRI has expertise drawn from across the industry in key technology areas, resources, and industry related services with a global network of SITRI offices and talent. This is augmented by SITRI’s extensive partnerships and industry associations across the university, research, supply chain, and OEM sectors, and acts as the hub for efficient global development of the IoT and MtM markets.