Micheal Austin

Vice President ,
BYD America


Micheal Austin is vice president at BYD America and a founding board member of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative. He received his degree in design engineering as well as a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University. He worked for Motorola for 15 years in functions including ODM director for the Mobile Devices Business and global energy commodity manager. He was selected as Motorola’s Distinguished Innovator (with 22 U.S. patents) in 1999. 

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Nov 16, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 2 4

Part 2 gives step-by-step instructions on how to turn a Black & Decker TO1675B convection countertop oven into a temperature-controlled reflow oven....More
Oct 7, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 1 9

This first part in a series goes through the steps of creating a preliminary design for a small and inexpensive hobbyist/limited-technology-prototype build-and-test capability....More
Sep 16, 2015

What is All This Nanogenerator Stuff, Anyway?

Nanogenerators, which harvest energy from the environment, could be the next big thing in renewable energy....More

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