Chryssoula (Sissy) Kyriazidou Joins Energous Corporation as Vice President of Engineering Overseeing the Antennas and Electromagnetics Divisions

Leader in Over-the-Air, Wire-Free Charging Hires Sissy Kyriazidou to Further Energous' Leadership in the Hardware Space

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/31/17 -- Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUp®, a revolutionary wire-free charging technology that provides over-the-air power at a distance, today announced the appointment of Dr. Chryssoula (Sissy) Kyriazidou as Vice President of Engineering, Antennas and Electromagnetics Division.

"Sissy joins Energous with extensive knowledge and a highly successful background in hardware engineering," said Stephen R. Rizzone, president and CEO of Energous. "We're pleased to leverage her 20+ years of experience as she applies her innovation-first approach to key engineering initiatives for Energous."

Prior to joining Energous, Kyriazidou worked in Broadcom's Mobility Group where she oversaw antennas, antenna arrays and systems. She also focused on highly constrained form-factors on CMOS technologies for the underlying modules and on very thin chip packages for the antenna and array technologies. Additional career highlights include assignments at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, UCLA and KimaLink. Kyriazidou is a dual Ph.D., receiving her first degree from the University of Michigan in Physics where M.J.G. Veltman, a Nobel Prize Winner for Physics was her advisor. She holds an additional Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.

"I'm honored to join the Energous team to work on such an innovative technology," said Sissy Kyriazidou, Vice President of Engineering, Antennas and Electromagnetics Division. "I'm looking forward to lending my expertise to further Energous' vision as we develop the industry's best solutions for wire-free charging."

About Energous Corporation

Energous Corporation is the developer of WattUp® -- an award-winning, wire-free charging technology that will transform the way consumers and industries charge and power electronic devices at home, in the office, in the car and beyond. WattUp is a revolutionary radio frequency (RF) based charging solution that delivers intelligent, scalable power via radio bands, similar to a Wi-Fi router. WattUp differs from older wireless charging systems in that it delivers contained power, at a distance, to multiple devices -- thus resulting in a wire-free experience that saves users from having to remember to plug in their devices. For more information, please visit, or follow Energous on Twitter and Facebook.

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