Panelists & Speakers

Grant Covic

Grant Covic

Professional Title: Professor

Organization: University of Auckland

Sessions: Committee Member


Grant, a full professor at The University of Auckland, began working on inductive power transfer in the mid 90’s, and by early 2000’s was jointly leading a team focused on AGV and EV charging solutions. He has published more than 150 international refereed papers in this field, worked with over 30 PhDs and filed over 40 patents, all of which are licensed to various global companies in specialized application fields. Together with John Boys he co-founded HaloIPT and was awarded the NZ Prime Minister’s Science Prize, amongst others for successful scientific and commercialization of this research. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a fellow of both Engineering New Zealand, and the Royal Society of New Zealand. Presently he heads inductive power research at the UoA and co-leads the interoperability sub-team within the SAE J2954 wireless charging standard for EVs.