A Trillion Sensors for Improving the Human Experience
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Masayuki Abe

Masayuki Abe joined Asahi Kasei Corporation in 1995 after graduating from Kyushu University. He has been working on production technology of polyer processing. His expert areas are extruding, coating, nanoimprinting, and printing.

From 2011 to 2013, he joined JAPERA (Japan Advanced Printed Electronics Technology Research Association) as researcher, then now he works as technical committee member.

His main research in Asahi Kasei is to realize printed electronics products by using super high resolution mold technology which resolution is under 1 micron.

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Shekhar Bhansali

Shekhar Bhansali, PhD is Alcatel

Lucent Professor and Chair, of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Florida International University. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, his masters in Aircraft Production Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, and his bachelor’s (Honors) in Metallurgical Engineering from the Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India. Prof. Bhansali’s research focuses on integrating concepts of physics, chemistry with materials and processes across scales to create new sensors and actuators. His research is enabling new class of reusable biosensors and microfluidic devices for personalized diagnostics and therapeutics. A NSF CAREER awardee, Prof. Bhansali has been awarded 23 patents and published over 200 papers. A FIU Top Scholar, he is also the recipient of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Outstanding Mentor Award, FEF Outstanding Mentor Award and USF Outstanding Researcher Award. He is co-editor of the book MEMS for biomedical Applications

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Sywert H. Brongersma

Dr.Ir. Sywert H. Brongersma obtained his Ph.D. at the Free University of Amsterdam. After a postdoc he joined IMEC's Advanced Silicon Processing division in 1998. As principal scientist he was active in both the Cu/Low-k integration and the Nano-technology affiliation programs. In November 2006, he transferred to Eindhoven, where he is now a senior principal scientist in the program for Intuitive IoT (I2oT).

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TSensors Initiative: a Bridge between Abundance, IoT and mHealth.

Dr. Janusz Bryzek, Chair of TSensors Summit, CEO of eXo Systems, Inc., CEO of JB MEMS, Inc.

In 2012 Bestselling Author Peter Diamandis, founder of XPrize Foundation, Singularity University and on the list of Fortune’s Top 50 World Leaders, co-wrote the book, “Abundance – The Future is Better than You Think.” In this book, Diamandis introduced the concept of “Abundance,” a utopian vision of our world with no hunger, universal medical, clean air and water, and access to sufficient green energy.

Remarkably, Abundance is expected to come around 2035-2040, enabled mainly by eight exponential technologies producing goods and services on Earth faster than the global demand. One of those technologies is sensors.

Visionary Speaker Dr. Janusz Bryzek will explore how the massive proliferation of sensors and sensor networks – as well as other enabling technologies/technology trends, new organizational structures, and new jobs will expedite the realization of a trillion sensors (TSensors) by 2030, opening great opportunities and the potential to help realize Diamandis’s vision of Abundance.

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Don Fisher

Don Fisher is the Osceola County Manager, serving since 2010. Osceola’s budget is over $1 Billion with 1,425 employees. Prior to this he served as the County’s Growth Management Administrator. Don has over twenty-nine years of local government experience in the State of Florida. Before coming to Osceola County, Don worked for Seminole County Government for over twenty years, serving in several capacities including Deputy County Manager and Planning Development Director. In 1998 Don graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. In 2003 he earned Seminole County’s “Good Government Award” and in 2011 he earned St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce’s “Good Government Award”.

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Roger Grace

Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates, a Naples Florida –based, high technology marketing consultancy which he founded in 1982. He is a co-founder and Past President of the Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF). His background includes over 45 years in the electronics industry including 13 years in electronic component design as a microwave and antenna engineer. Other areas of experience include: applications engineering, manufacturing engineering, project management; product marketing; and technology consulting. Mr. Grace has specialized in sensors for over 30 years with a focus on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology and is widely acknowledged as a pioneer in the commercialization of MEMS. He has authored over 70 technical papers; organized, chaired, and spoken at numerous international professional technical conferences. Mr. Grace is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership. He serves on the advisory board of Northeastern University's School of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, Nanomanufacturing Research Institute and National Council and is a recipient of the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award for 2004 for Northeastern’s College of Engineering. He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Wireless Integrated Sensors and Systems Center (WIMSS). Mr. Grace has served as visiting lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley from 1988 to 2003. His educational background includes a BSEE and MSEE (as a Raytheon Company fellow) from Northeastern University, and the MBA program at U.C. Berkeley.

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Richard Hecht

Richard Hecht is the Director of Engineering at Sensor Films, Inc, where he directly supports product development, OEM, and technology integration for various market applications. He has over 25 years of experience in sensors, software and Internet of Things implementations for numerous firms (Sensor Films, Smart Structures, Questra). Prior to Sensor Films, Richard worked on the deployment of a distributed structural monitoring system for the transportation industry and has been involved in numerous IoT deployments (from Intelligent Device Management [IDM] to Machine to Machine (M2M) to Internet of Things (IoT)) and was also a founder of Questra, a pioneer in IoT Enterprise Software (now part of PTC). Richard has presented at numerous conferences including Sensors Expo, the IQPC Remote Monitoring Conference, Remote, the Embedded Systems Conference, the MFPA Integrated Office Conference, and at the Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems. Richard is a 25+ year Member of IEEE and is Graduate of Penn State (BSEE, MSCE) and Syracuse University (MBA).

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Doug Hohulin

Doug Hohulin is a Strategy and Business Development Manager at Nokia working to develop next generation 4G and 5G cellular technology. He worked at Motorola as a cellular telecommunication engineer deploying cellular telephone systems around the world. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He volunteered at Mobile Citizen – a 4G nonprofit MVNO service provider - to help "connect the unconnected" and to lower the cost of broadband to nonprofits, educational entities and social welfare agencies. He has a passion for leveraging the power of smartphones, sensors, IoT, and wearables to improve the health and wellness of society. He has spoken to various groups on the Information Age, A.I., and the IoT. He presented a 2 part seminar series on: Personal Healthcare in the Coming Decade Sponsored by the MidAmerica Nazarene University Library, School of Nursing and Health Sciences & Department of Science and Mathematics.

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Ali Javey

Ali Javey is an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he serves as the program leader of Electronic Materials (E-Mat). He is an associate editor of ACS Nano and the Bay Area PV Consortium (BAPVC) and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. Professor Javey's research interests encompass the fields of chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering. His work focuses on the integration of nanoscale electronic materials for various technological applications, including novel nanoelectronics, flexible circuits and sensors, and energy generation and harvesting. For his contributions to the field, he has received a number of awards, including the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (2011); IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award (2010); Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (2010); Mohr Davidow Ventures Innovators Award (2010); National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research (2009); Technology Review TR35 (2009); NSF Early CAREER Award (2008); U.S. Frontiers of Engineering by National Academy of Engineering (2008). Professor Javey received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University in 2005, and served as a Junior Fellow of Harvard Society of Fellows from 2005 to 2006.

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Susumu Kaminaga

Susumu Kaminaga was born in 1946 and studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tokyo. In 1969, he joined Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. (SPP). He lived in Germany and U.K for ten years and was President of the company from 2004 to 2012. In his career with MEMS for 30 years, he was involved in development and commercialization of Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE) technology based on Robert Bosch patented switching process in 1995 at Surface Technology Systems (STS), SPP’s UK subsidiary. The DRIE has enabled MEMS world to expand rapidly in the last decades. He further established SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS) in 2009 to integrate STS and a newly acquired business, now SPTS Technologies with new ownership. He is currently Executive Senior Adviser at SPP Technologies (SPT), a joint venture of SPP and SPTS. He is also involved in MEMS device and wireless sensor network system business.

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Leo T. Kenny

Dr. Leo T. Kenny is a Technology Leader, focusing on sustainability and environmental challenges, based in the SF Bay Area. Previously, as a Senior Materials Technologist, he directed Intel’s Green Chemistry program, and was previously a Senior Leader at Intel’s Technology Development factory, managing an Environmental Process Engineering Group. Dr. Kenny also served as Program Manager for the initial phase of Intel’s San Jose Smart City IoT Project. He has served in a variety of technical leadership roles, including Co-chair of the INEMI sponsored project on Alternative Assessment Methodology Evaluation, and as Chair of the global EHS Work Group, for the Semiconductor Industry’s long range technology roadmap (ITRS). He has been an advisor to the SRC/SEMATECH Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing. Leo earned BS degrees in both Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Chemistry, from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and a PhD in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from Tufts University in Boston.

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Taizo Kinoshita

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Harri Kopola

Professor Harri Kopola is Vice President Research in Knowlegde Intensive Products and Services Business Area at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. He is responsible of research strategy and research portfolio covering digital systems and services, communication systems, microsystems, intelligent sensors, metrology, printed functionalities and health. He received MSc and Doctor degrees in electrical engineering from University of Oulu. In 1989 he was postdoc at University of Ottawa. From 1990 to 1995 he was servicing University of Oulu as chief assistant and professor in electronics. He took 1995 research professor position at VTT, followed by positions head of optoelectronics, research director and current position since January 1st 2014. As special initiative he led VTT spearhead program ‘Center for Printed Intelligence’ from August 2006 to December 2009. He had his expat period 4 months at the University of Tokyo 2012, and 8 months at the University of California Berkeley 2013.

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John Lach

I received the B.S. (1996) degree in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University and the M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Since 2000, I have been a faculty member in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia and have held the rank of Professor and Department Chair since 2012. I am a Senior Member of the IEEE and am a past Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computers and the IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems. My primary research interests are body sensor networks for biomedical and healthcare applications (wireless health), integrated circuit design methodologies, dynamically adaptable and real-time embedded systems, fault and defect tolerance, safety-critical system design and analysis, and general-purpose and application-specific processor design. I have been the PI or co-PI on over 35 grants totaling over $14M (over $5.5M directed to my lab) and have published over 130 refereed papers, including five Best Paper Awards. My research group has won two conference poster competitions and the 2011 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest. I am a founder and Steering Committee member of the Wireless Health Conference Series, a founder and co-director of the UVA Center for Wireless Health, and part of the leadership team for the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST). I won an All-University Teaching Award in 2005.

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Melissa Lunden

Melissa’s research career has focused on the transport and fate of pollutants in the environment. She received her Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology with an emphasis on aerosol formation and structure. As a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, she directed investigations of environmental processes in a wide variety of locations including the Sierra Nevada forests, traffic tunnels, and the Washington, D.C. and Boston subway systems. A specific focus of Melissa’s research efforts has been indoor air quality and underscoring the need for pollutant characterization on the local, personal scale. She is excited to be working with the team at Aclima to bring the vision of ubiquitous environmental monitoring to fruition.

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Hughes Metras

Hughes Metras is VP in charge of Strategic Partnerships in North America for CEA-LETI, a major European R&D lab with 200 and 300 mm facilities in Grenoble France. He is also a visiting staff member at Caltech in the framework of the Alliance for Nanosystems VLSI. Previously, Hughes was VP Marketing and Sales, in charge of business development and strategic planning. He coordinated Leti's sales and marketing teams in the field of semiconductors (advanced CMOS, Heterogenous Integration), imaging and photonics, biomedical technologies as well as telecommunications. Previously he was in charge of the Smart Objects program at Leti where he built industry partnerships in the field of wireless sensor networks, autonomous sensors, data fusion and smart cards. Mr. Metras is based in Pasadena, California.

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Kurt Petersen, PhD

Kurt Petersen received his BS degree cum laude in EE from UC Berkeley in 1970. In 1975, he received a PhD in EE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Petersen established a micromachining research group at IBM from 1975 to 1982, during which he wrote the review paper "Silicon as a Mechanical Material," published in the IEEE Proceedings (May 1982). This paper is still the most frequently referenced work in the field of micromachining and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Since 1982, Dr. Petersen has co-founded six successful companies in MEMS technology, Transensory Devices Inc. in 1982, NovaSensor in 1985 (now owned by GE), Cepheid in 1996 (now a public company on NASDAQ: CPHD), SiTime in 2004 (still private), Profusa in 2008 (still private), and Verreon in 2009 (acquired by Qualcomm). In 2011, Dr. Petersen joined the Band of Angels in Silicon Valley. The Band is an angel investment group which mentors and invests in early stage, high-tech, start-up companies. Today, he spends most of his time helping and mentoring such companies. Dr. Petersen has published over 100 papers, and has been granted over 35 patents in the field of MEMS. In 2001 he was awarded the IEEE Simon Ramo Medal for his contributions to MEMS. Dr. Petersen is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is a Life Fellow of the IEEE in recognition of his contributions to "the commercialization of MEMS technology".

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Shad Roundy

Shad Roundy received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. From there he moved to the Australian National University where he was a senior lecturer for 2 years. He spent the next several years working with startup companies LV Sensors and EcoHarvester developing MEMS pressure sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, and energy harvesting devices. He recently re-entered academia joining the mechanical engineering faculty at the University of Utah in 2012. Dr. Roundy is the recipient of the DoE Integrated Manufacturing Fellowship, the Intel Noyce Fellowship, and was named by MIT’s Technology Review as one of the world’s top 100 young innovators for 2004. His current research interests are in harvesting energy for wireless sensors, particularly from vibrations, acoustics, and human motion, and in MEMS inertial sensing.

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Benjamin Schlatka

Benjamin Schlatka’s passion for growing and leading science based businesses led him to co-found MC10 in 2008, where he is the VP of Corporate Development . His multidisciplinary expertise in both material science and electronics uniquely position him to lead MC10’s partnership activities and growth across its Medical, Consumer, and Government segments. Ben’s career has been spent scaling technology enabled businesses. Prior to MC10, Ben helped grow Nantero’s carbon nanotube electronics business (sold to Lockheed Martin Corporation) and led marketing and sales for a Volunteer Solutions.org (winner 1998 MIT 50K, sold to the United Way). He began his career as a corporate intraprenuer as one of the founding team members of IBM’s Networking Hardware microelectronics business – today greater than a billion dollars in sales. Ben has been an invited key note speaker at Fortune 100 companies on strategies for growing disruptive science driven innovations. Ben’s other passion is coaching individuals on building their careers in technology and serves as an executive coach at the Harvard Business School. Ben earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School and holds 2 issued patents with 11 pending.

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Yoshio Sekiguchi

Yoshio Sekiguchi is Senior General Manager of Micro Devices Division, Business Development H.Q., at OMRON Corporation. Yoshio has joined OMRON in 2006, bring his over 20 years experience in Semiconductor and MEMS industry and succeeded to launch the first CMOS based MEMS 8 inch line and Sensing Module assembly line in Japan as an Integrated Design and Manufacturing Operation focusing on MEMS technology and product development including its Sensing System Design for Industry, Healthcare and Consumer application to drive the business and market growth.Under his leadership, OMRON MEMS Sensor become a leadership position in Health care application and continuing the growth of business by commercializing a Gas Flow, Earth quake Acceleration, Pressure and Acoustic sensing MEMS products for various market segments. Prior to OMRON, he spent 21 years in Motorola Semiconductor, started his professional career as an engineer of semiconductor process to product development in Japan for various technology and product including MEMS start up for industry and automotive safety application.After the spin-off of Freescale from the Motorola, he serve as General Manager for Automotive in Japan market for 3 years at Freescale Semiconductor in Japan.

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Joseph R. Stetter

Joseph R. Stetter is the President and Chief Technology Officer at KWJ Engineering, Inc. and SPEC-Sensors, LLC. KWJ manufactures instrumentation and related products that provide solutions for real-world gas detection needs. SPEC Sensors is a startup sensor component company making disruptive ultra-low power, ultra-low cost, high-performance tiny gas sensors for high volume markets in industrial, medical, and consumer wearable, infrastructure, and wireless products. Dr. Stetter holds several honorary academic positions and has won awards for his work in technology development, sensor research, and product commercialization. Several of the sensor products created by Dr. Stetter are still in use today protecting human health and the environment. Joe earned his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1975. He is the author of over 200 articles, books, and conference proceedings, and holds more than 40 patents. He has edited journals, chaired international conferences, been a plenary speaker at conferences, given invited and endowed Lecture Series, and is active in professional societies. His experience spanning science, technology, and business are leading to new products in Sensors, MEMS, Printed Electronic and he serves on the boards of several start-up and rapidly growing companies.

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Bharath Takulapalli

Bharath Takulapalli is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of INanoBio that is developing a high-accuracy $100 nanopore-based genome sequencer. Challenging the accepted standard that DNA needs to be slowed down in nanopore sequencing, Takulapalli was first to propose a contrarian approach. He posited that a more effective strategy is to develop a sensor which operates at higher frequencies and is much faster than the speed with which DNA passes through nanopore. To achieve this, he invented an ultrafast nanosensor device comprising a field effect sensor embedded around a nanopore. Prior to INanoBio, Takulapalli worked at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. He has authored multiple publications and patents in the areas of nano sensors, nanotechnology, genome sequencing, proteomics and advanced diagnostics. Takulapalli received his bachelor’s from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 2000 and his PhD from the Arizona State University at Tempe, Arizona in 2006.

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Malcolm Thompson

Dr. Malcolm Thompson has over 40 years of experience in the semiconductor, telecom and display industries and was a founder of FlexTech (then called USDC) in 1993. Dr. Thompson has served as CEO of several electronics companies, including, dpiX, RPO, Vitex Systems, Novalux and RPO. He has received multiple recognitions over his illustrious career, including that of Tech Pioneer for the World Economic Forum, and has held numerous advisory roles for both industry and government. He is and has served as a director on several corporate boards, including CDT, LBO, UniPixel and Photon Dynamics, Inc. Recently he has been the CEO of the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium that is supported by AFRL. The Secretary of Defense Ash Carter recently announced that FlexTech is awarded a contract of the Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Dr Thompson is the Executive Director of the new Institute named NextFlex.

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Inder Thukral

Dr. Inder Thukral, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Analytics (a division of Pythhos Technology LLC) Inder possesses strong business acumen with proficiency in building and leading world-class strategy and marketing teams to grow his clients’ market presence and increase profitability. His deep understanding of the economics and dynamics associated with working in emerging markets and translating global imperatives into local opportunities has made him one of the most sought after advisor for firms entering or expanding into Asian markets. Dr. Thukral has spent most of his career working in the high-technology space bringing keen insights into various functional aspects from strategy, product development, innovation, sales and marketing and M&A. He spent 16 years at IBM working, developing and executing on growth opportunities in the technology space across developed and emerging markets, as well as focusing on the Internet of things for the enterprise. Dr. Thukral received his doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Decision Sciences and Engineering systems. He has spent the last 20 years working on bringing analytical thinking and tools to enhance the decision making around strategy and execution.

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Naveen Verma

Naveen Verma received the B.A.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 2003, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Since July 2009 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research focuses on advanced sensing systems, including low-voltage digital logic and SRAMs, low-noise analog instrumentation and data-conversion, large-area sensing systems based on flexible electronics, and low-energy algorithms for embedded inference, especially for medical applications. Prof. Verma is recipient or co-recipient of the 2006 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, 2008 ISSCC Jack Kilby Paper Award, 2012 Alfred Rheinstein Junior Faculty Award, 2013 NSF CAREER Award, 2013 Intel Early Career Award, 2013 Walter C. Johnson Prize for Teaching Excellence, 2013 VLSI Symp. Best Student Paper Award, and 2014 AFOSR Young Investigator Award.

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Steven Walsh

Dr. Steven Walsh is the Regents professor at UNM’s Anderson School of Management and the institute professor for entrepreneurial renewal of industry at the University of Twente. He has many business service awards including the lifetime achievement award for commercialization of Micro and Nano technology firms from MANCEF. He has also been named as a Tech All Star from the State of New Mexico Economic Development Department and has been recognized by Albuquerque the magazine as a leader in service to the economic community. He is a serial entrepreneur that has help attract millions of dollars in venture capital to these firms.

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Matthew Weed

Matthew Weed is a photonics technology professional with strong ties to the scientific community, industrial OEM producers, and emerging markets. He has surveyed technology markets and led product development teams to accelerate the commercialization of optical and optics-enabled products including medical treatment and diagnostic devices, environmental sensors, and laser imagers. Matt is currently the Director of Research & Development at Open Photonics Inc – an advanced product development firm. Matt holds a PhD in Optics from CREOL, the College of Optics at the University of Central Florida where his scope of work included the semiconductor device design and fabrication. As a volunteer in the technology community, Matt is a Steering Committee member of the National Photonics Initiative, Chair Elect of The Optical Society’s Public Policy Committee, and Advisory Board member of the Bionutrient Food Association.

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