Ashish Pattekar is a Program Manager and senior member of the research staff at PARC. He is responsible for setting the Xerox Innovation Group's research agenda related to device and hardware innovations in the pursuit of new opportunities for Xerox's Services Business, starting from concept/prototype stage and moving to product roadmaps.
Ashish serves as a Principal Investigator leading a diverse group of hardware and software researchers and a UX designer on two patient engagement projects for Xerox's Healthcare Services Business: hospital patient readmission reduction, and real-time patient feedback in clinical settings using wearable technologies.
Additionally, he is a Principal Investigator leading another group of PARC scientists, engineers, mechanical designers and technical support staff on a U.S. Department of Energy's ARPA-E-funded project developing a novel ionic liquid-based oxygen conducting intermediate-temperature fuel cell that can generate electricity directly from natural gas, without requiring pure hydrogen as fuel.
Since joining PARC in 2005, Ashish has led a variety of R&D projects developing innovative medical devices (ballistic transdermal needle-free drug delivery: 'Hypospray'), improving the overall architecture of Xerox's solid-ink jet machines ('Novel SIJ architectures'), Thermal management in high-power LED lighting ('Integrated thermal-optical diffusers), Sensor systems for real-time physiological monitoring and other healthcare-related wearable devices for real-time patient engagement and location identification via RFID networks.
Dr. Pattekar earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay). He is an inventor on over 50 issued and pending U.S. and international patents, has co-authored 20+ peer-reviewed articles, conference papers and a book chapter, and frequently presents invited talks at technical conferences.
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Towards a Mobile and Wearable System for Predicting Panic Attacks
7 September 2015
Microjet Array for Needle-free Biolistic Drug Delivery
24 June 2015 | San Diego, CA
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