Eric manages PARC's Printing Systems team in the Hardware Systems Lab, which is engaged in several projects including developing reusable paper printing applications; inkjet systems aimed at printed circuit board printing; and novel printing based improvements aimed at solar energy. The group also works on improving ink-jet fundamentals around energy efficiency and reliability.
Eric's projects often take conventional printing technologies and techniques and apply them in new ways to improve performance or manufacturing. The whole process of how engineering relates to people is a career-long interest of Eric’s, inspiring him to think about how work actually gets done and how technology can be moved forward without increasing the environmental footprint.
Before joining PARC, Eric spent two years as project manager of an x-ray imaging startup company called PhorMax and 16 years with SRI International, working on printing/display technology and other projects at the intersection between mechanical and electrical engineering.
Eric received his master’s in mechanical engineering from Stanford University in California, specializing in smart product design, and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds more than 23 U.S. patents in a wide variety of areas.
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Researchers Create Printed Battery That Stores 40% More Energy
15 April 2011 | Discovery Treehugger
PARC Battery Electrode Breakthrough
1 April 2011 | Printed Electronics World
Squeezing More Energy Out of Batteries
2 March 2011 | Technology Review
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Battery Japan 2013 - visit PARC's booth
27 February 2013 - 1 March 2013 | Tokyo, Japan
Advanced Battery Electrode for High Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries
6 November 2012 | Huntsvill, AL
Co-extrusion Printing for Low cost and High Performance Energy Devices
19 June 2012 | Santa Clara, CA