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Frank Torres

Currently, Frank Torres is leading and contributing to PARC interdisciplinary teams creating novel technology options for Xerox Transportation Services (http://services.xerox.com/transportation-solutions/enus.html).  Recent R&D projects include passenger fare verification for public transit, parking services and enforcement, tolling ethnography and analytics,and image analytics for safety enforcement  at intersections (lower speeds when children are present and red light enforcement).   Dr. Torres also continues to consult on PARC biotechnology, clean water, and clean energy projects.

Dr. Torres has a passion for mathematical and computational analysis and simulation, the foundation of his research and technical interests.  He has over 23 years of experience in corporate research and development, working on a variety of projects ranging from chemical and biochemical engineering to more recent work in data analytics and novel services for transportation applications.   Responsibilities have included being a principal investigator on multiple projects for both government and commercial clients, being a functional manager, being an interim engineering manager for Gyricon Inc. (a company spun out of PARC), and contributing as a subject matter expert to many projects large and small. 

Dr. Torres earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University and a B.S. from University of California, Davis.  He has multiple publications spanning a variety of subjects and 60 US patents issued or pending, along with many companion foreign patents.


PARC publications

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Fragment-based screening for enzyme inhibitors using calorimetry

Methods in Enzymology, Volume 567, Calorimetry

13 January 2016




Vanadium oxide thermal microprobes for nanocalorimetry

IEEE Sensors 2010 Conference

1 November 2010


Enzymatic assays for fragment-based screening using enthalpy arrays

Drug Discovery Chemistry: Fragment-based Techniques

6 April 2009



MEMS-based enthalpy arrays

Transducers '07

10 June 2007


Modeling the PARC nanocalorimeter using COMSOL

COMSOL Users Conference

26 October 2006


High throughput bioprinting with individualized piezoelectric ejectors

Bio-Printing and Bio-Patterning Workshop 2004

27 September 2004

Enthalpy arrays

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

29 June 2004


Ultra high throughput microarray generation and liquid dispensing using disposable piezoelectric ejectors

8th Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomolecular Screening

15 August 2002





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Xerox Transportation Solutions

In 2010, Xerox acquired Affiliated Computer Systems Inc.  One outcome was Xerox becoming a multibillion dollar provider of transportation solutions and services.  Following the acquistion, PARC grew transportation R&D, recognizing the opportunities that PARC could generate in collaboration with our new transportation business partners. 

To learn more about Xerox Transportation Services, see:  Xerox Transportation Services web site