Bernard Casse is the Area Manager of the Metamaterial Devices and Applications (MDA) group in the Hardware Systems Laboratory. The charter of the MDA group is to develop and commercialize advanced metamaterial prototypes for a wide variety of applications including cleantech, communications, medical, sensing, and defense applications. The MDA group leverages PARC’s core competencies and culture of innovation to provide need-driven solutions for Government and commercial clients.
At PARC, Bernard is responsible for managing a portfolio of technologies and investments, supporting applied R&D operations, defining the strategic agenda for emerging technologies, and nurturing core competencies. He brings extensive experience in program management, technology risk assessment, proposal writing, technology transition, and engaging all major branches of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Prior to his role at PARC, he was a principal scientist at Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), where he led and managed half a dozen million-dollar U.S. Government-sponsored programs focused on developing disruptive technologies and advanced manufacturing systems. At PSI, he was also the chief architect of a self-learning algorithm for anomaly detection, which was applied to a broad range of problems spanning from pipeline protection to monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) of CO2 stored in deep geologic formations. In parallel, Bernard has made significant contributions to more than a dozen programs ranging from explosive detectors, pharmaceutical sensor devices to satellite communications boxes.
In earlier years, Bernard was a research scientist at the Electronic Materials Research Institute at Northeastern University, where he made several breakthroughs in the field of metamaterial and photonic crystal superlenses for high-resolution imaging. He was also a qualified cleanroom user of the Harvard Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Bernard holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the National University of Singapore and was a member of the Technical Staff at the Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS). He has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications (h-index of 10), in the areas of micro-/nanofabrication, metamaterials, tissue engineering, nanomedicine and photonics in high-impact factor journals. He is also an official ad hoc referee for a dozen reputable journals. His latest awards include being listed in Marquis Who's Who in Engineering (2011-2012) and Who’s Who in America (2010).