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Sean Garner
Vice President, Director of Hardware Systems Laboratory

Sean Garner is Vice President and Director of the Hardware Systems Laboratory (HSL) at PARC. HSL comprises physicists, engineers and materials scientists, focusing on: advanced manufacturing, including deposition of non-newtonian fluids and multi-material additive manufacturing; electrochemical energy conversion; manipulation of electromagnetic radiation with metamaterials-based techniques; and advanced sensors and sensor networks.

Previously at PARC, Sean led a research group focusing mainly on energy, in areas such as silicon solar cell design and renewable liquid fuels. Sean was also Energy Program Manager, overseeing PARC's portfolio of energy projects, and more recently Senior Director of Business Strategy, representing technologies across PARC’s hardware portfolio to customers.

Prior to PARC, Sean earned a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University, where he worked on improving sensitivity in magnetic resonance force microscopy, and then was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University where he studied slow and stopped light in Bose-Einstein condensates.


PARC publications

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Acoustic power recovery system for thermoacoustic cooling

To be presented at TechConnect World 2012

18 June 2012

Formation of very low resistance contact for silicon photovoltaic cells

38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

3 June 2012


Flexible printed sensor tape based on solution processed materials

23rd Annual Meeting of the IEEE Photonics Society

7 November 2010

Pressure sensors for printed blast dosimeters

IEEE Sensors 2010 Conference

1 November 2010

Pressure sensors for printed blast dosimeters

IEEE Sensors 2010

1 November 2010

Flexible and printed electronics for sensors, displays and photovoltaics

International Workshop on Flexible and Printed Electronics

8 September 2010


Flexible printed sensor tape for diagnostics of mild traumatic brain injury

IDTechEx Printed Electronics Asia

30 September 2009