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Sean Garner

Sean is PARC’s Global Director of Hardware Technologies. With his deep knowledge of PARC’s IP portfolio and areas of expertise, Sean can craft customized technology-based solutions to help our partners enter new markets and defend against strategic threats. 
Sean previously managed PARC’s Energy Systems group, and acted PARC's Energy Technologies Program manager, overseeing PARC's portfolio of energy projects.  Dr. Sean Garner received his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University, and B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Physics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He was also postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.


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








in the news   view all 

DARPA’s VAPR Program: 'Like Snapchat for Hardware’
14 September 2015 | FedScoop

Why We Should Design Our Computer Chips to Self-Destruct
13 September 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

You Can’t Steal Data From a Chip That’s Self-Destructed
11 September 2015 | Gizmodo



events   view all 

Stanford and PARC host Digital Cities Summit 2016
3 October 2016 - 4 October 2016 | Stanford, CA  

Visit us at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2016
29 February 2016 - 2 March 2016 | Washington, DC