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Norine Chang


  • surface engineering and analytical chemistry
  • water purification, industrial printing, more
  • M.S., B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University




Sean Garner
Sean Garner
Vice President and Director of the Hardware Systems Laboratory

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  • directs physicists, engineers and materials scientists
  • previously Senior Director of Business Strategy and PARC Energy Program Manager
  • Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University; postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University


Elif Karatay
Elif Karatay
Member of Research Staff

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  • Expertise in fluid dynamical problems, transport phenomena and engineering material surfaces to tailor the bulk to interface transport of mass and momentum.
  • Focusing on advanced manufacturing and deposition
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Twente, Netherlands; M.Sc. and B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey 


Peter Kiesel
  • nitride based light emitters, ultra sensitive detection systems
  • flow cytometry for biomedical applications
  • over 60 issued and pending patents and 100 publications


Joerg Martini
  • flow cytometry techniques for point-of-care applications
  • expertise in multiphoton microscopy, human cartilage implants, nuclear protein export, force spectroscopy
  • Ph.D., physics


Michael Recht
  • identifying new applications for biomedical enthalpy array technology
  • expertise in thermodynamics and kinetics of RNA-protein interactions using a variety of biochemical and biophysical techniques
  • B.S. in Biology from the UCLA; Ph.D. in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology U.C. Santa Cruz; postdoctoral work at Stanford University & The Scripps Research Institute


Armin Volkel



  • manipulation of micron-sized particles
  • novel barrier-free particle separator for water treatment applications
  • expert in modeling and simulation of complex physical systems
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • over 65 patents issued and pending