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Kyle Arakaki
Kyle Arakaki
Member of Technical Staff

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Jacob Chamoun
  • optical sensors, biomedical optics
  • 10 published papers & conference proceedings, and 1 patent
  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, Stanford University; M.S. Applied & Engineering Physics, Cornell University

 

Eric Cocker
  • systems engineering, distributed sensor networks, machine learning, data analysis, robotics, and neurotechnology
  • 3 patents (more pending) and 7 publications with over 1400 citations in the fields of optics and neuroscience.
  • Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

 

Alex Hegyi
  • applies PARC’s spatial modulation technology to outstanding problems in biodetection
  • expertise include biophotonics, optical detection systems, and magnetic resonance
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley; B.S. with Honors and Distinction in Physics from Stanford University
  • 12 patents

 

Noble Johnson
  • guided team that has developed laser diodes and light emitting diodes in the visible and UV spectral regions and made major contributions to fundamental understanding of the material and devices
  • over 420 research papers in technical journals and conference proceedings and more than 50 patents
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society and IEEE
  • Ph.D., Princeton University

 

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

 

Pat Maeda
  • developing new optical technologies in laser scanning, imaging, optical sensing, solid-state illumination, and solar concentration
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University; B.S. degree in both Physics and Mathematics
  • 28 patents in optical systems, diffractive optics, MEMS, optical sensors, image processing, laser scanning systems

 

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

 

Anne Plochowietz
  • optical systems, micro-chip assembly, data analysis
  • single-molecule biophysics, optics
  • Ph.D., Condenced Matter Physics, University of Oxford

 

Ajay Raghavan
  • Manages the ACES area, focused on systems health and condition management technologies
  • Interests span sensing, modeling, diagnostics, and prognostics
  • PI on ARPA-E AMPED SENSOR project on fiber optic battery management systems
  • Ph.D., M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay 

 

Jessy Rivest
  • manages the Energy Systems group
  • experience encompasses the lifecycle of materials advancement: materials design, development, characterization, and manufacturing systems engineering
  • Ph.D. and M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley; S.B., Mechanical Engineering, MIT.

 

Clinton J. Smith
  • precision sensor system research and development
  • nanofabrication, photonics/optics, spectroscopy, device packaging, biosensing, data analysis, algorithm development, and simulations and modeling of physical systems
  • carbon nanotube-based sensor networks for measuring methane emissions as part of the ARPA-E MONITOR program.
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University; B.S., Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Nanotechnology for Clean Energy IGERT fellowship at Princeton

 

Krishnan Thyagarajan
Krishnan Thyagarajan
Member of Research Staff

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  • physics and materials science of nanophotonic systems
  • applied electromagnetics for metamaterials, radiative cooling and biomedical applications
  • postdoc in Applied Physics, Caltech; Ph.D., Photonics, EPFL, Switzerland; M.S., Physics, EPFL, Switzerland; B.Sc., Physics, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India

 

Quentin Van Overmeere
  • materials-based solutions to energy problems
  • nanomaterials, physical chemistry and electrochemistry
  • Ph.D. in Engineering and Master's in Chemical Engineering, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium