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PEOPLE:

 

Farzaneh Afshinmanesh
  • Optical devices and systems for biomedical and cleantech applications
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

 

Bernard Casse
  • manages the Metamaterial Devices and Applications (MDA) group at PARC
  • broad experience in program management, technology risk assessment, proposal writing, and technology transition
  • expertise in photonics, electromagnetic theory, optics, and micro-/nanofabrication
  • Ph.D. in Physics from the National University of Singapore

 

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

 

George Daniel

areas of expertise include metamaterials in the microwave band, wireless communication, transceiver architecture, sensor networks, power conversion, antenna design, and radar systems.

previously was the principal engineer for Accurate Electronics and an R&D engineer in the advanced development groups of Sony Ericsson and GE Radar Systems.

Bachelors degree in engineering, Syracuse University

has a patent for a compact satellite antenna

 

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

 

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

 

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