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PEOPLE:

 

Chang-Jun Bae

  • developing new rechargeable battery electrodes that allow a marked improvement in energy and power density
  • demonstrated new ways of manipulating properties of ceramic active materials in the Li-ion battery
  • Ph.D., Material Science Engineering, University of Michigan; postdoctoral work, MIT

 

 

Lara Crawford
  • interface between planning and control, as well as the control and coordination of large-scale distributed, networked, embedded systems
  • simulation, robotics, learning control, biologically inspired control
  • Ph.D. in Biophysics & M.S. in Electrical Engineering, U.C. Berkeley; A.B. in Physics, Harvard

 

Sean Crotty
  • Director of Business Development
  • technology partnership deals related to energy and cleantech, human-centered innovation services, major universities, the financial sector, and strategic multi-national conglomerates based in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa
  • M.B.A., Multinational Management from The Wharton School and M.A., International Studies from The Lauder Institute, both at the University of Pennsylvania; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Yale University

 

Craig Eldershaw
  • integrates and coordinates mechanical, electrical, and software design
  • broad background encompassing supercomputing, robotics, digital electronics, data-mining
  • modular robotics and parallel printing
  • specialised manufacturing robot to build more efficient solar cells; distributed micro-grid technology
  • portable, digital, x-ray units
  • Ph.D., Oxford

 

Scott Elrod
Scott Elrod
Vice President, Hardware Systems Laboratory

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  • directs PARC Cleantech Innovation Program
  • holds 60+ patents; responsible for much of acoustic ink-printing patent portfolio (novel inkjet technology based on focused ultrasonics) as well as several inventions for PARC spinout LiveWorks, Inc. (acquired by SMART Technologies)
  • previously directed ESH Division at SEMATECH; co-wrote chapter for The Handbook of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, Stanford University

 

Sean Garner
  • manages Energy Systems group at PARC
  • experimential physics
  • experience in optics, electronics, micromechanical systems, microfabrication, vacuum, cryogenics
  • Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University

 

 

Cory Lancaster
  •  works in the clean water space within PARC's hardware systems laboratory
  • focus on HDS application and commercialization
  • B.S., Environmental Science, Rutgers University; M.S., Environmental Engineering, Washington State University

 

Rob McHenry
Rob McHenry
Vice President, Public Sector Operations

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  • leads the integrated operations of all government-related activities across PARC
  • formerly program manager at DARPA Tactical Technology Office
  • B.S., Marine Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy; M.S., Nuclear Engineering, MIT

 

 

 

Ajay Raghavan
  • fleet health management, diagnostics and prognostics, electromechanical systems, sensors
  • modeling, dynamics, pattern recognition and signal processing, piezoelectric transducers, wave propagation, guided-wave structural health monitoring
  • Ph.D., M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay 

 

Jessy Rivest
  • research scientist in 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.

 

Saroj Sahu
  • focuses on novel electrochemical chemistry and energy technologies
  • building devices for efficient energy storage, energy generation, and water management
  • BSc from Stewart Science College, Utkal University, India and M.S. and Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from Saga University, Japan

 

David Eric Schwartz
  • analog and digital CMOS circuit design, biosensing, and software engineering
  • interface between electrical engineering, biochemistry, electrochemistry
  • B.S., Mathematics, Brown University; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University

 

Sylvia Smullin
  • Specialist in experimental design, physics-based modeling, systems analysis, data analysis
  • Experience with novel clean energy solutions including energy analytics, thermoacoustics, wind power
  • Phd, physics, Stanford University

 

Mark Stephenson
  • over 25 years of experience in water treatment, quality, testing, operations, infrastructure, and measurement
  • drinking water, wastewater, industrial water markets
  • extensive background from licensing and sales to operations manufacturing and quality systems
  • commercialized water technologies in several diverse industries
  • commercialization roles at numerous startups -- including VP of Sales and Marketing at OndaVia, Hach Company, and PAX; COO at Microvi Biotech; CEO of H2O Inc. and Pionetics Corporation

 

 

Baomin Xu
  • solar cells, solar thermoelectric conversion, rechargeable batteries, fuel cells
  • MEMS, laser materials processing, piezoelectric materials and devices
  • developed several techniques to improve solar cell performance/cost
  • invented laser liftoff transfer method technique to integrate piezo- and other electronic films into Si microsystem devices