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PEOPLE:

 

Ashish Pattekar
  • MEMS, microfluidics, medical & wearable devices, thermal & systems engineering
  • expertise in developing fuel cell-based energy systems
  • 60+ issued and pending U.S. and international patents
  • Ph.D. & B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University & IIT Bombay

 

Kateri Paul
Kateri Paul
Capture Manager for Public Sector Operations

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  • leads the development of PARC's research proposals to state and federal government agencies
  • Ph.D. and A.M. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University; A.B.in Chemistry with honors, Bryn Mawr College

 

Adrien Pierre
  • large-area and flexible electronics, sensors and circuits
  • printed optoelectronic devices and thin film transistors
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, UC Berkeley

 

Nazly Pirmoradi
  • Current research focuses on novel micro- and nano-systems and integrated 3D smart objects and sensors for healthcare and biomedical applications
  • broad experience in MEMS, bioMEMS, lab-on-a-chip systems, microfluidics, and the lifecycle of advance biomedical microdevice development: including design, mechanics of materials, material and process development, and device and biological response study.
  • Developed a battery-less MEMS ocular implant for controlled and on-demand delivery of drug for treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Ph.D. and a M.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia; B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran.

 

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

 

Luke Plurkowski
  • social "interaction analyst"
  • wide-ranging expertise in sociology, ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, ethnography, video analysis
  • improving human-robot interactional capabilities
  • delivering ethnography how-to training

 

Bob Price
  • inference, tracking, learning, and planning applications for government and industry clients
  • model-based control on a system for improving the diagnostic information generated from automatically constructed plans; machine learning of rules to diagnose problems in printing engines from fault code sequences; and optimization of power loads on aircraft to minimize power and cost and maximize utility
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia

 

Austin Pugh
Austin Pugh
Senior Director of Global Business Development and Head of Public Sector

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  • Manages PARC’s engagement and capture strategies for obtaining new business with state and federal agencies
  • Previous experience in technology transfer, energy and infrastructure finance, and advanced manufacturing policy
  • Interdisciplinary Degree in Environmental Engineering, Economics and Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley

 

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 

 

Palghat Ramesh
  • machine learning, computer vision, modeling and simulation
  • Ph.D., Cornell University; M.S., Computer Science and Data Analytics, University of Rochester; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
  • 53 patents, 50 publications

 

Shantanu Rane
  • signal processing, information theory, and applied cryptography
  • current research in privacy preserving computation, dimensionality reduction, and visual analytics
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University; Masters, Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota; Bachelors, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Pune University (India)

 

Ranjeet Rao
  • expertise is in colloidal processing and direct writing of colloidal fluids.
  • B.S. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

 

Sourobh Raychaudhuri

 

 

  • semiconductor nanowire devices and applications
  • solution-processing and inkjet-printing nanowire transistors
  • disordered nanowire mat solar cells
  • PhD, MS electrical engineering, U.C. San Diego

 

 

 

Steve Ready
  • high-accuracy ink jet printing
  • a-, poly-, and crystalline silicon and associated applications
  • large-area arrays for optical and x-ray imaging, displays, and organic semiconductor materials and devices
  • BA with honors, Physics, University of California at Santa Cruz

 

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

 

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.

 

Erica Ronchetto
  • expertise in characterization and fabrication of commercial glasses
  • B.Sc. in Ceramic Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology

 

Ryan Rossi
  • machine learning, statistical relational learning, graph mining
  • high-performance analytics, relational machine learning, scalable learning and inference
  • Ph.D., Purdue University

 

Brad Rupp
Brad Rupp
Member of Research Staff

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  • colloidal synthesis and crystallization, soft material systems, surface chemistry
  • printed microchips, electrical particle assembly, optical systems
  • Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University