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PEOPLE:

 

Ersin Uzun
  • systems security, applied cryptography, usable security
  • security and privacy in computer networks
  • usable security in access control and pervasive systems
  • Ph.D., M.S., UC Irvine

 

 

 

Mandana Veiseh
  • bridges engineering and nanotechnology to translational biosciences
  • currently focused on developing biohybrid micro-/nano-systems for healthcare and leveraging PARC discoveries to new biomedical and environmental applications
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology, University of Washington; BSc. and MSc., Textile Chemistry Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic and Isfahan University of Technology

 

Janos Veres
  • flexible, printed, and hybrid electronics from development to commercialization
  • disruptive device and process technologies based on printing and coating
  • expert in the physics of organic semiconductor materials
  • PhD, Solid State Electronics, Imperial College

 

Jesse Vig

  • intersection of machine learning, social computing, and human-computer interaction
  • builds systems that learn from the collective behavior of users
  • designs intelligent interfaces driven by discovered knowledge
  • best paper awards at Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Minnesota; BA, Mathematics, Oberlin College

 

Erik Vinkhuyzen
  • video-based ethnographic studies in great variety of settings
  • focuses on ways participants sequentially and multimodally organize their actions
  • Ph.D. from the University of Zurich in Switzerland

 

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

 

 

 

Michael Waltrip
Michael Waltrip
Intellectual Capital Management

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  • Technology Commercialization Manager
  • experience in venture fund formations, investments, due diligence and portfolio management, complex commercial transactions
  • counsel to the Acer Group's venture funds in the U.S.
  • U.C. Berkeley and Hastings College of the Law

 

 

Yunda Wang
  • extensive background in MEMS fabrication and microsystems integration
  • currently focusing on the development of advanced MEMS structures
  • Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder; M.Eng. degree  from Peking University, Beijing; B.Eng. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University

 

Gregory Whiting
  • novel applications, fabrication, and patterning methods for electronic devices that can be processed from solution
  • materials science and surface chemistry for thin-film devices
  • B.S., UC Berkeley; Ph.D., Cambridge University

 

Jonathan Wolter
Jonathan Wolter
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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  • Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • brings over three decades of financial and operational experience to PARC
  • manages PARC’s financial and management reporting systems, capital planning, financial planning, and analyses
  • B.S., Business Administration, UC Berkeley

 

Leon Wong
Leon Wong
Director, Market Strategy

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  • commercialization strategies and market opportunities
  • cleantech energy, advanced electronics, and health & wellness
  • previously director at Microchip Technology; chip design lead at networking semiconductor startups
  • MBA, Harvard Business School; B.S., EECS, UC Berkeley

 

 

Thomas Wunderer
  • LEDs based on group III-nitrides
  • 4 patents, 30+ journal publications, 60 conferences
  • VDI sponsorship award
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

 

 

 

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

 

G. Michael Youngblood
  • interactive systems researcher, designer, architect, and builder
  • currently focuses on mobile computing platforms and interactive artificial intelligence systems to facilitate positive behavior change in individual and social contexts
  • Ph.D.,  M.S., and Honors B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington