Ashish Pattekar



Job: scientist
Ashish Pattekar is a Principal Scientist at PARC, leading our efforts in 2D & 3D Printing, Energy Systems, Sensors, Medical Devices and Digital Health. His recent work includes developing a high-throughput 3D Printing technology for polymer and metal parts, a laser-based packaging print system using thermochromic materials, and novel microfluidic devices for drug discovery and delivery. As Manager of the Device Enabled Services Research Program, Ashish led a diverse group of hardware and software researchers and a UX designer on two patient engagement projects for Xerox's Healthcare Services Business: hospital patient readmission reduction and real-time patient feedback in clinical settings using wearable technologies. He also served as the Principal Investigator on a U.S. Department of Energy (ARPA-E)-funded project developing a novel ionic liquid-based oxygen conducting intermediate-temperature fuel cell that can generate electricity directly from natural gas, without requiring pure hydrogen as fuel. Since joining PARC, Ashish has led a number of R&D projects developing innovative MEMS and medical devices (ballistic transdermal needle-free drug delivery: 'Hypospray'), improving the overall architecture of Xerox's solid-ink jet machines ('Novel SIJ architectures'), Digital packaging print systems, Thermal management in high-power LED lighting ('Integrated thermal-optical diffusers'), and Sensor systems for real-time physiological monitoring and personnel / asset location identification via RFID networks. Prior to PARC, Ashish was Director of Micropower Systems at Nu Element Inc., where he developed fuel cell systems for use on board US Navy aircraft in collaboration with The Boeing Company (Seattle, WA), as part of a project funded by the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Dr. Pattekar earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay). He is an inventor on over 60 issued and pending patents (including the first Design Patent that was issued to PARC in 2015), has co-authored 20+ peer-reviewed articles, conference papers and a book chapter, and frequently presents invited talks at technical conferences. Ashish's Doctoral research paper, titled 'A microreactor for hydrogen production in micro-fuel cell applications' that was published in the IEEE Journal of MEMS, was selected by Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch as a 'Fast Moving Fronts' paper in the field of Engineering - recognized for having the highest number of citations in its field.



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