Chris Chua is the manager of PARC’s Microfabrication Technology & Prototype Devices Area. As a Principal Scientist, he leads a world-renowned technical team performing advanced applied research in photonics, electro-mechanical systems, and micro-fabrication. At PARC, Chris developed a vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) architecture that is licensed by leading manufacturers and in widespread commercial use. He also invented a micro-fabricated on-chip inductor technology that produced world-record integrated circuit oscillator Q-factors. Chris holds over 100 US patents. He’s authored many scientific papers, including research on integrated microelectronics that won the Best Paper Award at the International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC). Additionally, his research on hybrid electronics packaging received the Best Paper Award from the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS). Dr. Chua holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, a B.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT.