Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Photodetectors for Infrared and LIDAR Sensors and Imaging; Nanomaterials Synthesis and Applications

ID: 739576 Oregon, USA

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Expert holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago with work pioneering the development and application of quantum dots to mid-wave infrared sensing and imaging. He has 15 years of R&D experience with novel materials primarily in infrared (mid-and short-wave for thermal and LIDAR imaging) and x-ray photodetectors including materials preparation, semiconductor sensor design, fabrication, and testing.

Areas of Expertise:
• Multi-Project Management (schedules, resources, budgets, risk mitigation)
• Team Management – mentoring team members to improve effectiveness and build meaningful careers
• Effective communication across organizations and with outside suppliers and customers
• Data Analysis
• Proposal and Report Writing
• Materials Synthesis and Characterization
• LTSPICE, Python, LabVIEW, Origin Software, Mathematica, basic JMP and Minitab
• Photodiode Fabrication and Characterization
• Semiconductor optoelectronics fabrication and testing
• Optical Spectroscopies
• Solution-phase Synthesis, Vapor-Liquid-Solid Growth, Air-free methods
• Scanning Probe and Electron Microscopies, EDX, EELS, Electrochemistry, Xray diffraction


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2013 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Materials Chemistry Institution: University of Chicago
Year: 2009 Degree: M.S. Subject: Physical Chemistry Institution: University of Chicago
Year: 2008 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Temple University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2023 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner, Consultant Department:
• Supporting clients with technical guidance, assistance in finding and acquiring funding, and project management
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to 2023 Employer: Allegro MicroSystems Title: Principal Scientist Department: Photonics
• Set up 2 new research labs for fabrication and characterization.
• Managed R&D group and site in CAMCOR for advanced sensor products.
• Set project budgets, milestones, and roadmaps, and identified risks and mitigations to keep development focused on project and eventual customer goals.
• Developed plan for scale-up to manufacturing including material suppliers.
• Closely collaborated with colleagues across the company and globe, including sensor business unit, CMOS designers, product dev., innovation, manufacturing, legal, and export compliance.
• Set up and managed services with outside providers (foundry, university labs) and worked with them to add quality checks and troubleshoot fabrication issues.
• Built group culture of continuous improvement and pride in quality.
• Developed trainings and SOPs.
• Improved workflows, reducing experiment cycle time from 3 weeks to 1 while also increasing sample production 4x and adding materials and sensor tolerances and checks.
• Developed calculation of key composite sensor metric using primary data to simplify evaluation.
• Designed CMOS circuit sensor development platform and circuit simulations.
• Managed DOE contract research on high energy radiation detectors.
• Regularly reported to Unit Director, VPs, and external sponsors, partners.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2020 Employer: Voxtel, Inc. Title: Lead Scientist Department:
• Directed technical efforts for a group of Ph.D. and M.S. level scientists on widely ranging contract research projects. Led one-on-one, group, and team meetings to maintain focused, productive goals and efforts.
• Provided regular status updates to VP of R&D and quarterly reports and presentations to government agencies.
• Led proposal generation for funding and worked with external support on commercialization plans for developed technologies.
• Successfully pitched new technology as part of acquisition of Voxtel by Allegro MicroSystems.
• Collaborated with Lawrence Livermore National Lab resulting in a new method and a publication
• Built lab safety program for 15-member team; development of CHP and SOPs, PHAs and mitigation, incident reporting; bimonthly safety meetings; state and federal OSHA compliance; training; hazardous waste management; daily, weekly, and monthly lab safety audits.
• Wrote contract proposals: >$10M awarded across a broad range of topics.
• Led technical efforts of a team of ~12 scientists through project planning, data analysis, and team meetings.
• Coordinated efforts of multiple academic groups and consultant collaborators
• Wrote quarterly reports to government sponsor and presented at annual program meetings.
• Developed colloidal quantum dot-based SWIR and MWIR photodiodes and imaging arrays including material synthesis, device fabrication, characterization, and analysis.
• Oversaw development of metal-assisted chemical etch and reactive ion etch processes.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2014 Employer: Brown University Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Department: Chemistry
• Developed growth of Si2Te3 2D layered materials and explored use in optical memory storage
• Characterized mechanical properties using TEM, SEM, Raman and Brillouin spectroscopies.
• Micro-electronic device fabrication and characterization.

Career Accomplishments

Publications and Patents Summary
Patents & Publications (23+)

Fields of Expertise

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