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NANOPHOTONICS SCIENTIST | SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR | DIGITAL & SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT

CURRENT ROLES

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DIRECTOR, NANOFABRICATION & SHARED INSTRUMENTS FACILITIES
PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
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ADJUCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
 

INTERESTS

Experience

2020-Present

NYU Tandon

Director of Nanofabrication Cleanroom & Shared Instrumentation Facilities

Direct the operation and growth of nanofabrication and characterization facilities at NYU Tandon, enabling world-class nanoscience and nanotechnology research and entrepreneurship.  

2018-Present

Chemeleon

Principal Scientist

At Chemeleon, I apply nanotechnology, photonics, and molecular recognition to create novel sensing devices for the medical, environmental, and food industries.

2018-Present

Nanotech Alliance Inc.
Nanotech NYC

President and Founder

Nanotech Alliance and Nanotech NYC are a network of nanotechnologists and nanoscientists from all levels of education and experience. We provide resources to promote innovation, collaboration, and accessibility within nanotechnology and nanoscience communities. 

2015-Present

Columbia University

Adjunct Associate Professor

I teach graduate-level classes on nanofabrication and nanotechnology in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

2013-2018

CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

Nanofabrication Facility Director

Research Associate Professor

Facilitate research activates at the ASRC NanoFabrication Facility, engaging students, faculty, and industry in the Greater NYC area and beyond. Research efforts spanned several areas, including nano-plasmonics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), nano-bio systems and novel nanofabrication techniques.

2009-2013

Boston University

Ph.D. Research Assistant

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, with a focus on plasmonic and photonic Deterministic Aperiodic Nano-Structures (DANS) aimed at advancing the fields of silicon photonics and nanoplasmonics.

2007-2009

Analog Devices Inc.

Sr. Process Engineer

Optimization of MEMS wafer-level device packaging in a high-volume manufacturing environment. Process Integration: working with development, product and yield engineers to bring new MEMS products into high-volume manufacturing. 

2002-2005

Case Western Reserve University

Masters Research Assistant

Process development of an LPCVD process to produce low stress/ highly conductive intentionally doped poly-silicon carbide for MEMS applications. Designed, fabricated and tested MEMS devices to characterize and test the reliability of semiconductor thin-films.

2005-2007

Integrated Sensing Systems

MEMS Engineer

MEMS product and process development for new medical devices, including a wireless, batteryless pressure sensor and micro-Coriolis mass flow sensor. Provided foundry services for partner institutions and companies. 

 
 
 
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I am currently the Director of the Nanofabrication Cleanroom and Shared Instrumentation Facilities at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. Our mission is to excel as a leading high-quality research laboratory engaged in education, discovery, and innovation with social, intellectual, and economic impact in the New York region, the nation, and the world. I am also currently a Principal Scientist at Chemeleon, a Brooklyn, NY based start-up company developing next-generation colorimetric chemical and biological sensors. Chemeleon seeks to apply nanotechnology, photonics and molecular recognition to create novel devices for the medical, environmental, and food industries. I am also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University in the Department of Electrical Engineering, teaching graduate courses in micro and nanofabrication. I am also the founder and president of Nanotech NYC and the Nanotech Alliance, organizations that aim to foster the continued growth of the nanotechnology and nanoscience community in the greater NYC area and beyond.