NANOPHOTONICS SCIENTIST | SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR | DIGITAL & SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT
I am currently the Chief Operating Officer 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.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
ADJUCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Chief Operating Officer
At Chemeleon, I oversee the company’s ongoing operations, strategies, and procedures, pursue fundraising ventures and help develop the company’s scientific direction.
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.
Nanotech Alliance Inc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Pennsylvania
Director Quattrone Nanofabrication Facility
The QNF is 10,000sq.ft. cleanroom with leading-edge nanofabrication equipment, supporting nanoelectronics, nanomaterials development and integration, soft matter, microfluidics, and MEMS/NEMS research areas.
At Chemeleon, I apply nanotechnology, photonics, and molecular recognition to create novel sensing devices for the medical, environmental, and food industries.
Adjunct Associate Professor
I teach graduate-level classes on nanofabrication and nanotechnology in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
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.
Integrated Sensing Systems
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.