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Chief Executive Officer                                                                
Brooklyn, New York, NY

  • Overseeing the company’s ongoing operations, strategies, and procedures.

  • Pursuing fundraising ventures.

  • Helping develop the company’s scientific direction.

Principal Scientist                                                                           
Brooklyn, New York, NY

  • Design, fabricate and test next-generation colorimetric chemical sensors.

  • Combine nanotechnology, photonics and molecular recognition to create novel devices for the commercial, medical, environmental, and food industries.

  • Develop and write proposals for new products.

Nanofabrication Facility Director                                                                  
University of Pennsylvania 
Philadelphia, PA

  • Direct the operation and growth of the Quattrone Nanofabrication Facility’s capabilities.

  • Led efforts to develop operating procedures and policies, external user programs, digital lab, and management protocols.

  • Identify and pursue equipment and research funding opportunities for enhancing the facility and services provided.   

  • Supervise and direct activities of staff (process engineers, scientists, and technicians), assuring productivity is optimized and tool downtime is minimized.

Nanofabrication Facility & Shared Instrumentation Facilities Director                                                                  
New York University Tandon School of Engineering
Brooklyn, New York, NY

  • Direct the operation and growth of the Tandon cleanroom and shared instrumentation facilities' capabilities.

  • Developed and implemented recruitment strategies for new cleanroom users from internal and external academic institutions, as well as start-up and large companies.

Founder President                                                                   
Nanotech Alliance and Nanotech NYC
New York, New York, NY

  • Nanotech NYC is a digital platform aimed at fostering the growth and advancement of nanotechnology and nanoscience communities in the greater New York City area.

  • Nanotech NYC aims to give students information on the many educational opportunities in the city, give researchers a place to discover potential collaborators, provide a comprehensive list of resources for anyone who is in need of specialized instrumentation or services, and be a one-stop-shop for those looking for talks, conferences, symposiums and other relevant events going on in the area.

Adjunct Associate Professor                                                       
Department of Electrical Engineering
Columbia University, New York, NY

  • Course taught: Principles of Device Microfabrication. The graduate course covers the science and technology of conventional and advanced micro- and nano-fabrication techniques for electronics, integrated and discrete components.

Nanofabrication Facility Director                                      
Advanced Science Research Center
City University of New York, New York, NY

  • Supervised cleanroom final design and build, in collaboration with contractors, architects, and consultants (approximately 5,000 sqft, $17.5 million)

  • Led efforts in selection, acquisition, and installation of all cleanroom equipment (approximately 50 pieces of equipment, $8 million)

  • Led efforts to develop all operating procedures and policies, external user programs, digital lab management protocols, billing, and user fee structure

  • Led in the hiring of cleanroom technical and administrative staff (3 technical full-time, 1 admin full-time, 4 graduate students part-time)

  • Served on the hiring committee for ASRC Initiative directors, faculty and senior administration

  • Coordinated outreach efforts towards establishing industrial, government, and academic collaborations (regional, national and international), including facilitating new joint grant proposals

  • Developed and implemented recruitment strategies for new cleanroom users from internal and external academic institutions, as well as start-up and large companies, resulting in over 500 user registrations since opening in 2015

  • Identify and purse equipment and research funding opportunities for enhancing the facility and services provided

  • Develop and maintain robust risk assessments and safe working procedures, particular around the use of hazardous compressed gases and chemicals

  • Develop strategies to provide tools and processes to best meet the activities schedule and interact with users to make sure their needs are met

  • Supervise and direct activities in the NanoFab, assuring productivity is optimized and tool downtime is minimized

  • In collaboration with ASRC leadership, set the annual budget, revenue targets and operational metrics to achieve the overall operating plan of the center

​Materials Science and Engineering Research Assistant          
Boston University, Boston, MA

  • Designed and fabricated novel metal-dielectric nanostructures that provide broadband enhancement of light-matter interaction over a wide angular spectrum

  • Developed process for the top-down fabrication of complex nanostructures (metallic and silicon-based)

  • Project 1: The enhancement and the control of radiative optical processes in semiconductors

  • Project 2: The generation of optical sources carrying orbital angular momentum for quantum encryption applications

  • Project 3: The demonstration of wide-spectrum, angle-insensitive light scattering for energy harvesting applications and plasmonic-enhanced solar cells

  • Project 4: The engineering of reproducible substrates for label-free biosensing using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) substrates with single-molecule sensitivity

Senior Process Engineer                                                                                
Analog Devices Inc., Cambridge, MA

  • Optimized Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) wafer-level device packaging process in a high-volume manufacturing environment

  • Worked with foundry partners in Asia and Europe to establish new MEMS production lines

  • Served as a unit process owner for seal glass screen printing, curing and associated metrology; as well as quality control inspections (automated and manual)

  • Carried out process integration tasks, working with development, product and yield engineers to bring new MEMS products into high-volume manufacturing (accelerometers, gyroscopes, RF switches, IR sensors)

  • Carried out process transfer tasks, including capital equipment purchases, development of acceptance criteria and design of cleanroom layout for new fabrication facility at sister site

  • Managed process and manufacturing technicians to achieve project goals

  • Utilized PROMIS process (configurable manufacturing execution system), SPC charts to optimize the device fabrication process

  • Purchased capital equipment for quality and yield improvement

  • Participated in the Front-End Material Review Boards and Technical Review Boards

  • Participated in formal Total Quality Management (TQM), Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Eight Disciplines (8D) teams to solve process issues

  • Worked with partner MEMS Foundries in Asia and Europe to bring new products to market

Microelectromechanical Systems Engineer                                     
Integrated Sensing Systems Inc., Ypsilanti, MI
Performed MEMS product development for new medical devices

  • Wireless, batteryless pressure sensor (cardiac and intracranial pressure monitor)

  • Micro-Coriolis mass flow sensor (drug infusion monitor)

  • Performed device layout and design using L-Edit and AutoCAD

  • Purchased of capital equipment (optical manual backside aligner, semi-automated wafer bonder)

  • Carried out process development and fabrication of MEMS devices for various customers via MEMS Foundry Services

  • Worked with start-ups, industry partners and universities to fabricate prototype devices and proof-of-concept designs

  • Developed standard operating procedures for photolithography, metal deposition, deep reactive ion etching, screen printing, and wafer-level bonding

Electrical Engineering Research Assistant                                        
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

  • Developed a low-pressure chemical vapor deposition(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

June 2022 - Present

February 2018 - Present

December 2020 - December 2021

September 2013 - February 2018

August 2009 - August 2013

April 2007 - August 2009

October 2004 - April 2007

September 2002 - October 2004

September 2015 - Present

March 2018 - June 2022

January 2022 - May 2022

Pro Exp


Doctor of Philosophy, Materials Science and Engineering
Boston University, Boston, MA August 2013
THESIS - Engineering aperiodic spiral order for photonic-plasmonic device applications

Master of Science, Electrical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH May 2006
THESIS - Development of low-stress, heavily doped, poly-SiC films for MEMS applications

Bachelor of Science, Physics
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA May 2002



Title: Development of a Colorimetric Sensor for Detection of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks

Agency: NIH, Budget period: 06/01/2019 – 05/31/2019

Role: Investigator/senior personal

Total Award: $225,000


Title: CREST Center for Interface Design and Engineered Assembly of low-dimensional systems (IDEALS)

Agency: NSF, Budget period: 04/01/2016 - 03/31/2021

Role: Investigator/senior personal

Total Award: $1,000,000/year


Title: Collaborative Research: REU Site: Nano-NY

Agency: NSF, Budget period: 03/01/2017 - 02/29/2020

Role: Investigator

Total Award: $75,948


Title: NYC Futureworks Nanofabrication Service Center

Agency: New York City Economic Development Corporation, Budget period: 11/01/2016 - 04/30/2018

Role: PI

Total Award: $208,264


MRI: Development of a scanning-probe-assisted confocal microscope for the investigation of optical and magnetic phenomena in arbitrary material systems and devices

Agency: NSF, Budget period: 03/01/2017 02/29/2018

Role: Co-PI

Budget: $601,318 + $257,659 Cost Share



Principles of Device Microfabrication                                                          
Columbia University, New York, NY
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Graduate Level

Laboratory Techniques for Research in Nanotechnology                             
The Graduate Center at the City University of New York, New York, NY
Chemistry and Physics Departments, Graduate Level

Microfluidic Devices in Biotechnology                                                              
City College of New York, New York, NY
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Graduate and Undergraduate Level

August 2016 - 2018

August 2015 - Present

August 2016 - 2018



Cleanroom experience (class 100, 1,000, and 10,000), photo-lithography, electron beam lithography (EBL), nano-imprint lithography, 3D laser lithography, lift-off, thin-film deposition (chemical vapor deposition, evaporation, sputtering), wafer bonding (fusion, anodic, glass frit paste), oxidation, diffusion, wet etching, reactive ion etching (DRIE and ICP), plasma cleaning, chemical mechanical polishing (CMP), glass frit screen printing, wafer dicing

Design and Simulation
Finite element modeling (Comsol), finite difference time-domain modeling (Lumerical), Matlab, AutoCAD, L-EDIT, LabVIEW, Mathematica, ion etch recipe development, CVD recipe development, photolithography recipe development, screenprint recipe development

Test and Characterization
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscope (AFM), X-ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), four-point probe, optical and stylus profilometry, ellipsometry, high throughput automated inspection systems

Optical Characterization
Dark-field scattering, Raman spectroscopy, photoluminescence and electroluminescence spectroscopy, lifetime spectroscopy, second harmonic excitation spectroscopy, photocurrent characterization, design and build of custom optical setups

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