Award winning, Oxford Educated scientist whose areas of expertise include medical imaging, electronics, semi-conductors, medical devices, sensors, MEMS, signal processing and image processing. Experience in industries/applications including medical devices, imaging, consumer electronics, biometric security, and electrical power delivery. Extensive Intellectual Property experience including patent development, analysis, licensing, and strategy. Serial inventor who holds 22 U.S. Patents with several pending. Diverse industry experience including multi-nationals such as GE, Medtronic, Samsung and Siemens as well as several start-ups. Well published. Winner of grants from National Institute of Health and DARPA. Extensive international consulting experience. IEEE Senior Member since 2004. Three years’ experience teaching electrical and computer engineering. Holds BA and MA in Physics from Oxford as well as Doctorate from Oxford in Materials Science.
CURRENT WORK includes:
HONORS AND AWARDS
EXPERTS FIRM (2012 – present)
Consultant in the areas of ultrasound, MEMS, electronics, patent strategy and litigation support.
CEPHASONICS, INC. (previously Samplify; 2011 - present)
Responsible for technical direction of a start-up seeking to commoditize front-end and beam formation electronics.
Advised CEO on all technical matters, deeply involved in angel and VC fund-raising.
Extensive customer interaction: marketed products to imaging and non-traditional customers.
SIEMENS HEALTHCARE, ULTRASOUND DIVISION
Senior Manager, Engineering, Mountain View, CA: 2005-2011
Delivered 3 ASICs on tight schedule to support new Silicon Ultrasound product line.
Managed team of eight engineers to design, test and manufacture all electronics needed for introduction of Silicon Ultrasound transducers.
Technology evangelist presenting weekly to customers at Siemens’ Innovation Center.
Manager, Research and Development, San Leandro, CA: 2003-2005
Managed group which created electronics for first 2D and 3D images using silicon ultrasound transducer.
Co-authored successful grant proposal to DARPA on battlefield ultrasound imaging and surgery. $7.5 M was awarded to Sensant and its collaborator.
Senior Staff Engineer, San Leandro, CA: 2000-2003
Design of new types of imaging systems using capacitive micro-fabricated ultrasound transducers (cMUTs, also known as Silicon Ultrasound.)
Co-authored several successful SBIR grant proposals.
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Physicist, Corporate R&D, Niskayuna, NY: 1990-2000
Designed algorithms for IC implementation; resulting beamforming IC was the heart of GE’s successful entry into the premium ultrasound market.
Developed statistical methods (now patented) for robust simultaneous design of transducer and imaging system to six-sigma quality standards.
Much transducer design, acoustic field simulation and measurement.
Research in signal processing for improved image quality and blood flow estimation. Several of these signal processing innovations are used in current GE products.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Urbana, IL: 1987-1990
Research in scanning laser acoustic microscopy to characterize tissue, and applications of neural networks to ultrasonic imaging.
Taught courses in circuit theory, medical imaging and acoustics.
D.Phil. in Materials Science, Oxford University, UK: 1984-1987.
B.A. and M.A. in Physics with 1st class honors, Oxford University, UK: 1981-1984.
Invited Papers and other papers
Available upon reques
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