Fast, on-site, laboratory-grade water testing
Entrepreneur with wide-ranging skill sets, from web programming to microfabrication to technical writing. Experience in high-tech business development and project management.
Performed numerical simulations of stochastic polymer dynamics coupled with fluid dynamics in microfluidic channels using Matlab, leading to the invention of a novel separation method for uncharged polymers. Developed a web-based inventory system with a SOAP interface for QuickBooks and SugarCRM, improving product sales and inventory management capabilities.
Founded the company, growing from two to five full-time employees and $1.8MM in annual revenue. Spearheaded research and development of multiple products, including ultra-high resolution display technologies and scientific research instrumentation, resulting in the companys first product sales. Nurtured the company from a single federal research grant to financial stability by negotiating license agreements, research contracts, and alliances totaling more than $4MM. Helped the company move novel technologies into new markets by obtaining $500,000 in federal small-business research grants and contracts. Developed multiple software packages, including a complete e-commerce site in PHP/MySQL, allowing a small team to manage multiple product lines. Mentored high-school and undergraduate students through successful, complex scientific research, yielding publishable results.
Developed a highly interdisciplinary project interfacing ophthalmology with microfabrication and microfluidics, resulting in a highly successful project with interviews in the popular press (Scientific American, New Scientist, and Biophotonics) and six peer-reviewed scientific publications. Lead a research effort requiring management of multiple skilled participants, from lab technicians to ophthalmic surgeons, presenting the research results at multiple scientific conferences. Dissertation: The Artificial Synapse Chip: From Proteins to Prostheses