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The Business Reality of Micro and Nano Technologies
March 31-April 1, 2005
Four Points Sheraton, Ann Arbor

Speaker Biographies
(Listed in alphabetical order)

Sarah Audet, Ph.D., Director, Sensor Discovery Engineering, Medtronic, Inc.
Sarah received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Sate University of New York in the area of Medical Technology in 1982. After working two years at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Sarah returned to graduate school and received her Master's of Science Degree from Boston University in 1986, and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands in 1990.

Sarah has worked in the area of sensor design, development, and manufacture since 19990 at several companies including AT&T, Princeton Gamma-Tech, Motorola, and Medtronic. In addition to her direct responsibilities, Sarah is involved with mentoring high schools students, mentoring women within Medtronic, and volunteering to assist with external programs involved with educating students in the area of science at centers such as the University of St. Thomas and the Bakken Museum.

Marlene Bourne, Vice President Research and Principal Analyst, Small Times Media, and former Analyst, In-Stat/MDR
Ms. Bourne's primary role at Small Times Media is to create best-in-class market research on emerging technologies (from the chip to the end-use product), with a focus on the MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) and Nanotechnology segments. She is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on MEMS, including the devices, companies, markets and applications of this dynamic industry.

Ms. Bourne has provided insight on MEMS to many business and technical publications, including the Economist, Forbes, Business Week, Investor's Business Daily, Los Angeles Times Magazine, PC Magazine the New York Times, USA Today, and Business 2.0. She has appeared on CNET News and authored numerous articles, some of which have appeared in Electronic News, EE Times, and other industry journals, and is a regular contributor to Micro Nano Newsletter and Small Times Magazine.

Prior to joining Small Times Media, Ms. Bourne was a Senior Analyst at  In-Stat/MDR, where she was responsible for the creation and launch of the company's MEMS Markets and Technologies Service. Before that, she worked as a freelance industry analyst specializing in MEMS, as well as a wide range of sensors and sensor-based technologies. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Wisconsin - Stout and a Master of Arts in International Business and International Economics from the American University in Washington, DC.

Daryl Boudreaux, Partner for Technology Transfer, Nanoholdings, LLC
Prior to his current position, Daryl founded and led the technology transfer office at Rice University and grew it rapidly to parity with similar universities. He started 13 new companies out of Rice, eight in the first two years, seven of which were nanotechnology companies. He was responsible for assessment and commercialization of technologies that grew from university research programs and for negotiating all intellectual property and business development matters for the university. Prior to Rice University, Daryl established the Office of Technology Transfer for the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Previously Daryl had a highly successful 25 year career at AlliedSignal, where he was senior executive in the corporate RD&E organization. He led engineering development and information technology groups whose objectives served the company's business units as well as external licensees. He began his career at AlliedSignal as a physicist and did research as well in materials science and chemistry. Prior to that he was Associate Professor of Physics a the Polytechnic University of New York and was a postdoctoral Research Associate at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University. He earned his Ph.D. In Physics from the Pennsylvania State University.   

David J. Brophy, Ph.D., Director, Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
Professor David J. Brophy is a member of the Finance faculty at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where he teaches courses in venture capital and private equity finance. He is Director of the School's Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance and is a member of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies Executive Committee.

He has published extensive research on venture capital and private equity finance and has twice won the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies Research Award. He authored the book Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and has published a large number of research papers in this and other aspects of finance. He is a founding member of the Journal of Business Venturing editorial board, the Journal of Private Equity Finance, and the International Venture Capital Journal.

He has been a director of several public companies and is involved as a director, investor and/or advisor to emerging technology-based companies, banks, money market funds, and financial services firms including Compass Technology Partners, under Capital Management, Continental Capital, River Place Holdings and  general Motors Acceptance Corporation Wholesale Auto Receivables Corporation.

Craig Gomulka, Director, Draper Triangle Ventures
Prior to joining Draper Triangle, Craig worked as a summer associate for Intel Corporation where he developed supplier cost models and price negotiation tools. Before embarking upon graduate school, Craig was employed by RRZ investment Management, an institutional money management firm where he was responsible for the portfolio management and trading of $100 million of fixed income investments, as well as the design and programming of fixed and equity trading tools. Craig serves on the board of Hypernex and oversees the Draper Triangle investment in Imago Scientific Instruments. Craig received his B.A. in Geology, concentrating in geochemistry and crystallography, from Colgate University in 1994, and achieved his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration in 2000. In addition, Craig was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in September of 2000.

Ryan Hayes, Ph.D., Director of Business Development, Dendritic Nanotechnologies, Inc.
Dr. Hayes, a Michigan native, has recently returned to Michigan to assist in the commercialization of dendritic-based nanotechnologies for DNT. He will be assisting Dr. Donald Tomalia (President, CTO) and Dr. Robert Berry (CEO) by initiating and assessing business opportunities for this versatile nanoscale material. DNT's revolutionary material promises exciting breakthroughs for in-vitro and in-vivo diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

After finishing his doctoral program in 2002, Dr. Hayes worked for Lynntech as a research scientist in which he helped secure SBIR funding, develop prototypes, and commercialize advanced sensor systems for medical and industrial applications. Ryan's graduate work was with molecular electronics using time-resolved laser systems to monitor and ocntrol the flow of electronic information within molecular and supermolecular systems under Dr. Michael Wasielewski at Northwestern University. Ryan received his BS Chemistry degree from Andrews University in 1994. H also spent a year as a high school chemistry teacher in Lansing, MI and two years working as an analytical chemist/microbiologist for Great Lakes Scientific before entering graduate school.

Michael Janse, Associate, ARCH Venture Partners
Mr. Janse joined ARCH Venture Partners in mid-2002 following earlier roles as an intern and then consultant. He currently concentrates on investment opportunities in advanced semiconductor products, communications infrastructure, and novel materials. Mr. Janse currently supports ARCH portfolio companies Crystal-IS, Inc. and AlfaLight, Inc. From 1995 through 2000, Mr. Janse worked in Motorola's Semiconductor Product's Sector as a process engineer and marketed semiconductor components to manufacturers of personal computers and networking products. Mr. Janse holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University. 

Thomas C. Kinnear, Executive Director, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
Professor Kinnear is the Executive Director of the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. For many years, Professor Kinnear has served as an advisor, investor, and board member in start-up companies such as BlueGill Technologies, Avail Networks, and Network Express. He distinguished himself as the University of Michigan's former Vice President of Development and the Business School's D. Maynard Phelps Professor of Marketing. In 1997, he was awarded the Eugene Applebaum Professorship of Entrepreneurial Studies. Professor Kinnear holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a bachelor's degree from Queen's University.

Michael McCorquodale, Ph.D., CEO and CTO, Mobius Microsystems
Dr. Michael McCorquodale co-founded Mobius with a vision to build a lasting enterprise and to position Mobius as the leader of semiconductor design integration. He comes to Mobius with a breadth of experience in technology research and development. Dr. McCorquodale received the B.S.E. with honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and the M.S.E. and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2000 and 20004 respectively.

While at Michigan, he originated several unique microsystems designs and concepts that have won national and international semiconductor design competitions. He has published and presented his research at a breadth of technical conferences and currently holds one U.S. patent with two additional pending. Dr. McCorquoale's semiconductor industry experience includes managing communication system engineering activities for NASA satellite subsystems and developing multi-GHz InP and SiGe integrated circuits while at Hughes Space and Communications Company, Los Angeles, California. Dr. McCorquodale received the 2003 Michigan College of Engineering Entrepreneurial Leadership Award and the 2003 Distinguished Michigan Electrical Engineer award. While a graduate student he was the sole national recipient for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Doctoral Fellowship.

David J. Monk, Ph.D., Sensor Development Engineering Manager, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Dave Monk received his BSChE from the University of Iowa in 1989, a Ph.D. from the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center at the University of California, Berkeley in 1993, and an MBA with emphasis on technology at Arizona State University in 1997.

He joined Motorola Sensor Products Division in 1993and has held positions in MEMS package development, project management of a CMOS surface micromachining integration for a pressure sensor, and is presently the manager of the Sensor Development Engineering group, including systems engineering, IC design, transducer design, package development, and test development. He has 11 patents, over 60 publications, and is active in the MEMS community.

Khalil Najafi, Professor, Director Solid State Electronics Lab of WIMS, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan
Professor Najafi received the Ph.D. in EE from the University of Michigan in 1986. His research areas include MEMS, interface circuits, micromachining technologies, telemetry circuits, and implantable biomedical microsystems.

Nader Najafi, Ph.D., President and CEO, Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc.
Nader Najafi received MS and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan (1988 and 1992, respectively) performing research on integrated micro machined gas sensors and next-generation smart sensing systems. He joined IBM Corporation (Burlington, Vermont) in 1992 as a research scientist, where he was also assigned by IBM to be a member of the Project Technical Advisory Board (PTAB) of SEMATECH Sensor Bus Project.

In January 1995, Nader left IBM and co-founded Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) and since has served as its President and CEO. ISSYS is a vertically integrated company that uses MEMS technologies for the manufacturing of advanced micro-machined devices and high-performance sensing systems for medical and analytical applications. He provides overall company leadership and is integrally involved in strategic planning, technology strategy, financial management, marketing strategy, business infrastructure development, and recruiting.

Nader has authored four issued and 10 pending patents, and over 45 publications. He was the first elected Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board, NSF Engineering Research Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems at the University of Michigan. Nader is also actively involved in many local and national activities, including an invited member of 2003 main Recommendation Committee (Blue Ribbon) panel for the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (NSF-ERC) program, a member of the Board of Directors of "Michigan Microsystems Alliance," and invited member of "MEMS Technology Roadmap and Industry Congress." He is also co-founder of "Michigan High-tech CEO Alliance (MicHTeC)," January 200r. MicHTeC is a non-profit organization that promotes the prosperity of high-tech companies in Michigan.

Jayson D. Pankin, New Venture Creation Specialist, Delphi Technologies, Inc.
Jayson leads Delphi Technologies, Inc.'s commercialization activities targeting spin-outs of potential "game changing technologies" into start-up companies. This includes creating internal incubators, such as for a 3D packaging simulation software and external ventures, such as the planned spin-out of SpaceForm, Inc. to commercialize a disruptive metal welding technology.  Jayson is developing a pipeline of additional game changing technologies as candidates for future spinout.

For twenty-five years, Jayson has been a venture partner specializing in early stage and turnaround situations. He has started and participated in new ventures in a variety of industries: biotechnology, material sciences, retail, insurance, CRM, and packaging. He has worked with numerous universities and Fortune 1,000 companies to acquire emerging technologies and form commercialization partnerships to grow new products and companies. He was a founder of Titan Auto, Inc., one of the largest insurance companies in Michigan and ahs advance the commercialization of artificial blood and biological therapies for cancer and other serious illnesses. He started a non-profit foundation in Russia that used the broadcast media to disseminate pro-democracy motion pictures throughout the former Soviet Union. He earned his BBA in Accounting and MBA in International Business at the George Washington University.

Tim Patterson, Business Unit Manager, Noble Polymers
Mr. Patterson leads business development efforts at Noble Polymers, a leader in high performance resin compounds and plastics solutions. The company is dedicated to making their community involvement a benchmarking model for others in the industry. In addition to offering compounds and resin materials that accommodate specific customer requirements, the company also specializes in material selection, integrated design analysis and empirical testing. Noble Polymers' combination of service and expertise allows customers to develop solutions from conceptualization to final part production.  

Chris Rizik, Co-founder, Ardesta, LLC
Chris is a founder, officer and board member of Ardesta, LLC, a leader in providing venture capital and growth resources to the burgeoning "small tech" industry. Prior to forming Ardesta, Chris served as Managing Director of Avalon Investments, Inc., a $100 million Ann Arbor, Michigan-based venture capital firm specializing in investments in high-tech businesses. Chris was also previously a senior partner with Dickinson Wright PLC, one of the Midwest's oldest and largest law firms, where he served as chief outside legal counsel for dozens of technology-based companies.

Chris is a frequent lecturer on emerging business, technology and venture capital topics, and has taught courses or guest lectured at various universities. He has served as Chair of the Michigan Microsystems Alliance, a public/private consortium designed to advance the development of nano and micro-technologies in Michigan, and is currently a board member of several privately held small tech companies. Chris has also served in board or committee positions with several community and charitable organizations. He was named by Crain's Detroit Business magazine as one of its "40 under 40."

Chris received an undergraduate accounting degree with high honors from Michigan State University and a law degree with honors from the University of Michigan. he also passed the Certified Public Accounting examination and was a professional at Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Matt Roush, Editor, Great Lakes IT Report
Matt Roush joined WWJ Newsradio 950 in August 2001 to spearhead the launch of the Great Lakes IT Report (GLITR), a daily IT newsletter delivered every business morning to the desktops of Michigan's technology decision makers. Roush, GLITR's editor and technology editor at WWJ, covers the tech world broadly, including hardware, software, advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and tech education.

Prior to WWJ, Roush spent more than 10 years at Crain's Detroit Business. Originally hired as a banking reporter, he was transferred to the retailing beat in 1994, which is when he started covering the Internet. He took over the tech beat at Crain's full time in 1998. Roush has been in journalism in Michigan since 1978. Prior to Crain's he was a reporter and editor of newspapers in Three Rives, Leland, Traverse City and Kalamazoo. H is a native of Three Rivers and a 1978 graduate of Albion College. Roush, a resident of Dearborn, is active in his community and church. He is the winner of numerous journalism awards. He is married and the father of two children.

John T. Santini, Jr., Ph.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer, MicroCHIPS, Inc.
John T. Santini, Jr, Ph.D. is the President and Chief Scientific Officer of MicroCHIPS, Inc., which develops implantable microdevices for drug delivery and biosensing applications. He has given numerous invited lectures on BioMEMS (bio-micro-electro-mechanical systems) and has authored or co-authored 12 patents, 16 pending patents, and several technical papers. In 2002, Dr. Santini was honored by Technology Review Magazine as one of the Top 100 Young Innovators in the world. He is also a member of the Governing Council of the MEMS industry Group, an organization dedicated to the advancement and commercialization of MEMS technology in the United States. Prior to founding MicroCHIPS, he obtained his Ph.D. in chemical engineering as a National Science Foundation Fellow from M.I.T. Dr. Santini also graduated with a B.S.E. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Steve Swanson, Chairman and CEO, Nanocerox
After being introduced to Nanocerox (formerly TAL Materials, Inc.) through the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Mr. Swanson assembled a group of angel investors and became the CEO of Nanocerox in 2001. He previously served as the Managing Director of Arbor Partners, a Michigan-based VC firm. In 1973, Mr. Swanson founded Swanson Capital Management, a Michigan-based investment advisory firm. By 1998, he sold his interest in Swanson Capital and retired as Chairman of the Board. At the time the firm was managing assets approaching $200M and had clients in 20 states.

In 1989 he instituted a process of reviewing private, early to mid-stage companies and led a group of private investors in making equity investments. That effort resulted in the investment of more than $5M in seven companies, six of which were technology-related businesses. Several of these investments have experienced successful exits. In particular and investment in Network Express resulted in a return of almost 122 times invested capital when Cabletron, Inc. acquired the company in 1996. Steve received a B.S. in business administration from Indiana University in 1967. In 1981 he completed the Wharton School of Business Securities Institute Crouse.

Maria Thompson, Co-founder, President and CEO, T/J Technologies, Inc.
T/J Technologies is a recognized leader in advanced materials design and synthesis, the company focuses on the design and development of materials whose architecture is controlled at the nanometer scale. Devices that realize the greatest benefit from T/J Technologies' products include fuel cells, lithium-ion and lithium polymer batteries and other alternative energy devices.

Ms. Thompson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in industrial design. After college, she spent two years in product development at Steelcase. She was awarded a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management fellowship and returned to the University of Michigan to earn a Masters of Business Administration degree. Ms. Thompson has over six years of marketing experience at IBM where she was assigned to develop the technology and service business in a global automobile market segment. In that role she increased business by 150% over a two-year period, and received numerous company wards.

Ms. Thompson and her husband, Dr. Levi Thompson, founded T/J Technologies, Inc. in 1991. In addition to commercial contracts, the company has secured contracts from NIST, Lockheed Martin, the Army, Air Force, BMDO, NASA, NSF, DOE and EOA. T/J Technologies has assembled an extensive patent portfolio including U.S. and international issued and pending patents in the fields of electrode materials and manufacturing processes.

T/J Technologies has attracted national recognition. In 2003, Ms. Thompson was invited to speak to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business as part of the Small Business Administration's 50th Anniversary. T/J Technologies was awarded two prestigious and highly competitive Advance Technology Program (ATP) Grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the development of new battery anode materials and fuel cells. In March 2000, T/J Technologies received the Nunn/Perry Award from the Department of Defense for its ultracapacitor development with Lockheed Martin. The award was established in 1995 in  honor of former Senator Sam Nunn, who sponsored the legislation that created the DoD Mentor Protege Program, and former Secretary of Defense William Perry. Business Direct Weekly chose Ms. Thompson as one of 2004's "Most Influential Women." In 2000, Ms. Thompson was named one of Metro Detroit's Innovators by Crain's Detroit Business. In 1999, the company ranked #4 among all privately held Michigan companies in terms of five year revenue growth. In June 1999, the Small Business Association of Michigan recognized T/J Technologies with its "Product of the Year Award" for its ultracapacitor. T/J Technologies was a recipient of the 1998 Black Enterprise Magazine "Innovator of the Year" award. This award honors a minority-owned company that has successfully set trends and broken new ground in its industry. Additional recognition includes receipt of the 1999 and 1998 "Fast Track Award" from the Washtenaw County, Michigan Business Development Council and features in Fortune Small Business (2/05), Black Enterprise, the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press and the Ann Arbor News. T/J Technologies' ultracapacitor technology was featured in the cover story entitles "30 Hot Ideas" in the August / September, 1998 issue of Your Company (a subsidiary of Fortune).

Ms. Thompson is actively involved in the community, is a member of the Advanced Technology Advisory Board for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Board of Directors for the Wright Fuel Cell Council, and the Board of Trustees for Day Croft Montessori School. She also served three years on the Board of the Small Business Association of Michigan and has served on the boards of several non profit organizations. She is a life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and on the Executive Board of the Ann Arbor chapter of Jack and Jill of America. She and her husband, Dr. Levi Thompson, have two daughters, ages ten and eight.

Donn Tice, CEO, Nano-Tex, Inc.
Donn Tice joined Nano-Tex, Inc. as CEO in January 2003. Known for his broad company building, consumer branding and market development experience, Donn has quickly driven Nano-Tex's worldwide expansion into new markets in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Prior to joining Nano-Tex, Donn was CEO of Winterland, which he led from $30 million to $100 million in sales and worldwide market leadership in the licensed apparel and merchandise industry. In previous roles, Donn managed Procter & Gamble's $1 billion Folgers coffee business, and introduced category-creating new products for Dreyer's and Edy's Grand Ice Cream, including the industry's first "Light" Ice Cream, and the first packaged Frozen Yogurt.

Donn is a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences on topics ranging from business strategy to company development and commercialization of new technologies, and has also recently been quoted in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He also serves on the advisory board of the NanoBusiness Alliance, and is an officer of Young President's Organization (YPO).

Donn holds a BA in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Donn lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and their two teenage children.

Curt Volkmann, Strategy and Alliances, Dow Ventures
Curt's tenure at Dow now spans 22+ years. He has worked in research, product development and technical sales as applied to drugs for pharmaceuticals, pesticides for agriculture, polymers for the automotive and appliance industrial applications. Additionally, he has directed engineering for both product qualification and process developments, site director for health and safety, co-lead on obtaining ISO 900 certification at the group, function and business level and champion for integrating Six Sigma processes into our stage-gate product development process.

Awarded corporate inventor of the year and co-authored eight patents in multi-disciplined fields. He has lead strategy development teams to research and build scenarios for several mega-industries going out to 2010 and 2025 respectively. The deployment of value chain analysis along with other exploration tools has led to the identification of business openings for Dow to pursue. Several ventures have now been launched to capture these opportunities.

Currently, besides tinkering on business models and defining the process on how to build out "billion" dollar businesses, Curt volunteers time with school related fund raising events to help place high technology tools into the hands of children. He actively mentors students from the grade school level up through MBA students and occasionally gets put on probation by the principals for the unexplained pyrotechnics that occur in school labs. A native from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Marquette University, a Master of Science in Engineering, and an MBA, from Michigan State University, and additional post graduate work in Polymer/material Science from two "other" Michigan Universities.

Jeff Williams, President and CEO, HandyLab
Jeff previously served as President and CEO of Genomic Solutions, Inc., an Ann Arbor-based life science instrumentation company he co-founded in 1997. He led Genomic Solutions through a period of rapid growth culminating in an IPO on Nasdaq in 2000 and merger with Harvard Biosciences, Inc. in late 2002. After the merger, Jeff remained with Genomic Solutions as its President and joined the Harvard Board of Directors.

Prior to Genomic Solutions, Jeff was COO of International Remote Imaging Systems (IRIS), a publicly-traded, California-based company specializing in digital imaging for the clinical diagnostic and research markets. Prior to IRIS, he spent approximately five years at Boehringer Mannheim (now part of Hoffman LaRoche), a $4 billion healthcare company with interests in clinical diagnostics, orthopedics, therapeutics, and research chemicals. In his last position at Boehringer, Jeff was located in the company's global headquarters in clinical diagnostic business. Jeff held previous positions with Boehringer in general management, strategic planning and marketing. Prior to Boehringer, he was employed in the Organon Pharmaceutical division of Akzo Nobel. Jeff received a B.S. in Biology (summa cum laude) from Alma College and an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan.

Kensall D. Wise, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, and Director, Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS), and NSF Engineering Research Center
At the University of Michigan, Ken Wise has served as director of its solid-State Electronics Laboratory; Center for Integrated Sensors and Circuits; SRC Program in Automated Semiconductor Laboratory; Center for Integrated MicroSystems. His expertise includes integrated circuit process technology; solid-state sensors and microsystems for use in health care, environmental monitoring and industrial process control; and design and applications of custom and commercial integrated electronics. Mr. Wise is a consultant to many industrial organizations and holds more than two dozen patents.

among his numerous awards are: 1987 NASA Certificate of Recognition for the Innovative Development of Technology, for his integrated gas flow controller; 1997 Aristotle Award from the Semiconductor Research Corporation; 1996 Columbus Prize for an individual American who has improved, or is attempting to improve, the world through ingenuity and innovation; 1997 Aristotle Award from the Semiconductor Research Corporation for deep commitment to the educational experience of students, emphasizing student advising and teaching through research; and the 1999 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Field Award for pioneering contributions to the development of solid-state sensors, circuits, and integrated sensing systems. Prior to joining the university, he was employed at Bell Telephone. He has served as guest editor and associate editor for various trade journals. Mr. Wise earned his B.S.E.E. at Purdue University and M.S.E.E. at Stanford University Laboratories.

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