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Expert in Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Carbon Nanotubes, Thin Films, and Patent Strategy

Expert ID: 729958 Illinois, USA

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A young veteran of the technology startup world, Expert most recently held the position of chief executive officer at a carbon nanotube supply company that was spun out of Northwestern University in early 2007. Initially hired as business development manager, Expert was promoted to CEO in late 2008. As chief executive, he helped grow NanoIntegris from a fledgling startup to an established, well-known enterprise in the nanotechnology industry. Among other things, Expert's responsibilities as CEO included managing new product R&D, domestic and international sales/marketing, business development, intellectual property licensing, patent prosecution, fundraising, and grant writing. Notably, under Expert's direction, The firm was able to reduce the cost of its core nanomaterial products by several orders of magnitude, resulting in a proportional increase in revenue from product sales (the exact cost and revenue figures are, however, confidential). Expert was also instrumental in establishing distributor relationships with resellers in North America, Europe, and Asia; negotiating terms for joint-development/supply contracts with OEMs and other nanomaterials manufacturers in the US and abroad; and securing over $1.5 million in grant funding. Through collaboration with vendors, customers, and development partners, Expert gained a keen understanding of the potential commercial applications for carbon nanotubes and other nanomaterials, such as thin-film integrated circuits, transparent conductors, chemical sensors, and optical detectors.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2004 Degree: BA Subject: Philosophy Institution: Princeton University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2011 Employer: NanoIntegris, Inc. Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: The Kisco Group Title: Operations Manager Department: Responsibilities:

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Expert has connections with numerous manufacturers of specialty devices used for the processing (i.e., dispersion, deposition, separation, and purification) of multiple nanomaterials.
Marketing Experience
Expert has had extensive contact with researchers at dozens of companies and academic institutions developing real-world applications for carbon nanotubes and other nanomaterials. This has given him a unique, privileged perspective on the state of the art of many promising, near and mid-term commercial nanotechnologies, and the subtle, often obscured, roadblocks to productization presently facing each.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has roughly five years of experience writing, researching, and formulating general prosecution strategies for method and composition-of-matter patents in the nanotechnology space. He has also authored 7+ Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Innovation Program (TIP) grants, resulting in the award of over $1.5 million for technology commercialization work from the National Science Foundation and the US Dept. of Defense.

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