Semiconductor Manufacturing Intellectual Property, Materials Science, Failure Analysis
ID: 739523 California, USA
His expertise extends across a diverse clientele, encompassing established consumer electronics brands, automotive giants, government entities, and emerging seed-stage startups. He brings a wealth of insights to bear on subjects ranging from technical feasibility and product-market alignment to intricate automotive component recalls, semiconductor manufacturing glitches, medical device malfunctions, natural gas pipeline ruptures, and intricate intellectual property disputes.
Beyond his consulting endeavors, Expert is an active researcher within the esteemed Materials Science and Engineering Department of a prestigious university. His pioneering work involves the revolutionary concept of laser crystal splitting of sphalerite III-V materials, a groundbreaking manufacturing technology he spearheaded. This innovation holds the promise of significantly reducing the production costs associated with GaAs and other sphalerite III-V semiconductor materials and devices.
In addition to his academic and consulting roles, Expert is the driving force behind a private investment partnership that he established. Focused on ventures with a strong foundation in physical sciences and pivotal technological raw materials, this partnership underscores his commitment to advancing cutting-edge advancements across various industries.
Furthermore, Expert's expansive knowledge extends even to the realm of residential construction methods and materials, reflecting his multifaceted approach to innovation.
Through his groundbreaking research, versatile consulting prowess, and keen insights into emerging technologies, he continues to shape industries, inspire breakthroughs, and champion transformative change. His unique blend of expertise positions him at the forefront of scientific progress and innovation, and his contributions resonate across academia, industry, and investment spheres alike.
|Year: 2014||Degree: PHD||Subject: Materials Science and Engineering||Institution: Stanford University|
|Year: 2014||Degree: MS||Subject: Materials Science and Engineering||Institution: Stanford University|
|Year: 2009||Degree: BS||Subject: Materials Science and Engineering||Institution: Stanford University|
|Years: 2023 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Researcher (Part-Time)||Department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering|
Responsibilities:Part-time researcher working on a laser-based III-V semiconductor manufacturing technology
(a role that he has held off and on since June 2014, with activity picking up substantially since June 2023)
|Years: 2017 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Managing Partner||Department:|
Responsibilities:Manager of a private investment partnership that focuses on physical-sciences-intensive investment opportunities.
|Years: 2016 to 2016||Employer: QVT Financial, LP||Title: Investment Analyst||Department:|
Responsibilities:Semiconductors, lasers, batteries, and other physical-sciences-intensive industries.
|Years: 2015 to 2016||Employer: Self Employed||Title: Founder and CEO||Department:|
Responsibilities:A spinout of Employer, was founded to commercialize a laser-based epitaxial layer transfer process for making high-efficiency III-nitride (e.g. Gallium nitride, GaN) semiconductor devices such as power transistors, LEDs, laser diodes, and RF chips.
|Years: 2014 to 2013||Employer: Exponent Failure Analysis Associates||Title: Associate - Science and Engineering Consultant||Department: Materials and Corrosion Engineering|
Responsibilities:Failure analysis and prevention in a variety of fields, including gas pipelines, smartphone components, medical implants, automotive glass, and semiconductor manufacturing. Technical consulting for intellectual property disputes in the field of electronics.
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Completed Jeff Schox' patent law course at Employer.
Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
|Publications and Patents Summary|
Ph.D. dissertation: 1
Time Magazine publication: 1
|Expert Witness Experience|
|-Litigation (defense): Advised in a case involving alleged misappropriation of trade secrets relating to semiconductor manufacturing equipment design
-Litigation (plaintiff): Worked with an electronics technology company to show patent infringement by a competitor
-Litigation (defense): Investigated fatigue failures in titanium pedicle (spinal) screws
-Litigation (plaintiff): Investigated seal failures on insulated glass units (“fog” between the panes of a window)
-Litigation (defense): Investigated an underground chemical pipeline leak
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Consulting on matters of materials science and intellectual property since 2009, examples of prior consulting engagements include:
-Worked with a seed stage startup company to determine technical feasibility and product-market fit of a novel home energy backup system
-Advised a consumer electronics company in its development of a next generation display technology
-Worked with a seed stage startup company to determine feasibility and product-market fit of a novel portable energy storage device
-Supported an auto manufacturer in an investigation into tempered glass sunroof failures
-Investigated manufacturing defects in composite wind turbine blades
-Worked with a medical device company to determine the cause of an intermittent manufacturing defect in a polymer assembly
-Advised a utility company in its investigation of a natural gas pipeline rupture
-Worked with a government agency to investigate the failure of steel boiler tubes in the HVAC system of a large government facility
Fields of Expertise
materials science, patent law, failure analysis, Semiconductor Manufacturing Intellectual Property, trade secret misappropriation, III-V semiconductors, silicon processing, lasers, Thin film deposition processes, Epitaxial deposition, chemical vapor deposition, metal organic chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, Sputtering, ion beam assisted deposition, evaporation, electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Medical device failure analysis, metallurgy, tempered glass, fracture analysis, corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement, stress corrosion cracking, adhesives, insulated glass unit failure, accident investigation, Construction Materials