Alissa M. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Founder & Managing Member Dr. Fitzgerald founded the company in 2003. She has over 20 years of engineering experience in MEMS design, fabrication and product development. Having developed more than a dozen distinct MEMS devices, such as piezoresistive cantilevers, ultrasound transducers, and infrared imagers, she advises clients on the entire technology development cycle, from business and IP strategy, to initial design and prototyping, to foundry transfer. She is a recognized expert on reliability of brittle materials. Prior to founding AMFitzgerald, Dr. Fitzgerald worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Sigpro, and Sensant Corporation, now part of Siemens. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from MIT and her doctorate from Stanford University in Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Fitzgerald has numerous journal publications, holds seven patents, and is a frequent lecturer at UC Berkeley, Stanford University and professional meetings. She served on the Governing Council of the MEMS Industry Group (MIG) from 2008-2014. In 2013, she was inducted into the MIG Hall of Fame. In 2014, she was the runner-up winner of the MEMS Consultant of the Year award from MIG.
Charles C. Chung, Ph.D., Design, Analysis & TestDr. Chung has over 16 years of engineering experience with MEMS devices. He has worked on multiple MEMS devices, including gyroscopes, microphones, accelerometers, pressure sensors, and DNA sequencing chips. His MEMS experience spans from technology and market analysis, to device design, prototyping, packaging and algorithm development, to testing and volume production. He has worked at several companies, including Intel, General MEMS, LV Sensors, Atmel, and Halcyon Molecular. He holds one patent and has two patents pending. He received his B.A. in Physics, Astrophysics, & Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, M.S. in Physics from Duke University, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Catherine Guittard, Finance & Operations Ms. Guittard has over 15 years in the high technology industry and is responsible for managing the company's finances and operations. She has a diverse background, working with small startups as well as large multinational corporations including Apple, Cisco Systems, and Symbol Technologies. Ms. Guittard has a B.S. in Business and Information Systems, is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and has received professional certifications in finance, HR management, and employment law.
Keith M. Jackson, Ph.D., Design, Analysis & Fabrication Dr. Jackson has been performing design, process development, and testing in the fields of MEMS and Semiconductors for more than 15 years. His expertise lies in creating novel process-integration solutions that enable both prototypes and transfer to manufacturing. Dr. Jackson has previously worked on process development for GE-Novasensor and Intel and has two patents. He received his B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Farzad Khademolhosseini, Ph.D., Design, Analysis & FabricationDr. Khademolhosseini has been performing research, design, process development, fabrication and testing in the fields of MEMS and BioMEMS for more than 7 years. He has worked on various MEMS and BioMEMS devices, including polymer based BioMEMS for medical & biological applications and MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes for inertial sensing applications. He also has experience in sterile techniques, biological assays, cell-culture and bio-compatibility/bio-functionality analysis of BioMEMS devices. He is the recipient of the Vanier CGS Award from the Government of Canada. Dr. Khademolhosseini received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Korene Mangelsen, Office AdministrationMs. Mangelsen has over 25 years of administrative experience and is responsible for overseeing the company's front office. She has a diverse background, working in the private and nonprofit sector serving San Mateo County. Ms. Mangelsen has a B.A. in Sociology.
Carolyn D. White, Ph.D., Design, Analysis & FabricationDr. White has a background in mechanics of materials and specializes in the design and fabrication of MEMS devices for a wide range of range of applications, which have included electrostatic actuators, microfluidics, and piezoelectric devices. She has additional experience in technology strategic analysis including of the evaluation of patent portfolios, feasibility studies, and cost/performance analysis. With over 15 years of experience in MEMS, Dr. White previously worked for Lucent Technologies and she is an active member of the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, previously serving on its Technical Advisory Committee. Dr. White received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
C.T. Kao, Ph.D., Design, Analysis & Simulation Dr. Kao has been performing analysis, simulation, and design of novel products in the fields of electronic packaging, semiconductor processing equipment, and MEMS for more than 10 years. While the main designer for a MEMS start-up company, he and his team successfully developed micro-mirror devices for portable display application, particularly aiming at mini and pico projectors, and took it from prototype to volume manufacturing with satisfactory reliability and yield. Dr. Kao previously worked for National Semiconductor and Applied Materials. He received his B.S. from National Taiwan University and M.S. from the University of Texas at Austin, both in Mechanical Engineering, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Aeronautics and Astronautics.