Insight from leading scientists.
Some of the leading scientists in printed and organic electronics are part of the Thinfilm Technology Council. Their experience and insights help Thinfilm chart our product development course.
Ana Claudia Arias
Ana Claudia Arias is an Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the University of California, she was the Manager of the Printed Electronic Devices Area and a Member of Research Staff at PARC, a Xerox company, Palo Alto, CA, where she used inkjet printing techniques to fabricate organic active matrix display backplanes for paper-like displays and flexible sensors. She led the semiconductor group at Plastic Logic in Cambridge, UK, prior to joining PARC. She did her Ph.D. on semiconducting polymer blends for photovoltaic devices at the University of Cambridge, UK. She received her master and bachelor degrees in Physics from the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil. Her research work in Brazil focused on the use of semiconducting polymers for light-emitting diodes. Dr. Arias is a member of the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society (MRS) and a member of the technical advisory board of Linde Nanomaterials.
Raj B Apte
Dr. Apte is presently a Rapid Evaluator for Google™, where he invents and evaluates potential highpayoff projects (aka Moonshots) for significant investments by Google™. Prior to his current role, Dr. Apte spent two decades at PARC, a Xerox company, as a principal scientist and area manager. While at PARC, he oversaw much of the group's poly-silicon research initiatives and managed projects focused on imaging technology, large area array testing, oxide (IGZO) semiconductors, novel back-plane design, and laser recrystallization. Dr. Apte is widely published and has 43 issued patents to his credit. He holds PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.