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PiMEMS utilizes the power of Titanium’s superior mechanical, chemical and electrical properties and biocompatibility to invent and construct Titanium based MEMS devices that offer thin, light, efficient and reliable technologies for many applications.
PiMEMS developed Titanium based Thermal Ground Plane (TiTGP) technology that offers the thinnest and the lightest high performance planar thermal solution for microelectronic applications. Read more
PiMEMS holds 10 patents on micro and nano fabrication of bulk titanium alloy and other metals to construct and package metal based micro devices.
PiMEMS is a privately held company founded in 2012 by a team of world leaders in MEMS, Micro-fluidics, and Engineering in Santa Barbara, California.
Dr. Bozorgi brings many years of experience in managing major indusjectrial prots in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is a leader in the fields of Titanium MEMS design, fabrication, and packaging. Dr. Bozorgi has developed several novel titanium based micro technologies at UCSB and PiMEMS with his colleagues. He earned his M.S. degree from the University of Southern California and his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has authored/co-authored more than 15 papers in the field and holds 8 patents.
Dr. MacDonald is an Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB. Before coming to UCSB, Prof. MacDonald was the Chairman of the School of Electrical Engineering at Cornell University.
From 1997 to 1999, Noel served as Director of the Federal Microsystems Technology Office at DARPA. In 2000 Dr. MacDonald was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to the development of the Scanning Auger Microprobe and Micromachined Micro-instruments.
Noel is an expert on MEMS and a pioneer of the Titanium-based MEMS field. He has generated two start-up companies based on 55 MEMS patents (from Cornell University) produced by DARPA research. Two companies, CALIENT Networks and Kionex, have used the DARPA derived IPs. CALIENT’s technology, based on deep-silicon plasma etch process technology, is used to make 3D Optical MEMS mirrors. These all optical switches have been deployed on the internet in Japan and are currently being used by the major Telecom companies in the United States and Europe. Kionex, Ithaca, NY uses the IP from the MacDonald former group at Cornell. Kionex is one of the top three producers of MEMS tri-axis accelerometers in the world.
Prof. MacDonald has written or co-authored over 100 papers and several book chapters and holds 61 patents.
Dr. John Foster is the President and Co-Founder of Owl biomedical, now a subsidiary of Miltenyi Biotec. Owl is producing the world’s first commercial cell sorter for human therapeutics.
Dr. Foster was previously the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and co-Founder of Innovative Micro Technology, a developer and manufacture of MEMS which serve industries including Bio-medical, Inertia Navigation, Optical Telecommunication, and Infrared systems. Dr. Foster was previously the COO of Applied Magnetics Malaysia, based in Penang. He has also served as a Product Manger and R&D Manager at IBM and was on the Faculty at Stanford University in Applied Physics. He is the co-inventor of the proximity recording disk drive at IBM, made the first real-space observation of individual molecules, and made the first observation of zero-point noise amplification in superfluid He4. Dr. Foster has a PhD. in Applied Physics from Stanford University (1984), a B.A. in Physics from University of California at San Diego (1980), and is the holder of 40 patents.
Mr. Fleischman worked nearly 7 years for TRW (now Northrop Grumman) on heat pipe technology for stabilizing the pilings on the Alaskan pipeline, cooling electronics, and spacecraft thermal control. He worked at Hughes Aircraft (now Boeing) 24 years on heat pipes for satellite thermal control. While at Hughes George was the principal investigator or co-investigator for a total of four 0-g experiments flown on the space shuttle. He is the principal author or co-author of nineteen technical papers on heat pipe technology, and co-inventor of five heat pipe related patents. He received a certificate of recognition from NASA for the creative development of technology in 1978. Mr. Fleischman left Raytheon in El Segundo in 2010 after working there for 10 years. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University.
Dr. Gott is an expert in design and fabricating metal based MEMS devices, particularly developing processing techniques to micro and nano fabricate titanium bulk substrate. Dr. Gott received her B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Walla Walla University in 2009 and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside in 2014.
Invited talk at GOMAC Tech Microelectronics Conference
March 20-23, 2017, Reno, NV