Dr. Anton Tremsin, Ph.D.
Consulting Principal Scientist, Arradiance
In addition to his role as Consulting Principal Scientist at Arradiance, Dr. Tremsin is an Associate Research Scientist and Lecturer at the Space Sciences Laboratory of the University of California at Berkeley. Anton has authored or co-authored more than 89 publications in refereed journals and has presented numerous talks at the international conferences around the world. He served as a referee in several scientific journals and committees. Anton holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, USSR Academy of Sciences and in 2002 was nominated as International Scientist of the year by the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England.
Dr. Piero Sferlazzo, Ph.D.
Vice President, General Manager, MOCVD Operations
Dr. Piero Sferlazzo became Vice President, General Manager of Veeco’s metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) product line in January, 2006. Prior to this he was head of Veeco's advanced deposition platform (ALD and PVD), joining Veeco in July 2004. Prior to joining Veeco, Dr. Sferlazzo successfully founded and co-founded a number of companies including Fluens, Opnetics (now part of Unaxis), Klee (now part of Nexx Systems) and Krytek (now part of Core Systems). He has over 18 years of experience in the development and management of process equipment for the semiconductor, data storage, and telecom industries. Dr. Sferlazzo has a Ph.D. in Physics from Brandeis University and graduated from the University of Florence, in Italy.
Dr. Ken Harte, Ph.D.
Dr. Harte has been a consultant to industry in electron, ion, and photon beam technology for the past 22 years. Prior to starting his consulting company Beam Technology, he spent sixteen years working in electron optics, specializing in electrostatic lenses and deflectors, electron guns, and electron-optical system design, first for electron-beam memories, then for semiconductor lithography at Control Data Corporation and Varian Associates. A more recent application has been the electron-optical design and Monte Carlo simulation of a miniature x-ray source for radiotherapy. In addition to electrostatic optics, Dr. Harte has worked extensively in ultraviolet optics for material processing and x-ray technology for medical applications. He has been awarded 29 patents and has published 38 papers on magnetics, electron-beam technology, optics, x-ray devices, and radiation dosimetry.
Dr. Jerry Horton, Ph.D.
Dr. Jerry Horton is a physics instructor. Prior to this Dr. Horton worked in the Semiconductor industry, first at Digital Semiconductor (a division of Digital Equipment Corp.) and later at intel. His semiconductor career spanned the range of microprocessor technology development from process development in metal deposition and etch for Digital Semiconductor’s Advanced Semiconductor Development Group to microprocessor design for intel corporation. Before working in the semiconductor industry, Dr. Horton worked for Galileo Electo-optics Corp., on the development of novel Microchannel Plate devices, where he is named inventor on several patents.
Michael Potter received a BS (Physics) from Indiana University in 1968. From the beginning of 1968 until the end of 1994 he was with IBM Corporation, 10 years in engineering development and 17 years in technical management. From 1994 until 2000 he was Vice President and Chief Technical Officer for Advanced Vision Technologies, Inc., Rochester, NY. In 2000 he joined Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY as Distinguished Researcher in the College of Engineering, ‘First in Class Initiative’. During his time at RIT he developed Embedded Electron Charge (EEC) technology, proved the underlying science, and developed EEC high volume low cost manufacturing processes. In 2004 he founded Elecsci Corporation, an applications development company based on embedded electron charge technology in Rochester, NY, and serves as President and Chief Science Officer. Mr. Potter is President of Nth Tech Corporation, his intellectual property holding company, Co-Founder and President of Anza Corporation, a hand tool development company in Stowe, VT, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of BiSen Technologies, Inc., a biological sensor company, and Visiting Scientist at the Infotonics Technology Center of Excellence, Canandaigua, NY. He has 56 issued patents and 15 patents pending, 3 with Notice of Allowance. He has 19 publications in the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin and more than 25 publications and symposium/conference presentations. In 2002 he was selected as a participant for “Scientists Helping America” DARPA DOD, Washington DC, in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In 2001 he received the Rochester Institute of Technology Intellectual Property Productivity Award. In 2004 he was recipient of Most Innovative Technology Award, UNYTECH2004. In 1992 he received the IBM Knowledge Based Systems Quality Award.
President and CEO, Pegasus Glassworks
Peter W. Graves has worked with Microchannel Plates throughout his career. Beginning as an engineer in 1963 at the Bendix Research Labs and moving up to be a Senior Engineer with the Bendix Corp. The division making MCPs was bought out by Galileo Electro Optics Corporation in 1972. He became a Marketing Director with Galileo for single channel and microchannel plate products. In 1982 he was a co-founder of Detector Technology, Inc (DeTech) that was split in 1996 with one part becoming Pegasus Glassworks, Inc. Peter is the sole owner of this glass manufacturing company. Pegasus has the capabilities to melt glass from raw materials, extrude glass into rod, tubing of other cross-sections, and to draw glass and glass coated wire into single fiber or multi fiber configurations. At Bendix he was project engineer on a number of space physics particle detectors used in satelite experiments in the 1960s and 1970s. He was also project engineer at Galileo for all MCP non military products. With DeTech, Peter was responsible for the successful development under NASA funding in producing curved channel high gain microchannel plates. The finished detector has been in operation on the Hubble Space Telescope Platform for ten years. He is also inventor on a number of US patents at Bendix and Detector Technology. Peter holds a BS degree in Physics from Bates College.