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SmallTech Consulting continues to grow its business and to add even more depth and diversity to its full-service capabilities with strategic new addtions to the team, and with the team's continuing professional development.

January and February 2014

Leslie Field moderated a panel on MEMS, Sensors and Implantables at MD&M in Anaheim. Leslie also represented SmallTech Consulting at the IEEE MEMS Conference in San Francicso and is on the ExCom of the new Bay Area IEEE MEMS Chapter.

December 2013

Remy Cromer joined SmallTech Consulting's Extended Team.

Dr. Cromer is an experienced R&D Director in diverse technologies and project management. Demonstrated competence in the development and integration of technology platforms, biomarker identification and assay methodologies to advance target identification, drug discovery, pre-clinical and clinical drug development

March 2013

Wesley Chang joined SmallTech Consulting's Extended Team.

Dr. Chang has a multidisciplinary background in microtechnology, biomedical engineering, and entrepreneurship.  He has worked over 15 years on new microsystems development, including design, modeling, analysis, layout, and hands-on process development and execution.  Dr. Chang earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley/BSAC.  He has completed projects in MEMS microfabrication and microfluidics, as well as a variety of biomedical microdevices using cell culture, biology wet lab techniques, and surface chemistry.

January 2013

Lauren Palmateer served as a session host for the "First Annual" one-day meeting of the Bay Area Society for Information Display (SID  The event was sold out and included topics from Lighting to Touch to next generation displays ( Dr. Palmateer is an active member of SID and is Webinar Chairperson, currently launching a series of Display Related Webinars.

September 2012

Kirt Williams joined SmallTech Consulting's Extended Team.

Dr. Williams is a MEMS expert, with a combination of broad engineering experience (MEMS, microfabrication, materials, electronics, packaging, heat flow, system engineering), a history of innovation, and program management (technical management, scheduling, costing, proposal writing) with excellent customer relations and communication skills.

Leslie Field moderated the industrial panel on MEMS Commercialization (Lessons Learned) at the September 19 MEMS Industry Group (MIG) Workshop, as part of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center's (BSAC) semiannual review.

May 2012

Lauren Palmateer attended the SID (Society for Information Display) conference in Boston, and served on the paper review committee for Display Manufacturing.

Leslie Field attended and served as a Coach for Summit Public Schools' Innovation Summit, led by Google's Global Director of Creativity and Innovation Dr. Frederik Pferdt.

Susan Strehlow joined SmallTech Consulting's Management Advisory Board.

Ms. Strehlow is a strategic senior level manager with demonstrated skills in communication, process improvement, analysis, problem solving, innovation, organizational development, team building, and leadership.

Karen Weil (ex Markus) transitioned to SmallTech Consulting's Extended Team.

Ms. Weil has a background in business and technology management as well as technical expertise in MEMS technologies. She hase extensive background focused on consulting for corporate technology strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and disruptive technologies.

Benjamin Chui transitioned to SmallTech Consulting's Core Team.

Dr. Benjamin Chui has made the transition to SmallTech Consulting's Core Team from his previous position on the Extended Team. Dr. Chui has broad experience in MEMS and Nanotechnology including MEMS-related background research, design, layout, and fabrication, with a focus on device prototyping and process development.

Lauren Palmateer transitioned to SmallTech Consulting's Core Team.

Dr. Lauren Palmateer has made the transition to SmallTech Consulting's Core Team from her previous position on the Extended Team. Dr. Palmateer's areas of expertise include Flat Panel Displays as in the  LCDs displays and  ereaders, touchscreens, display electronic packaging,  biophysics and strategic patent analysis. 

March 2012

Leslie Field invited to attend NSF workshop in DC.

Dr. Leslie Field attended the NSF Workshop on Micro, Nano and Bio Systems in Arlington. This workshop honors the career of Dr. Rajinder Khosla.

September 2011

SmallTech Consulting joined the MEMS Industry Group.

May 2011

Dolf van der Heide joined SmallTech Consulting's Extended Team.

Dr. Dolf van der Heide has a broad experience in computational modeling of fundamental multiphysics problems that span traditional MEMS design of inertial sensors and magnetometers for e-compass applications, biological tissue modeling, medical device development, electronics packaging. Recently, Dolf focuses on the design of energy systems such as lithium-ion battery packs to drive electro-motors and thermal batteries for climate control of electrical vehicles.

Geetha Dholakia chaired IEEE conference on Nanotechnology - Consumer Applications.

As Vice Chair of IEEE Bay Area Nanotechnology Council, Dr. Gholakia organized a chaired a conference on "Nanotechnology-Consumer Applications" in May. The conference featured speakers from industry (Applied, Cambrios, Envia, HP, IBM, Intematix, QNovo, Zikon), and academia and featured sessions on energy generation and storage, OLEDs and displays, solid state lighting.

Winter and Autumn Quarters 2011 and Autumn Quarter 2012

Leslie Field started and taught a course in Engineering and Climate Change, EE 292H at Stanford University.

The purpose of this seminar course is to help equip students and professionals with the tools to apply  the engineering mind-set to problems that stem from climate change.

March 2011

Geetha Dholakia joined SmallTech Consulting's Core Team.

Dr. Geetha Dholakia brings her broad experience in physics, materials science and instrumentation to SmallTech Consulting. She has been a Sr. Research Scientist and an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University, a Sr. Research Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center. At NASA she was the group lead for the Molecular Electronics Project and the nano-satellite project. Geetha actively participates as the executive committee member of IEEE SF Bay Area Nanotechnology Council, and is a referee for various physics and materials science journals and NASA SBIR, STTR.