Dwayne LaBrake, President and CEO
Dr. Dwayne LaBrake is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canon Nanotechnologies (CNT), a subsidiary of Canon Inc., located in Austin TX, and focused on the development and manufacture of imprint lithography tools. Preceding his present role, Dwayne was CNT’s Senior VP of Process and Materials Technology. Prior to joining CNT, Dwayne worked for the 3M Company (1993 to 2003) where he served in a variety of Senior R&D and Program Management roles. His last seven years were spent in the Optical Components Program where he had business and technical responsibility for the military and navigation markets. Dwayne led a nine member team in the successful commercialization of Fiber Bragg gratings for dispersion compensation. He was consistently nominated for and twice won the company’s annual Circle of Technical Excellence award during his tenure at 3M. Dwayne received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Loyola University of Chicago.
Mark Melliar-Smith, Advisor
Dr. Mark Melliar-Smith is the former Chief Executive Officer for Canon Nanotechnologies. Previously, he was the CEO and COO of Molecular Imprints (2004-2014), a Venture Partner with Austin Ventures (2002-2003), the President and CEO of SEMATECH (1997 to 2001) and the Chief Technical Officer for Lucent Technologies Microelectronics from 1990 through 1996. In his forty five year career in high technology, Mark has held a wide variety of technical and management positions in R&D, manufacturing and business management, including Executive Director of the Bell Laboratories Photonics and Integrated Circuit Division, and also as the VP and General Manager of the AT&T Lightwave Business Unit. Dr. Melliar-Smith holds BS, PhD and MBA degrees, and lives with his wife, Pat, in Austin Texas.
S.V. Sreenivasan, Chief Technologist
Dr. S.V. Sreenivasan is the Chief Technologist of Canon Nanotechnologies. He is one of the inventors of Jet and Flash Imprint Lithography (J-FIL) technology. He is also the Joe C. Walter Endowed Chair Professor in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University, and a B. Engr. with Honors in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India. His research is in the area of high throughput nanomanufacturing as applied to electronics, photonics, flexible and wearable devices, terabit density data storage, and emerging biomedical and clean energy applications. Dr. Sreenivasan has published over 100 technical articles and holds over 100 U.S. patents in the area of nanomanufacturing. He has received several awards for his work including Technology Pioneer Award by the World Economic Forum in 2005, University of Texas Chancellors’ Award for Entrepreneurship in 2007, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Leonardo da Vinci Award in 2009, the O’Donnell Award for Technology Innovation conferred by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) in 2010, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award in 2011, and the University of Texas Inventor of the Year Award in 2012.
Doug Resnick, VP of Marketing and Business Development
Dr. Doug Resnick is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Canon Nanotechnologies. Prior to this role, Doug served as the VP of Mask Technology and later as the VP of Strategic Development for Molecular Imprints. Previously, Doug worked for Motorola Research Labs (1990- 2004), where he was responsible for developing their imprint lithography research program. Doug started his career with AT&T Labs (1981-1990), where his development programs included x-ray lithography, e-beam direct write, and plasma etching of photomasks. He has authored or coauthored over 160 technical publications and is an inventor of more than 29 U.S. patents. He has served as the conference chair for both the EIPBN and SPIE Microlithography Symposiums. Doug received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in the field of Solid State Physics.
Dr. Byung Jin Choi, VP of Advanced Engineering
Dr. Byung Jin Choi is the Vice President of Advanced Engineering for Canon Nanotechnologies. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Choi has authored or co-authored many technical articles and holds over 100 U.S. and international patents in the area of precision engineering and nano-imprinting. During the Post Doctorate program at UT Austin, he was in charge of tool and process development of drop on demand nano imprinting processes. After joining Molecular Imprints Inc. (MII) as the earliest technical staff, he has been continuously leading tool & process R&D. He was honored with the Canon Patent Award in 2015.