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Sanjay Krishna, "Taking a Technology to Market: An Incomplete Story of Faculty Entrepreneurship"

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 12:00 pm

Taking a Technology to Market: An Incomplete Story of Faculty Entrepreneurship
 
Sanjay Krishna, George R Smith Professor of Engineering, ECE Department

Time: Thursday, Oct. 31 at noon in Dreese Lab Room 260
 
Mid-infrared imaging (3-25mm) has been an important technological tool for the past 60 years since the first report of photonic infrared detectors in 1950s. Our group investigates antimonide based materials for infrared detectors and focal plane arrays.  Our three research thrusts include (a) Antimonide based infrared materials and devices, (b) Next generation focal plane arrays (FPAs) and (c) Novel applications of infrared imaging and sensing. (https://kind.engineering.osu.edu/).
 
In this informal seminar, I will share my experience as a faculty entrepreneur and what does it take to take a technology to market. I will share my personal experience with SK-Infrared, a company that I co-founded almost 10 years back and moved to Columbus. I will discuss a case study for development of a non-invasive product for early detection of skin cancer. The format of the seminar will encourage discussion and extensive audience participation.
 
Biography of the Speaker:
Sanjay Krishna is the George R Smith Professor of Engineering in the ECE department at the Ohio State University. He was previously the Director of the Center for High Technology Materials and Professor and Regents Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico. Sanjay received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan following which he joined UNM as a tenure track faculty member. Sanjay has received several awards including the Gold Medal from IIT, Madras, Defense Intelligence Agency Chief Scientist Award for Excellence, NAMBE Young Investigator Award, ISCS Young Scientist award and the UNM Teacher of the Year.  Sanjay has more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles (h-index=51) ten issued patents and several keynote and invited talks. He is the co-founder and CTO of SK Infrared, a start-up involved with the use of IR imaging for defense and commercial applications. He is a visiting faculty at IIT Bombay. He is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA and SPIE.