SmallTech Consulting Core Team
Our Core Team consultants have advanced degrees as well as substantial experience and deep expertise in their technical and business areas. Our Advisory and Extended Team augments expertise in our core areas as well as a broad range of additional capabilities.
|Leslie Field, Ph.D.||MEMS, Microfluidics, Microfabrication, Biomedical, Patents, Elect. Eng., Chem. Eng., Mgmt.|
|Phil Barth, Ph.D.||MEMS, Sensors, Microfluidics, Microfabrication, Modeling|
|Mateusz Bryning, Ph.D.||Physics, Nanotechnology, Fluids, Displays, MEMS|
|Remy Cromer, Ph.D.||Chemistry,Bioassay, Proteomics,Nanotechnology, Management|
|Shalini Venkatesh, Ph.D.||Patents, Optics/Photonics, Physics, Biomedical|
|Winston Wang, M.S.||MEMS, Mechanical Engineering, Prototyping, FEA, DOE, BioChem|
Dr. Leslie Field is the Founder and Managing Member of SmallTech Consulting, LLC and the Founder and CEO of MEMS Insight, Inc. She also serves as a Consulting Professor in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Leslie has a background in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, corporate R&D, and consulting. Dr. Field, through her consulting companies, has provided consulting services to a broad spectrum of companies for technical and strategic projects since 2002. Previously, Dr. Field worked in MEMS R&D at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories/Agilent Laboratories and while there, played a key role in starting HP Labs' Micromechanics group and worked on a variety of MEMS projects and devices. Farther back, Leslie's work at Chevron Research Company resulted in improved commercial refining methods for various petroleum-based products. Dr. Field has served on conference technical program committees and as a scientific reviewer for NIH. She is an inventor of forty-five issued US patents, sixteen patent applications, and an author of nineteen technical publications. Dr. Field earned PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley's Sensor & Actuator Center, and MS and BS degrees in Chemical Engineering from MIT.
Dr. Mateusz Bryning is a physicist specializing in emerging technologies in nanotechnology, complex fluids, and advanced materials fields. Expertise in electronic displays, carbon nanotubes, micro- and nano-fabrication, as well as high-tech startup company management, Dr. Bryning is an entrepreneur with ten years of experience in discovering, developing and transferring new materials technology into application.
Dr. Remy 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
Specialties:Bioanalytical Chemistry, Bioassay development, Proteomics, Organic Chemistry, Nanotechnology
Dr. Shalini Venkatesh is an applied physicist (Ph.D. in Physics, University of Aston, England) and a USPTO-registered Patent Agent. She has extensive R&D lab experience in optics and photonics, and five years of experience in patent prosecution. She is interested in consulting on projects where expertise in optics is called for, as well as in exploring new areas of technology and business where a physics background coupled with strong communication skills and patent expertise may be of particular value.