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.|
|Mateusz Bryning, Ph.D.||Physics, Nanotechnology, Fluids, Displays, MEMS|
|Remy Cromer, Ph.D.||Chemistry,Bioassay, Proteomics,Nanotechnology, Management|
|Geetha Dholakia, Ph.D.||Nanotechnology, Materials, Physics, Grants|
|Lauren Palmateer, Ph.D.||Display Technologies, Packaging, IP, Healthcare, Product Development|
|Shalini Venkatesh, Ph.D.||Patents, Optics/Photonics, Physics, Biomedical|
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. Lauren 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. She received her PhD from Cornell University School of Electrical Engineering in 1989 in III-V Semiconductor electronics. Lauren worked at Bell Labs, IBM, Qualcomm and 4 Silicon Valley Start up companies. She was a part of the original team at IBM research developing the first color laptop display, the Thinkpad. She holds 22 issuespatents, pending applications and numerous publications in the technical journals. She specializes in manufacturing aspects, equipment and process design, materials, packaging and interconnects in display technologies and biophysics engineering applied to healthcare and product development.