Board of Directors
Brad was most recently the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Cornell University. Brad is also the co-founder and former CEO of SightSpeed, an innovative video and voice communications company. Together with co-founders Aron Rosenberg and Cornell University Professor Toby Berger, Treat grew SightSpeed from a university research project at Cornell into the world's premier video calling software. SightSpeed was acquired by Logitech for $30MM.
Earlier in his career, Treat worked for eight years in the automotive industry at Bowles Fluidics and GKN Automotive, where he was responsible for engineering, operations, and personnel management within the high precision, high volume industrial units. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell.
Shahyaan is inventor and founder of Mezmeriz. A lifelong entrepreneur and engineer he founded and sold his first three businesses by the age of twenty. His vision towards creating novel, inexpensive displays resulted in the development of Mezmeriz's single Carbon MEMS biaxial micromechanical mirror platform. He has over five years of experience in MEMS/semiconductor processing and display design, and has consulted for companies such Eastman Kodak and Ultratech Stepper. He holds a M.S. and B.S in Materials Science from Cornell University.
Don Greenberg, PhD
Don is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Graphics and the Director Computer Graphics at Cornell University. Don has over 35 years of experience in the field of display technologies and advanced imaging. Professor Greenberg has degrees in both architecture and engineering. His current interests involve the uses of digital imaging and computer graphics in a wide range of subject areas, including entertainment, publishing, design, photography, simulation, medicine, and education.
Phil participated in the founding of Cayuga Venture Fund and is a founder of Integrated Acquisition & Development (IAD), a diversified commercial real estate organization and private equity investor. Phil currently serves as a Director of BinOptics and Mezmeriz and is an observer to the board of Calient.
Phil has previously been a founding and principal investor in a number of start-up technology based businesses, including companies in the development of "non-wireline" cellular telephone markets and companies that are experts in artificial intelligence for industrial applications. Phil serves on the Cornell Tech Transfer Advisory Committee, Cornell Real Estate Advisory Board, the Paleontological Research Institution and several other not-for-profit organizations and institutions. Phil began his career as a financial analyst and consultant before founding IAD. He earned his BS in Engineering Physics at Cornell University.
Technical Advisory Board
John Chong, PhD
John is a widely recognized expert in high-volume nanotechnology manufacturing. Earlier in his career, Chong was responsible for MEMS manufacturing worked for Calient and Kionix, where he was responsible for research and development, advanced engineering, manufacturing operations, and personnel management within the mission critical MEMS production unit. John is also the principle named researcher on eleven patents. He holds a BS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, with an emphasis on nanotechnology manufacturing.
Anil Netravali, PhD
Dr. Netravali is a Professor of Fiber Science at Cornell University. His research focuses on advanced polymeric composites made using high strength fibers such as graphite, aramids, glass and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. He serves at the Director of the National Textile Center at Cornell University. He also an entrepreneur in his own right, as co-founder of e2e Materials. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Textiles from the University of Bombay, and a MS. And Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science from North Carolina State University,
Michael O. Thompson, PhD
Dr. Thompson is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University. While on sabbatical at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Mike developed a new technology for silicon electronics on plastic. He and three colleagues continued with that technology to found, FlexIC Inc., one of the earliest innovators in the field. Mike has received the IBM Faculty Development Award, as well as the Presidential Young Investigator award from the National Science Foundation. He has a B.S. in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology and an M.S. and Ph.D. in applied physics and engineering from Cornell.
Mezmeriz is actively seeking partners with whom to bring to market an embedded module that will deliver a significant step forward in performance.