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Eikos Announces Appointments

Posted on February 15, 2006

Eikos, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for highly conductive transparent coatings and circuits, has made the following appointments:

Ting Huang as senior engineer

Ting, who recently joined the company, will work with the other members of her team to develop new conductive coating applications for Eikos’ customers, the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy.

Ting, a coatings expert, has eight years of experience in product development and yield improvement as well as a proven record in developing new processes and solving complex technical issues.

Before joining Eikos, Ting worked for the Polaroid Corporation, most recently as senior principal engineer in photographic films and sunglasses manufacturing. There, she led projects to develop new coating formulations and processes.

Ting has received numerous honors, including three successive Global Operations Excellence Awards at the Polaroid Corporation in 2002-04. She has published several papers, as well as reviewed multiple journal articles for the Tappi Journal, and the Journal of Pulp and Paper Science.

Ting earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Maine, Orono, an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Maine, and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

She currently lives in Medfield, MA.

Igor Levitsky as senior scientist

Among his most notable accomplishments, Igor has been the principal investigator of several SBIR/STTR grants from the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense for six years.

In his new position at Eikos, Igor will oversee physicists in research and development to enhance CNT layer performance in photovoltaic cells for the Department of Energy solar program.

Before joining Eikos, Igor held two other senior scientist positions, at Emitech and Altair Center, developing new nanocomposite materials for various optoelectronics applications and a new approach for signal amplification in optical chemosensors. In between these positions, Igor was a senior research associate for Brown University’s Division of Physics and Engineering.

Igor has more than fifteen years of experience in material/nanoscience and is a member of the Material Research Society. He has authored more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island, Chemistry Department.

Igor earned his Ph.D. in physics at the Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, Kharkov, Ukraine and an M.S. in Physical Optics at Kharkov State University, Department of Physics, Ukraine.

He currently lives in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Chris Weeks as senior engineer

Among his most notable accomplishments, Chris researched and designed Analog Devices’ first Built-In-Self-Test component system for use in high-speed processor memory.

In his new position at Eikos, Chris will develop commercial avenues for new photovoltaic cells with enhanced CNT layer performance, in conjunction with a major solar developer and the Department of Energy.

Before joining Eikos, Chris worked at Northeast Silicon Technologies, Inc. as a senior engineer, enhancing the silicon wafer reclamation plant’s processes, and implementing automated work order systems for up-to-the-minute process analysis and problem response. His work experience also includes computer consulting for Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, and systems design of factory automation for Numina Systems.

Chris earned his M.S. in Computer Engineering and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Tau Beta Pi. He lives in Boston, MA and was raised in Dartmouth, MA.

Amanda L. Simpson as product development engineer

In her new position at Eikos, Amanda will work in solar cell product development to enhance CNT layer performance in photovoltaic cells for Eikos’ Department of Defense CNT program.

Before joining Eikos, Amanda worked at Worcester Polytechnic Engineering on crystalline solids design, and crystal nucleation and growth.

Amanda earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering, in 2005, from Worcester Polytechnic Engineering. She also attended the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Applied Health Sciences, majoring in Chemistry.

She lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

Jorma Peltola as program manager

In his new position, Jorma will direct research and development to enhance CNT layer performance in photovoltaic cells.

Jorma has nearly two decades of experience in research, development and manufacturing of opto-electronic materials for high reliability applications including flat panels.

Prior to joining Eikos, Jorma was a consultant for several of the world's leading display manufacturers where he developed flat panel display process technologies for mobile electronic applications.

From 1992 to 2003, Jorma worked as a senior process engineer at Dupont Displays, Inc. (formerly known as Uniax Corporation), specializing in research, development, and commercialization of Organic Light Emitting Displays (OLED). There, he managed back-end process technology developments identifying key materials for use in rigid and flexible OLED assemblies.

Jorma began his career at Epoxy Technology, Inc., as a product development engineer from 1987 to 1992, developing electrically and thermally conducting high performance, adhesives, pastes and coatings.

He earned an M.S. in Plastics Engineering from the University of Lowell, and a B.S. in Polymer Science and Technology from Polytechnic of North London, England.

He now lives in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.


About Eikos:
Eikos, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of highly transparent carbon nanotube inks for conductive coatings and circuits for use in solar cells, flat panel displays, OLED lighting, smart windows and other established markets. Eikos’ patented Invisicon® transparent conductors (‘nanowires’) will enable high volume, low cost production of a thinner, more flexible and more durable conductive coating technology that will displace Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), Zinc Oxide, PEDOT/PSS, and other transparent conductors. A privately held company headquartered in Franklin Massachusetts, Eikos has a number of licenses and development contracts with major global companies, U.S. military agencies and NASA.

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Andrew Lavin
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