Micromachine Summit Delegations, Americas
Chief Delegate, Canada: Dan Gale
Dan Gale is Vice-President of CMC Microsystems. He has more than twenty years of experience in the microsystems sector
during which he developed and shaped CMC programs to enable university
researchers to collaborate with industry through access to leading-edge
technologies — a portfolio that now includes photonics, microfluidics,
MEMS, microelectronics and related design and test tools.
He graduated in 1978 from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, with
an MSc in Electrical Engineering and conducted communications research
in England with Professor Peter Clarricoats (University of London, Queen
Mary College) and as a research fellow (University of Surrey).
In 2000, he led an initiative for a national System-on-Chip Research Network
involving 33 universities that is funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation
and Ontario Innovation Trust. In 2001, similar effort led to a funding
award for the National Microelectronics and Photonics Testing Collaboratory,
involving 21 universities and supported by the same Foundation plus three
provincial agencies. On a continuing basis he is an officer of the CMC
Board, Vice-Chairman of the corporate Technical Advisory Committee and
a Chief Delegate (Canada) to the annual World Micromachine Summit.
In 1982, he returned to join the research program in microelectronics that
preceded the formation of CMC. He has authored several technical papers,
journal articles and conference papers.
Mr. Gale has been instrumental in building MANCEF initiatives and partnerships in Canada. Through CMC, Dan has been a major
contributor to the success of COMS 2004 and linking the event to the larger
Canadian Micro-Nano community.
Dr. Sven Achenbach
Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Device Fabrication, Associate Professor
of Electrical Engineering (University of Saskatchewan), Adjunct Scientist
(TRLabs, Canada), Research Scientist (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany),
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
PAST AFFILIATIONS: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, Laboratoire
pour l' Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnetique, (LURE), Paris, France
- University of Karlsruhe, Germany, 1992: Vordiplom (Bachelor), Mech. Engin.
- University of Karlsruhe, Germany, 1996: Diplom (Master), Mech. Engin.
- University of Karlsruhe, Germany, 2000: Doktor (Ph.D.), Microsystems Techn./
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: X-ray lithography, LIGA, process
Sven Achenbach was born in 1969 in Juelich/Germany. He studied mechanical
engineering at the University of Karlsruhe. In 1996, he was a research
foundationer at the national laboratory LURE in Paris, optimizing microfabrication
Working at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, he received his Ph.D. on ultra
deep X-ray lithography in 2000. Being appointed a member of an excellent
researchers' program, he currently works on various aspects of X-ray lithography,
including high resolution patterning.
In 2004, he was appointed a Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Device
Fabrication. He assumed the chair in early 2005, working as an Associate
Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in
A large portion of his work is related to the new Canadian Light Source
(CLS) electron storage ring to design, build, commission and operate SyLMAND
(Synchrotron Laboratory for Micro and Nano Devices), the Canadian X-ray
Chief Delegate, Latin America: Guillermo Fernandez de la Garza
President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States - Mexico Foundation
for Science (FUMEC)
Executive Director ,The United States Mexico Foundation For Science, Mexico
- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Bachelor's Degrees
in Engineering and in Physics
- Stanford University, Master Degree in Engineering and Economics
- Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Nuclear Engineering and Business
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST:
- Technological Innovation
- Science and Technological Education
- Industrial Development
- Science and Technology Policy and Energy Efficiency
Fernández de la Garza has worked to develop regional innovation
clusters, high tech business incubation and strengthening networks, as
well as facilitating innovation in medium and small businesses.
He has also worked for the development of the Mexican network of Micro-Electro-Mechanical
Systems, linking industry, universities and government in the definition
of strategies, the development of technical and educational infrastructure,
in the organization of business – university consortia to develop
new MEMS based products and in the interaction with similar networks in
other countries. Previously, he was advisor to UNIDO and to the governments
of Brazil and Argentina in Microelectronics development strategies.
Fernández de la Garza has had a long experience in science and engineering
education and public understanding activities. He has initiated activities
related to a MEMS itinerant exhibition that is being linked to MANCEF education
activities, working with specialized science centers in the United States
Mr. Fernandez de la Garza has bachelor's degrees in Engineering and in
Physics from Mexico's National Autonomous University, a Master Degree in
Engineering Economics from Stanford University and advanced studies in
Nuclear Engineering and Business Administration from IPN and IPADE.
Delegate, Latin America: Daniel Lupi
Daniel Lupi is presently the Director of the Research and Development Center
for Telecommunication, Electronics and Informatics at the National Institute
of Industrial Technology (INTI), having joined the Institution immediately
after completing his Education (National University of Buenos Aires, Electromechanical
Engineering, and electronics branch), (1975).
In 1999 he obtained the Master degree in Strategic Management of Innovation,
ESST at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Laussane.
He is international Coordinator of an international Network of "Ibero-American"
Research Centers for Test and Characterization of Microelectronic Devices
His research interests have included the application of the methods of
measurement to practical problems. A parallel thread in his research has
been the industrial sensors and particularly microsensors. He is author
or co-author of several scientific papers. He is co-author of Sensores y Sus Aplicaciones, an introductory textbook.
Teaching activities have included university curriculum development in
instrumentation and electrical measurements.
He is Professor in the National University of La Matanza, and leading several
seminars for post graduate students.
He was leading the national branch of IBERNET project (Microtechnologies
Industrial Applications, Training and Dissemination Network in Ibero-América),
European Commission (2000-2001).
He was Program Chairman for several International Workshops in the field
of transducers and their applications.
Delegate, Latin America: Hernan Valenzuela
Hernan Valenzuela currently serves as the Microelectronic Program Manager
in charge of implementation of the new Microelectronic Cluster developing
under the authority of the Superintendent of the Free Trade Zone of Manaus
- SUFRAMA, a branch of the Brazilian Ministry of Development Industry and
Foreign Trade. Hernan also heads Institutional Relations for Technological
Affairs and is Senior Consultant for the Investment Promotions and Planning
Superintedant at SUFRAMA
Mr. Valenzuela came from Colombia to Brazil in 1972, hired by TV Sanyo
to work as a technician, and for 30 years since has worked across the telecommunications
and manufacturing and foreign trade sectors. He held top plant management
positions in the 1980's with Gradiente in Manaus and later headed Philips
Telecommunications Service Division in São Paulo. Hernan eventually
moved back to Amazônia state to offer his services in project evaluation,
joint venture identification for both Brazilian and foreign companies,
including Indian, Italian, French, and United States firms. Later, Hernan
developed a specialty in advising companies on potential projects in the
Amazônia area focused on economic and social opportunity with a small
ecological footprint. Hernan's success in bringing foreign companies to
the northwestern regions of Brazil has translated into advising the Superintendence
of the Free Trade Zone of Manaus (SUFRAMA) on investment promotion, investment
management, green energy projects, and tourism management. Today, Mr. Valenzuela
is charged with implementing the creation of a Microelectronic Technology
Cluster in Manaus as part of the larger economic development planning of
the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.
Mr. Valenzuela attended the Superior School of Telecommunications (ITEC)
in Bogota, Colombia and the Federal University of the Amazon, Manaus, Brazil.
He also received managerial and foreign trade training through Philips
Telecommunications Division, Brazil and through the Center for Analysis,
Research and Innovation. Hernan speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Chief Delegate, USA: Dr. Michael Gaitan
Michael Gaitan received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1988 from
the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the Project Leader of the
MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) Project, Semiconductor Electronics
Division, Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory, NIST. He directs
the MEMS Project activities in providing industry with standardized MEMS
test structures and test methods for characterizing the thermo-electro-mechanical
properties of thin-films used in IC and MEMS technologies; works with IC
foundries to improve accessibility of MEMS manufacturing; and heads research
and development of novel measurement applications of MEMS technology for
our new programs in BioElectronics and Single Molecule Manipulation and
Dr. Gaitan has been active in developing standard manufacturing practices
and is recognized for developing the cif-MEMS (CMOS Integrated Circuit
Foundry MEMS) process with the MOSIS service, one of the first MEMS foundry
services in the US.
He is also active with international standardization activities for MEMS
including the SEMI MEMS effort and is active with the International Micromachine
Standardization Forum organized by Japan's Micromachine Center (MMC).
Dr. Gaitan has worked to establish the MEMS Alliance, an alliance of companies,
universities, and government laboratories in the Washington DC metropolitan
area whose mission is to create a group that networks expertise, capabilities,
and research to facilitate the development of new applications and commercialization
of miniaturization technologies.
Delegate, USA: Tom Cellucci
Tom Cellucci is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Zyvex, Inc
located in Richardson, Texas, USA. Zyvex has earned a reputation as the
nanotechnology leader by providing nanotechnology solutions for real-world
applications with a growing product portfolio - comprised of tools, materials
Dr. Cellucci is the author or co-author of over 98 articles on nanotechnology,
laser spectroscopy, environmental disturbance control, MEMS test and measurement,
and high-tech sales and marketing.
Tom is on the board of Directors of the Laser Institute of America. In
addition, Cellucci is a member of the Senatorial Trust - a small group
of distinguished business and political leaders nominated by United States'
Senators to meet on a regular basis with the highest-ranking members of
Tom Cellucci holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of
Pennsylvania, an MBA from Rutgers University, and a B.S. in Chemistry from
Delegate, USA: Bob Sulouff
Mr. Sulouff is the Director of Business Development for the Micromachined
products Division of Analog Devices Inc., Cambridge Massachusetts. He has
led the start-up of an Optical MEMS business area at Analog Devices recently,
and is now addressing the longer term strategic opportunities in BioMEMS
and RFMEMS as well as special projects. He joined ADI 9 years ago as the
Product Line Director for Accelerometers and took the business from it's
first sales to the world's major market share producer of accelerometers.
Prior to ADI, for 7 years he was the Manager of Advanced Sensor Technology
for Siemens Automotive, leading a MEMS R&D facility in the US and developing
suppliers for production.
Preceding Siemens he was the Manager of Advance Sensor for Honeywell, Solid
State Electronics Center in Plymouth Minnesota for 4 years.
Mr. Sulouff was the VP of Engineering and Technology at a start-up he helped
found, Insouth Microsystems, Auburn Alabama; where he invented the first
commercial MEMS accelerometer (G-Chip).
Mr. Sulouff was educated at the University of Central Florida with BS and
MS degrees in engineering materials and with executive course work at MIT
Delegate, USA: Steve Walsh
Steven Walsh is the Alfred Black Professor of Entrepreneurship and the
Co-Director of the Technology Management Center at the University of New
Mexico's Anderson School of Management, and an internationally renowned
academic and businessman.
He has been a Director at a Fortune 5 Company Division, General Manager
and Vice President of medium sized businesses and President of entrepreneurial
and non-profit companies.
Steve received his BEng and Strategic Management PhD at Rennsselear Polytechnic
He has published over 100 articles serving both the academic and practitioner
communities. He has assisted firms in gaining over $200 million in equity
resources in the past four years.
Steve has been a plenary or invited speaker for over 40 economic development
groups and industrial organizations.
He is MANCEF's Founding Past President and Co-Editor of the international
roadmap for MEMS and Top Down Nano technologies.