Commercializing Advanced Materials: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | November 4 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Ajay Virkar, Co-Founder, Chief Technological Officer, C3Nano

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

In this talk, C3Nano’s progression from a university spin-out into a fully operational advanced materials company with the industry’s leading technology, a global foot-print, and a successful track record for commercialization of various products, will be discussed.

Ajay completed BS in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois and his PhD under the guidance of Professor Zhenan Bao at Stanford University, where he investigated and improved the performance of thin film conductors and semiconductors. For his doctoral research, he was awarded Melvin P. Klein Award (from SLAC), and the Springer Prize, bestowed by Springer Publishing Company.

In 2010, Ajay co-founded and launched C3Nano by winning several prestigious business plan contests including the $200,000 Grand Prize at the MIT Clean Energy Competition and the $50,000 NASA “Game Changer” Technology Award at the Rice Business Plan Competition.

Ajay has been invited to speak about technology, business development, and entrepreneurship at multiple academic and industrial forums. He has more than 70 patents (issued or pending) related to materials for next generation and progressive electronics, and has co-authored eleven technical publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is an advisor to Full Moon sensors.

 Faculty, Students - Graduate

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