Advance Nanotech Continues to Grow Senior Management Team; Nanotechnology Leader Appoints Dr. Fred Allen To Head Materials Group
"Dr. Allen possesses a strong background in research and development in nanotechnology and materials science. His experiences in coordinating research and development initiatives with sales, marketing, IP management, safety, manufacturing and external regulator efforts will prove invaluable in his new role at Advance Nanotech," said Gittins. "We are very pleased to have him join the Advance team."
“We are very pleased to have him join the Advance team.”
Prior to joining Advance Nanotech, Dr. Allen held a management position in R&D at Engelhard Corporation where he led the technology assessment function and nanotechnology program. Dr. Allen also supported Engelhard's Ventures Group, where he played a key role in evaluating commercial opportunities for the firm. He is a co-founder of the Greater Garden State Nanotechnology Alliance. Dr. Allen's materials expertise spans minerals, ceramics and metals and involves crystal structure determination using X-ray and electron diffraction, optical and electron microscopy, image analysis, electron microprobe analysis, surface chemical analysis, and thermal analysis. Dr. Allen holds degrees from Harvard University and The State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is responsible for ten patent filings and 30 publications and presentations throughout his career.
Advance Nanotech is currently funding 18 portfolio companies in the electronics, biopharma, and materials industries. The firm provides services ranging from funding, to human capital and research equipment essential to ensuring that the most promising companies can accelerate the path to rapid commercialization. In this way, investor exposure to any particular technology is mitigated with Advance Nanotech retaining the option to increase investment in those technologies that successfully mature. Dr. Allen will be responsible for overseeing the firm's materials-focused investments.
About Advance Nanotech, Inc.
Advance Nanotech Inc. is dedicated to ensuring nanotechnology discoveries reach maximum market potential through successful commercialization. Advance is the trusted guide to commercial success for nanotech entrepreneurs spanning the globe, partnering with leading universities to provide scientists and researchers with mission critical infrastructure support to transform their discoveries to marketable solutions. The organization provides a range of services and support including financing, leadership assets and counsel on intellectual property, licensing and regulatory issues. With a portfolio of nearly 20 companies developing technologies which offer potentially breakthrough nanotechnology discoveries in the electronics, biopharma and materials sectors, Advance's goal is to transform the potential for nanotechnology discoveries into innovative products that further evolve existing industries and enable new markets.
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