Posted: August 3, 2009

NanoInk to Leverage Expertise of Former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense in Development and Commercialization of Dip Pen Nanolithography

(Nanowerk News) NanoInk, Inc.®, a global leader in nanotechnology, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Kubricky to its Scientific Advisory Board. Mr. Kubricky, the former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Advanced Systems and Concepts), joins several esteemed professionals on NanoInk's Scientific Advisory Board, which advises the NanoInk executive team on the development and commercialization of its novel Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) technology.
Prior to joining NanoInk's Scientific Advisory Board, Mr. Kubricky served as the U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Advanced Systems and Concepts), a position he held from 2006 to earlier this year. During his tenure, Mr. Kubricky was responsible for the Department of Defense (DoD) applied technology programs that demonstrated urgently needed defense capabilities, comparative tests of domestic and foreign defense systems, technology transition and acceleration programs, and defense manufacturing research and development.
Previously, he served as the Department of Homeland Security's Director of Systems Engineering and Development within the Science & Technology Directorate. In this position, he was responsible for integrating technologies into systems for demonstration, operational test and evaluation, and pre-production prototypes. He also served as the Director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, which manages more than 100 advanced technology programs under contracts with the private sector.
"I am honored to have been selected to join NanoInk's Scientific Advisory Board," said John Kubricky. "I see vast opportunities for commercial and government applications of NanoInk's novel technologies, and look forward to working closely with my esteemed colleagues and the NanoInk executive team to help the company realize its short and long-term business objectives. An exciting aspect of being associated with the NanoInk team is the potential to bolster our Nation's global competitiveness through technical leadership."
"John's innovative capabilities, marked by his tremendous contributions in research and development during his impressive tenure with the federal government, will be an incredible asset to the Scientific Advisory Board," said James Hussey, chief executive officer of NanoInk. "His ability to design, develop and implement extraordinary and complicated technologies will be invaluable in driving the commercial success of our products."
Other members of NanoInk's Scientific Advisory Board include:
  • Dr. Chad Mirkin, co-founder of NanoInk, Director of the Northwestern University Nanotechnology Institute and member of a new White House Science and Technology Advisory Council
  • Dr. Chang Liu, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University
  • Dr. Vinayak Dravid, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University
  • Dr. Milan Mrksich, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chicago
  • Dr. Duncan Graham, Director of the Centre for Molecular Nanometrology at the University of Strathclyde
  • About NanoInk
    NanoInk, Inc. is an emerging growth technology company specializing in nanometer-scale manufacturing and applications development for the life science and semiconductor industries. Using Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®), a patented and proprietary nanofabrication technology, scientists are enabled to rapidly and easily create nanoscale structures from a wide variety of materials. This low cost, easy to use and scalable technique brings sophisticated nanofabrication to the laboratory desktop. Located in the new Illinois Science + Technology Park, north of Chicago, NanoInk currently has over 140 patents and applications filed worldwide and has licensing agreements with Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of Strathclyde, University of Liverpool, California Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    Source: NanoInk (press release)
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