At Modern Electron, we’re proud to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry. Meet the Modern Electron team.
Andrew Koch is a research and development engineer for Modern Electron with expertise in low-dimensional carbon materials, ultra-high vacuum systems, and nanofabrication. Andrew earned a MASc at University of British Columbia, where he designed and fabricated nanostructured devices for heat-to-electricity conversion.
During his two-year Master’s studies, he was published in a multitude of peer-reviewed journal papers and conferences. He earned a BS and graduated #1 in Electrical Engineering at The Ohio State University. His passions include writing and producing music, teaching science to grade-school students, and consuming spicy food.
COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS INTERN
Arvind Kannan is a computational physics intern at Modern Electron. He holds a BS in chemical engineering (biomolecular track) from the California Institute of Technology and an MPhil in chemistry from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Churchill Scholar. His research experience spans from protein folding and atomistic simulation to biocatalysis and drug discovery, and he is broadly interested in applying techniques from computational physics and statistics towards problems of societal interest.
Arvind is currently pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering as a Hertz Fellow at Stanford University, where he is working with Professor Jennifer Cochran on enzymology and high-throughput biochemistry projects. He has coauthored ten publications and patents, and enjoys homebrewing and electronic music production in his spare time.
Andy Lingley spent a decade building little things while working as a senior engineer at the Washington Nanofabrication Facility, as a graduate student at the University of Washington, and as an undergraduate at Montana State: piezoresistive MEMS, SU-8 microfluidics, flexible solar cells, implantable electrodes, electrochemical sensors, and nanophotonics, to name a few.
His awards include the Max E. Gellert Fellowship, the Nanotechnology Early Bird Fellowship, and the Montana State Award for Excellence. He spends his spare time skiing, hiking, cooking, and trying to convince his coworkers to join him at jiu jitsu class.
Mechanical and Thermal Engineer
Daniel Kraemer is a mechanical and thermal engineer at Modern Electron. He has nearly a decade experience in solid-state power conversion ranging from semiconductor materials development and characterization to prototype device design and testing.
Daniel holds a BS and MS from ETH-Zurich, and earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT by spearheading multiple research projects ranging from the experimental demonstration of solar thermoelectric generators, the development of high-temperature solar absorbers and highly thermally conductive polymers.
He is the author of 20+ peer-reviewed publications and 2 book chapters and is a co-inventor on 7 patents and patents pending. His hobbies include windsurfing, basketball, exploring cities and national parks by car and foot and trying new restaurants.
Daniel Velázquez is a materials engineer at Modern Electron. He’s an expert in thin film synthesis and characterization through the use of ultra-high vacuum and synchrotron radiation-based techniques for applications in photocathode, photovoltaic and nuclear materials, and is an author of 10+ publications.
Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Accelerator/Condensed Matter Physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he developed ultra-thin multilayered heterojunctions with tunable photoemissive properties. In his free time, Daniel enjoys making and listening to music as well as impromptu road trips.
Mechanical and Thermal Engineer
Dusan Coso is a mechanical and thermal engineer at Modern Electron with expertise in heat transfer, microelectronics thermal management, and phase change systems for energy storage & transport. Dusan earned both his B.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley. As a postdoc at LBNL he worked on Ionocalorics, a novel cooling technology. Most recently as a postdoc at Stanford University he worked on developing a thermal transistor using ferroelectric materials and on developing high efficiency radiovoltaic devices.
Dusan enjoys brainstorming discussions and learning about new topics that put him out of his comfort zone. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports and traveling and getting acquainted with new cultures and regions of the world.
Stephen Eric Clark is a Computational Physicist at Modern Electron. Eric specializes in modelling physical behavior of plasmas and electromagnetic phenomena in silico. Eric had built hybrid parallel codes to simulate everything from collisionless shocks to electrostatic instabilities.
Previously, Eric was at SAIC modelling electromagnetic waves for airborne RADAR defense applications. He holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego, and a Ph.D. in Physics from UCLA. Eric is an author of 18 publications.
Hsin-I Lu is a R&D scientist at Modern Electron. She has a decade of experience in applied physics, with expertise in surface science, atomic/molecular/optical physics, cryogenics, and quantum physics. She holds a PhD from Harvard, where she developed new cooling and trapping methods for molecules, and pioneered magnetic trapping of CaF. During her postdoctoral work at the Joint Quantum Institute, she optically cooled atoms to the nanokelvin regime and performed quantum simulations. She’s authored 15 publications in high impact journals including Science.
Hsin-I was trained as a professional badminton player for 6 years and still enjoys playing competitive badminton.
Jason Parker has over a decade of experience in semiconductor process development, ranging from cutting edge interconnect R&D at Intel to novel silicon photovoltaics development at a startup.
He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he developed devices using nanowires and carbon nanotubes. He received a B.S. with honors in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. in German Language and Literature at the University of Washington, where he was also a Goldwater Scholar and NASA Space Grant Scholar.
He enjoys playing piano, learning about other cultures, backpacking, running, and biking.
John Lorr is a R&D engineer at Modern Electron. He has 20 years of experience working in the field of vacuum tubes and cathodes, ranging from CRT manufacturing to field emission to mass spectrometers and ion thrusters. He is a co-inventor on 4 patents and co-author on 6 publications. He has helped start-ups bring products from concept to prototype to market. John holds a B.S. in Physics from Truman State University.
John’s interests include planetary science, movies, science fiction, and travel. He enjoys spending time with his family hiking, canoeing, and visiting waterfalls.
Co-Founder & CTO
Max Mankin is the co-founder and CTO of Modern Electron. He has nearly a decade of experience designing, fabricating, and characterizing semiconductors and functional nanomaterials. Max earned a BS with honors in chemistry from Brown University and a PhD in physical chemistry from Harvard University, where he held fellowships from the Hertz and National Science Foundations.
Max is an inventor on 17 patents pending and in 2016, he joined co-founder Tony on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. His hobbies include squash, skiing, and home automation.
Associate R&D Engineer
Morgan is an Associate R&D Engineer at Modern Electron. She has worked on systems ranging from piezoelectric nanogenerators and nanomagnetic logic devices, to lithium ion batteries and electrochemical solar fuel production. Her interests are in energy efficiency and nanoelectronics. She received both her BS and MS from UC Berkeley, studying Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering.
In her free time, Morgan enjoys a wide range of hobbies such as hiking, rowing, camping and exploring new areas. She is always up for a lively conversation around a campfire or anywhere else for that matter.
OFFICE & OPERATIONS MANAGER
Nic Munson is the Office & Operations Manager at Modern Electron. Her expertise is in small business and start-ups, and previously ensured daily operations ran smoothly at Medio/HERE and Atavus. Nic is also experienced in finance and project management.
Nic’s passions, outside of running awesome office spaces, include rugby, hiking, traveling and home improvement projects. She’s a ‘jack of all trades’ and is always eager to learn more.
Co-Founder & CEO
Tony is the co-founder and CEO of Modern Electron. He is a polymath inventor of 200+ patents and patents pending, spanning technologies in energy, nanotechnology, and biomedical devices. He went to college at Stanford and obtained his PhD in physics from Harvard, where he held national fellowships from the Hertz, Soros, and National Science Foundations.
Tony is a Global Shaper and member of the Global Future Council on Energy at the World Economic Forum. He was formerly a strategist at Goldman Sachs. In 2015, Tony was one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in science.
Yong Sun is a nanofabrication engineer at Modern Electron. Prior to that, he was a senior engineer at Princeton University, overseeing the entire operation of an advanced nanofabrication laboratory. Yong’s interest in lithography can be traced back to 2003, when he started his journey in nanofabrication at Cornell Nanofabrication Facility (CNF). Over the years, Yong has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at NCSU, UPenn and Yale. He received his B.S. from Peking University, and his Ph.D from Boston College. In his spare time, Yong enjoy hiking, boating, and has driven across the states twice.
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