Clean Technology 2010
Arati Prabhakar

Arati Prabhakar

General Partner

U.S. Venture Partners

Arati Prabhakar joined U.S. Venture Partners in 2001 after 15 years of working with world-class engineers and scientists across many fields to brew new technologies. At USVP, she seeks to work with great entrepreneurs across IT and cleantech. She serves on the boards of Kilopass, Kleer, Pivotal Systems, and SiBEAM. She previously served on the board of Leadis Technology (NASDAQ: LDIS). Arati was a program manager and then director of the Microelectronics Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency from 1986 to 1993. At DARPA, she supported R&D in company and university labs in semiconductor manufacturing, imaging, optoelectronics and nanoelectronics. In 1993, President Clinton appointed Arati Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where she led the 3,000 person staff until 1997. Arati then joined Raychem as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. She was subsequently Vice President and then President of Interval Research Corporation. Arati began her career as a Congressional fellow at the Office of Technology Assessment. Arati received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. She received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology. Arati is a Fellow of the IEEE.
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