Alissa M. Fitzgerald
Founder and Managing Member
Dr. Fitzgerald has over 15 years of hands-on engineering experience in MEMS design, fabrication and product development. She has developed over a dozen distinct MEMS devices, such as piezoresistive cantilevers, ultrasound transducers, and infrared imagers. She advises clients on the entire technology development cycle, from business and IP strategy, to initial design and prototyping, all the way through to foundry transfer. She is a recognized expert on reliability of brittle materials and is active in the development of a proprietary MEMS fracture prediction tool.
She has previously been employed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Sigpro, and Sensant Corporation (acquired by Siemens). Dr. Fitzgerald received her bachelor and master degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her doctorate from Stanford University, all in the discipline of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Dr. Fitzgerald has numerous journal publications, holds two patents, and is a frequent lecturer at UC Berkeley, Stanford University and local professional group meetings. Dr. Fitzgerald serves on the Governing Council of the MEMS Industry Group.