Konarka Technologies - From Concept to Manufacturing
Vice President of Research
Konarka Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Gaudiana oversees early stage research programs and shares responsibility for developing Konarka’s extensive IP portfolio of over 200 patents and patent applications. He led the research and development efforts needed to establish Konarka’s viability as a company when it was founded in 2001, which resulted in many patent applications, early prototypes, and a multi-million dollar round of venture capital funding.
He joined Konarka after 27 years at Polaroid, where he managed the Chemical Research Division of R&D, comprising five departments and more than 150 members of the technical staff. Dr. Gaudiana holds 46 U.S. patents and has authored or co-authored more than 55 publications. He is also the executive editor of the Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry. Dr. Gaudiana earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Seton Hall University, a M.S. in Polymer Chemistry from Wright State University, and a Ph.D. in Photochemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Also at UMASS Amherst, Dr. Gaudiana had a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering before joining Polaroid.