Dr Shiv Chiruvolu, CTO
NanoGram Corp, United States
Apr 14, 2010.
Speaker Biography (Shiv Chiruvolu)
Dr. Chiruvolu is Sr. Vice President at NanoGram Corporation, now subsidiary of Teijin Japan. He has more than 17 years of experience in technology/product development in printed electronics, silicon photovoltaics, nanomaterials and nanotechnology. Dr. Chiruvolu has helped NanoGram raise over $100 million in venture funding, and execute its successful exit with Teijin. Dr. Chiruvolu has Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of California Santa Barbara. Prior to NanoGram, Dr. Chiruvolu was Senior Process Engineer at Applied Materials. Dr. Chiruvolu co-invented, and led the development of LRDTM technology at NeoPhotonics Corporation, NanoGram's spin-out. He is inventor/coinventor of over 20 patents or applications.
Company Profile (NanoGram Corp)
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NanoGram has incubated and spun out two successful companies in NeoPhotonics and NanoGram Devices and is now a fully owned subsidiary of Teijin Japan. NanoGram is well-known as a pioneer in nanotechnology and nanomaterials. Teijin provides solutions in the areas of materials and health care in Asia, the United States, and Europe. The company offers polyester fibers, polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) fibers, Para-aramid fibers, Meta-aramid fibers, artificial leather, and carbon fibers, as well as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) films, PEN films, processed films, polycarbonate resins, PET resins, and PEN resins. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Teijin, NanoGram will pursue its interest in expanding into the development of silicon-based nanoparticles, working closely with the Teijin Group's Integrative Technology Research Institute. For Teijin, the capital tie-up also will facilitate the Teijin Group's penetration into the market for flexible devices developed with silicon-on-plastic technologies that are integrated with Teijin Group materials such as polycarbonate resin, polyester resin and bioplastics