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Wole Akinyemi

Lab Manager

Combustion Systems

Specialties: diesel engine technologies, combustion, thermo-fluids research

Wole joined GE Global Research in 2007 as a senior engineer supporting the research and development of diesel engines. H... Wole joined GE Global Research in 2007 as a senior engineer supporting the research and development of diesel engines. He has been in his current role since 2011.

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Kathleen Amm

Technology Leader

Clinical Systems & Signal Processing

Specialties: MRI and medical applications of superconductivity, superconducting electric machines, high temperature superconductivity, material properties at low temperatures, permanent magnets, cryogenics

Kathleen has more than 18 years of experience in superconductivity and magnet design, and has published more than 17 pee... Kathleen has more than 18 years of experience in superconductivity and magnet design, and has published more than 17 peer-reviewed publications and 13 patents in cryogenics and superconductivity. She works with her team to deliver innovative magnetic resonance and superconducting technologies to GE businesses. Kathleen is a member of several professional societies, including IEEE. She obtained her Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from Florida State University.

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Oliver Astley

Technology Leader

Electrical Technologies & Systems

Specialties: electrical systems, energy conversion, technology leadership, innovation management

After completing a Ph.D. at McGill University, Oliver developed mixed-signal application-specific integrated circuits (A... After completing a Ph.D. at McGill University, Oliver developed mixed-signal application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and electrical systems for medical imaging machines, ran the Microsystems Lab, and then led a portfolio of over 60 research and development projects in oil and gas and industrial applications. Currently, he leads an 80-researcher team that develops technologies to convert electricity to motion and motion into electricity, and to transform and manage electricity for industrial, utility, aviation, medical and oil and gas applications.

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Stephan Biller

Chief Scientist

Manufacturing & Materials Technologies

Specialties: innovation leadership, advanced manufacturing, manufacturing systems, sustainable manufacturing, supply chain optimization, enterprise analytics

After 15 years at General Motors Research and Development, Stephan joined GE Global Research in 2012. He is responsi­bl... After 15 years at General Motors Research and Development, Stephan joined GE Global Research in 2012. He is responsi­ble for advanced manufacturing strategy and the development of GE’s Smart Manufacturing initiative to increase speed, flexibility and productivity.

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Margaret Blohm

Technology Leader

Manufacturing & Materials Technologies

Specialties: advanced technologies, nanotechnology, innovation management and incubation, technology scale-up

Margaret has held multiple technology and personnel leadership positions during her 26 years at GE Global Research. Prio... Margaret has held multiple technology and personnel leadership positions during her 26 years at GE Global Research. Prior to assuming her current role, she led GE’s Nanotechnology program. Margaret received her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Minnesota.

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Srinivas Bollapragada

Principal Scientist

Analytics

Specialties: operations research, analytics, decision support systems development

Since starting his career at GE Global Research in 1995, Srinivas has developed a number of optimization algorithms for ... Since starting his career at GE Global Research in 1995, Srinivas has developed a number of optimization algorithms for dispatching trains, selling and scheduling on-air commercials, managing contractual service agreements, planning rail yard operations, optimizing financial portfolios and scheduling airline operations. His work is in use at all major GE business and at NBC Universal, Genworth and Norfolk Southern. He is an INFORMS Fellow and the editor-in-chief of the Interfaces journal.

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Sumit Bose

Principal Scientist

Power Conversion & Delivery

Specialties: operations research, analytics, decision support systems development

Since joining GE Global Research in 1999, Sumit has led several projects on electric power and renewables. He also worke... Since joining GE Global Research in 1999, Sumit has led several projects on electric power and renewables. He also worked on the GE Wind engineering team, focusing on customer value analysis of next-generation wind turbine concepts.

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Jim Bray

Chief Scientist

Electrical Technologies & Systems

Specialties: physics, superconductivity, technology evaluation, electronic materials, applied optics, nanotechnology, photovoltaics

Jim has spent his entire career at GE Global Research, starting in 1974. He has worked in a wide variety of technical an... Jim has spent his entire career at GE Global Research, starting in 1974. He has worked in a wide variety of technical and management areas including electronics, materials, energy, nondestructive evaluation, optics and electrical machines.

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Martin Brown

Technology Leader

Diagnostics & Biomedical Technologies

Specialties: cellular biology, molecular biology, molecular diagnostics, biochemistry, bioprocessing, biotechnology, cell therapy, cell technologies, lab consumables

Martin joined GE Global Research in 2009 and now leads a research organization of 55 scientists across five technology-f... Martin joined GE Global Research in 2009 and now leads a research organization of 55 scientists across five technology-focused laboratories. He works to secure funding, build partnerships and collaborations, and ensure technical execution and strategic technology development.

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Brent Brunell

Technology Leader

Electrical Technologies & Systems

Specialties: model-based controls, real-time optimization, supervisory controls, embedded controls, communications, validation and verification, aviation controls, transient system modeling

Brent began his career at GE in 1995 and has held engineering roles of increasing responsibility, including Aviation Sys... Brent began his career at GE in 1995 and has held engineering roles of increasing responsibility, including Aviation System program leader and High Frequency Power Electronics lab manager. He now oversees controls and electronics technology across all of GE’s businesses.

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John Burczak

Chief Scientist

Advanced Technology Programs

Specialties: advanced technologies for in vivo and in vitro molecular imaging, use of diagnostic imaging to guide therapeutic procedures, growth and characterization of therapeutic cells

After holding several research and development leadership positions at GE Healthcare, John moved to GE Global Research i... After holding several research and development leadership positions at GE Healthcare, John moved to GE Global Research in 2008. He now oversees the company’s long-range research in diagnostic imaging.

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Matthew Butts

Senior Scientist

Life Sciences & Molecular Diagnostics

Specialties: coatings, nanoparticles, surface and particle functionalization, chemistry at the biology interface, superhydrophobicity, icephobicity

Matthew earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, completed a postdoc at the Los Alamos... Matthew earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, completed a postdoc at the Los Alamos National Lab and then joined GE Global Research in 1996. Most recently, he has worked on diagnostic imaging agents and drug delivery programs for GE Healthcare and icephobic coatings for GE Aviation.

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Wei Cai

General Manager, GE Global Research–Shanghai

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering-CTC

Specialties: water separation systems, industrial waste water reuse technologies, produced water treatment, high water recovery system and zero liquid discharge technology, opportunity fuels, technology management

Wei leads a multidisciplinary research team of chemists, material scientists and chemical engineers in developing new te... Wei leads a multidisciplinary research team of chemists, material scientists and chemical engineers in developing new technologies, products and services for GE. She drives the global, multigeneration product development roadmap for electrochemical separation and water reuse technologies. Wei is also a key leader of GE’s In-China-For-China programs. She joined GE Global Research in 2003 after earning a Ph.D. in analytical and material chemistry from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Peter de Bock

Mechanical Engineer

Thermal Systems

Specialties: materials (including optical, electrical and structural), nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, sustainability of materials

Peter moved from the Netherlands to work at GE Global Research in 2003. He has more than 10 years of experience developi... Peter moved from the Netherlands to work at GE Global Research in 2003. He has more than 10 years of experience developing innovative cooling solutions for a wide variety of GE products. Peter’s current focus is on development of dual cool-jet technology and avionics thermal management.

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Steven Duclos

Chief Scientist, Leader

Advanced Technology Programs

Specialties: materials (including optical, electrical and structural), nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, sustainability of materials

Steve joined GE Global Research in 1991 and has worked extensively on scintillators for medical imaging, phosphors for l... Steve joined GE Global Research in 1991 and has worked extensively on scintillators for medical imaging, phosphors for lighting, electronic materials and sustainability of materials including rare earths. He now oversees the research center’s longest-range, highest-impact research in materials development.

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Michael Durling

Lab Manager

Controls Electronics & Signal Processing

Specialties: aerospace systems, avionics, airspace operational efficiency, research program strategy, initiation and execution, verification and validations for critical systems, next-generation air traffic management

Mike joined GE Global Research in 1999 as a control systems engineer, initiated and led research programs for multiple G... Mike joined GE Global Research in 1999 as a control systems engineer, initiated and led research programs for multiple GE business units and managed teams of real-time control systems engineers. For the past 6 years, he has focused on the aerospace domain.

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Waseem Faidi

Lab Manager

Diagnostics & Biomedical Technologies

Specialties: inspection technologies, nondestructive evaluation, phased array ultrasound, process monitoring, composites inspection, computed tomography, optical dimensional metrology

After working on ultrasound for medical and therapeutic applications for several years, Waseem joined GE Global Research... After working on ultrasound for medical and therapeutic applications for several years, Waseem joined GE Global Research in 2004. He and his team develop novel inspection and process monitoring solutions for various GE high-performance parts, including aircraft engines, power-generation turbines and oil and gas equipment.

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Thomas Foo

Chief Scientist

Diagnostic Imaging & Biomedical Technologies

Specialties: magnetic resonance (MR) physics, clinical applications, cross-modality projects that address clinical needs

Tom spent 16 years in the Applied Science Lab at GE Healthcare, where he led a team developing cardiac and vascular MR a... Tom spent 16 years in the Applied Science Lab at GE Healthcare, where he led a team developing cardiac and vascular MR applications. He joined GE Global Research in 2005, leading the MR Systems Lab and serving as an MR portfolio leader. He currently helps champion external projects across multiple modalities and leads the National Institutes of Health-funded head-only MR program.

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Christine M. Furstoss

Global Technology Director

Manufacturing & Materials Technologies

Specialties: innovation management, advanced manufacturing, additive manufacturing, metallurgy and ceramics materials development and processing, technology incubation, research funding

Since 2011, Christine has led approximately 450 technologists working on critical manufacturing, materials, energy stora... Since 2011, Christine has led approximately 450 technologists working on critical manufacturing, materials, energy storage, and processing technologies aimed at providing differentiation for GE products and services. Her team is dispersed across North America, Europe and Asia. Previously, she held a variety of positions in GE’s technology organizations, including general manager of technology for GE Water. She joined GE in 1989 in the Materials and Processes Engineering Department of GE Power and Water. Christine received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Fiona Ginty

High Value Diagnostics Biology Platform Leader

Life Sciences & Molecular Diagnostics

Specialties: human biology, disease biomarkers, advanced technologies for in vitro diagnostics, multiplexing methodology for oncology applications, in vivo imaging, basic research translation, applying technology to research and clinical needs

After working for several years in nutritional science, bone imaging and biomarkers, Fiona moved to GE Global Research i... After working for several years in nutritional science, bone imaging and biomarkers, Fiona moved to GE Global Research in 2005. She has worked on and led a range of research programs, most notably on the development of a new multiplexed biomarker imaging technology (MultiOmyx™). She has also led key clinical and pharma collaborations that demonstrated the research and clinical value of technologies.

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Laura Hudy

Lab Manager

Thermal Systems

Specialties: thermal energy systems, natural gas demand creation, enhanced oil recovery systems, experimental fluid mechanics

Laura joined GE Global Research in 2006 and overseas a team developing novel energy systems for GE’s businesses. The t... Laura joined GE Global Research in 2006 and overseas a team developing novel energy systems for GE’s businesses. The team conceptualizes next-generation energy technologies and evaluates disruptive technologies, focusing on system-level conceptual design and component-level integration and interaction for power generation, power consumption, fuel processing, water treatment and emission reduction.

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Michael Idelchik

Vice President

Advanced Technology Programs

Specialties: emerging technologies, technology funding, long-range research, technology leadership, innovation management, nanotechnology, energy conversion, advanced manufacturing

After holding several engineering positions across GE beginning in 1978, Michael moved to GE Global Research in 2004. He... After holding several engineering positions across GE beginning in 1978, Michael moved to GE Global Research in 2004. He now oversees the company’s longest-range, highest-impact research endeavors.

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A. Nadeem Ishaque, Ph.D.

Global Technology Director

Diagnostics & Biomedical Technologies

Specialties: medical imaging, contrast media and molecular imaging agent development, molecular diagnostics and pathology, physiological monitoring, biomedical instrumentation and life support systems, life sciences, technology leadership, research and development funding, innovation management

Over the past 20 years, Nadeem has held a number of technology leadership positions at GE. At GE Global Research, he lea... Over the past 20 years, Nadeem has held a number of technology leadership positions at GE. At GE Global Research, he leads a team of 350 scientists shaping the future of the healthcare industry. Nadeem has 20 issued patents and more than 20 invited and conference publications. He is widely recognized as an industry leader in the medical imaging and healthcare areas. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Mark Jonkhof

Platform Leader

Aero Thermal & Mechanical Systems-Europe

Specialties: wind turbines, engineering, reliability, product development, renewable energy, technology funding, innovation management

After holding engineering positions outside GE and in the GE Wind business, Mark moved to GE Global Research in 2012. He... After holding engineering positions outside GE and in the GE Wind business, Mark moved to GE Global Research in 2012. He oversees all wind turbine technology-related research.

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Chris Keimel

Process Development Engineer

Micro & Nano Structures Technologies

Specialties: micro- and nanoscale fabrication, electronic devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), electronic material properties, device characterization, technology incubation

Chris started his career at GE Global Research in 2003 developing sensor, nanoscale electron device and MEMS technologie... Chris started his career at GE Global Research in 2003 developing sensor, nanoscale electron device and MEMS technologies. He currently leads GE’s Metal MEMS research efforts.

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Anthony Ku

Senior Engineer

Ceramics & Metallurgy

Specialties: ceramic composites, colloid science, critical materials, membranes/separation processes, water treatment, material sustainability

Since joining GE in 2003, Anthony has worked on a range of advanced materials and systems development projects focused o... Since joining GE in 2003, Anthony has worked on a range of advanced materials and systems development projects focused on energy, water and materials sustainability in support of GE’s Water, Energy, Aviation and Healthcare businesses.

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Terry K. Leib, Ph.D.

Global Technology Director

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Specialties: materials innovation, fuel chemistry and systems, environmental performance of GE manufacturing operations and products, water technologies, advanced material characterization, and chemical/biological monitoring, innovation management, research and development funding, technology leadership

Terry leads an organization of 280 scientists and engineers that has spearheaded technology innovations in composites fo... Terry leads an organization of 280 scientists and engineers that has spearheaded technology innovations in composites for engines and wind blades, membranes for desalination systems, water purification equipment, batteries, solar cells, imaging agents, emission reduction systems and advanced magnetic resonance diagnostic equipment. Terry joined GE Global Research in 1985. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University.

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Mark Little, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President

Global Research

Specialties: innovation management, technology funding, research and development leadership, industrial research, technology scale-up and commercialization, long-range research, mechanical engineering

Mark was named senior vice president and chief technology officer in October 2005. He is responsible for leading one of ... Mark was named senior vice president and chief technology officer in October 2005. He is responsible for leading one of the world’s largest and most diversified industrial research and technology organizations, where 3,000 people from virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline focus on GE’s long-range technology needs. Mark joined GE in 1978. Prior to becoming CTO, he was Vice President of GE’s Power Generation business. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Tufts and Northeastern universities, respectively, and earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he is now a Trustee. Mark is also a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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John Lizzi

Lab Manager

Computational Sciences & Architectures

Specialties: technology leadership, machine-to-machine, robotics, intelligent systems, distributed systems

Since starting as an intern at GE in 2000, John has held a number of research scientist and program management roles. He... Since starting as an intern at GE in 2000, John has held a number of research scientist and program management roles. He currently leads advanced research in his field.

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James R. Maughan, Ph.D.

Global Technology Director

Global Research-Americas

Specialties: combustion, control, wind turbine systems, fluid mechanics, high-performance computing, advanced design concepts, innovation management, technology scale-up and commercialization, new product development

James leads a global organization of more than 400 engineers who are responsible for developing GE’s next-generation t... James leads a global organization of more than 400 engineers who are responsible for developing GE’s next-generation technologies in fluid mechanics, thermal systems, combustion and mechanical systems. He has nearly 25 years’ experience in various technical capacities at GE, including working on projects aimed at low-emissions combustion for aircraft engines and gas turbines, and leading a team of engineers who improved the efficiency and reliability of Dense Pack steam turbines. James has 18 patents and numerous professional publications. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

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Glen Merfeld

Platform Leader

Manufacturing & Materials Technologies

Specialties: energy storage, batteries, materials and manufacturing, technology translation, emerging technologies

Glen is a Chemical Engineer with a B.S. degree from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at ... Glen is a Chemical Engineer with a B.S. degree from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. He joined GE Global Research in 1998 and has shaped new technology and business opportunities for GE through several management and technology leadership roles. Glen and his team played a foundational role in advancing the sodium metal halide battery technology that is now the basis for GE’s Energy Storage business.

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Danielle Merfeld, Ph.D.

Global Technology Director

Electrical Technologies & Systems

Specialties: semiconductor devices and packaging, electronics, electrical power conversion, controls and signal processing, innovation management, research and development funding, technology leadership

Danielle leads a global team of more than 500 scientists and engineers who are responsible for advanced electrical techn... Danielle leads a global team of more than 500 scientists and engineers who are responsible for advanced electrical technology development in support of GE’s businesses. Prior to her current role, Danielle was general manager of solar technologies at GE Energy. She initially joined GE Global Research in 1999 and led the Semiconductor Technology Laboratory. Danielle received her B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Northwestern University. She has authored or co-authored more than 70 papers in refereed technical journals and has given presentations at conferences and symposiums around the world.

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David Moore

Lab Manager

Engineered Materials, Chemistry & Physics

Specialties: membrane and separation technologies, membrane and paper material development, organic and polymer chemistry, biopharmaceutical processing, point-of-care in vitro diagnostics (POC IVD), onshore and offshore produced water treatment, waste water treatment and reuse

Since joining GE Global Research in 2003, Dave has worked on technologies that span the membrane and separations industr... Since joining GE Global Research in 2003, Dave has worked on technologies that span the membrane and separations industry, as an individual contributor, project leader and now a lab manager. The technologies that he and his team develop serve GE Healthcare, Power & Water and Oil & Gas businesses, and have applications ranging from point-of-care in vitro diagnostics to downstream biopharmaceutical separations, to produced and waste water treatment and reuse.

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Shridhar Nath

Technology Leader

Manufacturing & Materials Technologies

Specialties: nondestructive evaluation, composite manufacturing, automation, analysis, setting up and managing global teams

After joining GE Global Research in 1998 and serving as Lab Manager for Nondestructive Evaluation for 9 years, Shridhar ... After joining GE Global Research in 1998 and serving as Lab Manager for Nondestructive Evaluation for 9 years, Shridhar currently oversees the development of next-generation products including fan blades and fan containment cases for GE Aviation, flexible riser pipes for GE Oil & Gas, wind turbine blades and more.

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Kathleen O'Brien

Research Portfolio Leader, GE Digital Energy

Electrical Technologies & Systems

Specialties: grid technologies, grid integration of renewables, sustainable energy technologies for the power grid, the interaction of power electronics and the power grid

Kathleen has been at GE Global Research since 2005. She now manages project portfolios for several GE businesses and wor... Kathleen has been at GE Global Research since 2005. She now manages project portfolios for several GE businesses and works with those businesses on technology strategy. Previously, she was the manager of the Electric Power Systems Lab and led several large projects in the area of solar grid integration.

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Robert Perry

Senior Chemist

Fuels & Emissions

Specialties: organic and organometallic chemistry, polymer synthesis, silicone chemistry, CO2 capture, project management

After working at Kodak for 10 years, Bob moved to the GE Silicones business in 1995 and from there to GE Global Research... After working at Kodak for 10 years, Bob moved to the GE Silicones business in 1995 and from there to GE Global Research in 2004. He now leads programs focused on CO2 capture and utilization.

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Teresa Grocela Rocha

Technology Leader

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Specialties: chemical systems, process engineering, CO2 capture, fuel, aftertreatment, environmental technology, technology leadership

After receiving her Ph.D. in chemical engineering, Terri held engineering design and development positions at GE Silicon... After receiving her Ph.D. in chemical engineering, Terri held engineering design and development positions at GE Silicones and became a master black belt in manufacturing productivity. She moved to Global Research in 1999, where she has held several technology leadership positions and currently oversees chemical and environmental systems in the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering domain.

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William Ruh

Vice President, Global Software Center

Software Sciences & Analytics

Specialties: Industrial Internet, emerging business models, cloud computing, analytics, mobile computing, agile development, large-scale distributed systems, machine-to-machine communications

Bill sets and leads software services and solutions portfolio strategy, development and operations across all of GE. His... Bill sets and leads software services and solutions portfolio strategy, development and operations across all of GE. His team develops software to power the Industrial Internet, a living network of intelligent machines and systems designed to advance industry and improve lives. These systems and solutions put data to work for GE’s customers, giving businesses intelligent insight to make more sustainable and safe products. Bill has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise application integration and object-oriented technology. Previously, he was vice president at Cisco, where he held global responsibility for developing advanced services and solutions. Bill earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from California State University, Fullerton).

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Seyed Saddoughi

Principal Engineer

Aero Systems

Specialties: aerodynamics, turbulence, experimental methods, active flow control and actuators (synthetic jets, pulse detonation and plasma actuators)

Seyed joined GE Global Research in 1997. He has conducted experimental research in wind turbines, gas-turbine diffusers,... Seyed joined GE Global Research in 1997. He has conducted experimental research in wind turbines, gas-turbine diffusers, engine inlet and exhaust, and supersonic flows. He is credited with establishing the center’s advanced flow-control and actuator-development lab.

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Joseph Salvo

Director

Computational Sciences & Architectures

Specialties: Industrial Internet, Internet of Things, complex systems, cognitive computing architectures, associative memory, crowdsourcing, collaboration platforms, asset management, supply chain, global pervasive communication networks, radio-frequency identification (RFID), genetic engineering, entrepreneurship

Joe came to GE Global Research in 1986 as a postdoctoral fellow for Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever. He then joined GE in 19... Joe came to GE Global Research in 1986 as a postdoctoral fellow for Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever. He then joined GE in 1988 and launched a series of new business startups within GE based on the Internet of Things philosophy. Joe has recently focused his efforts on helping to build the Industrial Internet into an innovation platform that will lead to the next Industrial Revolution. He holds an A.B. degree in biochemistry from Harvard and a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale.

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Prabhjot Singh

Lab Manager

Manufacturing Technologies

Specialties: computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), additive manufacturing process development

Prabhjot joined GE Global Research in 2004 after completing his graduate studies at the University of Michigan. At GE, h... Prabhjot joined GE Global Research in 2004 after completing his graduate studies at the University of Michigan. At GE, he has worked on creating manufacturing process development and inspection methodologies. Since 2011, he has focused on developing and industrializing metals, ceramics and polymer additive manufacturing processes.

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Alok Srivastava

Principal Scientist

Energy Storage & Conversion Materials Technologies

Specialties: optical materials, luminescence, rare earths, transition metal ions, phosphors, scintillators, fluorescent and light-emitting-diode lighting technologies

Alok joined GE Global Research in 1989. He conducts research in optical materials for several GE businesses. His researc... Alok joined GE Global Research in 1989. He conducts research in optical materials for several GE businesses. His research describes the relationship between the synthesis, crystal structure and optical properties of rare earth and transition metal ions in solids. He has been awarded more than 100 U.S. patents.

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Joseph Suriano

Technology Leader, Engineered Materials

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Specialties: engineered materials, organic/polymer coatings, membrane materials and manufacturing processes, synthetic chemistry, composite and dielectric materials, pilot scale manufacturing

After joining GE in 1998 and initially inventing novel engineering thermoplastics, Joe transitioned to creating the Memb... After joining GE in 1998 and initially inventing novel engineering thermoplastics, Joe transitioned to creating the Membrane & Separations Technology Lab. In 2011, he became a technology leader. Now, he oversees a team developing water chemical and treatment technologies, ceramic fibers, high performance insulation for a wide variety of aviation, oil and gas, and power applications, and biopharmaceuticals and cell therapy separation tools.

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Charles (Burt) Theurer

Senior Researcher

Computational Sciences & Architectures

Specialties: electromechanical systems design, telematics, embedded systems, signal processing, project management, machine-to-machine, robotics systems design, energy harvesting

After receiving his Ph.D. in electromechanical systems, Burt joined GE’s Global Research team in 2004. He works creati... After receiving his Ph.D. in electromechanical systems, Burt joined GE’s Global Research team in 2004. He works creating and connecting intelligent systems to the Internet of Things.

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Loucas Tsakalakos

Lab Manager

Micro & Nano Structures Technologies

Specialties: engineering management, technology leadership, thin films and nanotechnology, sensor systems, solar energy, materials science, photonics

Loucas moved to GE Global Research in 2000 after completing his graduate studies at the University of California, Berkel... Loucas moved to GE Global Research in 2000 after completing his graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He has experience leading programs in advanced sensing, photovoltaics, M/NEMS and nanotechnology. He works with a team to develop advanced photonics technologies for GE applications, and he leads technology roadmapping activities for photonics within GE Global Research.

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Todd Wetzel

Technology Leader

Aero Thermal & Mechanical Systems

Specialties: heat transfer, fluid dynamics, gas turbines, advanced diagnostics, electronics cooling, energy systems

Todd joined the Heat Transfer team at GE Global Research in 1997. Todd currently leads thermal researchers across the gl... Todd joined the Heat Transfer team at GE Global Research in 1997. Todd currently leads thermal researchers across the globe in inventing new cooling and measurement technologies for jet engines, power plants, oil and gas equipment, and all sizes of electronics.

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