The MANCEF Board
Dr. Todd Christenson is CTO and Chairman Emeritus of HT MicroAnalytical, Inc. a company he co-founded to design and mass produce microdevices fabricated primarily with metal materials. He has been working in the semiconductor and MEMS areas for 35 years and serves as MANCEF’s president since January 2019.
Dr. Volker Saile is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He served as Conference Director of COMS 2005 in Baden-Baden and as a member of the MANCEF GAC since 2006, Volker Saile served as MANCEF President from January 2012 to January 2019.
Vice President Americas
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates, a Naples Florida-based strategic marketing consulting firm, which he founded in 1982. His background includes over 40 years in high frequency analog circuit design engineering, application engineering, project management, product marketing and technology consulting. His clients include the international “Who’s Who” of corporations, federal laboratories and government agencies. He is one of the founding members of MANCEF. He has been a past president of MANCEF and is currently its US VP.
Vice President of Europe
David Tolfree, a professional physicist and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Physics has forty years’ research and experience working for the UK’s Atomic Energy Authority and Research Councils. He was the co-founder of Technopreneur Ltd, a company for the commercial exploitation of emergent technologies and a consultant for micro-nanotechnologies to UK Government, and one of the founders of MANCEF and the UK Institute of Nanotechnology.
Dr. Robert O. Warrington, Former Dean of the College of Engineering at Michigan Technological University is currently a research professor at Michigan Tech and active in ASME, SME, AAAS, and ABET. He was founder of the Institute for Micromanufacturing and organized the first COMS Conference in 1994 and was one of the first presidents of MANCEF along with Steve Walsh.
Dr. Douglas Sparks
VP for Asia
Doug Sparks has worked with consumer MEMS & foundry services as the CTO at Hanking Electronics and automotive ICs and sensors at Delphi. He is the president of M2N Technologies LLC and was the founder and president of NanoGetter which specialized in ultra-high vacuum MEMS packaging. Doug holds a Ph.D. in materials engineering from Purdue University.
CTO and VP of Cagent Vascular
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DunAn Sensing, has over 30 plus years of engineering, operations, and business development experience in the MEMS sensors and semiconductor industry. His goal and vision are to bring together both of his MEMS & semiconductor expertise to deliver the MEMS packaging technology roadmap to Lower Cost!
Andrew “Andy” Oliver MBA PhD is a MEMS Program Director at TDK Invensense in San Jose. He has more than 25 years of experience in MEMS including work at universities, national laboratories, small companies, startups, and large companies.
Members of the MANCEF Advisory Panel
Founding Past President
Prof Steven Walsh is the Alfred Black Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Co-Director of the Technology Management Center at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management, and an internationally renowned academic and businessman.
Past President 2006-2012
A highly enterprising multifaceted executive with over 30 years of experience in delivering research outcomes into successful commercial ventures. His roles have included Director of Australia’s CSIRO Future Manufacturing Flagship, CEO of the CRC for microTechnology, and Chairman of STC Australia.
Dr. Kees Eijkel
Director Business Development for QuTech, a leading institute in Quantum Technology. QuTech builds scalable prototypes of Quantum Internet and Quantum Computing and commercializes the technology. In the past decades, he was president of MANCEF, director of the MESA+Institute for Nanotechnology, and CEO of Kennispark, the commercialization shell around the University of Twente.
Dr. Robert Mehalso is internationally recognized for his pioneering and innovative approaches to the commercialization of micro/nano/bio systems including the funding and building of companies and infrastructures, integrating the development of manufacturing approaches, and delivering products to the marketplace.