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Team

Dr. Amit Lal
Co-founder:
— Prof. Lal obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 1990. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley . He conducted his doctoral research at the Berkeley Sensors and Actuators Center in the area of ultrasonic MEMS. He is a professor at Cornell University, in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In addition to School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Prof. Lal is a field member of Biomedical Engineering and Applied Engineering Physics. He has served as a Program Manager at DARPA in the Microsystems Technology Office, from 2005-2009. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award, and with his students several best paper awards. He is also a recipient of the Department of Defense Exceptional Service Award, and a Best Program Manager Award for his work at DARPA.

Dr. Serhan Ardanuç
Co-founder:
—Dr. Ardanuç is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cornell University and a cofounder of Suntomics. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the use of ultrasonically actuated mirror arrays, the basic platform that led to the Solar Tiles (STILEs) used by Suntomics. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey in 2001, and his Ph.D. degree in 2010 from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. As a postdoctoral research associate in the SonicMEMS Group at Cornell University, he works on multiple microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) related projects spanning from reconfigurable ultrasonic communication on chip to microsystems for electron acceleration. Serhan is a recipient of Cornell McMullen Fellowship and a co-author of the best student paper in 2010 IEEE NEMS Conference and 2014 IEEE Ultrasonic Symposium.

Ravi Lal
Robotics, Mechanical Design, and Manufacturing Specialist:
—Mr. Lal is a senior in Ithaca High School specializing in mechanical system design and manufacturing. He is in charge of mechanical CAD, 3D-printing and machining of parts used in Mobile Concentrated Solar Platform (MCSP).

Recent News

  • December 2014
    Started setting up a test facility in Los Angeles, CA.
  • November 2014
    Demonstration of pathogen reduction in soil using MCSP prototype.