Michael Joseph Burns

(If you would like the most up-to-date version of my CV, please email me.)

 

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EDUCATION

 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Physics – Harvard University (under Prof. Robert Westervelt)

Post-Doc – Physics – University of Pennsylvania (under Prof. Paul Chaikin)

Ph.D. in Physics, University of California, Los Angeles (under Prof. Paul Chaikin)

M.S. in Physics, University of California, Los Angeles

B.S in Physics, University of California, Los Angeles

 

BACKGROUND

 

Extensive experience in academia and startups in a variety of roles. I've been involved in over 5 startups with 3 successful exits (1 IPO, 2 acquisitions, scientific advisor to a pre-IPO startup).

 

Key Features:

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Past 10 years)

 

BOSTON COLLEGE, http://www.bc.edu/

Chestnut Hill, MA                                                                              2010 - present

Senior Research Associate, Department of Physics

SOLASTA, INC., http://www.linkedin.com/company/solasta

Newton, MA                                                                                             2009 - 2010

Director of Research & Development (Direct report to CEO)

Solasta was a Solar Cell Company VC Funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Sold in 2010 with all assets moved to China.

 

LILLIPUTIAN SYSTEMS, https://www.linkedin.com/company/lilliputian-systems

Wilmington, MA                                                                         2006-2009

Manager of Electrochemistry Process Development

Lilliputian Systems was a microfluidic micromachine Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) company VC Funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Atlas Ventures, Fairhaven Capital Partners and other VC firms. Lilliputian ceased operations in summer of 2014.

Prior employment history available upon request

 

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS

 

2009-2010 - Visiting Scholar, Department of Physics, Boston College (while Director of R&D at Solasta)

1999 - NASA Certificate of Recognition for Technical Innovation

1997 - JPL Award for Technical Excellence (Hot Electron Bolometer Team , "Significant achievement and innovation in developing and successfully testing breakthrough technology in remote sensing")

1996 - NASA Certificate of Recognition for Technical Innovation

1993 - R&D 100 Award for Mr. SQUID™ (Project Leader)

1978 - Hughes Aircraft Company Master’s Fellowship

Life Member, American Physical Society

Memberships: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and

Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Materials Research Society (MRS), The Optical Society (OSA)

 

CITIZENSHIP

 

U.S.

 

CONSULTING

 

Consultant for companies such as:

My consulting has also occasionally involved software development or modeling. I have experience writing code in LabView, Visual C, Basic (.NET, Visual, Power & Quick), Matlab, PHP, Perl, Fortran, PL-1, and Javascript. Modeling primarily in CST, COMSOL & MEEP.
 

PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, PUBLICATIONS AND REFERENCES

 

REFERENCES

 

Available upon request

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Over 150 published scientific articles and conference contributions, and review articles in physics, biology, biotechnology, thin-film technology, and sensor technology.

 

Publication list available upon request or can be viewed at https://www2.bc.edu/michael-burns-3/MJBPublications.html

 

PATENTS and COPYRIGHTS

 

7 patents granted in optics, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), integrated circuit architecture/thin film technology and bio- instrumentation, and 1 more pending in solar technology.

 

12 registered software copyrights.

 

Patent and software copyright list available upon request or can be viewed at https://www2.bc.edu/michael-burns-3/MichaelBurnsPatents.html