Bruce Willner

Bruce Willner

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Bruce Willner has over 20 years experience in technical and management roles developing nanotechnology and semiconductor materials and devices.   Previously, Bruce Willner was co-founder and Chief Science Officer for Graphene Frontiers, a nanotechnology-based biosensor startup.  Before Graphene Frontiers, he held positions at Structured Materials Industries, Sarnoff Corporation, and elsewhere.  Designing, building, and using many optoelectronics characterization instruments was at the heart of much of this work.  He received B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and a M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Bruce is the author of two patents, a member of IEEE, and has served on a National Academies Panel.   In his spare time he co-founded and produced the Philadelphia Maker Faire in 2018 and 2019.  He has long had a fondness for "making" and tinkering projects involving el-wire, circuits, Arduino, and 3D printing.
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