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Dr. A. Sunder Ram Joins EoPlex Technologies as Director of Research and Development

Published on 2008-11-26. Author : SpecialChem

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- EoPlex Technologies, the company that produces ceramic, metallic and polymeric components by a new low cost print-forming technology, announced that Dr. A. Sunder Ram has joined the company as Director of Research and Development. Among his initial responsibilities, he will be charged with management of the entire EoPlex organic and inorganic materials group.

"We are pleased to welcome a team member with the stature of Sunder Ram," stated Arthur Chait, President and CEO of EoPlex. "Dr. Ram is well suited to contribute to our revolutionary print deposition technique in building monolithic miniature structures with multiple materials and high complexity."

Dr. Ram joins EoPlex with 25 years of multidisciplinary experience in advanced polymers, as well as inorganic and hybrid materials, for a diverse portfolio of technologies in research and development. He has a broad knowledge of chemistry and wide applications of engineering plastics, optical polymers, adhesives, laminations, dyes and pigments, inks, sol-gels, coupling agents, emulsions and metal chemistry. His extensive hands-on experience includes working with radiation curable polymers and refractory fillers, complex formulations, process development and commercialization.

In his professional career, Dr. Ram has held senior technical and management positions at InSound Medical, Sola International, FlexIcs and Xidex Magnetics. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Dr. Ram pursued postdoctoral research in Colloids and Surface Science for more than three years at the University of Florida. Dr. Ram has 18 US patents and has published several papers in research journals. His publications also include technical books, where he served as author and editorial assistant. He has been invited to chair technical sessions and has presented four of his papers at various international conferences. Dr. Ram brings considerable experience in managing scientists, engineers and technicians and he has a demonstrated ability to deliver new products from concept to commercialization.

"As it happens, we have a proven synergy with Dr. Ram," continued Chait. "He was a technical consultant to EoPlex in 2002 and 2003 when he identified and developed small three-dimensional structures and assisted us in formulating novel UV curable compositions to print multi-layers with good stability and selective solubility. EoPlex is now poised for rapid growth, as our products are entering the qualification stage with customers in several industries. Dr. Ram joins us at the perfect time to lead and continue to build our outstanding materials team as we meet customer requirements for increasingly complex, multi-material components."

About EoPlex Technologies, Inc.

EoPlex Technologies, Inc. produces components using innovative deposition techniques based on custom printing equipment and proprietary "inks" that carry ceramic, metallic or polymer materials to millions of locations. This allows the manufacture of components with integrated chambers, channels, sensors, circuits, reactors, energy scavengers and other features. Many parts are created simultaneously in large panels and the only tooling required is low-cost printing masks. As a result, there is great flexibility to change designs quickly, allowing fast time to market and even modifications during full production runs. The company is currently using this technology to develop products in markets that include: energy harvesters to replace batteries, micropumps, fuel cell parts, RF devices, thermal devices and fluidic components. EoPlex is a privately held company based in Redwood City, CA and is backed by ATA Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Labrador Ventures, and Draper-Richards.

Source: EoPlex Technologies, Inc

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