Isar Mostafanezhad received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2010. As a postdoctoral fellow at the department of Physics of the University of Hawai‘i, Isar worked on developing state of the art instruments for particle physics experiments. Most notably he was the technical lead one of the sub-detectors for the Belle II experiment upgrade (funded by DOE) in Japan.
Isar started Nalu Scientific to commercialize and bring to market high performance electronics related to particle physics applications. Under his leadership, Nalu has raised over $3.3M in funding commitments from a variety of sources and is expanding its technical and business teams.
Prior to Nalu Scientific, Isar was a co-founder for several technology startups in Honolulu which were able to raise capital from private investors. In addition, he serves as a coach for the UH Business Plan Competition run by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the Shidler College of Business. Isar serves as the Associate Editor for the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL) and is also heavily involved with the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
At the end of the talk, the audience will have time to ask questions and meet Isar during a networking reception.