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AMDI | Autonomous Medical devices Incorporated

Dr. Marc Madou

Marc Madou is the Entrepreneur in Residence, Prior to joining AMDI, Marc was a Distinguished and Chancellor's Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MEA) at UCI. Prior to that, Dr. Madou was Vice President of Advanced Technology at Nanogen in San Diego. He specializes in the application of miniaturization technology to chemical and biological problems (BIO-MEMS). He is the author of several books in this burgeoning field he helped pioneer both in Academia and in Industry. He founded several micromachining companies and has been on the board of many more.

Dr. Madou, today, works with research teams in India (IIT Kharagpur), Mexico (Tec de Monterrey), Malaysia (UM) and Germany (KIT). In the recent past he also worked on large projects with teams in South-Korea and Canada.

Many of his colleagues became well know in their own right in academia and through successful MEMS start-ups. Madou was the founder of the SRI International's Microsensor Department, founder and President of Teknekron Sensor Development Corporation (TSDC), Visiting Miller Professor at UC Berkeley and Endowed Chair at the Ohio State University (Professor in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering). The third edition of “Fundamentals of Microfabrication,” an introduction to MEMS and NEMS, which has become known as the “bible” of micromachining.

Dr. Madou has an h-index of 84 (as of March 8, 2022) and he is considered the pioneer of two research fields that are now being pursued worldwide i.e. Carbon Micro- and Nanofabrication (C-MEMS and C-NEMS) and Compact Disc Fluidics (CD-Fluidics) for Molecular Diagnostics. These two technologies have resulted in at least 10 start-up companies worldwide. From those founded by Dr. Madou, Enevate, a lithium ion battery company in Irvine, CA) is the largest and best known.

Dr. Marc Madou

Dr. Marc Madou
Entrepreneur in Residence

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